Peanut butter and banana porridge
Jan16

Peanut butter and banana porridge

Bringing breakfast back I’m sure we have all heard the old saying ‘Eat breakfast like a King, lunch like a prince and dine like a pauper’ at some point in our lives, but as our lives get more hectic and our social lives are more focused around dinners, we tend to end up skimping, or, even worse, completely skipping the most important meal of the day – Breakfast! While I am not a nutritionist or dietician, I...

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Protein packed, vegan meatballs
Jan11

Protein packed, vegan meatballs

Plants and Protein ‘But… if you don’t eat meat, where do you get your protein from?’ This is a question I got asked all the time when I first started moving towards a plant-based diet. This was around 7 years ago and I did not have all the answers.  Going plant-based was new to me, something I was doing because it made me feel good and it felt like the natural way to go as I started exploring clean living....

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Risotto, endless variations on a theme.
Jan09

Risotto, endless variations on a theme.

I love risotto, but until some time ago I only ate it in restaurants as I always thought it was very difficult to cook. Traditionally the rice to use in your risotto would be arborio or carnaroli. When I used these types of rice I found that it took a long time to cook, and sometimes ended with it still being too firm for my liking.  So I started experimenting with parboiled rice. This rice cooks quicker, so it was easier for me to...

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Soup, Glorious soup.
Jan03

Soup, Glorious soup.

If I had to be totally honest, winter is not my favourite time of year. I am more a summer person. But one thing I love about this season is that I can spend hours in the kitchen cooking my favourite comfort foods. I absolutely love soups. Any type of soup, and I am always experimenting with different vegetables, grains and legumes. The following is a soup you can serve at a nice dinner party, make into a main everyday meal or have...

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Festive lunches
Dec23

Festive lunches

It is practically a few days until Christmas. I love organizing a nice festive lunch for our families, one is on Christmas Day and the other on New Year’s Day.  I find that planning in advance and not letting anything to chance is the secret to enjoying this occasion without unnecessary stress. When I start planning the meal, I keep in mind any guests’ dislikes or dietary requirements. If your guests are family, this...

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Homemade vegetable stock.
Dec17

Homemade vegetable stock.

As the weather starts getting cooler I love to cook a nice pot of soup every week. It makes sense to cook a big amount, both because it saves on fuel consumption and because you will have a nutritious meal ready to heat in a few minutes. I would like to share the recipe of how I make my fresh (and home made) vegetable stock. I do not peel carrots or potatoes, but still always end up with quite some vegetable waste. I keep a large...

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Moroccan inspired Aubergine and Chickpea Stew
Dec10

Moroccan inspired Aubergine and Chickpea Stew

Spices and Love I have a confession to make – I love spices. This love started at a young age when I was introduced to Indian cuisine by friends of the family and also thanks to my father, who always loved picking up cooking tips from his travels and from friends and people he met from all over the world. As a child, I remember my dad coming up with exotic recipes using smelly powders and pungent seeds that he’d collect on...

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Aubergine fritters with Violife vegan cheese
Nov13

Aubergine fritters with Violife vegan cheese

Everybody loves fritters and this simple cool vegan recipe makes a treat for young and old. Using aubergines and vegan cheese, these fritters are delicious. Pre heat your oven to 220°C Remove and discard the stem ends from the aubergines. Cut into pieces and place on a baking tray with olive oil, salt and pepper and bake till soft. Cool and peel skin off. Place aubergines, some vegan cheese (Violife), parsley, garlic , breadcrumbs,...

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Detox water drinks you can easily make at home
Jun29

Detox water drinks you can easily make at home

Veggy Malta looks at Detox water drinks you can easily make at home that can help your body. In most cases you can easily create a number of detox drinks from what you already have available at home. On a daily basis our bodies are exposed to environmental pollutants, pesticides, stress and anxiety, foul air, preservatives and so many more negative influencers. We are breathing, eating, drinking and making contact with these toxins...

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Carrot, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, onion, Green Giant organic sweetcorn, green beans, rice and hummus Buddha bowl
Jun22

Carrot, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, onion, Green Giant organic sweetcorn, green beans, rice and hummus Buddha bowl

Veggy Malta made a carrot, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, onion, Green Giant organic sweetcorn, rice and hummus Buddha bowl. It’s easy to make and very nutritious. It’s also a very colourful plate which shows that you are taking in a balance of different nutritious vegetables.  The plate contains protein, carbohydrates, fibre and a mix of vitamins and minerals resulting from the various vegetables used. Cooking instructions...

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Three tasty milkshakes with no milk inside
Jun08

Three tasty milkshakes with no milk inside

Veggy Malta made some milkshakes with no (dairy) milk, using Valsoia’s ice creams and rice milk. These milkshakes are ideal for whoever wants a lactose free, gluten free milkshake or does not want to drink dairy. Yet still they have the full freshness of a cold milkshake bumped up with fresh fruits. Bianco variegato Amarena ice cream milkshake The first milkshake was done using Valsoia’s Gelato Bianco variegato Amarena....

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Making sesame seeds and multi-seeds protein bars
Jun01

Making sesame seeds and multi-seeds protein bars

If there is one good source of protein it’s seeds. Seeds like sesame seeds, chia seeds, poppy seeds, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds are all good sources of protein.  So we tried making sesame seed and multi-seeds protein bars. Each of the seeds I mentioned has a number of properties to add on the basic aspect of being a good source of protein. Interestingly sesame seeds rank highest in cholesterol-lowering phytosterols of...

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Tully’s tastiest vegan lasagna recipe ever!
Apr03

Tully’s tastiest vegan lasagna recipe ever!

Veggy Malta is proud to be twinning with Tully Zander a vegan blogger who has a website called Vegans First. I will be linking to her awesome posts and recipes. Tully has the tastiest vegan lasagna recipe ever! If you don’t believe it, you need to try it out and then judge. It’s dairy-free, guilt-free, low-fat, gluten free and tastes as great as Nanna’s lasagna.  The important thing though is that it is healthy and...

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Raw citrus ginger and turmeric shots – totally good
Mar08

Raw citrus ginger and turmeric shots – totally good

How about some daily detox with some raw citrus ginger and turmeric shots. This certainly isn’t a revolutionary drink but one that has many benefits. You can prepare a large jug, store it and consume a shot/glass a day. This tea mixes the health benefits of ginger, turmeric and also citrus. This is an evolution from my fresh ginger tea. The raw citrus ginger and turmeric tea is obviously vegan. Some benefits: Ginger and turmeric...

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How to make fresh ginger tea (two recipes) a healthy tea for all the year
Feb12

How to make fresh ginger tea (two recipes) a healthy tea for all the year

Many of us know that ginger has a lot of beneficial properties. I will not delve into this as I actually made a post on 10 health benefits of ginger – just as Confucius would have recommended. I want to follow up on this by showing how easy it is to make fresh ginger tea and therefore drink it every day. It will help detox and cleanse your body apart from strengthening your immunity system. What is the trick in making good and...

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