Dr. Gourmet Newsletter: January 28, 2008

Chef Tim Says....

Timothy S. Harlan, M.D.There are two basic varieties of clams – Hard Shell Clams and Soft Shell. There are several sub-varieties based primarily on where they grow as well as on the size of the clam (clams are measured by the diameter of their shell).

The neck is the siphon through which clams collect nutrients and soft shell clams have a longer neck than their hard shell cousins. Because of this, the shell of soft shell clams can’t close completely. Soft shell clams found in the Atlantic include the ubiquitous steamer. Clams

Featured Recipe

Spicy Fish Soup | Low Sodium Version
Soup Soup is the best cure for the winter blues and this spicy fish soup will really heat things up. If you don't like it spicy, leave out the chili and the soup is still great. Combine all that's good of soup with all that's wonderful about eating fish and you have the perfect meal. This soup is easy and quick to make. The potatoes thicken the broth and the fish flavor combines with the veggies for a great soup.

This recipe is safe for Coumadin® (warfarin) users and those who are lactose intolerant, but those with GERD / Acid Reflux will likely find it too spicy.

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The Comfort Food Diet is not designed for those with food allergies or special dietary needs, such as those taking Coumadin ® (warfarin), on low-sodium diets, or those who are lactose intolerant. If you have one of those special needs, you'll still want to use the original My eatTHISdiet.

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NOLA Firefighters Calendar

Help support the New Orleans Firefighters by purchasing a New Orleans Firefighters Look Hot 2008 Calendar. 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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