Nicole Branan

Welcome! I’m Nicole Branan, a professional food photographer, stylist and recipe developer in the greater Denver area and this is my food blog.

On The Spice Train I share delicious and easy-to-make recipes that celebrate spices. The ingredient lists of my recipes can be long BUT my recipes are never complicated to make. All the delicious spices just add a lot of great flavor.

My recipes have been featured on Better Homes & Gardens, House Beautiful, Buzzfeed, Huffington PostTown & Country and Redbook.

My food photographs have won international awards and have been licensed and published in numerous cookbooks, online publications and print magazines.

To see more of my photography work, please visit my portfolio website Below are also a few links to interviews and guest posts you can check out.

If you are interested in working with me or want to license my photos for commercial or editorial use, please contact me at

Thank you so much for stopping by, I appreciate your interest!



Links to Some Interviews and Guest Posts:

Pink Lady


Shutterstock Blog

Sweet and Savory by Shinee


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