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Recipe – Thai Pumpkin Soup

I am not a cook.

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Going Paleo can be tough. Sure, there are Paleo specific recipe books, websites, and meal plans available out there. Some of them can be complicated; where can I find Cactus in Calgary, Alberta? No where. That’s where.

First things first, I love the slow cooker. What is better than having a quick prep in the morning, then letting it cook over the day filling your house with the awesomeness that will be for supper. Super simple. Now that the weather is slowly slipping into winter, soup, chilli, and pot roasts will become more and more frequent.

Second, what is more in season right now than pumpkin? You can’t throw a stone in the supermarket without hitting at least three of them. Unfortunately, most of them will be reduced to living their lives on the front porch with a candle inside.

When we came across a recipe in an old slow cooker recipie book that was perfect for a Paleo family, and even better when the little one asked for seconds, I reckon it is time to share.

So here it is. Collect the below ingredients to feed 8 people

2 onions (chopped), 4 cloves of garlic (minced), 2tbsp ginger root (minced), 1tsp pepper, 2 stalks lemongrass (smashed and cut length wise), 1tbsp cumin, 8cups cubed pumpkin, 6cups stock (vegetable or chicken), 1cup coconut milk, 1tsp red curry paste, 1 lime (zest and juice)

1. Add oil to pan, saute onions for 3 minutes. Add garlic, ginger root, pepper, lemongrass and cumin. Cook for 1 minute then transfer to crock pot.
2. Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4.
3. Add curry paste, coconut milk, and lime and heat through.
4. Puree in batches in blender or food processor.
5. Try not to get soup on your nose when you lick the bowl.

To make it a meal, add a 1/4 cup of roasted pumpkin seeds. This will give you a vegetarian option with over 20g of protein.

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I don’t want my blog to turn into a recipie blog. I promise I will do my best to not let that happen.

The recipe was taken from ‘The Healthy Slow Cooker’ by Judith Finlayson

Disclosure of material connection: I have received no compensation for writing this post. I have no material connection to the brand, products, or services I have mentioned.

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