Steamed Salmon with Sweet Ginger Soy Glaze

I can’t say enough good things about salmon. It’s rich in omega-3 fatty acids along with B vitamins, potassium, and antioxidants. Because studies have shown that it reduces the risk of heart disease, the American Heart Association recommends eating fish like salmon twice a week. Not only that, but it’s a also great source of lean protein, packing in 22- to 25-grams of protein per 3.5-ounce serving. It’s not all about nutrition, either. Salmon has a mild flavor and flaky texture that makes it taste good with almost anything. You can encrust it in pistachios, cook it with white wine and garlic, or turn it into this recipe for Steamed Salmon with Sweet Ginger Soy Glaze. It work just as well with Asian-inspired flavors as it does with French flavors!

The only problem with salmon is that it’s a little intimidating. People who haven’t cooked salmon before might not know that it also happens to be really easy to cook. Previously, our favorite, easy way to cook salmon used foil packets. Recently, we discovered that steamed salmon is even easier! Following this steamed salmon recipe is one of the best ways to introduce yourself to cooking salmon at home. It’s easy, fast, and requires little-to-no cleanup.

Salmon Poke Bowl Recipe with Quinoa

Meet my go-to lunch of late. This super healthy, flavor-packed, easy to make salmon poke bowl recipe with quinoa and loads of veggies.

Guys, this salmon poke bowl is so yummy. I ate this for lunch three days straight. Because one, it’s delicious. Two, with the quinoa and salmon cooked ahead of time, it is SO quick to make. And three, it’s super healthy—hello good fats (salmon and avocado) and protein (quinoa).

Let’s talk food prep.

At the beginning of the week, I often make a batch of quinoa to have on hand for quick, healthy lunches. I can’t recommend this enough. Quinoa is perfect for throwing into salads and it keeps for a good few days in the refrigerator.

Coffee Cake Recipe

One of my FAVORITE things to make for a breakfast get-together is coffee cake! This next recipe is quick and it is so buttery and cinnamon-y that everyone loves it. My mom first made it for me when I left for a summer camp as a teenager and I remember thinking, “I need to have this recipe in my life!” It was just too good.

Since then, I’ve tried a few coffee cake recipes before, but none come close to this one. It’s simple and has become a staple for many holiday morning celebrations. This cake is moist, soft, warm and full of cinnamon and sugar goodness.

No-Bake Blueberry Cheesecake

No-bake cheesecakes are always a great treat, no matter if it is summer or winter. They are dreamy creamy and oh so delicious. This No-Bake Blueberry Cheesecake is my new favorite. The blueberry taste is super intense, and the filling is so creamy, velvety, and smooth that I would love to lay in there.

Because I love to bake from scratch, I added homemade blueberry sauce to the filling. You could substitute with blueberry jam, but I really encourage you to make the blueberry sauce on your own. You need just 3 ingredients and it’s very easy to make.

Air Fryer Whole Chicken

The best use of your air fryer is making this rotisserie style air fryer whole chicken. The meat is juicy and the skin is extra crispy…you are going to love how easy it is!

I have made several things in my air fryer that I love, but I think this Air Fryer whole chicken is my new favorite.  The chicken is perfectly juicy and the skin is extra crispy.  My family gives it rave reviews!

Thai Chicken Coconut Curry

This is an easy Thai chicken curry that’s made in one skillet, ready in 20 minutes, and is naturally gluten-free. According to the computer-generated nutrition stats, there’s only 141 calories and 4 carbs per serving – no rice or naan included.

With cold weather upon us, nothing is better than diving into a bowl of this hearty yet healthy comfort food that’s layered with flavors. I could just drink the coconut milk-based sauce.

The curry is savory, salty, there’s natural sweetness from the sweet Vidalia onions, carrots, and coconut milk. There’s perfect acid balance from lime juice and a very gentle heat from the Thai red curry paste.

GINGER GARLIC BAKED SALMON

This baked salmon recipe comes from my very popular ginger garlic baked chicken. I have been making the chicken for years but never thought of using the same marinade for salmon.

Imagine baking the salmon with some ginger, garlic, honey, soy sauce, and oyster sauce.

Ginger and garlic are two of my favorite ingredients. I never run out of them in my kitchen.

In Asian cooking, they are two of the most important ingredients that impart amazing aromas and flavors to all kinds of food, especially when they are used to marinate protein such as chicken, meat, or seafood such as salmon.

The end result is SO good. The salmon is extremely flavorful and delightful.

One Pan Roasted Lemon Pepper Salmon and Garlic Parmesan Asparagus

Once you start making one pan meals on a sheet tray you’ll want to make them as often as possible. They are generally easy to make and they require less clean up. And when you can cook your veggie with your main dish, then why not?

This is a one pan dish that has the perfect combination of flavors! Lemon and parmesan were just made to go together, so I decided to go with a lemon pepper salmon and garlic parmesan asparagus – and indeed it made the perfect one pan dish. And prep couldn’t get any easier, this came together in no time! And I love how it also only takes 15 – 20 minutes to bake. The other great thing about this is that my whole family loved it! Picky eating kids included. I’m so glad that both of my girls are finally starting to love salmon! It took a long time for me to love it as a kid. I remember the first time I finally I liked it was when my grandma breaded it and deep fried it like chicken nuggets. Worked like a charm, key to getting a kid to like salmon. Smart grandma :). Now my thoughts on getting kids to like something – cover it with cheese, like so (as long as they don’t have a dairy allergy of course). When there’s cheese it’s got to be good!

Chocolate Lava Cake

This chocolate lava cake is so rich, fudgy, and downright indulgent. You won’t believe how easy this heavenly chocolate dessert is to make!

The best part about this chocolate lava cake is that it can be made hours in advance, and refrigerated until ready to serve. If you want to impress your guests with a warm dessert, this chocolate lava cake recipe is ready in a matter of minutes!

The Very Best Coconut Cake Recipe {from scratch}

I know ya’ll just want this recipe for Coconut Cake, but I do have a point to my story. I feel like I am one of those wise women now telling YOU a secret. Enjoy life. Embrace it. LIVE your life. Make memories.

If you’re going to eat dessert (which I highly encourage), eat the most amazing dessert possible. Not the whole cake. That’s where friends and family come in. That’s where the laughter and the memories come in! Bake it together. Eat it together. ENJOY LIFE!