Vegan Traveler Interview: Nicole from Vegan Nom Noms

vegan traveler interview nicole

Today I’m really excited to be continuing my vegan traveler interview series which I started during Vegan MoFo this year.  I was really happy to interview Nicole from Vegan Nom Noms, who did a great series on her roadtrip around the US during Vegan MoFo.  She’s ridiculously well travelled, especially around Europe, and I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty jealous that she lives in Berlin, which is one of the best cities for vegans (plus apparently a really cool city, all-round).  And in non-travel news, Nicole just released an app (how cool is that?) and the first issue

Butternut Squash, Kale, Caramelised Onion and Soft Cashew Cheese Pizza

Butternut squash, kale, caramelized onion and soft cashew cheese pizza

This dish is like autumn on pizza dough.  It’s hearty, yet tastes rich, with the soft cheese in place of tomato sauce on the pizza base (but really, it’s not as rich as it tastes, it’s made with silken tofu — shh!, I won’t tell anyone if you don’t). This pizza comes together beautifully if you can manage to prepare a few things in advance.  The butternut squash got roasted at the beginning of the week for another recipe, and the caramelised onions also got made in a big batch on a Sunday (did you know you can freeze caramelised

Taco-Off: Jackfruit vs. Hearts of Palm Vegan Carnitas (Pulled Pork) Tacos

Jackfruit carnitas tacos

For the final dish of taco week, I give you vegan carnitas (pulled pork) tacos, two ways. Because surely you have also asked yourself: what makes a better taco, jackfruit or hearts of palm? Let’s break it down: Jackfruit = the darling of the vegan community these days.  Recipes everywhere.  Can buy relatively inexpensively in a lot of Asian supermarkets but not in most groceries (at least where I am.)  The texture and look (once they’re pulled apart) has been praised for its meatiness. Hearts of palm = not as popular/not many recipes out there (although there are a few,