Demystifying Sea Vegetables:
        Sea Vegetables are one of the most nutritious foods on the planet. They are rich in calcium, iron, magnesium, iodine and B vitamins. They also boast a variety of trace minerals. Along with the high vitamin and mineral content, vegetables from the sea have DHA, an essential fatty acid that is necessary for normal nerve transmission in the brain. Seaweed has been useful in detoxing and inhibiting absorption of heavy metals. It is beneficial to include sea vegetables in your daily diet. Here is a recipe much like what you would get in a sushi restaurant but without the sugar and food coloring. Health food stores have wakame that is already cut and dried into small pieces for easier use.      

To Make Wakame Salad:


        ½ package dry wakame sea vegetables soaked in filtered water for 5 min         and drained
        1 large chopped cucumbers
        1 red bell pepper chopped
        6 green onions chopped
        ¼ cup black sesame seeds

        ¼ to ½ cup Toasted sesame oil
        1tsp fresh ginger, grated
        11/2 tbl Mirin (Japanese rice cooking wine)
        1tbl brown rice vinegar
        ½ tbl umeboshi vinegar
        1/8 tsp cayenne or red chili flakes or to taste
        1-2 tbl Nama Shoyu or to taste
        4- 5 drops Stevia

        In a large salad bowl, combine drained sea vegetable with all other vegetables. Combine all dressing ingredients. Add to salad and toss to combine dressing, adjust flavors.