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Farm to table dinner

Saturdays are the day we as a family go to the one of the largest farmers markets in San Diego. We’ve been doing that since we moved so over 5 years and we love it. There is something so nice about getting to know who is growing your food and see their passion. We try hard to eat local and according to season and since we live here in Sunny San Diego and are blessed with great produce we really have no reason not to. The farmers markets now sell pretty much everything you need such as cheese, milk, egg, honey, bread, pasta, grains and beans, fish, chicken, meat as well as off course vegetable and fruits. 

Last night we had dinner made totally from food bought at the market. We ate marinated and BBQ Portobello mushrooms, avocado creamy potato salad, a mixed salad and for dessert wonderful juicy strawberries. The salad was wonderful and had an added kick from wasabi roasted nuts.
1/2 head of romaine lettuce
1 large carrot, grated
1 cup cherry tomatoes cut in half if large
1 cup sunflower sprouts
2 tbsp. flax seed oil
1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
Salt & pepper to taste
2/3 cup wasabi spiced nuts, chopped (or use any other spicy flavored nut)
In a large salad serving bowl, mix flax seed oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper,

Tear lettuce into bite size pieces. Combine lettuce, carrot, tomatoes, nuts and sprouts in the same bowl and toss salad with dressing right before serving. This way the salad won’t het soggy. 

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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.

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