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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.

Broad Bean Hummus with Za’atar and Sesame Crackers

July 17, 2019 – 1:37 pm

Broad Bean Hummus with Za’atar and Sesame Crackers

Broad Bean Hummus with Za’atar and Sesame Crackers
Try out Steve Dent’s (The Circus Gardener) delicious broad bean variation on what we know as classic chickpea hummus.
Steve tells us a bit about his recipe:
“Hummus is Arabic …

Churros with Chocolate Sauce

June 14, 2019 – 4:55 pm

Churros with Chocolate Sauce

Ingredients

200 g organic gluten free flour (I made my own, using a combination of rice flour, cornflour, potato starch and coconut flour)
50 g extra virgin coconut oil, melted
50 ml coconut blossom syrup
140 ml hazelnut milk
2 …

Carrot & Apricot Falafel

May 13, 2019 – 1:35 pm

Carrot & Apricot Falafel

Carrot and apricot falafel with whipped feta and dukkah
Middle Eastern spices combined with carrot and apricot work in beautiful harmony in this delicious falafel recipe from the Circus Gardener.

Ingredients

1 can organic chickpeas, rinsed and drained
150 …

Vegan Katsu Curry with Panko Tofu

April 8, 2019 – 11:15 am

Vegan Katsu Curry with Panko Tofu

Vegan Katsu Curry with Panko Tofu
Try out Steve Dent’s (The Circus Gardener) own vegan interpretation of katsu curry, one of Japan’s favourite western-style foods. This curry is delicious, easy to make, and full of flavour.

Ingredients

for …

Cannellini Bean Puree with Roast Parsnip & Crispy Lentils

March 7, 2019 – 4:13 pm

Cannellini Bean Puree with Roast Parsnip & Crispy Lentils

Maple roasted parsnips with cannellini bean puree and crispy lentils
This recipe from Steve Dent is vegan, gluten free and absolutely delicious.
There are a number of different stages to this recipe, but several of them can …

Potato & Mint Pakora with Spicy Chickpeas

February 13, 2019 – 1:08 pm

Potato & Mint Pakora with Spicy Chickpeas

Try this easy to make vegan pakora and spicy chickpea recipe made especially for us by organic gardener and chef Steve Dent.