plant-based recipes for a gluten-free diet

Theresa Nicassio PhD

gluten-free plant-based recipes

YUM: plant-based recipes for a gluten-free diet is your guide for enjoying a guilt-free and delicious life, even if you have dietary restrictions. Heart-healthy, anti-cancer & diabetic-friendly recipes fill the pages of this beautiful book that compassionately empowers you to experience more pleasure in your life. All the recipes have been designed to be simple enough for a 12-year-old to prepare, so making gluten-free, plant-based food is a breeze for busy families.

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YUM Wins “Best in the World Award”

2016 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards – Best Diet Book 2nd
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Best in the World Gourmand Award 2016
2016 Gourmand Winner 2nd Place Best Diet Book
The Next Generation INDIE Book Award Winner
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2015 Nautilus Book Award
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5 Star Reviews
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“Theresa Nicassio gives healthy eating the look and taste a gourmet cook would love.”

~Neal Barnard MD

President of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine


Author of YUM: Dr. 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. Her life’s journey forever changed after a personal health crisis. Since then, she has been on a mission to live more vibrantly, mindfully, and healthfully in every way possible and offer her insanely delicious recipes and health discoveries to help others. [Read More…]


Peanut-Butter Cookie Sandwiches (sugar-free, gluten-free, vegan)

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Crazy-delicious, this PEANUT-BUTTER COOKIE SANDWICH RECIPE breaks all the rules because even the creamy frosting is healthy too! While standard buttercream frosting is LOADED WITH ICING SUGAR (typically 4 cups to 1 pound per batch), this delectable recipe is entirely free of cane sugar!

YUM Tabbouleh Salad (gf, vegan, paleo, low-GI)

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This fresh take on the traditional tabbouleh salad is crazy-delicious and also extremely versatile. It is not only fantastic straight up as it is, but can be used as a condiment or serve as an awesome prepped food for other dishes.

YUM STRAWBERRY JELLY (vegan, gf, sugar-free, diabetic-friendly, low GI, low-sodium)

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Because of the use of low-GI sweetening, combined with the naturally low carbohydrate density of strawberries, this delectable dessert is diabetic-friendly!

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BookExpo America MAY 11-13, 2016, Boston, MA

YUM will be recognized for the following awards during the BEA’s: Next Generation Indie Book Award, Nautilus Book Awards, and the Independent Publishing Book Awards.

2016 Gourmand Best in the World Cookbook Awards MAY 29, Yantai, China

UPDATE: The 2015 Canadian National Champion as the Best Diet Book for the Public in English in the Gourmand International national competition, Dr. Theresa Nicassio is proud to return from Yantai, China with a prestigious Best Diet Book in the World Award for YUMWith 209 countries and over 10 thousand entries in the competition, this is a huge win for Canada.

Journeys With Heart Allergy-Friendly* River Cruise on the Danube, June 27 – July 7, 2017

Hosted by Dr. Theresa Nicassio, enjoy one-of-the-first “Inclusive Travel” experiences—everyone is welcome and all onboard food for the travellers will be delicious and GLUTEN-FREE! The 11-Day River Cruise tour on the Danube River from Prague to Budapest (7 nights on board one of Avalon Waterway’s newest ships, with wonderful port excursions along the way) is a fundraising luxury travel opportunity benefiting the Canadian Celiac Association – Vancouver Chapter. Book by June 28th, 2016, to receive a $500 Early Bird Discount. [Download trip details PDF]

*While all meals onboard will be gluten-free, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients (ensured to be safe for even those with celiac disease), other menu options will also be available. Please inquire about any special accommodations that you or anyone in your group may have, such as vegetarian / vegan, dairy-free, egg-free, peanut / tree nut free, fish / shellfish free, soy-free, etc..

This exciting “Inclusive Travel” cruise is breaking ground, as one of the first initiatives to offer a travel experience that everyone can have the freedom to enjoy, including those with special dietary requirements and/or philosophical preferences.

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CTV Morning News: Gluten-Free Vegan Cooking Demo & Gardening
Making Probiotic Drinks… The Easy Way
Dr. Theresa Nicassio Speaks at the Gluten-Free Food Allergy Fest 2015
Dairy Free Cheesy Broccoli Soup Demo at the Gluten Free Expo


“Refreshingly free of politics and polemics, Nicassio’s book strictly focuses on the food, offering thoughtful and practical recipes… Kid- and family-friendly … as well as inventive riffs…all of which are simple and ingenious….Even carnivores will find dishes … hard to resist.”

~Publishers Weekly (PW Starred Review)
“A thorough, informative cookbook for healthy meals; ideal for those with food restrictions.”
~Kirkus Reviews
[Dr. Theresa Nicassio’s] psychological background brings a much-needed dimension to the discussion of special diets.”
~Alessio Fasano MD, Director, Center for Celiac Research and Treatment and author of Gluten Freedom
“…these easy-to-make meals will leave you feeling better than ever.”
~Neal Barnard MD, President of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and author of Power Foods for the Brain and Dr. Neal Barnard’s Program for Reversing Diabetes

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Allergy-Friendly Danube River Cruise - Prague to Budapest, featuring AVALON FRESH! In addition to the cruise being entirely gluten-free and celiac-safe, there be healthy and delicious vegetarian food options made available on the cruise with local garden-fresh ingredients that have been designed by the prestigious Wrenkh Brothers.

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