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Green Smoothies—Health in a Cup

By Fredrica Syren: My life is crazy busy sometimes, and that’s when I find myself forgetting to eat or having to eat on the fly. Food on the fly is not a good idea by any means and, at the same time, it’s hard to make something that’s fast and …

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How To Enjoy Tomatoes All Year Around

By Larraine Roulston: If you are fortunate enough to be producing a bumper crop of tomatoes this year, or if you find that your local farmers’ market has an abundant supply, this is an opportunity to start filling your pantry. Taking advantage of overripe tomatoes will allow you to enjoy the …

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Sesame & Sunflower Seed Crackers

By Fredrica Syren: I love making my own crackers because they are healthier, pretty easy to make and cheaper. These taste so good as a snack, with a cup of tea, or a smoothie. 2 cups spelt flour; save some for the kneading 1/2 cup all-purpose white flour 3/4 cup sunflower …

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Peanut and Chocolate Chip Cookies

By Fredrica Syren: Oh, how I love summer break. Long days outside, lots of fun, sleeping in. And picnics. Of course no picnic is complete without cookies, and one of our favorite cookie recipes is this one. It has the perfect balance of salt from the peanuts and sweetness from …

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Strawberry and Spinach Salad—Taste of Summer

By Fredrica Syren: I’m so excited to have strawberry season once again. These little sweet and juicy berries get me going. I swear I could live on strawberries! A couple of years ago, I ate an amazing salad with strawberries and spinach at Whole Foods. Ever since, I’ve been dreaming …

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My Good Morning Gluten Free and Vegan Pancakes

By Fredrica Syren: This pancake recipe is by far my kids’ favorite. None of them are gluten intolerant, but since their dad is and I’m vegan, I was determined to create a recipe we all could enjoy. These pancakes are filled with nutrients and protein, and taste best with fresh …

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Coconut Curry Pumpkin Soup

By Fredrica Syren: My friend Cori gave me lots of large pumpkins that she grew this fall. I roasted and pureed most of them, and froze them. Cooking with pumpkins is lots of work but so worth the time and effort. Not only does it taste great but it is …

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Fresh and Clean Flavorful Popsicles

By Dawna Matthews: With its warmer days and sunshine leading the way, spring is around the corner. When the weather starts to heat up, my daughter craves lighter fare and popsicles to cool her down. I can definitely relate — as a child, I loved running around the yard and …

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Staple Foods: So Easy To Make, Why Buy Them?

https://green-mom.com/oat-crackers-2/#.XOWjHi-ZPBUBy Fredrica Syren: As part of our family’s commitment to decrease our carbon footprint, we’re working on reducing waste and, therefore, we have lots of do-it-yourself projects going on. While some have not worked, most have. Our homemade staples contain no “iffy” additives, and save money, waste and our planet. …

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Cauliflower Mac’n Cheese

By Fredrica Syren: Real homemade mac & cheese is a weakness of mine, but it’s hard to think about all that cheese and creaminess without starting to feel myself bloating. So I never make it. I’ve realized, though, that pureed cauliflower is incredibly creamy, so I got an idea to use …

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