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Extract from Magic Soup • By Nicole Pisani and Kate Adams • Published by Orion Books

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Time
45 mins
Serves
2

Magic Soup
Magic soup, Kate discovered, is what Mauritian women eat after
having a baby to get back in shape while getting as much nutrition
as possible. We fell in love with the name and it always reminds us
to make a batch of soup when we’re feeling in need of a burst of
delicious healthiness. We’ve created a version of our own, with a
combination of the best metabolism-boosting, fat-burning spices,
including cayenne pepper, turmeric, cinnamon, ginger, black
pepper, cardamom and cumin.

Posted by Orion Books Published See Orion Books's 81 projects » © 2020 Nicole Pisani / Orion Books · Reproduced with permission. · MAGIC SOUP by Nicole Pisani & Kate Adams is published in hardback by Orion in February 2015, priced £18.99; eBook £9.99
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  • Step 1

    Rinse the split peas thoroughly and put them in a saucepan with
    1 litre water, the cayenne pepper and turmeric, and bring to the boil.
    Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook gently for about 50 minutes,
    or until the split peas are soft and broken up. Remove half the split
    peas and process to a smooth consistency in a blender (or use
    a stick blender), then return them to the pan with the rest and
    stir through.

  • Step 2

    Heat the coconut oil in a large frying pan, add the onion and cook
    gently for about 10 minutes, or until soft. Add the spices and
    continue to cook for about 5 minutes, until the aromas are released.
    Add the spinach to the pan and stir until it has wilted. Heat through
    the split pea soup, divide among 2 serving bowls and top with the
    spiced spinach and onions. Garnish with toasted mixed seeds.

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