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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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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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....

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This Lent what are you going to give up?
Feb16

This Lent what are you going to give up?

What does a vegetarian or vegan give up in lent? After all you are not eating any meat, and neither fish (on a Friday) so you cannot say that you are making any sacrifice because of your plant-based diet! So for those that have embraced a year long fast from meat, what can you abstain from this Lent? Could it be dairy (for vegetarians) or could it be chocolate? Well, how about abstaining from plastic? I think this would be a great...

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Honey for your honey on Valentine’s Day
Feb14

Honey for your honey on Valentine’s Day

Friends of the Earth Malta have a campaign to help save local pollinators, including the Maltese honey bee. Basically for only €50 you can help sponsor a bee hive.  Wouldn’t this make a great Valentine’s present! So what is all this fuss about bees and pollinators? The reality is that bees are essential, as they pollinate most of our fruit and vegetables. Bees are the most important pollinators, yet with them there are...

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PETA’s Holy 2018 Super Bowl Advert Redemption is out
Feb04

PETA’s Holy 2018 Super Bowl Advert Redemption is out

Super Bowl 2018 has arrived and every year PETA (international animal rights charity) makes its Super Bowl advert.  It never actually makes the air and is not transmitted during the Super Bowl. A 30 second advert during the Super Bowl costs a whopping $5 million. This years PETA’s advert is called Redemption. It features actor James Cromwell, better known for his part in the pig film Babe. Interesting is when the confessor says...

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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...

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Does your cat have a collar bell?
Jan24

Does your cat have a collar bell?

This is a different post from the usual, but I believe it should chime well within the vegetarian, vegan and animal loving community as it can save animal lives. Many people have cats and love cats. As we well know, cats are not the vegetarian or vegan type. On the contrary they are carnivorous and hunters by instinct. Whilst we all love and adore the pictures of our furry friend lazing about in the sun, there are instances when it...

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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...

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16 celebrities – can you guess how many are vegetarian/vegan?
Jan10

16 celebrities – can you guess how many are vegetarian/vegan?

We all know that being vegetarian and being vegan is becoming a lifestyle choice by more and more people. From Malta to India (traditionally vegetarians) to the USA. We all meet new individuals who tell us that they switched to being vegetarian or vegan. But really how popular is the vegetarian wave? So Veggy Malta has made a compilation of 16 celebrities. The question is, how many vegetarian celebrities can you recognise? Well...

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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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