Rich Chocolate Tart (gluten-free and vegan)

Vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, egg-free, with only a little refined sugar and absolutely delicious!!!!...more

Spicy Asian Tofu

Sick of boring old chicken? Are you always trying to find protein that is lean and healthy? So are we. It is so important to maintain a healthy diet, which can be done by planning out what you are eating and doing it in moderation. Let’s face it, its not a huge scientific equation: workout+eat right= healthy and weightloss. Ta da-it’s that simple. We are big fans of getting at least 20 grams of protein with every meal and you should try to eat 5 times a day. This will allow for your body to maintain the weight it is at or to lose weight depending what you pair your protein with....more

Vegan Savory Southern Tarts with Butter Bean Puree, Fresh Figs and Sweet Tea Drizzle

Betsy DiJulio, The Blooming PlatterThis little Southern belle is all "tarted up"!Though the combination of ingredients may sound a little odd at first--butter mean puree, fresh figs, a sweet-savory tea-based sauce, and sage--it is mouth-watering!  And oh-so-pretty.I have found that produce that grows in the same season is usually very compatible on the palate, not to mention beautiful on the plate.Plus, it goes together really quickly, especially for a dish that is special enough for company. ...more

My Vegan Green Tomato, Charred Corn, and Fresh Basil Salsa is Published on One Green Planet--Access it Here!

Betsy DiJulio, The Blooming PlatterThis tasty vegan topper is as delicious and nutritious as it is cool and hydrating--perfect for the triple digit temps in parts of the country.Plus, it's simple, versatile, and pretty as a picture. Thanks to One Green Planet for including my "platter" on their "planet," and you can access both without breaking a sweat by clicking this link. Enjoy!...more

Vegan Thai "Not Dog" with Asian Kale Slaw, Chili-Lime Mayo, Cilantro, & Cashews

Betsy DiJulio, The Blooming Platter...more

Forks Over Knives

Sarah and Leah at Alamo Heights Methodist Church hosted a free vegan dinner catered by Whole Foods and showed the movie, "Forks Over Knives".  Dr. Oz raved about the movie, saying, "I loved it and I need all of you to see it".  The movie "Examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods....more

Polenta Topped Breakfast Stir-Fry Recipe

This last Sunday my husband, the sweet tooth guy, had a hankering for something savory instead. I almost fell over but went to the task of not making waffles and going for something savory. This is what I came up with for him....more