Easy to make (a winter) Vegan tofu feta couscous pie
Jan31

Easy to make (a winter) Vegan tofu feta couscous pie

This week Veggy Malta shares another warm winter recipe. This time it is a vegan tofu feat couscous pie. This dish has been created vegan and dairy free, yet vegetarians can easily substitute the products if they wish. Making the pie crust Mix all the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add soy (or almond) milk, olive oil and margarine and blend properly. Start adding a bit of cold water and slowly add water as needed. Form the dough...

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Eco Mil almond Milk – a gluten free and sugar free vegan alternative to cow’s milk
Jan25

Eco Mil almond Milk – a gluten free and sugar free vegan alternative to cow’s milk

Veggy Malta tried Eco Mil almond milk. This is a 100% vegan product, which is also sugar free, gluten free and organic. That’s a long list to carry on one packet! Eco Mil is a Spanish company with it’s roots going back to 1991. The company today offers a range of products coming from organic farming and which are also lactose free. Eco Mil products are an alternative to cow’s milk. In fact their products are targeted...

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Sheese – a 100% dairy free and vegan cheese worth trying
Jan17

Sheese – a 100% dairy free and vegan cheese worth trying

I tried out Sheese, a vegan alternative to dairy cheese. I wanted to try this out as cheese has always been one of the reasons that has kept me away from being vegan. So I went about to try three products, the Strong Cheddar style, the Mozzarella style slices and the Garlic and Herb creamy Sheese. I wanted to see if they tasted like the normal cheese they claim to substitute. I started out with the Strong Cheddar style. Now we Maltese...

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How to be a vegetarian or vegan on a tight budget
Dec29

How to be a vegetarian or vegan on a tight budget

Many ask if you spend more money if you go vegetarian or vegan? How this myth came about is a wonder. The reality is that it is always about choices. But essentially, a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle means that you are removing meat (and fish) from your shopping bill. With this act you are removing a big cost factor (meat). Yet if you still are having trouble with the grocery bill Veggy Malta is offering a few tips that can help you...

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Two Buoys Bistro – A Mediterranean restaurant with vegan and vegetarian choices
Dec26

Two Buoys Bistro – A Mediterranean restaurant with vegan and vegetarian choices

Veggy Malta went to Two Buoys Bistro in St Julians. Whilst Two Buoys Bistro define themselves as a Mediterranean restaurant, they do have an interesting vegan and vegetarian menu. The starter was vine leaves stuffed with bulgur wheat and roasted veg topped with tomato sauce and crispy polenta.  All the vegetables used are fresh. That includes the butternut squash, carrots, parsnips and celeriac, which were all part of the dish. Apart...

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Juice Delights – a fresh juice to cleanse your system
Dec21

Juice Delights – a fresh juice to cleanse your system

Veggy Malta met up with Sarah from Juice Delights to understand what natural juice therapy is. Sarah has been juicing for the past 4 years and moreover she is a qualified and with the Complimentary Medical Association. Interesting Sarah started by pointing out “that nowadays we are overfed and undernourished”. But exactly what is juicing? It is important to state that juicing is different from blending. Most of us are...

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Anurakti – a Passion for Real Food: Catering with a difference
Dec19

Anurakti – a Passion for Real Food: Catering with a difference

  Veggy Malta met up with Alan and Adriana from Anurakti. The name Anurakti comes from the Sanskrit word अनुरक्ति (anurakti), which means passion, love and devotion whilst doing something. Clearly both Alan and Adriana have a strong devotion for what they are doing. In fact Adriana is a electrical engineer by profession, but left it all to work in their business. Whilst Alan has been in the health and vegan food circle for some time,...

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ChiaGo Apple kiwi Spilurina – 100% organic drink
Nov30

ChiaGo Apple kiwi Spilurina – 100% organic drink

Veggy Malta met up with Elaine Genovese, Malta tennis player and Entrepreneur and tried ChiaGo Apple Kiwi and Spirulina. This is a 100% organic and preservatives free drink. All natural and rich in Omega 3. The packet says that “ChiaGo is a natural grab-and-go chia pudding for busy adults”.  So lets try to make sense of that. I choose to drink my ChiaGo at noon. At this time I usually start thinking and dreaming of lunch....

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Jewelled Christmas Vegan Fruit Cheesecake by Jo’s Delights
Nov28

Jewelled Christmas Vegan Fruit Cheesecake by Jo’s Delights

Veggy Malta tried out the Jewelled Christmas Vegan Fruit Cheesecake prepared by Jo’s Delights. If there is one thing that I take seriously it is my sweets. The vegan fruit cheescake is actually a raw vegan cake. The great advantage of this is that you can thaw and freeze how many times you wish! Whilst in the fridge the cake lasts around 6 days, in the freezer in can last 6 months. The cake is also gluten free, dairy free, soya...

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Kale Chips (Mustard and Chia flavour) by TrooFood – a superfood
Nov22

Kale Chips (Mustard and Chia flavour) by TrooFood – a superfood

Veggy Malta tried out Kale Chips (Mustard with Chia flavour) by TrooFood, which is a Greek company making organic foods. Kale is a superfood.  Some actually consider it as the #1 superfood. Author of Superfood Smoothies Julie Morris states that cooked kale offers more iron per ounce than beef.  healthwithfood.org states that “Curly kale is a nutritional powerhouse packed with antioxidants such as vitamin C, beta-carotene,...

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Banana date & walnut vegan cake by Vegan Bakes by Lisa M.
Nov17

Banana date & walnut vegan cake by Vegan Bakes by Lisa M.

Veggy Malta tried a Banana date & walnut cake by Vegan Bakes by Lisa M. This is a vegan cake made by Lisa who is a vegan herself. As a starter, the cake came nicely wrapped and the presentation is ideal when going to friends and taking a token gift with you. Importantly is the cake itself. Lisa uses organic kamut flour and spelt flour, medjool dates and fresh banana and no processed sugar to make the cake. The taste of the mature...

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Vegan Cooking Classes by FOE Malta
Nov15

Vegan Cooking Classes by FOE Malta

FoE Malta is collaborating with Judy Wilmot who will be leading the cooking class. She is experienced in vegan cooking and would like to share her ideas so that more people might consider this change in lifestyle, for the benefit of their personal health, the environment and animal rights. The purpose of this demonstration is to help people make the transition to a healthier diet with the minimum of fuss and effort. It can be done...

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Growing Mung Bean Sprouts at home – by GEO
Nov14

Growing Mung Bean Sprouts at home – by GEO

Veggy Malta tried out GEO Mung Bean Organic Seeds for sprouts. This is an easy way to grow your own food at home. We used the GEO sprouter to grow the mung bean sprouts, yet you can use a sieve or a nylon mexx if you wish.  Actually growing the mung bean sprouts couldn’t be easier. As a starter one simply leaves the beans in a glass of (tap or bottled) water overnight.  Next morning, spread the seeds in the tray. The seeds need...

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Mikoffee – Direct Flame Roasted Coffee
Nov07

Mikoffee – Direct Flame Roasted Coffee

One thing that most people like whether they are vegetarians, vegans or others is coffee. Undoubtedly coffee drinking is growing and along with that is the knowledge about coffee. As a result more consumers are looking for speciality coffees like MiKoffee . This is the only direct flame roasted coffee using Italian oak. What is so special about MiKoffee? Amongst the features of this product one finds that it is an artisan product,...

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