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Here at Suma Wholefoods we have been sourcing and distributing wholefoods since 1977. We have always been a vegetarian company – it’s one of our core values – and we are passionate about food.

Need inspiration in the kitchen? We are proud to be associated with Steve Dent aka “The Circus Gardener”, a self taught cook and an organic grower of fruit and vegetables. Steve has been creating delicious recipes for Suma since 2014 and we are delighted to showcase them here.

For more “seasonal vegetarian cooking with a side helping of food politics” take a look at Steve’s blog, The Circus Gardener’s Kitchen. It’s full of really interesting articles, beautiful food photography and mouth-watering recipes.

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Tiramisu

December 14, 2018 – 3:43 pm | No Comment

Tiramisu the Classic Italian Favourite

Tiramisu the Classic Italian Favourite

Marco, our resident Italian Suma chef brings to you an irresistible tiramisu recipe. The creaminess of the mascarpone cheese, layered with espresso-soaked sponge really makes this dessert perfect for parties. For lovers of strong coffee and rich chocolate, this is one of the easiest recipes you’ll try.

Ingredients

  1. 500g mascarpone cheese
  2. 200ml espresso or coffee
  3. 200g sponge fingers
  4. 4 eggs separated
  5. 100g icing sugar
  6. 40ml amaretto or brandy
  7. 3 tbsp cocoa powder

Method:

  1. Whisk together the egg yolks, icing sugar and amaretto or brandy into a thick cream consistency.
  2. In another small bowl beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form, then gently fold into the creamy mascarpone mixture.
  3. Using a shallow bowl, fill with espresso, then quickly dip the sponge fingers in until they are nicely soaked but not soggy. Layer these into a dish until you have used half
    of them, then spread over the creamy mixture. Repeat process so you have four layers consisting of sponge, cream, sponge and then finally cream on top.
  4. Leave to set in the fridge for at least four hours – the longer the better.
  5. Before serving dust generously with cocoa powder using a sieve.

Thai Green Curry

December 14, 2018 – 3:38 pm

Thai Green Curry

Thai Green Curry with sticky rice
Guaranteed to blow away the winter blues, this beautifully fragranced and fiery dish from Suma member Rowena is incredibly soothing, possibly due to the addition of potatoes. This nutritious dish …

Spanakopita

December 14, 2018 – 3:30 pm

Spanakopita

Spanakotopita Greek Pie with couscous and pomegranate molasses

Ingredients

100g pine nuts
5 eggs
300g feta cheese
50g cheddar cheese
1 handful dried oregano
1 lemon
Knob of butter
500g spinach fresh or frozen
270g filo pastry
Cayenne pepper
1 whole nutmeg
1 white onion
Garlic

Couscous and pomegranate molasses

200g …

Roast Tomato, Rocket & Mascarpone Pasta

December 14, 2018 – 2:58 pm

Roast Tomato, Rocket & Mascarpone Pasta

Roast Tomato, Rocket & Mascarpone Pasta with pesto and mozzarella focaccia
This is a hearty pasta dish with added freshness thanks to the addition of peppery rocket leaves and juicy vine tomatoes. The Italian-style bread can …

Green & good for you Risotto

December 14, 2018 – 2:49 pm

Green & good for you Risotto

Here is a real treat for you – a ridiculously creamy and delicious healthy green risotto. Comfort food at its finest, bursting with vitamins – just the thing to repair your body and mind after …

Mille Feuille

December 14, 2018 – 2:40 pm

Mille Feuille

Mille Feuille classic sweet pastry slice
Although decadent, this impressive sweet slice isn’t as difficult to make as it looks. Created by sandwiching delicious peaches, fruit spread and whipped double cream between crisp puff pastry layers, …

Meringue

December 14, 2018 – 2:36 pm

Meringue

Meringue Pie with apple and elderflower

Ingredients
Pastry

330g plain flour
110g icing sugar
110g sunflower spread dairy free

Curd

3 apples
100ml water
Pinch of salt
Juice & zest of 2 lemons
220g granulated sugar
2 tbsp cornflour
4 tbsp soya milk
2 tbsp sunflower spread dairy free

Meringue

Liquid …