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.


White Fish: The Wise Choice for Weeknight Dinners

White Fish: The Wise Choice for Weeknight Dinners

To celebrate my new kitchen while getting something quickly onto the table, I opted for a fresh California halibut. Halibut (and other types of whitefish) are fantastic for fast stovetop cooking!

Tips for a Sustainable Seafood Boil

Tips for a Sustainable Seafood Boil

In a world where we enjoy over 3,000 kinds of blue foods and over 6,000 types of plants, what we know as the seafood boil has literally been “boiled down” to only a handful of ingredients. While sometimes simple really is better, in my mind, it’s fantastic to have diversity in your seafood boil!

Spring Seafood Pot of Wonder

Spring Seafood Pot of Wonder

You can make this “Blue Foods” pot with just about any type of seafood! Simply combine your favorite finfish, shellfish, seaweeds, and local spring veggies & herbs and watch them come together in the most magical of ways in your kitchen.