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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.

Auntie Vi’s Christmas Cake Recipe

October 9, 2018 – 10:42 pm

Here is a recipe for the best Christmas cake to have passed your lips. It uses delicious vine fruit and of course the required lashings of booze!

Classic Overnight Oats

May 22, 2018 – 2:32 pm

Classic Overnight Oats

Who doesn’t like breakfast that’s ready to eat when you get out of bed? Simply prepare this delicious breakfast the night before, and enjoy straight from the fridge when you wake up.
This easy to create …

Three Seed Maslin Bread

January 11, 2018 – 5:10 pm

Three Seed Maslin Bread

1 loaf


150 g rye flour
100 g strong wholemeal flour
250 g strong white flour
360 ml lukewarm water
1 tsp dried yeast
9 g salt
40 g linseed
40 g pumpkin seeds
40 g sunflower seeds


In a large bowl add the water, …

Easy Peasy Pancake Recipes

December 21, 2017 – 9:20 am

Two great pancake recipes provided for us by Fiona Bird, Masterchef finalist and writer of children’s cookbook ‘Kids Kitchen’. These recipes are suitable for children.

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.