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Sotelli Kingdom of Taste – gluten free pasta
Mar29

Sotelli Kingdom of Taste – gluten free pasta

Veggy Malta has a look at Sotelli, a gluten free pasta brand that is making great inroads on the island. Sotelli pasta is made from corn and is gluten free, vegan and also GMO free. I spoke to Ryan Camilleri who imports Sotelli in Malta a bit about the brand and what distinguishes it from others on the market.  His first reaction was, “It’s the only brand with gluten free tarja.” Now we all know how much we love our...

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A drop of sweetness with Diete.Tic
Mar11

A drop of sweetness with Diete.Tic

Given that I am all the time saying that I need to lose weight I was happy to try out two sweeteners by the Italian brand Diete.Tic. Those who know me know that I chose the veggy lifestyle for animal and environmental reasons. The plus side to it are all the yummy and tasty plant based food one gets to discover in this journey. I guess we all have become more aware of the decreasing the consumption of sugars but I have tried to take...

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Amy’s Kitchen cream of mushrooms soup
Feb21

Amy’s Kitchen cream of mushrooms soup

I tried out Amy’s Kitchen cream of mushrooms soup. Another of Amy’s Kitchen range of ready made canned soups. Just like Amy’s Kitchen’s other soups it is certified organic and carries the EU organic leaf symbol. The ingredients include mushrooms (obviously!), onions, arborio rice, leeks, celery and organic cream/butter. So you’ve guessed it’s a vegetarian soup (approved by the Vegetarian Society)....

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Amy’s Kitchen Organic lentil vegetables soup
Jan29

Amy’s Kitchen Organic lentil vegetables soup

Veggy Malta tried out Amy’s Kitchen Organic lentil vegetables soup. It is one of a range of vegan and organic soups by this American brand. I tried it out. Whilst I am a soup lover, I usually am not too overly impressed by canned soup yet I must state that Amy’s Kitchen got it right. They actually managed to twin convenience with taste. I mention convenience as this soup just couldn’t be easier to prepare. You really...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Two new ice creams by Valsioia – the Gran Specialità Caramello and the Gran Specialità Tiramisù
Jul20

Two new ice creams by Valsioia – the Gran Specialità Caramello and the Gran Specialità Tiramisù

Veggy Malta tried Valsoia’s new ice cream tubs. The Gran Specialità Caramello and the Gran Specialità Tiramisù. It’s very difficult to tell you which is better of the two! As we are now accustomed, Valsoia has produced two other 100% non-dairy, naturally lactose free and vegan ice creams. The Gran Specialità Caramello is gluten free as well.  They both come in a convenient 210 g tub that can be enjoyed by the family (or on...

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Setiz broad spinach pasta – gluten free
Jul16

Setiz broad spinach pasta – gluten free

Veggy Malta tried out Sietz gluten free broad spinach pasta. One of the range of pastas available from the Seitz gluten free brand. Cooking the Seitz spinach pasta is quite easy, 5 minutes and its done. I used Seitz gluten free pasta sauces to add with the pasta, so if I had to be honest my cooking job was done in a jiffy. The Seitz red pesto mixed well with the pasta (though even the green pesto would have been fab). After mixing the...

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Two Crème by Valsoia to choose from
Jul11

Two Crème by Valsoia to choose from

Veggy Malta tried out la Crème range by Valsoia. A choice of two deserts one vanilla and the other chocolate. These two deserts are pleasant to eat. I personally like both but prefer the vanilla though my daughter prefers the chocolate one by far. It is a nice simple desert that you can take after food, or as a snack if feeling hungry or even as part of your breakfast. You can leave it in room temperate, which means that it can be a...

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Anurakti – novelties lined up for the Malta International Food Festival
Jul09

Anurakti – novelties lined up for the Malta International Food Festival

Veggy Malta talked to Adriana and Alan from Anurakti about their upcoming participation in the Malta International Food Festival in Mdina happening between the 19th and the 22nd of July. At least we will know that there will be one stand not try to sell us meat at the festival! Anurakti will be there with all their traditional and best selling products including energy bars and balls, muffins and cakes. As always all Anurakti products...

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