World Vegan Day – 1st November
October 31, 2014 – 5:22 pm | No Comment

The 1st November is the 20th World Vegan Day, and this year it also marks the 70th Anniversary of The Vegan Society, and the term ‘veganism’.
The day was set up to bring vegans across the …

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New Suma Nut Roasts
November 1, 2014 – 9:00 am | No Comment

Savoury and satisfying; Suma’s take on a vegetarian classic

Suma Nut Roast

Suma has always, always, always been a vegetarian company. For us, vegetarian food is sustainable, it’s ethical, it’s healthy, and it’s delicious. This is just how it’s always been for us – it’s in our genes.

We have been enjoying homemade vegetarian food in our canteen since the dawn of Suma. Nut Roast is a vegetarian classic, so as the number one supplier of vegetarian food in the U.K we felt that it was the next natural step to try and find a nut roast for you, so that’s what we’ve done.

After a long search, we’ve finally found a small family run company from close to the Welsh borders to make Suma Nut Roasts. They have been producing award winning gourmet nut roasts for more than ten years. It’s Bernadette’s company and as soon as we’d tasted what was coming out of her kitchen, we knew that these were the people to trust with making our nut roast.

Like Suma, their nut roast has its origins in the vegetarian movement of the late seventies as it was then that Bernadette’s mother-in-law created a vegetarian nut roast recipe for her son who’d just decided to go meat-free.

Fast-forward twenty years and this same recipe is used to make a big nut roast for a family New Year’s Eve Party to which Bernadette is invited. The delicious nut roast made quite an impression on Bernadette and the seeds of an idea began to grow.

Frustrated at the lack of good nut roasts available in the shops, Bernadette uses this original recipe, along with two new ones, and starts selling them in a local market. Her nephew designs a logo and a company is born.

We really did look for a long time to find them but it was worth the wait – Vegetarian Society recommended and critically acclaimed, what started as a small company is now going from strength to strength, with bigger premises a and string of fans around the U.K. We’re glad we found Bernadette and delighted that she agreed to work with us.
Suma Nut Roasts
The nut roasts she has created for us are a great addition to our store cupboard range – just like homemade but without the hassle. Nutritionally they are superb and as you’d expect from Suma, they contain no artificial additives.

Suma nut roasts are super versatile too; perfect hot as part of a traditional vegetarian roast dinner, cold alongside a healthy platter of salads, or in a sandwich with pickle as a snack if you are on the go.

Available in two different varieties, VF153 and VF154 – both are so easy to make, simply add water and bake in the oven. Packed full of nutritious nuts and delicious flavours, our nut roasts are savoury and satisfying, and are sure to be favourite all year round. Perfect for lunch, dinner or as a savoury snack – and of course Sunday lunch – or with all the trimmings during the festive period.

World Vegan Day – 1st November
October 31, 2014 – 5:22 pm | No Comment
World Vegan Day – 1st November

The 1st November is the 20th World Vegan Day, and this year it also marks the 70th Anniversary of The Vegan Society, and the term ‘veganism’.
The day was set up to bring vegans across the …

Creamy Mushroom Risotto
October 31, 2014 – 10:00 am | No Comment
Creamy Mushroom Risotto

For November and December we have a 15% promotion on Oatly’s 1 litre Oat Chocolate Drink and 250ml Oatly Alternative to Cream. You can see these on our wholesale website by clicking here. We …

New Suma Beer Box
October 30, 2014 – 2:38 pm | No Comment
New Suma Beer Box

There’s ample to sample with our great new gift box for beer drinkers. This handy three-bottle box comes flat packed and ready for quick assembly. We couldn’t decide which of our 6 fantastic Suma beers …

Korean visitors see Suma in action
October 22, 2014 – 5:30 pm | No Comment
Korean visitors see Suma in action

On Thursday 16th October we were very lucky to host 16 visitors from South Korea, here as part of a trip around Europe to find out how Europeans run social enterprises and worker owned businesses.
The …

Vegan Choc Cherry Brownies
October 22, 2014 – 4:02 pm | No Comment
Vegan Choc Cherry Brownies

I love brownies, but have not had one since going vegan. As Rowena (best vegan chef in the North I might add), and I discussed what we would make for our South Korean guests last …

National Cake Week – Day 5 – Chocolate Chip Lemon Cake
October 10, 2014 – 11:33 am | No Comment
National Cake Week – Day 5 – Chocolate Chip Lemon Cake

Our final recipe of celebrating National Cake Week is this light, fluffy Chocolate Chip Lemon Cake – perfect with a good brew and relaxing after a hard week’s work! Kindly donated by Caroline Turner ofn …

National Cake Week – Day 4 – Raw Vegan Blackberry Cheesecake Slices
October 9, 2014 – 11:28 am | No Comment
National Cake Week – Day 4 – Raw Vegan Blackberry Cheesecake Slices

Day 4′s recipe – something different! Raw, vegan, blackberry cheesecake slices -
 

 
Ingredients
11/2 cups of walnuts
1 cup of pitted dates
1/4 tsp of sea salt, divided in half
1 cup of blackberries
1 cup of cashews soaked in water …

National Cake Week – Day 3 – Carrot Bundt Cake
October 8, 2014 – 11:24 am | No Comment
National Cake Week – Day 3 – Carrot Bundt Cake

Day 3′s recipe – Carrot Bundt Cake was kindly submitted via Twitter by the blog Real Food Fans.

INGREDIENTS
2 cups (250g) plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 …

National Cake Week – Day 2 – Ginger Cake
October 7, 2014 – 11:21 am | No Comment
National Cake Week – Day 2 – Ginger Cake

Day 2 – a delicious Ginger Cake from one of our Facebook followers – Sue Cullen via Two Soups Café & Farmshop.
 

 
Basic cake recipe – you can add any flavouring to this:
420g plain flour – …

National Cupcake Week – Day 5 – Vegan Fairy Cakes
September 19, 2014 – 11:29 am | 2 Comments
National Cupcake Week – Day 5 – Vegan Fairy Cakes

A budding chef, Lily, aged 10 sent us this recipe for the cutest fairy cakes we’ve ever seen – watch out professional bakers!
220g Margarine,
220g Caster sugar,
300g Self raising flour,
200g Soft tofu,
3tsp baking powder
2tsp Vanilla essence.
Heat …