Farming is an area that can have either the most detrimental environmental effects on the environment, or otherwise some of the most positive effects. With the rising concerns around climate change, global warming, and several other concerns surrounding environmental harm, we need to start changing the ways in which we grow our own food. Sustainable farming techniques can help us… Read more →
Eating Fully Local Challenge – Year 2, halfway mark!
So this is where I confess my sins… right? People say how difficult it is, and others are praising what we are doing through opting to restrict ourselves to eat 100% local for an entire month. People like to see all or nothing, these challenges where people go all in. Whilst I love to do these things for myself, and… Read more →
Why Everyone in Malta Should Eat a Mediterranean Diet!
Well first of all… we’re in the Mediterranean! Through consuming what grows naturally around us, we can better the health of both us, and of the environment. We are fortunate here in Malta that fresh produce grows 365 days a year. It is incredibly accessible, yet people are instead choosing to eat pastries and heavily processed foods – which is… Read more →
Blue Cheese Leek and Turnip Gratin!
Low GI Blue Cheese and Turnip and Potato Gratin! Healthy recipe that feels like comfort food. Read more →
Parmesan Crusted Smashed Turnips over Turnip Greens
What a treat we have been given with a harvest of turnips! These turnips are encrusted with parmesan, and served over a bed of their own greens (note – these are a bit bitter! But I personally still enjoy them) 🙂 Ingredients (for 4 patties) 4 Small – Medium Turnips 1/4 Cup Grated Parmesan 3 Tbsp Olive Oil Salt to… Read more →
Fully Local Challenge Week 3
Proper Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance. This is exactly what we did not follow this past week. This week, the 30-day challenge really deemed itself to be a challenge! With important events, such as the best friends wedding, which also brought family in town from abroad – our proper prior planning went out the window, and therefore, resulted in poor… Read more →
Fully Local Challenge Week 2
We are officially halfway through the challenge! Well done to everyone who is doing this along with us 🙂 It has been an interesting week because on one end it has become much easier to prepare fully local meals -but at the same time, we have run into some challenges. Getting Creative This week, we wanted to try and get… Read more →
Fully Local Challenge Week 1
1 week has passed since we have started this fully local challenge – and has it ever proved to be a challenge! While Malta may have everything to offer in order to provide one with a balanced and healthy diet, there is a lot that goes along with it. This mainly has to do with changing our habits Caffeine Before… Read more →
30 Day Challenge – Eating Fully Local!
With a 365 day growing year, I am a true believer that you have everything you can possibly need to thrive with a healthy lifestlye in Malta. The climate allows for a variety of fresh produce all year round! I am a great advocate of choosing local foods, and supporting the local community with these choices. Choosing local means Better… Read more →