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

Staples for the Fridge & Freezer

Tinned & 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: Dulse-Wrapped Scallops

Recipe: Dulse-Wrapped Scallops

Love bacon-wrapped scallops? Try DULSE-wrapped scallops! The “bacon” of the sea, dulse is meaty and smoky—making it an unbelievably delicious wrap for those scrumptious bivalve mollusks.

My Grandmother’s Gefilte Fish Recipe

My Grandmother’s Gefilte Fish Recipe

Passover has always been a holiday close to my heart. I love making my grandmother’s matzo ball soup and enjoying my mother’s roasted game hens with apricot matzo stuffing. But one tradition that I swore I would never take on was making my grandmother’s gefilte fish—until now!

Trout with Caper and Lemon Butter Sauce

Trout with Caper and Lemon Butter Sauce

One of my FAVORITE fish in the world is a farm-raised fish out of Idaho—Riverence Trout. I sear this special fish on the griddle and then simmer it in a lemon garlic caper sauce to finish!