Coastal Kitchen

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

Flourless Cheesy Bread

This cheesy bread from Nourished and Nurtured is grain free and absolutely delicious and we doubt that there is any kid on this planet that wouldn’t devour it! Memories of “party pizza’s” in Jamestown came flooding back with the first bite. Just add some marinara sauce and you have quite a treat. Note: One reader […]

Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice

This is a delicious Paleo-approved grain-free replacement for rice. There are many different versions of riced cauliflower but this is one of our favorite as we love anything that combines lime and cilantro! Check out the recipe at Popular Paleo Note: use “unrefined” coconut oil to get a touch of the coconut taste.

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 […]

Chicken Soup with Roasted Vegetables

Seriously, this soup is amazing! I found this recipe on my new favorite site, Against All Grain and it was just what I needed when I came down with a head cold just recently. The soup is simple to make, delicious, hearty and nothing but good for you. I also just bought Danielle’s new book […]

Banana Ice Cream

We found this banana ice cream recipe online a few weeks ago and were overjoyed with the results. Satiate your sweet tooth with three simple ingredients (banana, peanut butter, chocolate chips). For one perfect portion of banana ice cream 1. Peel and chop up one whole banana and place it in the freeze for two […]

Sweet & Crunchy Energy Poppers

Lord knows we could all use a sweet little burst of energy at times but often we grab for the wrong thing which leaves us tired and deflated. So yesterday when I came across this recipe from one of my favorite sites Primally Inspired I was intrigued as it was simple, fast and looking at […]

Fried Plantains

The first time we had fried plantains was at one of our favorite Mexican restaurants in Newport, Rhode Island. After one bite we were hooked but, because of how tasty they were, we automatically thought it couldn’t be a healthy option…oh how wrong we were. Packed with vitamins A, B6, C and potassium, this “super […]

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 […]

Zucchini Soup

With summer winding down, have you been wondering what to do with all of the zucchini in your garden? Well, here is the perfect solution from Primally Inspired. This soup is so creamy that it might trick your taste buds into thinking that there is actually cream in it but guess what? There’s no dairy in […]

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 […]

Cajun Shrimp Salad

This is a go-to light dinner dish for the Coastal Kitchen crew. It’s easy, fast and filling. Plan on about 3-4 large shrimp per salad. We like to grab large fresh shrimp but if you get frozen you will need to thaw under running water first. And with all shrimp, peel and devein before cooking. […]

Chocolate Avocado Pudding

I know, it doesn’t sound quite right, mixing avocados with chocolate but really, it’s a delicious combo and certainly a healthier option to the store bought pudding mixes. This recipe has 5 natural ingredients (Avocado, Cocoa, Coconut Milk, Honey & Vanilla) compared to the list of ingredients in the Jell-O brands found here. Serve it […]

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 […]

Taco Salad

Craving a taco but without the shell and the beans led me to this creation. While trying to adhere to a mostly Paleo diet (no beans, no grain, no corn) I made a modified version of a taco salad and quite honestly, inhaled it and was quite satisfied! Not to mention, our homemade taco-seasoning blend […]


This past holiday weekend brought sweltering heat to the Northeast and when we were asked to bring an appetizer to a party the first thing we thought of was some cool, crisp, energy inducing guacamole. We have a super quick recipe that is sure to please! Ingredients: • 3 advocados • 1 lime juiced • […]

Shepherd’s Pie

Many years ago we turned our favorite taco filling into a Shepherd’s Pie. Back then we used the Old El Paso taco seasoning, frozen veggies, instant potatoes and frozen pie crusts to create a comfort favorite but as the years have gone by and we have learned more about proper nutrition we have replaced the […]

Grilled Curried Chicken Salad

This was always a lunch favorite when we were in middle school. Mom would whip up the curry chicken salad for sandwiches and wraps and we couldn’t get enough of its delicious taste. Many people add nuts and raisins to the recipe, but we like it clean and light and we love the taste of […]

Coconut Flour Tortillas

With summer upon us, and craving some soft tacos, we went in search of a recipe for corn free and gluten free tortillas. Yes, we love corn but it’s hard to know when purchasing corn tortillas in the supermarket if they are GMO free or not. So, rather than risk it we came upon this […]

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 […]

Hot & Sweet Ginger-Garlic Chicken

Super easy, incredibly delicious and even better, inexpensive to create! We got this recipe from Balanced Bites and the first time we made it we didn’t have the coconut aminos so we replaced it with a little bit of olive oil and it was wonderful but the second time we made the dish, it was […]

Grain Free Strawberry Rhubarb Tart

This strawberry rhubarb tart was inspired by the many wonderful memories of our seaside home in Rhode Island and one of our favorite places, Schartner’s Farm where it is a family tradition to buy a strawberry rhubarb pie when the holidays roll around. This particular recipe is “grain-free” and uses less sugar than most pies and […]

NuttZo Butter Cups

Sweet and salty bringing back memories of a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup but with only the good stuff! While we love sweets, we do care about the ingredients so when we stumbled upon this recipe from Savory Lotus we just had to try it. The only thing we changed was we replaced the almond butter […]

Red Stemmed Chard Sesame Chips

Kent’s garden surprise was the great Red Stemmed Chard and aside from putting it in our green drinks, Cynthia made some chips for us while visiting us in California. Great way to get kids and grown ups who don’t like their greens to chow down on chard as well! ~ XO Mama Ferg Print Recipe

Tuna Guacamole

Okay, it’s another tuna dish but we are on a roll, or perhaps in a rut, but man this was good! Scott and I were getting ready for a big bike ride this past Saturday and amidst all the preparation I had forgotten about dinner, which is kind of an important component the night before […]

Tuna with Sunflower & Pumpkin Seeds

No time for lunch? No excuses – put that microwaveable burrito down, now! Just open a can of tuna, toss in some sunflower and pumpkin seeds, squeeze half of a lemon, add a little olive oil, dust it with some salt and pepper and you are good to go – sugar crash not included! Seriously, […]

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 […]

Mama Ferg’s Green Drink

There is always competition for who gets to make the “Green Drink” in the morning … heaven forbid I add beets as a pink drink would just ruin Scott’s day. He’s pretty set on the fact that the drink remain green. So, in keeping it green, these are the ingredients I love to use. (makes […]

Sweet Potato Salad with Bacon

  It was 80 degrees here today in California and I came home from a tough Crossfit class where we ran 4 miles and did steep hill sprints for 10 minutes. When I got home I was starved and there is nothing better post workout, than some dense carbs such as sweet potatoes! The inspiration […]

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. […]