The Surfers Kitchen https://www.thesurferskitchen.com Whole Food Recipes for Living Life Thu, 16 Aug 2018 19:37:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 Chocolate Coconut Pudding https://www.thesurferskitchen.com/chocolate-coconut-pudding/ https://www.thesurferskitchen.com/chocolate-coconut-pudding/#respond Thu, 16 Aug 2018 19:37:41 +0000 https://www.thesurferskitchen.com/?p=10051 This chocolate coconut pudding might be my favorite dessert ever.  It was inspired by a craving for Ted’s bakery coconut haupia pie on the North Shore of Oahu.  My craving caused me to search through the house to make a pie only to find that making a pie crust from on hand ingredients was just […]

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Azores Travel: Lodge Natur Zen https://www.thesurferskitchen.com/azores-travel-lodge-natur-zen-hotel/ https://www.thesurferskitchen.com/azores-travel-lodge-natur-zen-hotel/#respond Mon, 13 Aug 2018 16:58:26 +0000 https://www.thesurferskitchen.com/?p=10024 Staying at the Lodge Natur Zen on Sao Miguel in the Azores made an amazing vacation even better. I have to admit I didn’t plan our Azores vacation very well.  The plan was to stay with my sister, camp a bit and then rent a camper van on Sao Miguel and camp around there for […]

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Azores Travel: Surfing in Azores https://www.thesurferskitchen.com/azores-travel-surfing-in-santa-barbara-sao-miguel/ https://www.thesurferskitchen.com/azores-travel-surfing-in-santa-barbara-sao-miguel/#respond Sun, 12 Aug 2018 15:02:36 +0000 https://www.thesurferskitchen.com/?p=10013 One of the things we knew we had to do in the Azores was surf.  I mean, it is an island country and has good surf–we had to be sure to get out in the waves. Since most of our time was spent on Santa Maria, and the islands tourism is just not developed enough […]

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Vegetarian Tortilla Soup https://www.thesurferskitchen.com/vegetarian-tortilla-soup/ https://www.thesurferskitchen.com/vegetarian-tortilla-soup/#respond Fri, 10 Aug 2018 01:01:35 +0000 https://www.thesurferskitchen.com/?p=10003 Do you ever have those nights where you just don’t want to go out to eat but you also have nothing in your house to make?  This vegetarian tortilla soup was created in one of those moments. We had just returned from our vacation  and I just didn’t have it in me to get to […]

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Must Do on Sao Miguel, Azores: Poca De Dona Beija Hot Springs https://www.thesurferskitchen.com/must-do-on-sao-miguel-azores-poca-de-dona-beija-hot-springs/ https://www.thesurferskitchen.com/must-do-on-sao-miguel-azores-poca-de-dona-beija-hot-springs/#respond Wed, 08 Aug 2018 20:26:40 +0000 https://www.thesurferskitchen.com/?p=9992 Our trip to the Azores was so fun, so relaxing and just so beautiful–it is hard to pick out our favorite parts of the trip.  But, I have to say, visiting the Poca De Dona Beija Hot Springs, was definitely in the Top 10!  We spent most of our time on the island of Santa […]

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Watermelon Feta Basil Salad https://www.thesurferskitchen.com/watermelon-feta-basil-salad/ https://www.thesurferskitchen.com/watermelon-feta-basil-salad/#respond Fri, 29 Jun 2018 12:00:08 +0000 https://www.thesurferskitchen.com/?p=9974 This watermelon-basil-feta salad is not really a recipe.  It is more of a suggestion. I read about this recipe years ago in some autobiography and it has stuck with me.  Until then, I only thought of watermelon as a fruit.  Something that you eat a big bowl of for a summer dessert.  I had never […]

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Sarasota Travel Guide: What to Eat and What to Do https://www.thesurferskitchen.com/sarasota-travel-guide-what-to-eat-and-what-to-do/ https://www.thesurferskitchen.com/sarasota-travel-guide-what-to-eat-and-what-to-do/#respond Wed, 27 Jun 2018 20:20:03 +0000 http://www.thesurferskitchen.com/?p=9967 I find the need to create all of these posts about places that we visit but until now hadn’t thought to create a post about where we live, work and play all the time.  Lots of people travel to Sarasota, Florida for vacation and are  looking for good places to eat, things to do and […]

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Best Ever Banana Bread https://www.thesurferskitchen.com/best-ever-banana-bread/ https://www.thesurferskitchen.com/best-ever-banana-bread/#respond Thu, 12 Apr 2018 11:00:07 +0000 http://www.thesurferskitchen.com/?p=9944 I am a sucker for quick breads, see pumpkin bread, chocolate fig bread and now this, the best ever banana bread.  There is something about using super ripe produce and making an entirely new creation.  Plus, I feel that it is sort of good for you, since you know, fruits and vegggies.  Ahem…. Anyhoo…..I seem […]

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Puerto Rican Bean Salad https://www.thesurferskitchen.com/puerto-rican-bean-salad/ https://www.thesurferskitchen.com/puerto-rican-bean-salad/#respond Mon, 09 Apr 2018 01:02:37 +0000 http://www.thesurferskitchen.com/?p=9924 Looking for a light summer salad?  This Puerto Rican bean salad is for you! Recently, we had a potluck baby shower at my office and I had no idea what to make.  I always get nervous about what to cook for a group.  I usually don’t want to bring a dessert and I really try […]

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Gluten Free Chocolate Fig Banana Bread https://www.thesurferskitchen.com/chocolate-fig-banana-bread/ https://www.thesurferskitchen.com/chocolate-fig-banana-bread/#respond Fri, 30 Mar 2018 14:14:23 +0000 http://www.thesurferskitchen.com/?p=9908 I bought dried figs to serve on our cheese platter for the holidays and then just forgot about them.  During some digging through our too deep cabinets, I found them and decided they must be used immediately. I had some ripe bananas on hand and a strong chocolate craving so I mixed them all together […]

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Chocolate Coconut High Protein Energy Bites https://www.thesurferskitchen.com/chocolate-coconut-high-protein-energy-bites/ https://www.thesurferskitchen.com/chocolate-coconut-high-protein-energy-bites/#respond Mon, 26 Mar 2018 20:59:46 +0000 http://www.thesurferskitchen.com/?p=9900 This recipe for chocolate protein energy balls started as a fail.  I was trying to make chocolate sea salt Rx bars and it just didn’t work out.  The mixture was a tad too sticky to cut nicely into bars and I had given up trying.  I was at my kitchen counter, pulling the failed chocolate […]

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Spinach Salad with Strawberries, Steak and Goat Cheese https://www.thesurferskitchen.com/spinach-salad-with-strawberries-steak-and-goat-cheese/ https://www.thesurferskitchen.com/spinach-salad-with-strawberries-steak-and-goat-cheese/#respond Thu, 15 Mar 2018 00:04:30 +0000 http://www.thesurferskitchen.com/?p=9885 Looking for the most perfect salad?  My spinach, strawberry salad topped with sliced steak and a sprinkling of goat cheese is pure perfection. This salad is barely a recipe but enough to share for a few of reasons. Reason 1: You would gladly pay upward of $15 to eat this at many restaurants. Reason 2:  […]

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