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Onions

GOOD STUFF TO KNOW ABOUT ONIONS

There are folks out there who say they don’t like onions, but it might be because of that fear of onion eyes (remedies for Onion-Burning Eye Syndrome are listed under “Cooking and Eating Tips”). Onions are extremely good for you! They are low in calories and high in fiber and vitamin C, with many trace minerals and other vitamins, too. Besides sources of apples and tea, the flavonoid called quercetin is found in onions, and is a reputable antioxidant. Quercetin helps the body to eliminate free-radicals (clingy junk that damages cells) in the body, fight heart disease and cholesterol build-up, and inactivate chelate metals that build up in the blood (such as iron), among other things. Onions could keep you from developing ulcers, even! Current research on onions shows it might help to increase bone density, as well as thin blood–thus preventing strokes and heart-attacks. Don’t you just want to take a bite into an onion right now? Well, first check out some recipes here.

STORAGE TIPS

Store onions in a cool dark place with a temperature between 40-50 F. degrees. Got some old pantyhose that you’ve been wondering how to use with food? Store your onions in them, divided from each other by knots. This way they can ‘breathe’ and release moisture. Onions are capable of retaining their taste and nutritiousness up to ten months. Yup, that’s right. Onions can last longer than a school year. Now check out a ton of recipes that will incorporate your favo veggie, The Onion!

