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Happy Vegiversary to VT Reader Allison Schweitzer!

Each month, we highlight a different reader’s “vegiversary”—the anniversary of when they went veg. Read this one, then share your own.

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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!