A Blogger A Day: Jules Speaks Gluten Free

May 30, 2011 at 7:52 am 2 comments

A Blogger A Day, the Gluten-Free Way logoName: Jules Shepard
Lives in: Baltimore, MD area

Blogs at: Blog.JulesGlutenFree.com
Tweets at: www.twitter.com/JulesGlutenFree
Like her at: www.facebook.com/JulesGlutenFree
On the bookshelf: Free for All Cooking: 150 Easy Gluten-Free, Allergy-Friendly Recipes the Whole Family Can Enjoy (Da Capo Press 2010), The First Year: Celiac Disease and Living Gluten Free (Da Capo Press 2008), Nearly Normal Cooking for Gluten-Free Eating (Booksurge, 2006)

Why we’re fans: If you’re at a loss for what to make this Memorial Day, Jules probably has some suggestions for you. Her blog lists recipe after recipe, from appetizers to desserts, while her popular holiday e-book proved that she has more than a few entertaining tips up her sleeves. Jules will even give you something to talk about: As co-founder of 1in133.org, she’s determined to make gluten-free food labeling part of everyday discussion.

Jules Shepard

Jules Shepard

Jules’ Story: I was diagnosed with celiac disease in 1999 after being sick for 10 years, and being misdiagnosed with IBS.

According to Jules: The most unexpected part of going gluten-free was that I ended up leaving my job as a prosecuting attorney, and began writing books on living and baking gluten-free, traveling the country lecturing and teaching gluten-free baking classes, regularly appearing on TV and radio as a “guest chef,” and working as a blogger, consumer/gluten-free advocate, industry consultant and gluten-free food manufacturer! No way would I ever have expected my life would take those twists and turns! The best part though, is that I’ve met so many amazing people in my travels and my work as an author and gluten-free baking expert. I feel blessed to have the opportunity to help them in some way. Our 1in133 event was another wonderful way of helping in our community – I look forward to continuing that work and to my next gluten-free adventure!

A taste of Jules Speaks Gluten Free:

For more of NFCA’s Celiac Awareness Month celebration, visit www.CeliacCentral.org/awarenessmonth.

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  • 1. matthew place  |  May 30, 2011 at 10:29 am

    Keep up the good work! Labeling requirements need to be changed. Either it’s gluten free i.e. No gluten whatsoever or it contains gluten. Even 5 ppm will give me a dh outbreak and it isn’t fun when you consider it can take up to 10 yrs. For the gluten to be eliminated from my skin.

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  • 2. Shirley @ gfe  |  June 2, 2011 at 10:22 am

    I’m so fond of Jules “Pretty in Pink” Shepard that I can’t even put it into words. We met in person in March after months of online communication and it was truly wonderful! As you’ve shared, Jules is a relentless advocate for all of us who are gluten free. :-) The fact that she plies the folks she wants to see things her way/our way with her delicious gluten-free baked goods doesn’t hurt our cause either. ;-)

    Shirley

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