Sweet Musings with a Bitterly Sharp Wit

Winner, Winner, Chickpea Dinner!


You guys- You lovely, lovely people out there, reading and baking your hearts out- I think we need to talk. We’ve been seeing each other for a couple of years now, and suffice to say that things are getting pretty serious. This isn’t a phrase that should be tossed around lightly, so trust that it’s coming from a sincere place: I love you. Honestly, those comments everyone made on my 1000th post were enough to fuel my next 1000 without pausing to come up for air. It’s all too easy to lose sight of the the bigger picture when you’re caked in wet flour and scraping burnt pie filling off the bottom of the oven, but that genuine enthusiasm and encouragement makes it more than worthwhile. It makes me want to wake up every morning and slog through the dozens of disasters, just to come up with one stellar recipe to share in this space. If there was ever one goal I had with this blog, it was to make a positive impact. Whatever that meant, however deeply felt, I just wanted to make someone, somewhere, a little bit happier. Ironic that that someone turned out to be me.

Enough sappy lovey stuff, right? Right. Now, what everyone’s been waiting for… The winners! All were chosen via the mighty, infallible Random Number Generator. If your name is on this list, expect an email with details about your winnings to arrive shortly.


Congrats! While these lucky commenters now have the means to pre-order Vegan À La Mode, it’s with bittersweet feelings that I must announce the retirement of the original À La Mode ebook. You’ll be able to find most of these recipes in the printed version, but revised, improved, and with shiny new accompanying photos. If you can’t wait another two months for the official release, this is your last week to check out this sneak preview of what’s to come.

I would hate to leave anyone empty-handed, so if you didn’t get lucky and want to hold out for the all-inclusive print book, I still have one more trick up my sleeve: New desktop wallpapers!

Don’t you just love misty spring showers?  Click on either photo to view full size. To use it as your new wallpaper, simply right click, select “Set as Desktop Background,” and choose the “Stretch” option to properly fill your screen.


Author: Hannah (BitterSweet)

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

18 thoughts on “Winner, Winner, Chickpea Dinner!

  1. Love the desktop background images! I just replaced the one I had up that you took last spring with one of the ones above! Thank you for your lovely photography. And the food, of course! Happy spring!


  2. It is really cool that you got your first thousand posts. I didn’t want to join the contest, but I did want to congratulate you on that. As a late arrival here, there’s plenty for me to discover in the archives! And as I approach my first one hundred posts, I can start to appreciate what it must have taken for you to get to 1000!


  3. Oh wow 1000 posts is crazy!!! Keep them coming I love reading them :)


  4. Wow Hannah, your blog is an incredible inspiration to newbies like me! I love how your writing style–paired with your vivid photographs–really bring the experience alive. I especially enjoyed your Israeli Couscous recipe, as I had just finished one myself in my test kitchen. I’d be honored to know what you think of it sometime! Anyway, much love, Brianna


  5. Oh.. how did i miss that post! Congratulations Hannah!!!:)
    I was totally busy with the fundraiser this weekend. I didnt snag your book, but you can still share it around if you like!
    Lots of cool stuff on the raffle list!


  6. 1000th post? Congrats :D :D
    And congrats to all your winners undoubtedly too :)

    Choc Chip Uru


  7. Here’s to the next 1000!


  8. my weekend was so busy that i missed your big 1000th post – what a milestone! with your seemingly never-ending wealth of creative concoctions & beautiful photographs, heres to 1000 more!


  9. I LOVE YOU TOO! Squared.

    I’ll be purchasing the book, there’s no doubt about that!


  10. I have never even considered it when bloggers have offered desktop wallpapers before. But, today, with my heart wobbly and my head aching from anxiety, that first photo is perfect. It is now my work computer’s screen. In other words, you’ve just created more happiness. xoxo


  11. You are awesome, Hannah! And you deserve all the love! I can’t wait for your ice cream book… My little machine is all ready to go!


  12. Thanks choosing me as one of the winners and also thank you for the wallpaper. I chose the bottom pick as my work pc background. :-)


  13. I can’t wait for the next 1,000… or that cookbook!


  14. Oh cool! Excited my name is there! :)

    And looking forward to your next 1000 ;)


  15. Congratulations on your 1000th post! I am looking forward to reading your 2000th soon. Take care, BAM


  16. A little late to the party but a huge congratulations on your 1000th post! You’ve done an exceptional job and I’m so looking forward to your next 1000 and whatever else you’ve got up your sleeve! :-)


  17. Oho, bummer –
    :( I was moving and didn’t get to see this post, is there any way possible to get the ebook? :) I’m going to be getting the print one as well. Puhleaase?!


  18. YES!!! I can’t believe I WON A GIVEAWAY! It’s my first one, Thanks, Hannah! Now to pick an amazing book…hmmm…which one to get??? How to choose?? Oh, the torture! :-))) XOXO


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