Here the analogy ends, because, while not even a Snoop Dogg remix could save “We Are the World,” a better fruit salad is well within reach. The trick is to dress it up with the same little flourishes that make savory salads so enticing.
With the right toppings, the humble soup gets some extra texture, flavors, and finesse. You can take the most plain Jane vegetables and in a transition fit for My Fair Lady, transform them into a classy dinner soup.
For wintry favorites like butternut squash, pumpkin, or a creamy coconut curry – the nutty, slightly sweet granola is beyond complementary. Bu if you’re weirded out by the sweet factor, try toasted nuts. They have a similar, though savory, effect.
Onions are eaten and grown in more countries than any other vegetable but rarely seem to receive much acclaim. It’s time to stop taking the tangy, tear-inducing bulb for granted and give it a round of applause, writes the BBC’s Marek Pruszewicz.
…Without doubt, onions would have been traded along the Silk Road as far back as 2,000BC, around the time the Mesopotamians were writing down their onion-rich recipes, Kelley says.
I only found out about 6 months ago that onions have vitamin C – not a lot, but apparently for some having the cold or flu meant chicken and onion stew. Onions have roughly half the amount of vitamin C, but limes and lemons are typically smaller. Still, the knowledge might’ve stopped UK sailors from being known as “Limeys” because they used limes to counter scurvy.