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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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Valsoia launch their new dairy free coconut ice cream – you need to taste it
Jul06

Valsoia launch their new dairy free coconut ice cream – you need to taste it

Veggy Malta tries out Valsoia’s new coconut ice cream range. Valsoia has just launched a new range of dairy free ice creams just in time for summer. If you are one of those people (like me) who loves coconut, including chocolate coated coconut sweets, then you will certainly like this new range by Valsoia. The range comes in a box of 4 sticks or in a 300 g tub. But lets talk a bit about the taste! The mini sticks, are chocolate...

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Amy’s Kitchen Manhattan veggie burger – tasty meat free burger
Jul04

Amy’s Kitchen Manhattan veggie burger – tasty meat free burger

Veggy Malta tries out Amy’s Kitchen Manhattan veggie burger. A simple to cook, tasty, meat free burger. If there is one thing you want from a burger is taste and this Manhattan burger has ample taste. I obviously added some salad, tomatoes and a slice of vegan cheese and some peppers. I used a gluten free bun to keep this a completely gluten free meal. Along with it I made a simple side salad and some fries. Nothing out of this...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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