DR. THERESA NICASSIO
“The Inclusive Chef”, Registered Psychologist, author, gourmet raw food chef and nutrition educator, is an integrative mind-body wellness expert who has been educating and empowering clients, students and the public since 1987. Theresa also contributes to public awareness through public speaking, TV appearances, radio, social media, magazine articles, her blog, yumfoodforliving.com, and other media outlets.
An immediate success, Dr. Nicassio’s cookbook YUM: plant-based recipes for a gluten-free diet struck a chord with the medical community and received notable critical acclaim. Following the 2015 Gourmand World Cookbook win and enviable “Starred Review” from Publishers Weekly, YUM has also received medals from Nautilus-Better Books For a Better World, Next Generation Indie Book Awards, and the Independent Publisher Book Award (IPPY).
Theresa’s game-changing recipes are turning the traditional thinking about restrictive diets upside down. Simultaneously sensitive, playful and poetic, her message is offering a source of hope for those living with food allergies and food-related health issues. As she whimsically encourages you to “PIG-Out” on “pleasure, inclusivity and gratitude” (P.I.G.), Theresa welcomes you into a world filled with beauty, deliciousness, and childlike wonder.