Easiest soup on the planet -- good hot or cold, ready in 20 minutes, tops. 4 main ingredients. Simply delicious. Company worthy. You're welcome to roast your own peppers, but I use canned or jarred peppers, including the juice. I blend it with a stick blender; you could also use your blender but it's just one more thing to wash! Use any color onion you choose. Adjust the seasonings according to preference and use from 4-8 oz of regular or low fat cream cheese.