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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.

Roast Squash Quinoa & Black Chickpea Salad

October 19, 2018 – 2:28 pm

Roast Squash Quinoa & Black Chickpea Salad

Ingredients

2 small squash
4-5 sprigs fresh thyme
160 g organic red quinoa
2 400 g cans organic black chickpeas
350 g cavalo nero or other kale, thick ribs removed and shredded
16 cherry tomatoes, halved
1 red onion, finely sliced
1/2 tsp …

Vegan Chocolate, Olive Oil & Smoked Sea Salt Sorbet

October 19, 2018 – 2:19 pm

Vegan Chocolate, Olive Oil & Smoked Sea Salt Sorbet

Ingredients

180 g vegan chocolate (70% cocoa solids), broken into pieces
50 g organic cocoa powder
150 ml brown rice syrup
40 ml extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp smoked sea salt
1 tsp organic vanilla essence

To serve

pinch smoked sea salt

Method:

Place …

Smoky Bean & Tomato Stew

October 19, 2018 – 2:06 pm

Smoky Bean & Tomato Stew

Ingredients

2 onions, finely chopped
3 carrots, peeled and diced
4 sticks celery, diced
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 x 400 g can organic black eye beans
1 x 400 g can organic butter (lima) beans
1 x 400 g can …

Vegan Peanut Butter & Chocolate Tart with Roast Banana Ice Cream

October 19, 2018 – 1:53 pm

Vegan Peanut Butter & Chocolate Tart with Roast Banana Ice Cream

Ingredients
For the tart base

100 g organic dates
75 g organic peanut butter
200 g organic ground almonds
75 g extra virgin coconut oil, melted

For the tart filling

300 g organic peanut butter
200 ml organic coconut cream
75 ml coconut blossom …

Vegan Vietnamese Style Fried Rice

October 19, 2018 – 1:45 pm

Vegan Vietnamese Style Fried Rice

Ingredients

250 g Jasmine rice
10 g dried shiitake mushrooms, broken into small pieces
150 g soy sauce
1 onion, finely sliced
225 g smoked tofu, cut into 1cm cubes
1 large organic carrot, about 100 g, peeled and finely diced
80 …

Roast Cauliflower with Hummus & Pomegranate

October 19, 2018 – 12:53 pm

Roast Cauliflower with Hummus & Pomegranate

Ingredients

1 organic cauliflower, broken into roughly 3 cm florets
1 225 g block organic halloumi cheese, cut into roughly 1 cm cubes (omit for vegan version)
2 onions, finely sliced
seeds from 1 pomegranate
2 tbsp pine nuts, lightly …