Korean visitors see Suma in action
October 22, 2014 – 5:30 pm | No Comment

On Thursday 16th October we were very lucky to host 16 visitors from South Korea, here as part of a trip around Europe to find out how Europeans run social enterprises and worker owned businesses.
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Creamy Mushroom Risotto
October 31, 2014 – 10:00 am | No Comment

For November and December we have a 15% promotion on Oatly’s 1 litre Oat Chocolate Drink and 250ml Oatly Alternative to Cream. You can see these on our wholesale website by clicking here. We also have a couple of recipes from Oatly to share with you; Creamy Mushroom Risotto and Mocha drink.

mushroom risotoOatly’s goal is to always deliver products that have maximum nutritional value and minimal environmental impact. Everything they make is based on plants; absolutely nothing has anything to do with the animal kingdom whatsoever, and absolutely no GMOs. Oatly want to make the food industry a more honest place by declaring to be totally transparent in everything they do. A couple of decades ago, Oatly looked at the nutritional power of oats and thought’ what if we forgot the cow altogether and turned these oats into a drink that was designed for humans?’ So they did. And here it is.

Everything Oatly make is from Swedish oats. What makes Swedish oats so special? They grow strong and tall in the Nordic climate, which is a crazy mix of long sunny days (and nights in the summer) mixed with short periods of intense rain. Moreover, many of the nasty pesticides that are used on oats in the rest of Europe are totally forbidden in Sweden.

Why not treat yourself to a hot cup of mocha with a little extra? A real pleasure for people who love dark chocolate and coffee. It’s easy to make. Just take 200 ml of Oatly Oat Drink Chocolate (SY045), 1-2 teaspoons instant coffee (preferably espresso- TE570 or TE561) and 1 teaspoon grated dark chocolate (or ½ teaspoon cocoa). Warm the Oat Drink. Pour into a mug and stir in the instant coffee. Sprinkle grated chocolate on top. Easy and delicious!

The risotto takes 10 minutes to prepare, 15-20 minutes to cook and using the amounts in the recipe below amkes 2 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 1 vegetable stock cube (TE570 TE561)
  • 15g dried porcini mushrooms (KJ090 VF164)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil (we’ve lots!)
  • 1 onion, chopped (180g)
  • 150g chestnut mushrooms, sliced
  • 150g Arborio risotto rice (QS125 QS078 QS090)
  • 250g carton Oatly Oat Cream Alternative (SY019)
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley

Method:

To make the risotto

  1. Dissolve the stock cube in 300ml boiling water
  2. Add the dried mushrooms, steep for 5-10 minutes until softened
  3. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a frying pan and fry the onion and chestnut mushrooms for 4-5 minutes
  4. Remove the dried mushrooms with a slotted spoon. Add to the pan with the risotto rice and cook for 1 minute
  5. Gradually add the stock and Oatly cream and cook covered for 15-20 minutes stirring occasionally until the rice is tender and liquid is absorbed
  6. Stir in the parsley and season to taste
New Suma Beer Box
October 30, 2014 – 2:38 pm | No Comment
New Suma Beer Box

There’s ample to sample with our great new gift box for beer drinkers. This handy three-bottle box comes flat packed and ready for quick assembly. We couldn’t decide which of our 6 fantastic Suma beers …

Korean visitors see Suma in action
October 22, 2014 – 5:30 pm | No Comment
Korean visitors see Suma in action

On Thursday 16th October we were very lucky to host 16 visitors from South Korea, here as part of a trip around Europe to find out how Europeans run social enterprises and worker owned businesses.
The …

Vegan Choc Cherry Brownies
October 22, 2014 – 4:02 pm | No Comment
Vegan Choc Cherry Brownies

I love brownies, but have not had one since going vegan. As Rowena (best vegan chef in the North I might add), and I discussed what we would make for our South Korean guests last …

National Cake Week – Day 5 – Chocolate Chip Lemon Cake
October 10, 2014 – 11:33 am | No Comment
National Cake Week – Day 5 – Chocolate Chip Lemon Cake

Our final recipe of celebrating National Cake Week is this light, fluffy Chocolate Chip Lemon Cake – perfect with a good brew and relaxing after a hard week’s work! Kindly donated by Caroline Turner ofn …

National Cake Week – Day 4 – Raw Vegan Blackberry Cheesecake Slices
October 9, 2014 – 11:28 am | No Comment
National Cake Week – Day 4 – Raw Vegan Blackberry Cheesecake Slices

Day 4′s recipe – something different! Raw, vegan, blackberry cheesecake slices -
 

 
Ingredients
11/2 cups of walnuts
1 cup of pitted dates
1/4 tsp of sea salt, divided in half
1 cup of blackberries
1 cup of cashews soaked in water …

National Cake Week – Day 3 – Carrot Bundt Cake
October 8, 2014 – 11:24 am | No Comment
National Cake Week – Day 3 – Carrot Bundt Cake

Day 3′s recipe – Carrot Bundt Cake was kindly submitted via Twitter by the blog Real Food Fans.

INGREDIENTS
2 cups (250g) plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 …

National Cake Week – Day 2 – Ginger Cake
October 7, 2014 – 11:21 am | No Comment
National Cake Week – Day 2 – Ginger Cake

Day 2 – a delicious Ginger Cake from one of our Facebook followers – Sue Cullen via Two Soups Café & Farmshop.
 

 
Basic cake recipe – you can add any flavouring to this:
420g plain flour – …

National Cupcake Week – Day 5 – Vegan Fairy Cakes
September 19, 2014 – 11:29 am | 2 Comments
National Cupcake Week – Day 5 – Vegan Fairy Cakes

A budding chef, Lily, aged 10 sent us this recipe for the cutest fairy cakes we’ve ever seen – watch out professional bakers!
220g Margarine,
220g Caster sugar,
300g Self raising flour,
200g Soft tofu,
3tsp baking powder
2tsp Vanilla essence.
Heat …

National Cupcake Week – Day 4 – Lemon Meringue Cupcakes
September 18, 2014 – 11:25 am | One Comment
National Cupcake Week – Day 4 – Lemon Meringue Cupcakes

Another keen baking member, Andy Reynolds sent us this in – a cupcake with a zesty difference!
Ingredients:

200g caster sugar
100g softened butter
2 eggs, plus 2 egg whites
zest 2 lemons, plus 2-3 tbsp lemon juice
100g self-raising flour
4 …

National Cupcake Week – Day 3 – Elvis Cupcakes
September 17, 2014 – 11:17 am | No Comment
National Cupcake Week – Day 3 – Elvis Cupcakes

This lovely recipe was donated kindly by our of our customers – Aardvark Wholefoods. Carmarthen - have a look at their foodie blog here!
 
Elvis cupcakes.

2 ripe bananas, mashed

125g raw cane sugar

3 tbsp demarera sugar

125g plain flour

1 …