Onions are part of the allium family of vegetables and herbs, which also includes chives, garlic, scallions, and leeks. Allium vegetables have been cultivated for centuries for their characteristic, pungent flavors and for their medicinal properties – these vegetables have been linked to a lower risk of certain cancers, including stomach and colorectal. A nutrient-dense food, onions are low in calories and high in beneficial nutrients like vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. (more…)
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From the Washington Post, here’s a delicious summer squash and onion dish. The variety to use here is the pale yellow crookneck squash, but yellow zucchini (or a mix of green and yellow zucchini) will also be fine. Small to medium-size squash work best. Because they typically contain less water and fewer seeds, they will contribute more flavor and texture to the dish. Serves 4.
From the cookbook, Cooking from the Farmers’ Market, once the beets are roasted, this soup, which serves 4, is quick and easy. If you still have a leek from last week, use it here instead of onion. A nice hunk of fresh bread would complete this meal. Enjoy! (more…)
This recipe is from Gourmet magazine and can be found on epicurious.com. It requires lots of chopping, but is relatively easy. I generally double the recipe when I make it, because it goes very quickly. Note that the lentils may need more cooking time, depending on whether you have pre-soaked them or they are dry. Buy the pre-cooked lentils at Trader Joe’s to save time! Serves 2 generously. (more…)
Found on foodie site, saveur.com, this easy one-pan meal is just the thing for a fulfilling breakfast that comes together in the blink of an eye. The debate rages on as to the origin of this San Francisco dish—”Joe’s” restaurant has seen several incarnations. Original Joe’s on Taylor Street, however, has had it on the menu for 59 years. Serves 2. (more…)