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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. Sign up below to receive very occasional updates on my life, travels and new blog posts:

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.

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...

How to Make the Most of Your Pumpkin: Everything But the Stem

It's that time of year and as far as I can remember, I've never done anything with a pumpkin besides carve a face in it and let it rot outside. Thus, with two sugar pumpkins around, it had to mean roasted pumpkin seeds, fresh pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie! It took...

Balcony Garden Bounty and My Fresh Smoked Tofu Urban Gardening Salad

Vegan MoFo Day #1! Summer is almost over, but let's not speak about that. I thought I'd use the first day of MoFo to take advantage of the new September MoFo time....no Thanksgiving food here! It's not cold and miserable yet and there is still stuff growing! On my...

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...

Vegan White Chocolate

I've been meaning to make vegan white chocolate ever since I got some food-grade cocoa butter for Christmas. I used a recipe from the Bitter Sweet Blog and went with it. Man, it was a lot easier than I expected to make the ever-elusive vegan white chocolate and so...

Cookie Baking Party!

First off, I discovered the BEST sugar cookie recipe EVER from Vegan MoFo. I've seriously made it 5 or so times since I found it and and holycrap. Delish. One of the only traditions we had each year growing up was a sugar cookie making party in December where all our...

Sauerkraut, Gnocchi and Veggie Sausage Stirfry

Look what Germany has done to me! I cannot get enough sauerkraut. This seems like some ridiculous combination that would only make sense if you were pregnant (which I am definitely not), but it seems to make total sense in my current head space. It's very simple:...

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...

Vegan Chard & Artichoke Dip

Vegan MoFo Day #8! My housemate and I went dumpster diving the other day and managed to acquire 8 POUNDS of artichokes. It was my first time dumpstering and I'm excited to go again! I am pretty proud that this was almost entirely free as the artichokes and onions were...

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...

Fresh Ginger Lemon “Honey” Tea

Vegan MoFo Day #12 We'll leave the debate about honey elsewhere, but this tea is simple and delicious no matter what sweetner you use. Almost too simple to blog about, this got me through last winters' cold season. I dug these pictures out from the depths, having...

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...

Recent Posts

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

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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Vegan Nom Noms Does America: Ann Arbor, Michigan

Next stop...Ann Arbor, Michigan! This was my second time to Michigan in my life, the first time was all the way up in the UP (Upper Penninsula). This time I was there to visit my good friend Katie, whose attending med school there. For those who are unfamiliar with...

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