20% Discount on all Seaweed Powders! Sale ends December 31 - Retail Only (See prices and recipes below)
The midwinter blues
Do you find yourself feeling a bit sluggish or "blue" during the dark, cold months of winter? Many of us do. Some of us also struggle with our health during this season.
To a certain extent, it is natural for us to slow down (think hibernate) during the short days and lower light levels of early winter. At the same time, we can stay healthy and vibrant this time of year by nourishing ourselves with seaweeds.
Seaweeds can help Seaweeds are nutrient-dense superfoods, loaded with vitamins, minerals, iodine, selenium and other trace elements, immune-enhancing polysaccharides, carotenoids, polyphenols, chlorophylls and antioxidants.
Eating seaweeds regularly can help maintain healthy thyroid function, metabolism and mood, and a strong and resilient immune system.
Seaweed powders are an easy and convenient way to get seaweeds into your diet. They can be stirred into soups or sprinkled on cooked vegetables, popcorn, rice, and other cooked grains, adding a rich umami flavor. Keep a jar next to your stove or on your table. You can also make a delicious Seaweed Gomasio (see recipes below).
How much is good to eat? Three to six grams (about 0.75 to 1.5 teaspoons) daily of seaweed powder is a good average daily amount for therapeutic or nutritional purposes. That's about 2.5 to 5 pounds per year.
Treat yourself and your loved ones to nourishment and health this holiday season!
Two spicy seaweed recipes...
Spicy Sea Veggie Gomasio
Preheat oven to 350ºF. Spread out one cup of sesame seeds in a large metal tray and bake for 4 to 6 minutes, or until the seeds just begin to darken. Allow to cool, then pulse in a food processor until it is ground to a coarse meal. Put the ground sesame in a bowl and mix in one ounce (about 3 tablespoons) of Sea Vegetable Powder or Six Mix Seaweed Powder, one teaspoon of salt, and either a pinch of Cayenne or a teaspoon of Curry powder. Keep a jar of this flavorful condiment on your dinner table!
Spicy Seaweed Popcorn
Melt 3 tablespoons of coconut oil in a thick-bottomed pot. Add 1/2 cup of popcorn, then heat and shake the pot until it's all popped. Put the popcorn into a large mixing bowl. Slowly pour 3 tablespoons of melted butter or olive oil over the popcorn as you mix it. Sprinkle 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of salt and 1 to 2 teaspoons of Sea Vegetable Powder or Six Mix Seaweed Powder, then season to taste with Paprika, Chipotle Pepper or Curry powder. Mix and serve. Makes 3 to 4 servings.
Torrey is harvesting Wakame from the wonderfully abundant intertidal zone on the northern California coast. The plants are 5 to 10 feet long, and as thick and intertwined as a bowl of spaghetti! Sometimes it takes a while to untangle them from each other. We harvest a maximum of 25% of the crop, in a way that allows each plant to continue to grow and reproduce.
This is James harvesting Sea Palm frond tips. Sea Palm grows on the most wave-beaten rocky points and islands facing the open ocean. We always keep an eye out to sea while harvesting, watching for the occasional big waves that come crashing way up onto the rocks, requiring a hasty retreat... or grab some Sea Palms and hang on tight!
Jake, Max and Torrey bringing in the seaweed harvest. We use the kayaks to get to our harvest areas and to transport the seaweed back. Most of the actual harvesting is done on foot. Today the ocean was calm, and we had a mellow harvest day. We sure appreciate our harvest team!
And then there is the joy of carrying the 50- to 80-pound bags of seaweed up to the parking area! All in a day's work...
To place an order, call us at (541) 846-7995 or reply to this email. Sale Ends December 31, 2017