“The smell of onions fills my nose as my mother cooks dinner.”
Nope. Not a line from a book. A quote from my son as he came in the house this afternoon after bike riding. We frequently discuss onions (yes, weird, I know) because he thinks I use them in absolutely everything. I can’t say they are in everything, but we do use a lot of onions (and garlic, too)!
Cooked onions are actually quite healthy for you, even helping to lower your risk of some cancers. So I don’t apologize for using onions in “everything”. I just explain the reasons to Ethan — and I chop them very, very small! 🙂
For the record, the two best families of veggies for fighting cancer: cruciferous (broccoli, kale, cabbage, cauliflower, etc…) and allium (garlic, onion, leeks). So tonight’s potato soup (with leeks, onions, and garlic) is defending us pretty well. Here’s some additional “food for thought” from Dr. Greger regarding your veggie choices at the salad bar. If you’re looking for cancer prevention, you may not be making the best choices.
And as a reminder… saute’ your onions in water or veggie broth. No oil needed! (I have found that the extra oil in most recipes can be eliminated.)
Speaking of noses… I had an appointment with an ENT doc yesterday trying to figure out why I continue to have (sometimes significant) pain on the roof of my mouth. The dentist ruled out any issues from his perspective, so the ENT was the next step. Keep in mind, we have also tried Claritan, antibiotics, steroids, neti pot, etc. The doctor could find “nothing obvious”…although he did see a polyp or cyst in my left sinus cavity (yes, numbed and scoped). This cyst showed up on a scan several years ago, so no surprise there. It’s location doesn’t seem to make sense for the pain.
Dr. P. explained that the roof of my mouth is the “floor of my sinus cavity”, so it’s possible that there is an infection deeply rooted in there somewhere, so it’s off for some more radiation. A “facial” CT scan is scheduled for Friday. I’ll be happy to figure out the root cause, as the pain often keeps me up at night. The thing I wasn’t pleased about was the fact that, if he’s right, I would have to take a 21 day course of antibiotics and steroids. Ugh! I so don’t want to do that. Well, I’ll cross that bridge when we get to it.
IMDb: The Onion Field (1979)