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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.

Our Journey Towards Less Waste

By Fredrica Syren: For as long as we have been on this green journey, our goal has been to reduce our waste…. significantly. When we first started, we began recycling more and did reduce our trash. Instead of minimizing our waste, we ended up with lots of recycling. I know, …

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Unsustainable vs. Sustainable Fish

By Kim Robson: Four years ago, we reported on an alarming study that suggested ocean life is experiencing an unprecedented level of damage and facing possible mass extinction. Over-fishing, warming ocean temperatures, and the acidification of sea water has harmed the oceans far more than we ever realized. “We may be …

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Weekly Menu 6/10

This is the last week of school for all three kids and for Swedish School so many of dinners will be at school or school events. Monday Dinner at Swedish school for graduation Tuesday Lentil Soup Wednesday Pasta and Lentil Salad Thursday  Sweet and Spicy Stir fry End of school Bon …

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World Ocean Day and Running For Our Ocean

By Fredrica Syren: Today is World Ocean Day and today people around globe celebrate and honor the ocean which is essential for our survival. It’s a time to get together with your family, friends, community, and the planet to start creating a better future. Working together, we can and will protect …

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DIY Seed Pots from Common Household Items

By Fredrica Syren: I like to plant my seeds in recycled household items instead of store bought plastic trays and soil blocks or even pots. Instead of wasting money and creating more trash, I suggest inventing your own seeds pots. It’s easy. Growing plants from your own seeds puts all …

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Weekly Menu 6/3

Monday  Seitan with Fried Potatoes and Red Wine Sauce Tuesday Pasta and Vodka Tomato  Sauce Wednesday  Shiitake Mushroom Tacos Thursday BBQ Beans and Corn Bread Casserole Friday  Pizza Night  Saturday  Hasselback Potatoes served with Marinated Beans and Salad  Sunday  Spicy Peanut and Sriracha Tofu

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Things I Have Stopped Buying Since Going Zero Waste

By Fredrica Syren: Since going zero waste and learning to live a simpler life, my family and I have been enjoying the many benefits. Most important among these are reducing our environmental impact on the world, having more time, and experiencing better health. An extra bonus to our zero waste …

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Free Range Kids — Nature’s Calling

 By Fredrica Syren Sometimes when people come over to my house, they are a little horrified to run into my wild kids, who love being outdoors all day long and like to make mud cakes, spray each other with water, and get down and dirty. For me, this is just …

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Weekly Menu 5/27

Monday Memorial BBQ Tuesday 7-Layer Quinoa Dip Wednesday  Creamy Tomato Soup served with Cheese Crackersand Sundried Tomato Hummus Thursday Italian Meatballs in Tomato Sauceand pasta Friday  Pizza Night Saturday  Grilled Pesto and Tomato Bagel Sunday Seitan In Wine Marsala Saucewith Roasted Potatoes

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