Dr. Gourmet Newsletter: October 29, 2007

Chef Tim Says....

Timothy S. Harlan, M.D.I love lentils. They’re so delicious and so good for you. There are zillions of ways to use them -- in soups, salads, by themselves, with rice in pilaf....

Lentils are legumes, like peas, garbanzos and peanuts. They are mostly carbohydrate and protein with not very much fat. They have tons of fiber with a half cup of cooked lentils coming in at around 8 grams.

They’ve been around for millennia and are found in the Bible as well as in Egyptian tombs. Lentils

Featured Recipe

Lentil Soup
Red LentilsThis is the perfect soup for autumn. Pair this with a simple side salad and you have the best fall meal going. I look for ham that�s as low in sodium as I can find. The Healthy Choice is a pretty good pick but there are a lot of sliced hams on the market that are minimally processed with no nitrates and are much lower in sodium.

This recipe is safe for Coumadin® (warfarin) users and is lactose-free. However, the onion is likely to induce symptoms in those with GERD / Acid Reflux, and it is not a low-sodium recipe.

What About Gout?

This was a recent question by a visitor to the site in response to a column about how great legumes are for you. The issue is that legumes can provoke a flare-up of painful arthritis in those who suffer with gout. This is the consequence of higher amounts of purine molecules found in beans, peas and peanuts. What About Gout?

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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.

Cooking to Reduce the Burn

Cooking to Reduce the Burn

Cooking to Reduce the Burn was created specifically for those suffering from GERD (Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease). With Tummy Tips and easy recipes to help you eat well and eat healthy without painful acid reflux. Download it for FREE!

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