Welcome to MafiaManiac, a site is dedicated to the growth and expansion of the online forum game of Mafia.

Mafia is that party game you may have played, where there is a mafia (informed minority) trying to overtake an entire village and the villagers (uninformed Majority) are trying to stop them. We play these mafia games over several days in our forum and we have people from all over the world playing them. These mafia games can be themed from movies, real life situations and almost anything you can think of! Mafia involves a lot of creative strategy, making you think on your toes. You'll be forced trust your gut, check your logic, and deceive or be deceived. If you think you can handle playing, here are a few links you should definitely check out.

- Unreality's Official Guide to Mafia
- Site Rules
- Our Wiki

Also registering and replying to my welcome message with how you found this site without me asking you to will get you 2 rep points, which is very helpful later on.

Thank you for visiting our site and please Register

Regards,

GMaster479
Current Admin of MafiaManiac
GAME NEWS  BOARD TIME:  
Recent Topic Activity
Latest Shouts In The Shoutbox -- View The Shoutbox · Rules   




 
Add Reply
New Topic
New Poll

 Onion Usage Debate, Agree or not with article.
THE TORMENTOR
Group Icon
Posts: 8683
Gender: Male 
Awards: 17

B:
G:
I:
O:
TB:
TG:
  Posted Jan 6 2013, 10:26 AM
EDM shared this on FB so I disagreed as seen below. biggrin.gif

In 1919 when the flu killed 40 million people there was this Doctor that visited the many farmers to see if he could help them combat the flu...
Many of the farmers and their families had contracted it and many died.

The doctor came upon this one farmer and to his surprise, everyone was very healthy. When the doctor asked what the farmer was doing that was different the wife replied that she had placed an unpeeled onion in a dish in the rooms of the home, (probably only two rooms back then). The doctor couldn't believe it and asked if he could have one of the onions and place it under the microscope. She gave him one and when he did this, he did find the flu virus in the onion. It obviously absorbed the bacteria, therefore, keeping the family healthy.

Now, I heard this story from my hairdresser. She said that several years ago, many of her employees were coming down with the flu, and so were many of her customers. The next year she placed several bowls with onions around in her shop. To her surprise, none of her staff got sick. It must work. Try it and see what happens. We did it last year and we never got the flu.

Now there is a P. S. to this for I sent it to a friend in Oregon who regularly contributes material to me on health issues. She replied with this most interesting experience about onions:

Thanks for the reminder. I don't know about the farmer's story...but, I do know that I contacted pneumonia, and, needless to say, I was very ill... I came across an article that said to cut both ends off an onion put it into an empty jar, and place the jar next to the sick patient at night. It said the onion would be black in the morning from the germs...sure enough it happened just like that...the onion was a mess and I began to feel better.

Another thing I read in the article was that onions and garlic placed around the room saved many from the black plague years ago. They have powerful antibacterial, antiseptic properties.

This is the other note. Lots of times when we have stomach problems we don't know what to blame. Maybe it's the onions that are to blame. Onions absorb bacteria is the reason they are so good at preventing us from getting colds and flu and is the very reason we shouldn't eat an onion that has been sitting for a time after it has been cut open.

LEFT OVER ONIONS ARE POISONOUS

I had the wonderful privilege of touring Mullins Food Products, Makers of mayonnaise. Questions about food poisoning came up, and I wanted to share what I learned from a chemist.

Ed, who was our tour guide, is a food chemistry whiz. During the tour, someone asked if we really needed to worry about mayonnaise. People are always worried that mayonnaise will spoil. Ed's answer will surprise you. Ed said that all commercially-made mayo is completely safe.

"It doesn't even have to be refrigerated. No harm in refrigerating it, but it's not really necessary." He explained that the pH in mayonnaise is set at a point that bacteria could not survive in that environment. He then talked about the summer picnic, with the bowl of potato salad sitting on the table, and how everyone blames the mayonnaise when someone gets sick.

