A slow cooker is a helpful kitchen gadget for busy weeks or when you just aren't up for spending hours in the kitchen. Today’s recipe for Slow Cooker Thai Coconut Soup is one of those "set-it-and-forget-it" meals that comes together in a flash! It tastes like you put a lot of effort into the recipe as the longer cook time allows the flavors to develop all while you are spending time outside the kitchen either getting work done, spending time at the gym, or living your best life. I love that the soup is veggie-packed and the broth is creamy and satisfying!
If you have the time to chop and prep your vegetables, that is certainly an option! I opted to purchase a few "convenience" items allowing me to assemble the recipe in my slow cooker in under 5 minutes. I saved time cutting, chopping, and cleaning with pre-chopped, frozen butternut squash and pre-prepped cauliflower rice. These ingredients are available at Independent Grocers or Superstore. I have also found cauliflower rice and frozen butternut squash at Costco. I loved the addition of red curry paste from Thai Kitchen - the paste packs a ton of flavor for no extra sugars or fats.
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* Use light coconut milk to lower the fats
** Purchase pre-riced cauliflower from the President's Choice brand or the "Cauliflower Snow" from Costco. Alternatively, make it yourself by added cauliflower to a food processor.
*** Pick up diced, frozen butternut squash from the President's Choice brand or prepare your own. The recipe calls for about 1/2 a butternut squash or 375g.