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Jenni Hulet's alter ego is The Urban Poser. After traveling the world as a child in a missionary family, her tastes and interests were as varied as the cultures she had visited. She developed a love of all things culinary at a very young age and some of her earliest memories are the sounds of the open street market and the smell of garlic and olive oil sizzling in a wok. Having a mother with MS, she has always had a strong desire to help people who are struggling with physical limitations and after attending a yoga class at the local gym, she realized that she had stumbled upon an incredible resource for helping women. She immediately enrolled in yoga training and became a 500 hour yoga instructor.

She married at the age of 23 and when she was pregnant with her first child she realized that there was more to food than just beauty and flavor. It was then that the world of natural foods opened up to her and along with it, a whole new way to help people came into view. Since then she has committed her culinary passions to making beautiful AND nourishing food accessible to anyone who wanted it.

In December of 2010, over the course of two weeks, Jenni went from being an active mother, yoga teacher and chef, to being unable to get out of bed because of uncontrollable pain and muscle spasms. After months of unfruitful examinations and unproductive doctor visits, she feared that all her creative pursuits were over and began to think that she would have to resign herself to a life of pain management. After much soul searching and prayer, hope broke through and a doctor was able to identify an emerging auto-immune condition that, although devastating, could be recovered. Jenni was diagnosed as severely Gluten and Casein intolerant and was put on a strict diet and supplement regimen to heal her ravaged body.

The process of facing down her worst fears and seeing how hope and faith sustained her inspired a new purpose for Jenni's passions: To bring beauty, flavor, enjoyment, AND freedom from the fear and difficulty of living with health restrictions. It was out of this vision that her blog, The Urban Poser was born. Bringing together her love of culture, her culinary skills, and her compassion for the suffering, The Urban Poser was a way for her to meet the adversity in her life with all the creativity and exuberance she had once thought was gone forever. She continues to pioneer and discover new passions through the difficulty and knows that her story has only just begun to unfold.


  1. SO excited to have stumbled upon your blog (from pinterest). Everything here looks beautiful and delicious, and you are inspiring!

    I'm years from having children, but am committed to the idea of natural births...but must admit I am really scared! So I'm glad to have found such a great resource.

    Look forward to reading more!

    1. Something to consider when you are ready for children is hypnobirthing. And also remember that the pain is temporary with natural childbirth- the drugged out version dampens it temporarily only to give it back worse later from many accounts I've heard. Also, reading "Ina May's Guide to Natural Childbirth" helps a lot. Many beautiful accounts to undo all the trumped up drama of birth we see in the media. Wish you the best future mama!

    2. Thank you! I totally agree. Hypno birthing offers so much help for women in labor. Much Of the prenatal yoga I teach works really well with the hypnobirthing techniques. I too encourage women towar 'drug free' births and work closely with the midwives in my area.

  2. Love this blog! I was recently diagnosed with Celiac and I am a dairy free vegetarian. I had to start an elimination diet (similar to GAPS) because I am still having some stomach issues even after eliminating gluten. This blog is a godsend. The recipes look amazing. I feel so inspired.

    Thank you!

  3. Hi Jenni ~ I just discovered your blog tonight & have been Pinning recipe after recipe on my Pinterest "Recipes to Try" board :-). Thank you for sharing so many wonderful food ideas!!

    I loved your post about figuring out which foods work *for you*. I just started reading the GAPS book last night and like the information I'm gleaning from it (I'm finally, at age 46, understanding the intricacies of digestion!), but I'm corn-intolerant which makes doing GAPS or any other kind of specific diet extremely challenging (finding foods uncontaminated by corn or corn derivatives is quite a trip). So I'm in the process of doing that "which foods work for me" thing myself. Your blog and your story are very inspirational to me. I wish you good health :-).

  4. I'm SO glad I was introduced to your blog, I absolutely love it!!! xoxo

  5. I am absolutely THRILLED to have found your blog! I have already made a couple of your recipes (one being the cinnamon biscuit rolls *YUM*) and I just read your "About Me". I am overflowing with joy for and with you over your story! I have had to overcome some very tough health issues and I too have looked into yoga teacher training (however, I found out I was pregnant a couple weeks after I decided to do it). Anyway, I feel like a soul sister just reading this little bit about you and having read a few of your posts. Thank you for sharing your life and heart and helping others!!


  6. I am really glad that I found your blog! What an inspiring story! Your recipes look great and I can't wait to try them. I also have a blog that was inspired by the recovery of my family's health. I was searching for organic almond flour and it took me to your website. What a wonderful treat to be able to find all these creative recipes. I will be coming back for inspiration and support because I have a 25 pound box of organic almond flour coming my way :)
    Many blessings to you and your family!

  7. Hi! I would like to ask you, respectfully, what your "emerging auto-immune condition" is/was. I had the exact same symptoms and since going gluten and dairy free, I am getting better, but not there yet. My doc (NMD) wants to test me for MS in the fall when I return from my travels. I would like to have an answer for my body's woes, but I really don't want to have MS. Thank you for your wonderful blog!

  8. Just came across your blog this morning (the snickerdoodles are in the oven!). Your recipes look wonderful. I am excited to try more of them, especially the kale nachos! As someone who had many of those days in 2011 where I couldn't get out of bed do to unexplainable pain, and made my way to a strict paleo diet as the solution; I understand the desire to help others eat healthy and be vital through good food. Thanks for your recipes!

  9. This just blew my mind. I've been struggling with an eating disorder for a couple of years now, turning from a compulsive over-eater to battling anorexia, and am just now taking the proper steps to find my footing with food through veganism due to all the intolerances I've conjured up. What's really blowing my mind is that though I've never been to an in-treatment facility with a yoga program, I pursued it on my own. Recently, I've been researching the spiritual and physical journeys associated with the practice, and was considering becoming an instructor. It's just nuts because it's one of those just-so-happen to see this blog kinda things. So inspiring! (:

  10. Jenni!

    You're so beautiful and generous! Thank you for creating this wonderful blog and for caring about the rest of us so much. I look forward to following and creating these delights for my friends and family, starting today with your Coconut Flour Chai Spiced Cupcakes!

    Be loved,

  11. I just want to say, thank you for posting vegetarian and vegan recipes that are both grain AND gluten-free. It is unbelievably rare. Thank you for making my life less irritating!

  12. Thank you so much for your kindness and caring enough to share your journey, knowledge and recipes to help others.
    I feel so blessed to have found your website. My husband has suffered 15+ years with colitis and IBS which has lead him down a road of debilitating health. After years of different GI doctors, all kinds of prescription meds, over the counter meds, and even a homeopathic doctor and her supplemental recommendations, not to mention all kind of diets, my husband has found that the biggest cure all simply boils down to the food he eats. He has been following the SCD diet for 7 months that he stumbled across on the web. It has made all the difference with no meds but is extremely hard to follow due to so much to learn and difficulty finding ingredients in our area.
    I stumbled across your blog and recipes on Pinterest. I was so excited and encouraged to find the help! Your story is so inspiring and gives me hope that I can cook for our family with tasteful/healthy alternatives. Thank you again and Blessings to you and your health!

  13. This blog is so great! Such a creative variety of gluten free recipes and I love your writing style!

  14. You are so very talented! Thank you for sharing your gifts with us.