Dr. Gourmet Newsletter: March 30, 2009

Dr. Tim Says....

Timothy S. Harlan, M.D.I was giving a talk the other night and as part of it there was a discussion of how the perceptions of what we eat can guide our consumption. One of my favorite researchers, Brian Wansink, has published numerous studies showing that how we think about food influences what we eat. His work has both the ability to help us understand how we look at food but also to laugh at ourselves a bit over how easily we can be duped by our perceptions. Perception Matters

Featured Recipe

Halibut with Lime-Cilantro Salsa

LimesThis recipe is proof that the more you are around good food and good cooking the better you get. When my wife and I met it was clear that she has a terrific palate. She had been around food – our brother in law is a very accomplished chef. Over the last few years she has gotten better and better as a critic and as a cook and this recipe is evidence of that.

Here's a recipe created spontaneously by Morgan Harlan. You'll love this one (I did). It's the perfect Spring recipe. Bright, slightly spicy and fantastic with the halibut, this is one terrific salsa! Best of all, it takes all of about 15 minutes to put together. That's faster than you can drive to the pizza place for dinner.

This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users, is low in sodium, and is both gluten-free and lactose-free. Those with GERD / Acid Reflux should avoid it.

Julie GeeLiving Gluten Free
with Julie Gee

This week, I'm going to tell you about a final set of 15 gluten-free foods that you can eat right now. This gives you a total of 45 readily available foods in your pantry and fridge. While you continue to learn which mainstream products are gluten-free, you can safely rely on these items, as well as other items marketed as gluten-free. Another 15 Gluten-Free Foods You Can Eat Right Now

A Healthy Pregnancy
with Faith Bontrager, RN, BSN

Faith Bontrager, RN, BSNHow do you choose a menu that will benefit you and your baby? Googling the phrase "healthy pregnancy diet" returns more than two million responses. Even reputable groups like the USDA and Harvard School of Public Health disagree. Where do you start?

The good news is that you can probably follow any of the reputable sources and be OK. Further good news is that there are more similarities to these plans than there are differences. A Pregnancy Menu for You and Your Baby

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