Sheese – a 100% dairy free and vegan cheese worth trying
Jan17

Sheese – a 100% dairy free and vegan cheese worth trying

I tried out Sheese, a vegan alternative to dairy cheese. I wanted to try this out as cheese has always been one of the reasons that has kept me away from being vegan. So I went about to try three products, the Strong Cheddar style, the Mozzarella style slices and the Garlic and Herb creamy Sheese. I wanted to see if they tasted like the normal cheese they claim to substitute. I started out with the Strong Cheddar style. Now we Maltese...

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Malta Biomarket – a health shop committed to organic
Jan16

Malta Biomarket – a health shop committed to organic

Veggy Malta went to Malta Biomarket, a health shop in Swieqi and met up with Tara. The first impression one gets is that the shop is quite big and there is a large choice of products inside the shop. They have a variety that suits everybody’s lifestyle. Tara mentioned that all the products in the shop are healthy and 90% organic. (There are some non-vegetarian products inside the shop). An interesting point is that many products...

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Barbuto – fresh organic vegetables and fruit delivered from Sicily
Jan13

Barbuto – fresh organic vegetables and fruit delivered from Sicily

The other day, I met up with Jean Paul Mifsud, former TV personality and owner of Barbuto. I knew Jean Paul when he was a TV journalist on Xarabank, but I had not yet caught up with him since he became an organic farmer. Jean too like myself, likes wearing hats, though unlike me, under his hat is a full head of hair. So whilst drinking a beer at La Bottega in Merchants Street, barbuto e calvo talked about the fresh organic produce...

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Dical House – home of fine vegetarian and vegan foods
Jan12

Dical House – home of fine vegetarian and vegan foods

Veggy Malta went to visit Dical House in Mosta and met up with Dominic Calleja owner. Dical House has a mix of vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, sugar free, dairy free and certified organic products. There is a specialised vegetarian/vegan section in the shops, though there are more vegetarian/vegan products around the shop. A number of foods are actually only found at the shop itself. For the past 15 years Dical House has specialised...

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The Honey Pot – an apiary just next to Verdala Castle
Jan09

The Honey Pot – an apiary just next to Verdala Castle

Veggy Malta met up with Mario Falzon of The Honey Pot, at Rabat, to see the production of Maltese honey. Mario’s apiaries are in a field near Verdala Castle. The fields they are in are pesticide free, and so are the surrounding fields and one would hope that Verdala Castle is pesticide free as well. To start of we wore the protective clothing and set off to the boxes. Mario was going to feed the bees some pollen pattie. Yes you...

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Kale – it was popular even way back in ancient Roman
Jan05

Kale – it was popular even way back in ancient Roman

Have you been introduced yet to kale? It has become the talk of the town. Some are calling it “the new beef”. The truth is that this vegetable has actually been around for quite some time. It has been popular way back from the times of ancient Rome. Well Veggy Malta is looking at this vegetable and understanding it’s benefits. As a starter, don’t get confused because you first see an image then another. There...

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Coffee Circus – a natural organic coffee shop on wheels
Dec22

Coffee Circus – a natural organic coffee shop on wheels

Veggy Malta met up with Alana. She runs around in one of the Coffee Circus vans. It will be her you will probably meet when you stop for a cup of organic coffee. The coffee market in Malta is growing and along with it is the consumer appreciation of a good coffee. The trend is to move away from the volume production coffees to specialised coffees. In most cases, specialised coffee would be made from high altitude coffee beans and...

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Juice Delights – a fresh juice to cleanse your system
Dec21

Juice Delights – a fresh juice to cleanse your system

Veggy Malta met up with Sarah from Juice Delights to understand what natural juice therapy is. Sarah has been juicing for the past 4 years and moreover she is a qualified and with the Complimentary Medical Association. Interesting Sarah started by pointing out “that nowadays we are overfed and undernourished”. But exactly what is juicing? It is important to state that juicing is different from blending. Most of us are...

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Tkunx kaboċċa, kul il-kaboċċa – Don’t be stupid, eat the cabbage
Dec20

Tkunx kaboċċa, kul il-kaboċċa – Don’t be stupid, eat the cabbage

When someone tells you in Maltese kemm int kaboċċa!, they are basically calling you stupid. Ironically this stupid vegetable is actually loaded with vitamin K which is good for your brain! The cabbage, that leafy green vegetable that our parents used to nag us to eat is jam packed with health benefits. Whether you eat it green, red, purple or white, it is bursting with nutrients. Although it looks like a lot like lettuce, cabbage is...

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Anurakti – a Passion for Real Food: Catering with a difference
Dec19

Anurakti – a Passion for Real Food: Catering with a difference

  Veggy Malta met up with Alan and Adriana from Anurakti. The name Anurakti comes from the Sanskrit word अनुरक्ति (anurakti), which means passion, love and devotion whilst doing something. Clearly both Alan and Adriana have a strong devotion for what they are doing. In fact Adriana is a electrical engineer by profession, but left it all to work in their business. Whilst Alan has been in the health and vegan food circle for some time,...

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