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Dr. Gourmet Newsletter: June 2, 2008

Chef Tim Says....

Timothy S. Harlan, M.D.I want you to know how much I appreciate all of your support in making Dr. Gourmet so successful. Over the last few years we have worked hard at creating a website to help you eat better. All along I have wanted to make sure that everything we do is based on reliable, sound research.

At the same time I've wanted to create recipes that you can use and that are able to satisfy a wide variety of tastes. You can find simple comfort food recipes and dishes that might help you expand your culinary horizons, as well as more complicated "gourmet" meals. I get so much positive feedback from you along with great ideas and suggestions.

One area that we get the most positive comments on is the recipes that are a little easier to cook and take less time. Making Great, Healthy Food Easier Than Ever

Featured Recipe

TacoIntroducing Pantry Meals:
Quick Tacos | Low Sodium Version

The idea of Dr. Gourmet Pantry Meals™ is that you�ll have items in your pantry or 'fridge that can be quickly put together for a great meal. Use recipes such as these tacos as a guide. If you have an onion, it's easy to dice it and add to the tomatoes instead of the corn, for instance. Have some fresh lettuce or cilantro on hand? That'll go well also. The key is to have the fundamentals in the house that you can use to make a quick healthy meal.

Do keep in mind that many of the most popular taco shells on the market, including Old El Paso, still contain trans fats (amazing in this day and age). Check the package and purchase only those that don't have any trans fats. Brands I have seen without trans fats include Taco Bell (made by Kraft) and Casa Fiesta.

This recipe is Coumadin (warfarin) safe. It is too spicy for those with GERD / Acid Reflux, however, and it contains cheese so those who are lactose intolerant should avoid it (or just leave off the cheese).

eatTHISdiet for Coumadin Users: The Book

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!

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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