Wakame Cucumber Salad- shared on “Let’s Talk Live,” June, 2011 Wakame is sold dried in the Japanese section of most grocery stores, and is also known as Alaria. It contains high levels of iodine, Vitamin A, B12 and B6. It’s also a significant source of maganesium and calcium, allowing the calcium to be easily absorbed by our bodies. Ingredients 1 large or 2 small cucumbers sliced 3 strips Wakame, soaked overnight (or quick boil for 5 min.) 2 tablespoons Organic Brown Rice Vinegar 2 tablespoons Mirin Gomasio (a sesame seed and sea veggie condiment) Preparation 1.Rinse Wakame and chop to 1 inch pieces, and toss with remaining ingredients except Gomasio. 2. Sprinkle with Gomasio and serve.
Ocean Vegetables or Sea Vegetables are some of the healthiest foods on the planet, rich in vitamins, minerals, and high levels of antioxidants.. New and exciting findings indicate that ocean algae can reduce our rate of fat absorption by 75%, thanks to a digestive enzyme called lipase. That’s what I call BIG news! They are also high in iodine, a much needed mineral that most Americans are deficient in, and necessary for thyroid and hormone production. and very low in calories.. Check out some of these super easy -to -make recipes.. Our spotlight today on NORI… It’s not for sushi anymore.. NORI CHIPS Nori is commonly known as the wrapper for sushi, and we love it that way, but did you know it’s also one of the ocean vegetables highest in protein? It offers lots of fiber, omega 3 fatty acids, vitamin C and essential B12. Ways to eat Nori: toasted as a snack (see recipe), rolled as sushi, or use nori wrappers to roll a slice of avocado, and assorted veggies and lettuces. I love nori sheets cut into skinny strips to garnish a caesar salad; a treat for vegans who love the taste but not the anchovy….