Asian Slow Cooker Recipes Review

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The Asian Slow Cooker cookbook provides great new flavors to try in your slow cooker. These simple and delicious recipes will have your favorite Asian dishes waiting for you right when you get home.

With the press of a button, you can make authentic dishes that are healthier and tastier than their restaurant counterparts.

You’ll experience a wide variety of flavors; choose spicy, vegetarian, noodles or rice.

There are even recipes that have 5 ingredients or less. Extra long day? Kelly’s fuss-free one-pot and skillet recipes will have dinner on the table in 30 minutes or less?and with only one pan to wash, cleanup will be a breeze.Whether you’re in the mood for General Tso’s Chicken, Pad Thai Noodles with Chicken, Beef Chow Fun, Panang Curry, Mapo Tofu or Tom Yum Hot and Sour Soup, you can have fast, delicious meals every day of the week the easy way.

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My Review:

I was intrigued by the idea of cooking Asian food in my slow cooker.  I use my slow cooker all the time (Five Easy Crockpot Recipes, Slow Cooker Short Ribs), but I had never used it to cook any kind of Asian food.

I tried the recipe for Sweet and Sour chicken, but substituted a pork tenderloin:

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The meal turned out so tender and flavorful. My family loved it!! This recipe was a huge hit and I will be sure to make it again. The directions were easy to follow and I didn’t have to adjust any times.

With categories as diverse as Ditch the Takeout, 5 Ingredients or Less, One Pot & Skillet, Skip The Stove-Top, Fiery Favorites, Meatless Mondays, Sensational Soups and Delectable Desserts, we will have new recipes to try for a long time to come!! I think I will try Lemon Chicken next, followed by Summer Rolls with Glazed Brown Sugar Pork and Mandarin Orange Cheesecake.

Is your mouth watering yet? I highly recommend Asian Slow Cooker Recipes. Even if you’re a beginner, there are plenty of helpful hints and tips. Give it a try!!

About the Author:

Kelly is the blogger behind Life Made Sweeter. She is a self-taught baker and specializes in Asian cuisine. You kelly-biocan often find her in the kitchen dreaming up tasty new dishes that are quick and easy to make for her family. She enjoys using her slow cooker and adding a fun and healthy twist to many classic favorites.

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Explosive Decompression Book Review

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>Isaac Asimov meets Charles Dickens with a dash of Jonathan Swift…

In a world that is a science experiment gone horrifyingly wrong, scientist Audrey Novak awakes from a centuries-long sleep to discover that her work has been used to create an appalling world. Aided by commoners, bots, and another refugee from 20th century America, Audrey takes on the power elites on Earth and on the Moon in a novel that is equal parts adventure, science gone haywire, and rollicking humor. ?
A sampling of acclaim for John L. Sheppard
“Sheppard’s characters pretend not to be funny, to not be emotional, to not need each other, when of course, they are and they do. There’s a clarity to the chaos, the restraint, the vulnerability Sheppard creates, something so human and essential you can’t help but turn the page.”
–Entropy magazine
“…an easy affection for his characters and a sense of natural, unforced humor.”
–Booklist
“…You have a good time seeing someone have a bad time. It’s fun…”
–Padgett Powell
“…raw feeling and taut smart prose.”
–Sam Lipsyte
“The author grips you from the beginning, I couldn’t have put it down if I wanted.”
–Amazon reviewer

My Review:

I wasn’t sure what to think of Explosive Decompression when I first started reading it.  It is in your face and shocking, but still funny and sweet.  It’s definitely genre-defying.  Calling it science fiction would not be enough. Explosive Decompression is a cross between a hardboiled detective story from the 1940s and a Buck Rogers serial, if Sam Spade and/or Buck were a foulmouthed tiny female scientist.

There is violence, nudity, swearing and sex scenes (although not graphic). These are all things I am not a big fan of in the books I read, but somehow it all works. I was also impressed by how well Sheppard wrote for a female protagonist.  I really identified with the “girly” part of Audrey, who loves pink and keeping her hands clean and being cute (something has plagued me for many years 😉

My only complaint about the story (tongue-in-cheek) is its portrayal of a future Canadian government.  Could Canadians every be anything other than nice?

I highly recommend Explosion Decompression for lovers of science fiction, political satire, and the generally irreverent (ala Christopher Moore).  A must read!!!

I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are 100% my own.

About the Author:

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John L. Sheppard wrote the novels After the Jump, No Brass, No Ammo and Small Town Punk.

 

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