Hi, I’m Julie. Welcome to my website! I love to create and share delicious recipes that are gluten-free and vegan, that everyone can enjoy. I don’t ever want anyone to feel like amazing recipes are off limits, just because you don’t eat certain foods. So whether you are vegan or just vegan curious, can’t eat gluten, want to make cupcakes for your allergic niece or are just looking for a great recipe, I’m your girl!
I also have a huge sweet spot for desserts, so there are lots of delectable dessert recipes too (as well as my line of gluten-free baking mixes). When I had to give up gluten, I became more determined then ever to learn how to make stellar baked goods without gluten, eggs and dairy. After many years as a professional baker (and having written 6 dessert cookbooks), it took a solid year of experimenting, many hundreds of bags of gluten-free flours, and a very strong determination. You don’t even want to know how many hundreds of cakes I had to throw away. But there is a silver lining here. I decided that I wanted to make it super easy for people to make amazing gluten-free desserts. So I developed my all natural baking mixes, which don’t need any eggs or dairy (or egg replacers). And did I mention that the cake is moist and tender, and the brownies nice and fudgy? No gritty G-free cakes here! Plus they are super adaptable, so you can turn our mixes into dozens of other desserts. I hope that you love them as much as I do!
Julie has been food obsessed her whole life, from collecting recipes on family vacations to sharing recipes in her junior high school newspaper.
After culinary school, Julie worked as a private chef for celebrity clients, opened her first bakery, began writing cookbooks (9 to date), and contributed extensive articles and recipes to Bon Appetit, Cooking Light, Vegetarian Times, and Family Fun magazines.
Julie has been featured in magazines, newspapers, and on TV and radio across the country, including The Cooking Channel, Veria Channel, AM Northwest, Better, Better Portland, Good Day Oregon, Martha Stewart Radio, Vegetarian Times, and many more.
You can catch Julie cooking up her favorite recipes on AM Northwest every month, and sharing recipes in her Quick & Easy column in VegNews Magazine.
Julie lives in Portland, Oregon, where she and her husband Jay run Julie’s Original. She specializes in recipes that are not only delicious, but gluten-free, vegan, and allergy-friendly.
Interested in working with me?
Recipe Development: As a longtime recipe developer, cookbook author and chef, I am available to create recipes for you, your product or your company.
Company Events & Conferences: Hosting an event or conference, or looking for an expert speaker? Contact me for more information.
Blog or video sponsor: If you have a fabulous food product or kitchen gadget, there may be opportunities for us to work together.
Product Reviews & Giveaways: I will only review/host giveaways with products that I personally love and use. I will never host a giveaway without first trying or using the product first. I love testing out new products and sharing the products that I adore. If you have a product that may be a good fit for my readers or TV viewers, contact me for more information at email@example.com.
Brand Ambassador: I love working or partnering with companies that I am passionate about. If you’re looking for a chef or gluten-free cooking expert to represent your brand or product, contact me and we can discuss how we might be able to work together.
Spokesperson: Looking for a product or corporate spokesperson? I have worked as a spokesperson for the Sugar Association, as well as other big companies and organizations.
Company Events & Conferences: Hosting an event or conference, or looking for an expert as a speaker? Contact me for more information.
Julie is available for appearances, cooking demonstrations at schools, corporations, and festivals, as well as private classes. She also offers consultation services including gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian and plant-based recipe development for restaurants and food companies. Please send inquires to firstname.lastname@example.org