It’s already been a year since we both switched to a completely plantbased diet! Yay! 🙂
In this blog post we would like to tell you why we did it and how it worked out for us. We will also explain why we can’t imagine to eat animal’s byproducts or meat again and how we managed to come to this conviction. If you’re curious about veganism or if you would like to inform yourself more about your food in general, you will find some great sources of information in this post as well. This post does NOT claim to cover every topic around veganism perfectly. I will try to explain as short as possible without leaving out some of the most important information.
I will list all sources and further links to information down below!
How We Went Vegan:
In November 2016 Ken and I made the decision together, to change to a plantbased diet. We have both been vegetarian before for about 3/4 of a year. I’ve also been vegetarian from the age of 13 to 17 but then changed to eating meat again (why the heck, I don’t have a good explanation for that). We both slowly transitioned to an almost plantbased diet before we completely cut out all animal products. We started by not buying eggs anymore, then we switched from cow’s milk to plantmilk and the last thing we quit was cheese. Especially for me this was pretty hard in the beginning, since I’ve always loved cheese so much. While Ken became vegan almost over night, I finished all the products with dairy and eggs in it that I had bought before (such as pesto, crackers, müslibars with honey etc.). Ken gave the non-vegan food he still had to his roommates, so that nothing went bad. We both found different ways to transition and we strongly believe that everybody needs to find their own path when it comes to changing habits 🙂
I quickly want to say something about the cheese topic, because I see and hear that so many people struggle with quitting cheese. Maybe it helps to get more information about why this is so hard for us – it has definitely helped me and I can say I don’t miss it anymore!
After months of preparation and excitement the day did finally come. The 16th of August 2017. On this day we took a plane from Stuttgart to Hamburg and finally to Stockholm Arlanda Airport. We arrived around 20:15 to the prime time. Is it true? We are finally here? Back in the plane we had a very nice moment just before we reached Stockholm. We
looked out of the windows and there we saw islands everywhere. Beautiful never ending forests in a gorgeous sunset. Stockholm wanted to give us a warm welcome with this view. What an amazing start to our 5 1/2 months of living there.
We got our suitcases pretty fast and directlybought the tickets for the “Flybussarna” at the gate. This bus brought us to the Central Station. The tickets were around 99 SEK for each person which are about 11€. Armed with the tickets we left the gate and searched for a cash machine because we needed to get money to pay the rent. We found one next to a Exchange Office. Ok, how to chose? Where to get the money? “WE SELL” “WE BUY”… nobody gets this! After a quick google session we decided to ask the guy in the Office where we get the best exchange rates so we decided: Cash machine and exchange rate defined by the bank in our home country. In retrospect the right decision! Highly recommended informing yourself before you draw out money! With the money, suitcases and bus tickets in our hands and a lot of excitement in our heads we took the bus to “T-Centralen”. Thanks to Google Maps it was no problem at all to find the way to the area we’ll live: “Enskede Gård”. Our landlord did already wait for us because we were a little late.
Hey everybody, nice to have you here!
Wherever you may know or not know us from – we are glad you found the way to our new blog.
We – that is Ken and I, Anouk. We’re a couple from Southern Germany, currently living in Stockholm and we love to enjoy all the vegan foods&drinks, travelling and various small and big adventures. We often cook together, from time to time we travel to new destinations and sometimes we do some sports together 🙂
Of course we both have some different interests as well. Ken is a compositing artist and is interested in photography and editing. He likes cooking and watching series and tv-shows. I study Social Anthropology, a subject that includes a variety of fascinating and important topics. Apart from that I newly discovered yoga for myself and enjoy to go running more or less regularly.
Within the last weeks some major changes in our lives have taken place.