Dr. Gourmet Newsletter

July 2, 2007

Chef Tim Says...

Timothy S. Harlan, M.D.This is the last column in a series I have been writing about healthy choices for you to make at the grocery store. So far I have discussed different ideas for proteins like meat, poultry and fish and a couple of weeks ago discussed items for your pantry.

The idea is that if you slowly purchase the basic items you will always have healthy ingredients to make a meal -- one that’s quick and easy or even much more complex. This week is a very simple list of the items that you should begin stocking in your refrigerator. This is far from what might be a complete list but a starting place for those foods that will let you always have something healthy in the house to start (or complete) a meal or have a healthy snack. In Your Pantry: Refrigerator Items

Featured Recipe

Grilled Red Snapper with Garlic Tartar Sauce
Red snapper is such a great meal. This is a very lean fish that takes almost no time to cook and has a clean, fresh flavor. I do love simple grilled fresh fish with a bit of salt and pepper and lemon or lime but the Garlic Tartar Sauce gives this a twist that really complements the taste of the fish.

Ask Dr. Gourmet

What is the cholesterol content of goat cheese?

Dr. Gourmet Says....

An ounce of semisoft goat cheese has 22 milligrams (mg) of cholesterol.

There is an easy way to find out about the nutrition content of any food. Cholesterol and Goat Cheese

Featured Ingredient: Capers

CapersThese are the flower bud of a bush from the family Capparidaceae. Cultivated in the hot climates of the Mediterranean and Asia, the immature flowers are picked and then pickled in vinegar brine. They are bland when raw but pickled capers are pungent with a sharp piquant flavor.

Did You Know?

Dr. Harlan will be appearing in CNN's "In the Money" on Saturday and Sunday, July 7 and 8.

Tune in to hear him talk about Eating Healther at Fast Food Restaurants!

Hand on Heart

Hand on Heart

Dr. Harlan's latest cookbook, Hand on Heart, includes several of the recipes from drgourmet.com, plus a few that were developed specifically for the book, like Banoffee Pie! More on what's inside.

Cooking to Reduce the Burn

Cooking to Reduce the Burn

Cooking to Reduce the Burn was created specifically for those suffering from GERD (Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease). With Tummy Tips and easy recipes to help you eat well and eat healthy without painful acid reflux. Download it for FREE!

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