Coastal Kitchen

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

Grilled Wings, Spinach Salad and Homemade Ranch

The fall season is upon us and with that comes football, and with that comes football-worthy snacks and meals. We used to love ordering wings out at restaurants until we found out how many heavy ingredients go into the making of them. We opted out of the fried version and made these grilled wings from […]

Avocado Lime Dressing

We girls are big salad lovers and grilled veggie queens but seem to be set in our ways with the standard olive oil and vinegar dressing but thanks to Thug Kitchen, we are mixing it up! This dressing is easy to make and incredibly tasty. Avocado Lime Dressing from Thug Kitchen: 1 ripe avocado 1/3 […]

Basil Pesto – Five Simple Ingredients

I have always considered pesto a healthy comfort food and a jar of it used to have a place in my grocery cart every week. Since starting this blog, I have been much more aware of not only nutrition facts but also listed ingredients. Growing up my mom always made it with five simple things: […]

Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

Longing for warm summer nights during these short winter days is what led me to thoughts of pesto. Pesto brings back memories of summer, long days, salt air and crickets chirping at dusk. Upon embarking on making a sun dried tomato pesto I found that most packaged sun dried tomatoes, the main ingredient, came complete […]