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.
Seaweed has been used for food, medicine and even fertilizer since it was first cultivated. The large amounts of vitamins and minerals are good for nourishing both the land and people. It has been used for cancer prevention and treatment for centuries. So whether you're entertaining royalty or just need a good dose of Vitamins A, C and calcium, enjoy one of these seaweed recipes for good health all the way around.
Make this healthy green superfood salad and soak up all of the beneficial nutrients of both kale and seaweed, in addition to avocados, lemon, cucumber and sesame seeds. It's a multi-vitamin in a bowl!
Make your own cheaper and healthier seaweed salad than store bought, using just a few select ingredients.
A carb and gluten free pasta using zucchini and the spiralizer to create noodles, or zoodles. Nutrient dense seaweed pesto tops the healthy main or side dish.
Mixing vitamin rich seaweed with pesto pals pine nuts, garlic pecorino and olive oil makes for a lovely sauce that tastes good and is good for you.