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Old 11-05-2007, 09:09 AM   #11
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i know it s weird but i have a big food sensitivity to onions, cant injest them or i get very ill.
My wife is the same way. If either of us makes a dish where onions are an important factor, we always cut the onions in large pieces. That way, the onions can flavor the dish, and the onion chunks are large enough that she can find them and remove them from her plate before eating.
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Old 11-05-2007, 09:25 AM   #12
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There is not one overall general answer to your question. It would all depend on what the recipe is that you are making at the time. Sometime onion powder will work and other times it won't. Sometimes you can leave the onions out completely and other times that would not work at all. Knowing what you are trying to cook is the only way to give you an accurate answer.
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Old 11-05-2007, 10:36 AM   #13
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There is not one overall general answer to your question. It would all depend on what the recipe is that you are making at the time. Sometime onion powder will work and other times it won't. Sometimes you can leave the onions out completely and other times that would not work at all. Knowing what you are trying to cook is the only way to give you an accurate answer.
Very true GB. Couldn't imagine French Onion Soup with a substitution involved!
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Old 11-07-2007, 12:31 PM   #14
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My father can't tolerate onions since he's had his gallbladder removed. He comes to visit every summer for a week, and since we cook everything with onions that's a rough week for us!! I use chopped chives, it's not as oniony, if it bothers him he doesn't complain.
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Many people have a sensitivity to onions.If you can eat members of the onion family,you are probably not allergic to the onions themselves. Have you ever tried grating them on the small holes of a cheese grater, or making them into a puree before cooking or using them raw? This breaks down the fibers that are probably bothering you.
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Old 11-10-2007, 02:42 PM   #16
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i know it s weird but i have a big food sensitivity to onions, cant injest them or i get very ill.
whats a good subsitute for this, like how much onion powder ect is the right quantity to use when it says one whole onion ect.

or another type of spice/herb that would make a good subsitute.

this goes for green onions and shallots as well
If it makes you feel better, you're not the only one My aunt has Crohn's disease (chronic inflammatory bowel disease) and onions cause a flareup of symptoms for her. I have Crohn's, too, but onions don't bother me. However, I can't eat steak But ground beef is no problem. Different foods affect everyone differently.
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