Chia seeds and muesli Kolios Greek yoghurt mix
Aug17

Chia seeds and muesli Kolios Greek yoghurt mix

At a loss what do prepare for breakfast? Here’s a simple idea that you can do in a jiffy. Try having a Chia seeds and muesli Greek yoghurt mix.  Fill half a cup with your favourite muesli. Then open a tub of Kolios 0% fat Greek yogurt and mix the two. Add two table spoons of Chia seeds and mix again. This mix gives you a combo of protein and fibre.  Chia seeds are rich in protein (16 g of protein per 100 g), fibre, manganese,...

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Emma’s Kitchen – a good choice of vegan and vegetarian food in San Gwann
Aug13

Emma’s Kitchen – a good choice of vegan and vegetarian food in San Gwann

Veggy Malta went to Emma’s Kitchen in San Gwann and had a chat with Emma Warrington about the choice of plant based food (and vegetarian) there is on the food board. After all you would expect a good selection of vegan options with half the staff being vegan! Emma, an architect by profession, seems to have found her passion in the kitchen. (I don’t blame her… looking at the state of our country).  In October 2016 she...

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Erba Vita probiotics and supplements
Aug10

Erba Vita probiotics and supplements

Veggy Malta tries out a couple of Erba Vita products. namely the fermentFlor Forte and MgKC sachets. These are two products from around 40 products available locally. Although they are found inside pharmacies (and a number of health shops), Erba Vita products are considered the counter products (meaning they do not require a doctors prescription to take). Having said that, I would always recommend that you should seek professional...

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Aqua Oleum 100% organic essential oils and massage oils
Aug08

Aqua Oleum 100% organic essential oils and massage oils

Veggy Malta has a look at a new range of products on the island. They are Aqua Oleum 100% organic essential oils. Essential oils have been used by individuals for millennia both for healing purposes and for cosmetic ones. The particles in essential oils come from distilling or extracting the different parts of plants, including the flowers, leaves, bark, roots, resin and peels. In fact by distillation the oil and water parts are...

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Wales – land of castles, sheep and vegan food!
Aug06

Wales – land of castles, sheep and vegan food!

It’s summer and when the mercury starts to creep up beyond tolerable numbers, it time to try to escape the Maltese summer heat and (try to) go to a cooler climate further up north. This year the family vacation was planned for Wales. Whilst I have been to England, Scotland and also Northern Ireland, I had never ventured to Wales. I guess if ever there was a time it was now. Before the Brits leave the EU and the sun finally sets...

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Indulge yourself with Valsoia’s non-dairy Hazelnut Spread
Aug03

Indulge yourself with Valsoia’s non-dairy Hazelnut Spread

Simple question! How can you indulge yourself if you have a 400 g tub of Valsoia’s hazelnut spread? Here’s an idea. Make a chocolate cake, then spread it with the hazelnut spread.  Add a scoop of the spread to dip some fresh strawberries in. And to finish this heavenly combo add a scoop of Valsoia ice cream. Now that’s what I call desert! The great thing about all of this is that it is totally dairy free. And...

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Folji Ħodor – II-Ħadid fid-Dieta
Aug02

Folji Ħodor – II-Ħadid fid-Dieta

Il-ħadid huwa bħal xabla taqta’ minn żewġ naħat. Hekk jgħid Dr. Michael Greger MD. Il-ħadid huwa element li jinsab taħt diversi forom u nieħduh fid-dieta kemm b’mod naturali kif ukoll kultant bħala suppliment. Dan il-minerali huwa essenzjali għall-ħajja għax għandu rwoli importanti, l-aktar fit-trasport tal-ossiġnu fid-demm. Jekk ma niħdux biżżejjed ħadid nirriskjaw li naqgħu fl-enemija, imma jekk nieħdu ż-żejjed nistgħu nżidu...

