Dr. Gourmet Newsletter:
May 22, 2006
Last chance to support our team in the Tour de Cure!
Team Dr. Gourmet will will ride 100 miles on June 4th in the American Diabetes Association's Tour de Cure fund-raising event.
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Dr. Tim Says...
I recently received an Ask Dr. Gourmet question about my thoughts on the Mediterranean Diet. As I answered the question I realized that a lot of people may not know exactly what this is.
The Mediterranean Diet is the name that has evolved to symbolize the healthy foods eaten by those whose countries surround the Mediterranean Sea. Their diets are higher in vegetables, legumes, fruits, nuts and whole grain cereals. The main fat used is olive oil and there is less emphasis on highly saturated fats. Protein from animal sources is mostly fish with some dairy although much of the dairy is in the form cultured products like cheeses and yogurt. There is a lower intake of poultry and red meat and a moderate consumption of wine (mostly with meals). The Mediterranean Diet
Featured Recipe: Shrimp Cocktail
This is the perfect summer meal. The shrimp can be steamed in advance, the cocktail sauce and salad dressing made and the corn wrapped for roasting. As soon as the corn is finished everything else is easy to serve up and so good for you.
Shrimp Cocktail & Cocktail Sauce with Roasted Corn on the Cob. Enjoy!