Who is sloCooking

What is sloCooking?

Modern moms need a break. Here at sloCooking I write about ways to achieve balance. Balance at home, in the kitchen, by providing tools for the modern mom to wing it while she cooks. I’ve found that so many modern moms like myself struggle with “do it all syndrome.”

To combat this I have a full fledged passion for fast family meals. As you’ll see one of the things my readers love most is Tips Tuesday. I’m looking forward to having you along on this journey.

Who is sloCooking?

I’m Heather Thomas, author & creative mastermind behind sloCooking. What started as a project to keep this modern mom busy while a toddler (now 11) napped has turned into a mission.  For the past eleven years my husband and I owned & operated Two Cooks Catering here in San Luis Obispo. The hubs was our executive chef and I ran the business – planned menus, orchestrated events and worked hand-in-hard with our clients. We specialized in farm-to-table cuisine. We sourced produce from local farmer’s markets, meats from around the county and fish caught along the Central Coast. In December 2016 we closed our business for my husband to take an Executive Pastry Chef position with a local restaurant group, and I’m back writing full time.


Just a little  fun.

little heatherCan You Cook?
Yes, I certainly can. I grew up spending time in the kitchen. See… photographic evidence from my mom. 1974, I was 3!

If You’re Making Dinner for Just Yourself – What Do You Make?
If I’m cooking for just myself I really can go for just a baked potato.

You’re Making Dinner for Someone Special – What Do You Make?
When I was first living on my own and wanted to impress you with my cooking skills I’d make my “Parmesan-yogurt chicken.” I made it so much when my husband and I were dating that I couldn’t make it for MANY YEARS after we were married!

If You Have to Pick, What’s the Best Dish You Cook?
Hard to pick just one, but lately I’ve got a good feel for making Chinese, Japanese & Thai foods.

Do You Butter Corn on the Cob by Rolling? Or by Wrapping It In a Piece of Buttered Bread?
Rolling of course – the other way is weird.

Do You Like Your Baked Potato Plain or the Works?
With the works and don’t forget the sour cream & bacon bits (of course these days it’s dairy free sour cream for me)

Fries or Tater Tots?
Fries of course, but specifically from In & Out

Ketchup or Mustard?

Sweet or Spicy?

Pretzels or Beer Nuts?

What is Your Favorite Flavor of Milkshake?
Used to be vanilla – but I rarely make them now that I’m allergic to milk

Do You Like Your Ice Cream in a Cone or a Bowl?
Cone, and I really like the vanilla soy frozen yogurt from Trader Joe’s

Coke or Pepsi?
Coke because it tastes like cinnamon