A board, the sea and a downward dog – three things in a fun hour of SUP Yoga
Apr20

A board, the sea and a downward dog – three things in a fun hour of SUP Yoga

I am not a yoga or sea person myself. That might sound strange coming from someone who has been a vegetarian for over 30 years and lives on an island obviously surrounded by water. SUP Yoga, combining Yoga & the Sea, is possibly the worst fit for someone like me. Yet the majority of islanders love the sea! So what is SUP Yoga. Whilst somewhat novel in Malta, Stand-Up Paddle boarding (SUP) started on the beaches in Hawaii in the...

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Ramla Bay Resort – a vegetarian and vegan friendly venue
Apr13

Ramla Bay Resort – a vegetarian and vegan friendly venue

Veggy Malta went to Ramla Bay Resort at the northern tip of the island just opposite the islands of Comino and Gozo. Ramla Bay Resort is a 4 star holiday resort and is one of Malta’s largest hotels. Although large, it actually is a vegan / vegetarian friendly hotel. Ramla Bay Hotel is the only Maltese hotel that is certified by Vegan Welcome, an association of vegan friendly hotels. Every meal served inside the hotel has a...

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A golden Ayurvedic Soup from Soul Food in Valletta
Mar30

A golden Ayurvedic Soup from Soul Food in Valletta

Veggy Malta went to Valletta to try out Soul Food and met up with Anna Martina. The restaurant is in Merchant’s Street just behind the Grand Master’s Palace. Certainly the shop is totally different from how I remember it 30 years ago, with Bertu there. Even Merchant’s Street has changed a lot. The removal of the open air market, the opening of is-Suq l-Antik, the various restaurants and shops have all contributed to...

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A healthy walk in the Mgarr countryside
Mar21

A healthy walk in the Mgarr countryside

UPDATED The Sunday’s walk and activities at Mgarr have been postponed due to bad weather to Saturday 7th April from 11.30hrs till 13.30hrs. Link to event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1419217998190554 ——————- We are all becoming more aware of the hazards of pesticides on and inside our food. Even locally there is a greater drive and awareness towards pesticide free and organic food and...

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Portobello mushroom pizza – vegan spelt pizza at Pash
Mar15

Portobello mushroom pizza – vegan spelt pizza at Pash

Veggy Malta tried out the spelt pizza at Pash restaurant. On Friday evenings, Saturdays and Sundays Pash is offering their range of spelt pizzas along with normal flour, wholemeal flour and gluten free. So lets start with, what is spelt? Spelt is an ancient grain with roots going back more than 6000 years in ancient Mesopotamia. It is very similar to wheat in appearance, but actually a distinct type of wheat. Like other ancient grains...

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The Grassy Hopper – a vegetarian restaurant or a vegan philosophy?
Mar02

The Grassy Hopper – a vegetarian restaurant or a vegan philosophy?

Veggy Malta met up with Yasmin Degiorgio, owner of The Grassy Hopper to see what was the inspiration behind this venue. So what kick started The Grassy Hopper? Yasmin had come back from abroad bringing with her all the experiences at vegetarian and vegan restaurants abroad. This inspired her to want to open a vegetarian restaurant in Malta and make vegetarian and vegan food more accessible. Yasmin is a vegetarian herself believing...

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Livwell at Naxxar – a safe heaven for whoever wants to eat gluten free
Feb28

Livwell at Naxxar – a safe heaven for whoever wants to eat gluten free

Veggy Malta went to Livwell in Naxxar and met up with Joselle Borg Meilak to understand why she opened a fully gluten free health and snack shop. Livwell is a quaint health and snack shop situated on the outer part of Naxxar just opposite Valyou Supermarket. The main distinguishing feature about Livwell is that it offers a safe and 100% gluten free environment. It certainly is a breath of fresh air for gluten intolerant individuals to...

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Le Bistro at Radisson Blu has a specific menu for vegetarians and vegans
Feb26

Le Bistro at Radisson Blu has a specific menu for vegetarians and vegans

Veggy Malta went to Le Bistro restaurant at Radisson Blu in San Giljan. Le Bistro have actually made the effort in creating a separate menu just for vegetarians and vegans. I would say that this is a win! There I met up with Ramon Muscat the Culinary Director. Ramon explained how 3 years ago the restaurant adopted a farm to fork philosophy which meant using fresh local and seasonal products as much as possible. Furthermore, this...

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Seed and Bean Pre-Valentine PROMO by Sattva
Feb08

Seed and Bean Pre-Valentine PROMO by Sattva

  Sattva is organising a pre-valentine promotion and tasting of the Seed and Bean vegan and vegetarian organic and fair trade chocolates. For the day, the chocolates shall be sold at a special price. There will also be tasting session. The event is taking place at Vincent’s Eco Farm in Mgarr on SUNDAY 11th February between 10am and 1pm. (It has been postponed from Saturday to Sunday due to bad weather). See you all...

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A Vegan Star Pizza at Naar restobar in Ballutta Bay
Jan24

A Vegan Star Pizza at Naar restobar in Ballutta Bay

Veggy Malta went to Naar in St. Julians to try out their vegetarian and vegan range. The menu is 30% vegetarian / vegan. Plus, any dish on the menu can be made to be gluten free. Mel, the General Manager and Head Chef of Naar, told me that vegetarians and vegans are in for a positive surprise in the new upcoming menu! I started with the Vegan Star Pizza. In fact I was curious. I wanted to see a pizza in the shape of a star! And a star...

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The Vegetarian Society of Malta Annual Lunch – great food for only €22
Jan11

The Vegetarian Society of Malta Annual Lunch – great food for only €22

The Vegetarian Society of Malta is organising it’s Annual Lunch, a much anticipated event for vegetarians, vegans and all. This year the lunch is being held at the Ramla Bay Resort (l/o Mellieha). It’s taking place on January 21 so pencil it in your diary. The cost for a scrumptious vegetarian and vegan lunch is only €22 for adults whilst children between 6 and 12 pay €10 (under 6 are free).  Payment is done on the day....

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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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Red kidney bean and sweet potato burger from Pash
Nov27

Red kidney bean and sweet potato burger from Pash

Veggy Malta tried the Red kidney bean and sweet potato burger from Pash.  A good place for vegetarians and vegans with a number of products on the menu clearly labelled vegan or vegetarian. My burger was totally vegan! The menu describes the burger as a “Vegan black carbon bun, red sweet potatoes and red kidney beans burger with fresh parsley, onions, capsicums and gluten free oats, tomatoes lettuce, caramelised onions and shiso...

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Christmas Nature Fair by BirdLife Malta
Nov27

Christmas Nature Fair by BirdLife Malta

Date:             Sunday, 10 December 2017 Time:            10:00 – 16:00 Location:     Simar Nature Reserve This Christmas event is going to be full of festive fun…it will be educational…and above all it will be held in an area surrounded by nature! Is-Simar Nature Reserve in Xemxija will be hosting  stands from different organisations and sustainable enterprises…there will also be workshops, games and activities especially for...

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Talks on Mindfulness and Meditation
Nov23

Talks on Mindfulness and Meditation

November 24th | 7.00pm till 9.00pm Organised by The Pain Clinic The event will take place at PURE living in sliema. For those who have not been there, it is a health food lounge. PURE also offers plenty of space for holistic therapies, the interactive talk/meditation will be set in a comfortable environment where you can choose to sit on cushions or chairs. The event will be hosted by our own Meditation expert Luke Cassar. It has been...

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