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Introducing flexitarian – a healthy and flexible approach to eating less meat and more plant based food
Jul27

Introducing flexitarian – a healthy and flexible approach to eating less meat and more plant based food

Veggy Malta looks at this relatively new word and tries to explain how easy it is to go flexitarian in today’s busy world.  Merriam-Webster dictionary included the work in 2012, with the meaning “one whose normally meatless diet occasionally includes meat or fish”.[1] So what is a flexitarian diet? As the name well suggest it is a flexible diet. Whilst some vegetarians and vegans label flexitarians as lazy and...

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Cheese Aubergine with Schardinger Baronesse
Jul23

Cheese Aubergine with Schardinger Baronesse

Veggy Malta looks at a simple recipe you can make at home or even when out on a BBQ. It can be served as a starter or as the main meal. If you want to make a main meal out of this Cheese Aubergine dish you should add a mixed salad with it. It really is a simple recipe based with aubergines taking the centre stage. There are two versions of the same recipe (slightly modified) that you can use either on the BBQ or at home in the oven....

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Two new ice creams by Valsioia – the Gran Specialità Caramello and the Gran Specialità Tiramisù
Jul20

Two new ice creams by Valsioia – the Gran Specialità Caramello and the Gran Specialità Tiramisù

Veggy Malta tried Valsoia’s new ice cream tubs. The Gran Specialità Caramello and the Gran Specialità Tiramisù. It’s very difficult to tell you which is better of the two! As we are now accustomed, Valsoia has produced two other 100% non-dairy, naturally lactose free and vegan ice creams. The Gran Specialità Caramello is gluten free as well.  They both come in a convenient 210 g tub that can be enjoyed by the family (or on...

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5 foods that will help you relax
Jul18

5 foods that will help you relax

Veggy Malta looks at five simple ways to help us relax using food and natural products. It is useful to learn how to cope with stressful moments using a natural medicine box. We look at 5 different ways using odours and food that may help you relax. Every different type of food is made up of different chemicals, nutrients and vitamins. They are these properties that make one food better than another for specific reason. You an look at...

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Setiz broad spinach pasta – gluten free
Jul16

Setiz broad spinach pasta – gluten free

Veggy Malta tried out Sietz gluten free broad spinach pasta. One of the range of pastas available from the Seitz gluten free brand. Cooking the Seitz spinach pasta is quite easy, 5 minutes and its done. I used Seitz gluten free pasta sauces to add with the pasta, so if I had to be honest my cooking job was done in a jiffy. The Seitz red pesto mixed well with the pasta (though even the green pesto would have been fab). After mixing the...

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Apple & Fior di Vita Cheddar slices with Jalapeño or honey
Jul13

Apple & Fior di Vita Cheddar slices with Jalapeño or honey

Veggy Malta tries out a typical American pairing; apples and cheddar. It’s not the thing you would normally find locally, (unless locally would be in Vermont USA). Yet these two pair off very well. In fact you can find many recipe ideas with apples and cheddar. Some melt the cheese on apple slices, or even make a sandwich with both inside. You can also find the two used together in toast, tortillas and salads. Veggy Malta has...

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Two Crème by Valsoia to choose from
Jul11

Two Crème by Valsoia to choose from

Veggy Malta tried out la Crème range by Valsoia. A choice of two deserts one vanilla and the other chocolate. These two deserts are pleasant to eat. I personally like both but prefer the vanilla though my daughter prefers the chocolate one by far. It is a nice simple desert that you can take after food, or as a snack if feeling hungry or even as part of your breakfast. You can leave it in room temperate, which means that it can be a...

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Anurakti – novelties lined up for the Malta International Food Festival
Jul09

Anurakti – novelties lined up for the Malta International Food Festival

Veggy Malta talked to Adriana and Alan from Anurakti about their upcoming participation in the Malta International Food Festival in Mdina happening between the 19th and the 22nd of July. At least we will know that there will be one stand not try to sell us meat at the festival! Anurakti will be there with all their traditional and best selling products including energy bars and balls, muffins and cakes. As always all Anurakti products...

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