Nov 13

Cookbook Number 11 Soup Can Make You Thin by Fiona Kirk and Jean Barr

Soup Can Make You Thin is one of Mr A’s cookbooks and one that I had not read or cooked from. Two things inspired me to take this cookbook off the shelf:

1) I tend to crave soup as soon as the weather gets nippy. I love a steaming bowl of soup for lunch or for dinner and have even been known to have it for breakfast. Every autumn I look for new soup ideas and recipes to add to my repertoire

2) My sister came to visit for 2 weeks and let’s just say we indulged a bit! After 2 weeks full of afternoon teas, leisurely 4 course lunches, sumptuous suppers, and naughty treats, I felt the need to lighten up my meals.

The authors of this book devised a diet to lose weight based around soup. This is the cookbook that accompanies the diet. “But are these soups delicious” I asked myself. I certainly have had quite a few “diet” soups in my day. I shudder at the thought of cabbage soup. I was pleasantly surprised to find a book full with 50 soup recipes that look really flavourful. Not only does the book have autumnal/winter warming soups but refreshing summer soups as well.

Corpulent Capers: Spicy Meatball Soup

Spicy Meatball Soup

You will enjoy this book whether you are following the diet, trying to cut back on calories or simply looking for delicious soup recipes. There are soups for vegans, vegetarians, pescatarians and meat lovers alike. You will be delighted with recipes such as Duck Broth with Egg Noodles and Bok Choy, Parsley Soup with Chicken, Aduki Bean Soup, and Red Onion Soup with Feta cheese.

As I am making soup for lunch for both Mr A and I, I was delighted to find a recipe for a spicy meatball soup as Mr A is a fan of meatballs. I was delighted with the result. The soup is chocked full of vegetables such as tomato, courgette, kale and carrot. Chili gives it a nice kick and the meatballs and added beef stock give it a nice meaty richness. It is a very satisfying bowl of soup. I certainly will make this soup again.

I have to say that I am glad I discovered this book amongst my 200 plus cookbook collection. The recipes are clearly written, are easy to follow and cook. The fact that they are good for the waistline and healthy are a real plus!

You can find this book at good local book stores and on Amazon by clicking the image,

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