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Jenna Urben

location-pin Dallas, TX

School: The University of Texas-Dallas

Expertise: Recipe development; cooking techniques

Jenna Urben

  • 7 years of food writing experience
  • Creator of The Urben Life, a food blog featuring dairy- and egg-free recipes
  • Collaborates with national and international food brands including Silk, Daiya, Coca-Cola, Quaker and Fleischmann's Yeast


Jenna is a recipe developer, food writer and content creator based in Texas. She is Taste of Home’s go-to writer for allergy-friendly and vegan recipes that don’t sacrifice flavor or texture, such as coconut cream, vegan chicken nuggets and kale pesto. As someone with food intolerances herself, Jenna knows first-hand the challenges of cooking in a dairy- and egg-free kitchen. Her food blog, The Urben Life, features hundreds of allergy-friendly recipes that the whole family can enjoy and has been spotlighted by Parade, TODAY Food and Stylecaster.


The University of Texas-Dallas, bachelor's degrees in emerging media and communications

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Articles & Recipes

Can You Eat Peach Skin?

You can eat peach skin! Here's everything you need to know about the pros and cons.

Air-Fryer Frozen Burgers

Need a quick meal? These frozen burgers cook in just 15 minutes in the air-fryer. All you have to do is flip them! —Jenna Urben, McKinney, Texas

Vegan Pancakes

Learn how to make vegan pancakes that everyone will enjoy! Each short stack will have a nostalgic smell and taste without the eggs or dairy.