An Obsession with All Things Handmade and Home-Cooked



For over three years, I’ve worked at the same restaurant, but never before have I been around for Thanksgiving. With orders lined up on a spread sheet covering the entire front of one refrigerator, the sheer volume of food needed to be cooked was baffling. Never in my life have I seen so many green beans… Or dirty dishes for that matter. So instead of posting for this past week, I’ve been working overtime, cooking a Thanksgiving feast for a couple hundred people. Although I’m not really big on this particular holiday, it does force me to reflect on the past year a bit, and I do definitely feel grateful- Grateful to have helped so many people get a healthy vegan dinner… but above all else, I’m so thankful that I can take the day off now.

Luckily, my pumpkin cheesecake recipe was easy enough that I could throw it together in my “spare time” and bring something impressive to my own Thanksgiving meal. The recipe is in Go Dairy Free, an awesome guidebook/product listing/cookbook to make living without dairy effortless. Plus, you like that cover?  Would you believe that those are my pictures! Just another thing to feel thankful for right now.

Hope all of you enjoy an abundant and relaxing Thanksgiving today!

Author: Hannah (BitterSweet)

Author of My Sweet Vegan, Vegan Desserts, Vegan a la Mode, and Easy as Vegan Pie.

15 thoughts on “Gratitude

  1. I hope you have a wonderful and restful day off!

  2. Happy Day Off! Enjoy that cheesecake!!

  3. I received my copy of ‘Go Dairy Free’ in the mail yesterday (my recipes are in there too!!), and I LOVE it – I KNEW that those were your magnificent photos!! :-)


  4. Enjoy your day! Happy Thanksgiving!

    I’m thankful for you and all of your delicious cruelty-free recipes =)
    I NEED that Pumpkin Pie!!!

  6. Happy Thanksgiving, Hannah! Relax!

  7. My last baked item is in the oven, so I can relax now. Happy Thanksgiving!

  8. I am always in love with your pictures. I am way to lazy to get the perfect shots like you… Wonderful

  9. The cover is beautiful/delicious, just like all of your photographs! :)

  10. Hope you enjoyed your day off! The cover pictures are indeed beautiful!

  11. Oh and the pumpkin cheese cake looks delicious and pretty :)

  12. that pumpkin pie looks amazing!!

  13. Happy Thanksgiving- sounds like you’ve been super busy, so enjoy your day off! That cheesecake looks excellent!

  14. That pie looks great! Happy Thanksgiving!

  15. Wow! I hope you enjoy your rest, sounds like you worked your booty off!

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