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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.

How to Reduce Chemicals from Your Life

By Fredrica Syren: Unfortunately, many items at home, as well as products we buy, contain harmful chemicals. The problem is a lack of restrictions to prevent manufacturers from using chemicals in their products. It is impossible to protect against all harmful chemicals. But it is possible to avoid several of …

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Our Plant-Based, family Weekly Menu

Ahhh spring break is here and two full weeks with my kiddos. This week we’re traveling so we’ll eat out more than normal therefore this week is short but sweet. Monday Traveling             Tuesday Bulgur and Bean Patties served with roasted vegetables and a fresh …

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Swedish Youth Activist Shows that Kids Make a Difference

By Fredrica Syren: Friday a couple of weeks ago, my daughter and some of her friends skipped school to attend the walk-out climate strike that took place all over the world. What most people might not know is that this walk-out happened thanks to one young activist all the way …

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4 Eco-Friendly Spring Cleaning Ideas

The birds are chirping, the sun is shining, and the flowers are in full bloom. Spring is here, signaling the start of a new season and an opportunity to embrace a fresh, new beginning. What better way to feel revitalized than by cleaning out your house? Before you grab your …

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Weekly Menu #35

I was getting a bit bored of my recipes so this week I had some fun trying a few new recipes.                 Monday Rustic Lentil Stew             Tuesday Beet and cauliflower Soup             …

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Zero Waste–Things NEVER To Put Down the Drain

By Fredrica Syren: No place in a home — other than the drain — do we discard waste and never think about it again. It might seem like a convenient way to get rid of unwanted liquid waste and be done with it, but truth is that whatever goes down …

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DIY Essential Oil Household Cleaner Class

Here is the next class happening! Make sure to sign up and learn how to make your own household cleaners.   Make and Take Plant-Based and Toxic Free Household Cleaners Common household cleaners contains an array of chemicals which are harmful to your family, pets and the planet. It’s easy …

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Plant-based Weekly Family Menu

It’s harvest time on Green Mom Homestead and to avoid wasting veggies all of our meals contains lots of veggies and even our breakfasts sometime has green like kale in them.             Monday French Buckwheat Neatloaf served with roasted veggies             …

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Plant-Based Family Dinner Weekly Menu

This week is a short week because we’re going out of town this weekend but here are four days of dinner menu.               Monday Enchilada Casserole               Tuesday Black Bean Soup             Wednesday …

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Enchilada Casserole

If you like enchiladas but are discourage because of all the work making them enchilada casserole is your answer. Instead of pulling filling in a tortilla and rolling them up you simply just layer all the ingredients in a casserole dish. I usually make the filling with beans and whatever …

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