Dr. Gourmet Newsletter: December 10, 2007

Chef Tim Says....

Timothy S. Harlan, M.D.I love the holidays. I like giving gifts and try to find the right present for the right person each year. This doesn't have to be expensive and in the last few weeks I have written about some of my favorite kitchen gifts (especially for making pizza!).

It's getting close to the time we should all be about done, but there's always that stocking stuffer or party gift that you need to pick up. Here are some of my favorite little gadgets for you to put on your shopping list. Holiday Gift Guide, Part Three

Featured Recipe

Chicken Saltimbocca
Back in the Seventies recipes like this were really popular -- almost every restaurant served Chicken Kiev or Saltimbocca. I like Saltimbocca because it's so easy to make and hits all the right spots. "Saltimbocca" is Italian for "leaps into the mouth." It's a great description -- the recipe is sweet, salty and savory all at once.

This recipe is low in sodium and is safe for Coumadin® (warfarin) users and those with GERD / Acid Reflux, but it is not lactose free.

Chiffonade

In French this means "made of rags," so slicing a food into very thin strips is known as a chiffonade. Lining up the leaves of spinach and slicing across yielding long thin strips is a chiffonade. This is also done with herbs, such as basil or mint, by stacking the leaves, rolling them up in a tube and cutting across the roll into ribbons.

Try My eatTHISdiet!

My eatTHISdiet is Dr. Gourmet's newest version of his popular diet plan. This free and easy to use meal planner can help you create two-week meal plans for your entire family. It'll even make use of the leftovers!

Use it to lose weight or just eat healthier with Dr. Gourmet's delicious and healthy recipes. On Coumadin®? Lactose intolerant? Have GERD / acid reflux? My eatTHISdiet will create a plan for you, too! Get started on My eatTHISdiet.

Support the New Orleans Firefighters

NOLA Firefighters Calendar

The New Orleans Firefighters Look Hot 2008 Calendar makes a great gift! For only $20.00 you'll be helping to buy new station house uniforms for the firefighters of New Orleans, most of whom lost everything in Hurricane Katrina.

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.

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