Dr. Gourmet Newsletter: January 21, 2008

Chef Tim Says....

Timothy S. Harlan, M.D.It is amazing to me when I go to the grocery and wander the produce aisle. There's so much there and a lot is there all the time. There are fruit and vegetables available year 'round and some of it shouldn't be. It's not always great and you should look closely at what you're buying. I have seen asparagus in the middle of the winter that's shipped in from Central or South America that is dry enough to use as firewood.

This is less of an issue with onions, however, because they're grown throughout the year. Keep in mind that there are two main categories of onion: green onions and dry onions. Both types are the underground bulb of a plant related to the lily. Onions

Featured Recipe

Cream of Fava Bean Soup | Low Sodium Version
SoupSoup is the perfect meal. Simple, warming, comforting soup. The easiest soups are the best soups and this one is simple but full of flavor. I once watched Godon Ramsey make a fantastic Cream of Broccoli soup with broccoli, water, salt and a little cracked pepper. Simple good ingredients make great dishes.

This recipe is safe for Coumadin® (warfarin) users, those with GERD / Acid Reflux, and those who are lactose intolerant.

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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 drgourmet.com, plus a few that were developed specifically for the book, like Banoffee Pie! More on what's inside.

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