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Vegan Spinach and Wild Garlic Filo Pastry Pie

A Vegan wild garlic and spinach filo pie makes for an interesting meal using wild garlic. An abundant foraged food growing in woodland, often near Bluebells throughout April, May and June.

Porcini Mushroom Risotto

A ridiculously creamy and delicious mushroom risotto

Coconut Oil Vegan Rainbow Risotto

This risotto is as pleasing to the eye as is it to the palate. It includes an abundance of nutritious vegetables, health boosting coconut oil along with satisfying risotto rice. It makes a tasty supper and any leftovers can be served cold as a quick lunch. The dish is gluten and lactose free; vegan and vegetarian.

Banana & Salted Caramel Tart

A Fairtrade Fortnight Special, this indulgent dessert makes the most of Fairtrade bananas, sugar and vanilla. It takes some time to prepare, but it can be made in advance and the results are well worth the effort!

North African Harira Soup

Thank you so much to Alex and our friends at the Vegetarian Society for this delicious recipe. We made it on the day the Suma cooks spent at the Cordon Vert Vegetarian cookery school. The soup is quick, easy and best of all delicious – you have to try it out! Ingredients 2 tbsp olive […]

Apple Sweet Potato Wedges with Pecans

Taking inspiration from American style home-cooking, this recipe uses Suma Pear and Apple Spread to compliment the natural sweetness found in the sweet potatoes.

Blue Cheese, Cranberry & Onion Muffins

Thanks to the rich flavour of these savoury muffins they make a comforting winter snack, but they can also be served with soup for an evening meal.

Yogi Tea Rose Bluebery Muffins

Using Yogi Tea Bags, make these delicious gluten free, vegan, Rose Blueberry breakfast muffins.

Vegan Mushroom and Stout Pudding

As the season turns to cooler autumn months, satisfy your growing appetite with this substantial mushroom and stout pudding. Based on the traditional beef suet pudding, this vegan version will sit nicely on a plate with some chips and steamed greens.

Caramelised Pear & Buckwheat Pudding Cake

This delicious recipe is taken from the book ‘Love Bake Nourish’ by Amber Rose. The flavour of caramelised pears in this cake goes well with the nuttiness of buckwheat flour. It’s simple to make yet also very impressive-looking.

Vegan coffee and pecan cookies

A quick and simple recipe for some delicious vegan coffee and pecan cookies

Broad Bean and Potato Patty Recipe

Topaz Café is an award-winning vegetarian café in Ashton-under-Lyne which has built a fantastic reputation locally and regionally. Head Chef Kevin has provided us with a favourite recipe from the kitchen, Broad bean and Potato Patties.

Vegan Red Velvet Cupcakes

This is a recipe for Vegan Red Velvet Cupcakes, taken from Ms. Cupcakes recipe collection ‘The Naughtiest Vegan Cakes In Town’

Agave Rich Dark Chocolate Cake with no refined sugar

If you are looking for a gorgeous cake to round off that special meal, or for an any time treat, why not try this rich dark chocolate cake with dark chocolate ganache frosting? It’s made with low-glycemic agave syrup (instead of using sugar) and courgettes to keep things moist.

Thyme Scented Summer Fruit Tart

Serves 6 Make the most of ripe and juicy British berries while they’re in season with this luscious fruit tart. The addition of fresh thyme to the custard adds depth and a subtle earthiness to offset those sharp fruit flavours. Ingredients For the Pastry 175g plain flour Small pinch of salt 100g unsalted butter, cut […]

Perfect Pasties

A delicious cheese and onion pasty recipe that is simple enough to make with your children.

Orange and Herb Pasta Salad

A fresh orange and herb pasta salad, full of colour and healthy vegetables. A great recipe for kids to make as it looks great on a plate and is healthy too!

West African Peanut Stew with Roasted Plantain and Jollof Rice

This exotic dish includes lots of Fairtrade ingredients like our own Fairtrade peanut butter, spices and basmati rice. We cooked this at a special Fairtrade Fortnight event and it went down a treat!

Spicy Bean Patties with Herb Salad and Citrus Salsa

This Fairtrade dish makes a great dinner party starter or a filling lunch. We cooked this dish at our Fairtrade pop-up restaurant in the Suma canteen and it was very well received. It uses simple ingredients like Fairtrade tinned beans combined with some fresh vegetables and herbs for punchy flavour combinations.

Fairtrade Chocolate Brownie

Watching technique videos on the internet made me vaguely confident of scaling the recipe up a touch and by rummaging through Suma’s 60,000-sq/ft store cupboard it was easy to give my version Fairtrade status. What could possibly go wrong?

Gluten-free Chocolate Coconut Torte with Mango Coulis

Our Cooks made this dessert for a special Fairtrade Fortnight event held at Suma back in March, and it went down a treat. Not only does this recipe make great use of Fairtrade ingredients but it’s also gluten-free thanks to the use of coconut flour instead of wheat flour.

