May 13, 2022
Flourless Kelp Tahini Cookies
Level up your baking game with KELP! Our girl Jordan H. spent many hours perfecting this recipe. We can't wait for you to try it!
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- 1 cup tahini
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 2 tbsp + 1 tsp Smoked or Dried Kelp Flakes (choose smoked for a more unique and apparent flavour
- 2 tbsp white and/or black sesame seeds (optional)
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 13 - 15 minutes
Combine all ingredients except the Kelp Flakes and the chocolate chips into a large mixing bowl. Use a hand mixer to mix everything together. (*Salt is omitted from this recipe because the kelp flakes are quite salty!)
Fold the 2 tbsp of kelp flakes and the chocolate chips into the batter. This batter may be slightly softer or almost runny, that’s alright.
Oil or add parchment paper to a baking sheet. Scoop ~2 tbsp sized amounts of dough onto the baking sheet.
Use your fingers to gently flatten the cookies (Tip: wet your fingers to prevent sticking!).
Sprinkle and press the sesame seed onto the cookies, add as much as you’d like.
Bake for 13-15 minutes, or until golden along the edges. Sprinkle the extra 1 tsp of kelp flakes on top of the cookies. Cookies will be soft and chewy when cooled.
May 13, 2022
Sesame Ginger, Smoked Kelp Sauce Recipe
Best used as a dressing for salads and bowls, this recipe makes approx 200ml of sauce.
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- 2 tablespoon Tahini
- 1 teaspoon Smoked Kelp Seasoning
- 1 teaspoon Toasted sesame oil
- 1.5 tablespoon Rice vinegar
- 3 teaspoon Olive oil/Avacado oil
- 1 tablespoon Tamari or soy sauce
- 1.5 tablespoon Fresh grated ginger
- 1 teaspoon Maple syrup or honey
- 1 tablespoon water
Prep time: 10 minutes
In a small food processor or mixing bullet, combine the dressing ingredients, and blend until smooth.
If your dressing is too thick, add a little water to thin it to your desired consistency.
January 16, 2022
Hello! We are excited for you to be here.
Who We AreNaas Foods is an Indigenous-led company that consists of a small but dedicated team of ocean enthusiasts working to create innovative food products made from regenerative aquatic resources that are convenient, delicious and most importantly, good for the planet.
We are proud to work within the Tla-o-qui-aht hahoulthlee where we hand harvest our husmin, or Bull Kelp, to bring our customers the rich umami taste that kelp has to offer. Naas Foods is rooted in nuučaan̓uuɫ culture and we strive to educate consumers on traditional knowledge and history of the local peoples through nuučaan̓uuɫ language and story. Read more about our mission and values here.
We are excited to provide kelp that highlights the incredible taste of the Pacific Ocean and goes beyond what most might think of when hearing the word “seaweed” or “seafood”. Our products are seriously delicious and offer a boost of ocean nutrients that can be incorporated into daily meals. And, while kelp is both nutritious and delicious, it is also a food that is sustainable and supportive of a thriving coastal ecosystem.
Kelp is found along much of the west coast, forming biodiverse ecosystems in the shallow waters of BC. Kelp grows similarly to land plants, soaking in sunlight to photosynthesize and grow into thick beds. Kelp is unique in that it grows incredibly quickly, with some species (including Bull Kelp), reaching up to 40 m in length and growing 20 cm a day in peak season! Its rapid growth and ability to uptake nutrients from sea water make kelp a wonderful marine food source.
Our selective harvesting timing and methods allow us to ensure kelp regrowth is optimized and natural kelp beds remain healthy season to season. Kelp grows using essentially only sunlight and seawater, without external inputs such as fertilizers, fresh water, or large machinery. By choosing kelp we can produce food with a lighter impact on the earth and support the ocean while providing local food on the coast and contributing to our community.
Interest in kelp and seaweed products is on the rise and we are here to share our knowledge along with what we have created here in Tofino. Follow along with us to continue to learn more about the story of kelp here on the coast, and beyond.
Find tips, recipes, science, fun facts and more here on our blog and on our social media channels. We hope that you join us in discovering this amazing seafood and all the ways to enjoy it!