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Dr. Gourmet Newsletter: May 12, 2008

Chef Tim Says....

CornThere are so many different varieties of corn, some used for animal feed, others for milling, and in the last few decades, many that are used for everything from plastics to high fructose corn syrup to ethanol (for drinking and running your car). There are also a myriad of others that we eat (right off the cob or not).

Popcorn, for instance, is a corn variety unto itself. The corn that we use in cooking in most recipes today, however, is referred to as sweet corn. Corn

Featured Recipe

Creamed Corn | Low Sodium Version
I will tell you straight up that I love creamed corn and most recipes are really high in fat or salt. It depends on whether you buy frozen or canned or make your own, but most all of them are just over the top nutritionally. This recipe gives you so much of what I love in creamed corn: fresh corn flavor, sweetness and (best of all) creaminess. Serve this with any comfort food you choose: Oven Fried Chicken, Pulled Chicken Barbecue Sandwiches or Oven Fried Fish.

This recipe is Coumadin (warfarin) safe as well as safe for those with GERD / Acid Reflux. It is not lactose-free, and those who are lactose intolerant should avoid it.

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.

Try My eatTHISdiet!

My eatTHISdiet is Dr. Gourmet's newest version of his popular diet plan. This free and easy to use meal planner can help you create two-week meal plans for your entire family. It'll even make use of the leftovers!

Use it to lose weight or just eat healthier with Dr. Gourmet's delicious and healthy recipes. On Coumadin®? Lactose intolerant? Have GERD / acid reflux? My eatTHISdiet will create a plan for you, too! Get started on My eatTHISdiet.

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.

Ready to start eating healthy - on comfort food? Register and start using The Comfort Food Diet.

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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