Weekly Food Item: Onion
Why it was selected: As we get closer to the winter months, it is very important to keep loading the body up with antioxidant-rich foods. Onions contain quercetin, which is a powerful compound known to have cancer-fighting effects, meaning it enhances the immune sytsem.
Onions also contain phytochemicals, which are known to boost vitamin C and lower cholesterol levels.
Paleo Bloomin’ Onion
1 large sweet onion
2 pasture raised eggs, beaten
2/3 cup almond meal
Seasoning – Garlic powder, cumin, paprika, and sea salt
1) Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2) Now cut the onion. This is the important part. Cut about a 1/2 inch off from the non-root end of the onion and peel off the outer later. Turn this side down to help stabilize the onion. Make cuts approximately 1/4 inch apart and 1/2 inch down from the root into the middle of the onion.
3) In a bowl place seasoning, almond meal, and eggs. Place foil on a backing sheet and flip you onion over with the root side down. If the onion isn’t staying upright, create a foil ring to set the onion on. Carefully fan out the onion pieces. Using a pastry brush, coat the bottom two layers of onion with beaten eggs first, and then sprinkle on almond meal seasoning. Now do the top pieces in the same manner. Slowly make your way around the onion until all pieces are coated. This will take a bit of time.
4) Cover the onion with a foil tent and place in the oven for 20 minutes. Remove the tent and cook for 10 more minutes. Then re-tent and cook for another 5 minutes or until the onion is fully cooked.