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: Artichoke Frittata with Kelp Chutney

Recipe: Artichoke Frittata with Kelp Chutney

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.

Crusty Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with Kelp Zhoug

Crusty Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with Kelp Zhoug

Who doesn’t love to pull apart a cheesy grilled cheese sandwich crafted with crusty bread? If you add a kelp Zhoug, it’ll bring your sandwich up another notch on the “yum” scale! 

Recipe: Dulse Seaweed Chocolate Bouchons

Recipe: Dulse Seaweed Chocolate Bouchons

If you or your Valentines has a sweet tooth, you’ll love these decadent chocolate bouchons. These tasty treats have a secret ingredient: dulse, a red seaweed that adds powerful nutrients and an irresistible hint of umami!