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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 8/19/19

Monday Stirfry with spicy peanut sauce and rice Tuesday  Lettuce Wraps Wednesday Roasted Vegetable Soup served with Fast Baking Bread Thursday  Pesto Zoodles Friday Picnic of different Toasts for when we’re at an outdoor Concert by the bay Saturday Pasta Puttanesca Sunday Mango Seitan Casserole served over rice

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Stirfry Vegatables and Rice with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Peanut sauce ¼ cup creamy peanut butter1 tbsp bragg’s liquid aminos or other light soy sauce1 tbsp mellow miso1 tbsp rice vinegar2 tsp sriracha sauce1/2 tbsp agave nectar½ cup coconut milk  Blend everything to a smooth sauce. 4 servings of rice2 tbsp Vegetable broth2 cups shredded red cabbage2 medium carrots, …

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Zero Waste Makeup Brands

By Fredrica Syren: Hello. My name is Fredrica, and I love makeup!  When I went zero waste, I thought I would have to give up makeup and that made me sad …. So, naturally it was one of the last parts of my personal care regime to be traded in …

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Weekly Menu 8/12

Monday Pasta with Vodka sauce Tuesday Mustard Roasted Potatoes served with Chickpea Salad Wednesday Lentil and Tomato Stew Thursday Vegan Broccoli Quiche Friday Pizza with friends  Saturday Curried Quinoa with Apples and Broccoli served with Bread and Mixed salad Sunday Ginger Carrot Soup served with Crackers and Hummus

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Mustard Roasted Potatoes and Chickpea Salad

This has been one of our favorite summer foods lately because it’s easy to make a head and eat as a picnic.  4 large potatoes diced into cubes, if organic or homegrown, keep skin on2 tbsp olive oil 3 tbs maple syrup3 tbs whole grain mustardA pinch of salt and black …

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Homemade Tomato Ketchup

This time of year, the tomatoes are super sweet and since we grow lots of tomatoes on our homestead I make tomato ketchup that is magical. My secret is that I add a little rosehip powder to it because it gives it a fuller taste, but you can also make …

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Weekly Menu 8/5-12

Monday Greek food with marinated beans, hummus, pitas, lemon riceand mixed tomato and red onion salad.  Tuesday Bean Tacos Wednesday Vegan Sushi Thursday Red Curry Friday Pizza Saturday Lasagna Verde Sunday Butternut Squash Enchiladas Something sweet: Rhubarb Cake

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Our Journey Towards Financial Freedom

By Fredrica Syren: In 2013 our third child had just been born when we moved to Sweden. I noticed that my husband was not quite himself. He was losing lots of weight and was not as happy as he usually had been. I sized this up as a result of …

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Weekly Menu 7/29-8/4

Monday Traveling Day Tuesday Tofu and Coconut Stew Wednesday  Carrot Soup with Cream Top and apple bread Thursday Dinner at Friend’s house Friday  Dinner out Saturday Lemon Risotto Sunday Pasta and Tomato Sauce

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Benefits of Dry Brushing

By Fredrica Syren: Of the different things I do to stay healthy, dry bushing must be one of my favorites. Dry brushing, also called exfoliating, is the practice of scrubbing down your dry skin with a scratchy brush. Sounds like torture, perhaps? I swear it’s much nicer than it sounds, …

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