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Chef Tim Says....

Making Great, Healthy Food
Easier Than Ever

I want you to know how much I appreciate all of your support in making Dr. Gourmet so successful. Over the last few years we have worked hard at creating a website to help you eat better. All along I have wanted to make sure that everything we do is based on reliable, sound research.

At the same time I’ve wanted to create recipes that you can use and that are able to satisfy a wide variety of tastes. You can find simple comfort food recipes and dishes that might help you expand your culinary horizons as well as more complicated “gourmet” meals. I get so much positive feedback from you along with great ideas and suggestions.

One area that we get the most positive comments on is the recipes that are a little easier to cook and take less time. As a physician I hear from my patients each and every day how busy they are and how much they want to make eating healthy a part of their lives, but that time is such a factor.

This week I will begin adding a series of what I call Pantry Meals™ to the Dr. Gourmet website. These are meals that you can make from items that you keep on hand in your cupboard, fridge or freezer. They are designed to be easier to make, take less time and always be available to you. These recipes will be available in the eatTHISdiet meal planning software so that you can plan these simple, delicious meals into your life.

After we’ve posted a good number of the Pantry Meals recipes to the website, I’ll make sure that there’s a section detaling recommended ingredients that you can have on hand just for these quick and easy recipes.

We are also going to begin including convenience meals, such as those from Lean Cuisine, Kashi and Weight Watchers, in the eatTHISdiet program. As you know, I am not a fan of frozen or other processed meals, but I do understand that the pressures of day to day life make it important to many of you to have these available. We’ve been reviewing these meals for years now and our top picks will be available to you for your meal plans in the coming months.

For those of you who are learning to cook and changing your diet, the inclusion of Pantry Meals and convenience foods will provide an easy and much less expensive alternative to such programs as Jenny Craig and Nutrisystem.

Thanks again for all of your support and encouragement, and we’ll keep working to make it easier and easier for you to eat well, eat healthy and enjoy life!

Dr. Gourmet
June 2, 2008