Fry a handful of garlic, onions and green peppers in the bottom of a saucepan with a splash of olive oil Once fried up, add 4 cups of water with 2 bouillon cubes and boil this mixture
Add 2 cups of veggies (meat optional) in any configuration. Here’s my suggestion for veggie soup:
Could be more or less of any of these things. Frozen or fresh are okay, as long as they are 2 cups or less: Broccoli Carrots Cabbage (Napa preferred) Celery Diced potatoes Cauliflower Peas (Whatever you want) Add 1/8 cup quick barley. If you want more barley, add another cup of broth because it absorbs liquid. Spice it up as desired. I usually add a few shakes of pepper and maybe one shake of red pepper.
Simmer on low for :30 minutes, almost covered. Serves one as a big meal or two with a side dish.