Seaweed Recipe

Marlene’s Macro Paella

As a Friday treat of a tasty, healthy and filling dish, why not try today or this weekend another of Marlene Watson-Tara’s great recipes.

Submitted by:

Marlene Watson-Tara

Suitable for:

Meat Eaters!

Packed full of delicious ingredients, this Paella would sit well on any dinner party table as a tasty, healthy and filling dish

Why not try it this wekend with friends or as a healthy weekend treat.



This recipe include 1/4 tsp of our PureSea Natural

½ tsp Saffron Threads

1 tbsp olive oil

2 cloves crushed garlic

1 onion, finely chopped

¼ tsp Seaweed

2 tomatoes, finely chopped

1 red pepper/yellow pepper/green pepper, deseeded and finely chopped

1 handful fresh green beans finely chopped

4 cups Clearspring miso bouillon or organic vegetable stock


1 pack tempeh, seitan or tofu cut into small cubes (if desired)

2 tbsp tamari or shoyu

Lemon Wedges

2 cups paella rice or long grain brown rice



Soak the saffron threads in a bowl of water and set off to the side. In a large paella pan heat the olive oil and add the garlic, onion, seaweed and tomatoes and sauté until soft. Add the sweet peppers, green beans, and cover with the bouillon stock. Add the tamari and leave to simmer at a low heat for 30 minutes or more until the vegetables are al dente, soft to the bite, adding more water if necessary. If you are adding any vegetable protein heat some olive oil in a pan and fry the tempeh, seitan or tofu slices on either side for a few minutes until golden, remove and set aside. Add the rice one handful at a time along with the (tempeh, seitan or tofu) if using and then add the saffron threads and the soaking water adding some more water if required. Cover with some foil and simmer for half an hour until the rice is also soft to the bite. Serve with lemon wedges on the side of the pan.

Seaweed Health Benefits

Iodine is an essential trace element that is lacking in many diets, and is particularly important during pregnancy.  In the diet, iodine contributes to:

o Normal development in children
o High energy yielding metabolism
o Normal cognitive function
o Normal thyroid function

Research shows specific compounds in seaweed can help manage blood sugar and the feeling of fullness. You may have noticed no salt in this recipe! Seaweed is used to replace salt and enhance flavours.


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