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Win a copy of Magic Soup

27/02/2015 by Kate in Tips 56


I’m thrilled to say we have 5 copies of the book, Magic Soup, to give away to Flat Tummy Club readers.

All you need to do to enter is pop a comment below. Tell me your favourite soup or a memory of soup from your childhood. Thanks and Good Luck! xx


It was making soup that really encouraged me to start cooking from scratch and eat more healthily without going on any kind of rigid deprivation diet. A few years ago, I was two and a half stone overweight, stressed out at work and generally fed up! I finally decided enough was enough and I needed to change what and how I was eating and how I was living. It turned out that soup made things much easier; I could lose my wheat belly while eating so many more vegetables and fresh ingredients than before. Ready meals were banished, I cleared out my cupboards and my recipe repertoire slowly but surely increased.

The irony is that I’ve always been interested in good and healthy food. I was the health publisher at Penguin for six years and so I knew my mung beans from my split peas; I just didn’t know how to make them taste delicious! Now I get the best of both worlds. I love to see what healthy foods are coming to the forefront each season and equally Nicole and I both love to come up with delicious ways of cooking them. This year seems to be the year of kale, buckwheat and fermented foods. Watch this space… and try the Caldo Verde or the Carrot & Roasted Buckwheat.

I have too many favourites in the book. I discovered Portuguese Chicken and Lemon soup years ago when I first lost weight, and it’s still so satisfying every time we make it. Nicole has really helped me to be more adventurous and add flavours to old favourites; I now love making a dal soup and adding different spices or simmering a whole chicken in aromatic broth. I never used to cook whole chickens, now I never buy chicken breasts!

Courgette & Za’atar

So while I don’t mind a green juice every now and then, at this time of the year I’d rather go healthy with a cleansing soup like the original Magic Soup, inspired by a trip to Mauritius many years ago when I learned that women there would eat this amazing ‘magic’ soup in the months after having a baby as it was both nutritious and helped them get their shape back. What a great name, I thought, and the seed for Magic Soup was sewn!

Simply put a comment for your chance to win one of five copies. Thanks!


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56 Responses to “Win a copy of Magic Soup”

  1. sara hamilton says:

    butternut squash and chickpea soup

  2. Annie says:

    How exciting! I would love to win a copy of the book. My favourite soup is carrot and orange, which my mother used to make often and I have fond memories, but I think it may be an acquired taste as my husband hates it so I don’t make it nearly as much as I would like to! Annie x

  3. Susan boons says:

    My favourite soup when I was young and still is, is tomato soup, only now I like the home made fresh version simple but so homely and delicious

  4. vera town says:

    My favourite soup has to be celery, it’s so tasty and very good for digestion and as a diuretic.

    Thanks vera town

  5. sally says:

    Best soup in world – Chicken noodle.
    It can be dressed up or down

  6. Angus Graham says:

    Any form of chicken soup. It has always been either an instant energy boost or made me feel better when I was cold or not well.

  7. Karen Nurse says:

    Roasted tomato and red pepper

  8. Lou says:

    I make a spinach, garlic mushroom & cashew nut butter which is pretty tasty! : )

  9. Pippa Rickard says:

    Butternut , leek and bacon soup. Easy to make it especially with frozen bns and wolfed down by the whole family!

  10. Hazel Prince says:

    A memory from my childhood is homemade tomato soup with any additional veg from my Grandpas allotment plus the addition of pearl barley. Perhaps it was guaranteed to fill me up !

  11. vince adams says:

    I love the soups of course but I am really impressed with your side planks, how long do last like that ?

  12. Desiree says:

    I do really love soups! One of my favorite recipe is the pumpkin and carrot one and if you add it a little of turmeric and pepper is even better :)

  13. Elizabeth Richards says:

    My most favourite soup is the eternal classic – MINESTRONE – thick, steaming, full of vegetables, pasta, and parmesan grated on top. Nothing better on a chilly evening – winter or summer – my kind of soul food!

  14. Melissa Peacock says:

    A spicy chicken noodle soup – just thinking about it makes me feel healthy. Might just have a whizz up a batch this weekend…

  15. Hannah Lewis says:

    My favourite soup is that old classic, leek and potato soup. I have been making it a lot recently as it is also one of my 13-month old son’s favourites. I also chuck in some lentils and a pinch of chilli and blend it until smooth. Yum!

  16. Clare Scott says:

    I adore soups and have convinced my 4 and 5 year old to eat any number of vegetables by offering lots of “toppers” on the table from poached eggs to greek yoghurt, grated cheese or feta, chutneys or relishes, dukkah and seeds. They have so much fun customising their soups. My absolute favourite soup is a curried green split pea topped with kasundi (an Indian courgette relish), in fact we just had a bowl for supper this evening.

  17. Fiona Brown says:

    When I was little we usually had soup for Sunday Lunch before I went to Sunday School, my favourite was Chicken Rice soup, I still make it but it is never quite as good as my Mums!

  18. Helen says:

    Heinz tomato soup for tea on a rainy Sunday…perfect!

