PhotoAli.com

Theresa Nicassio

Dr. Theresa Nicassio (“The Inclusive Chef”), Registered Psychologist, author, and gourmet raw food chef, is an integrative mind-body wellness expert who has been educating and empowering clients, students and the public since 1987.

Personally and professionally, Theresa delights in challenging the status quo of limited and rigid ways of thinking. She embodies possibility thinking in the truest sense and embraces compassionate, choice-driven, and inclusive living as a central and ethical key for individual and societal transformation and healing. Her sensitivity to the unique and special needs of all who reside  ...See more >


Theresa Nicassio welcomes queries regarding:
Agent Representation
Events & Signings
Film Rights
Foreign Publication
Media Coverage
Networking
U.S. Publication

CONNECT WITH THIS AUTHOR



"A thorough, informative cookbook for healthy meals; ideal for those with food restrictions."

Kirkus Reviews


AWARDS, PRESS & INTERESTS

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY-STARRED REVIEW, 2016: YUM: PLANT-BASED RECIPES FOR A GLUTEN-FREE DIET

GOURMAND WORLD COOKBOOK AWARD - BEST DIET BOOK, for the public (Canada-English), 2015: YUM: PLANT-BASED RECIPES FOR A GLUTEN-FREE DIET

AMAZON #1 BESTSELLER - VEGETARIAN COOKBOOKS, 2015: YUM: PLANT-BASED RECIPES FOR A GLUTEN-FREE DIET

AMAZON BESTSELLER (Top 100): Vegan Cookbooks, Gluten Free Cookbooks, Special Diet Cookbooks: Allergies/Gluten Free Diet, Vegetarian & Vegan Cookbooks, 2015: YUM: PLANT-BASED RECIPES FOR A GLUTEN-FREE DIET

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY-STARRED REVIEW, 2016

Vancouver Psychologist Launches the First Book of Its Kind, 2015

YUM-Where Deliciously Simple and Healthy Living Is Possible , 2015

Green Words: Book Review of YUM, 2015

Top 10 Psychologists in Vancouver , 2015

Favorite author Dr Rachel Naomi Remen

Favorite book The Courage To Create (Dr Rollo May)

Day job Registered Psychologist (#1541)

Favorite line from a book "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye." Antoine de Saint-Exupery, The Little Prince

Favorite word Kindness

Unexpected skill or talent Jewelry Making

Passion in life Helping others reduce their suffering and increase their capacity for greater joy, generosity, and the sense of feeling alive


BOOKS REVIEWED BY KIRKUS:

HEALTH & MEDICINE
Pub Date:
ISBN: 978-0-99-391560-4
Page count: 368pp

Nicassio’s collection of more than 180 recipes that are plant-based and gluten-free offers help to those who suffer from dietary restrictions.

After suffering from negative reactions from some foods, Nicassio, a registered psychologist, sought out alternative methods of healing and ways to use food as medicine. She “became a Certified Integrative Energy Healing Practitioner, a Certified Gourmet Raw Food Chef and Instructor and a Certified Advanced Raw Food Nutrition Educator.” Her YUM philosophy is inclusive—even die-hard junk-food addicts or meat lovers can enjoy her recipes alongside those who need or choose to avoid certain foods. Nicassio emphasizes easing into the world of healthier eating, gradually incorporating more nutritious ingredients into the pantry and trying just a few recipes at a time. She lists “Funky Foods,” many of which are key ingredients in her recipes. Golden berries, lovage, buckwheat groats, kelp noodles, camelina oil, coconut aminos, and chicory root inulin powder may not be familiar to those without access to a well-stocked health food store. But Nicassio clearly and simply explains the nutritional importance of these ingredients. She also lists helpful kitchen tools, but since some items, like high-speed blenders, can be expensive, she suggests experimenting with a regular blender first. The recipes include nearly all food types—beverages, appetizers, salads, snacks, main dishes, etc. Some recipes aren’t as simple as billed: more than 70 require another recipe or two from the book (her Stuffed Bell Peppers recipe requires four), so interested readers will benefit by fully stocking their kitchens before proceeding. Environmentally conscious cooks will appreciate Nicassio’s section on creative, easy ways to reduce waste in the kitchen. Although probably best suited to those already familiar with plant-based, gluten-free eating, the author’s charm might convince many others to give it a go.

A thorough, informative cookbook for healthy meals; ideal for those with food restrictions.

Book Launch - YUM: plant-based recipes for a gluten-free diet (Dr. Theresa Nicassio)