I’m getting a little sick… but that’s ok. I use these times as opportunities to perfect my soup-making skills. This is what I just came up with yesterday. It’s pretty good.
Basically just boil everything together…
2 liters of water
1 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
2 packets/4 bullion cubes chicken broth
100-150g of small raw beef cubes
5 whole garlic cloves (yum!)
fistfull of minced cilantro (Yes, I found cilantro here!!!!)
1 lemon worth of lemon juice
1 hot red pepper, sliced
2 medium potatoes, cubed and fried (careful not to splash oil in your eye like I did… ouch)
2 tablespoons ground basil
1 cup of lentils (optional)
salt and pepper to taste (before you add the raw beef so you CAN taste it)
Boil forever, then simmer for a long time… let it sit on your back balcony overnight to cool, and then reheat on the stove in small portions… at least, that’s what I do.