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Dr. Gourmet Newsletter:
May 22, 2006

Last chance to support our team in the Tour de Cure!

Support the Tour de CureTeam Dr. Gourmet will will ride 100 miles on June 4th in the American Diabetes Association's Tour de Cure fund-raising event.

Please support the ADA with a donation. Even a commitment of 2 cents a mile from you -- that's only two dollars -- will help set the pace in the fight against diabetes. Sponsor Team Dr. Gourmet

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!

Featured Ingredient:
Low-Sodium Ketchup

By using any low-sodium product, you have control over the final sodium content in a recipe. With low-sodium ketchup, this is especially true because a tablespoon of regular ketchup has about 175 mg of sodium while the low-sodium version only about 5mg per tablespoon.

1 Tbsp. low-sodium catsup = 16 calories, 0g fat, 0g sat fat, 0g mono fat, 0g protein, 4g carbohydrates, 3mg sodium, 0mg cholesterol

There is 1.7 micrograms (mcg) of Vitamin K in 1/4 cup of Low-sodium Ketchup, making it a Coumadin® (warfarin) safe ingredient.

Isis and Minerva

Isis Says: In my class at school we are studying Ancient Egypt. We all have to write end of the year reports on a topic of our choice that has to do with Ancient Egypt, and make presentations on our topic. Since I love food so much I decided to do Food in Ancient Egypt for my topic. I think that my report is interesting and I hope you enjoy it! Food in Ancient Egypt

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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