What are your pets eating?
Oct16

What are your pets eating?

If your motivation to go vegetarian or vegan was a moral one due to the unnecessary cruelty that goes around in farms and slaughterhouses, you must have at some point felt a little guilty about the ingredients in your dogs’ or cats’ food. Indeed it is the great loophole in your effort to reduce animal cruelty in farms. Most animal feed manufacturers get their ingredients from whatever is left over form the human food...

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Mixed Buddha Bowl with Kuhne Honey & Mustard salad dressing
Oct11

Mixed Buddha Bowl with Kuhne Honey & Mustard salad dressing

Veggy Malta makes a Buddha bowl (or rather plate) with a number of vegetables you will normally find at home, along with some Kuhne Honey & Mustard salad dressing. Here is the recipe to this easy to make Buddha bowl. To start of, slice some marrows, aubergines, tomatoes and yellow bell peppers. Sprinkle with some olive oil, salt & pepper and some honey. Place inside the over and roast them. Put some water to boil. When...

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A plate of spaghetti with Valsoia’s polpettine
Oct10

A plate of spaghetti with Valsoia’s polpettine

Sometimes all you want is a plate of spaghetti with some tomato sauce and juicy steaming polpette. Maybe a grate of cheese on top and who knows a jug of lager to help wash it down. Well if you think that you need a gram of meat for all of that you’re down right wrong! Not one teeny bit of meat! What you actually need are Valsoia’s Polpettine Surgelate. Ready made frozen meat free polpettine. Cook them in the tomato sauce...

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Fresh vegan pasta at The Pasta Shop at PAMA and PAVI
Oct08

Fresh vegan pasta at The Pasta Shop at PAMA and PAVI

Veggy Malta tried out The Pasta Shop at PAMA and PAVI to see what they have to offer. It turns out that they have a decent selection of vegan fresh pasta along with their vegetarian range. The fresh pasta is all locally produced! I tried the Vegan Arancini Funghi. Sizeable arancini filled with whole grain rice, fresh mushrooms, soya cooked cream , funghi porcini and breadcrumbs. When I say it’s sizeable I mean it. After all you...

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Amy’s Kitchen vegetable lasagne
Oct05

Amy’s Kitchen vegetable lasagne

Veggy Malta tries out Amy’s Kitchen vegetable lasagne. Another of Amy’s Kitchen products that are suitable for vegans and people intolerant to gluten. This is another easy to prepare product by Amy’s Kitchen like the Chinese noodles. All you need to do here is heat and eat. I added some extra vegan cheese on top of it but that’s a question of choice. You can cook inside a conventional oven (as I did) or you can...

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PAVI Health shop – where choice matters
Oct04

PAVI Health shop – where choice matters

VeggyMalta met up with Wayne Wingfield at PAVI Shopping Complex in Qormi. Wayne and his wife Joleen manage the health food sections of PAMA and PAVI supermarkets. They are third party contractors inside these two shopping complexes.  Wayne and Joleen took over the PAVI health shop in 2013. In less than a year it doubled in size. Wayne explains that throughout the years the range of products has constantly grown but so has the demand....

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Valsoia vegan hazelnut cream latte
Sep29

Valsoia vegan hazelnut cream latte

If you happen to like coffee and hazelnut cream then you will certainly like this combo. It’s a V (for vegan or Valsoia) hazelnut cream latte. My daughter Gaia who isn’t fond of coffee liked it as well. Making this latte is quite simple.  Using the first mug, start with making a double espressos (not a lungo, but making two espressos).Then add two spoons of hazelnut cream to the coffee and stir the cream until it...

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Baked potatoes and Green beans with Fior di Vita Pepato cheese
Sep27

Baked potatoes and Green beans with Fior di Vita Pepato cheese

Veggy Malta tried out a simple yet delicious dish that is totally filling and absolutely tasty. This vegetarian recipe gets it’s extra kick from the Fior di Vita Pepato cheese. You can also use this dish along with some vegan alternative meat. Cooking instructions for the Baked potatoes and Green beans with Pepato cheese Preheat the oven to 250. Cut the potatoes in quarters and drizzle with some olive oil. Put foil and place the...

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Gluten free breakfast with Seitz muesli
Sep26

Gluten free breakfast with Seitz muesli

Breakfast is considered as the most important meal of the day, yet many skip it or rush through it. In fact breakfast kick-starts your metabolism, helping you burn calories throughout the day. It also gives you the energy you need to get things done and helps you focus at work or at school. Those are just a few reasons why it’s the most important meal of the day. [1] If you have a gluten intolerance you obviously need to look out for...

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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 quinoa½ cup vegetable broth1 teaspoon dried parsley  ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro1 teaspoon dried basil   2/3...

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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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