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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.

REVIEW: American Shield Backpack

 When you love a minimalistic life (as we do) and favor not buying unnecessary things, once you do need something, you favor items high in quality that will last longer. My husband desperately needed a new backpack after his was too broken to fix. He searched for a backpack that …

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Mushroom Stroganoff

This a vegan take on a very classic dish that is perfect on a cold day and it sure is comfort food. I like to make mine in the crockpot so I have dinner ready when we get home. We eat our stroganoff with pasta but it goes well with …

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How to Make Sure Your Child Breathes Healthy Classroom Air

By Fredrica Syren: How sure are you that your child’s classroom is filled with education, not harmful chemicals or dust? As a parent, it’s so important to be your children’s advocate and to make sure their schools, especially the classrooms, do not contain anything that may pose a health risk. …

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Weekly Menu #29

Happy Monday! Here is my weekly menu.               Monday Buddha Bowl with brown rice, vegan chorizoand lots of veggies             Tuesday Pasta with Mushroom and Chive sauce             Wednesday Quinoa and bean tacos served with …

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Spring Class Schedule

We have some fun classes coming up this spring you don’t want to miss.           Essential oil make-and-take class for girls We will be making a perfume roller using see through rollers with crystals inside and a gold lid, a diffuser bracelet using lava beads and …

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Moms Don’t Get Sick Leave: How To Survive

By Fredrica Syren: After our family’s relatively healthy fall and winter, my husband and I had just commented on how lucky we have been. Yes, I know: that was a jinx. Before I knew it, one by one, all three kids got sick. Oh, so much fun!!! After spending a …

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Weekly Menu #29

A new week and another weekly menu.           Monday Yellow Lentil Dahl served with Lemon Rice             Tuesday Black Bean Chili           Wednesday Chili and Balsamic Roasted Vegetables and Beans Thursday Dinner at friends house Friday Pizza …

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Pad Thai Noodles in a Spicy Peanut Sauce

I love stir-fry noodles because it’s fast to make and it’s easy to add lots of vegetables to the dish.             16 ounces Pad Thai noodles 1 tbsp. coconut oil ½ cup mushrooms, sliced thin ¼ cup scallions, chopped 1 cup broccoli florets, cut into …

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The Stinging Truth about Stinging Nettles

By Fredrica Syren: The other day someone told me they found stinging nettle and I could barely contain my excitement. Stingingnettle is one of the earliest green plants to emerge each spring in many cold climates and is worth the hard work of finding them, picking them without getting a …

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My Zero Waste Hacks

By Fredrica Syren:  As we continue our zero waste journey, we have developed many “hacks,” which of course are just simple ideas for reducing waste. You can find many great zero waste hacks on social media. Here are some of my zero waste hacks that help reduce waste without too …

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