Coastal Kitchen

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

Tarragon and Chive Baked Flounder

The great thing about dedicating time to Coastal Kitchen over the last year is that now I have almost every spice known to man and a fridge stocked with staples. This past Sunday, when I did my weekly grocery shop I was flabbergasted to see that $78 was able to get Chris and myself three […]

Parmesan and Panko Crusted Tilapia

We love tilapia. It makes for a relatively inexpensive meal, but it needs to be cooked with the appropriate amount of seasoning. Below is the cost breakdown of our rendition of “Parmesan and Panko Crusted Tilapia.” We made it a meal by adding a spinach salad, complete with cranberries, sliced almonds, feta and oil and […]

Parmesan & Mayo Chicken

I found a version of this when searching for easy chicken recipes and now it’s a household favorite. The mayo encases the chicken so that when you cut into it, it is tender and juicy. My only warning is to not use too much mayo! Costco has become a weekend tradition. We go here to […]

Beef Burgers with a Vegetable Medley & Sweet Potato Chips

The Fresh Market is my favorite market in Florida. Grocery shopping in general is probably one of my most favorite things to do – a dork I know – and The Fresh Market is a treat. Upon walking in you’re engulfed in a wave of classical music and at every turn there is another friendly […]

Chicken Sausage Stir-Fry

Meals during the week can get monotonous especially when you are rushing to the grocery store after work in the hopes of whipping something up quick on a limited budget. Recently Unit 902 has been in a rut, with meals day-after-day consisting of the same ingredients and flavors. After racking our brains on what to […]

Sea Scallops with Garlic Spinach

For this week’s Cooking on a Budget post, I decided to do one of my favorite dishes, sea scallops, which tend to be a supermarket splurge, but if you pair them with a cheaper side dish they don’t break the bank. I got all of my ingredients here from Whole Foods so the scallops are […]

Cooking on a Budget – Salmon Dinner

One of our weekly dinner favorites is salmon. It’s one of the easiest fish to cook in an apartment sans a grill without sacrificing the flavor. I try to stay away from farmed salmon unless I’m getting it from Whole Foods or a store similar where I know that the standards for feeding and living […]

Roasted Fennel and Potato Soup

  This delicious soup recipe was created while taking a class at the San Francisco Cooking School back in February. We were asked to make a potato soup using anything from the following list of suggested ingredients: Russet Potatoes, Olive Oil, Leeks, Carrots, Celery, Fennel, Bacon, Herbs, Spices, White Wine, Chicken Stock, Creme Fraiche, Cream or […]

Cooking on a Budget – Chicken Thighs

Food is expensive, whether you’re going out or eating in, so we’ve gotten good in the penny pinching department. Currently my “go-to” main course consists of boneless chicken thighs. Growing up I had such a weird dislike towards dark meat – nobody in my family ate it and its physical appearance wasn’t quite as appealing […]