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Dr. Gourmet Newsletter: May 19, 2008

Dr. Tim Says....

When I am creating recipes I choose ingredients that are lower in calories but very satisfying. Sometimes this means simply cutting down on the amount of fat in a dish by using healthier oils or leaner meats. A recipe might call for a substitution to give the dish more volume so that it’s more filling without adding too many calories. Adding more veggies like onions or mushrooms to a pasta dish, stew or soup, for instance, can make a big difference in the total calories.

There has been some very well designed research showing that eating lower calorie dishes that are higher in volume can be very satisfying. The interesting thing about this is that folks don’t tend to replace all of the calories they might be used to eating by snacking or eating more later in the day. Ingredients are Everything

Featured Recipe

Tomato SoupTomato Soup | Low Sodium Version
I started out thinking that I would make this soup with tarragon, but it just hasn't grown well in my garden. I had the fresh basil and used it instead. I love this soup, but you should use what you have available and basil, tarragon, oregano or even thyme would be great choices.

This recipe is Coumadin (warfarin) safe and lactose-free. It is too acidic for those with GERD / Acid Reflux.

Featured Ingredient: Tomatoes

Tomato There are thousands of varieties of tomatoes and a look at any seed catalogue always makes my mouth water. I love some of the names -- Isis Candy, Cupid, Tiny Totem, Snowberry.... Not many of these make it to the markets, however.

Buying tomatoes at the supermarket can be a daunting task. The quality is often poor because most are picked green and ripened in big rooms using ethylene gas. Even so, even the worst tomato can be made better by placing it stem side down on a sunny windowsill. It will continue to ripen further and if you want it chilled, place it in the fridge for only a couple of hours, as cold is the enemy of the tomato. Tomatoes

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eatTHISdiet for Coumadin Users 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!

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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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