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My name is Nicole, I’m an American expat based in Berlin, Germany. Join my vegan travel adventures around the world with my (super thorough) vegan city guides, recipes and vegan travel tips. You can see some of my top posts below.

Vegan Travel Guides

Planning a trip? Check out my vegan city guides, including vegan accommodation recommendations, plus info about what to do, how to meet liked-minded people, and of course…where to eat! You can browse all my vegan travel posts by location here.

Melbourne is Vegan Junkfood Heaven – A Semi-Guide

I spent three weeks in Melbourne in February 2018 and let me tell you, vegan Melbourne is on POINT. Especially the vegan junk food. I'm not a clean eating kinda person by any means, but after three weeks even I was craving salads. Not to say there isn't good healthy...

I got in touch with my inner hippy in Pai – Vegan Pai Guide

I loved Pai. Like, really really loved Pai. I actually think some of my best food in Thailand so far was from there, hence this vegan Pai guide. Now, people love or hate it, and most people visiting Chiang Mai seem to end up there at some point. I think how you find...

Vegan Chiang Mai Guide

Vegan Chiang Mai? I got you covered. I spent almost 2 months in Chiang Mai in January - February 2018, and I LOVED it so much I came back again in May. I wasn't sure if it would live up to the hype, but ultimately it did. My first month I wasn't sure, but by the...

Vegan in Bangkok, Thailand

Hellooooo vegan Bangkok! I've been in Thailand since January 4th, and my first stop was Bangkok to chill for a few days and get over my jetlag! I've been stalking all the vegan bloggers' Thailand posts for aaaaages, so it was exciting to finally get over there myself...

The Noms are Back!

Oh hey. It's been awhile. I know I've neglected the blog over the last months, but I have good news...I am BACK! Some big life changes are afoot. I've quit my job, sublet my flat and bought a ticket to Thailand, where I am now. I'll be working on switching over to...

Vegan in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Spain

From April 1-10 I attended the Digital Nomad Girls Retreat in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, which is a Spanish island off the coast of Africa. It's pretty much perfect weather all the time. It was warm enough to swim in April, without being too hot. In all honesty, before...

Get Shit Done: Cafes in Berlin with Wifi and Vegan Options

So, updates! I switched to part-time in December and now work 30 hours per week and have Fridays off. I'm trying to learn to code, so every Friday I've been parking myself in some cafe to work on the freecodecamp.com curriculum. This means I've been going in search of...

My Most Popular Posts

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Recipes

Did you know this page started out as a vegan food blog? Here’s some of my vegan recipe posts. You can check out my Vegan Recipe Index, or my Readers’ Favorites too.

Sweet Potato Salsa

This is a really easy recipe that I stole from my friend Lizzi. Seriously, every time I make it and take it somewhere everyone freaks out over it. It's actually kind of silly because it's one of the easiest things I've made. People never believe it is vegan either,...

Garlic Chili Spaghetti with Broccoli (Aglio e Olio)

This is so simple, it's barely even a recipe, but delicious anyway, so why not? As long as you have some pasta, olive oil, garlic and some chili flakes around, you're good to go! This was inspired by some recipe I stumbled upon a year ago, which I lost. Oops. I used...

Yummy Apple Tartlets

We just picked 1/2 bushel of apples, so there are a lot around to use up! I really wanted apple pie tonight, but I knew if I made a whole one I'd eat it all, so I improvised these little wonders in some cupcake tins. They came out surprisingly well given I pulled the...

Vegan Truffles

If you thought truffles were difficult to make, think again. I was also under the same impression until I found this recipe off of Food.com. Now truffles fall under the "really impressive looking but actually hella easy" category in my repertoire. The hardest part is...

Butterscotch Rice Pudding with Toasted Hazelnuts

Vegan MoFo Day #5! First week, yeah!  Right before I moved away to university, there was an awesome little rice pudding shop in Northampton, MA, that has since closed down. Of course it closed down before I finally lived there, but alas. They had some 20 varieties of...

First Attempt at Homemade Ethiopian Food

I am addicted to Ethiopian food. There, I said it. It is just so good, but going often to the Ethiopian restaurant can be expensive and since I've banned myself from eating out except for birthdays networking and the occasional Vokü here in Berlin, I had to find a way...

Homemade Flour Tortillas and Vegan Quesadillas

Yesterday when I was too lazy to drive to the store to buy tortillas, I was reminded of my friend Colleen mentioning making her own. Making these babies from scratch was a much more favorable option than trekking the 5 minute drive through the suburbs to Stop & Shop...

Super Easy Kale “I Am Still Detoxing from New Years” Soup

This is a really simple, one-pot soup that I was imagining in my head after eating so many sweets and drinking so many cocktails that I was fantasizing about vegetables. There, I said it. Perhaps some of you are/were in the same boat as me? The ingredients are really...

How To Use Dried Textured Vegetable Protein (TVP)

Maybe I am a bit slow, but it took me a really long time to figure out what the eff to do with dried TVP. It's one of those magic vegan things you see everywhere...textured vegetable protein...like nutritional yeast, and I wanted to be in the club too! Horrid...

Vegan Hungarian Goulash

Excuse the bad picture, but this was delicious. While I was in Budapest a couple weeks ago, a new friend I met through Couchsurfing invited me over to attempt a vegan goulash. Everyone was skeptical, but I think we pulled it off! There was a lot of paprika involved....

Tofutti-Free Vegan Cheesecake

I've had some good vegan cheesecake before, but virtually every recipe I've ever come across has used Tofutti Better Than Cream Cheese. As this stuff is up there on the processed scale, I've been searching high and low for a Tofutti-Free recipe. At first I tried this...

Relatively Healthy Coconut Peanut Butter Fudge

One day I was shopping at LPG by Mehringdamm and I stumbled upon this coconut fudge with only three ingredients: coconut butter, shredded coconut and agave nectar. Here it is, if you're interested. It was delicious and I decided I needed to make some. My end product...

Recent Posts

Have a browse of my most recent vegan food and travel posts

Vegan Chiang Mai Guide

Vegan Chiang Mai? I got you covered. I spent almost 2 months in Chiang Mai in January - February 2018, and I LOVED it so much I came back again in May. I wasn't sure if it would live up to the hype, but ultimately it did. My first month I wasn't sure, but by the...

Vegan in Bangkok, Thailand

Hellooooo vegan Bangkok! I've been in Thailand since January 4th, and my first stop was Bangkok to chill for a few days and get over my jetlag! I've been stalking all the vegan bloggers' Thailand posts for aaaaages, so it was exciting to finally get over there myself...

The Noms are Back!

Oh hey. It's been awhile. I know I've neglected the blog over the last months, but I have good news...I am BACK! Some big life changes are afoot. I've quit my job, sublet my flat and bought a ticket to Thailand, where I am now. I'll be working on switching over to...

Vegan in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Spain

From April 1-10 I attended the Digital Nomad Girls Retreat in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, which is a Spanish island off the coast of Africa. It's pretty much perfect weather all the time. It was warm enough to swim in April, without being too hot. In all honesty, before...

Last Day of Vegan Mofo 2016

I kinda fell off the Vegan MoFo bandwagon, oops. Lots has happened since my last post! The US took a sharp turn towards imploding (election), Thanksgiving happened, my blender started spitting out metal shards, I bought vegan camembert mold cultures, attended my first...

Far Away – Vegan MoFo Day 8

I had nothing for the close to home prompt yesterday so I decided to take a break. "Where is home?" is certainly a complicated question these days, and my answer tends to be along the lines of, "Which one?" Now, Vegan MoFo asks me, "If you dug straight down, where...