Summer is here – time for Valsoia ice cream
Jun18

Summer is here – time for Valsoia ice cream

Summer is starting and so is the heat. Fortunately along with summer so come ice creams. Therefore (out of duty to VeggyMalta.com readers) I tried out Valsoia’s range of dairy free ice creams. I actually tried the three Valsoia’s tub ice creams currently available locally, yet having a peek at Valsoia’s website I can see that this summer we are in for quite a choice. Yet let me stop drooling over my keyboard and go...

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Are you generating 1456 plastic bottles of waste a year?
Jun15

Are you generating 1456 plastic bottles of waste a year?

Veggy Malta tried out H2Only which is purified drinking water that is sold and distributed in re-fillable water containers. Most of us today are more conscious about the environment but do we just talk or act? Lets see if changing your water supplier can have an impact on our real environment. Lets make the maths for the Cassar family. The Cassars are a family of four. Two working parents and two kids at school. Now we know that every...

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Three tasty milkshakes with no milk inside
Jun08

Three tasty milkshakes with no milk inside

Veggy Malta made some milkshakes with no (dairy) milk, using Valsoia’s ice creams and rice milk. These milkshakes are ideal for whoever wants a lactose free, gluten free milkshake or does not want to drink dairy. Yet still they have the full freshness of a cold milkshake bumped up with fresh fruits. Bianco variegato Amarena ice cream milkshake The first milkshake was done using Valsoia’s Gelato Bianco variegato Amarena....

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Amy’s Kitchen – now available in Malta and Gozo
Jun06

Amy’s Kitchen – now available in Malta and Gozo

Amy’s Kitchen has come to Malta. This American vegetarian, vegan and gluten free brand is now on supermarket and shop shelves across Malta and Gozo. So what’s special about Amy’s Kitchen? For those who don’t know the brand, Amy’s Kitchen offers a wide range of easy to prepare foods which can be vegetarian, vegan, dairy free, lactose free, gluten free, soy free, or even tree nut free. The story that...

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Mooncup – 11,000 reasons why to use a reusable menstrual cup
Jun04

Mooncup – 11,000 reasons why to use a reusable menstrual cup

Veggy Malta looks at the Mooncup, a reusable menstrual cup. I looked up and spoke to a few people who use the Mooncup and asked them why they use it. As a starter, the Mooncup is produced by an ethical business run by women. Furthermore it is certified by the Vegan Society. Did you know that the average woman spends 6 and a half years of her life menstruating. During this time she would use some 11,000 disposable sanitary products...

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Valsoia’s cotolette – tasty and crunchy
May31

Valsoia’s cotolette – tasty and crunchy

Veggy Malta tried out Valsoia’s Cotolette with spinach. I asked myself what’s the best way to test out the cotolette? After all Valsoia’s cotolette are not new addition to my freezer. The box knows its shelf along with it’s other family members. So apart from trying them out myself I put them to the ultimate test! A thirteen year old vegetarian girl, who is more a lactoarian (does this term exist :-)?) than a...

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Good Earth San Gwann – a health food shop with a difference
May29

Good Earth San Gwann – a health food shop with a difference

Veggy Malta went to Good Earth San Gwann, a health shop opened some months ago. It is Good Earth Food Stores’ largest shop. The other shops are in Balluta, B’Kara (inside Smart Supermarket) and Valletta (inside is-Suq l-Antik). The shop isn’t overpowering and doesn’t give you a feeling a wanting to oversell you products. There is a big open space in the middle of the shop where there are tables with all sorts...

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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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