Dr. Gourmet Newsletter: April 28, 2008

Chef Tim Says....

Pine NutsThese lovely little seeds are used worldwide in so many cuisines. Recipes can be found from Native American to Mediterranean to Asian cultures.

They are also known as pignoles, pinon, pine kernel, the Italian nut and pignolia. Pine nuts are actually the seeds found inside the pine cone. While every tree produces seeds, only certain trees have nuts that taste good enough to be edible. Pine Nuts

Featured Recipe

basilI know that last week's newsletter contained a recipe using Meyer lemons. They're fresh in the stores now and that is a lot of how I decide what to cook. There are a lot of times that Dr. Gourmet recipes follow a theme ingredient for a week or so and it's almost always because of what I find fresh and good in the market.

Halibut with Meyer Lemon and Basil Butter | Coumadin Safe Version
Lemon and basil just go together. I love the sweeter Meyer lemon juice in this sauce, but if they are out of season, use regular lemons and a touch more maple syrup.

This recipe is low in sodium, but it contains lactose and should be avoided by those who are lactose intolerant. Those with GERD / Acid Reflux should also avoid it, as it contains multiple GERD triggers.

eatTHISdiet for Coumadin Users: The Book

Meal Plan 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 Book.

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

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