5 tips to having vegan plane food on your next flight
Feb20

5 tips to having vegan plane food on your next flight

So you are planning to go abroad and enjoy a much deserved break. The only snag is … will your plane ride be vegan? Here are some tips that might help you get your desired vegan plane food and ride. The same tips that apply for vegans will apply for fellow vegetarians. Tip 1: Book your vegan meal with your ticket. Unless you are travelling on a no frills, no nothing airline, you probably can pre-book your food online....

Read More
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...

Read More
Seed and Bean – an organic kaleidoscope of pleasure
Feb06

Seed and Bean – an organic kaleidoscope of pleasure

There is a new chocolate range in town! It’s Seed and Bean. I tried my pick on the Mandarin and Ginger. This is one of the many vegan chocolates in the range. The mandarin and Ginger has 72% cocoa. The thing I liked most about it is that whilst there is a subtly taste of the Italian mandarin and a hint of the Sri Lankan ginger, they do not overpower the taste of the cocoa. But that’s not all I have to say about this...

Read More
HRH Queen Elizabeth II has gone vegan – watch the video!
Feb02

HRH Queen Elizabeth II has gone vegan – watch the video!

It has finally happened. The head of the British Royal family, Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II has decided to go vegan. You can see it on this video shown on BBC Three.   Well actually it is a fictional video, made by BBC Three, using footage from the popular TV show The Crown. The video uses cartoon like superimposition on the Queen’s mouth and Prince Philip.  The video see Prince Philip saying “promise me that we...

Read More
NVKED peanut butter spreads – two shades of brown!
Feb01

NVKED peanut butter spreads – two shades of brown!

Veggy Malta tried out NVKED peanut butter. NVKED produces two types of peanut butter, the salted peanut butter and the dark chocolate peanut butter. To introduce this product one should state that these peanut butter spreads have no preservatives, no added sugars, no palm oil and no hydrogenated oils (more natural). The added salt is sea salt (but for special orders the salt can be omited altogether). In the case of the dark chocolate...

Read More
Easy to make (a winter) Vegan tofu feta couscous pie
Jan31

Easy to make (a winter) Vegan tofu feta couscous pie

This week Veggy Malta shares another warm winter recipe. This time it is a vegan tofu feat couscous pie. This dish has been created vegan and dairy free, yet vegetarians can easily substitute the products if they wish. Making the pie crust Mix all the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add soy (or almond) milk, olive oil and margarine and blend properly. Start adding a bit of cold water and slowly add water as needed. Form the dough...

Read More
Eco Mil almond Milk – a gluten free and sugar free vegan alternative to cow’s milk
Jan25

Eco Mil almond Milk – a gluten free and sugar free vegan alternative to cow’s milk

Veggy Malta tried Eco Mil almond milk. This is a 100% vegan product, which is also sugar free, gluten free and organic. That’s a long list to carry on one packet! Eco Mil is a Spanish company with it’s roots going back to 1991. The company today offers a range of products coming from organic farming and which are also lactose free. Eco Mil products are an alternative to cow’s milk. In fact their products are targeted...

Read More
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...

Read More
Farmer’s Deli – fresh organic fruit and vegetable boxes
Jan19

Farmer’s Deli – fresh organic fruit and vegetable boxes

Veggy Malta met up with Ingrid Zerafa from Farmer’s Deli, importers and distributors of organic fresh produce and other products. We curate. Farmer’s Deli started as a personal online shopper, with people entrusting us with what they buy themselves. From purchasing till delivery we curate and carry out meticulous quality control. Ingrid Zerafa Whilst Farmer’s Deli is very price-competitive, Ingrid says the emphasis...

Read More
Vegetarian or Vegan – What is the difference?
Jan18

Vegetarian or Vegan – What is the difference?

For those who have are not vegetarian or vegan, the difference between the two might be a bit hazy. Some might actually ask what s the difference? They both don’t eat beef! Let’s try to make sense of what the choices are. Especially for those that might be interested in trying this lifestyle. What should you look forward to (and more importantly, what will you no longer be consuming). The main difference is simple. Vegans...

Read More
Sheese – a 100% dairy free and vegan cheese worth trying
Jan17

Sheese – a 100% dairy free and vegan cheese worth trying

I tried out Sheese, a vegan alternative to dairy cheese. I wanted to try this out as cheese has always been one of the reasons that has kept me away from being vegan. So I went about to try three products, the Strong Cheddar style, the Mozzarella style slices and the Garlic and Herb creamy Sheese. I wanted to see if they tasted like the normal cheese they claim to substitute. I started out with the Strong Cheddar style. Now we Maltese...

Read More
Malta Biomarket – a health shop committed to organic
Jan16

Malta Biomarket – a health shop committed to organic

Veggy Malta went to Malta Biomarket, a health shop in Swieqi and met up with Tara. The first impression one gets is that the shop is quite big and there is a large choice of products inside the shop. They have a variety that suits everybody’s lifestyle. Tara mentioned that all the products in the shop are healthy and 90% organic. (There are some non-vegetarian products inside the shop). An interesting point is that many products...

Read More
Dical House – home of fine vegetarian and vegan foods
Jan12

Dical House – home of fine vegetarian and vegan foods

Veggy Malta went to visit Dical House in Mosta and met up with Dominic Calleja owner. Dical House has a mix of vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, sugar free, dairy free and certified organic products. There is a specialised vegetarian/vegan section in the shops, though there are more vegetarian/vegan products around the shop. A number of foods are actually only found at the shop itself. For the past 15 years Dical House has specialised...

Read More
Kale – it was popular even way back in ancient Roman
Jan05

Kale – it was popular even way back in ancient Roman

Have you been introduced yet to kale? It has become the talk of the town. Some are calling it “the new beef”. The truth is that this vegetable has actually been around for quite some time. It has been popular way back from the times of ancient Rome. Well Veggy Malta is looking at this vegetable and understanding it’s benefits. As a starter, don’t get confused because you first see an image then another. There...

Read More
4 videos tikka vegan
Jan03

4 videos tikka vegan

Did you know that Mayim Bialik from The Big Bang Theory and Blossom is a vegan. She discusses how the food you eat gets to your plate and discusses the economics of food production.   The next is about Luke Korns who went vegan for one week. Clearly a non-vegan before this week, we can see how he passed these long seven days. Here the journey in his own words.   This third video is about meat-loving people were asked to see if with a...

Read More