Paleo Canned Tuna Avocado Lettuce Wraps


Canned Tuna Avocado Lettuce Wraps By Healthy Gourmet

I love Lettuce Wraps!!  So Healthy.  Please use St. Jude Tuna :  in your recipe because we are a small company and all of the tuna are from our boat !!  We also get all of our canned tuna processed in Bellingham not Vietnam!!

Thank you Healthy Gourmet for this recipe!!!!

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Eat Sushi That Has Been Properly Handled

Raw Tuna has sickened 53 people in California. This would make me afraid to eat any form of raw fish. I love sushi.
If the fish is properly handled than it will not make you sick.
If you read the article it goes on to explain that the sickness was when people ate “spicy tuna rolls” This means that someone is disguising rotting old fish with pepper and mayonnaise intentionally hiding the inferior tuna.
A big company in California that distributes to sushi restaurants bought a cheap low quality lot of tuna and made people sick.
Bad. St Jude Tuna is frozen immediately upon capture at -30.

Joe goes on to say:

In the late 80s I delivered “fresh” albacore to a buyer in Oregon. I was an experienced ice boat fisherman I had salmon trolled, halibut fished and black cod fished in Alaska for many years. I delivered in ten days from my first catch and I was told by the buyer that my fish was so well iced I could have stayed out 3-4 more days!
Just think for a minute about a fish iced for two weeks on the boat, then put the fish into the distribution scheme, buyer to wholesaler to distributor to store to consumers refrigerator to table, how many days would this add to the age of your fish?
If you find this math disconcerting, I completely agree, fundamentally this is why St. Jude tuna is flash frozen immediately upon capture, frozen pre- rigor or as I see it frozen before the fish knows it is dead.

Sushi Grade Albacore by St. Jude Tuna

Sushi Grade Albacore by St. Jude Tuna

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Why St. Jude Tuna is the Best!!!

We naturally select for young, low mercury, fatty, sustainable tuna off of the coast of Washington State.   It is wild caught for all those that might not know that.   We naturally select for this special tuna because we are trolling.  Most of the tuna in the grocery store is long-line caught which is not sustainable, high mercury and there is lots and lots of by-catch.  We are on the Seafood Watch Card put out by Monterey Bay Aquarium as best choice for sustainability.  We are MSC certified.  Marine Stewardship Council.  We get our special albacore canned in Bellingham WA.  We have been using the same cannery for 12 years.  The cans we use are BPA free.  The albacore is cooked in the can in its own juices so it traps the flavor and nutrition of the omega-3 oil.

Thank you for looking at our tuna!!!!!  Joyce on the St. Judejoyce at redmond

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Plastic Microbeads need to be banned.

“Researchers for the first time have put a price tag on the environmental damage done by the millions of tons of plastic floating around the world’s oceans: $13 billion a year.

They added that consumers can do their part to alleviate the problem. One place to start: Avoid personal care products containing polymer microbeads.”   By David Kirby

Just when we thought that being beautiful was a contribution to the common weal! We discover again that the constraints of competition in large scale manufacturing processes causes damaging and persistent environmental consequences.

How about this guideline: “If a product is manufactured and it cannot be disposed of without impact to the environment, the resulting costs of repair to the ecology should be assessed versus the manufacturer and applied to efforts to cleanup.”

What’s wrong with walnut shells or apricot shell scrubs?plastics

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How the Ocean Is Worth $24 TRILLION—and Why That Value Is Dropping By Serena Solomon



Fun article but I think the ocean is worth vastly more than 24 trillion dollars, do you think we could restore a dead ocean to a healthy sustainable state for $24,000,000,000? I actually think a better estimate of the value of our living ocean would be the cost of life as we know it, that’s a lot of trillions!


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Dolphin Safe Tuna…/dolphin-safe-labels-manipulate-the…

“Dolphin Safe” is too limited as a credential for choosing the “right tuna.” We want to commend consumers for their support of the Dolphin Safe program, but at St. Jude tuna we ask more – we ask consumers to vote their dollars to by catch free tuna, let’s protect flippers buddies too! Please consult the ‪#‎SeafoodWatch‬ ratings to make the right choice.dolphin3


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Bread-free tuna sandwich

No-bread tuna sandwich1 Just in time for spring – a great little tuna sandwich without the bread! Take your favorite kind of apple, rinse well, and make a series of thin slices – directly through the core. The seeds pop out and leave a beautiful star pattern.

