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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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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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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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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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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Seitz gluten free pretzel sticks
Aug30

Seitz gluten free pretzel sticks

Veggy Malta tries out Seitz gluten free pretzel sticks. It’s a nice and tasty pretzel alternative for those suffering from gluten intolerance.  I took the Seitz gluten free pretzel sticks plain and I also tried them out with some dips. You really cannot distinguish them (taste wise) from other pretzels even though they are made from rice flour and maize starch. One should make a note that the product is vegetarian but not vegan...

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Amy’s Kitchen All American Burger
Aug20

Amy’s Kitchen All American Burger

Veggy Malta tried out Amy’s Kitchen All American Veggie Burger. After all there are times when all you want to do is dig your teeth into a burger.  Well dear flexitarians, vegetarians and vegans, Amy’s Kitchen All American Veggie Burger gives you the opportunity to do that without the guilt feeling (and health concerns) you would have if you were to eat a meat based burger! This dairy free, vegan burger made from grains...

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Erba Vita probiotics and supplements
Aug10

Erba Vita probiotics and supplements

Veggy Malta tries out a couple of Erba Vita products. namely the fermentFlor Forte and MgKC sachets. These are two products from around 40 products available locally. Although they are found inside pharmacies (and a number of health shops), Erba Vita products are considered the counter products (meaning they do not require a doctors prescription to take). Having said that, I would always recommend that you should seek professional...

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Indulge yourself with Valsoia’s non-dairy Hazelnut Spread
Aug03

Indulge yourself with Valsoia’s non-dairy Hazelnut Spread

Simple question! How can you indulge yourself if you have a 400 g tub of Valsoia’s hazelnut spread? Here’s an idea. Make a chocolate cake, then spread it with the hazelnut spread.  Add a scoop of the spread to dip some fresh strawberries in. And to finish this heavenly combo add a scoop of Valsoia ice cream. Now that’s what I call desert! The great thing about all of this is that it is totally dairy free. And...

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