Sea Vegetables - I am trying so hard to like them, but I am put off by the strong smell! So far, the only ones I can tolerate are agar agar (I love kantens and make them regularly), nori (for sushi), and wakame (the kind used in miso soup)... but does anyone have any suggestions for making kombu, hijiki and arame less strong??? I want to learn to like these, too! Thanks, I look forward to hearing some feedback :)
Hi Vicky ~ I have been vegetarian for about 10 years, vegan for about 3 years, so I am at this point trying to fine tune things a bit, and mostly trying to avoid vegan processed foods as much as possible :) hence trying the superhero/macro thang... Even when I wasn't veg, I never liked fish, or fishy things, so I have a tough time with the Kombu and Hijiki sea vegetables - they are really strong flavors to me! And remind me of being little and trying fish and hating the "fishiness" of it!!! So... the sea veggies I really LOVE are Agar Agar - my absolute favorite, and so easy to make... if you liked jello as a kid, you will really like this, particularly with really strongly flavored fruit juices... I also really like Wakame, it is the sea veg used in miso soup... very mild, and not fishy at all! Check 'em out and let me know what you think :)
Thanks Jeanne - I will get the Agar Agar or Wakame next. I too am doing the macro thing - but I'm just starting to do the sea vegetable thing. I do a lot of the superhero dishes but have been kind of ignoring the sea vegetables. But - I'm ready! I took the on-line Hip Chicks Guide to Macrobiotics courses. They were very good - it seems as though I have a ways to go to purchase all I "want/need" but I am definitely on the path I want to be on. I love it. I do like fish but those green slimy things from the ocean scare me. hahaha
hee hee, green slimy things... well you will be glad to know that the agar agar is CLEAR!!! and has no scent of the sea whatsoever :) the best i have found is from maryjanesfarm.com and is called "chill over powder" - it is inexpensive and you can buy it in bulk... just in case you wanna check it out :) how are the online classes? my sister gave me jessica porter's book for my birthday back in 2004, and i love it :)
The classes were really good. Jessica is absolutely hilarious and wise too. It only cost $24.99 and helped me glean some more understanding of macrobiotics. Thanks for the agar agar tip. Jello - here we come!
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