The 2018 Consciousness Festival – a different pace of life
Sep20

The 2018 Consciousness Festival – a different pace of life

This October why don’t try a different pace of life! Visit the 2nd edition of the Consciousness Festival. It is being held between the 26th and 28th of October 2018 at the Vortex at Vincent’s Eco Farm Mgarr. VeggyMalta spoke to Gilbert Cordina Ahau about the festival. Gilbert describes the festival “as a community gathering that aims to gather a community of people to enjoy three days together. Waking up to Meditation, Tai...

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Danny’s Kitchen & Deli
Sep05

Danny’s Kitchen & Deli

Veggy Malta visited Danny’s Kitchen & Deli in Qormi. To be quite honest I didn’t know what to expect when entering the place given that it is located on the main road (in front of Crosscraft). I associated the location more with a workers bar rather than a deli. I was pleasantly surprised. The ambiance inside the restaurant could not be further away from my mental image. There I met up with JP Debono (chef and...

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Emma’s Kitchen – a good choice of vegan and vegetarian food in San Gwann
Aug13

Emma’s Kitchen – a good choice of vegan and vegetarian food in San Gwann

Veggy Malta went to Emma’s Kitchen in San Gwann and had a chat with Emma Warrington about the choice of plant based food (and vegetarian) there is on the food board. After all you would expect a good selection of vegan options with half the staff being vegan! Emma, an architect by profession, seems to have found her passion in the kitchen. (I don’t blame her… looking at the state of our country).  In October 2016 she...

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Aqua Oleum 100% organic essential oils and massage oils
Aug08

Aqua Oleum 100% organic essential oils and massage oils

Veggy Malta has a look at a new range of products on the island. They are Aqua Oleum 100% organic essential oils. Essential oils have been used by individuals for millennia both for healing purposes and for cosmetic ones. The particles in essential oils come from distilling or extracting the different parts of plants, including the flowers, leaves, bark, roots, resin and peels. In fact by distillation the oil and water parts are...

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Wales – land of castles, sheep and vegan food!
Aug06

Wales – land of castles, sheep and vegan food!

It’s summer and when the mercury starts to creep up beyond tolerable numbers, it time to try to escape the Maltese summer heat and (try to) go to a cooler climate further up north. This year the family vacation was planned for Wales. Whilst I have been to England, Scotland and also Northern Ireland, I had never ventured to Wales. I guess if ever there was a time it was now. Before the Brits leave the EU and the sun finally sets...

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Folji Ħodor – II-Ħadid fid-Dieta
Aug02

Folji Ħodor – II-Ħadid fid-Dieta

Il-ħadid huwa bħal xabla taqta’ minn żewġ naħat. Hekk jgħid Dr. Michael Greger MD. Il-ħadid huwa element li jinsab taħt diversi forom u nieħduh fid-dieta kemm b’mod naturali kif ukoll kultant bħala suppliment. Dan il-minerali huwa essenzjali għall-ħajja għax għandu rwoli importanti, l-aktar fit-trasport tal-ossiġnu fid-demm. Jekk ma niħdux biżżejjed ħadid nirriskjaw li naqgħu fl-enemija, imma jekk nieħdu ż-żejjed nistgħu nżidu...

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Introducing flexitarian – a healthy and flexible approach to eating less meat and more plant based food
Jul27

Introducing flexitarian – a healthy and flexible approach to eating less meat and more plant based food

Veggy Malta looks at this relatively new word and tries to explain how easy it is to go flexitarian in today’s busy world.  Merriam-Webster dictionary included the work in 2012, with the meaning “one whose normally meatless diet occasionally includes meat or fish”.[1] So what is a flexitarian diet? As the name well suggest it is a flexible diet. Whilst some vegetarians and vegans label flexitarians as lazy and...

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Healthy Habits – a healthy fast food shop in the heart of Swieqi
Jun11

Healthy Habits – a healthy fast food shop in the heart of Swieqi

Veggy Malta tried out Healthy Habits at Swieqi. There I was greeted by Tania Cluett and Sharon Aquilina (owners of the shop). Tania comes from a personal training background. The experiences in personal training helped them develop the idea of a healthy fast food and take away. As she says, you don’t need to starve yourself to diet. Sharon on the other hand handles the cooking with Tania and prepares the menu. They point out...

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Raw vegan diet – an introduction, benefits and considerations
Apr27

Raw vegan diet – an introduction, benefits and considerations

Veggy Malta looks into a topic that is gaining popularity; raw veganism. So what is raw vegan? Essentially raw veganism is the combination of veganism with raw foodism. Being vegan on one part, that means that it will exclude all food and products that are of animal origin and this even includes by products like honey or cheese. On the other hand it excludes any food which is cooked above 48 °C (118 °F). [1]  A raw food diet, usually...

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The French Parliament declares that only meat sausages can be called sausages
Apr24

The French Parliament declares that only meat sausages can be called sausages

So we have just heard that the French parliament has enacted legislation that obliges food producers not to use the words “steak”, “sausage” or whatever other meat term to describe products that are not partly or wholly made up of meat. In short this is a move targeted against the healthy meat free and dairy free industry. Companies that fail to comply can get fined up to €300,000. The French MPs have voted...

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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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