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 […]

Vegetable Confetti Salad with Honey Lime Dressing

Pack a ton of vegetables into one sitting with this hearty creation! We used a combination of green beans, corn, butter beans, grape tomatoes and avocado but you can add or replace any of these with ingredients of your choice! Bring some protein into the mix by finishing it off with some grilled chicken and […]

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 […]

Marinated Feta Salad with Grilled Chicken & Avocado

A couple of weeks ago I was rushing to a book club meeting where I was suppose to have made an hor d’oeuvre but ran out of time so I raced into Grapes & Gourmet to grab some of my favorite St. André cheese, some crackers along with something else when this little blue container from […]

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 […]

Nordstrom’s Cilantro & Lime Chicken Salad

This salad with it’s outstanding dressing is a signature dish of the Nordstrom’s Café and the go-to lunch that we three ladies enjoy while shopping. Okay, we are not mall rats by any stretch of the imagination, in fact we all find it far too exhausting but when the holiday shopping season comes around you can find […]

Kale Salad with Pine Nuts and Goat Cheese

It has taken me a while to master the use of Kale in my recipes. Although it has been a learning curve, this veggie has become one of my favorites! I use it in my drinks, bake it to make chips, and enjoy it raw in salads. Here is a recipe that you can pretty […]

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 […]

Bacon and Beet Salad

Inspiration for this hearty salad came from our favorite local dive in Newport, Pour Judgment Bar + Grill, and is always a “go-to” meal when we are back in Rhode Island.  What really makes this salad is the beet and bacon combination and the addition of beets is a great way to get a multitude […]

Broccoli Salad

Sweet & salty, cool & crunchy is what I was looking for this weekend when I came up with this delicious gem. While I have had a broccoli type salad before, often there was too much mayonnaise and way too much sugar for my taste so I decided to go with a homemade Paleo mayonnaise […]

Raspberry & Feta Salad

Most people, when thinking of Valencia (Spain) and food, think of paella, but not me. While I have many memories of dining in Spain, there is one dish that stands out and one of the most incredible salads I’ve ever tasted. Between 2004-2007 our family spent a lot of time in Valenica and near our […]

Winter Salad

  You know the saying, ‘eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a peasant?’ I try and stick to that motto to ensure that the majority of my calories are used to energize me throughout the day…not to keep me full till the next morning! When I was home, we […]

Meatballs for Two

Okay, this recipe actually makes 20 meatballs but what we love about this idea is that not everyone wants pasta with their meatballs.  To accommodate both parties, you can boil up some pasta and make a salad and let your guest choose! Inspiration for this came from entering a sandwich shop in Burlingame, California called […]