An Obsession with All Things Handmade and Home-Cooked



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!

Author: Hannah (BitterSweet)

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

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. Well done! Congratulations! Making me hungry…

  3. Way to go, Hannah! Such beautiful work.

  4. Congrats! You deserve it! That is awesome!

  5. Spectacular photos. Congratulations!!! What an accomplishment.

  6. Congrats! They’re all gorgeous. I’m impressed by your lasagna slicing skills.

  7. Congrats on the cover photos! Those savory waffles are incredibly intriguing..

  8. Wow – those are gorgeous shots, you have a lot to be proud of! Congratulations on making the cover! :)

  9. Wow, that’s a big surprise and exciting. Congrats!

  10. Wow, congrats – that is really awesome!!! :)

  11. These photos are gorgeous and definitely deserving of their front page honor!

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

  13. Congratulations Hannah! The photos look beautiful and you have come so far!

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

  15. 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!

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

  17. Congratulations! i love your pictures.. they are always the right focus on food and not all artsy presentation! you are an inspiration!

  18. Congrats! All very delicious shots :)

  19. Congrats Hannah! Well done – everything looks amazing!

  20. Nope. You’re the showstopper. SWISH!

  21. They all look great; congratulations!

  22. Congratulations Hannah…and they look delicious.
    Hope you are having a fantastic week and again congratulations :-)

  23. That is awesome! You must be so happy!

  24. That is so exiciting, a huge congrats, Hannah!!! As always, your photos are beautiful and inspiring!

  25. HUGE congratulations!!! You rock!!

  26. Congratulations! Beautiful photos! I saw them in the magazine and knew right away they were yours. :-)

  27. congrats!!! beautiful photos as always:)

  28. Congratulations! That’s amazing, wow! I’ll have to find this so i can see for myself :D

  29. Congratulations!!! The waffles look so yummy. Obviously cover worthy!!!

  30. Congratulations! The photos are beautiful!! I LOVE the savory waffle one!

  31. 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!

  32. Congrats on getting your photos on the cover!! :)

  33. Gorgeous work, Hannah!

  34. 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!

    • 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.

  35. Huge congrats to you – how cool! I will be on the lookout for this magazine because the food really looks stunning :)

  36. Congrats, dear! You definitely deserve it :).

  37. 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!!

  38. 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.

    • 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.

  39. 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?

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