Welcome to The Urben Life
I'm Jenna Urben and I'm so glad you're here! I started The Urben Life is 2016 with a simple mission, to share dairy free recipes the entire family will enjoy.
As a former picky-eater and someone who has multiple food allergies and intolerances, I understand the struggle of getting 3 wholesome and satisfying meals on the table every day.
If you’re new to allergy friendly eating, I remember how hard those first few months can be. Think of me as your personal cheerleader! We can navigate our diet changes together.
What you will find here
You will find simple and seasonal recipes that are always dairy free. I believe allergy friendly food can be delicious and easy to make. You’ll find hundreds of approachable recipes to add variety to your daily meals, as well as special occasions.
In additional to dairy free recipes, you can also browse my travel guides, entertaining tips, and more!
When I’m not cooking or working on recipes, you can find me binge watching reality tv shows or enjoying a cocktail on the patio. I’m so glad you stopped by, and hope you’ll continue to come back and hang out.
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Yes! Due to my lactose intolerance, egg allergy, and other dairy-related issues, I avoid all milk, cheese, and egg products.
All of my recipes are allergy-friendly and a majority end up being accidentally vegan! I try to always include several ingredient substitutions and alternatives throughout my recipe posts.
I live in the DFW area with my husband and greyhound/great dane!
The Urben Life was established shortly after marrying my high school sweetheart. We had just finished planning our wedding, traveling, and moving into our first apartment together. I was in between jobs and wanted an outlet to share about our new life!
I quickly realized that the posts surrounding what I eat in a day being dairy free were the most popular. I decided in 2017 to focus primarily on sharing how I make our favorite foods allergy-friendly and how to travel with food allergies.
Before starting my blog, I worked in marketing and social media. My degree is in Emerging Media and Communication and I love being an early adopter of new tools and platforms!
My favorite breakfast foods are a bagel with peanut butter, baked oatmeal, and tofu scramble! For lunch, we typically have leftovers or roasted veggie rice bowls with seasonal ingredients. Dinners are all over the place! Sometimes we'll have a recipe I'm testing for the blog, other times we'll do homemade pizza, taco night, or stir fry.
In no particular order: Sonoma County, Disney World, and Hawaii.
When I first started The Urben Life, I had no idea I would eventually earn an income from it. My main sources of revenue are through sponsored posts (when I share about a brand I love), ads (so I really appreciate when you take the time to scroll on my blog), and affiliate links (when I include suggested products in my posts and you purchase them through my links). Truly, thank you for your support!
No, not anymore. I previously sold 2 digital cookbooks, but those are no longer for sale. If you're interested in exclusive content or recipe books, please let me know! I want to be the best resource for you.
Connect with me
- In the Dairy Free and Egg Free Recipes Facebook Group!
- On Instagram! Tag me in your posts @theurbenlife when you make my recipes.
- In your inbox when you subscribe and get your free Dairy Free and Egg Free Beginner’s Guide!
- On YouTube, where I’m showing more behind the scenes and daily life.
BRANDS: Are you interested in collaborating? I love promoting brands I love and believe in. Check out my Work With Me page and let's chat.
BLOGGERS: I share free resources and step-by-step guides for new and emerging content creators on Bloggerbytes. In addition to sharing best practices and transparent advice, I also provide templates and ebooks. Check them out here!
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