The idea that placing dishes of raw onions around the home would stave off illness dates back to the massive flu outbreak of 1919. The thinking went that halved onions could absorb germs. Even though that particular onion "fact" is merely a... Read more
Countless healthy recipes and cooking techniques call for onions. There are three kinds of onions: short-day, intermediate-day and long-day. Make sure the varieties you choose match up with your hardiness zone.
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The flavor of many foods can be enhanced without using calorie-laden sauces and gravies. Here are some great ways to use herbs to “spice up” your meals and bring out the natural flavors of your food. Don’t be afraid to experimen... Read more
No one wants to spend hours planning menus, making countless trips to the grocery store and slaving in the kitchen, only to endure dull and tasteless food. If you want to eat healthy, home-cooked meals without all the fuss, try a seasonal pantry make... Read more
Whether you're overworked or just plain overstressed, time is valuable to all of us. When making a lifestyle change, it can easily seem overwhelming to include new habits like exercise and healthy eating into your jam-packed days. Between everyth... Read more
I need some fast and easy receipts that DO NOT USE any onion or garlic, or pepper or any kind. Are you up to the test? I'd like them to be main dishes or casseroles if possible. Please I need help.... Read more
Please share recipes for main dishes with NO allium family (onions, garlic, leeks, chives, shallots) I am allergic!! Even a small amount in bottled condiments is toxic to me. So I am looking for recipes that have absolutely ZERO onions, garlic, et... Read more
Hi - my son is on a special diet need a BBQ sauce recipe with no onion garlic wheat or barley . To complicate things further he does not like oregano or rosemary. can anyone help me? Light 512... Read more
Soooo..... now that I'm a "Spark People" I'm trying to cook more - my previous cooking experience is mostly heating a can of soup. Was making a recipe last night that starts with "saute diced onion and minced garlic in olive oil until translucent".... Read more
The calories in onions are very low at about 40 calories for a medium onion, they are included in all types of weight loss diets & onions have the effect of lowering glucose levels in the body, by increasing the amount of free insulin. Trace mineral... Read more
The more red onion you eat, the lower your blood-sugar glucose levels will be. They are beneficial to gastrointestinal health. Red onions also reduce inflammation in the blood vessels. Onions have sulfur compounds, & the minerals calcium, magnesium.... Read more
Have you ever heard that if you are trying to sell your house you should always bake a batch of cookies right before showing the house to a prospective buyer? Supposedly the smell incites the potential buyer and "sells" the house.Let... Read more
What is the country's favorite condiment? Hint: It's red and comes in a bottle. It goes with almost every food imaginable and is fat free! It's salsa, which in 1992 outsold our other favorite tomato product, ketchup, for the very first time. Since th... Read more
There are a lot of different tips out there for chopping onions efficiently and without tears.
Today I thought I'd share my tried and true method.
First of all, I have found that standing at my counter between an ope... Read more
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