What are Sea Vegetables? Algae? Seaweeds? How to Make Raw Sea Vegetable Seasoning

~ SEA Weeds SEA Vegetables ~ SEA Algae ~

What are Sea Vegetables anyway? Sea Vegetables are the same as Seaweeds, which are all Algaes. Edible Seaweed are Algae that contain high amounts of Fiber and contain a Complete Protein. There are several different kinds of Algae – Green, Red and Brown, and most are Marine. One thing to know, is that most Freshwater Algae are TOXIC!   Read More

Calcium from RAW Algae

Did you know you that there is 
Calcium Plant-Based Foods
Vitamin SEA
Algae, Sea Vegetable, Seaweed, Sea Plant (all the same), known as a Superfood, is also one of the Highest Sources of Plant-Based Calcium! Algaes contain and retain many Marine Minerals such as Calcium, Magnesium, Iodine and Potassium, as well as Chlorophyll. Algae also have high concentrations of Vitamins, Antioxidants and Proteins!  (1 teaspoon equals 2 grams of Protein). 
Red, Brown and Green Mineral-dense Marine Algaes have so many varieties, and some you may of heard of are:  Spirulina, Chlorella, Nori, Wakame, Blue-Green Algae, Kelp and Dulse. 
 Where to get Algae from?
All sources of Algae which are easily available in powder, capsule or RAW form. RAW Nori Wraps are so tasty, RAW Dulse can be dehydrated into Crunchy Salad Toppings  I add Powered Algae into just about anything I eat and also take a great Algae RAW Calcium Based Supplement that I came across.  It’s made from Marine Algae, which a RAW, Organic Plant-Form of Calcium and Mineral Complex and is Ecologically harvested off the shores of South America. 
Dulse and Kelp Sea Vegetables
One of the things I’m not crazy about is swallowing pills.  So when the Package suggested take 4-5 a day, I kind of cringed.  I continued to read the package and was surprised to see it suggested that you can take the Powder out of the Vegetable Cellulose Caps made from Birch Tree Fiber, and add to your Smoothie. Relax – Birch Tree Fibre is OK! Although these Capsules are fast dissolving in the stomach and easily digestible, I just prefer not to add foreign stuff to my Body if I don’t have to.  I’ve taken to opening caps of many powdered Supplements and just adding the Powder into my Smoothies.  But fair warning, there are some Powders that need to be left in the Cap!
 Vegetarian Cellulose Birch Fibre Capsules
Note:  RAW Vegans and Vegetarians – Please make sure you are not taking Gelatin Capsules as they are made from Animal By-Products and if you don’t know what that is, I suggest you find out.
How does Algae Get Calcium?
Marine Algae (Algas Calcareas) draws Calcium and other Minerals from Sea Water by attaching itself to pieces of Seaweed and digesting the Minerals from the water. As the tiny Algae attaches to the Seaweed and collects the Minerals, it slowly grows in size, eventually growing to about the size of a human hand. When fully-grown, the Algae naturally washes up on a beach.
Garden of Life, which I mentioned above, collects the Algae in small, sustainable batches. After the Algae is picked and cleaned on shore, the Plant is Sun-Dried and Ground within 48 hours, thus making it RAW. Their minimal processing technique allows for a high level of Nutrients to be retained.
Harvesting Organic RAW Algae South America
If you want to know a little bit more About Sea Vegetables 
Want to know How to make a Sea Vegetable Sea-soning check out my blog:
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RAW Halloween Treats

According to Wikipedia Halloween  “All Hallows’ Evening, also known as All halloweenAll Hallows’ Eve, or All Saints’ Eve, is a yearly celebration observed in a number of countries on 31 October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows’ Day. It begins the three-day observance of Allhallowtide, the time in the liturgical year dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints (hallows), martyrs, and all the faithful departed believers. Read More

6 Top Reasons Why Support Local Farmers Market

It’s my Saturday morning ritual to head down to my Local Farmers’ Market to get my Produce for the week.  I love the early morning, not a lot of people are at the Market early, so your pickings are premium. Here are a few reasons why I believe you should Support your Local Farmers Market:

Foodie Food Girl at the Farmers' Market in Toronto - October 2015

Enjoying Each Season at the Market:

As I write this, it’s Fall or Autumn here in Toronto, and with the Weather turning more Crisp, it’s kind of nice to bundle up and head down to my Local Farmers’ Market, and check out the Farmers’ tables that are stacked with Colourful Fresh, Organic and Wild-Crafted Produce and other interesting Edibles.  When you get close, the Farmers are busily rubbing their hands to keep warm, but once they see you, their smiles warmly greet you. Read More

How to Eat Raw on a Spa Vacation?

Eating  RAW at a SPA

I just came back from a Mini Vacation to Ste. Anne’s Wellness Spa in Grafton, Ontario.  After driving for over an hour, I pulled off the highway and followed the Road Signs towards the Spa.  As I turned off the main Road onto the Private Spa Road, these signs below greeted me as I drove through the Lush and very Green Countryside.  The first Sign “Yield to Your Inner Self” spoke to me and actually made me pull over and take its picture.  I stood there, reading it again and felt my body, mind and spirit release to what was in store for me. Read More