Interview with Kelly Kwok about her new book ~ The Asian Slow Cooker Cookbook


I reviewed The Asian Slow Cooker Recipes by Kelly Kwok I also had a chance to catch up and have a quick chat with her. The book has given us great ideas, we tried a couple of the recipes and they were spot on.

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1)   Welcome to Defining Ways Kelly can you tell me a little bit about


I’m happy to be here! I’m a mom of two and I blog over at Life Made

Sweeter where I share family friendly recipes and easy sweet treats. 

2) When did you start to cook? Do you have any fun stories about cooking bloopers?

I’ve always had a strong interest in cooking so I began following my parents

around in the kitchen ever since I can remember. They started giving me easy

 tasks to do when I was 12 then by the time I was 14 I began making our

 family’s meals all by myself.

There have been a few mishaps though. I remember constantly forgetting that

I left the stove on and walking away while I was boiling soup. Needless to

say there were many messes I’ve had to clean up during those years 🙂


3) I love the dedication in your book. To your Mon and in Loving Memory of

your guardian Angels. I think the heart and soul of any home is the kitchen,

can you tell us about any Kitchen Guardian Angels?


Thank you. Growing up, the kitchen has always been a place for our entire

family to gather and spend time together. We would sit down and make

spring rolls together while catching up on what everyone was up to.

One of my fondest memories was when my grandma would tell us stories from

her childhood. Now that she’s no longer with us, I still feel that strong

connection with her anytime I make one of her favorite dishes.


4) I grew up with pressure cooker meals (the city of my childhood has very high

altitude and thus cooking takes longer). Today I use both a pressure cooker

and a slow cooker. Are there any other fun kitchen gadgets you have as

practical favorites?

A rice cooker is definitely a kitchen gadget we use daily. It’s not only great for

cooking that perfect bowl of steaming rice, it can cook oatmeal and steam

veggies as well.


5) Is there anything else you’d like to share with our guests her a Defining



Thanks so much for having me here today. Hopefully I can inspire some of

you to try adding some new flavors to your slow cooker meals 🙂

New blends of tastes in Asian cuisine for me

I love cookbooks. This one has several fabulous pluses. To start
with the book is dedicated to amongst others the authors Guardian Angels and I
guess they know their spices.

I made the Teriyaki chicken recipe and my family was very
impressed. My husband has earmarked a few pages, so I am in for great treats! 
I love the book and here are a few of the reasons:
-The images are clear and very inviting. 
-The recipes are easy to follow. 
-The book is divided and indexed in a fun clever way.
I think this book is great for all crockpot users; beginners and
experts alike. 

The Asian Slow Cooker Cookbook

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.
the-asian-slow-cooker-coverThere 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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Kelly is the blogger behind Life Made Sweeter. She is a self-taught baker and specializes in Asian cuisine. You can 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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