Onions don't get the credit they deserve!
Onions just don't get the credit they deserve! Honestly... they usually take the blame for indigestion and other stomach issues but like many other fresh foods, if combined with correct ingredients, onions are considered a super-food that will not bother you or your gut. In-fact onions are considered some of the best probiotics and high in fiber foods in which promote gut health.
Onions are part of the Allium family of vegetables which include garlic(we know how super they are!), scallions, leeks, and chives. Besides adding flavor to dishes, there are many other health benefits in eating onions. Allium have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, they strengthen immunity, may help lower cholesterol and blood pressure, may help to prevent certain types of cancer, and may help regulate blood sugar levels. The great thing about onions/allium is that they are always available, they can be cooked in many ways and add tons of flavor to any dish which not necessarily can always be detected. Classic recipes, French, Italian, Middle Eastern, Asian, Island,... more often start with onion than not.
This weeks menu is inspired by Onion and it's family. We will caramelize, pickle, roast, saute, braise, boil, and serve them raw, so you can enjoy the various flavors and benefits.
A note about couple of items that we have been offering every week.
- Master Cleanse Lemonade- Due to popular demand this item will remain on the menu every week. The tartness and spicy kick of the flavor might vary each week due to the strength of the lemons. If you find the lemonade too strong, it can be diluted with filtered water for easier consumption. The benefits will remain the same as long as the base amount does not change.
-Broths- As we make broths each week, the flavors will not always be the same as the ingredients in each batch is different and is dictated by what is available and in season. We also don't want you to get bored with the same flavor if you are drinking the broth regularly. For example, this weeks beef bone broth is flavored with herbs, and aromatics. The chicken and veg broths were made with some kale and asparagus for a touch of different flavor and benefit.
Anyway, we hope you will enjoy the meals as much as we enjoy preparing them for you!
From everyone at Ezie and Emil... It's All about food... Enjoy!