Hi, I’m Julie. Welcome to my website! I am a trained chef and love to create and share delicious recipes that everyone can enjoy. I don’t ever want anyone to feel like amazingly delicious food is off limits, just because you don’t eat certain things. So whether you are plant-based, veg-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 chef (and having written 9 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!
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Interested in working with Julie?
Julie has over 20 years of TV and radio experience for all your media and publicity needs:
Recipe development and creation
YouTube and Facebook Live videos
Cooking classes & team building
As a daily social media influencer with a growing following, partner with Julie to engage with your target consumer:
Recipe Development: As a longtime recipe developer, food manufacturer, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 private clients, restaurants and food companies. Please send inquires to email@example.com
Julie is a graduate of UCLA Professional Chefs program and is the author of nine cookbooks, including Vegan Diner, Vegan Pizza, Vegan Casseroles, The Complete Book of Pies, 125 Best Cupcake Recipes, and more. She has been featured on radio and in magazines including The Cooking Channel, Veria Channel, Better, Better Portland, Good Day Oregon, Martha Stewart Radio, Bon Appetit, Cooking Light, Vegetarian Times, and is a regular columnist for VegNews Magazine. She has appeared on TV segments all over the country, and can be seen monthly on Portland’s AM Northwest.
In addition to working as a private chef for celebrity clients, she’s also owned and operated several food businesses including a bakery, catering company, Native Bowl (a beloved food cart here in Portland), and Julie’s Original (a company specializing in gluten-free baking mixes).
While writing (the very wheaty) Vegan Pizza cookbook, she was heartbroken to discover gluten was making her sick. She was forced to take her culinary work in a new direction, since she was no longer able to taste the recipes she was developing. That’s when she became obsessed with perfecting gluten-free baking.
Julies’ taken everything she’s learned through her long career, and combined it with her own culinary style to help coach others to easily navigate their gluten-free, plant-based lifestyle. She also trained and worked with the Cancer Project and the Physician’s Committee For Responsible Medicine in Washington D.C., and taught their healthy cooking curriculum in hospitals and medical facilities throughout the Portland area.
When not cooking in the kitchen, Julie can be found camping with her hubby in their vintage trailer, lovin’ on her rescued pooch Billy, or hanging out with her awesome children and family.