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Dr. Gourmet Newsletter: March 24, 2008

Dr. Tim Says....

Timothy S. Harlan, M.D.One of the most amazing "diets" that I have come across recently is the "Negative Calorie" diet.

There has long been a theory that some low calorie foods actually burn more calories during digestion than that particular food contains. A bit silly, I know, but there are actually books written about this.

The basis for the concept is the "thermic effect of feeding." This is the scientific phrase used to describe the calories used in digesting foods. It has been shown that in a routine day we use about 10% of the calories we take in for digestion. The Negative Calorie Diet

Featured Recipe

Cooked filet of whitefishLemon Thyme Redfish | Low Sodium Version
You can use almost any white fish that you like with this dish, but I like leaner fish like redfish, drum, red snapper or even trout.

This recipe is safe for Coumadin® (warfarin) users and is lactose-free. Those with GERD / Acid Reflux should avoid it, as it contains multiple GERD triggers.

Isis: A Meal at Moto: Course One

Food from MotoThe first course was Greek salad. I was really curious to see how they would serve two different Greek salads. To tell the truth, I am not really a big fan of traditional Greek salad, however, this first Greek salad was incredible.

It arrived at the table on a long thin rectangular plate, set horizontally in front of me. The menu said Greek salad, and even though I knew it wouldn't be anything like a typical Greek salad, I was at least expecting something that looked like a salad - lettuce maybe, or olives and feta cheese. What I got was definitely Greek salad, but not at all normal in any sense of the word. Moto: Course One

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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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