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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.

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...

Chocolate Banana Almond Butter Pie

Bananas, chocolate and almonds make a good combination. This was another one of those raw recipes that I ended up un-rawifying, but it was delicious as I'm sure its raw counterpart is also. I got it from the blog Adventures of Raw Goddess Heathy, which I am a big fan...

Keimling Naturkost Raw Food Products Delivery!

*** Deutsche Version folgt unten*** I've just arrived home after my month in Budapest and as I lugged by suitcase into my flat, I noticed a giant box waiting for me! Keimling Naturkost is the biggest company for raw foods in Europe and strive to make high-quality raw...

Sourdough Cinnamon Raisin Bread

My first foray into sourdough bread making, and by extension sourdough starters, was during this winter break. Needless to say, I sort of failed. My sourdough starter just wouldn't get bubbly or active enough. I think it would have maybe with more time, but eventually...

Beghrir (Semolina Pancakes)

More like crepes, I came across this recipe one day at work while paging through an older issue of Food & Wine magazine on my lunch break. After having an amazing marzipan pudding made with semolina in Berlin (a recipe that will hopefully be up here soon), I've been...

Raw Strawberry Cheesecake

I'm back. Mostly I've just been cooking stuff I've already posted on here, but I saw this recipe on the Post Punk Kitchen Blog and it looked really interesting to me for some reason, so I had to try it. Thus, this is not my recipe at all, but it's pretty tasty! I put...

Vegan Coconut Bacon WHAT

Let me preface this post with a story about myself. When I first moved into my flat in Brighton, England, I went through a BLT phase. Every single time one of my flatmates came into our kitchen, I was eating a BLT. I'm pretty sure I was 'That weird American girl who...

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...

Vegan Lasagna

Ignore the crappy picture, I unfortunately left my camera's memory card behind when I made this, so a cell phone picture will have to do until I make it again! This is probably one of the best versions of lasagna I've ever made though, don't let the picture fool you....

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...

Sourdough Bagels

Okay, so this recipe isn't really my own making as I followed this one over at the Fresh Loaf exactly, but as a pretty amateur bread-baker a lot of the stuff on that post is over my head, so I thought I'd summarize it here with my pictures. For more details, you...

Sourdough Bread: Definitely not a bad way to start a morning…

A sourdough cinnamon sugar loaf on the left, fresh rosemary with olive oil and garlic on the right. Don't be too impressed, I just made one recipe, split it into two loaves and kneaded different things into each. I let it rise for two days (3 times), but only because...

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...