RECIPES

[intlink id=”2577″ type=”post”]Asian Peanut Noodle Salad[/intlink]
[intlink id=”417″ type=”post”]Asian Slaw[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1808″ type=”post”]Braised Apples, Roasted Acorn Squash & Fresh Thyme[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1848″ type=”post”]Baked Zucchini Sticks with Onion Dip[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1394″ type=”post”]Braised Red Cabbage with Caraway[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1740″ type=”post”]Broccoli-Cauliflower Salad w/Blue Cheese & Sunflower Seeds[/intlink]
[intlink id=”3002″ type=”post”]Broccoli Salad[/intlink]
[intlink id=”2319″ type=”post”]Brussels Sprout Hash[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1401″ type=”post”]Butternut Squash & Pancetta Pie[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1895″ type=”post”]Butternut Squash Vindaloo[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1050″ type=”post”]Cabbage and Noodles[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1723″ type=”post”]Carmelized Onions[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1891″ type=”post”]Carrots with Raisins & Dates[/intlink]
[intlink id=”2869″ type=”post”]Chicken in Chili Verde[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1773″ type=”post”]Chile Rellenos[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1362″ type=”post”]Chunky Pasta Sauce with Kale & Bell Peppers[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1874″ type=”post”]Cornbread Skillet[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1971″ type=”post”]Creamy Celeriac & whatever Soup[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1424″ type=”post”]Creamy Fresh Tomato Basil Soup[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1399″ type=”post”]Creamy Parsnip Soup[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1922″ type=”post”]Cucumber and Lemon Balm Salad[/intlink]
[intlink id=”2699″ type=”post”]Cucumber & Sweet Onion Salad w/Greek Yogurt[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1937″ type=”post”]Cucumber & Sweet Pepper Salad w/Capers & Fresh Sage[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1756″ type=”post”]Cucumber Yogurt Mint Salad[/intlink]
[intlink id=”2833″ type=”post”]Dijon New Potato & Green Bean Salad[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1943″ type=”post”]Dragon Tongue Beans with Caramelized Onions[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1798″ type=”post”]Frisee Endive Salad[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1385″ type=”post”]Ginger Squash Soup[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1977″ type=”post”]Golden Gratin of Carrots, Rutabagas & Turnips w/Sage[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1371″ type=”post”]Greek Salad[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1169″ type=”post”]Green Beans, Cilantro & Almond Salad[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1785″ type=”post”]Greens & Bean Stuffed Winter Squash[/intlink]
[intlink id=”960″ type=”post”]Greens, Beans & Carmelized Onions[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1318″ type=”post”]Heirloom Tomato & Fresh Mozzarella Salad[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1765″ type=”post”]Honey & White Wine Braised Vegetables[/intlink]
[intlink id=”942″ type=”post”]Indian Cucumber Raita[/intlink]
[intlink id=”3050″ type=”post”]Kale Salad w/Pickled Red Onions & Peaches[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1856″ type=”post”]Lebanese Chard & Bean Salad[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1876″ type=”post”]Lots of Greens & Sweet Potato Soup[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1908″ type=”post”]Mashed Sweet Potatoes w/Thyme & Caramelized Onion[/intlink]
[intlink id=”910″ type=”post”]Mediterranean Beet Salad[/intlink]
[intlink id=”957″ type=”post”]Middle Eastern Chard with Yogurt[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1059″ type=”post”]Napa Cabbage Salad[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1969″ type=”post”]Napa Cabbage Salad with Mint[/intlink]
[intlink id=”5416″ type=”post”]Nettle Omelette[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1359″ type=”post”]Parsnip Latkes (pancakes)[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1322″ type=”post”]Pico de Gallo[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1430″ type=”post”]Potato Salad, New York Style[/intlink]
[intlink id=”970″ type=”post”]Ratatouille[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1044″ type=”post”]Red Potato Colcannon[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1420″ type=”post”]Refrigerator Pickles (bread & butter type)[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1796″ type=”post”]Roasted Butternut Squash with Fresh Herbs[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1701″ type=”post”]Roasted Salsa on the Grill[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1900″ type=”post”]Roasted Squash with Collards[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1762″ type=”post”]Roasted Summer Vegetables with Fresh Sage[/intlink]
[intlink id=”2996″ type=”post”]Roasted Tomato and Corn Salsa[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1948″ type=”post”]Roasted Tomato Soup w/Sweet Peppers[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1924″ type=”post”]Savoy Cabbage Dolmas[/intlink]
[intlink id=”3448″ type=”post”]Savory Strawberry Rhubarb Compote[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1200″ type=”post”]Savory Sweet Potato Pancakes[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1677″ type=”post”]Southern Greens[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1380″ type=”post”]Southwestern Skillet[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1357″ type=”post”]Spanish Potato Tortilla[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1868″ type=”post”]Spicy Corn Relish[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1367″ type=”post”]Spicy Quinoa Filling for Stuffed Peppers & Summer Squash[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1986″ type=”post”]Spicy Southwest Red Cabbage Salad[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1878″ type=”post”]Spinach, Beet & Fennel Salad[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1721″ type=”post”]Squash and Kale Soup[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1816″ type=”post”]Squash Feta Casserole[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1982″ type=”post”]Squash Soup with Thyme & Sumac[/intlink]
[intlink id=”4912″ type=”post”]Succotash[/intlink]
[intlink id=”2838″ type=”post”]Summer Vegetable Saute with Balsamic Dates[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1057″ type=”post”]Sweet & Sour Braised Cabbage[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1888″ type=”post”]Sweet Pickled Onion & Beauty Heart Radish Salad[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1804″ type=”post”]Sweet Potato Chili[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1409″ type=”post”]Tempura Vegetables[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1790″ type=”post”]Thyme Roasted Chicken w/Fall Vegetables[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1854″ type=”post”]Tomato & Olive Bruschetta[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1708″ type=”post”]Tuscan Zucchini Pie[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1759″ type=”post”]Wilted Greens in Hot Bacon Dressing[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1456″ type=”post”]Winter Root vegetable Au Gratin[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1984″ type=”post”]Winter Vegetable Fried Rice[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1843″ type=”post”]Zucchini & Pepper Frittata[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1926″ type=”post”]Zucchini Basil Soup[/intlink]

Cooking & Eating Tips

So you’ve been wondering what the cure for Onion-Burning Eye Syndrome is, and at last, here are a bunch of ideas. The Parisians say to put a piece of bread in your mouth and let it hang out while chopping. Try wetting the knife before cutting into an onion. Chill the onion first. The Famous Alton Brown says to cut near an open flame (careful!). Most logically, use a very sharp knife, and keep the cut sides of onions facing the cutting board or away from you. OR have a friend or loved one cut the onion instead. Why not just succumb to the tears, because you have found a safe place to cry? Just kidding.