Pack St Jude tuna salad between two slices. For our tuna salad, we mixed one can of original St Jude with about a half  teaspoon of mayonnaise. Mash well.

The bread-free sandwich makes a great lunch or appetizer, especially if you slice the sandwiches into halves or quarters.

Let us know your thoughts about other alternatives to bread for your next tuna sandwich!

Photo courtesy of D. Olsen




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Not so micro

800px-Sushi-fish_eggs-MoscowThe microbeads in so many popular facial scrubs just happen to resemble miniature fish eggs. People scrub their skin with the cleansers, rinse, and the beads go down the drain, adding to global pollution of oceans, lakes and rivers and also harming marine life and entering the food chain.

Neil McMahon for the Sydney Morning Herald:

“Tiny and buoyant, and not filtered by sewerage systems, they are swiftly ingestible by marine life, making them more immediately dangerous than a discarded drink bottle. They are likely to have entered the food chain – so while you wouldn’t eat your facial scrub from the jar, you might be consuming it if you eat fish.” Studies show the discarded plastics have been detected in the Great Lakes and other waterways, leading to a call for bans.

A professor of dermatology reports the scrubs do little to help the skin and may even be harmful.

The good news: Cosmetic manufacturers are responding quickly, with many saying the beads will be phased out within five years.

Photo of fish eggs with sushi, courtesy of Lord Mountbatten and Wikimedia Commons.

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Waste not

800px-Trawler_BaldvinOld sayings are repeated because they are so true, and one of our favorites is, “Waste not, want not.”

Zoe Mintz of International Business Times reports on the nine fisheries that waste almost a half billion seafood meals each year with unused bycatch. “Depending on the type of fishing gear used, fishermen tend to catch everything from dolphins to sea turtles and sharks,” Mintz reports. “These inadvertent catches are usually thrown overboard and tend to be injured, dead or dying.”

She adds: “The majority of bycatch tends to come from open ocean trawl, longline and gillnet fisheries. Researchers estimate that 20 percent of what fishermen catch in the U.S. is thrown away each year. This amounts to 2 billion pounds of wasted seafood.”

We’re proud to say that no tuna is on the list, and certainly not St Jude Tuna, which is troll-caught, with individual hook and line, targeting only albacore.

fishing-vessel-st-judeThe wasteful fisheries according to the nonprofit conservation group Oceana:

Southeast Snapper-Grouper Longline Fishery, California Set Gillnet Fishery, Southeast Shrimp Trawl Fishery, California Drift Gillnet Fishery, Gulf of Alaska Flatfish Trawl Fishery, Northeast Bottom Trawl, Mid-Atlantic Bottom Trawl Fishery Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Longline Fishery, and the New England and Mid-Atlantic Gillnet Fishery.

Dominique Cano-Stocco of Oceana contends that “bycatch is a waste of our ocean resources.”

Ask how your seafood supplier about fishing methods used, and let them know you care. And remember, trolling is not trawling. Vessels that trawl are massive next to those that troll. St. Jude tuna is troll-caught and the wasteful fisheries are often trawlers. Consumers can help by not making purchases from wasteful fisheries.

Photo of factory trawler is courtesy of Garitzko and Wikimedia Commons.

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Brain food

BrainAlbacore tuna is rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Adding foods that are rich in the omega-3 fatty acids can protect the aging brain, suggests a new study, as reported by Alice G. Walton in Forbes.

Researchers at the University of South Dakota looked at 1,100 women. “It turned out that women who had the highest levels of the fatty acids in their red blood cells had greater overall brain volume than women with the lowest,” Walton writes. “They also had greater volume in the hippocampus – about 2.7% greater – than women with the lowest levels. The hippocampus is the brain area that’s thought to be the seat of learning and memory, and the one most affected by Alzheimer’s disease.”

One recommendation for adults is to eat non-fried fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids twice a week and that includes salmon, herring and tuna.

WebMD offers a fact sheet on these essential nutrients:

– They can help lower blood pressure and may help relieve other conditions including rheumatoid arthritis or depression.

– They may help reduce inflammation.

– Supplements may cause blood to thin.

– There are several types, but two, EPA and DHA. are found in oily fish like salmon and tuna and algae. “Plants like flax contain ALA, an omega acid that is partially converted into DHA and EPA in the body. ”

Omega-3 – it’s on the St Jude Tuna label. What we eat affects our quality of life not just today but years into the future.


Image of human brain, courtesy of the National Institute for Aging, National Institutes of Heath, United States Department of Health and Human Services, and Wikimedia.


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