Coastal Kitchen

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

Grilled Zucchini

Simply delicious! There is nothing like “eating in season” and something as simple and quick as grilled zucchini is sure to be a palate pleaser. I was literally picking the zucchini from the plate and eating it with my fingers! The secret in the taste is using a really good olive oil. We are in Bermuda […]

Grilled Corn

Nothing says summer like a sweet and buttery ear of corn. We don’t eat corn very often but when it is in season and grown locally we like to toss a couple of ears on the grill, husks and all. Forget rummaging through each ear of corn at the market. You don’t need to peel […]

Roasted Acorn Squash Bowls

One of my favorite fall and winter side dishes is a roasted acorn squash. As a kid I never liked sweet potatoes as the only time I remember having them was at Thanksgiving baked with marshmallows and brown sugar (Ok, I am quietly gagging right now) so the same goes for the squashes… cut the […]

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.

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 […]

Cauliflower Mac & Cheese

We’re not going to sugarcoat it. NOTHING can replace true homemade mac and cheese, but this cauliflower recipe is a delicious substitute, and a fantastic way to get your vegetables in for the day. Print/View Recipe    

Roasted Beets & Sweet Potatoes

This is one of our go-to sides, snacks and sometimes even dinner. This mix is super easy and incredibly healthy too. We even share with our dogs! Just rinse and peel a small bunch of beets and cut into cubes then grab 2-3 sweet potatoes and chop up into cubes (we leave the skin on) […]

Butter Braised New Zealand Spinach

Wow, a Jamestown Farmer’s Market find! I had never heard of “New Zealand Spinach” even though we lived in New Zealand for some time back in 2001 and have visited often since.  It was kind of funny buying a New Zealand spinach in little Rhode Island but anyone who knows me knows that I am […]

Mediterranean Pasta Salad

On the topic of New England summers, I too am getting excited to head back East for a week’s worth of fun in the sun. Unlike Kir, we have no such thing as summer in San Francisco. With the chilly bay and the wind whipping between the city buildings, it will be nice to retreat […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mashed (Cauli)tatoes

This gives ordinary mash potatoes a run for their money. By combining cauliflower, coconut oil (or butter) and some rosemary salt you can make the creamiest mashed (faux)tatoes that even the most junk food savvy person would welcome onto their plate. Here is a great way to hide your vegetables in what is normally an […]

Roasted Carrots & Fennel Root

After all my preaching about the negative effects of sugar, I decided to put myself on a sugar detox for the next few weeks to see if I noticed a difference. While I thought I had basically cleared sugar out of my diet for the most part, I have realized through the 21 DSD that […]

Eggplant Towers

I get bored with my veggies very easily and recently it seems like we’ve hit a slump when it comes to dinner sides. Don’t get me wrong… salad, sautéed spinach and sweet potatoes are fantastic, but when you are rotating between them week-after-week it can get a little monotonous. In honor of Meatless Monday, I […]

Zucchini Chips – Round Zucchinis

I purchased round zucchinis at the Pinecrest Farmer’s Market last week and fell in love with their light and sweet taste. They are perfect just sautéed up with some olive oil, but last night I felt like getting a little creative and made these zucchini chips. I replaced breadcrumbs with panko crumbs and used almond […]

Braised Dandelion Greens

When Kirsten and Sydney were little girls I remember sending them out into the yard to fetch dandelion leaves for our salad. They were so little that they never questioned and the adventure was far too fun! As strange as it might seem to some, that little weed in your yard, the dandelion is a […]