Review: ‘The Healthy Voyager’s Global Kitchen’ Cookbook

The Healthy Voyager's Global Kitchen by Carolyn Scott-Hamilton provides over 150 plant-based recipes from around the worldHave you ever wanted to travel around the world and taste every delicacy possible? Well, now you can in the comfort of your own home thanks to Carylon Scott-Hamilton’s “The Healthy Voyager’s Global Kitchen.”

This unique cookbook contains 150 plant-based recipes from around the world. Try ethnic meals from the United Kingdom, Spain, Russia, Japan, Germany and even the United States. Now, Carolyn offers many, and I mean many other recipes from other countries, so you won’t be disappointed.

She doesn’t list your average, everyday, run of the mill recipes. Yes, she provides recipes from all over the world, but she’s crafted her cookbook to ensure you can have your cake and eat it too, but in a healthy way!

Besides listing ingredients and telling you how to cook food, Carolyn offers preparation alternatives for those who have certain dietary restrictions. Are you vegan? Want gluten free snacks? Do you prefer kosher meals? Need healthier options? Well, then you’re in luck. She makes it easy for you to transform a traditional global meal into any of the above options.

Carolyn’s cookbook varies from the norm, as she wants people to actually enjoy what they’re eating, all while ensuring their dietary needs don’t ruin their food experiences, whether at home or while traveling!

A vegan herself, when Carolyn traveled the world she discovered there weren’t many options for vegans, so she wanted to change that. “This made me increasingly interested in ‘veganizing’ some of my favorite dishes, partly for myself and partly to share with my family and friends,” she reveals in her cookbook. She proves you can enjoy a tasty worldly meal, and make it healthy.

The Healthy Voyager aka Carolyn Scott-Hamilton's Mouthwatering Waterzooi or Chicken Soup from The Netherlands

Some of the recipes may seem complicated, or take a little more time than others, but it’s worth it because you’re getting the healthiest options available. Just by flipping through her cookbook, it will leave your mouth watering. She transforms a traditional global meal, snack, dessert, etc. into a healthy version that not only tastes greats, but benefits your body.

Choose to make Mrs. Hamilton’s Red Velvet Cake 2.0 from the U.S. or the Mouthwatering Waterzooi (Chicken Soup) from The Netherlands or the Torta Ahogada (Spicy Beef Sandwich) from Mexico. The choices are unlimited.

Carolyn’s cookbook not only enables you to have an enjoyable experience in the kitchen, but also provides knowledge. “This book is meant to bring folks into the kitchen, getting them in touch with their food and the process of making it, in addition to learning about other cultures, customs and techniques,” she says.

Now you can have fun and learn about food all at once! Be sure to visit Carolyn’s website, The Healthy Voyager, for additional recipes, food tips, lifestyle advice and giveaways.

Also, keep your eyes peeled next week for our Global Kitchen world recipe series.

-Allyson Koerner

Photo Credit: Carolyn Scott-Hamilton, Celine Steen