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: Chocolate Chip Mousse Kelp Brownies

Recipe: Chocolate Chip Mousse Kelp Brownies

My mom used to make me Nestle chocolate mousse brownies when I was young, and this recipe is inspired by those. The addition of the sustainable seaweed adds richness to the brownies in a way that the cocoa cannot! In this recipe, I use dulse, a crimson-colored seaweed that tastes a bit fruity and salty – SO yummy!

Recipe: Tinned Scallops and Pesto Pasta

Recipe: Tinned Scallops and Pesto Pasta

The brightness and color of this pasta with the meatiness of the scallop cannot be beat. You might want to add fresh greens or arugula to toss in the pasta to add texture and dimension. This can be made with tinned scallops or even sautéed ones that have been thawed from your freezer “pantry”!