Browsing Archive: December, 2021

Vegan Steel Cut Oatmeal with coconut milk

Posted by San Luis Obispo Mom on Tuesday, December 28, 2021, In : Vegan 
I had a lot of coconut milk leftover so I decided to make steel cut oatmeal with coconut milk and have some to save for the next few days for breakfast. I think it makes a delicious dessert too. This is vegan and gluten-free. It only requires 5 ingredients with an optional 6th ingredient.

  • I used 80% of a can of Lite Coconut Milk as I had used a bit of it for a meal and these are leftover, but you can just use the whole can. (unsweetened) (I used field Day organic and a full can w...

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Vegan and Gluten-Free Pancake and Waffle Mix

Posted by San Luis Obispo Mom on Monday, December 27, 2021, In : Vegan 
Today, I tried a vegan and gluten free waffle recipe to use with my new Waffle Wow waffle maker Kawaii Snacks edition (Kawaii Fun Snacks Mini Waffle Maker - 7 Different Food Emoji Designs Featuring an Avocado, Pizza, Ramen, Taco & More) that I received as a Christmas gift this year by a family member. This waffle maker makes cute shapes that are so exciting for the kids!

I typically don't do anything extra when I am making waffles instead of pancakes, recipe wise, so I am going into this w...
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Vegan and Gluten-free Sugar Cookies for Santa This Year

Posted by San Luis Obispo Mom on Friday, December 24, 2021, In : Vegan 
Merry Christmas Eve!

This year, Santa is going to be served vegan cookies.

2021 brought a lot of changes in our home: one of them is a family member started having health-related issues and we had to change and be mindful of what we bring to the dinner table.

Because of this new change, I've learned to bake and cook with more vegan products. Notably, we are not a vegan family but we're just bringing in more vegan meals and focusing more on a plant-based diet to help with a health issue. I hope...
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Holiday Events for December 2021 Week 3

Posted by San Luis Obispo Mom on Saturday, December 11, 2021, In : Holidays 

Week 3 Events for December 2021 kicks off with the Tin City Parade on Dec 16th! To see events for the previous week, go to the previous blog posts:

To see all upcoming events in San Luis Obispo County, go to:

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Working Mom versus Non-Working Mom

Posted by San Luis Obispo Mom on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, In : Mom Life 
Many moms in America have faced the challenges of dealing with society's expectations, finding one's identity and making sure we haven't failed as a mother.

I was a stay-at-home-mom for years and it was mostly my choice. However, it didn't come without personal dilemmas. After a couple of years of motherhood, I started getting insecure when others would ask me if I was going to stay a stay-at-home-mom when my child starts school. At the beginning, it didn't bother me when I was holding my baby...
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San Luis Obispo Mom Originally from San Diego, California, I'm a San Diego State University alumna, veteran's wife and mom of two kids who were born two years apart. After living on the East Coast for 6 years, we now reside in San Luis Obispo County and here, the exploration continues.
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