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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.

Individual Pear Tatins with Cinnamon Ice Cream

October 19, 2018 – 3:45 pm

Individual Pear Tatins with Cinnamon Ice Cream

Ingredients
For the Ice Cream

1 400 ml can organic coconut milk
1 160 ml can organic coconut cream (liquid not solid form)
1 cinnamon stick, bashed to a powder in a pestle and mortar (equivalent to 2 generous …

Kale & Butter Bean Fritters

October 19, 2018 – 3:41 pm

Kale & Butter Bean Fritters

Ingredients

2 x 400 g cans organic butter beans, rinsed and drained
100 g kale, chopped and tough stems removed
40 g vegan or vegetarian Parmesan, finely grated
1 onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
leaves from a sprig …

Recipe Coffee Ice Cream with Pecan iscotti

October 19, 2018 – 3:36 pm

Recipe Coffee Ice Cream with Pecan iscotti

Ingredients
For the coffee ice cream

15 g good quality instant espresso coffee powder
400 ml organic coconut milk
160 ml organic coconut cream (in liquid form
80 ml maple syrup
10 g ground arrowroot
30 ml Kahlua or similar coffee liqueur …

Asparagus Broad Bean & Spring Herb Tart

October 19, 2018 – 3:29 pm

Asparagus Broad Bean & Spring Herb Tart

Ingredients
For the pastry

170g organic plain flour
80 g broad bean (fava bean) flour
125g unsalted organic butter, chopped into cubes
2 tbsp cold water
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 organic free range egg

For the filling

12 spears of fresh, organic asparagus
50 …

Vegan Singapore-style Noodles

October 19, 2018 – 3:13 pm

Vegan Singapore-style Noodles

Ingredients

200 g rice vermicelli noodles
4 tbp soy sauce
1 tbsp maple syrup
3 tbsp toasted sesame oil
1 tbsp curry paste
1 onion, finely sliced
1 red pepper, finely sliced
100 g shiitake mushrooms, finely sliced
160 g marinated tofu pieces
50 g …

Roast Beetroot Halloumi & Freekeh-salad

October 19, 2018 – 2:44 pm

Roast Beetroot Halloumi & Freekeh-salad

Ingredients

2 large beetroot
250 g block halloumi cheese
250 g freekeh
40 g pine nuts, lightly toasted
25 g dried barberries
1 small red onion, finely sliced
4 tbs extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped
1 tbsp fresh mint, …