Alissa Segersten said she has had a love of healthy food and cooking since the age of 10, and that love has never faded.
"When I was pregnant with my first daughter in 2001, I diligently began writing down my recipes because so many people would ask for them! Some of these recipes appeared in my first book, The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook. I now have five children and am passionate about educating them about our food system so they can make the most informed choices as they grow up and are exposed to a world of processed, chemical-laden foods."
She is the author of the best-selling cookbooks The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook: A Complete Nutritional and Cooking Guide for Healthy Living and Nourishing Meals: 365 Whole Foods, Allergy-Free Recipes for Healing Your Family One Meal at a Time. And the co-author of The Elimination Diet, a guidebook with over 125 recipes for reclaiming your health using the power of food.
Alissa received a Bachelor's of Science in Nutrition from Bastyr University. She previously had her own personal chef business in Seattle and is the founder of Whole Life Nutrition.
Alissa's recent classes have included Eating for Energy, Cooking with Culinary and Medicinal Herbs, Healthy Treats for Your Sweetheart
Raves for Alissa's classes:
"Wonderful class! Can't wait to try these recipes at home."
"Lots of variety, tasty, and easy to make healthy recipes. Will be making them all again. Lots of helpful tips and nutritional info as well."
"More classes with Ali, please!"
"Amazing food that I wouldn't have tried on my own."
When not blogging or developing new, healthful, and delicious recipes, Alissa is tending her organic garden, wild harvesting, hiking in the mountains, food preserving, and cooking together as a family with her children.