Coastal Kitchen

Separated by circumstance but still sharing a love for a healthy lifestyle …

Basic Sourdough Bread

“Before the 1950’s, most bread bakeries ran two shifts of workers because the dough was fermented throughout the night with a long and slow process using a culture that contained the lactobacillus bacteria. This slow process was necessary for bread to be properly digested. In the process of making sourdough bread, the bran in the […]

Gluten-Free Chocolate Gingerbread

“The taste of this dense and lovely gingerbread smacks delightfully of cocoa and ginger spice. The texture is akin to pound cake. This is a perfect not-too-sweet cake for afternoon tea with your best friend, or an edible sigh-inducing respite from wrapping gifts. Nibble it playing Scrabble by a crackling fire.”  – The Gluten-Free Goddess The Gluten-Free Goddess […]

Bacon, Chive ‘n Cheese Biscuits

Looking for something different to dip into your Thanksgiving Day gravy? Look no further as these savory little biscuits can handle the job and even take on next day’s leftovers like no other. Be careful as once you taste one, you might not be able to stop! Print/View Recipe

Poğaça – Turkish Cheese pastry

These delightful little pillows of bliss can be found in most pastry shops throughout Istanbul. This recipe was inspired by Sydney’s travels to Istanbul as well as our love for anything to do with bread and cheese! We decided to experiment with using our gluten free pastry dough instead of the traditional Turkish dough recipe […]

Slim Cinnamon Roll Scones

There is something about scones that complement a chilly fall morning and these skinny (literally) versions are perfect for dipping into your ritual coffee or tea. Our only advice is to not leave them in the oven too long or you will miss out on their flakey croissant texture. View/Print Recipe (we skipped the glaze […]

Almond Flaxseed Bread

Wow, this grain-free bread is absolutely delicious and does the trick when looking for a yummy piece of bread sans the gluten. Not only that, you get the powerful health benefits of flaxseed, the protein from the almond flour, and great taste with no carb crash! This recipe from Healy Real Food Vegetarian is really quick […]

Plantain Flatbread

One of our favorite things to eat when at home is the guacamole with toasted plantains at Perro Salado in Newport, Rhode Island. So when looking for something healthy and sturdy to go with our guacamole, we came across this wonderful recipe from PurelyTwins. We had our doubts when making it for the first time […]

Maninis Gluten Free Country Oat Bread

“Crusty chewy loaves from the past, when breads were made by hand, when life was slower and simpler….”  Maninis Gluten Free Making homemade bread is so satisfying on so many levels. I have fond memories of making bread from scratch as a young girl. Specifically, the warm kitchen, kneading the dough with my hands, covering the […]

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

This Monday deserves a little added zest and what better way than to start it off with some warm lemon poppy seed muffins! These little bundles are grain free and dairy free so perfect for anyone following a paleo diet. High in protein, low in carbs and they taste great too! Recipe adapted from DelightedMomma […]

Grain Free Banana Bread

This past Saturday I found myself in the kitchen making banana bread when I got lost in the moment … the light was beautiful, the kitchen warm and a playlist of Van Morrison and Rickie Lee Jones was streaming throughout the house. Scott’s choice of music brought me back 25 years and made me smile. […]

Apple Streusel Egg Muffins

In light of my 21-Day Sugar Detox, here is a recipe that is 21DSD approved! Thank you to Balanced Bites for this wonderful and easy recipe to follow – it was truly a treat after weeks of nothing sweet! As of this post, my 21 days are done, but honestly I don’t think I’ll go […]

Kalamata Olive & Rosemary Scones

These scones are probably the best scones that I have ever tasted aside from our cranberry & lemon scones. These babies are sugar-free and gluten-free and when I saw this recipe pop up on the Gluten-Free Goddess, I just had to have one, it was all I could think about. Upon reading her recipe I […]

Quick Pumpkin Muffins

I first tried these a few weeks ago when my friend Maggie brought them over during one of our Sunday TV nights. Both Chris and I inhaled them and were surprised to find out that they were a healthier version of the decadent ones. By using Spice Cake Mix and replacing the eggs and oil […]

Cranberry & Lemon Scones

Ok, every now and then you just need something a little sweet. The Ferguson ladies have done a great job of staving off the sugar but every now and then there is a time that beckons for something sweet, warm and fresh from the oven. Something to pair with your cup of coffee on Sunday […]