Naturally Gourmet Cookbook by Karen Houghton

Publisher: Hart Books
Author: Karen Houghton

Product Code: BK-NGC

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If you're looking for a way to eat healthier without sacrificing flavor, Naturally Gourmet is a must for your kitchen! You'll enjoy more than 100 beautifully illustrated, plant-based recipes that are not only mouth-wateringly good, they're easy to prepare. But don't just take our word for it ...

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THE BEST Vegetarian Cookbook

This cookbook is the BEST & NICEST of any cookbook, and I cannot say enough good things about it. The ingredients are easy to find, recipes so simple to follow, and having a picture with each recipe is wonderful! I have given it as a gift to two ladies who are not cooks; both LOVE this cookbook and use almost daily! And, they have happy husbands!! I can't wait for Karen's next cookbook.

scotland, UK

tasty recipies

I use the book for entertaining friends and cooking for family and myself. There are easy to follow and tasty recipies.


Great cook book

This is a great cookbook I find the receipes are easy to work with and the pictures really encourgaes me to try the receipies. I have tried some of the dishes and they are great. Very good

Karen Houghton

Karen HoughtonAs a young girl, I grew up in Wisconsin—the dairy state. When I went away to a boarding school for high school, I decided to become vegetarian. I ate a fair amount of cheese and dairy products when I eliminated meat from my diet. When I attended college, I took the nursing program at Andrews University.

I enjoyed my classes but especially enjoyed my public health classes and the cooking classes we did for the community. My professor, Charlotte Hamlin, inspired us to share simple health principles with people and teach them how good nutrition can help to prevent disease. Those principles always stayed with me.

My attention was again drawn to this when my father developed type 2 diabetes. My parents attended Weimar Institute, a lifestyle program in California that specializes in reversal of diabetes. It really helped my dad.

When I saw the effect that exercise and a plant-based diet had on my father, my conviction grew even stronger. I have worked in hospitals, home health, and long-term care facilities. I wanted to help people but felt limited in what I could do and say. When we moved to California, I decided to hold a small vegetarian cooking class in my home. I talked with our pastor at the time, and he encouraged me to do it in our church fellowship hall. So I advertised in the local paper, and we had around 100 people in attendance. For fifteen years I’ve been doing cooking classes in our community and always have a great response.

I did a series of cooking classes in Phoenix for the It Is Written Television Ministry, and we had more than 120 people in attendance. So many people have failing health, and they are looking for an answer outside of drugs that have side effects and often only treat their symptoms. There is a place for medication, but if you can avoid it, why not?

When I started teaching these classes, I decided it was time to eliminate dairy products from my diet, as well. I found I actually felt better. I was highly motivated to make tasty food, because we have two sons who weren’t going to be too interested in this if it didn’t taste good! One thing I found—when you come under conviction with something in your diet, don’t expect everyone else to have that same conviction. Just make your food tasty enough that they’ll want to eat it!

I’ve learned over and over to experiment until you get a good result. I’ve also tried different cookbooks and found some really good recipes, which are in this book because I’ve been using them for years in my classes and wanted to share them with you too. (They are used with permission, of course!) The recipes on this site, and in my book are some of our family favorites. I hope you enjoy them and that they will be a blessing to you and your family.

Naturally Gourmet Cookbook by Karen Houghton