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Discover a world of healthy vegetarian and vegan food

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 feature the recipes of 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 as a vegetarian workers’ co-operative we share his values.

Steve’s writing is both educational and inspiring, providing his readers with the confidence to grow their own and to cook from scratch. From his involvement in community garden projects to food waste projects,  Steve gently encourages us all to get more connected to the food we eat.

He’s a sharer of ideas and knowledge, empowering us to learn new skills and new ways to think about self-sufficiency, sustainability, community and the impact of our choices on the environment.

Whether you’re vegan, vegetarian or taking the first step to reduce your meat consumption, Circus Gardener has a wealth of high quality, nutritious vegetarian recipes for you to try, often using fresh, seasonal and locally produced, organic ingredients.

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.

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 …

Florentines

December 14, 2018 – 2:23 pm

Florentines

Oaty Florentines Crunchy and Chocolatey
Made with loving care, these florentines are simply exquisite. One of the tastiest recipes we’ve tried, these treats are good enough to be presented as a gift. The ingredients can be …