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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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How to be a vegetarian or vegan on a tight budget
Dec29

How to be a vegetarian or vegan on a tight budget

Many ask if you spend more money if you go vegetarian or vegan? How this myth came about is a wonder. The reality is that it is always about choices. But essentially, a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle means that you are removing meat (and fish) from your shopping bill. With this act you are removing a big cost factor (meat). Yet if you still are having trouble with the grocery bill Veggy Malta is offering a few tips that can help you...

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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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Coffee Circus – a natural organic coffee shop on wheels
Dec22

Coffee Circus – a natural organic coffee shop on wheels

Veggy Malta met up with Alana. She runs around in one of the Coffee Circus vans. It will be her you will probably meet when you stop for a cup of organic coffee. The coffee market in Malta is growing and along with it is the consumer appreciation of a good coffee. The trend is to move away from the volume production coffees to specialised coffees. In most cases, specialised coffee would be made from high altitude coffee beans and...

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Juice Delights – a fresh juice to cleanse your system
Dec21

Juice Delights – a fresh juice to cleanse your system

Veggy Malta met up with Sarah from Juice Delights to understand what natural juice therapy is. Sarah has been juicing for the past 4 years and moreover she is a qualified and with the Complimentary Medical Association. Interesting Sarah started by pointing out “that nowadays we are overfed and undernourished”. But exactly what is juicing? It is important to state that juicing is different from blending. Most of us are...

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Tkunx kaboċċa, kul il-kaboċċa – Don’t be stupid, eat the cabbage
Dec20

Tkunx kaboċċa, kul il-kaboċċa – Don’t be stupid, eat the cabbage

When someone tells you in Maltese kemm int kaboċċa!, they are basically calling you stupid. Ironically this stupid vegetable is actually loaded with vitamin K which is good for your brain! The cabbage, that leafy green vegetable that our parents used to nag us to eat is jam packed with health benefits. Whether you eat it green, red, purple or white, it is bursting with nutrients. Although it looks like a lot like lettuce, cabbage is...

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Anurakti – a Passion for Real Food: Catering with a difference
Dec19

Anurakti – a Passion for Real Food: Catering with a difference

  Veggy Malta met up with Alan and Adriana from Anurakti. The name Anurakti comes from the Sanskrit word अनुरक्ति (anurakti), which means passion, love and devotion whilst doing something. Clearly both Alan and Adriana have a strong devotion for what they are doing. In fact Adriana is a electrical engineer by profession, but left it all to work in their business. Whilst Alan has been in the health and vegan food circle for some time,...

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