Week 17 – Onion

Week 17 – Onion

If I remember right you’re not a huge onion fan, maybe you’re a little onion fan. What to do? When the #fakebabies are the size of an onion, we eat onions. Maybe this will change your mind. Aren’t they cute? These baby onions, the cipollini, make me suddenly feel very Italian and the name cipollini literally means little onion in Italian. Although this specific onion doesn’t quite match up in size to our #fakebabies, but if they’re a sweeter aka tastier onion, we bend the rules. Why it’s good to be queen! And there are no rules!

At 17 weeks, babies are 5 inches long and just 5 ounces. The size of a large onion or four cipollini onions.

Also similar in size to a cassette tape. And now that the #fakebabies are developing sweat glands…. wait, what?… “I can’t hear you?!” Turn Up the Music, which now has me singing and dancing to the song by Autograph

Now listen!
I want to shake, I want to dance
So count it off a’one two three
I feel the beat, I’m in a trance
No better place to be
Daytime nightime, anytime
Things go better with rock
I’m goin’ twenty four hours a day
I can’t seem to stop

Back to business.

Onions have many benefits besides bad breath and repelling vampires; they help fight inflammation, lower cholesterol and decrease triglycerides.

And here’s the recipe you’ve been dying for (or not). Nothing can be bad when you add tahini to it right?!

www.saveur.com – Cipollini Onion Hummus


  • 4 oz Cipollini onions, sliced
  • 1/3 cup + 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 can drained and rinsed Chickpeas
  • Juice of 1 lemon (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1/2 tsp salt


Saute onions in oil until brown and caramelized, about 12-15 minutes

The beginning. Which escalated quickly, still getting used to the new stove.

Once done, take off to cool

Meanwhile, in food processor; mix together the chickpeas, 1/3 cup olive oil, tahini, lemon juice, garlic and salt. Add in about 2/3 of the onions and mix until smooth

Top with remaining onions

Enjoy with your favorite vegetables

And eat any remaining onions straight from the pan. They’re really good!

My typical eating position, at the stove and over the pan.

And when you have a can of chickpeas, you cannot let all that aquafaba go down the drain… So you make Chocolate Mousse! #bonusrecipe

Bain-Marie the chocolate. And once melted, take off to slightly cool.

Whip the aquafaba until stiff peaks form, then add the sugar (I put in 1 Tbsp, I gave you 2, so you have extra 😊) and a dash of salt and whip again for 15 seconds.

Very carefully fold in the melted chocolate.