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Fredrica Syren, the author and founder of Green-Mom.com, was born in Sweden. Her mother was a classically trained chef who introduced her to many eclectic flavors and skills at a young age. Her mom’s passion for the outdoors and gardening planted the seed for her own love of nature and healthy eating. She received a degree in journalism and has worked as a print, Internet and broadcasting journalist for many years with big businesses within Europe and the United States. After her mom was diagnosed with terminal cancer and she with pre-cancer, Fredrica changed her career to become a full time yoga teacher and activist. A longtime world traveler, foodie and career woman, she was exposed to many facets of life, but nothing inspired her more than becoming a mom. After her first-born, Fredrica began a food blog focusing on local, seasonal, organic & vegetarian dishes. Years of food blogging developed into the cookbook Yummy in My Tummy, Healthy Cooking for the Whole Family. Upon the arrival of her second child, Fredrica founded Green-Mom.com. Her vision was to establish a site providing insight about gardening, home and personal care, baby & child, and of course food & nutrition. Green-Mom.com hosts many talented writers shedding light on ways to incorporate eco-friendly and nutritious practices for busy families. She is an advocate for organic, local and sustainable businesses. Fredrica hopes to inspire social change through her lifestyle, passion and business. Fredrica lives with her husband James Harker-Syren and their three children in San Diego, CA.

Homemade Cleaning Products Class

Come learn how to make your own chemical-free, zero waste and all-natural household cleaning products. In this class, you will learn how to make toilet bombs, disinfectant wipes, all-purpose cleaners and a soft scrub from ingredients you mostly have at home. You will get to make and take home a …

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Weekly Menu 1/20/20

I have had kids home sick for the past two week (not same kid) so fingers crossed we’re soon done with disease for this month. When you’re stuck home gives you more time for cooking and nothing taste better than home cooked food when you have been sick and I …

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Weekly Menu 1/13/20

Monday  Posole Tuesday Mushroom Tacos Wednesday  Spinach and mushroom filled crepes and side salad Thursday Pasta with sundried tomato sauce Friday Pizza Saturday Provencal Tofu Casserole Sunday Walnut Neatballs in creamy sauce Dessert: Raw Strawberry Crumble cake

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Italian Meatballs in Tomato sauce

I’ve been craving Italian food lately and one thing my husband misses sometimes are italian meatballs. It’s hard to make vegan neatballs that stays together as you cook them but I was not about to give up. I made them with shiitake mushrooms, walnuts and just a little vital gluten …

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Weekly Menu 1/6/20

Monday: Moussaka served with tzatziki and flat bread Tuesday: Russian Beet Soup Wednesday: Pasta and lentil salad Thursday: Dinner and friends! Friday: Pesto potatoes salad Saturday: Pizza rolls served with a large mixed salad Sunday: Vegan Spinach and potato frittata Dessert: Carrot Cup Cake

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Fighting Kids’ Colds Naturally with Essential Oils

 Colds are going around and I know we’re next. Kids’ colds, ear infections and runny noses are part of childhood, and I try to treat them as naturally as possible by using essential oils to help my kids feel better as soon as possible. I use essential oils for everything …

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Out and About in Zero Waste Style

It’s been a couple of years since we committed to a zero waste life style, which means we try not to create any waste. How’s it going, you wonder? Actually, it’s going well and, sure, we do face challenges sometimes. Lots of people ask me how we manage to spend a day out and about with kids but not create waste. As a family, we …

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Happy New Year!

We’re counting down the hours until 2020 and next year we have so much to look forward to, a documentary and a new book. I can’t wait to share it all with you. Love Fredrika, James, Bella, Noah and Liam

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Weekly Menu 12/30/19

Monday Spinach Cesar Salad Tuesday  New Years Eve Party Wednesday Vegan Broccoli Quiche Thursday Neatballs in mushroom gravy with steamed veggies Friday Peanut Curry Saturday   Pizza with sundried tomato sauce Sunday Leftovers  Sweet Treat! Coconut Pannacotta with balsamic marinated strawberries

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Meatless Monday — Cream Of Mushroom Soup

I think we all have heard of comfort food. It’s a special dish, usually something from our childhood, that makes us feel good. I find it fascinating how food can bring back good memories. My comfort food is cream of mushroom soup. When I was a little girl and traveled …

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