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.


Smoked Albacore Tuna & Farro Salad

Smoked Albacore Tuna & Farro Salad

What do you have for dinner when it’s hot out and you don’t want to be anywhere near an oven or flame? My go-to is a farro squash salad, dressed in a lemon basil vinaigrette, and then topped with a beautiful smoked canned fish—like Fishwife’s Albacore Tuna!

Recipe: Yellowtail Tacos with Cilantro Coleslaw

Recipe: Yellowtail Tacos with Cilantro Coleslaw

In my house, Taco Tuesday isn’t complete without fish tacos! Even though golden tortillas brimming with freshly-caught fish typically brings summertime to mind, the great thing about this recipe made with Dutch Yellowtail is that it can actually be made year-round!