  19. lou bourke says:

    Potato & leak soup is my fav

  20. lou bourke says:

    leak & potato

  21. jen says:

    Borscht. The best soup by far – and has kept the Eastern Europeans healthy for years!

  22. Elaine says:

    Lentil! It’s healthy, heart warming and always has to be home made. x

  23. Olivia says:

    Must be the chicken soup which is always heartwarming :)

  24. Lilian says:

    I love an Italian style soup with faro and a big handful of spinach added just before serving. In the summer my favourite is avocado soup

  25. Liz Swain says:

    My favourite changes all the time; this week I am loving split pea, coconut and kale , My dad was a passionate soup man, his favourites to make for us were simple red lentil and garlic and a delicious mushroom; I remember a Dutch friend used to make a lovely brown bean and ham soup.

  26. Admittedly my favorite soup is chicken but I am super excited about trying some of these soups!

  27. juliette says:

    my grandma’s chicken soup is the best memory. as a veggie i dont now eat it but do make it for my children and just the smell evokes fabulous memories of her

  28. aly says:

    french onion

  29. Sue says:

    Leek and potato. My mum uses chicken stock and adds tarragon and some nutmeg, absolutely delicious!

  30. Dympna Haywood says:

    This original book has become my best friend, so delighted a publisher has finally caught on to this wonderful companion :) – Thank you

    • Kate says:

      Ah thank you, we really enjoyed putting the original ebook together and then felt very spoilt doing the shoots for the published book!

  31. Laura says:

    I’d love to win a copy of the Magic Soup book, thank you! I’ve just dusted of my blender at giving it a workout. Most memorable soup from my childhood is hands down my grandma’s homemade chicken soup, so yummy! I remember she made her own stock as well! I’m trying my best to make my own at the moment….not perfected it just yet! One I’m currently making is butternut squash and smokey bacon…so easy and delicious!! Ps

  32. Georgia says:

    I can’t live without soup and have some at least twice a day. My favourite soups are lentil, betroot, spinach and broccoli and many more. Thanks

  33. Sonia Gavira says:

    Tomato and red pepper soup thickened with red lentils and spiced with some cayenne pepper. My children who have a real aversion to anything resembling a vegetable, call it bolognaise soup! I tell them they are eating fruit soup anyway!

  34. katherine says:

    I’ve just bought a soup maker, so a soup book would be wonderful. I love most soups, especially home made. My favourite from childhood is a rich vegetable soup, always a must when not feeling too well.

  35. Adriana says:

    my fav is minestrone soup!!! with a dollop of pesto…

  36. Rebecca says:

    Parsnip and apple

  37. Heloise Love says:

    Potao Leak but with non fat.Greek Yog instead of Cream

  38. Julie Willingham says:

    My favourite soup is chicken. Wonderful memories of my Nans homemade chicken soup, on a Saturday when all the family got together, we would all be greeted with a bowl as we walked through the door!

  39. I love chicken noodle soup, but hate tommatoes

  40. Barbara mcdowall says:

    Leek and potato is my favourite but I love trying new soup recipes.

  41. George says:

    Taste along with smell can transport you right back in time, my favourite soup is coconut fish soup.
    My mother used to make this when I lived in Zanzibar. I have no idea what fish she used and mine never seems to taste as good but it’s still my go to food whenever I feel in need of comfort.

  42. Sue says:

    Kale, with any other green veg I have + the addition of some chillies. Yum

  43. nicola says:

    beetroot or carrot and sweet potato, hard to decide

  44. Caroline says:

    Homemade spicy lentil :-)

  45. Wendy says:

    My favourite soup is a traditional chicken soup common name (Jewish penicillin)
    It always picks me up after illness to this day and never fails to satisfy. Mmmmmmmmm

  46. Elaine says:

    I love all soup but my favourite has to be Spring Vegetable. All those lovely fresh vegetables and of course made with home made stock from the chicken carcass – sublime!

  47. Katie says:

    A superb soup is gazpacho. It is so tasty and cooling. You can have ‘seconds’ without too much worry.

  48. Deborah says:

    Butternut Squash with chili and ginger – yum

  49. Huda says:

    I could survive on soups and salads alone. Lentil soup is my favorite by far!

  50. Sandra says:

    Mu mum used to make the most delicous split pea and ham soup using the stock from a ham bone; it’s one of my abiding ‘food memories’ of growing up in Glasgow. We were never well off, and mum really taught me the value of a tasty, cheap and nourishing soup that fills you up. My favourite soup of the moment is spinach and lentil – a Swedish friend tells me that it’s a popular dish in her country, with the addition of a poached egg in the bowl. Having just adopted some ex-battery hens who are laying two or three fab eggs for me each day, and as long as I can keep the girls off my spinach in the veg garden, I reckon I’ve’cracked’ this one!

  51. Emma Baldwin says:

    My favourite soup is freshly made broccoli and stilton soup. Healthy veg with a naughty touch of cheese! Yum

  52. Karen says:

    ooo its so hard but I have to admit although I have always loved my mums home -made soups my daughter can whip up a fab carrot and barley soup which is so chunky and just fantastic with crusty warm bread

  53. Almaz Hayet says:

    Mixed bean soup.

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