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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.

Vegan Christmas Cake Recipe

October 10, 2017 – 5:20 pm

This vegan Christmas fruit cake recipe has been in Suma member Wendy Abbotts family for as long as she can remember. It doesn’t use eggs, and we’ve substituted the milk for soya milk. It’s really easy to make and uses lots of dried fruit and spices to create a rich delicious flavour.

Spanish fig balls / Pan de Higo

October 5, 2017 – 2:31 pm

Spanish fig balls / Pan de Higo

Pan de higo is a traditional Spanish cake invented to preserve figs over winter. Using no flour, it’s naturally gluten-free. The fig balls store well and make excellent Christmas gifts for friends and family.

Decadent Chocolate Mousse

November 11, 2016 – 10:07 am

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 …

Pearl barley pudding with coconut and rapberries

May 2, 2016 – 11:54 am

Pearl barley pudding with coconut and rapberries

When it comes to pearl barley recipes, pudding may not be the first thing that springs to mind. But simmered with coconut milk, rosewater and berries, this humble grain is transformed into a comforting yet exotic pudding, with a zingy fruit flavour and a creamy texture.

Spicy apple granola cake

November 2, 2015 – 8:22 am

Spicy apple granola cake

Here’s a simple recipe for a delicious cake using a star ingredient –Suma Spicy Apple Granola from our new range of granola and muesli.

Chocolate Caramel Slices

October 29, 2015 – 10:50 am

Chocolate Caramel Slices

Recipe by Christine Bailey for BonPom
A deliciously sweet treat, rich and indulgent. You can cut into
slices and freeze to make an iced bar.