Valsoia Pizza Margherita – a healthy touch of Italy
May16

Valsoia Pizza Margherita – a healthy touch of Italy

Veggy Malta tried out Valsoia’s Pizza Margherita. The Pizza Margherita is considered by some as the simplest of pizzas. All you have is dough, tomato sauce, mozzarella (in this case Gustosino), salt, basil and olive oil.  But because it is so basic, it probably is the most complex. It does not forgive any shortcomings. The pizza margherita is an Italian tradition. Allegedly named after Margherita of Savoy, wife of King Umberto...

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Mestemacher Protein bread and Pumpernickel explored
May14

Mestemacher Protein bread and Pumpernickel explored

Veggy Malta tried out Mestemacher, the lifestyle-bakery as they call themselves. Clearly this is a different type of bread than the traditional Maltese ħobża which we are accustomed to. I tried out two types of bread the Protein Bread and the Pumpernickel. Let’s start with the Mestemacher’s Protein Bread. The first impression one gets is that the packet is small. Yet this small packet weighs 250 g. This means that...

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Sattva superfoods – a wide choice from Spirulina to Hemp
May11

Sattva superfoods – a wide choice from Spirulina to Hemp

Veggy Malta looks at Sattva’s range of superfoods. These include Hemp Seeds, Hemp Protein, Maca Powder, Baobab Powder, Chlorella Powder, Spirulina Powder, Wheatgrass Powder, Barley Grass, Raw Coconut Oil, Raw Agave Nectar, Cacao Powder, Cacao Beans, Cacao Nibs and Raw Cacao Butter. All the range is organic and furthermore Soil Association approved. So what are superfoods? Jo’Anna from Jo’s Delights describes them...

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Meat free Lasagne Bolognese from Valsoia
May02

Meat free Lasagne Bolognese from Valsoia

Veggy Malta tried out Valsoia’s Lasagne Vegetale. Lasagne is a very popular dish locally and in Italy. It is believed that the name of this dish comes from the Vulgar Latin word lasania, from Latin lasanum which meant a cooking pot, coming from the Greek word lasanon meaning pot with feet.[1] Strangely enough, the word used to originally refer to the pot in which the dish was prepared yet eventually the actually food took the...

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Valsoia Rice Milk – a sweet and low fat alternative to dairy milk
Apr16

Valsoia Rice Milk – a sweet and low fat alternative to dairy milk

Veggy Malta tried out Valsoia’s rice milk. Rice milk as the name clearly implies is made from rice.  Whilst you can choose to make your own rice milk at home using rice, vanilla extract and agave nectar, I guess it’s far easier to pick up a packet of Valsoia. Furthermore Valsoia adds calcium,vitamin B2, B12 and D2 in the mix. As is the case for all Valsoia’s non-dairy milks, it is vegan and can be consumed by those...

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Eben Holz – anti-ageing vegan skin care range for men
Apr09

Eben Holz – anti-ageing vegan skin care range for men

Veggy Malta tried out Eben Holz power care Anti Age. Now at my tender age of (nearly) 50, I guess it’s high time to start using an anti-ageing cream. The product comes with a tough claim on the box itself. 92% of men report a noticeable improvement in their skin’s appearance from a 1-week user trail. Well I am not a great fan of cosmetics so getting into the routine of smearing cream over my face was not going to be easy....

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Valsoia Almond Milk – a healthy alternative to dairy milk
Apr06

Valsoia Almond Milk – a healthy alternative to dairy milk

Veggy Malta tried out Valsoia Almond Milk. This is one of the non dairy range of milks that Valsoia has. Whilst I have been a practising vegetarian for over 30 years, I am not a vegan. Interestingly though I have recently chosen to reduce my dairy intake and have switched to non-dairy milk. For those doing the same jump. the switch might be difficult at first. This is because during the first few days one has a tendency to compare....

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Rinatura Bio – spelt pasta and products and more healthy choices
Apr02

Rinatura Bio – spelt pasta and products and more healthy choices

Veggy Malta tried out Rinatura Bio, a German range of certified organic products with various products for vegans, vegetarians and others that are gluten free, lactose free and egg free. In fact there is a wide range of products to choose from and are all well labelled. Of particular interest is the range of spelt products. There is greater awareness on the health benefits of consuming spelt versus products made from regular flour....

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Pukka Turmeric Active – herbal care for the active in a teabag
Mar23

Pukka Turmeric Active – herbal care for the active in a teabag

Veggy Malta tried out Pukka Turmeric Active, an organic herbal tea. This is one of Pukka’s 42 blends of herbal teas. All organic. The Pukka Turmeric Active, as the name implies is targeted towards those individuals with an active lifestyle. If you go out jogging or power walking, or do some other regular exercise Pukka Tumeric Active is a convenient herbal tea ideally suited for your active lifestyle. This is because of the...

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Langbein’s Daily Meal Soup – plug and play organic vegan soup
Mar09

Langbein’s Daily Meal Soup – plug and play organic vegan soup

Veggy Malta tried out Langbein’s Daily Meal Soup, an organic vegan soup in a glass jar. The main thing behind the Daily Meal Soup is how simple and convenient it is. All you need to do is shake the jar, open it and heat it for 2 minutes at 600w in a microwave and enjoy. That is your lunch served in a jiffy. I actually tried out all three soup flavours. The tomato basil soup, the pumpkin mango soup and the sweet potato soup with...

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Eyes on Koawach – an organic energy chocolate drink that is an alternative to coffee
Mar06

Eyes on Koawach – an organic energy chocolate drink that is an alternative to coffee

Veggy Malta tried out Koawach, an organic energy chocolate drink that is an alternative to coffee. The main ingredient is guarana. Guarana is Latin American plant. It gained popularity when the Jesuit missionaries in the Amazon realised that when the tribesmen consumed the seed they managed to hunt for extended periods of time. In fact the name reflects the Guarani Indian tribe in the Amazon, who ate the plant seeds. A number of...

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Traditional Maltese Easter treats by Anurakti – gone vegan
Mar05

Traditional Maltese Easter treats by Anurakti – gone vegan

Easter, the biggest celebration for Roman Catholics, is round the corner. The religious celebration is linked to a number of food traditions from the figolla, bajda ta’ l-Ghid (Easter egg), kwarezimal, karamelli tal-Harrub (Carob syrup sweets) and qaghqa tal-appostli (Apostle’s ring bread). Veggy Malta met up with Adriana and Alan from Anurakti to see what vegan plans they have for this Easter. Easter is a beautiful time...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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