Dr. Gourmet Newsletter: October 29, 2007

Dr. Tim Says....

Timothy S. Harlan, M.D.We have been reviewing a lot of snack foods on the Dr. Gourmet website lately. This is because I realize that folks do eat snack foods. Like my reviews of frozen dinners and fast food recommendations, I talk with my patients about trying to eat the freshest food possible, but I also want you to know what the best alternative is. We’ll continue with searching out snacks for a few more weeks.

It was interesting, though, because I was giving a talk the other day at a medical school and one of the questions I had was about snacking. It was similar to many Ask Dr. Gourmet questions I have received lately such as this one:

"I find the hardest time to stick to healthy eating is when I get home from work. I'm tired, hungry, and I won't have dinner ready for at least 30-40 minutes. What are your recommendations for healthy snacks at that time of the day? It's too easy to fill up on chips and salsa!"

When I was asked the question at the lecture I didn’t hesitate in my reply.... A Nutty Thing....

Featured Recipe

Spiced Pork Tenderloin
This is a fantastic fall meal. The spices combine well with the onions and the savory pork while there's a slight sweet and tart flavor from the molasses and lemon juice. It's so quick and easy to make -- no more than 45 minutes and less of that as prep time.

This recipe is not safe for Coumadin® (warfarin) users and is likely too spicy for those with GERD / Acid Reflux. It is, however, lactose-free and low in sodium.

Ask Dr. Gourmet

Are there any documented problems with people drinking the supplement "Mona Vie" [acai juice] while on Coumadin®?

Dr. Gourmet Says....

AppleThere are not any significant studies that would lead one to believe that this is anything more than expensive juice. There is no information on interaction with Coumadin (warfarin) that I am aware of.

Stick to healthy, fresh fruit. Cheaper, more satisfying and proven to be good for you.

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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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