The 2018 Consciousness Festival – a different pace of life
Sep20

The 2018 Consciousness Festival – a different pace of life

This October why don’t try a different pace of life! Visit the 2nd edition of the Consciousness Festival. It is being held between the 26th and 28th of October 2018 at the Vortex at Vincent’s Eco Farm Mgarr. VeggyMalta spoke to Gilbert Cordina Ahau about the festival. Gilbert describes the festival “as a community gathering that aims to gather a community of people to enjoy three days together. Waking up to Meditation, Tai...

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Baked Quinoa Falafel
Sep19

Baked Quinoa Falafel

Try out my Baked Quinoa Falafel balls. A simple recipe to make using quinoa as a base ingredient. Quinoa is naturally gluten free and rich in protein and is one of the few plant foods that contains all nice essential amino acids. Plus rich in fibre, minerals and vitamins. [1] Ingredients for the Baked Quinoa Falafel  • 1/3 cup quinoa• 1 teaspoon dried parsley  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro• 1 teaspoon dried basil   • 2/3 cup cooked...

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Blissful Lifestyle in the heart of Naxxar
Sep17

Blissful Lifestyle in the heart of Naxxar

VeggyMalta visited Blissful Lifestyle, a health shop situated in Naxxar. There we met Evelyn Muscat the owner along with Thea Axisa who runs the shop. The shop has been open just over a year yet this was my first visit to Blissful Lifestyle. The expression don’t judge a book from it’s cover fits the mark! The shop is on the first floor so whilst walking down the street one doesn’t get a glimpse of what there is a few...

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Who is Paula Attard – Green Kitchen?
Sep14

Who is Paula Attard – Green Kitchen?

Paula a.k.a Polly – Welcome to “Paula Attard – Green Kitchen” section. Green Kitchen aims to be a resource to help you live better and make vegetables cool. Polly has been following a Vegan, Plant-Based Lifestyle for more than 5 years now, and it’s such an energizing, and fruitful both mentally and physically lifestyle. The ultimate goal of this section is to inspire others to embrace more plant-based foods in their diet...

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Spiral Vegetable Tart
Sep12

Spiral Vegetable Tart

Don’t get hypnotised by my Spiral Vegetable Tart!  Thanks to Barbuto’s fresh, organic vegetables I could make this tart which had been on my to-do cooking list every since it went viral on the internet. All you need is to bake your favourite pastry in a round ovenproof dish lined with baking paper (I buy ready-made vegan puff pastry), and in the meantime boil 2 large potatoes to prepare a mash. I prepared mine by mixing in...

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PAMA health shop – an endless choice of products
Sep07

PAMA health shop – an endless choice of products

Veggy Malta visited Pama health shop in Mosta and met up with Joeleen the owner. Joeleen and her husband Wayne manage the health food sections who are third party contractors inside both Pama and Pavi supermarkets. I visited Pama to have a deeper look at this section. It is clear when meeting with Joeleen that there is a passion for what they are doing. She is energised by the belief that people should live a healthier life. And you...

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Danny’s Kitchen & Deli
Sep05

Danny’s Kitchen & Deli

Veggy Malta visited Danny’s Kitchen & Deli in Qormi. To be quite honest I didn’t know what to expect when entering the place given that it is located on the main road (in front of Crosscraft). I associated the location more with a workers bar rather than a deli. I was pleasantly surprised. The ambiance inside the restaurant could not be further away from my mental image. There I met up with JP Debono (chef and...

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Vegetable Lasagne with Fior di Vita Halloumi
Sep03

Vegetable Lasagne with Fior di Vita Halloumi

Lasagne is a favourite all-season dish and is a sure win with family and guests. Veggy Malta prepares this vegetarian vegetable lasagne which is easy to prepare but intensely tasty. Adding with it slices of Halloumi cheese which doesn’t melt inside the oven (since it has a high melting point) and gives that extra punch to the dish. As a traditional cheese one should look for Cypriot Halloumi. Cooking instructions for the...

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Seitz gluten free pretzel sticks
Aug30

Seitz gluten free pretzel sticks

Veggy Malta tries out Seitz gluten free pretzel sticks. It’s a nice and tasty pretzel alternative for those suffering from gluten intolerance.  I took the Seitz gluten free pretzel sticks plain and I also tried them out with some dips. You really cannot distinguish them (taste wise) from other pretzels even though they are made from rice flour and maize starch. One should make a note that the product is vegetarian but not vegan...

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Blueberries and Kolios Greek yogurt mix in fresh Cantaloupe bowl
Aug23

Blueberries and Kolios Greek yogurt mix in fresh Cantaloupe bowl

It’s summer and there is an abundance of fresh summer fruit.  One favourite fruit is the melon (or cantaloupe), especially when eaten slightly chilled. You can make more out of your melon by making a Blueberries and Kolios Greek yogurt mix in fresh Cantaloupe bowl. Cantaloupe is a great fruit to consume as it is rich in beta carotene which is either converted into Vitamin A or acts as a powerful antioxidant. [1] It is rich in...

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Amy’s Kitchen All American Burger
Aug20

Amy’s Kitchen All American Burger

Veggy Malta tried out Amy’s Kitchen All American Veggie Burger. After all there are times when all you want to do is dig your teeth into a burger.  Well dear flexitarians, vegetarians and vegans, Amy’s Kitchen All American Veggie Burger gives you the opportunity to do that without the guilt feeling (and health concerns) you would have if you were to eat a meat based burger! This dairy free, vegan burger made from grains...

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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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