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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.

Roasted Cauliflower & Thyme Risotto with Lemon Pangritata

October 19, 2018 – 5:18 pm

Roasted Cauliflower & Thyme Risotto with Lemon Pangritata

Ingredients

300 g arborio or similar risotto rice
1 onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tbsp fresh thyme or lemon thyme
1/2 tsp sea salt
glass white wine
1.2 litres vegetable stock
20 g organic …

Tomato, Lentil & Tamarind Soup

October 19, 2018 – 5:13 pm

Tomato, Lentil & Tamarind Soup

Ingredients

1 tsp black mustard seeds
1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds
1 tbsp dried curry leaves
100 g tamarind extract
2 fresh chillies, seeds in, roughly chopped
1 tsp sea salt
200 g fresh organic tomatoes, roughly chopped (if not available use a …

Almond Stuffed Pears with Chocolate Sauce

October 19, 2018 – 5:11 pm

Almond Stuffed Pears with Chocolate Sauce

Ingredients

4 pears
1 litre water
1 vanilla pod
1 star anise
100 ml organic maple syrup
Juice of 1/2 lemon

For the filling

140 g organic almond butter
20 g organic extra virgin coconut oil
20 ml maple syrup
1 tsp organic vanilla essence

For the …

Pumpkin Seed Cranberry & Nut Tartlets

October 19, 2018 – 5:03 pm

Pumpkin Seed Cranberry & Nut Tartlets

Ingredients
For the pastry

150 g plain organic flour
75 g organic butter, cut into small cubes (use 75 g melted coconut butter for vegan version)
1 free range organic egg
pinch sea salt

For the filling

60 g pecan kernels, broken …

Chick Pea Curry with Green Pea Pilau

October 19, 2018 – 4:56 pm

Chick Pea Curry with Green Pea Pilau

Ingredients

240 g dried organic chickpeas, soaked overnight
1 onion, chopped
1 tsp black mustard seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
pinch asafoetida
5 cm piece of ginger, chopped
2 red chillies, seeds in, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp ground …

Open Asparagus Ravioli with Pea Puree

October 19, 2018 – 4:41 pm

Open Asparagus Ravioli with Pea Puree

Ingredients
24 asparagus stalks
For the pea purée

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
150 g shallots, finely chopped
500 g fresh or frozen peas
150 ml vegetable stock
20 g fresh mint leaves
1/2 tsp sea salt
juice of half a lemon

For the …