A little kelp help
What’s clear, crunchy and flavorless? Yes, ice—but so are Sea Tangle Noodle Company’s raw kelp noodles. Like the package boasts, these sea-vegetable threads are indeed fantastic on salads, adding a refreshing snap without an oceanic taste. They’re a good source of iodine, but not calories: only six per 4-ounce serving, making them a low-carb substitute for rice noodles in stir-fries. They are also superb in DIY spring rolls: Just add some veggies and herbage—pickled daikon and carrots, cucumber, mint, cilantro—in a rice paper wrap, and dip in peanut sauce to start spring-rolling into summer. Find them at Elliott’s Natural Foods, the Sacto and Davis food co-ops, and www.kelpnoodles.com.