Onions (cutting, peeling, slicing, and more…)

Onions, one of my favorite ingredients to cook with, are a staple in a lot of households. I love onions because they give flavor to food. They have a beautiful translucent color when cooked, and they are also inexpensive.

Onions are an aromatic. Did you know that shallots, onion, leeks, scallions, chives, and garlic are all in the onion family? They are! They are all in the Alliums family!

Shown below are different ways to cut onions…

 

Diced:

Sliced:

Minced:

Finely Chopped:

Onion recipes that look delicious!

Easy and Good Crescent Onion Squares
http://www.food.com/recipe/easy-and-good-crescent-onion-squares-136611

French Onion Soup Gratinee                                                              http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/french-onion-soup-gratinee/d099a41e-50dc-47e4-a7ef-a28e19c40356

Beer Batter Onion Rings                                                                                       http://www.yummly.com/recipe/Beer-Batter-Onion-Rings-Recipezaar_1

 

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Guacamole!

MY GIRLS AND I TOOK A TRIP TO WEST ELM SATURDAY! WE ABSOLUTELY FELL IN LOVE WITH THE STORE! IT WAS OUR FIRST TIME GOING AND I HAVE TO SAY, THE ENVIRONMENT IS AMAZING! FROM THE OUTSIDE LOOKING IN, IT LOOKS LIKE A VERY HIGH END HOME FURNISHING STORE, BUT THE PRICES ARE REASONABLE, AND THEY HAVE ITEMS THAT YOU WOUDLN’T FIND ANYWHERE ELSE. WEST ELM IS KIND OF LIKE A BETTER PIER 1! LOL

SO ANYWAY, WE PERUSED THE STORE AND THEY HAVE SOME INTERESTING, ECLECTIC FINDS. SO TO TOP OFF WEST ELM’S AMAZING STORE THEY STARTED MAKING GUACAMOLE! HERES THE RECIPE.

PLEASE READ TIPS BEFORE STARTING RECIPE

INGREDIENTS:

4 AVACADO’S

2 SLICES OF PURPLE ONION (CHOPPED)

1 ROMA TOMATO (CHOPPED)

JUICE OF ONE LIME

1 JALAPENO (SEEDED)

1 CLOVE OF GARLIC

1/2 TO A WHOLE BUNCH OF CILANTRO CHOPPED (DEPENDING ON YOUR PREFERENCE)

SALT TO TASTE

DIRECTIONS:

1 CUT AVACADO IN HALF (LONG WAY) REMOVE SEED (BUT DO NOT DISCARD). CUT AVACADO INTO CUBES WHILE STILL IN SKIN

2 REMOVE AVACADO FROM SKIN AND MASH TO DESIRED CONSISTANCY OR ROUGHLY MASH FOR MORE CHEW

3  ADD REMAINING INGREDIENTS AND ENJOY

TIPS:

DON’T FORGET TO DROP THE SEED IN TO KEEP IT FROM BROWNING

PUT ON SOME GLOVES BEFORE CHOPPING JALAPENO (I BET ROTEL WOULD BE A GOOD SUBSTITUTE FOR THE  JALAPENO AND TOMATO)!