"Can you imagine a world without onions ?
These were words shared by "Julia Child."
The use of the onion for food goes back at least 3,500 years
and is one of the oldest cultivated plants and a world class super food.
Read a lot of information on "google" regarding the onion that I did not know.
"The Space Between Us" by Thrity Unriga
has been sitting among a stack of unread books for a long time
and I recently started to read.
I read with interest that when the young woman's cooked her eggs
there was an addition of onion, garlic, cilantro and a pinch of chili powder.
This gave me an idea for my scrambled egg that I make for breakfast about 3 times a week.
I beat my egg with an addition of cold water (the amount that I once used of milk)
pour into a warm skillet with a small amount of melted butter, low heat and stir continually.
It seems this makes the egg moist and fluffy....
and this is a new way for me - an idea I was given when I attended a brunch
recently and complimented the eggs and noticed the texture was different from mine.
My friend told me she never added milk but a small amount of cold water.
Now as I am stirring I add a very small amount of chopped onion, garlic, a pinch of turmeric (good for inflammation), and early
this morning I also put in a little chopped cheese. (this amount is for one - just me :)
Now this is not an omelet
just a scrambled egg with an addition of the above
and I found it tasty.
wish I still had some cilantro but in the Spring when plants are thriving - I can add.
I also will share
I can no longer eat 3 hearty meals.
My breakfast is my favorite and the most I eat for a meal.
Then lunch a little less
and now in the evening
I have the thought "I am not hungry."
Sometimes I make a smoothie or have a bowl of cereal with banana (my mother did this in later years
and I thought it was strange :) I also will add that many things that my mother did that I did not
like I find I am now doing some of them :)
During the day I snack
usually a small dish of different kinds of nuts
and yesterday also - 4 pieces of chocolate that seems to still be here from Christmas :)
and if it was not - I would buy on next trip to market....
Before going to bed I usually have some yogurt and banana
so this is new for me and
I find it pleasing.
Also sometimes I make a float with ice cream and Vernor's (Vernor's a childhood favorite from Detroit and now it is in my local grocery - my son does not eat ice cream :) almost frowns at me when I mention it :)
but surely with weight staying at a little less then 110 lbs
I can eat some ice cream and chocolate :)
Well aware with families you could not have my schedule.
As my younger daughter shares
"evening is our biggest meal"....
So this is either a plus or minus
of this matriarch - I think it is a plus :)