Friday Finds: Gwyneth’s Onion Dip

by Maggie on May 7, 2010

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Certainly you’re reading GOOP?

I’m on Team Gwyneth and always will be.  I want to be her friend, have play dates for Callum and Apple, and dinner dates with Chris (Pete and Gwyneth can come too).  I know she can be, in the words of Lainey Gossip, nauseating.  But I like that about her okay!

I’ve been getting GOOP – G’s newsletter – since day one, thanks to Lainey who told us all about it before it launched.  I love it.  Though there are many issues that I skip (sorry, not going to do Tracey Anderson’s back-breaking leg lifts).  Sometimes GOOP makes me wish I would win the lottery so I could go to all of the places she rubs in our faces, I mean, shares with us.  And other times GOOP gives me great recipes (hello Babycakes) that I can use the next day.

Recently GOOP was all about making healthier school lunches – she is also on Jamie Oliver’s team!  One of the recipes was for an onion dip that I really wanted to try – I love my dips and so do my babes!

I decided to give it a try using cashew cream and it turned out great.  Cashew cream is easy to make with Callum because he can basically do it all!

You can still get the original recipe on Gwyneth’s site and if you haven’t already, make sure you sign up for GOOP.

Caramelized Onion Dip

3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1 small yellow onion, halved and thinly sliced

1/2 cup The Spunky Coconut’s Cashew Cream

2 tbsp Veganaise (optional but does add a nice smooth and creamy effect)

1/4 tsp sea salt

freshly ground black pepper

1/2 tsp paprika

2 tsp finely minced chives or garlic scapes

Heat the olive oil over medium heat in a pan. Add the onions and cook for 4 or 5 minutes to soften. Turn the heat to low and cook for 20-25 minutes or until they have caramelized (browned in colour). Remove from the heat and mix together with the remaining ingredients.

I served mine with veggies, rice crackers, and on falafels.  The flavour is amazing. If you want to serve this to your babes, consider removing some of the onions so you don’t scare them away!

By the way, have you been checking out The Whole Gang’s 30 Days To A Food Revolution?  Diane has 30 food bloggers guest-posting for 30 days about how to eat and live healthy, plus you’ll get a recipe every day.  Check it out and sign up for Diane’s email updates so you don’t miss a single thing!

May is Celiac Awareness month!  What are you doing to raise awareness about celiac and gluten-intolerance?


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Shirley @ gfe May 7, 2010 at 12:09 pm

ROFL … one has to get good info wherever one can sometimes! :-) Recipe looks great, Maggie. I’m thinking that I will have to buy the super economy size bag of raw cashews for all these cashew cream recipes I’ll be using. ;-)

Thanks for spreading awareness! I’m spreading celiac + awareness. ;-)

Shirley

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Amanda May 7, 2010 at 2:09 pm

Wine would be really good with this dip…. :)

Love GOOP!!!!

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summar ann May 7, 2010 at 4:38 pm

i heart gwyneth too. i loved watching her in the mario batali ps series “spain: on the road again.” it was like a little peak into their privileged world that i will never get otherwise. i read goop too. love it!

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Jenny May 8, 2010 at 10:21 am

I love that news letter and website that she does. Always has some great looking recipes and ideas in there. I’ll be making some of them soon.

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