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I've only been recently diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis (in an out of the hospital a lot to the point we are trying Remicade); but my biggest problem with my diet is I can't have onions or tomato sauces. Does anyone know of some kind of onion substitute because it's in almost every recipe!?
Erin from Louisiana
Just don't put it in a recipe. Seriously, I don't like onions, but just because a recipe calls for it, doesn't mean you have to eat it.
www.foodsubs.com is a great place to look for substitutions for things though. Check out onions there, they have a lot of different substitutions. For instance, here are substitution for a dry onion:
"white bulbs of leeks OR shallots OR green onions (Cook these for no more than a minute.) OR chopped daikon (salt and rinse first if serving raw) OR garlic OR asafoetida powder (This Indian spice has a strong, pungent flavor and is used as an onion substitute by people who can't eat them for religious reasons.) OR fresh herbs"
Hope this helps.
I use 3-5 cloves of garlic in place of a medium onion.
You might try a spice called asafetida. It is usually available at health food stores or Indian Specialty shops.
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When you core, slice and saute an apple, it has the same taste and texture as a sauteed onion.
As I am an Indian, it is almost impossible to make any curry without onion or tomato's. I have a brother who is allergic to both !! Instead of onions, use spring onions, as they are not from the onion family, but from the garlic family !!