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Dr. Gourmet Newsletter: June 23, 2008

Dr. Tim Says....

Timothy S. Harlan, M.D.I want to tell you that the students here at Tulane are really committed to New Orleans. This is so prevalent after Hurricane Katrina and has become part of the psyche of most folks here. Below is an example of what a couple of smart and dedicated medical students can do.

Mind you, these are first and second year medical students. It's not as if they don't have something that occupies every waking (and sleeping) minute of their day. Medical school is non-stop. When one is a student you are either studying or thinking about studying. It's really hard work.

Jacques and Ryan have led a team of over 30 other students in a fantastic project that you can read about in this article courtesy of the folks at the New Wave email newsletter. Weighing In On Health

Featured Recipe

 Chili Pantry Meal:
Six Bean Chili

This is a simple and easy chili that works great on the stove but just as well cooking for about 12 hours in the crock pot on high. Add all the ingredients, set the crock pot and go. If you are around, stir the chili occasionally, but this isn't absolutely necessary. Like all pantry meals this recipe relies to some extent on what you have in the pantry. You can use fresh onions and peppers, for instance.

This chili can take a lot more heat -- there's not a lot of spice in it. If you like really spicy food, add a few jalapenos or simply increase the amount of cayenne pepper. Personally I like a touch of cinnamon in my chili - 1/8 teaspoon is more than enough.

This recipe is Coumadin (warfarin) safe, low in sodium, lactose-free and gluten-free. It likely too spicy for those with GERD / Acid Reflux. Enjoy!

Geatured Ingredient: Legumes

As with the wide variety of cabbages you can find in the market there are lots of different legumes (some of which you probably didn't think were related to each other).

In botany the term legume has two meanings. Legume is a species of plant, but the term also refers to any fruit that develops seeds lined up in a pod (most often the pod splits open down a seam on one side like "peas in a pod"). Legumes are also known as Pulses. Legumes

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.

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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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