Each month, we highlight a different reader's "vegiversary"—the anniversary of when they went veg. Share yours at vegetariantimes.com/vegiversary.
Reader Name: Allison Schweitzer
Location: Wauwatosa, Wis.
Vegetarian Since: November 2010
What motivated you to go veg?
Getting a dog. Seeing the personalities animals have made it difficult to want to eat them.
What's your favorite veg-friendly restaurant, and what do you order there?
Casablanca in Milwaukee has an amazing vegetarian lunch buffet. Their falafel is to die for.
What’s your most treasured piece of cookware?
I have a cake plate and spaetzle-maker that both belonged to my great-great grandmother.
What’s your best advice for new vegetarians/vegans?
Bring your own dish to family functions. Then you'll absolutely have something to eat!