Julie Van Rosendaal
Julie Van Rosendaal is living proof that you can have your cake and eat it too! (After all, what good is cake if you can't eat it?) The best-selling author of One Smart Cookie, Grazing, In the Dog Kitchen and Starting Out, Julie has been referred to as "Queen of the Skinny Sweet" and "The Poster Girl for Low Fat Cooking" by Avenue Magazine, and is in demand to teach classes, appear on TV and radio, speak to various groups and demonstrate her culinary skills at events and benefits across Canada. Julie is the food and nutrition columnist on the Calgary Eyeopener on CBC Radio One, a regular contributor to magazines across North America, and co-host (with Ned Bell) of "It's Just Food" on Access and Canadian Learning Television, which will air its third season this fall.
Having spent years researching and experimenting in the kitchen, Julie developed the knowledge she needed to create healthier versions of typically high fat, high calorie dishes and baked goods that were so delicious, it enabled her to enjoy whatever she craved rather than declare her favorite foods off limits. As a result she lost 165 pounds and her inspiring story has been featured in such publications as Shape , Prevention, People, and Woman's World magazines. Julie's latest project, a reality cookbook called Dinner with Julie - a year in my kitchen, documents the entire year of 2008 in her kitchen, and can be seen online at www.dinnerwithjulie.com.