Purple-red organic dulse with its soft texture and naturally rich savoury umami flavour is the most popular Atlantic sea vegetable. Many people enjoy chewing dried dulse as it is a very salty snack. Dried dulse snipped with scissors into tiny pieces becomes a salty condiment which may be used to season an array of dishes. Dulse adds a unique flavour accent which perfectly complements potatoes, vegetables, rice, and casseroles. Add to salads, soups, vegetable and pasta dishes, sweet baked potato and stir fries. The possibilities are endless.
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If you have not experimented with aquafaba yet, then you must. Aquafaba, or chickpea or bean water has taken the vegan world by storm as an egg replacer, simply drain your chickpeas and whip up the water which will behave like egg white. We folded sweetened aquafaba into a gluten free pancake batter to make lighter American style pancakes.
Buckwheat is a commonly used gluten free ingredient, often seen in classic Breton pancakes. Filled with sticky apple, apricot and pinenuts these make a delicious pudding, or indulgent brunch.