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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.

Vegan Riga – Land of Wonderful Vegan Chocolates

Vegan Riga, oh my! Also, oops, it's been ages since I posted! I blame the full-time job again. I've mostly been in Berlin or visiting places I've already gone or blogged about, but I decided to check out a new place over the spring break holiday: Riga, Latvia! I also...

Vegan Nom Noms Travels: Porto, Portugal

I feel like I'm still adjusting from switching from freelancer to full-time employee life, but one big benefit is paid vacation days! A friend and I took a long weekend in Porto, Portugal for a bit of warmer (than Berlin) weather, wine and wandering. It was much...

Vegan Nom Noms Travels: Bonn, Düsseldorf and Solingen Vegfest

Bonn is in the German state North Rhine-Westphalia and is the former capital of West Germany, before the capital got moved back to Berlin. It's about 5 hours from Berlin, or, in my case, a 50 minute Ryanair flight. I was in Bonn in late September to visit some friends...

Interview with Kristin Lajeunesse – Will Travel for Vegan Food

Vegan travelers and travel enthusiasts raise your hands! Today I'm super excited to share an interview with fellow vegan nomad Kristin Lajeunesse, author of the super brand spanking new book, Will Travel for Vegan Food! I've been following Kristin's journeys for...

Vegan Nom Noms in Exberliner Magazine!

Exciting news! An article of mine titled Vegan Creep has been published in the Exberliner's Food Issue this month! I discuss vegan food "creeping" out of the central "hip" areas, out to the outskirts in Wedding, Tegel, Lichterfelde, Charlottenburg and Moabit. If...

Vegan at the Berlin Christmas Markets (Weihnachtsmärkte)

The holiday season has hit in Berlin, which means you can find approximately 5000 Weihnachtsmärkte (Christmas Markets) with every theme and variety in Berlin! It's cold and dark now, so we might as well get some Glühwein (Hot Mulled Wine) out of it, right?! Below is a...

Vegan Nom Noms Does America: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Vegan MoFo Post #21! Getting one more post in before the MoFo craziness is over! I am super sad it's ending this year. I'm not sure what was different, but I made a big effort to read and comment on other blogs as much as I could while traveling so perhaps I just felt...

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.

The Raw Food Week Challenge

A couple weeks ago I decided to challenge myself to a raw food week, where I could eat only uncooked, raw foods with two exceptions: tea and yogurt. No coffee, no alcohol, nothing cooked for 7 days. The whole time I only had 2-3 cups of tea and a couple small yogurts,...

Famous Tofu Scramble

When I tried tofu scramble for the first time, it was chunky and bland, resembling the large uncooked and "marinated" slices of tofu my dining hall likes to serve as food. Now that I'm older and wiser, I must say my scramble has come a long way too. I've finally got...

Chili Infused Vodka & A Firecracker Cocktail Just in Time for Summer!

Now, it's pretty rare I experience an entirely new flavor sensation, but man-o-man, this drink blew my mind. First discovered when checking out the amazing restaurant, Miya's Sushi in New Haven, Connecticut a few years ago. I ordered their cocktail called 'Bonobo...

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...

Brownie Cheesecake With Coffee Frosting

Vegan MoFo Day #15! It was my friend and former flatmate from Prague Andrea's birthday today and her and her boyfriend Vojtech were visiting us in Berlin for a long weekend. Yesterday Vojtech and I schemed a secret birthday cake plan every time Andrea went to the...

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....

Guest Post: DIY Microgreens with Hydroponics

A few months ago, Chris got in touch with me about writing something for the blog about microgreens. As you may have realized by my obsessive tendencies around my balcony garden last year, I love growing things...especially things I can eat. I haven't dappled much in...

Bratapfel (Baked Apple)

Vegan MoFo Day #17! Last January, I worked on a smallholding in Kleinenhain, Germany for 2+ weeks through Help Exchange. Of the three farms I worked on, my time in Germany, by far, left the biggest impression on me. My hosts, Angelika and Axel, not only cooked vegan...

WTF are Collards?!: Easy Collards with Potatoes and Tofu

Vegan MoFo Day #1! This was literally something I threw together. I got a bunch of collards in my farm share, and while I think I've eaten them before, I had no idea exactly how to go about making them delicious. I tried Googling things, but everything was either...

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...

Vegan Turkish Kabak Yemegi

Vegan MoFo Day #2! While visiting a good friend in Bonn, Germany, in January, she made this for us and I promptly scribbled down the ingredients in my travel notebook of sorts. In the little ramekin is plain soy yogurt. Normally, I'd eat it with something more like...

Guest Post: Mashed Peas with Sauerkraut (Erbsenbrei mit Sauerkraut)

Deutsche Version folgt unten! Over a year ago, I stumbled upon Carola's blog, twoodledrum, because of her Sauerkraut Spaghetti recipe. Since then I've bookmarked her site and check back often and have been following her recent Use Up-Along in an attempt to convince...

Recent Posts

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

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...

Eating Out – Vegan MoFo Day 4

When I want someone else to cook for me, I head straight to one of Berlin's many yummy vegan or vegan-friendly Vietnamese restaurants. People always say vegan Asian food isn't special as it's so prevalent, but I don't care. I love it all. I don't know why I haven't...

Treat Yourself – Vegan MoFo Day 3

"What’s your “easy cook” meal?" asks the Vegan MoFo prompt! Well, it depends on the season, but since it's colder now...it's easy ramen! I did not eat ramen in college in the States, but I became obsessed with Sainsbury's then-8p noodles while living in Brighton,...

How to make friends – Vegan MoFo Day 2

The prompt for today is my go-to "impress me" meal. Now, clearly everything I make is impressive ;-), but my friends seem quite impressed with my Vegan Mac-n-Cheese. My go-to vegan mac-n-cheese and one of my first ever blog posts. Throwback! This is an oooolddd recipe...

Favorite Food – Vegan MoFo Day 1

Well hello. I have been terrible at posting lately, I know, so I'm hoping mofo will kick my butt back into it! I'm going to try to keep to the themes unless I have nothing to say for one, then imma post whatever the hellz I want. I can't promise every day, as life is...

Vegan Nom Noms Travels: Porto, Portugal

I feel like I'm still adjusting from switching from freelancer to full-time employee life, but one big benefit is paid vacation days! A friend and I took a long weekend in Porto, Portugal for a bit of warmer (than Berlin) weather, wine and wandering. It was much...

Full-Time Working Vegan Dinners

Not all dinners are fancy. With a new full-time job, I won't even pretend. Sometimes I just eat spaghetti and sometimes my food comes out of the freezer. My iPhone camera is also kinda broken, so excuse the blurry photos. Need to find some time to get to the Apple...