Guten Tag and Hello from Switzerland!
Hello! I am a new vegan! I am mostly vegetarian but im leaning more towards vegan. I am born and raised in Texas now i am living in Switzerland. I love my new country.If there is anyone out there who lives in Europe dont hesitate to contact me!Im looking for new friends in my new home :) Or even if you are in the US, Australia, or where ever! i would love to chat, learn and swap experience about this new lifestyle
Im currently learning German in Zurich/Oerlikon and if anyone can speak Deustch im here to practice as well!
I cant wait to try out all these amazing recipes and chow down!
Nice to meet y'all! Bis Spater!
Just like you, I also am (lacto-)vegetarian but tending to being mostly vegan. There are many great foods I wouldn't have tried if it wasn't for looking more into vegan cooking.
Did your whole family move to Switzerland or just you? Oh, also: I'm from Germany :).
Ja, ich lebe in Deutschland (sorry I wasn't clear about that in my post!). Hm, it sure must be harder to eat vegan in Switzerland if you've been used to all of the awesome vegan choices in the US. What do you miss most? I've had Daiya cheese from a vegan store in Berlin several times and it's soooo good!
Maybe you've found this website already but I thought it might be helpful: http://www.vegan.ch/
Have you generally settled in Switzerland so far or are you feeling homesick? It must be hard to live that far away from your family though moving there to live with your boyfriend naturally is understandable.
Lacto-vegetarian means pretty much vegan plus having dairy products. I do make sure not to consume animal rennet or gelatin (sometimes mixed into Quark/Joghurt). While I do have dairy it's not a big part of my diet. My main meals are vegan so dairy only makes an appearance in snacks.
Aaaah, Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte - it's been too long since I last had it! I didn't try this recipe yet but he's a popular vegan chef so maybe it's good? http://www.attilahildmann.com/kirschtorte_schwarzwald_rezept/sahne_torten_rezepte.htm
My mum once baked another of his cakes for me, though, and that one was nice.
My reasons for eating mostly vegan and hopefully cutting out the remaining dairy eventually are manifold. You already mentioned the ethical reasons and health benefits. I also think it's more sustainable for the environment. I think it doesn't matter which reasons you're deciding on your diet for - as long as you feel good about it, it's right :).
Seit wann bist du Vegetarierin? Ernährt sich dein Freund ebenfalls vegetarisch?
(As for the triple-posting: That could have been me, too :D!)
Aw, don't feel stupid for messing posts up. It's not your fault but the board's - technology can be tricky!
Haha, my name actually doesn't mean cheesemaker though I that'd be cute, too! "kleineKaiserin" was the nickname given to me by a teacher back in school in regards of my family's name. Translated it'd mean "little empress" though that's not what I had in mind :).
I'd miss my friends, too, if I moved. Actually I've been missing the friends from back home since I moved to another city for my studies. I'm with you on rather having a smaller number of close friends than many you don't have a lot to do with/can't trust. It's like Facebook: I don't blindly accept every friend request because I don't care about having a large number of "friends" on there. I prefer to stay in contact mostly with those I truly know and have things to share with.
Sadly I don't live in Berlin but I'd love to move there one day. I do visit the city several times a year, though, and actually meant to go again sometime soon. It's a great place to be. I'm living in a city in Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen).
As for the cheese fondue: Is it embarrassing that I never had it so far? I bet I'm missing out but at least I had chocolate fondue several times before - yum!
Funny how you've always wanted to move to Europe. Would you have picked Switzerland, too, if it wasn't for your boyfriend living there? I wish you lived in Germany so we could meet :). I haven't been to Switzerland yet but would like to go there.
Your boyfriend doesn't like cheese?! He can't truly be Swiss :D.
Missing foods is another thing I can fully understand. Along with family (sorry you're not close to yours!) and friends is one thing making you feel home in a place, right? Hence the name "comfort food". I never had fried green tomatoes or candied carrots - I guess I should try them, huh?
Regarding the exchange with your vegetarian friend: I don't have any vegetarian/vegan friends around here, either, so maybe we could give each other advice etc.?
So cute you named your car and too bad Betty couldn't come to Switzerland with you! And I just recently got myself an Android phone after years of having a not properly working phone.
Heya, I'm English & living in Germany & also trying to learn German :) I'm vegetarian trying to slowly become vegan. Thought i'd say hallo!