Chef CC's Blog -June 2012
Lately I've been hearing a lot of concern about radiation levels in our food post Japan's 2011 tsunami. Fish and seaweed in particular. What I found was that in most cases, seaweed retains more radiation then fish. My fish source is stellar but since I use seaweed in many applications, especially for my vegan peeps, I wanted to get some answers. So I did a little research and this is what I found out.
Some food producers are doing their part to keep a close watch on radiation levels in our seaweed. Companies like Eden Foods and Gold Mine Natural Foods are going the extra mile to ensure low level radiation in their products. In fact Eden in particular, is conducting radiation level testing in Japan before products are shipped and then again in Canada once the seaweed has made its journey. Keep these companies in mind when making imported product choices. As always, get to know your food sources and stay informed about what effects the environment may have on what you consume.
My goal is always to inspire and support those on the path to balanced eating.
Some good herbs and spices
to have on hand are:
- Good sea or kosher salt.
- Cracked black pepper. Grind fresh per use.
- Paprika and dry mustard.
- Herbs d Provence. Usually contain:
(savory, fennel, basil, thyme, and lavender)
- A good curry powder.
- Chili flakes.
- Sesame seeds. (keep those in fridge)
- Ancho chili powder.
- Fresh parsley, rosemary + cilantro.
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