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
In a world where we enjoy over 3,000 kinds of blue foods and over 6,000 types of plants, what we know as the seafood boil has literally been “boiled down” to only a handful of ingredients. While sometimes simple really is better, in my mind, it’s fantastic to have diversity in your seafood boil!
You can make this “Blue Foods” pot with just about any type of seafood! Simply combine your favorite finfish, shellfish, seaweeds, and local spring veggies & herbs and watch them come together in the most magical of ways in your kitchen.
Looking for a nutrient-dense meal that’s delicious any time of day? Give this Frittata with Green Chutney and Artichokes a try! It’s delicately spicy, amazingly versatile, and includes a very special ingredient: kelp puree. Your taste buds–and the ocean–will thank you.