Plastic Challenge 2017
July 19, 2017 – 11:17 am | 4 Comments

What is the challenge?
June 2017 was officially the Marine Conservation Society’s  ‘Plastic Challenge’ month.
This is the third year of the challenge, which encourages people to pledge to cut down the amount of single-use plastics they …

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We’re recruiting!
May 20, 2017 – 10:27 am | No Comment
We’re recruiting!

Class C Driver – Greenford UB6
With the Southeast becoming increasingly busy for us, and our plans for Christmas 2017 already taking shape, we need to strengthen our London driving team.

 We currently have a vacancy for …

A new addition: Gluten-free pasta
March 20, 2017 – 3:45 pm | No Comment
A new addition: Gluten-free pasta

Our new organic, gluten-free pastas have now arrived, and are a welcome addition to the Suma range. As ever with our products, we have researched extensively to ensure they are of the highest quality and …

Car sharing co-operative local to Calderdale
February 10, 2017 – 4:23 pm | No Comment
Car sharing co-operative local to Calderdale

Based in the Calder Valley?
Have you heard of Hourcar? A fellow co-operative, who offer an alternative to car ownership in the upper Calder Valley. You can get a car whenever you need, for as little or as …

Customer Spotlight: The Warren
January 27, 2017 – 11:48 am | No Comment
Customer Spotlight: The Warren

We spoke to Deri Reed, also known as the Ethical Chef, all about his new restaurant and his plans for this year.
• Tell us a little bit about yourself
My name is Deri Reed, aka The EthicalChef, …

How was your Christmas?
January 9, 2017 – 5:17 pm | No Comment
How was your Christmas?

We know Christmas has just been and most of us are ready for Spring and warmer days but we’re already thinking about the next festive season! Crazy, we know!
Here at Suma HQ, we’re constantly striving to develop …

Decadent Chocolate Mousse
November 11, 2016 – 10:07 am | No Comment
Decadent Chocolate Mousse

We spoke to the fantastic team at Doisy & Dam who have supplied us this decadent chocolate mousse recipe. Perfect either hot or cold, and definitely to be enjoyed with friends!
Doisy & Dam have a delicious …

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 –

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.

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 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 …