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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.

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.

Vegan Dumplings and How to Steam Things without a Steamer Basket

A week ago I realized the obvious: You don't need a steamer to steam things. Also, you can use wonton wrappers to make things besides wontons! The novelty! This made the possibilities of my wonton wrappers endless! Not only could I make dumplings, I could make...

Cold Brewed Coffee

Following the thought of "Things That Are Painfully Obvious", a friend sent along a link to me a week or two ago about cold brewed coffee. Now, I had heard of this before, but always assumed it was tedious or complicated and involved fancy equipment. Nope! Previously...

Basic Sourdough Bread

It's a wonder I haven't committed this recipe to memory yet. I'm not really sure why I haven't posted this, but this is the recipe I use to make my basic sourdough loaves. I've come a long way from my first attempt, let me tell you, which was not much more than a...

Mustard Marinated Textured Vegetable Protein (TVP) Cutlets

 This recipe was hiding in my How to Use Dried TVP post, but it gets a bit lost in there so I thought it deserved it's own post. I just made these mustard marinated TVP cutlets again and remembered how delicious they are, so here you go! The picture above is before it...

Mochi Truffles (Riceflour Truffles)

Vegan MoFo Day #15 All credit for this goes to my friend, Gulliver! I believe we are kitchen soulmates as everything he makes in his kitchen wants to be in my belly. Last November, he posted on my Facebook wall asking me to test a recipe for him, which was born during...

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,...

Thai Fried Pineapple Rice with Tofu

Oddly enough, when discovering a bag of frozen pineapple in the freezer, my first thought was not "smoothies", "pineapple upside down cake" or "yogurt", but instead...rice! If you have not tried pineapple in a savory dish, believe me, you are missing out. This dish is...

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...

Vegan Peanut Butter Mousse Cup Pie

I've been posting a lot of desserts lately. Can you tell I like chocolate and peanut butter? No matter, this is possibly the best dessert I've ever made. The best part is I made it up all by myself! Oh. My. Gosh. was this fabulous. [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:12] After the...

Marzipan Semolina Pudding (Grießflammeri)

Last time I was in Berlin, I got a marzipan semolina pudding parfait at Goodies that was to die for. Ever since then I've been trying to figure out what was in it (semolina in a dessert...weird) and how to recreate it. I think I finally touched upon it! This is based...

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....

Saucy Garam Masala Noodles

Vegan MoFo Day #6  Here is a quick meal idea for a busy Monday. I threw this together for a late breakfast (yes, I'm weird) a few days ago as a let's-use-up-what's-in-the-fridge kinda meal and ended up marveling over it's deliciousness. I am now obsessed with garam...

Recent Posts

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

Vegan Nom Noms Does America: Madison, Wisconsin

 Vegan MoFo Post #2 Another fly-by visit, more detailed perusing needed another time! Madison, Wisconsin ended up being pretty rad. Not only was it one of the most bike-able places I visited, there were tons of vegan things all over and lots of good beer...and lots of...

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Vegan Nom Noms Does America: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Vegan MoFo Post #1 Vegan MoFo begins, oh my! New to the blog? Get ready for lots of travel and vegan yums! My theme this year will be Vegan Roadtrip Across America as I am currently on a big vegan roadtrip across America! I've already began writing about my journeys...

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Vegan Nom Noms Does America: Chicago, Illinois

First off, vegan Chicago is epic. It was my first time to Chicago and I had a pretty awesome time. Shoutout to my friend Claire for taking me in and showing me the true Chicago experience! I went to house parties, Shakespeare in the Park, got some books at the amazing...

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