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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.

Easy Refried Beans Recipe

May 21, 2010 – 4:53 pm

Quick and easy refried beans using red kidney beans.

Tasty Italian Themed Nut roast

May 11, 2010 – 11:42 am

Its a nut roast revival – try this Italian themed nut roast and then get inventive with flavours.

Spicy Kidney Bean Patties Recipe

March 25, 2010 – 3:00 pm

Try these tasty bean patties. Turn that can of red kidney beans, lurking in the back of your cupboard into a wholesome accompaniment to spring vegetables or salad.

Fair Trade Chocolate Coffee Tarts

February 11, 2010 – 2:01 pm

A delicious chocolate / coffee tart recipe invented by Emma Weston, one of Suma’s trial members. Emma put this together to help celebrate fair trade fortnight, using the finest fair trade ingredients.

Suma Spicy Winter Vegetarian Bean Soup Recipe

January 7, 2010 – 3:16 pm

An ideal winter soup with aromas of warming spices that will conjure up a Moroccan evening in the medina in Marrakesh.

Curried Carrot & Sweet Potato Soup

December 9, 2009 – 3:58 pm

A delicious warming recipe to help fuel you through the wintertime. Carrots and Sweet potato are great sources of both vitamins A and C, which help to strengthen the immune system and keep us healthy.