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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.

Weekly Menu 10/21

Monday Carrot ginger soup served with home baked bread and oil-free hummus Tuesday Quinoa and bean nachos with guacamole, cheese sauce, pickled red onions and lots of veggies Wednesday Pasta with Dijon creamy quorn stew and steamed broccoli Thursday  Loaded sweet potato fries Friday Potluck dinner at school Saturday  Kichari served with …

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Outdoor Play for Every Child

By Fredrica Syren: These days, so many kids spend less and less time outdoors, and use less of their imaginations to make up games and play. A study by the Outdoor Foundation showed that outdoor activity among children ages 6 to 17 is declining, with the sharpest fall taking place …

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Weekly Menu 10/14

Monday Pumpkin tortilla soup served with cheese quesadillas triangles Tuesday  Bean tacos served with guacemole, salsa, homemade tortillas Wednesday  Stir fry with whole wheat noodles Thursday  Pot pie served with a large mixed salad Friday  Beet burgers, buns, avocado, pickled red onion and mixed salad Saturday  Fruity Seitan casserole served with …

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4 Easy and Effective Sustainable Gardening Tips

By Natalie Wilson: It is now more important than ever to teach your children about sustainable living. Living sustainably, or at least as sustainably as you and your family can manage, is a great way to reduce the use of our planet’s natural resources. And when it comes to your garden, …

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How to Become a Conscious Consumer

By Fredrica Syren: Have you ever asked yourself how some products we buy can be so cheap? Over time I began to question how on earth a store can make a profit on a super cheap item while getting the materials, shipping the materials to a factory, and maybe even having …

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Weekly Family Menu 10/7

Monday  White Bean and kale Soup with Home Baked Bread Tuesday  Tacos with Chorizo and Bean Filling, homemade pico de gallo and guacamole  Wednesday  Spaghetti Squash and Tomato Sauce Casserole Thursday  Red Tofu Thai Curry Friday Portobello mushroom burgers on home baked bread, pickled red onion, and side salad Saturday Lentil Shakshuka …

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Benefits of Minimalism

By Fredrica Syren: The philosophy of minimalism is to own less and live intentionally—it’s a simple concept that begins with decluttering your life, beginning with possessions you have been conditioned to think you need. For my family, it was one of the best decisions we have made, and we have been …

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Weekly Menu 9/30

Monday Curry Pumpkin Soup served with Home Baked Bread Tuesday Yam and Black Bean Enchiladas Wednesday  Pasta with Vodka Pasta Sauce Thursday  Adobo Stew with Rice Friday Tex-Mex Bean Burgers with homemade fries Saturday  Vegan Sushi Sunday  Bean Chili Sweet Ending: Cardamom Pear Cake

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Weekly Menu 9/23

Monday Lentil curry Tuesday  Rolled tacos served with guacamole, pico de gallo and mixed salad Wednesday  Stroganoff with Pasta Thursday Creamy Mushroom soup served with walnut toast Friday  Pizza Saturday  Seitan in a Masala Wine Sauce Sunday Vegan Crab Cakes Sweet Ending: Apple and Almond Cake

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