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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Your health is your wealth – Casa Natura
May19

Your health is your wealth – Casa Natura

Veggy Malta went to Casa Natura and met up with the managing director Bryan Corlett. He is originally from New Zealand and married locally. The Health Shop opened some 28 years ago. In fact, in 2020 it will be 30 years since the business was started. Bryan has been living in Malta for 36 years. He explains that years ago he was unwell. Even though back then he still played rugby at the time, he needed an inhaler to help him breath....

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Valsoia Pizza Margherita – a healthy touch of Italy
May16

Valsoia Pizza Margherita – a healthy touch of Italy

Veggy Malta tried out Valsoia’s Pizza Margherita. The Pizza Margherita is considered by some as the simplest of pizzas. All you have is dough, tomato sauce, mozzarella (in this case Gustosino), salt, basil and olive oil.  But because it is so basic, it probably is the most complex. It does not forgive any shortcomings. The pizza margherita is an Italian tradition. Allegedly named after Margherita of Savoy, wife of King Umberto...

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Mestemacher Protein bread and Pumpernickel explored
May14

Mestemacher Protein bread and Pumpernickel explored

Veggy Malta tried out Mestemacher, the lifestyle-bakery as they call themselves. Clearly this is a different type of bread than the traditional Maltese ħobża which we are accustomed to. I tried out two types of bread the Protein Bread and the Pumpernickel. Let’s start with the Mestemacher’s Protein Bread. The first impression one gets is that the packet is small. Yet this small packet weighs 250 g. This means that...

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Sattva superfoods – a wide choice from Spirulina to Hemp
May11

Sattva superfoods – a wide choice from Spirulina to Hemp

Veggy Malta looks at Sattva’s range of superfoods. These include Hemp Seeds, Hemp Protein, Maca Powder, Baobab Powder, Chlorella Powder, Spirulina Powder, Wheatgrass Powder, Barley Grass, Raw Coconut Oil, Raw Agave Nectar, Cacao Powder, Cacao Beans, Cacao Nibs and Raw Cacao Butter. All the range is organic and furthermore Soil Association approved. So what are superfoods? Jo’Anna from Jo’s Delights describes them...

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How to best clean your fruit and vegetables from pesticides
May08

How to best clean your fruit and vegetables from pesticides

Veggy Malta looks into the issue of pesticides on our fruit and vegetables. There is no doubt to the fact that we are supposed to eat more fruit and vegetables. The problem is that pesticides might be present in the fruits and vegetables we eat. That is because they are used during the cultivation of the crops. Unfortunately they also remain as resides outside and inside, depending on the type of pesticide used. There is also a lot of...

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Meat free Lasagne Bolognese from Valsoia
May02

Meat free Lasagne Bolognese from Valsoia

Veggy Malta tried out Valsoia’s Lasagne Vegetale. Lasagne is a very popular dish locally and in Italy. It is believed that the name of this dish comes from the Vulgar Latin word lasania, from Latin lasanum which meant a cooking pot, coming from the Greek word lasanon meaning pot with feet.[1] Strangely enough, the word used to originally refer to the pot in which the dish was prepared yet eventually the actually food took the...

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Bottega Verde launches vegan range and 100% Natural
Apr30

Bottega Verde launches vegan range and 100% Natural

Veggy Malta went to Bottega Verde to have a look at their new 100% Natural and vegan range. As you know I don’t do many cosmetic and beauty products and for correctness sake one needs to state that I did not try these products out, given in general I don’t use female make-up, but can comment on the product features as stated by the company. The first question I asked was, are Bottega Verde products cruelty free? The answer...

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Valsoia Rice Milk – a sweet and low fat alternative to dairy milk
Apr16

Valsoia Rice Milk – a sweet and low fat alternative to dairy milk

Veggy Malta tried out Valsoia’s rice milk. Rice milk as the name clearly implies is made from rice.  Whilst you can choose to make your own rice milk at home using rice, vanilla extract and agave nectar, I guess it’s far easier to pick up a packet of Valsoia. Furthermore Valsoia adds calcium,vitamin B2, B12 and D2 in the mix. As is the case for all Valsoia’s non-dairy milks, it is vegan and can be consumed by those...

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Eben Holz – anti-ageing vegan skin care range for men
Apr09

Eben Holz – anti-ageing vegan skin care range for men

Veggy Malta tried out Eben Holz power care Anti Age. Now at my tender age of (nearly) 50, I guess it’s high time to start using an anti-ageing cream. The product comes with a tough claim on the box itself. 92% of men report a noticeable improvement in their skin’s appearance from a 1-week user trail. Well I am not a great fan of cosmetics so getting into the routine of smearing cream over my face was not going to be easy....

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Valsoia Almond Milk – a healthy alternative to dairy milk
Apr06

Valsoia Almond Milk – a healthy alternative to dairy milk

Veggy Malta tried out Valsoia Almond Milk. This is one of the non dairy range of milks that Valsoia has. Whilst I have been a practising vegetarian for over 30 years, I am not a vegan. Interestingly though I have recently chosen to reduce my dairy intake and have switched to non-dairy milk. For those doing the same jump. the switch might be difficult at first. This is because during the first few days one has a tendency to compare....

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List of Health Food Shops in Malta and Gozo
Apr05

List of Health Food Shops in Malta and Gozo

Are you looking for a health food shop in Malta or Gozo? Do you want a list of health food shops to check which is the closest for you to buy from? Veggy Malta has compiled a list of shops that sell healthy food according to where they are found on the island. Whilst many people choose to buy from traditional retail, one must highlight that health shops are important. They offer a more personalised service. The staff is usually more...

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Rinatura Bio – spelt pasta and products and more healthy choices
Apr02

Rinatura Bio – spelt pasta and products and more healthy choices

Veggy Malta tried out Rinatura Bio, a German range of certified organic products with various products for vegans, vegetarians and others that are gluten free, lactose free and egg free. In fact there is a wide range of products to choose from and are all well labelled. Of particular interest is the range of spelt products. There is greater awareness on the health benefits of consuming spelt versus products made from regular flour....

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The Healthy Pantry – Zurrieq’s local health shop
Mar28

The Healthy Pantry – Zurrieq’s local health shop

Veggy Malta went to The Healthy Pantry in Zurrieq and met Karl Sacco. The Healthy Pantry is the only health shop on the south-western side of the island, after the airport tunnel, thus serving Zurrieq and (Qrendi, Mqabba and Kirkop). Karl took a risk around two years ago and opened a health shop. It originally was in a different location from where it is today, closer to the parish church. The gamble paid off and the project worked...

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