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BBIGGS65 Posts: 53
10/7/13 9:46 A

Asafoetida is an Indian spice that 'mimics' a garlic/onion flavor. You can find it at any Indian grocery or online. A little goes a long way...most recipes I've seen call for 1/4 tsp or less. Be sure to read the ingredients if you have other dietary restrictions, as some preparations contain wheat etc.

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9/9/13 10:21 A

Just leave them out of recipes, or substitute other veggies. I, however, would not be able to cook for you. Love, love love my onions. emoticon

JUSTYNA7 Posts: 5,494
9/9/13 9:45 A

I run and bed and breakfast and have spark people come for week long stays where I cook all their meals. I have had 2 guests (several stays) who can't eat garlic, onion or peppers. It really threw me off as those seem to be staples in most of the meals I make... however we had many delicious meals without them. They also could not eat soy sauce, worchester sauce, most bottled BBQ sauces or dressings, sugar or maple syrup and in fact a whole binder of foods that we poured over...anything with dairy, gluten, corn or celery or yeast or nitrates/sulfates (vinigars and wines). In fact your foods are pretty easy! Imagine my worry when I had a vegan who did not eat gluten, nuts or oils! So breath and delight in what you can eat. You'll be amazed at how narrow our food likes are and how many wonderful alternate subtle flavours are out there to enjoy.

Alternate flavourings included lemon or lime with or without butter, sesame oil (espicially in stir fries), toasted nuts or pine nuts, ginger, fresh basil, oregano, cumin, cinnamon, cocoa, coconut....

In a stew try anise chopped up which gives a licorice flavour. Chef Meg has a cocoa/cinnamon pork tenderloin grilled. I do salmon with maple syrup and lemons and also a blackberry chicken with balsamic vinigar for fancy meals. You can still enjoy sharp cheese I assume. That with fall crisp and sour apples.... Humus can be made with masala spices. Guacamole is never quite the same but sliced avocodo with lemon is still lovely in a wrap or on salad.

Most of our cooking has changed from cassaroles to grilled or roasted meat and vegetables and lots of salads because of the gluten/dairy intolerences. If you can still eat gluten and dairy then I agree with the person earlier, just leave out the onions and peppers and garlic.

Edited by: JUSTYNA7 at: 9/9/2013 (09:49)
ARANYANI Posts: 113
9/8/13 9:44 A

There are a lot of recipes where you can just leave out the garlic and onion. Tomato sauces for pasta often use them - but they don't need them. If you want to use something else to enhance the flavor, consider celery, carrots and mushrooms. For stir fries, you could use ginger for flavoring.

Even something like this: www.mediterrasian.com/delicious_recipes_ro
asted_ratatouille.htm

could be modified by leaving out the onion, garlic, and peppers and adding more eggplant and zucchini, some mushrooms, and maybe something else - green beans?

Lots of good recipes here: www.mediterrasian.com/delicious_recipes.ht
m
and you can usually just leave out those ingredients, unless they seem to be a key element. I mean, stuffed peppers without the peppers would be immensely difficult to assemble.

CHERYLERBE1 Posts: 161
9/8/13 4:04 A

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.

Edited by: CHERYLERBE1 at: 9/8/2013 (04:05)
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