Seaweed Recipes

By the time you read this, I'll be exploring the sights and of course food, of Southeast Asia. While I'm gone, we'll revisit some of my Asian inspired recipes, and hopefully when I return, there will be many more interesting flavors to add to the list.

I'm going to start with seaweed. While seaweed grows in every sea and ocean around the world, China, Japan and Korea have been using it for thousands of years. Japan has been cooking with several types of seaweed from as far back as 800 A.D. China reportedly served seaweed to visiting dignitaries and guests in 600 BC.

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Tacoteca Santa Monica

tacoteca chorizo taco

The fusing of drinks and food is not a new one. Wine and beer have been served alongside meals since as long as I've been eating, and I have been eating a really long time. Then we got the fancy cocktail bars where bartenders became mixologists and played with foraged ingredients that they concocted into intricate beverages. It was rare when food was served next to these creations because perhaps the drinks were sustenance enough.

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Cauliflower Crust Pizza 3 Ways - Vegan, Vegetarian and Gluten Free

cauliflower pizza crust 3 ways - vegan, vegetarian and gluten free

For the dietary restricted - vegan, vegetarian, paleo and gluten free - pizza is just a tempting dish to admire from afar. For those will no dietary issues, it can be something that tastes so great going down, but soon after comes toppings of guilt and a pending food coma. So here's a recipe for everyone, or rather 3 recipes for all appetites.

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