well today we have another how to and what is tutorial of one of our favorite ingredients – IRISH MOSS!
Do you know what Irish Moss is? Any guesses?
For those of you who do not know what irish moss is or how to use it in recipes we hope our post today sheds some light for you. And hopefully help you to not be so afraid of irish moss or any seaweed.
What is Irish moss?
It is a seaweed that grows in the rocky parts of the Atlantic coast of Europe and the Americas as well as parts of the Pacific. It has carrageenan in it which gives it thickening properties.
What do you use Irish moss for?
We typically make irish moss paste. And use the paste in recipes especially desserts. Though you can use it to make anything really, just have an open mind and the possibilities are endless.
Why would I want to use Irish Moss?
Because it is full of vitamins and minerals as well as B-Vitamins. It is a great nut replacement in recipes, therefore you can cut down on your nut intake but still get great results in your recipes. A great alternative to gelatin!
Where can I buy it?
Amazon, One Lucky Duck, Raw Food World, and Natural Zing.
How do you make Irish moss paste?
check out the video to see Michelle making Irish moss paste.
Be patient when blending the irish moss, it takes a few minutes. *in our video we probably could have blended it longer and maybe a little bit more water to get a really smooth texture, but you get the idea you want a smooth texture, just keep playing with the water and blending and you will get there!
Here are some recipes that we have used irish moss paste in:
We also sometimes throw in out smoothies or avocado puddings for more nutrition and body.
We absolutely love our irish moss paste! We know it may not be for everyone but wanted to share our love for it for those of you who are interested! We use our irish moss all the time, we are starting to play around with using it in recipes like raw cakes. It is great in smoothies, puddings, and most raw desserts!
We will start sharing more recipes that use irish moss so you can see what you really can do with it!
Have fun playing around with irish moss. The more you experiment with it the more you will love it and feel more comfortable using it. It really is easy to make and easy to use in recipes! For us it is worth the money! Some alternative or fancy ingredients may not be, but we feel irish moss is worth it!
Twins Question: Have you ever used irish moss before? Would you ever give it a try? What ‘special’ ingredient do you like using? Are you a fan of seaweed?
till next time,