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Soup of the Day... R 
Mar. 13, 2012 11:53 am 
Updated: Mar. 13, 2012 6:25 pm
for Red Pepper Soup with cheddar dumplings.  Now, this one is interesting, to say the least!  Red peppers, tomatoes, potato, lightly sweetened with a carrot and orange juice (of all things!)

For the soup:
2 T olive oil
1 large onion, sliced
4 cloves of garlic, minced
1 med carrot, chopped
1 large potato, sliced
3 large red bell peppers
1 can (14ozs) diced tomato
3 strips of orange peel
1/2 t ginger
1/2 t salt
1 glass of water
juice of 3 oranges
pepper to taste

Heat oil in large pot.  Add onion and fry about 5 mins. until soft.  Add garlic, potato, red peppers and carrot.  Cover and simmer 8-10 mins.
Add tomatoes, orange peels, ginger and water.  Bring to a boil, reduce, and simmer covered for 15 mins.

For the Dumplings:
1/4 C shredded cheddar
1 egg, + 1 egg yoke
1/4 C wheat flour
pepper to taste
3 T fresh parsley, chopped

Mix all ingredients, and drop onto soup by the tsp.  Cover, and simmer until dumplings are done, about 15 mins.

Remove dumplings, orange peels, and set aside. 
Cool soup slightly, and puree.
Return soup to pot to re-heat.  Add the orange juice.

Serve in warm bowls, with the dumplings on the side.

Being an egg/flour dumpling, they were rather stodgy, but I fear that a "baking powder" style dumpling would melt into the soup itself!  I was also interested in that other recipes called for either chicken or vegetable stock, which seems would change the flavor somewhat.  Other than chopping the veg's this went together pretty quickly, I thought, and was well worth the effort. 

This one might also taste great served cold, on a hot summer day!  Well, minus the dumplings, anyway!

so, be happy, be healthy, cook crazy!  (only EIGHT more soups to go...!)

Mar. 13, 2012 12:29 pm
omgosh Stevie....this sounds so good i am going to make this and eat what i can & divide the rest for the freezer so i can have some later...thanks so much...i can't wait...was this a recipe or your own ??? will be good i know...later friend...judy
Mar. 13, 2012 4:57 pm
I agree with Judy! This sounds really good and satisfing. I think I found another Lenten dinner. Thanks Stevie!
Mar. 13, 2012 5:38 pm
Judy, I found this recipe somewhere on the net... don't ask where, I don't have a clue, but it sounded good! I hope you enjoy! Be well, friend, and chat with ya later!
Mar. 13, 2012 5:40 pm
BigShotsMom, it is a pretty hearty soup, I have to admit! Next time, I might omit the "dumplings," and have some buttered crusty bread on the side! Be well, friend!
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Started cooking many years ago, and learned as I went. First meal may have been "steak & chips" at age 15, in Birmingham England, where I lived for several years. Mostly grew up in MI, transplanted to the desert 30yrs ago, or so. Favorite cookbook is "Better Homes", also enjoy "Great British Cooking, a well kept secret." Hesitate to call myself "expert," but friends do rave...
My favorite things to cook
Italian has been my "specialty" for some time, and my "signature" meal is Lasagne, salad, garlic bread, which I first made 20yrs ago... from SCRATCH, very first time I made it. (Never again, folks...) Now start with a big jar of sauce!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanks to my heritage, I have enjoyed trying foods from different cultures. We still have beer battered fish, and chips of course; ground meat dishes often, chicken occasionally, pork too. I would love to submit a bean dip recipe, however, my ex who gave me the original has passed, and I have no way to verify that it didn't come from another source! I also enjoy British cooking (with a few yankee twists) and once made Plum puddings, also known as Christmas puddings, as far as I know... what an ordeal that was, but well worth the effort. Today, there is mail order!
My cooking triumphs
Greatest triumph was not too long ago, when I held a sit down dinner for 12, Lasagne being the entree. It was a fund raiser I chose to sponsor, and am proud to say that "we" raised over $1000 from that meal alone, minimum donation being $25. All proceeds collected were donated; my partner and I provided the meal and beverages.
My cooking tragedies
MEATLOAF of all things! Went through a stage of "winging" it each time, and I pulled one after another out of the oven that were almost unedible. As yet, not too big on baking... no sweet tooth here! Have dabbled, but find doughs/pastries especially difficult, perhaps as it's 90 degrees in my kitchen much of the year.
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