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Dr. Gourmet Newsletter: January 7, 2008

Chef Tim Says....

Timothy S. Harlan, M.D.I get a lot of questions when I use butter in recipes. One of my friends wrote me with the claim that I use more butter since I have moved to New Orleans (not so). Others write in and want to know if it can really be used in healthy recipes. The answer is, of course! Fresh ingredients always have a place in great food. I use butter sparingly as a flavor enhancer and I do purchase the highest quality butter.

Butter is so wonderful. It is such a simple thing – fresh cream is churned, breaking up the fat globules that are normally suspended in water until the fat binds together trapping the water. Butter

Featured Recipe

Sage Mustard Pork Tenderloin
Pork TenderloinThis is a super simple and quick recipe. Even so it's rich and has the balance of sweet, savory, salty and sour that works fantastic. Serve this over Brown and Wild Rice or Mashed Yams for the quick but elegant weekday meal. The butter (even though there's not much) makes the sauce perfectly rich and creamy.

This recipe is safe for Coumadin® (warfarin) users and is low in sodium (salt). Those with GERD / Acid Reflux should avoid this recipe because of the vinegar, shallot, and mustard, and because of the butter, those who are lactose intolerant should also avoid it.

Dr. Gourmet On The Radio

I love this show. Dr. Fitness and the Fat Guy have an internet based radio program and they were kind enough to have me on. Each week they have a lot of really inspiring topics and it's really a fun time. You can listen online on their website:

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The Comfort Food Diet is not designed for those with food allergies or special dietary needs, such as those taking Coumadin ® (warfarin), on low-sodium diets, or those who are lactose intolerant. If you have one of those special needs, you'll still want to use the original My eatTHISdiet.

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NOLA Firefighters Calendar

Help support the New Orleans Firefighters by purchasing a New Orleans Firefighters Look Hot 2008 Calendar. For only $20.00 you'll be helping to buy new station house uniforms for the firefighters of New Orleans, most of whom lost everything in Hurricane Katrina.

Hand on Heart

Hand on Heart

Dr. Harlan's latest cookbook, Hand on Heart, includes several of the recipes from, plus a few that were developed specifically for the book, like Banoffee Pie! More on what's inside.

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