Brace yourself, tears are coming. If you got that reference you are officially my new best friend. This weekend I have geeked out completely, and I decided to re-watch season 1 of “Game Of Thrones”. 10 hours of pure epicness. Truly though, chopping the amount of onions required for this soup is a frightening task. Needless to say, I was crying through most of this process. Lucky for me my sister came to my rescue. Not by relieving me from my onion-chopping duties, but rather by handing me a full-face Darth Vader mask. I must admit it helped me greatly, plus I looked pretty awesome…
Enough of my nerdyness though. When I asked my mother for any dinner ideas, she reminded me of the huge amount of onions we had that would soon go bad. I had no clue what to make based solely out of onions, which is when my mother suggested making an onion soup. This is actually something I have never even tasted before but I was intrigued and immediately started looking at different recipes for some inspiration. What I got from my research was that a French onion soup was made by first caramelising the onions before adding in broth and various seasoning. I wanted to make it healthy of course and managed to use homemade date syrup instead of refined sugar. The end result was an incredibly delicious and rich soup, one that I will definitely be making again.
The only fault I did was completely underestimating how much onions deflate when cooking. I have never really noticed this when using it in other recipes but they shrinks noticeably. Do not worry though, I have altered the recipe to make sure you do not make the same mistake I did. On a different note, here are some of the health benefits of eating onions: lowers cholesterol levels, helps maintain healthy blood sugar levels, reduces blood pressure, reduces the risk of heart disease, and they contain healthy nutrients like potassium, folate, B6, and vitamin C. On top of all that they are are rich in a flavonoid which aids in eliminating free radicals that have been associated with aging!
As I have mentioned in my previous soup recipes, I always prefer eating it without any bread or other types of sides. For me, soups are meant to be a light yet savory meal. Adding grains has always just been wrong for me. If you want to though you can make any of my previous bread recipes as a side.
Well that is all for this time. Enjoy!