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Onion Soup

By |February 20th, 2012|

This is a very simple soup to make.

onion soup

Ingredients:

1 yellow onion, sliced into rings
1 – 3 cloves garlic chopped
1/2 tsp. oregano
2 bay leaves
2 cups water (stock from kidney beans can be used)
1 Tbsp. yeast extract or marmite
Black Pepper

Directions:

1.    Sauté onion in a sauce pan on medium heat till lightly golden.
2.    Add water, yeast extract, oregano, bay leaves and black pepper.
3.    Simmer for 20 minutes.
4.    Add more water if necessary.

Onion Gravy

By |February 20th, 2012|

fresh onions vegetables

Ingredients:

2 medium onions (yellow ones are best), peeled and thinly sliced into rounds
1 – 4 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
2 – 4 tablespoons Sesame Oil or Clarified butter (ghee)
1/2 tsp marjoram
1/2 tsp thyme
1/2 tsp balsamic vinegar
4 tsp arrowroot
2 – 3 tsp Tamari
1 1/2 c water
Black pepper

Directions:

•    Sauté onion in oil in a frying pan, on medium high heat until rich golden brown.
•    Add garlic and sauté on medium low heat for 2 minutes.
•    Now, add marjoram, thyme and balsamic vinegar.
•    Add 1 cup of water to the onion mixture, stir and simmer for a few minutes on low heat.
•    Mix arrowroot into 1/2 cup water.
•    Stir the arrowroot mixture into the onion mixture.
•    Turn heat up to medium and continue to stir while the mixture boils for a few minutes. It will become translucent with a creamy consistency of gravy.
•    You can add more water to create the desired consistency.
•    Add tamari and pepper to taste.

Onion Benefits:  Onions are so healthy we put them in the Powerfood category.  Read the benefits here:  Onions

Onions are Powerfoods

By |March 9th, 2011|

Onions for Better Health says WHO

Onions are full of protective phytonutrients, vitamins, trace minerals, quercetin (an important flavonoid), chromium, and unique anti-inflammatory nutrients.
 
 
 
“An onion can make people cry, but there has never been a vegetable invented to make them laugh.” ~ Will Rogers
 

Onions are:

  • Low in Saturated Fat, Sodium, and Cholesterol.
  • High in Vitamin C, Dietary Fiber, Vitamin B6, Folate and Manganese.
  • The nutritional value of onions make them ideal for weight loss and maintaining optimum health.

Health Benefits of Onions:

  • Early American settlers used wild onions to treat colds, coughs, and asthma, and to repel insects.
  • In Chinese medicine, onions have been used to treat angina, coughs, bacterial infections, and breathing problems.

According to the Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research

  • WHO recognizes that onions help relieve symptoms such as coughs, congestion & respiratory infections.
  • Sugar and onion-juice form a syrup, much used in domestic practice, for cough and other affections of the air-tubes among children.

Green Onion as Alternative Medicine: 

  • It is mainly used as a traditional medicine for common cold.
  • It stimulates the respiratory tract and helps in expelling sputum (phlegm).
The onion also is a proven antioxidant and may be helpful in treating certain cancers.
 For the full report: onion
 
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