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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.

Wild Garlic, Goats Cheese and Potato Tart

December 21, 2017 – 9:05 am

Spring is in the air… and is that a whiff of wild garlic too? One of the season’s first foragable plants to appear, wild garlic is easy to identify thanks to its strong garlicky, spring onion smell. This deliciious tart is a great way to make the most of the flavours of this lovely plant.

Vegan Friendly Hot Cross Buns

December 21, 2017 – 9:00 am

Vegan Friendly Hot Cross Buns

Using this vegan recipe you can make delicious hot cross buns. Seasonal treats for you to enjoy that are made without using sugar.

Springtime Minestrone

December 21, 2017 – 9:00 am

This recipe is from the fifth in a series of recipe collections based around the themes of vegetarianism, healthy eating, and ethical living.
Springtime Minestrone

Pasta Salad

December 21, 2017 – 8:40 am

From the new Suma cook book. Boil the pasta, adding the soya beans and green beans 3 minutes before end of cooking.

Christmas Celebratory Nut Roast

October 10, 2017 – 6:10 pm

This is the best Christmas Nut Roast ever. No need to look for another recipe, the mix of 6 different nuts and cranberries make it decadent, tasty and very special. Warning! You may enjoy this so much you will want to make it again once the Christmas decorations have come down!

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.