Betsy DiJulio

Betsy DiJulio
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Betsy DiJulio is a full-time art teacher at Princess Ann High School in the Virginia Beach (VA) City Public Schools, where she was chosen as the 2010 Citywide Teacher of the Year.

Betsy DiJulio
Betsy's Featured Recipe
Sage-Scented Fettuccine with Butternut Squash

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Betsy DiJulio is a vegan blogger at The Blooming Platter, freelance writer, and food stylist. She is the author of  “The Veggie Table” column for Norfolk, VA’s Virginian-Pilot newspaper.


A lifetime cooking enthusiast, Betsy has worked as a caterer, taught private cooking classes, and has also won national recipe competitions. As a writer, she focuses on topics of vegan and organic food, art, home and garden design, and green initiatives.


This longtime vegetarian-turned-vegan is an animal rights supporter and Virginia Beach SPCA volunteer. DiJulio and her husband, Joe, share their home with a pack of beloved canines.


Latest Recipes

Kung Pao Broccoli and Tofu

If you've only ever heard of having kung pao with chicken, then you'll want to try this vegan version of the beloved Chinese food dish! This recipe for Kung Pao Broccoli and Tofu is easy to make and includes plenty of dried chiles for some extra heat. Garlic, ginger, and additional ingredients all combine to create a complex flavor profile. You can easily serve this dish on its own for a light dinner, or serve it up as a side dish at your next big family meal. Whether you're a long-time vegan or just want to try something new, you and your family will love this recipe.

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Farmstand Fruit Muffins

Fresh picked autumn apples are especially good in these muffins. But you can enjoy them any time by substituting whatever fruit is in sea...

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Sage-Scented Fettuccine with Butternut Squash

This light recipe places golden squash center stage and uses just enough pasta to hold the dish together. I recommend using whole wheat p...

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Fresh Strawberry Pancakes

A few of the ingredients in these farmstand-fresh pancakes may seem nontraditional for pancakes, but you will just have to trust me thes...

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Sassy Springtime Rolls

This beautiful mélange of fresh spring vegetables, herbs, and tofu is light, refreshing, and pairs wonderfully with a deep red dipping sa...

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Black Bean and Roasted Corn Salad

Nothing compares to the flavor of fresh summer corn right off the cob in this crowd-pleasing salad infused with the flavors of citrus and...

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Angel Hair Pasta with Chard and Bell Peppers

Fresh ingredients and pantry staples create a beautiful and nutritious dinner on the fly. This dish is equally delicious—if not more so—t...

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Indian Cauliflower with Black Mustard Seeds

This fragrant, Indian-inspired, side dish is simple and delicious. Try using orange cauliflower when making this recipe; it tastes the sa...

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