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About Joy

Hi – My name is Joy Shull and I am the writer, recipe creator, and photographer at Build Your Bite®. I began this website in 2014, and it is now my full-time job.

Build Your Bite® recipes have been featured in numerous publications including Buzzfeed, Country Living, Well + Good,, and more.

After almost a decade of experience being a vegetarian, I still love to create, test, and share recipes that not just vegetarians, but anyone can enjoy!

On Build Your Bite® you can find recipes that will appeal to eaters of all kinds. You do not have to be vegetarian or vegan to enjoy these recipes!

Here you will find a healthy mix of lightened up recipes, as well as classic favorites and must have comfort foods.

My 3 ingredient stir fry sauce is a staple around here, and I make just about every stir fry recipe with it.

If you are a chick-fil-a lover, be sure to check out my copycat chick-fil-a sauce recipe!

cabbage stir fry being pulled from a pan with tongs

I know what it is like to not know a lot about cooking, and try to make sure my recipe instructions are easy to follow and accessible for cooks of all expertise.

I love hearing feedback when you make my recipes! Whether it’s leaving a comment on the post or tagging me on instagram @buildyourbite and #buildyourbite, I would love to hear from you!

If you have any questions or just want to say hi, feel free to contact me at

You can also follow along on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest!

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