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21.1.13

Onions Are My Favorite Vegetable....REALLY! 10 Great Onion Recipes: Healthy Eating

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My kids ask me, "What's your favorite vegetable?" My answer is always: ONIONS. 

"That's not a vegetable...they're just something people put in things."

Their answer reaffirms my belief that onions are a truly under appreciated vegetable. Yeah, they are something people put into thing.... they are something that people put into most recipes.
Could you image stews and soups without onions? Onions versatility and necessity are enormous. 

And you probably didn't know that they are extremely nutritious too: filled with sulfur which is important for your brain and nervous system, along with being one of the only sources of Quercitin, which has many health benefits... one of the most important being antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties that are so critical for protecting you from illness in the winter.

So, go easy on the onion rings, but other wise indulge all you want in low calorie, highly nutritious: onions.


French Onion Soup
French Onion Soup
Pickled Red Onions
Pickled Red Onions
Spanish Omelette: Onions & Potatoes
Spanish Omelette: Onions & Potatoes
Onion Rings
Onion Rings
Fontina, Speck, Onion Strata
Fontina, Speck, Onion Strata
Onion Chutney
Onion Chutney
Pan-Fried Caramelized Onion Dip
Pan-Fried Caramelized Onion Dip


Onion Biscuit GF DF
Onion Biscuit GF DF


Weekly Menu Plan:


Meatless Monday: Onion & Goat Cheese Quiche

Tuesday: Hot Dogs with Sauerkraut, Baked Beans & Tater Tots

Wednesday: Mushroom Risotto with Kale


Friday: Cod with Mustard Caper Sauce, Roasted Potatoes and Spinach


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24 comments:

  1. I think that next to tomatoes, onions are my favorite vegetable. We eat up to 10 onions a week. I saute a medium onion to go with my eggs 2 or three days a week. We eat roasted roots and tubers with two or three onions in them a couple of times a week. Great stuff.

    Dan @ ZenPresence.com

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    1. Ah a kindred spirit... so good to hear.

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  2. Onions really are so good! Mark hates them though, he'll actually pick them out of salads and burgers since they're not cooked. I'm always hiding onions in our soups though.

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    1. There are plenty of people that hate onions, though I think they don't even notice them in a lot of things. So I guess you have to get your onion fix out of the house. I always love when their is a choice to get onion rings instead of fries.

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  3. I love onions too! I'm going to check now a few of these great recipes, thanks!!

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    1. I thought of you today. I was looking at the new cookbook: Jerusalem. Could you recommend a good cookbook of food of Israel?

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  4. I LOVE onions!!! But, my kids feel the same way and they won't eat them if they know they're in a dish.

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    1. I don't get why it's love or hate with onions?

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  5. Onions are one of my favorites. Raw onion has started to bother my stomach so I'll have to stick with cooked. I really like your blog.

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    1. Thanks so much... yeah, I can't eat too many raw. I like pickled ones on a burger they seem to be easier on my stomach and my breath.

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  6. Onions are amazing and delicious! I like to buy 6-9 lbs every two weeks. We try to eat them raw when we can...the mild Vidalias or sweet yellows are so good. Thanks for the recipes; they look really good!

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    1. I love to meet other onion fans... hope you enjoy the recipes.

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    1. Maybe we should form a club: The Onioners or something equally silly.

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  8. Drooling over the onion rings...

    I love caramelized onions -- they add such a flavor punch to lots of dishes. Pinning this list for future reference, and it looks like there are some keepers on here!

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    1. Onion rings make me weak too... glad you like the list.

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  9. Hi,

    Oh, I love onions!! You have a nice blog.

    We are hosting our first party. We would like to invite you to link up and party with us.

    Thanks!!
    The Busy Bee's,
    Myrna and Joye.

    http://thebusybhive.blogspot.com/

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    1. Quite a party for a first one... well planned. Good luck to you.

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  10. Diane! Onions are one of my favorite vegetables too.. hence my onion soup. WHICH btw, thank you for linking to! speaking of which, i need to make this again. DEEEE-vine! :)

    thank you for sharing with us at the Wednesday Fresh Foods Link Up. I hope to see you again this week with more seasonal and real/whole food posts! xo, kristy

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  11. Just love 'em and am coincidentally in the process of doing a recipe post for my fave onion recipe ever: French Onion Soup! Thank you for sharing and delighted you popped by Seasonal Celebration Wednesday.Hope to welcome you back tomorrow! Rebecca @ Natural Mothers Network x

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