Friday, September 10, 2010
A few weeks ago I was on vacation with some friends and I was enjoying some kelp during lunch. My friend looked at the kelp with a scrunched up face and asked with bulging eyes, "WHAT are you eating?" I happily chewed my kelp and then replied, "Delicious kelp!" She said, "The stuff that is right down the road in the ocean?" I just laughed and told her that was correct.
Why in the world would I eat kelp? This is a question a number of people have asked me. After reading Donna Gates' book, "Body Ecology Diet," (http://www.bodyecology.com/
) I learned of the many benefits of eating sea vegetables. Here is a great article on sea vegetables: http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=135
My favorite sea vegetable recipe is:
1 package Arame (available at Whole Foods, www.vitacost.com
, or other natural food stores)
2 Tbsp coconut oil
1 cup shredded carrots
1/2 cup shredded onions
Directions: Soak Arame in water for 5-10 minutes. Saute carrots and onion in coconut oil. Add Arame when carrots and onions are soft. Let simmer for 10 minutes on low eat.
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