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A spring morning snack – with Kolios
Mar30

A spring morning snack – with Kolios

It’s a cold rainy and wet spring morning. Mother nature is busy watering all it’s blossoming flowers around the island, yet for most of us we need to wake up and go to work rather than jump in puddles in our beautiful countryside. Maybe this weekend! Whilst some might take some caffeine or a cup of tea to help them open their sticky shutters open, a snack in the morning is key to starting the day in the right manner. In my...

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Twining infuso – fruit & herbal teas for all occasions
Mar14

Twining infuso – fruit & herbal teas for all occasions

Veggy Malta tried out Twinings infuso herbal teas. We tried out 5 flavours very distinct from each other and quite pleasant to take at different times of the day. Let’s have a quick look at these 5 Twinings flavours: The lemon & ginger is a classic combination. I occasionally make my fresh brew of this tea, yet I always have some tea-bags with ginger especially in winter. Nothing warms you up from inside than a sip of lemon...

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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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W.K Kellogg no added sugar granola – more than a high fibre vegan snack
Feb07

W.K Kellogg no added sugar granola – more than a high fibre vegan snack

. Reason being Veggy Malta tried out the new W.K Kellogg no added sugar granola with coconut, cashew and almonds. I couldn’t resist so I tried it out as an afternoon snack with some (vegan) yogurt, cherries, berries and a bit of (vegan) milk. Just great! This new product by Kellogg’s has been distinctively branded as W.K Kellogg after the founder of the company Will. It is one of three products including two other granola...

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Valsoia’s Fettine – rich source of protein
Feb02

Valsoia’s Fettine – rich source of protein

Veggy Malta tried out Valsoia’s Fettine. Another product in Valsoia’s extensive range of meat free products. I tried out the Fettine with some fresh salad. The choice of fresh salad came about as I persist with the illusion that I am trying to cut back post my Christmas season food binging. After all they only contain 163 kcal per 100 g and having taken just one with my salad, that means just three-fourths of those 152...

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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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Fior di Vita Cheese Christmas platter
Dec22

Fior di Vita Cheese Christmas platter

Veggy Malta looks at some vegetarian options for this Christmas whilst entertaining family, friends and guests. We tried out a cheese platter made from five cheese by Fior di Vita. The five cheeses are Vintage Cheedar, Herbs & Garlic Cheddar, Red Leicester, Irish Cheddar and Farmhouse Mature Cheddar. All five cheese are suitable for vegetarians, meaning that they are not using animal rennet. Whilst them being suitable for...

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Valsoia’s Cotolette
Dec19

Valsoia’s Cotolette

Veggy Malta tried out Valsoia’s Cotolette (cutlets). Actually Valsoia’s Cotolette are a standard thing at home, given that they are well liked by the kids (and me the older kid as well). They actually are a good source of protein having 16 g of protein per cutlet whilst at the same time having 217 kcal. That means that each portion (of a 100 g cutlet) covers over a quarter of the daily recommended intake of protein*. [1]...

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Kolios organic Greek yogurt
Dec07

Kolios organic Greek yogurt

Veggy Malta tried Kolios organic Greek yogurt with 0% fat. I took the yogurt at breakfast whilst reading some magazines. Adding a dash of muesli to it even though the Greek yogurt is pleasant to eat as is. Two key aspects of this product are the words organic and 0% fat. Kolios organic Greek yogurt is high in protein. A tub of Kolios will give you over 12 g of protein, which all things considered is very good. After all Greek yogurt...

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Amy’s Kitchen’s Broccoli & Cheddar Bake
Nov28

Amy’s Kitchen’s Broccoli & Cheddar Bake

VeggyMalta tries out another product by Amy’s Kitchen. This time we tried Amy’s Kitchen’s Broccoli & Cheddar Bake. As the name gives away, this is a vegetarian product within the range and not a vegan one. It actually carries the Vegetarian Society’s seal of approval. The other sign on the package to take note of is that one stating that it is gluten free. Like most Amy’s Kitchen products, this is...

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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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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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