White, yellow, red, green. All so amazing! Almost every thing I cook starts out with onions.
Onions are high in vitamin C, A, potassium, magnesium and a good source of fiber. Onions are sodium, fat, and cholesterol free!
From the book Macrobiotic Home Remedies by Michio Kushi
“Cooked onions are very good to calm the nervous system in case of nervousness, irritability, etc. They are also very good for heavy muscle labor: if we eat cooked onions everyday we will seldom feel muscle tiredness or muscle tension. There is also an interesting, special use for onions. If you cannot sleep, put a cut raw onion under your pillow. Strangely enough it will often help you to sleep well! “
Caramelized Red Onion Soup
3 Tbsp un-toasted sesame oil or olive oil
6-8 Large red onions, thinly sliced into half moons
2 Tsp sea salt
3 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
2 Tbsp shoyu
2 Tbsp dijon mustard
Sprig of fresh thyme
6-8 Cups water
Ground black pepper (optional)
In a large pot heat the oil and toss in the onions and the sea salt, saute on low heat for about 30 minutes. Deglaze the pot with the balsamic vinegar. then stir in the shoyu and dijon mustard. Stir to combine then add water and thyme. Simmer for another 10-15 minutes serve with sliced green onion,a bit of ground black pepper and a handful of crutons!
Here is an interesting article I came across on the healing aspects of onions!
“I crawled into the vegetable bin, settled on a giant onion and ate it, skin and all. It must have marked me for life for I have never ceased to love the hearty flavor of onions.”
-James Beard, American cooking expert and author
“It’s hard to imagine civilization without onions.”
“The onion and its satin wrappings is among the most beautiful of vegetables and is the only one that represents the essence of things. It can be said to have a soul.”
-My Summer in a Garden by Charles Dudley Warner
-Picture of organic onions from Weedy Gardens Millvale P.E.I