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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.

Zero Waste Christmas Gift Ideas

By Fredrica Syren:  Zero waste and Christmas seem so opposite. It’s hard to imagine how you can even attempt to accomplish a zero waste holiday at all. So much waste is created from excessive food waste, disposable products, wrapping paper and — oh, let’s not forget — all the gifts that may …

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Spinach Cesar Salad

This is a salad I made from a recipe from Forks over knives but I changed it slightly using spinach instead or kale, added salt to the quinoa and added dill and garlic powder to the dressing. The dressing is so good I could seriously eat it with a spoon!!! …

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Weekly Menu 09/12/19

Monday Loaded Potato Nachos Tuesday Mushroom Tacos Wednesday Quinoa soup Thursday Vegan Ramen with crispy tofu Friday Lentil Tomato Soup  with garlic bread Saturday White beans in dilly tomato sauce with roasted potatoes and kale salad

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Wipe Your Tears and Nose with a Hankie

By Fredrica Syren: When I was a little girl my grandfather always carried a cloth handkerchief in his pocket. They were nice blue ones and he would get a brand new one that was folded neatly every morning. Nowadays handkerchiefs seem to have gone out of style and but I …

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Fig and pumpkin seed bread

We never buy bread because it’s cheaper to bake your own, it tastes better and there are no additives in it. So about a couple of times of month I bake a lot of bread and freeze. That way we always have fresh bread accessible. This fig and pumpkin seed …

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Why Teaching Kids Cooking Skills Is So Important

 My husband can’t cook for the life of him. Ok, well, he can kind of scramble some eggs and make pancakes from a mix. But that’s it. He says it’s because, as a child, he had no interest in learning to cook, and no one felt the need to teach him. This is the reason he believes whole heartedly that all three of our kids …

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Weekly Menu 12/02/19

Monday Roasted Vegetable Soup and Home Baked Walnut Bread Tuesday Bean tostada  Wednesday  Potato lasagna  Thursday Polenta Terrine served with Mixed Salad Friday Pizza Saturday Spicy Peanut Noodles Sunday BBQ Beans and Corn Bread Casserole served with steamed broccoli Dessert: Sesame and Lemon Cookies

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Zero Waste Thanksgiving Feast and Decorations

By Fredrica Syren: I feel that we tend to spend a ridiculous amount of money and create lots of waste during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays just to have a wonderful family meal. Pretty much every year, my family hosts Thanksgiving. Over recent years, though, I’ve become focused on (a.) …

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Weekly Menu 25/11/19

Monday Cream of Mushroom Soup Tuesday Potato nachos with lentil filling served with mango, lettuce and guacamole. Basically, I slice and roast potato slices that has been dusted with garlic, smoked paprika powder and salt. until crispy in a F400 oven. Wednesday Bouillabaisse soup served with garlic bread Thanksgiving Seitan roast Roasted potatoes …

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