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Dr. Gourmet Newsletter: March 3, 2008

Chef Tim Says....

Timothy S. Harlan, M.D.Spinach has gotten a bad rap, I think. It ranks as one of people's least favorite foods, but I believe that's because generations past had little to eat but canned or frozen spinach and in fresh spinach there's so much to love.

It's because of the availability of fresh spinach now that consumption is on the rise. Americans now consume about 2 1/2 lbs. per person, per year, on average. Still not a lot (that's only 5 servings per person), but growing. Spinach

Featured Recipe

SpinachPenne with Spinach and Goat Cheese | Low Sodium Version
I love the combination of spinach and ham, and the richness of the prosciutto cooked for a time infuses the oil with its smoky flavor. The sweetness from the peppers and spinach combine with the creaminess of the goat cheese for a great bowl of pasta.

This recipe is not safe for Coumadin® (warfarin) users or those with GERD / Acid Reflux. Those who are lactose intolerant may be able to tolerate the goat cheese.

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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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