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Dr. Gourmet Newsletter:
November 20, 2006

Chef Tim Says...

I adore wild rice. It has a great nutty flavor that's different from almost any other grain. It's terrific because it adds so much variety to your recipes and works so well with almost any other ingredient. You can serve it by itself or with conventional rice, lentils or corn. It makes great salads and is wonderful in soup.

There are a number of types of wild rice on the market and it's a good idea to look carefully at the package to know what you're getting. Like conventional rice, wild rice comes in a variety of lengths including long, medium and short grain. Wild Rice

Featured Recipe: Roasted Turkey, Wild Rice and Cranberry Salad

While this is perfect for that leftover holiday turkey, this is a fantastic recipe that you can use almost any meat with. Try leftover roasted chicken breast, flank steak or pork tenderloin. Even though it's a chilled salad, it is a great part of a cold weather meal because of the hearty ingredients. Roasted Turkey, Wild Rice and Cranberry Salad

Ask Dr. Gourmet...

Could you please tell me how important cellular salt is to our system and how can we tell if we have a cell salt deficiency? Can we actually tell by a facial diagnosis?

Dr. Gourmet Says...

Sodium is extremely important to the operation of the human body and having a low serum sodium is a very dangerous condition. This is known as hyponatremia (hypo = low, natr = salt, emia = blood). It is difficult to have a low blood sodium level as most diets are very high in salt and sodium comes from multiple ingredients. Most often hyponatremia is the result of too much water and not one of having too little salt. Cellular Salt

Featured Ingredient

Shallots are a member of the onion family and have a shape like onions but grow segmented in cloves similar to garlic (but are not as harsh as garlic). They have a thin coppery skin with purple white flesh has a subtle onion flavor. Shallots

Cooking to Reduce the Burn

Cooking to Reduce the Burn

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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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