Carrot, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, onion, Green Giant organic sweetcorn, green beans, rice and hummus Buddha bowl
Jun22

Carrot, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, onion, Green Giant organic sweetcorn, green beans, rice and hummus Buddha bowl

Veggy Malta made a carrot, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, onion, Green Giant organic sweetcorn, rice and hummus Buddha bowl. It’s easy to make and very nutritious. It’s also a very colourful plate which shows that you are taking in a balance of different nutritious vegetables.  The plate contains protein, carbohydrates, fibre and a mix of vitamins and minerals resulting from the various vegetables used. Cooking instructions...

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Seitz – a gluten free brand new in Malta
Jun20

Seitz – a gluten free brand new in Malta

Veggy Malta has a look at Seitz. A German gluten free products brand that has recently arrived on local shelves. You can easily recognise it from its distinctive blue packaging. So what is Seitz? It is a German brand producing a wide range of gluten free products. The range includes pasta, flour and baking mix, baked goods, cereals and muesli, cupboard essentials and snacks and sweets. The company’s aim is to provide individuals...

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Summer is here – time for Valsoia ice cream
Jun18

Summer is here – time for Valsoia ice cream

Summer is starting and so is the heat. Fortunately along with summer so come ice creams. Therefore (out of duty to VeggyMalta.com readers) I tried out Valsoia’s range of dairy free ice creams. I actually tried the three Valsoia’s tub ice creams currently available locally, yet having a peek at Valsoia’s website I can see that this summer we are in for quite a choice. Yet let me stop drooling over my keyboard and go...

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Are you generating 1456 plastic bottles of waste a year?
Jun15

Are you generating 1456 plastic bottles of waste a year?

Veggy Malta tried out H2Only which is purified drinking water that is sold and distributed in re-fillable water containers. Most of us today are more conscious about the environment but do we just talk or act? Lets see if changing your water supplier can have an impact on our real environment. Lets make the maths for the Cassar family. The Cassars are a family of four. Two working parents and two kids at school. Now we know that every...

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Strawberry & Chocolate Frozen Delamere plain goats yogurt Bark
Jun13

Strawberry & Chocolate Frozen Delamere plain goats yogurt Bark

Summer is starting and so Veggy Malta is suggesting creative healthy foods that kids and adults can all enjoy. Using Delamere’s plain goats yogurt, you can make strawberry & chocolate frozen bark in around 3 or 4 hours. This can be a healthy and nutritious and refreshing snack. Furthermore it is very easy to prepare. You can change the fruit, or add other fruit to create new tastes and flavours. The main ingredient of this...

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Healthy Habits – a healthy fast food shop in the heart of Swieqi
Jun11

Healthy Habits – a healthy fast food shop in the heart of Swieqi

Veggy Malta tried out Healthy Habits at Swieqi. There I was greeted by Tania Cluett and Sharon Aquilina (owners of the shop). Tania comes from a personal training background. The experiences in personal training helped them develop the idea of a healthy fast food and take away. As she says, you don’t need to starve yourself to diet. Sharon on the other hand handles the cooking with Tania and prepares the menu. They point out...

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Three tasty milkshakes with no milk inside
Jun08

Three tasty milkshakes with no milk inside

Veggy Malta made some milkshakes with no (dairy) milk, using Valsoia’s ice creams and rice milk. These milkshakes are ideal for whoever wants a lactose free, gluten free milkshake or does not want to drink dairy. Yet still they have the full freshness of a cold milkshake bumped up with fresh fruits. Bianco variegato Amarena ice cream milkshake The first milkshake was done using Valsoia’s Gelato Bianco variegato Amarena....

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Amy’s Kitchen – now available in Malta and Gozo
Jun06

Amy’s Kitchen – now available in Malta and Gozo

Amy’s Kitchen has come to Malta. This American vegetarian, vegan and gluten free brand is now on supermarket and shop shelves across Malta and Gozo. So what’s special about Amy’s Kitchen? For those who don’t know the brand, Amy’s Kitchen offers a wide range of easy to prepare foods which can be vegetarian, vegan, dairy free, lactose free, gluten free, soy free, or even tree nut free. The story that...

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Mooncup – 11,000 reasons why to use a reusable menstrual cup
Jun04

Mooncup – 11,000 reasons why to use a reusable menstrual cup

Veggy Malta looks at the Mooncup, a reusable menstrual cup. I looked up and spoke to a few people who use the Mooncup and asked them why they use it. As a starter, the Mooncup is produced by an ethical business run by women. Furthermore it is certified by the Vegan Society. Did you know that the average woman spends 6 and a half years of her life menstruating. During this time she would use some 11,000 disposable sanitary products...

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Making sesame seeds and multi-seeds protein bars
Jun01

Making sesame seeds and multi-seeds protein bars

If there is one good source of protein it’s seeds. Seeds like sesame seeds, chia seeds, poppy seeds, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds are all good sources of protein.  So we tried making sesame seed and multi-seeds protein bars. Each of the seeds I mentioned has a number of properties to add on the basic aspect of being a good source of protein. Interestingly sesame seeds rank highest in cholesterol-lowering phytosterols of...

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Valsoia’s cotolette – tasty and crunchy
May31

Valsoia’s cotolette – tasty and crunchy

Veggy Malta tried out Valsoia’s Cotolette with spinach. I asked myself what’s the best way to test out the cotolette? After all Valsoia’s cotolette are not new addition to my freezer. The box knows its shelf along with it’s other family members. So apart from trying them out myself I put them to the ultimate test! A thirteen year old vegetarian girl, who is more a lactoarian (does this term exist :-)?) than a...

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Good Earth San Gwann – a health food shop with a difference
May29

Good Earth San Gwann – a health food shop with a difference

Veggy Malta went to Good Earth San Gwann, a health shop opened some months ago. It is Good Earth Food Stores’ largest shop. The other shops are in Balluta, B’Kara (inside Smart Supermarket) and Valletta (inside is-Suq l-Antik). The shop isn’t overpowering and doesn’t give you a feeling a wanting to oversell you products. There is a big open space in the middle of the shop where there are tables with all sorts...

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10 Brain Foods to help boost your focus and memory
May27

10 Brain Foods to help boost your focus and memory

Veggy Malta has a look at what foods help power our brains to work better. After all there is a correlation between the food we eat and how the brain function. So lets have a look at what you can eat that will help your focus and memory. What are the best brain foods? Here is a list of ten brain foods that are good for mind and body. Beetroot. This much disliked but pretty vegetable is a memory secret weapon. If you have a problem...

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Rice & Rice organic dairy and gluten free drink
May23

Rice & Rice organic dairy and gluten free drink

Veggy Malta tried out Rice & Rice non-dairy drink. The packaging avoids stating the word milk, probably for reasons similar to issues that passed from the French parliament recently. Rice & Rice Drink by Probios is a non-dairy drink which surprise surprise is made from rice. To be precise it is certified Italian organic rice. What are the main elements of this milk alternative drink. The packaging calls out a number of them....

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Ecover – lets live clean
May21

Ecover – lets live clean

Veggy Malta zooms onto Ecover, a different way to clean. So lets have a look at what Ecover is calling a clean world revolution. #letsliveclean Ecover is a full range of household and personal care products. You will find dish-washing liquids and tablets,  laundry liquids and powder, fabric softener and stain remover. A full range of household cleaners including oven sprays, window cleaners, bathroom cleaners, limescale removers,...

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