What is a Sea Pantry?
When it comes to health foods, the ocean delivers! Fish, seafood, and seaweed are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are important nutrients for supporting heart health. But foods from the ocean – when farmed or caught sustainably – also bring big benefits to the environment.
For the sake of both human health and ocean health, it is time for us to get a taste of the SEA. If we can commit to keeping these items on hand, we can expand our palates and improve the planet at the same time.
What Items to Keep On Hand?
Take a look at my Pantry from the Sea – a treasure trove of beautiful, sustainable kelp, sea vegetables, fish, and shellfish (as well as personal care items and even pet treats containing ingredients from the sea) that support healthy living and healthy oceans.
And if you think there’s anything I should add to this ever-growing list, please do share it with me!
Dried Seaweeds, Rubs and Sprinkles
Pasta and Grains
Basics for the Refrigerator and Freezer
Shelf Stable Items
I love making yummy crab cakes and pairing them with a wholesome grain like brown rice, greens or veggies like kale, and a drizzle of a kelp puree—a staple in the Sea Pantry. It’s the perfect blue foods power bowl for lunch or dinner and is surprisingly simple to make!
For so many years, my dad has been OBSESSED with babka. Here’s my take on this traditional twist bread. Baked with chocolate, cinnamon, and the lovely “chocolate-y” seaweed called DULSE, it would make my Jewish grandmother proud.
When Top Chef Star Michelle Minori introduced me to seaweed caviar, I was blown away. One of my favorite ways to enjoy regular caviar is on a puffed pastry with crème fraiche, and I saw no reason not to try the seaweed caviar this way. And truly, it was just as good!