Feb. 19, 2010, 8 a.m. by SMARTBRIDE

Friday Fitness: Soup's On!


Hey there Blushing Brides,

Soup’s gotten a bad rap from those who have tried the cabbage soup diet, but the soup recipes we've cooked up are sure to impress your palate!

Tell me, how do your taste buds react to the thought of a warm, delicious, Malaysian Coconut Soup? Mouth-watering right? I thought so!

One of my favourite restaurants in Toronto, FOUR, invited me to their kitchen so I could learn how to make this soup at home.

All the meals at FOUR are nutritionally balanced and are less than 650 calories, so you can enjoy this soup guilt-free! Watch me in the kitchen with head chef Matt Rosen creating this delectable Malaysian masterpiece!

Malaysian Coconut Soup

Yield: 4 portions


  • 4 cups Coconut chicken broth (see recipe below)

  • ½ cup Corn kernels

  • ½ cup Green peas

  • 4 oz. Chicken breast, cooked

  • 1¾ tsp Fresh coriander


1. Add corn, peas and chicken to broth and bring to a boil.
2. Once warmed through, evenly distribute soup into four bowls and garnish with coriander.

Coconut Chicken Broth

Yield: 1 L


  • 1 1/3 cups Carrots, diced

  • 1 1/3 cups Celery, diced

  • 1 1/3 cups Red pepper, diced

  • 1 tsp Minced garlic

  • 2 tbsp Fresh ginger

  • ¼ tsp Lime leaves

  • 1/3 cup + 2 tsp Spanish onions, diced

  • 0.5 L Chicken stock

  • ¼ cup Coconut milk

  • 1 tsp Vegetable oil

  • 1½ tsp Yellow curry paste

  • ¼ tsp Turmeric spice

  • ¼ tsp Curry powder

  • ¼ pc Cinnamon stick


  1. In an adequate size pot, sauté carrots, celery, red pepper and onion in vegetable oil.
  2. Using a food processor, puree garlic and ginger, adding 2 tsp of coconut milk.
  3. Add curry powder, turmeric and curry paste to the garlic and ginger mix (noted above) and puree to a smooth paste.
  4. Once vegetables are golden brown, add paste to mixture and continue to cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  5. Mix remaining ingredients, bring to boil and cook for 10 minutes.

Next week I’ll be sure to share a move you can do at home so you can show off your back in a strapless gown!


About our Guest Blogger: Sammie Kennedy
Sammie Kennedy started Booty Camp Fitness in 2007. In three short years the business has grown to more than 90 locations across Canada because of her focus on fun, friendly fitness that keeps ladies coming back for more. Over the course of the next few months, Sammie will share healthy eating tips and fitness advice that you can use as you prepare for your big day.

Friday Fitness Tips from Sammie at Booty Camp Fitness:

  1. Wedding Planning Season is ON!

  2. Want Arms Like Michelle Obama?

  3. Soup's On!