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: Mustard Sauce for Stone Crab

Recipe: Mustard Sauce for Stone Crab

A Christmas Eve tradition in my family is cracking open stone crabs and enjoying them with a delicious mustard sauce – I’m already looking forward to having them again next year! I wanted to share my family’s famous mustard sauce recipe, if you’d like to take up this holiday tradition or try it any other day of the year – it would be just as fantastic in the summertime.

Recipe: Smoked Salmon Panini with Caper Cream Cheese and Arugula

Recipe: Smoked Salmon Panini with Caper Cream Cheese and Arugula

I love taking all of the delicious ingredients I’d use for lox & bagels and transforming them into a SMOKED SALMON PANINI! Press with ciabatta, caper cream cheese, vinaigrette-marinated onions, and arugula, and you’ll have that crispy, hearty panini that is sure to please everyone around the table.

Recipe: Shrimp & Pesto Pasta

Recipe: Shrimp & Pesto Pasta

Shrimp & Pesto Pasta is one of those go-to comfort dishes that never disappoints. This make-ahead dish for the holidays (or any day really) is easily put together with a homemade or store-bought pesto!