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

Pet Products

Personal Care

Where to Find

Here are a few shops that offer an amazing selection of sustainable seafoods: 

Hog Island Oyster Co. 

Maiden NYC


How to Get Started

Taking the first steps is easy!
Learn how to best clean out and organize your pantry.


Recipe: Stuffed Artichokes with Plant-Based Sea Scallop  Panzanella

Recipe: Stuffed Artichokes with Plant-Based Sea Scallop Panzanella

It’s always such a delight when artichokes are in season during the fall and again come spring. They’re always delicious prepared the traditional way, steamed, but with this recipe, I decided to turn the yum-factor up a notch by preparing them that way, then using them as a vessel for an incredibly flavorful panzanella salad with plant-based scallops!

Recipe: Shrimp & Avocado Ceviche with Kelp Puree

Recipe: Shrimp & Avocado Ceviche with Kelp Puree

This easy-breezy shrimp ceviche recipe is the best dish for the end of summer. Cool, light, and refreshing, it is made with just a few simple, ocean-friendly ingredients creating a flavor explosion for your tastebuds.

Recipe: Yellowtail Banh Mi Sandwiches

Recipe: Yellowtail Banh Mi Sandwiches

Let’s do a seafood spin on the traditional Banh Mi sandwiches! A street food with roots in Saigon, these sandwiches are a fun fusion of French and Vietnamese cuisine that combine a beautifully crispy, short baguette with cucumber, daikon, chiles, pickled carrots, mayo, and marinated pork, paté, or chicken. But the moment I tried The Kingfish Company’s Dutch Yellowtail, I knew I wanted to feature them in a Banh Mi!