Vegetable Stew and Dreamy Dumplings

A vegetable stew and dumplings recipe designed to be cooked by children. This simple recipe will get kids learning cookery skills and enjoying their time in the kitchen.

Gluten free spiced pear and raisin flapjacks

This is a lovely recipe for a gluten-free fruity flapjack given to us by Honeybuns- makers of delicious gluten-free cakes and biscuits.

Toasted Sunflower Seed Grain-Free Bread (Gluten free)

This is a recipe for grain-free bread, suitable for those following a gluten free or paleo diet. It uses ground nuts and seeds in replace of flour.

Fruit Crumble

A basic fruit crumble recipe designed so that it is easy for kids to follow and get them involved in home cooking.

Red Lentil, Tomato & Coconut Stew

A few humble vegetables are transformed into an exotic feast thanks to the addition of coconut milk and spices. A simple recipe that’s not lacking in warmth or flavour.

mincemeat recipe

Vegetarian Mincemeat

Plan ahead now and you’ll have the perfect batch of rich, matured mincemeat in time for December- if you can keep your hands off it for that long!

Raw Chocolate Almond Butter Truffles

Enjoy this vegan recipe for Raw Chocolate Almond Truffles, taken from Jessica Fenton’s book ‘Jessica’s Raw Chocolate Recipes’. Delicious and easy to make!

Summer Vegetable and Mozzarella Stacks

This elegant starter has the ‘wow’ factor, making it a great choice for summer entertaining.

Asure: Noah’s Pudding

For a taste of Persian cuisine, why not try this recipe below for the traditional Turkish dessert, Asure? You’ll need to plan ahead a little to pre-soak the beans, but it’s well worth the effort!

Tamari Broth With Broccoli and Udon Noodles

Purple sprouting broccoli is in season in the spring, and works well in this warming soup. Udon noodles are Japanese semi-wholewheat noodles, which have a pale nutty brown colour when cooked. Alternatively, you could use rice noodles instead.

Mixed Mushroom Orzotto

In some parts of Italy orzo, or barley, is used in place of Arborio rice to make a risotto-style dish. Barley is naturally low in fat and makes for a satisfying and tasty meal when combined with earthy mushroom flavours.

Fairtrade Satay Sauce

Always a favourite in the Suma Canteen, this peanut sauce is very tasty with all sorts of Asian dishes.

Ultimate Vegan Fry-up

This cooked breakfast is a satisfying start to the day and much lower in fat than the greasy, meaty version of a full English!

Lemon & Mint Halloumi canapés

This recipe makes delicious zingy and salty canapés that are bursting with flavour. You could also use them as part of a tapas selection or to add flavour to a mediterranean salad.

Mushroom & Sage Crostini

These canapés are quick and easy to prepare and are ideal for a dinner or cocktail party. The deep mushroom and sage flavours work beautifully together.

Veggie Haggis and Chutney Bites

Simple but tasty vegan canapés using ready-made vegetarian haggis.

Stuffed Mushroom Canapés

These tasty canapés look impressive and take hardly any time to make. You could turn this into a starter recipe buy using flat field mushrooms and adjusting the quantity of filling.

Vegan Arancini Canapes (Breaded Risotto Balls)

A great recipe for simple canapés that are suitable for vegetarians and vegans. Also makes a tasty starter.

Carrot Cake

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

Vegan Chocolate Cookie Cupcakes

Emma C treated us to these vegan-friendly cupcakes in the Suma canteen, in honour of National Cupcake Week!

Simple Apple and Chilli Chutney

Easy to make, this recipe makes good use of autumnal apples.

Broccoli and Pasta Bake

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

Artichoke, Lemon and Parmesan Pasta

This recipe is from the fifth in a series of recipe collections based around the themes of vegetarianism, healthy eating, and ethical living.
Artichoke, Lemon and Parmesan Pasta

Roast Tomato, Mascarpone and Rocket Pasta

This recipe is from the fifth in a series of recipe collections based around the themes of vegetarianism, healthy eating, and ethical living.
Roast Tomato, Mascarpone and Rocket Pasta.

Quick Vegetable Bolognese

New from the new Suma past cook book. Fry the onion and garlic in the olive oil until soft. Add the carrots and pepper and cook for 5 mins. Stir in the chopped tomatoes.

Focaccia with Pesto and Mozzarella

New from the Suma pasta cook. Put the flour into a large bowl and mix in the salt. Mix the yeast into 325 ml tepid water. Add the water and oil to the flour, then mix well with your hands.

Pasta Peperonata

Put the peppers in a large frying pan with a little olive oil, season, cover and cook slowly for about 15 mins, until softened.

Courgette & Basil Pasta with Pesto Crumbs

This recipe is from the new Suma cook book. Undercook the pasta slightly, reserving a ladleful of cooking water. Drain, toss with a little oil and
set aside.

Hot chocolate the Fairtrade way (and lots of other ways too)

You’ll love the delicious creamy taste of this drink made with real Fairtrade chocolate chunks. Hot chocolate is really versatile too, so we’ve offered a range of ways to adapt it to your taste.