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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