Fruttogo – fresh local produce at your doorstep
Jan18

Fruttogo – fresh local produce at your doorstep

Veggy Malta met up with Malcolm Gauci from Fruttogo. Malcolm comes from a family of farmers, and is a young farmer from L’imbordin himself. Yet for a person whose profession couldn’t have more contact with the land, he has set up his own virtual business. Fruttogo is online shopping site for fresh local vegetables and fruit. The emphasis of Fruttogo is that it focuses on fresh local (Maltese and Gozitan grown) produce....

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Inua Life Store – a new concept health store in Sliema
Jan05

Inua Life Store – a new concept health store in Sliema

Veggy Malta visited Inua Life store in Sliema, a new concept (health) shop by Chef Dennis Ekisola and Olivia Bunny which opened in December 2018. I was shown around by Chef Dennis who explained that the concept behind the shop is to work and collaborate with artisan producer from around the world and bring them to our island. It’s nice to see that a German from Munich (Dennis) and an Australian from Perth (Olivia) have chosen to...

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Valsoia’s Pizza con Verdure griliate
Dec29

Valsoia’s Pizza con Verdure griliate

Veggy Malta tried out Valsoia’a Pizza con Verdure griliate (Pizza with grilled vegetables). Although it gives the impression that it has mozzarella on top, Valsoia’s Pizza con Verdure griliate is a vegan pizza! That is because the pizza is topped with Valsoia’s Gustosino just as their other pizza, the Pizza Margherita is. Both actually are 100% vegan, dairy free and obviously lactose free. The lack of dairy has no...

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Fior di Vita Cheese Christmas platter
Dec22

Fior di Vita Cheese Christmas platter

Veggy Malta looks at some vegetarian options for this Christmas whilst entertaining family, friends and guests. We tried out a cheese platter made from five cheese by Fior di Vita. The five cheeses are Vintage Cheedar, Herbs & Garlic Cheddar, Red Leicester, Irish Cheddar and Farmhouse Mature Cheddar. All five cheese are suitable for vegetarians, meaning that they are not using animal rennet. Whilst them being suitable for...

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Valsoia’s Cotolette
Dec19

Valsoia’s Cotolette

Veggy Malta tried out Valsoia’s Cotolette (cutlets). Actually Valsoia’s Cotolette are a standard thing at home, given that they are well liked by the kids (and me the older kid as well). They actually are a good source of protein having 16 g of protein per cutlet whilst at the same time having 217 kcal. That means that each portion (of a 100 g cutlet) covers over a quarter of the daily recommended intake of protein*. [1]...

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Kolios organic Greek yogurt
Dec07

Kolios organic Greek yogurt

Veggy Malta tried Kolios organic Greek yogurt with 0% fat. I took the yogurt at breakfast whilst reading some magazines. Adding a dash of muesli to it even though the Greek yogurt is pleasant to eat as is. Two key aspects of this product are the words organic and 0% fat. Kolios organic Greek yogurt is high in protein. A tub of Kolios will give you over 12 g of protein, which all things considered is very good. After all Greek yogurt...

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Amy’s Kitchen breakfast scramble – easy and tasty
Dec05

Amy’s Kitchen breakfast scramble – easy and tasty

Veggy Malta tried out Amy’s Kitchen breakfast scramble. A tasty wrap to start the day. It actually is very easy to prepare. Just microwave for 3 minutes (follow the instructions) and your wrap is ready to eat. As with a number Amy’s Kitchen products this wrap is vegan and dairy free. Added with that the filling made with tofu, hash browns and vegetables are in a gluten free warp. So basically, this breakfast scramble ticks...

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Amy’s Kitchen’s Broccoli & Cheddar Bake
Nov28

Amy’s Kitchen’s Broccoli & Cheddar Bake

VeggyMalta tries out another product by Amy’s Kitchen. This time we tried Amy’s Kitchen’s Broccoli & Cheddar Bake. As the name gives away, this is a vegetarian product within the range and not a vegan one. It actually carries the Vegetarian Society’s seal of approval. The other sign on the package to take note of is that one stating that it is gluten free. Like most Amy’s Kitchen products, this is...

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Sunwarrior – plant based proteins in Malta
Nov23

Sunwarrior – plant based proteins in Malta

VeggyMalta looks at Sunwarrior, a new superfood and protein food being introduced in Malta. Based on a concept that plants provide the cleanest and most powerful foods, rich in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and phytonutrients. [1] The Sunwarrior range is both vegan and also organic (USDA organic certified) and obviously America made. You will also find other labels on the products, including soy free, no added sugar,...

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Delamere’s Goats’ butter – what’s the fuss about goats’ butter?
Nov09

Delamere’s Goats’ butter – what’s the fuss about goats’ butter?

Whilst we are a vegetarian site (more broadly defined as lacto-ovo vegetarian site) I am not a big advocate of cows’ milk, for various reasons. Having said this, whilst not so popular on our side of the world, goats’ milk is widely popular in the rest of the world. So if butter is your choice, it would be worth considering goats’ butter versus cows butter. It can be used in the same manner as cows’ butter. Yet...

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It’s burger time
Oct26

It’s burger time

It’s eight o’clock, the kids have all finished their homework and it’s time for supper. What you really want is a burger. A chunky piece of burger you can place between the two halves of a bun, with some (possibly vegan) cheese, maybe some tomato ketchup or in my case some brown sauce and some vegetables with it and there you are. Telly tuned on FOX showing yet another re-run of Friends which you have seen over and...

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Valsoia’s new Coconut Almond and Walnut drinks
Oct24

Valsoia’s new Coconut Almond and Walnut drinks

VeggyMalta tried out Valsoia’s new non-dairy drinks. We have two new non-dairy drinks to try out. The Valsoia Coconut Almond and the Valsoia Walnut. Both vegan, naturally lactose free and gluten free. These two milk alternative drinks are totally different from each other. Whilst some milk alternatives tend to taste like or similar to dairy milk, in this case I don’t believe it was Valsoia’s intention.  I had already...

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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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