View Full Version : SeaBeans as croutons? SeaBeans??
11-11-2007, 08:51 AM
From this thread in the archives:
JinxieKat talks about SeaBeans:
"If you want to add a yummy sea veggie to your diet see if you can find 'sea beans' They are a sea veggie that you will find fresh if you can find it. It is crunchy and somewhat salty and soooooooo good ontop of a salad. It is the raw equivialent of a crouton for me! Jinx"
Has anyone seen this sea vegetable? I've never heard of "SeaBeans" before but would like to try it. Hopefully they carry this somewhere in Canada <g>.
11-11-2007, 10:33 PM
Wow, you had us stumped on that one. Not a single response. I've never read of it or seen it, even with all of the macrobiotic cookbooks I used to pore over and all of the nice hfs and Asian markets I've been to.
11-13-2007, 06:55 PM
Yeah, me, too! I'm still looking as the description of this sea vegetable sounds intriguing <g>. I always dream of finding the perfect veggie that requires little to turn it into the perfect crouton <g>. :)
11-13-2007, 09:39 PM
The other name for sea beans is samphire, it grows wild on beaches and in coastal areas in many places from the beaches of England and even in the Caribbean.
Google samphire. Rock samphire to be specific
03-19-2008, 07:13 PM
(Nah, guess they're not crunchy bean-like veggies that might dry crisp. <sigh>)
Well, this is still something I'd like to find a solution to. I was coming home tonight from work and again this question occurred to me.
Potatoes wouldn't work, they get really gross when you use other than extremely thin slices with lemon juice. Chunks just get grey and gooey.
Eggplant I think would be too chewy, too.
I'm not sure buckwheat groats soaked and dehydrated would stick together enough but they might be an option. The individual groats are too small for croutons but if small dice-shaped and dice-sized cubes could be made with buckwheat, coated with oil and spices, I've always thought that that might work. I've still never tried it but perhaps someone here has?
I'm guessing yams would also just get chewy and gooey.
Anyway, any thoughts appreciated.
03-20-2008, 01:21 AM
On what the hell does a vegan eat anyway blogspot- there are pictures of raw meals, sea beans, and croutons- I think his are called gnocchi or square shaped crouton looking item dusted with something that is orange in color on top of a Caesar Salad. I believe it's cashew cheese and he gives the ingredients??? I don't remember. it is a striking picture- check them all out. he has new raw food meals pictured every Wednesday. its tofu666. enjoy!!
03-20-2008, 05:38 AM
Here's the link to the blog:
If you scroll down to every "Raw Food Wednesday" there ARE some beautiful pictures and delicious looking recipes.
Thanks for the info, crawmommy!
p.s. Better yet, find the first Raw Food Wednesday and go to the bottom of the post. Click on the "Raw Food Wednesday" link and you won't have to scroll through all the vegan dishes. There really are some BEAUTIFUL pictures on this blog!
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