This Lent want are you going to give up?
Feb16

This Lent want are you going to give up?

What does a vegetarian or vegan give up in lent? After all you are not eating any meat, and neither fish (on a Friday) so you cannot say that you are making any sacrifice because of your plant-based diet! So for those that have embraced a year long fast from meat, what can you abstain from this Lent? Could it be dairy (for vegetarians) or could it be chocolate? Well, how about abstaining from plastic? I think this would be a great...

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Holland & Barrett – choose the good life
Feb13

Holland & Barrett – choose the good life

Veggy Malta popped into Holland & Barrett to see what’s inside this international health shop and natural remedies franchise that is also in Malta. Although they have 7 shops and 2 shop in shops across the island, I went to the Fgura outlet just opposite the church. Though I am advised they all carry the same product ranges. I was greeted by Carla Florian, Marketing Manager at H&B, who showed me around the shop. Inside...

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How to make fresh ginger tea (two recipes) a healthy tea for all the year
Feb12

How to make fresh ginger tea (two recipes) a healthy tea for all the year

Many of us know that ginger has a lot of beneficial properties. I will not delve into this as I actually made a post on 10 health benefits of ginger – just as Confucius would have recommended. I want to follow up on this by showing how easy it is to make fresh ginger tea and therefore drink it every day. It will help detox and cleanse your body apart from strengthening your immunity system. What is the trick in making good and...

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Tal-Ħwawar – the spice shop in Valletta where the past is still the present
Feb09

Tal-Ħwawar – the spice shop in Valletta where the past is still the present

Veggy Malta went to Valletta and followed the scent of herbs and spices and ended up in St. John’s Street. There in the corner with St. Paul’s Street, is an old shop called George Zammit better known as Tal-Ħwawar. I entered the shop and I was greeted by the current owner Johann Farrugia. The shop has been a family run concern for 130 years. Way back since 1888. Over the years the shop has evolved and has been known by...

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10 health benefits of ginger – just as Confucius would have recommended
Feb08

10 health benefits of ginger – just as Confucius would have recommended

Although ginger is one of the oldest spices in the world, we are today rediscovering it’s many health benefits. The word comes all the way from the Sanskrit word singabera, which means in the shape of a horn. The word evolved in Greek as zingiberis, as Medieval Latin as gingiber and as Old English as gingifer. We can find it in the writings of Confucius as way back as 5th century BC. In fact Confucius said ginger is pungent,...

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Seed and Bean – an organic kaleidoscope of pleasure
Feb06

Seed and Bean – an organic kaleidoscope of pleasure

There is a new chocolate range in town! It’s Seed and Bean. I tried my pick on the Mandarin and Ginger. This is one of the many vegan chocolates in the range. The mandarin and Ginger has 72% cocoa. The thing I liked most about it is that whilst there is a subtly taste of the Italian mandarin and a hint of the Sri Lankan ginger, they do not overpower the taste of the cocoa. But that’s not all I have to say about this...

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PETA’s Holy 2018 Super Bowl Advert Redemption is out
Feb04

PETA’s Holy 2018 Super Bowl Advert Redemption is out

Super Bowl 2018 has arrived and every year PETA (international animal rights charity) makes its Super Bowl advert.  It never actually makes the air and is not transmitted during the Super Bowl. A 30 second advert during the Super Bowl costs a whopping $5 million. This years PETA’s advert is called Redemption. It features actor James Cromwell, better known for his part in the pig film Babe. Interesting is when the confessor says...

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Splat Organic toothpaste – recommended during pregnancy
Feb03

Splat Organic toothpaste – recommended during pregnancy

So I tried the Splat Organic toothpaste. I shifted from my normal toothpaste and started using it. In a couple of weeks, after finishing the tube I will update and tell you if my teeth have whitened as well in the process. For now let me tell you about my immediate reactions after using it for a few days. Clearly (as shown on the packaging) the toothpaste contains natural Aloe Vera. Although technically one is not supposed to swallow...

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HRH Queen Elizabeth II has gone vegan – watch the video!
Feb02

HRH Queen Elizabeth II has gone vegan – watch the video!

It has finally happened. The head of the British Royal family, Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II has decided to go vegan. You can see it on this video shown on BBC Three.   Well actually it is a fictional video, made by BBC Three, using footage from the popular TV show The Crown. The video uses cartoon like superimposition on the Queen’s mouth and Prince Philip.  The video see Prince Philip saying “promise me that we...

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NVKED peanut butter spreads – two shades of brown!
Feb01

NVKED peanut butter spreads – two shades of brown!

Veggy Malta tried out NVKED peanut butter. NVKED produces two types of peanut butter, the salted peanut butter and the dark chocolate peanut butter. To introduce this product one should state that these peanut butter spreads have no preservatives, no added sugars, no palm oil and no hydrogenated oils (more natural). The added salt is sea salt (but for special orders the salt can be omited altogether). In the case of the dark chocolate...

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