Coastal Kitchen

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

Our Favorite Oatmeal – Steel Cut

This oatmeal is delicious, filling and quick to make. People tend to get turned off at the thought of making oatmeal if it’s not “instant” but trust us this steel cut oatmeal breakfast is as quick as making a package of couscous. All you’ll need is 20 minutes, water, steel cut oats and some maple […]

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 […]

Macadamia Nut Waffles with Blueberries

I recently purchased the cookbook, “Against All Grain” by Danielle Walker and the first thing that I made were the blueberry waffles which are flourless. The batter consists mostly of ground up macadamia nuts. Honestly, I cannot remember the last time I made waffles but I am pretty sure it was back when Kirsten and […]

Pumpkin Glazed Donuts

What better way to get into the fall spirit than by filling the kitchen with the smell of cinnamon, nutmeg and pumpkin? This is our second installment of donuts, but this time they are dairy and wheat free with the main ingredients being almond flour (high protein) and canned pumpkin (extremely high in fiber). I […]

Baked Oatmeal

Recently we’ve been looking to make a breakfast dish that acts as a good side to eggs and bacon at a weekend brunch. With its cake-like texture and maple blueberry taste, Baked Oatmeal fit the bill not only for the morning hours, but also as a great dessert dish (accompanied by a little bit of […]

Avocado Egg Bullseye

We’ve been seeing this recipe everywhere, but after a friend posted it on Facebook the other day, we decided that it was about time we gave it a try! This meal is a nutritional powerhouse, filled with the good fats your body needs to make it through the day.  It is Paleo approved, gluten-free, dairy-free […]

Almond Joy Bars

We came across this recipe while skimming through one of our favorite blogs, Elana’s Pantry. Just looking at photos of these decadent treats made our mouths water. These bars are not only gluten free, but also high in protein and fiber because of the use of almond and coconut flour. View recipe at  

Baked Doughnuts with Lemon Glaze

Cute mini cupcakes may be all the rage these days, but my sweet of choice will forever be the doughnut. It wasn’t until recently that I truly began appreciating everything these little pillows of joy have to offer – this is Chris’, the “anti-sweet tooth’s”, only sugar downfall and he’s got me hooked now too. […]

Breakfast Bullseye

Ah yes, an old Ferguson household favorite, the “bullseye.” Just take a piece of bread, tear a hole in the middle, heat up your skillet with some real butter, place the bread on the skillet, drop the egg in the middle and flip as you would a fried egg. Serve your bullseye with a healthy […]

Paleo Banana Pancakes

I’m a strong believer that NOTHING can replace the true taste of a buttermilk pancake, but last weekend I was having a major craving so I decided to try a paleo/gluten-free alternative that wouldn’t throw off all the hard work I’ve done. Who knew that combining eggs, coconut flour and bananas would have such a […]

Grain-Free (Gluten Free) Berry Tart

With summer just around the corner and me preparing to head back up to Rhode Island for six weeks, I’ve been on the hunt for some seasonal treats that make me think of bonfires on rocky beaches, sea salt coated hands and watching Fourth of July Fireworks from the end of the floating dock at […]

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 […]

Breakfast Souffle

Breakfast is a huge part of the day and I love to start it off with eggs! I usually use egg whites or Egg Beaters since they contain the same health benefits as eating a regular egg, but with less calories, fat and cholesterol. The egg souffle recipe is just one of the ways I like […]

Easy Gluten-Free Pancakes

As a kid I couldn’t stand pancakes as they were too sticky and soggy and I gagged at the thought of drinking milk. As a grown up, I still shiver at the thought of drinking a glass of milk but have learned to love pancakes. In fact I became quite the pancake maestro when it […]

Dad’s Green Drink

  You could probably call it an obsession because our dad doesn’t leave the house without it. Who knew that by combining a special mix of aloe vera juice, peas, avocado, grapes, mango, kale and water, you could win over the most manliest of men. At 51-years-old, our dad, Scott, is super fit. He plays […]