I don’t know about you, but it’s been ridiculously and unnecessarily cold where I live this winter. When it’s so cold out, all I can think about is ways to keep warm. One nice, tasty way to keep warm is by eating soup. I fully admit to eating soup from a can on numerous occasions. But I also really enjoy making my own soup. Soup is one of those dishes that can seem kind of intimidating, but is actually pretty simple (At least to start. Once you feel more confident in your cooking abilities you can advance to fancy soups too). I’m going to show you the basic formula for soup making using the black bean soup I made for dinner the other night as an example.