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#1 Old 05-14-2016, 06:16 PM
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Vegan recipes without onions, garlic, leeks, etc.?

So, it turns out, I may be intolerant to garlic and onions. And most likely other things in that family, such as shallots, leeks, and chives. Every time I have a dish with any garlic or onion, digestive problems arise. The more garlic/onions, the worse it gets. I've been getting pretty ill recently because I seem to be eating more garlic and onion as a vegan.

One problem. EVERYTHING with flavour has one or more of these things. Help. Any good recipes without these things in them?
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#2 Old 05-14-2016, 06:35 PM
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This website has some suggestions for substitutes, both for allergies and flavor. Asefoetida substitutes for the flavor of onions, and at the bottom of the article are some spice substitutes for garlic. Hope that helps. You can always add extra spices and omit garlic and onions entirely. Did a doctor do a test showing you had an allergy? Or do you just not like the flavors?
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Thanks!

I didn't go to a doctor. And I do like the taste of onions and garlic, I just simply get ill whenever I consume much of it.

I must have thrown up about ten times this year, all on separate occasions. Overly greasy or oniony/garlicky foods are always the culprit. The most recent incidents were caused by mushrooms fried in onion and garlic, and a soup with a lot of onion. Oniony samosas have made me ill in the past too, multiple times.
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#4 Old 05-14-2016, 08:27 PM
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Is it possible that you can't handle oil? I am only asking because I do not use oil in any dish and use veggie broth to saute anything. If not then just go with out it and use spices.
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Thanks!

I didn't go to a doctor. And I do like the taste of onions and garlic, I just simply get ill whenever I consume much of it.

I must have thrown up about ten times this year, all on separate occasions. Overly greasy or oniony/garlicky foods are always the culprit. The most recent incidents were caused by mushrooms fried in onion and garlic, and a soup with a lot of onion. Oniony samosas have made me ill in the past too, multiple times.
Most of those foods also contain grains. I'd consider you get an allergy test done by a doctor for alliums to guarantee it. If it comes out negative, you may be FODMAP sensitive, which are found in heavy concentrations in garlic, wheat, onions, and barley (both of the sources I linked are vegan articles/resources on FODMAPs, the first about how to get protein as a vegan without too many of them and the second on what foods commonly contain them). Although not vegan, this source talks about how to add flavor to your food without garlic and onions as well. Most people who think they're gluten intolerant are actually sensitive to FODMAPS.
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I don't tend to cook with much oil, if any at all. The mushrooms were not cooked in oil.

Ooh. I do plan on getting an allergy test, but that's interesting. Excessive amounts of wheat appears to not do my digestion much good either.

Oh and I can't even chop garlic without setting my hands on fire within seconds, and my eyes begin to sting and water so much I can barely see anything. My eyes also react badly to onion and shallot gas. A lot more than other people, it seems.

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