Celebrity Chef Alina Z Gifts New Book, "Single and Hungry," and Couture Chocolates at 2018 Style Lounge for Oscars Week

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Award-winning Chef and Health Coach Tantalizes Hollywood Film & TV Talent with her Healthy and Delicious Recipes

Chef Alina Z with actress Renee Victor, the voice of "Coco," from the Oscar-winning film of the same name, which received the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. Photo by Arnold Turner/Invision f

It's exciting to see how many celebrities are embracing plant-based and gluten-free diets. Many shared how they have seen positive body and skin changes...

Chef Alina Z, the award-winning board-certified health coach and celebrity chef to billionaires, pro athletes and movie stars, gifted her healthy Couture Chocolate and new book, "Single and Hungry: A Realistic Guide to Food and Self-Love" to celebrities during Oscars week at Kari Feinstein's 2018 Style Lounge Honoring Oscar Nominees at the Andaz West Hollywood. The book is available in paperback for $19.99 and Kindle for $9.99 on Amazon.com.

Hollywood talent nibbled on Chef Alina Z's organic vegan Cookie Dough Bites with cashew flour and cacao nibs as she signed her new book, which features 30 plant-based recipes, plus bonus healthy snack ideas.

In the book, Chef Alina shares her new approach to food through her signature Couture Nutrition® solution for a healthy and happy life. Regarding the easy-to-implement program, she says, "When one overcomes deep-rooted beliefs about his or her self-worth and eats delicious body-loving foods, specifically designed to each person's dietary needs and lifestyle, emotional cravings are eliminated."

Talent in attendance from Oscar-nominated films included: Renee Victor (Oscar-winning "Coco," "Weeds"); John Kapelos (Oscar-winning "Shape of Water," "Justified," "The Breakfast Club"); Rob Morgan ("Mudbound," "Stranger Things"); Ali Fazal ("Victor & Abdul," "Furious 7"); Pat Healy ("The Post," "Shameless"); Hugo Armstrong (Roman J. Israel, Esq."); and Caren Larkey ("Get Out").

Other film and TV celebs that were wowed by Alina's food and recipes included: Yara Shahidi ("Blackish," "Grownish"); Gilles Marini ("Switched at Birth," "Dancing with the Stars," "Sex and the City"); Kellan Lutz ("Guardians of the Tomb," "Twilight" franchise); Ashley Greene ("Rogue," "Twilight" franchise); Willow Shields ("Hunger Games" franchise); Ming-Na Wen ("Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," "Mulan," "Joy Luck Club"); Rex Lee ("Young and Hungry," "Entourage"); Katrina Law ("Arrow," "The Oath," "Spartacus"); William Jackson Harper ("The Good Place"); Karamo Brown (Queer Eye"); Vincent Rodriguez III ("My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend," "Designated Survivor"); AnnaLynn McCord ("First We Take Brooklyn," "90210"); Serayah ("Empire"); Jessica Henwick ("Iron Fist," "Game of Thrones," "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"); Haley Lu Richardson ("The Edge of Seventeen," "Split"); Carly Hughes ("American Housewife); Kristen Bauer van Straten ("Once Upon a Time," "True Blood"); Adina Porter ("American Horror Story," "True Blood"); Jodi Lynn O'Keefe ("Vampire Diaries," "She's All That"); Boo Boo Stewart ("Descendents," "Twilight"); Rizwan Manji ("The Magicians," "Mr. Robot," "Charlie Wilson's War"); Nathalie Boltt ("Riverdale," "District 9"); Leonardo Nam ("Westworld"); and Simone Missick ("Luke Cage," "The Defenders"); amongst others.

People and the Los Angeles Times recently featured Alina, and she was thrilled to appear at the Style Lounge. She says, "It's exciting to see how many celebrities are embracing plant-based and gluten-free diets. Many shared how they have seen positive body and skin changes, and they were happy and hungry for my recipes!"

Chef Alina Z is the creator of the #1 Best Diet as voted by Harper's Bazaar magazine (2015). She is a highly credentialed and board-certified health coach, detox expert and private chef, specializing in the psychology behind eating and how to create healthy and largely plant-based cuisine. She also hosts the non-scripted television show, "What's New and Good with Chef Alina Z."

She states, "I have been where so many of you are now, and I can tell you with complete conviction that success lies within. If you love yourself unconditionally, then you make choices that lead to a healthy lifestyle. Instead of seeking emotional nourishment from food, we must plant right ideas of self-love in our minds and hearts, which eliminates vicious cycles of poor eating and bad feelings."

Sections of the book include: "Food According to Fashion"; "Top 20 Foods with Benefits"; 30 original "Recipes"; and sweet and savory "Healthy Snack Ideas."

On Television
Alina Z. is also the host of the non-scripted reality television show, "What's New and Good with Chef Alina Z," currently airing in Santa Barbara, California, on channels 17 and 71. In the series, she shows viewers how to eat healthy at local restaurants, as well as how to make fabulous meals at home.

Her "WIN-WIN-WIN" criteria for the show is that featured foods must be: 1) good for the body, 2) good for the planet and 3) absolutely delicious. She plans to expand the show on a global scale, showing viewers around the world how to eat the WIN-WIN-WIN way.

She previously hosted her own cooking show in Maryland, titled, "Entertaining A to Z," a series for people who didn't have time to cook but loved to eat. Her next two books are in the works: "Office Guide: Tips for eating at work" and "College Guide: Tips for eating at school without gaining the Freshman 15."

Chef Alina adds, "My wish is for you to fall in love with yourself, and make smart and healthy choices that lead you to living the life of your dreams."

About Chef Alina Z
Celebrity Chef Alina Z, born Alina Zhukovskaya in St. Petersburg, Russia, is unafraid of new challenges. She first came to America alone at the age of 15, with a dream to start a new life and build a fulfilling career. She accomplished her dream by becoming an award-winning health coach, nutritionist, author and private celebrity chef to billionaires, pro athletes and movie stars. She is the creator of the #1 Best Diet (2015), as voted by Harper's Bazaar magazine, and has appeared in countless media outlets, including Allure, InStyle, People, Shape, Vogue, The Miami Herald and on NBC. Alina's unique approach to food begins with first finding self-love and then creating a healthy diet that reflects your unique personality and lifestyle. Alina teaches that finding foods that fit you is a lot like choosing the fashions that fill your closet. It's a philosophy she calls Couture Nutrition®, and sharing it with others is her passion. She became a board-certified health coach by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners after she completed her studies at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She also was certified as a Raw Food Chef at the Graff Academy of Raw Food and as a Detoxification Specialist at the International School of Detoxification. She holds a degree in Design Management from Parsons School of Design and a Masters degree in Public Communication from American University.

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