Easy to make (a winter) Vegan tofu feta couscous pie
Jan31

Easy to make (a winter) Vegan tofu feta couscous pie

This week Veggy Malta shares another warm winter recipe. This time it is a vegan tofu feat couscous pie. This dish has been created vegan and dairy free, yet vegetarians can easily substitute the products if they wish. Making the pie crust Mix all the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add soy (or almond) milk, olive oil and margarine and blend properly. Start adding a bit of cold water and slowly add water as needed. Form the dough...

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Renny’s Herbs and Salads – a hydroponic farm in Zejtun
Jan30

Renny’s Herbs and Salads – a hydroponic farm in Zejtun

Veggy Malta went to Zejtun to meet up with Renny Desira, owner of Renny’s Herbs and Salads. Renny’s operation is probably the oldest hydroponic farm in the island. He and his wife have been working in their hydroponic farm since 1997. That’s 21 long years. I caught them whilst they were preparing some products for their clients. Their main client base are supermarkets and chefs, but they also have a few individual...

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15 products that may seem vegetarian but in fact are non-vegetarian!
Jan27

15 products that may seem vegetarian but in fact are non-vegetarian!

There are many products in the market that subtly contain animal based ingredients. What vegetarians and vegans learn is to look at the label and ingredients and try to scan if there are animal based ingredients inside it. Sometimes it is easy, but in some cases it is less easy. It is clearly frustrating for vegetarians (and vegans) to find that a food they have been eating contains meat or animal products. 15 non-vegetarian foods...

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Eco Mil almond Milk – a gluten free and sugar free vegan alternative to cow’s milk
Jan25

Eco Mil almond Milk – a gluten free and sugar free vegan alternative to cow’s milk

Veggy Malta tried Eco Mil almond milk. This is a 100% vegan product, which is also sugar free, gluten free and organic. That’s a long list to carry on one packet! Eco Mil is a Spanish company with it’s roots going back to 1991. The company today offers a range of products coming from organic farming and which are also lactose free. Eco Mil products are an alternative to cow’s milk. In fact their products are targeted...

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A Vegan Star Pizza at Naar restobar in Ballutta Bay
Jan24

A Vegan Star Pizza at Naar restobar in Ballutta Bay

Veggy Malta went to Naar in St. Julians to try out their vegetarian and vegan range. The menu is 30% vegetarian / vegan. Plus, any dish on the menu can be made to be gluten free. Mel, the General Manager and Head Chef of Naar, told me that vegetarians and vegans are in for a positive surprise in the new upcoming menu! I started with the Vegan Star Pizza. In fact I was curious. I wanted to see a pizza in the shape of a star! And a star...

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Does your cat have a collar bell?
Jan24

Does your cat have a collar bell?

This is a different post from the usual, but I believe it should chime well within the vegetarian, vegan and animal loving community as it can save animal lives. Many people have cats and love cats. As we well know, cats are not the vegetarian or vegan type. On the contrary they are carnivorous and hunters by instinct. Whilst we all love and adore the pictures of our furry friend lazing about in the sun, there are instances when it...

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Quiche Lorraine Romanesque – a warm winter meal
Jan22

Quiche Lorraine Romanesque – a warm winter meal

In the cold winter months, something nice and warm is always welcome. This week I am sharing a recipe of how to make a Quiche Lorraine Romanesque. Especially since Romanesque cauliflower is becoming more and more popular. This recipe contains some ingredient variations depending if you want a vegetarian Quiche Lorraine or a vegan Quiche Lorraine. Making the crust Mix all the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add the soy milk, the oil...

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Ten reasons why fresh organic vegetables are good for you and the world
Jan20

Ten reasons why fresh organic vegetables are good for you and the world

If you are unsure whether you should buy your fresh vegetables and fruit organic (and packaged products) or not, here are some reasons that can help you decide to go organic. Regardless if you are a vegetarian or vegan, opting to go organic is probably a smart choice both for your health and our planet’s health. In most cases, people opt and choose to buy organic as a health choice (which has environmental pluses). As part of...

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Farmer’s Deli – fresh organic fruit and vegetable boxes
Jan19

Farmer’s Deli – fresh organic fruit and vegetable boxes

Veggy Malta met up with Ingrid Zerafa from Farmer’s Deli, importers and distributors of organic fresh produce and other products. We curate. Farmer’s Deli started as a personal online shopper, with people entrusting us with what they buy themselves. From purchasing till delivery we curate and carry out meticulous quality control. Ingrid Zerafa Whilst Farmer’s Deli is very price-competitive, Ingrid says the emphasis...

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Vegetarian or Vegan – What is the difference?
Jan18

Vegetarian or Vegan – What is the difference?

For those who have are not vegetarian or vegan, the difference between the two might be a bit hazy. Some might actually ask what s the difference? They both don’t eat beef! Let’s try to make sense of what the choices are. Especially for those that might be interested in trying this lifestyle. What should you look forward to (and more importantly, what will you no longer be consuming). The main difference is simple. Vegans...

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