Upon spying the November/December issue of VegNews, I couldn’t help but beam when I saw my photos on the cover! Yes, they are rather miniscule, but they’re still front and center all the same, and such a place of honor should mean a whole lot to any budding photographer.

Above image borrowed from Vegnews.Com

Some of my favorite shots from this issue include…

The surprisingly savory Dill Waffles with Beet Compote, by chef Jesse Miner, whom I finally had the pleasure of meeting a few months back. Let me tell you, this nontraditional breakfast or brunch offering will really cause a stir with early morning guests- I couldn’t stop eating them! Though I typically make big batches of waffles in advance and freeze them for later, these babies barely had a chance to even cool down before they were all devoured.

Gena Hamshaw brings the raw goodies as per usual, this time in the form of crunchy Almond Crackers and a very unique Orange Carrot Dip. The best part about this recipe is that it’s all-inclusive, providing an alternate low-temperature baking method in addition to the standard dehydrator approach. Both easy and elegant, they make for an excellent appetizer before a festive meal, or just a satisfying snack to tide you over on a busy day.

The real show-stopper recipe for this round was the Lasagna by Allison Samson, hands down. Layers of rich, homemade vegan ricotta and Parmesan, smothered with lovingly slow-simmered tomato sauce and all assembled in a towering noodle construction, it was a sight to behold. Though lasagna is one of my photo styling nemeses due to its often messy, unruly nature, this was a dream to capture, slicing beautifully, and showing off each layer with pride. This is the sort of recipe that would make anyone thrilled to eat lasagna instead of a grand roast on Christmas, even.

And that’s not the end of it, but before I go ahead and post the photos for the entire magazine, you’ll just have to check out a copy to see the rest. Don’t miss the holiday candy feature in particular! Though the photos came out looking fairly simple, it was quite a journey to get there. A highly worthwhile effort, I’d say!

45 thoughts on “Cover-Worthy

  1. Congrats! We subscribe to that magazine and I totally remember those photos but didn’t realize they were yours. You are a great photographer!

  2. Amazing photographs that truly highlight the food in a beautiful (and appetizing) way. Thanks for sharing and congratulations!

  3. Beautiful photography as always! That lasagna looks lucky you are to be able to enjoy the yummy food too :)

  4. Those photos are beautiful! Quick question on the crackers — are they wheat/gluten free? I have a friend with a bizarre collection of allergies (wheat, gluten, cow dairy and chicken) so I’m always on the lookout for tasty things to tempt her!

  5. The lasagne looks tempting.
    You must be so thrilled that your pictures were on the cover (and I would have liked them larger even!).

  6. Oh, Hannah, I cannot imagine a bigger honor than to have you photographing my food. That’s tremendous, and I’m so grateful to you for making them look so good!

  7. Thank you once again for gracing my recipes in VegNews Magazine with your gorgeous photo! It deliciously represents my Savory Dill Waffles with Ruby Beet Compote. Yum!

    1. It’s always the highlight of the issue when I get to make one of your recipes, truly! You’ve converted me to the deliciousness that is savory waffles here. I can’t wait to see what you come up with for the next column.

  8. I love seeing your photos all over VegNews now! I think that photo scandal turned out to be a good thing for them in the long-run, your photos are so gorgeous they elevate the classiness of the magazine. I’m so excited that you are doing Dreena’s next cookbook too!!

  9. I have been elbow deep in chocolate-land, so am just now seeing this. Wow, what a spectacular photo of my lasagna, Hannah! You are truly a gifted inspiration. Thank you for all your beautiful work and amazing contributions to the deliciousness of vegan living.

    1. No need to thank me, truly! It was a treat to get to try your amazing lasagna, since it’s more complicated than something I would ordinarily try without a special occasion. Easily one of the best I’ve ever had, dairy-based or not.

  10. hi there!
    i have been searching everywhere for the waffle recipe. i had it clipped and have somehow misplaced it. it’s a hit in our household! could you possibly send it to me?

Leave a Reply