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Vegan Broccoli Quiche

I love me a good quiche and this is one of our favorite that my kids like as well. It’s the perfect picnic food and we usually eat it with a side of salad. I promise you this quiche is simple! This quiche is gluten-free but alternative can be made …

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The Need to Save Our Oceans Is Now

By Fredrica Syren: Every other breath we take comes from the Ocean’s breath — from the oxygen produced by its phytoplankton and its rich marine plant life. Oceans cover 71% of our planet and today humans are harming the oceans far more than we realized.  There are multiple factors harming our …

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Elderflower and Culinary Uses

By Emma Grace Fairchild: Its lacy fragrant blooms and summertime decadence make elderflower a special plant. Easily found in yards and forests for wild harvesting, its light floral nature makes it beautifully suitable for teas, jams, syrups and cordials. Because of its versatility and availability, elderflower is a taste that can …

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My Reading List for This Summer

By Fredrica Syren: I try to read books as much as possible throughout the year but must admit it’s difficult to find the time with 3 kids, a homestead and a husband who travels a lot. Then comes summer break and I can read a lot. Here are some of …

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Should We Ban Balloons?

By Larraine: For decades, balloons have been ringing in the New Year. Their round and heart shapes are found in many locations. Entertainers and festival organizers display them to draw crowds. Retailers showcase balloons to generate sales. Hospitals use them to offer “get well” wishes — universities to congratulate. Corporate …

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Weekly Menu #12

By Fredrica Syren: School is back in full swing now and all our “normal” activities is on so life is busy but making a meal planning and a weekly menu is how I make sure both me and my husband knows what we’re eating each day and plan accordingly. Meatballs …

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Vegan Pierogis

Pierogis are polish dumplings stuffed with a filling of traditionally meat or sauerkrauts and potatoes. I like to make mine with either potatoes and beans or a mince vegan meat with flavors of Mexico. Pierogis are great for kid’s school lunch or for a picnic or a snack. I like …

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Soy Patties or Meatballs with the Perfect Mushroom Gravy

By Fredrica Syren: In Sweden where I’m from there is a classic comfort food of beef patties with a creamy gravy. I make my own vegan version of this dish and we eat it with boiled potatoes and steamed broccoli. This gravy is truly amazing and goes with mashed potatoes …

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Zero-Waste Family Of Five — No Paper Towels

By Fredrica Syren: When people become parents, they tend start using more paper towels. They are convenient for spills, cleaning messy hands and faces, and wiping runny noses. When my oldest was 2 years old, we gave up paper towels. Yes, you read that right: I did the opposite. I …

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Roundup Found in Children’s Breakfast Cereals

By Kim Robson: If you’ve been reading Green Mom articles for any length of time, you’ve probably noticed that we are not fans of Big Agribusiness giant Monsanto and their signature product, Roundup weed killer. Recently, a cancer patient who’d used Roundup extensively in his job as a groundskeeper won …

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