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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, Shape.com, 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 joy@buildyourbite.com

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

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Madelia H.

Sunday 3rd of July 2022

Hi Joy, enjoyed reading your recipes especially recipes for water based smoothies. I plan to make a few this week. Thanks for sharing your experience.

Cindy

Saturday 14th of May 2022

I would like to sign up for your emails - don't want to miss one of your recipes. I saw your answer to someone else that there is a box at the top on any page where I can sign up. But, the only box I am getting is to search for a recipe. I have nothing else there. Help!

Judy mann

Wednesday 20th of April 2022

Do you do any desserts nut-less?

KC

Thursday 13th of January 2022

Hi Joy, I would like to send something from CT to my cousin in CO. She is gluten & dairy free. I'm a baker, but have never tried G&D free. Can you recommend a dessert that would stand up well for packing and shipping?

Joy Shull

Saturday 22nd of January 2022

Hmmmm. That's a tough one. Maybe my gluten free peanut butter cookies?

Cheri Dodson

Tuesday 26th of October 2021

Do you have a newsletter to which I can subscribe? All your recipes I've read sound delicious! Thank you in advance!

Joy Shull

Saturday 6th of November 2021

yes! if you scroll any page a box will appear near the top where you can put your email in to subscribe :)

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