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Monday, March 30, 2009

Seaweed For Dinner Anyone?

Happy Monday Bloggers!

From all your friends at herb heaven http://www.floridaherbhouse.com/ and http://www.sharpweblabs.com/ we are here to share a quick article on our newest seaweed in our store Ulva species also known as Sea Lettuce. Most people hear the word seaweed and think "Kelp" which is the most common form of sea vegetation if you will.
Sea Lettuce gets its name from bearing a resemblance to lettuce that you would buy in a supermarket. Although the colors can range from white to black when dried by the sun it remains green throughout most of its life underwater. This fascinating algae lacks any definitive rooting system and can be found on top or under the water. Records of this seaweed have been recorded as deep as ninety feet!

So now for the nutrition side of sea lettuce. Yes this seaweed algae has nothing but the good stuff. When used in soups and salads a few times per week many will actually feel the difference inside their body as far as increased energy and wellness. Some claim they sleep better and awake more robustly also as well as function more productive throughout the day. So what kind of nutrients are actually in sea lettuce you ask? Well first off sea vegetables contain up to 25 times the vitamins and minerals of land vegetables. Gram for gram, they are higher in vitamins and minerals than any other class of food. Also sea lettuce contains significant amounts of protein and fiber which makes it a super food in a class of its own. All our sea lettuce is harvested from clean unpolluted waters with no chemicals or additives.

Below you can find our two favorite all time sea lettuce recipes. Enjoy!
Sea Veggies
2 Tbsp (30 mL) butter, unsalted
2 Tbsp (30 mL) sunflower oil
1/2 tsp (2 mL) garlic, minced
4 cups (400 g) kale, stem removed, coarsely chopped
2 Tbsp (30 mL) dried wild blueberries
2 Tbsp (30 mL) sunflower seeds, lightly toasted
1/4 cup (60 mL) vegetable or chicken stock
Place butter and oil in medium skillet over medium heat. Once butter has melted, add garlic and saut for 3 minutes. Add remaining ingredients, except vegetable or chicken stock, and cook until kale is wilted or about 3 to 4 minutes. Add stock and cook until liquid is reduced by 90 percent.
Salmon -n- Sea Lettuce
6 - 5 oz (140 g) pieces wild chinook salmon
Preheat oven to 400 F (200 C). Cut sea lettuce crust into pieces approximately the same size as the salmon. Place the crust on top of the salmon. Bake for 8 to12 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fish.
Divide sauted vegetable mixture among 6 plates. Place crusted salmon on top of mixture. Drizzle about 1 1/2 oz (45 mL) of sea lettuce oil around salmon, and serve. Serves 6.
Have a SeaSensational Day!
Stephen C. Sharp

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Wakame Soup? - Are You Wakkked?

Hello from www.FloridaHerbHouse.com and www.SharpWebLabs.com your global suppliers of all things organic and natural and more! On occasion we do get the urge to try some new recipes and this weekend we introduced some friends to Wakame Soup using our very own Wakame Flakes.

Believe it or not it was very very good not to mention the ultimate health and immune boost! I think I would live to 100 if I had a bowl every day but that would ruin the delight.

Anyway we are here to share our own recipe for those who are now incorporating seaweed into their diets as the horror of processed foods and depleted farm soils get worse each month.
Send us your feedback with your Wakame soup experience!

Best part is that it is simple to make!

32oz Water (Filtered Is Best)
2 Tbsp Wakame Flakes
1 Tbsp Nori Flakes
1 Tbsp Miso (This is a soybean paste.)
1/4 Cup fresh tofu (Optional)
Dash Sesame Oil.
Dash Organic Lemon Pepper
Dash Organic Onion Powder
Dash Organic Garlic Powder
Dash Organic Peppercorn
Sea Salt to taste
Stir the Miso in a little cold water.
Simmer all ingredients.
Garnish with Sesame oil if needed.
Add a couple Chive Rings on top for display.

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