Saturday, January 30, 2010

The onion curse

It has been months since I have had an onion exposure. As someone who has an onion allergy, I am used to be ultra-careful. When we go out to eat, I have the server as the chef what they can make for me that won't have onions, green onions, onion powder, shallots, etc. I then remind the server when I order that I have an onion allergy. Oftentimes I have to send something back when I can see the onions in the dish. When I am shopping I read labels, religiously, to avoid things with onions in them. I make a lot of our meals from scratch, especially soups and sauces, so that I know exactly what is in the food we are eating.
Despite my almost-obsession with keeping onions out of my food, they still occasionally slip in. I don't usually know how, but my body's reaction make it unmistakably cleat that they did. So, tonight I am admitting that the onions won this round, but tomorrow is another day. I will continue the good fight, and hope for an onion free day!


Kathy Haynie said...

So, so, sorry. Glad you're feeling better today!

Sarah Maughan said...

That's got to be such an awful allergy! It's never entered my mind that there's an onion allergy out there. I put them in everything. I'm so sorry to hear that the little smelly buggers caught you. :(