Hello and happy Monday morning,
It's another wet, foggy and dark one today, but remember spring is just underneath that wet, slippery mud.
Which reminds us of our DULSE seaweed from Ireland available at Loose! An ingredient you should know about.
Dulse is a versatile, protein-rich, medicinal ingredient, that we think everyone should throw into their cooking.
Adding dulse or kombu adds extra masses amounts of minerals, and is said to reduce excess flatulence when digesting pulses.
Dulse is a natural source of iodine, essential for thyroid gland health.
So, it's good for the eyes, digestive health, bones, teeth, skin, hair! Wow!
HOW - do I use it?
Add it to your pulses or wholegrains during the cooking process. When cooked, take it out, chop it up and throw it back in.
Soak it and chop it into Asian-stlye salads or stir-fries.
Add to your fermented vegetables or sauerkraut.
You can grind up dulse into a sprinkle for salads, steamed veg, or potato salad. It goes nicely on your boiled eggs, avocado or even popcorn!
Here is a cool recipe for a seaweed Tapenade.
Bake soda bread with dulse.
Make vegan bacon!
We love the sound of these Vegan Gluten-Free Crab Cakes!
Here is a DULSE DUKKAH recipe:
15 g cumin seeds
22 g coriander seeds
35 g dried dulse
15 g sesame seeds
Pinch of fine sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper
Grind up as finely or coarsley as you like. Enjoy on all kinds of foods.
We wish you a warm and mineral-rich week,
The Loose Team.
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