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Seaweed Snacks

August 30th, 2014

I must admit, I love anything that tastes like the sea and seaweed no exception.  If there is a seaweed salad on the menu, I will always order it.  Lucky for me, here in Maine we have a few small companies that specialize in sustainably harvested, local seaweed. I put pieces of some varieties in my tea and soups, other varieties I use as a flavor enhancer, kind of like salt.
toasted nori
One of my favorites is nori, which I simply toast lightly in a cast iron skillet and eat like chips. It has a salty, mineral taste with a hint of the ocean as well. It’s FANTASTIC, pretty much one of my favorite snacks.

What’s your favorite healthy snack?

6 Comments to “Seaweed Snacks”
  1. Nebraska Dave on August 30, 2014 at 7:51 am

    Susy, I really don’t snack much but when I do the all time favorite would be nuts. I remember growing up with walnut trees. Mom and I would gather up the nuts in the fall and spread them out over the concrete floor of an empty corn crib. when the outside nut husks were just the right level of dryness, I would get to put on my boots and pretend to roller skate over the floor covered with nuts. By the time I grew tired the nuts were down to the hard shell and ready to be gathered up and cracked. Those were the best tasting nuts ever and probably where my love for nuts began. I suspect that those walnut trees were planted by some one long ago before Dad bought the place. I stopped by the old place a few years ago and not only were the walnut trees gone but all the trees were gone. They had been replaced by a feed lot for cattle. It made me sad to think that all the trees in my childhood memories had been cut down and most likely burned.

    Have a great seaweed snack day.

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  2. kristin @ going country on August 30, 2014 at 9:36 am

    Cucumbers from the garden with tarragon vinegar and salt. The un-healthy snack list would be a lot longer . . . :-)

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  3. Wendy on August 31, 2014 at 1:35 am

    We started eating seaweed about a year ago when I inexplicably developed a craving for it, even though I had never eaten any before. My two boys love it, too, and I want to try more varieties than what we’ve had so far. What little I’ve read about it sounds like it has some great health benefits, too. Cherry tomatoes straight of the bush are a favorite, too; same goes for any type of berry!

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  4. Annie on August 31, 2014 at 11:41 pm

    Holy moly, I love dulse from Maine. We eat it raw, toasted, sprinkled in soups and everywhere else for extra umami. I order it by the pound and it’s one of the things I’m looking forward to being close to when we move to New England. That and apples!

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