Magstar's Black Bean Soup
1 link chorizo (beef or pork, both are good)
1 medium yellow onion
2-3 garlic cloves, minced (honestly, I use 6-7)
1 green pepper, chopped (I use 2)
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (this girl uses 1-2 tsp)
1/2 tsp ground cumin (again 1-2, but really I just shake that shit in there until I think it looks good)
1/4 tsp sea salt
2 tbsp olive oil
3 c chicken broth (I have never measured this, just pour it in until it looks good...are you sensing a theme here? Maggie must have hated cooking with me.)
2 16oz cans of black beans, rinsed and drained
Cook first seven ingredients for 10 minutes. Add broth and beans and cook for another 20-30 minutes on low heat. Mash beans to thicken soup if you wish. Serve it up, garnish with cilantro, sour cream/yogurt, or cheese if you wish.
So I did write the original, but added my alterations as parenthetical asides, mostly so I could use the word parenthetical. I like big words. And good food. And leaving only one space between sentences, as old copywriting habits are hard to break. I just also think it looks good. Just like I think food should usually look as good as it taste. So make it pretty when you eat. Add a cloth napkin, or a garnish, just something that makes you appreciate what you're about to eat just a little bit more. It will taste even better. Promise.