In My Veg Box: Onions

31 Mar
March 31, 2014 4.7 stars based on 36 reviews

This month, I am guest hosting In My Veg Box, an event run by Nayna Kanabar of Citrus Spice UK. This month’s theme is Onions.


Onions are a staple in my house and are added in practically every savoury dish that I create. I am amazed at the varieties of onions we have available in the UK, from large brown onions; to deep purply red ones, and soft green spring onions, each adding their own unique flavour to a recipe.

This vegetable has lots of health benefits, including increasing our bone density and lowering our risks of certain cancers. According to BBC Good Food, “Onions were historically used as a preventative medicine during epidemics of cholera and the plague. They were apparently eaten by Roman emperor Nero as a cure for colds, and its reputation has made onions a popular component in the diets of many countries.”

Did you know that onions can be used to help cure throat infections? Hmm, I’m not sure what the state of your breath will be after you have gargled with this concoction, but I will leave you with this recipe found on the BBC website:

Finely chop one onion and 1/2 fresh red chilli, and place in a large bowl. Add the juice of two lemons and a teaspoon of salt. Place in the refrigerator for one hour. Strain the mixture and use as a gargle. After gargling, chew on a sprig of parsley to freshen your breath. The mixture is best made fresh and should only be used when you have a sore throat.

I don’t think I am brave enough to try this. Are you?


To Participate:

  1. Please prepare any vegetarian recipes using onions and link your dish to the linky code below. You will need  to enter the name of your dish, as well as the url of your blog.
  2. Current theme is onions
  3. You must link this post to The Spicy Pear and to Citrus Spice UK.
  4. Use of the logo is not mandatory but it helps to spread the word if you can use it.
  5. Multiple entries are allowed.
  6. Archived entries are also allowed, only if they are reposted and updated with this event link, as well as the Citrus Spice UK link.
  7. Recipes must be added to the linky by 30 April 2014.

In the event of any problems with using the linky code, please email me your entry to Please include your name, recipe name, url and an image no larger than 300 pixels.

In My Veg Box Onions

Thank you. I look forward to seeing your entries. Happy Cooking.

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36 replies
  1. Heidi Roberts says:

    I seem to start everything I cook with an onion!!

  2. Nayna Kanabar (@citrusspiceuk) says:

    Thankyou for guest hosting this event for me.

  3. cheri says:

    I did not realize onions that onions have so many health benefits.

    • Tina Anand says:

      I never really thought about onions until I started digging around for this challenge. They are a good source of vitamin C, B6 and calcium.

  4. recipesfromapantry says:

    I look forward to seeing all the entries here Tina.

  5. Sylvia says:

    I love onions, my OH hates them but I always manage to sneak some into his food :D

  6. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy says:

    We always make sure we have lots of onions in our kitchen. They are the base of so many meals.

    • Tina Anand says:

      Me too. I always make sure we have plenty of onions and garlic in the house, both are staples in my house.

  7. Karen Burns Booth says:

    I LOVE onions and I will try my hardest to enter!

  8. Fiona Maclean says:

    Ohh, I want to do something for this! I have a great idea!

  9. Choclette says:

    I would be completely lost without onions and garlic. Not too sure about the gargle, but it is true that chewing on parsley will reduce garlic breath.

  10. glamorous glutton says:

    I use loads of onions, I love the sweetness they add to a dish. Can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with. GG

    • Tina Anand says:

      Its about time we celebrated the humble onion. Am very excited to see what everyone comes up with.

  11. Deena Kakaya says:

    great idea, I will be getting involved and look forward to seeing all the recipes that you share x

  12. HedgeComber says:

    I thought I’d enter right now before I forgot, so pulled a lovely pie out of my archives for you :)
    Janie x

  13. familyfriendsfoodblog says:

    Wow, everything so far looks amazing! Really looking forward to seeing everyone’s recipes this month – onions make everything so tasty :-)

  14. manjirichitnis says:

    My life without onions is incomplete and I cannot think of any recipe more complete than Vangyache Bharit or baingan Bharta more apt for this link up due to the sheer quantity of onions it uses up!I just managed to link up in time!


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