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!