Healthy Maine Seaweed
Seaweeds are a great source of essential vitamins, minerals and fiber. Try adding seaweeds to soups, salads and even baked goods. At Dulse and Rugosa, we have two seaweed infused desserts. Dulse brownies are the traditional brownie with an ocean twist. Our “True Love” cake is perfect for a special occasion. I happen to love recipes that include an unusual ingredient which adds a health benefit and a taste twist.
A quick and easy way to get seaweed into your diet is to purchase Maine Coast Sea Vegetables Dulse flakes. The dark purple flakes look almost like coarse ground black pepper. Sprinkle on potatoes, pasta or add to a bowl of Raimen. Carly makes a “wicked good” Raimen bowl by replacing the flavor packet with dulse flakes and spices.
I’ve been reading quite a bit about Furikake (pronounced foo-ree-kak-kay). This seasoning originates from Japan as is used the way we use salt and pepper. It’s toasted sesame seeds, nori and sea salt blended together. I think with a bit of nutritional yeast this would taste great on popcorn
I’ve put in some great links to help you add seaweed to your diet. Your body, especially your taste buds will be thanking you.