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Dr. Gourmet Newsletter: April 21, 2008

Chef Tim Says....

LemonsThere are so many recipes that use lemon or lime juice because it’s one of the best acids to use to enhance other flavors in your dishes.

Choosing lemons is simple - look for those that don't feel too heavy in the hand. Heaviness is a sign of a thick skin. The thicker the feel of the skin, the less flesh there will be - and the less flesh the less juice. Squeeze the lemon lightly and if it's too firm, the skin is too thick. It can take a bit of practice, but with the price of lemons today it's a good idea to be very picky. Lemons and Limes

Featured Recipe

pistachiosPistachio Crusted Pork with Meyer Lemon Sauce
Meyer lemons are less tart and acidic than lemons. You can use regular lemon juice in this recipe but an extra teaspoon of honey will be needed to keep the sauce from being too tangy.

This recipe is safe for Coumadin® (warfarin) users, lactose-free, low in sodium, and safe for those with GERD / Acid Reflux.

Announcing eatTHISdiet for Coumadin Users: The (Printed) Book

Many of our readers have written to ask about a book on Coumadin use, and we're pleased to announce that eatTHISdiet for Coumadin Users is now available for purchase in both spiral-bound paperback and PDF format!

Over 200 pages long, it's packed with vital information for Coumadin users, including information on dosage, interactions, and contraindications. Most importantly, it contains a complete six-week eatTHISdiet for Coumadin Users, with weekly meal plans, shopping lists, and recipes, plus frequently asked questions and answers. It's just $27.95 for the spiral-bound book and 14.95 for the eBook! To purchase, visit: eatTHISdiet for Coumadin Users: The eBook.

Isis: A Meal at Moto: Course Two

Food from MotoWhen I saw the menu, I thought, How could there possibly be two Greek salads? But when the first one came, it was so unusual, I wondered what the next one would be.

As I was wondering that, two waiters came out, each carrying two square plates, each with a short, bulbous, ceramic, shot glass sized cup. The plates were set down in front of us, and I saw that in the shot glasses was a clear, watery looking liquid, with a drop of what looked like oil floating in it. How could this be a Greek salad? I tried to guess, but was totally wrong. Moto: Course Two

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The Comfort Food Diet

You might think that those comfort foods you grew up with are bound to be full of fat and calories and unhealthy ingredients, but they don't have to be. With my recipes, you can eat those familiar, comforting foods like Meatloaf, Macaroni and Cheese, or Spaghetti with Meat Sauce - and still eat healthy.

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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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