It was actually my own resistance to working with Irish Moss that served as inspiration to create this video to share with you. It sounds so silly now but for years I thought it would be difficult to work with. I had heard it was tricky and a pain and time consuming, blah… blah… blah… so out of sheer intimidation (sounds weird, eh?) I kept my little bag of moss tucked away in my pantry.
How did Irish Moss go from the back of my pantry to being one of my favorite ingredients today, you may wonder. I hosted a raw food hands-on class with Chef Elaina Love, who I lovingly refer to as the Irish Moss queen. All of my mossy issues faded away as I saw how simple — and how beneficial — this sea veg is to include in quick and easy to prepare, tasty treats.
Mostly, what you need to know is how to prepare the gel, or paste, as some call it. I like to keep this paste in my fridge for easy access to smoothies. When kept in a glass jar with a lid, it should last all week. This makes it super simple to plop a tablespoon or two into your daily smoothie.
Watch the video for more details. You’ll see how to soak the moss, how to make the gel and then I demonstrate two recipes: Chocolate Pudding and Chocolate Frozen Fudgey Hearts.
If you would love to purchase a pound or more of Irish Moss during our bulk buy sale, please contact me by clicking HERE. It is $16 a pound.
For those of you that don’t know me well, we are very much a grass roots family. My videos are simple, casual and ‘real’. Often my 9 year old son is the camera man and it thrills him beyond belief to read our customers’ comments about this. (hint, hint) You’ll also see my 9 month old baby grabbing things like spoons and such. Many of you mamas and papas can relate to this, I’m sure.
We hardly ever do any editing. I don’t change clothes or fix my hair prior to recording. We film when the urge hits 🙂 This is real family time for us. If a recipe isn’t easy and ‘kid approved’, you won’t see it here. I believe in REAL FOOD FAST. If a recipe is not simple or convenient, I know the majority of people won’t do it. I share tips and tidbits on how a busy mama of two has balanced healthy, kitchen life. I hope this can save you some fuss on figuring a few things out for your own culinary peace and efficiency.