About me

MY background AND my food philosophy

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I’m Rosina Alessi, a Certified Holistic Health Coach and Plant-Based Chef with the mission to spread the goodness of a PLANT-BASED LIFESTYLE.

My passion about COOKING and PLANT-BASED NUTRITION were the inspirations to create Healthivism by Rosina, which is all about enjoying delicious food while making health a conscious priority.

Several years ago when I embarked on a journey to make myself feel better, I quickly understood that the food we eat has a big impact in how we feel daily and in long term shapes our health. From that moment I was interested in learning all about nutrition, the body-mind connection, natural methods, whole foods and incorporating new ingredients and recipes in my kitchen. While incorporating new habits in my routine, I also understood that it wasn’t a diet but a LIFESTYLE and I have/must to enjoy what I’m eating (it) to make it sustainable over time.

I quickly turned that passion into my first business… I started to cook and deliver weekly healthy meals plus I developed a line of frozen veggie burgers, made with delicious combinations of beans/grains and vegetables. This was while living in my native country, Argentina.

When I moved to USA, 4 years ago, and after seeing the positive effects that this way of eating created on my health, I decided to prepare myself professionally and start helping others to upgrade their diet and upgrade their health.

I currently live in Naples, FL where I offer PLANT-BASED PRIVATE COOKING SESSIONS and CLASSES for private clients (individuals, couples, families, communities) plus I work as a CONSULTING CHEF for hotels, resorts, restaurants and wellness centers.

There’s nothing more satisfying for me than seeing clients positively surprise about how amazing plant-based cuisine can be!

I hope you resonate with my work and want to learn more about it, try new recipes and enjoy the benefits of a plant-based lifestyle.

Thanks for being here!

 

my background

  • Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach from The Institute of Integrative Nutrition

  • Certified Plant-Based Chef from Rouxbe Culinary School. Professional

  • Health Coach Training Course: Healing the New Childhood Epidemics from Epidemic Answers

  • 200 hs Yoga Teacher Training

The Institute of Integrative Nutrition allowed me to study over 100 different dietary theories and learn from the world’s top nutrition experts, like:

  • Dr. Andrew Weil, director of The Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine.

  • Dr. David Katz, director of Yale University's Prevention Research Center.

  • Phd. Marion Nestle, professor in the Department of Nutrition at New York University.

  • Dr. Neal Barnard, clinical researcher and president of The Physicians Commitee for Responsible Medicine.

  • Dr. Deepak Chopra, leader in integrative medicine and personal transformation.

  • Dr. Mark Hyman, leader in functional medicine.

  • David Wolfe, the biggest authority on superfoods and raw food nutrition.

RouxBe Cooking School gave me a stronger foundation about how to cook with whole, minimally processed and nutrient dense foods, using health supportive culinary techniques, flavor balancing and building principles. Also learning advanced raw cuisine techniques, like sprouting.

Thanks to my certifications and my endless passion about learning more/student and being involve in what’s innovative about plant-based cuisine, I’m prepare to work with a range variety of clients and design my services to serve them in the best way possible/accordingly.

I know how to target specific health concerns with my recipes as well as create innovative/interesting and appealing plant-based meals that are flavorful, nurture us and all eaters enjoy.

 

THE FOOD PHILOSOPHY BEHIND MY RECIPES

My biggest goal is to help people understand that what we eat has the most influence on us on a daily basis (ENERGY - MOOD - PRODUCTIVITY - SLEEP - STRESS - APPEARANCE - RELATIONSHIP WITH OTHERS) and in long term our food choices would determine our overall state of health and wellbeing. Once you learn this direct connection, food becomes a HIGHER VALUE in your life.

Food is MEDICINE and PLEASURE. It’s a powerful tool to support us to feel amazing and to accomplish whatever we desire in this life! It has to nurture our bodies and souls.

Here is where my recipes make the magic happens! Once you experiment with a way of eating that’s NOURISHING + DELICIOUS and makes you feel GOOD + ENERGIZE you feel inspired/empowered and real food will become naturally part of your daily life.

  • All my recipes are VEGAN. I advocate for a vegan lifestyle not only for my health also for the animals and the planet. And I understand that this doesn’t work for everybody. But think that no mater what are your eating preferences, eating /more plants/ a PLANT-BASED CENTERED diet it’s the best you can do to support your health.

  • All my recipes are made with WHOLE FOODS, SEASONAL PRODUCE and MINIMALLY PROCESSED INGREDIENTS. ORGANIC and LOCAL as much as possible. This means they are nutrient-dense.

  • In all my recipes I use CONSCIOUS COOKING TECHNIQUES and use minimally amount of oils (avocado, coconut and grapeseed), many of them are oil-free, specially upon request. This means they keep/hold more nutrients, freshness and appealing textures while avoiding low smoky point oils, which are toxic for the body.

  • In all my recipes I use BOOSTING FLAVOR TECHNIQUES that I adopted over years experimenting/cooking in the kitchen. This means they taste amazing, proving that you don’t need to sacrifice flavor, texture and style for health and sustainability.

  • All my recipes are made with LOVE. The kitchen is my happy place, where my creativity expand and I enjoy this so much!!

With an open mind and open belly you will enjoy delicious food knowing you’re supporting your health (journey). Who doesn’t want that??