Happy Healthy Homestead

Summer Veggie Quinoa Bowl

This recipe is super simple, summer-ish, and delicious. You can add more or take items out per your taste. I have people in my house that won’t eat mushrooms (I don’t understand it!). 🙂 Ingredients:

Canned Pickles

I canned pickles for the first time two years ago. The flavor was great but the texture was a bit too mushy. Come to find out – I did everything wrong… To get crispy pickles

Veggie & Chicken Stir Fry

I love this recipe because it tastes so fresh and light with the summer veggies, fresh lime juice, green onions and cilantro. Also, I am a huge fan of my cast iron. It makes the

Banana Muffins (GF)

I was on a hike with the kids and as we were walking past my neighbor’s house we see her from afar and say hello. She tells us she’s making banana bread. That immediately sounds

Nourishing Chicken Soup

This is our family’s go to soup during the cold/flu season as a preventative. I make a large batch that we eat for a few meals and then I freeze the leftovers. I purposefully do

Chicken Tikki

This is a recipe to add to your winter comfort foods list. During the colder months we have a lot of soups and stews. It’s nice to have a recipe like this in between soup

Simple Preschool Lunch Ideas

In our house, breakfast and dinner tend to be the most nutritious meals. If its the weekend we usually pack a healthy snack in replace of lunch to take with us to the beach or

Pizza Soup

I have a list of soups we eat regularly and rotate through and this is one of our favorites that we never get tired of. You can easily customize it to make it more to

Homemade Applesauce

This past October we went apple picking at a you-pick orchard about an hour from our house near Half Moon Bay. I heard that Fuji, Gala, and Honeycrisp tend to make the best applesauce so


This is one of those perfect comfort food meals to add to your fall recipe list. You can dial up or down the spice depending on how spicy you like your jambalaya. The way I