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
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Fresh Strawberry Pancakes

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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

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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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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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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Kung Pao Broccoli and Tofu

The delicately fried tofu pairs well with the broccoli for a generous boost of calcium, protein, and vitamin C. Serve over freshly cooked...

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