Lemon Garlic Salmon

Healthy and loaded with flavor! Just what this lazy Sunday needs.

Sunday dinners are always boring. I usually throw a frozen pizza in the oven or something simple like that. But I’m shaking things up today!

Baked salmon is probably one of my favorite things to eat with a little bit of rice, a nice garden salad and some wine.

This recipe is really easy to make and fast, you can pair salmon with just about anything (rice, potatoes, salad, you name it)!

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Pictured below is the raw salmon and below that is the  rosemary, lemon and garlic marinade. Pure heaven!




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Let me know if you try this recipe and how it turned out! Tag #cookingwithyve on Instagram so I can see all your beautiful creations 🙂




  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 salmon fillets, skin removed
  • Lemon wedges, for serving


  1. In a bowl, mix the olive oil, salt, pepper, lemon zest, rosemary, thyme and garlic. Add the salmon in and coat with the marinade. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 400F (205C)
  3. Place salmon on a tin foil lined baking sheet and drizzle the rest of the marinade over it. Bake for 10 minutes.
  4. Garnish with lemon wedges and serve

Coconut Milk Thyme Chicken

Hello everyone! Hope y’all have been doing well. I haven’t posted in a while and I have no real excuse sooooo. YEH!

Anyways, today I made coconut milk thyme chicken and rice for dinner. Everyone knows how to make rice so I didn’t include that in this recipe. This chicken however is just as easy to make and fast too. I cooked from frozen chicken and everything (including the rice) was ready in about 40 minutes.

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Before switching the chicken to the casserole dish

The garlic, thyme and coconut milk all combine so nicely!

Happy Sunday! Let me know what you think of this recipe either on my my tumblr or in the comments below!


  • 4 chicken drumsticks
  • salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 tablespoon butter
  • ¾ teaspoons of dried thyme
  • 3 garlic cloves; minced or diced
  • 1/2 cups coconut milk


  1. Preheat oven to 375F degrees.
  2. Season chicken with salt and pepper.
  3. Heat olive oil and butter in a pan. When the butter is melted, add in the chicken till chicken is brown on the outside
  4. Add thyme and garlic; cook and stir for 30 seconds.
  5. Transfer chicken into a casserole dish and pour in the coconut milk. Bake until chicken is cooked (about 30 minutes)

Berry mango smoothie 

Hey hey! So I’ve been on a bit of a smoothie binge since I made that mango lassi. 😍 I just feel so healthy!

Anyways, I decided for dinner I would have a smoothie because I had a rather large lunch (we all know I’m going to snack later but whatever)!

I need to have two tablespoons of flax seed each day for my stomach issues and I’m always looking for fun ways to make eating flax seed fun! So I decided to try it in a smoothie. I found a few frozen berries and mangos in my fridge and knew exactly what I was going to make! THIS:

I think I’ve found a new staple smoothie and I’m in love! Anyways, try out the recipe below and let me know what you think!


1/2 cup Soy milk

3/4 cup Frozen raspberries

1/2 cup Frozen Mangoes

2 tablespoons Brown sugar

3/4 cup water

1/2 cup Frozen mixed berries

2 tablespoons Flax seed

1. Pour the milk in a food processor and add the raspberries. Blend them till you get an even consistency

2. Add the mangoes, brown sugar and water and blend again till you get an even consistency.

3. Blend in the frozen mixed berries and flax seed till even.
Tip: you might want to use a wooden spoon to help along your blender 🙂