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 […]

Pumpkin Glazed Donuts

What better way to get into the fall spirit than by filling the kitchen with the smell of cinnamon, nutmeg and pumpkin? This is our second installment of donuts, but this time they are dairy and wheat free with the main ingredients being almond flour (high protein) and canned pumpkin (extremely high in fiber). I […]

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    

Baked Oatmeal

Recently we’ve been looking to make a breakfast dish that acts as a good side to eggs and bacon at a weekend brunch. With its cake-like texture and maple blueberry taste, Baked Oatmeal fit the bill not only for the morning hours, but also as a great dessert dish (accompanied by a little bit of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

Spaghetti Squash with Red Sauce

A couple of weeks ago I was grocery shopping with Syd when she told me that I should try spaghetti squash. Honestly, I didn’t know what such a squash looked like until she chucked a huge yellow, football-like, squash into the cart and home I went with it. It sat there for a while, eyeing […]

Zucchini Pasta

As part of my 21-Day Sugar Detox I decided to try making a zucchini pasta with my cool little spiral slicer. I can honestly say that Scott and I were both pleasantly surprised with this al dente gem!  Ok, nothing quite replaces the taste of fresh pasta but seeing as pasta is not allowed during […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Black Bean and Beet Veggie Burger

Our two most favorite places to grab a veggie burger while in San Francisco are at Roam or The Plant. Both places serve the most amazing veggie burgers that incorporate beets. While it was hard to find out exactly what went into each burger, we have come up with our best impersonation that combines the […]

Chickpea Falafels and Yogurt Dip

I always make a point to stave off from meat at least twice a week and have adopted the “Meatless Monday” tradition. The only problem is that sometimes it’s hard to find hearty foods to replace the normal main course! I made these falafels one night when I thought my boyfriend would be out (because […]