A is for…

Arame.

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Welcome to the first day of Alphebruary

[In case you missed the description of this month’s little game, see this post]

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Arame is a species of seaweed.  I’ve used it to make seaweed salads before (as well as wakame), but seaweed is something I often forget about until I am at a sushi restaurant.  It’s ridiculously easy to make, which is why it immediately came to mind when I was brainstorming “A” words for the first day of Alphebruary. 

So tonight I was set on making a delicious seaweed salad centered around arame.  Here are some photos of the process.

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Since seaweed comes in a dried form, it needs to be reconstituted.  While I soaked the arame in water, I steamed kale, shredded zucchini and carrots, and chopped up some seitan.

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Once the main ingredients were added into the bowl, I seasoned and stirred them all up.

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Then I plated it and dug in.

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Arame-zing Salad

  • 3/4 cup dried arame, reconstituted
  • 4 leaves of kale, destemmed and steamed
  • 2 large carrots, shredded
  • 1/2 zucchini, shredded
  • 1/2 cup seitan, diced
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 3 tbsp Bragg’s (or soy sauce)
  • 1 tsp ginger powder
  • optional: sesame seeds

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Lovely.  And packed with calcium, iodine, iron, magnesium, and Vitamin A.  Additionally, sea vegetables are known for their lignan content (a major class of phytoestrogens found in plants), which acts as a powerful antioxidant in the body.  Good for you and your taste buds. :)  I was planning on saving the leftovers for my work lunch tomorrow, but I already polished them off.  Woops! 

Coming up tomorrow…B is for ??

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Comments (9)

  1. Emily @OneSweetVegan

    I think I said this yesterday, but I love your Alphebruary idea! I’m looking forward to seeing what you come up with each day.

  2. Adam

    This is going to be exciting! I cannot wait to see what you do with Q, X, and Z. ;)

  3. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga)

    Arame! Nice. And i love the alphebruary action!

    B. Brulee. Brie. Bratwurst. Kidding. I know it will not be any of those :)

    B…hmmm, beets?

  4. Leslie

    This is going to be fun! I love trying new foods!

  5. coffeeandthepaper

    I love this game!

    Question: where do you buy arame? Or in what part of the g-store? I can never find seaweed.

    B is for…bananas? I feel like that’s too obvious. B is for bok choy? Butternut squash?

  6. movesnmunchies

    this sounds so light and refreshing!! i love this alphabet fun!

  7. Dani @ Body By Nature

    What does seitan taste like? I’ve never tried it before!

  8. rebecca lustig

    i had a very similar meal last week! like ginger, soy, kale, shredded zucc and carrot and all. Talk about an ideal stir fry :)

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