YUM: Plant-Based Recipes for a Gluten-Free Diet

YUM: Plant-Based Recipes for a Gluten-Free Diet


Recipient of 13 prestigious awards and honors, internationally-acclaimed YUM: Plant-Based Recipes for a Gluten-Free Diet is a beautiful cookbook filled with delicious and easy recipes, embedded in an inspiring story of one woman's transcendent journey of overcoming the impossible, from despair to triumph. YUM lifts the spirit as the author generously shares the multitude of gifts she learned that enabled her to transform her life, empowering her readers with tools to help them enjoy more vitality and joy their own lives as well.

"YUM is a Masterpiece in several ways" ~Sandra Cabot MD

The 368-page allergy-friendly YUM has a scope that extends far beyond the typical cookbook in any genre. Promoting bio-individuality, pleasure-seeking, and free choice and expression, this may be the first entirely plant-based book that focuses on inclusivity and bio-individuality and does not promote veganism or any other special diet.

Heart-felt and down-to-earth, YUM is a breath of fresh air. Courageously, the book ventures into new waters as an unconventional, unprecedented, and intelligent approach to addressing the complex global health and environmental crises we are currently facing. A comprehensive resource that not only addresses the realities of food allergies, sensitivities, and food-related health problems,  YUM also offers practical, fun, and easy ways that we can each make a difference, starting with our own bodies, gardens, and communities.

YUM Living 

Introducing her unique "YUM Living" system, Dr. Theresa Nicassio compassionately integrates her personal experiences of living with health challenges and expertise as a psychologist with her understanding about how your emotional relationship with food and your body can make lifestyle changes difficult. Integrating this knowledge about the Psychology of Eating with her skills as a chef and nutrition educator, Theresa holds your hand and makes it easy for you to invite more health and ease into your life, one simple (and delectable!) recipe at a time.

Additional Special Features

YUM's 20-page glossary addresses your questions about cooking in a new way and demystifies the uses and benefits of ingredients that may be new to you. Its one-of-a-kind 10-page Special Diet & Allergy Chart makes navigating multiple dietary needs not only easy, but fun as well. 

With the universal appeal of the recipes that are all easy enough for a twelve-year-old to make, coupled with the stunning food and garden photos throughout, YUM is a perfect gift for anyone desiring to live a healthier, more vibrant or conscious life. (EAT Magazine - 2016 Best Gift Pick)

Live, love and eat vibrantly with this game-changing masterpiece, regardless of health conditions like heart disease, chronic pain, cancer, autism, ADD, autism, food allergies, celiac disease, non-celiac gluten intolerance, autoimmune challenges, or other dietary restrictions. 

PW starred"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 Starred Review


Offering you simple solutions to the "ache" that you feel about your health, relationships, and the future of the planet, Theresa uses her integrated personal and professional knowledge to provide you hope in the face of despair, helping you heal from the inside-out.Psychologist, Chef and Nutrition Educator Dr. Theresa Nicassio offers simple solutions to the "ache" that so many feel about their health, their relationships, and the future of the planet. Using her integrative iFEEL Better Wellness System (Inclusivity, Food, Empowerment, Exercise, & Love) encompassed in her YUM Living approach to transformative living, Theresa provides hope in the face of despair, helping those she serves heal from the inside-out. 

Dr. Theresa Nicassio is an ordinary woman whose life path as a Registered Psychologist (#1541) beginning in the mid-1980's and later as a special needs mom took a horrific turn when her health took an unexpected nose-dive after the birth of her daughter in 1997.  She is now devoting her life to helping educating and empowering the public with the lessons that she learned the hard way, so that others don't have to live through the same nightmare that she experienced.





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