Ed says that, when food poisoning is reported, the first thing the officials look for is when the 'victim' last ate ONIONS and where those onions came from (in the potato salad?). Ed says it's not the mayonnaise (as long as it's not homemade mayo) that spoils in the outdoors. It's probably the ONIONS, and if not the onions, it's the POTATOES.

He explained onions are a huge magnet for bacteria, especially uncooked onions. You should never plan to keep a portion of a sliced onion.. He says it's not even safe if you put it in a zip-lock bag and put it in your refrigerator.

It's already contaminated enough just by being cut open and out for a bit, that it can be a danger to you (and doubly watch out for those onions you put in your hotdogs at the baseball park!). Ed says if you take the leftover onion and cook it like crazy you'll probably be okay, but if you slice that leftover onion and put on your sandwich, you're asking for trouble. Both the onions and the moist potato in a potato salad, will attract and grow bacteria faster than any commercial mayonnaise will even begin to break down.

Also, dogs should never eat onions. Their stomachs cannot metabolize onions.

Please remember it is dangerous to cut an onion and try to use it to cook the next day, it becomes highly poisonous for even a single night and creates toxic bacteria which may cause adverse stomach infections because of excess bile secretions and even food poisoning.



I disagree and have used cut onions from fridge for years and same with many others who never were harmed.
I disagree you should put a bowl of onions in the bedroom b/c modern medicine is available and no need to stink up the place . By keeping a high immune system, and taking vitamins, you can keep from being sick in the first place. Old wives tales? Maybe or maybe not but, I'm not changing my ways. http://www.mafiamaniac.net/img/Smilies/dontcare.gif

This post has been edited by akaslickster: Jan 6 2013, 10:35 AM


user posted imageuser posted imageuser posted imageuser posted imageuser posted imageuser posted imageuser posted imageuser posted imageuser posted imageuser posted imageuser posted imageuser posted image
Consigliere
Group Icon
Posts: 699
Gender: Female
Awards: None
B:
G:
I:
O:
TB: 1-2
TG: 3-4
  Posted Jan 6 2013, 10:36 AM
Onions are not magnets for disease. They will not cleanse a room for you. Eating them may help. Decorating with them will not.

Mayo is relatively safe. I'd still refrigerate it though.

Cutting onions and putting them in the fridge is safe. Just use clean hands, clean knife, and clean cutting surface. Same as with anything you want to cut and store.
THE TORMENTOR
Group Icon
Posts: 8683
Gender: Male 
Awards: 17

B:
G:
I:
O:
TB:
TG:
  Posted Jan 6 2013, 10:45 AM
QUOTE (Nana7 @ Jan 6 2013, 09:36 AM)
Onions are not magnets for disease. They will not cleanse a room for you. Eating them may help. Decorating with them will not.

Mayo is relatively safe. I'd still refrigerate it though.

Cutting onions and putting them in the fridge is safe. Just use clean hands, clean knife, and clean cutting surface. Same as with anything you want to cut and store.
The author/doctor needs his head examined. Silly to hear this after all my life of doing the same thing, like saying I am poisonous. http://www.mafiamaniac.net/img/Smilies/hammer.gif


user posted imageuser posted imageuser posted imageuser posted imageuser posted imageuser posted imageuser posted imageuser posted imageuser posted imageuser posted imageuser posted imageuser posted image
\\_THE_DERAILER!_//
*
Posts: 7974
Gender: Female
Awards: 33

B: 13-14
G: 26-21
I: 4-5
O: 12-13
TB:
TG:
  Posted Jan 7 2013, 01:52 AM
I agree with Slick and Nana. And very important to remember: onions (and garlic, chocolate, grapes, raisins, sultanas, lactose and many other foodstuffs) are VERY POISONOUS to dogs. (I am not sure about other animals.)

If onions absorb bacteria, how about a peeled potato, they absorb salt. Same difference? I would rather use the potato and onions to make a potato bake. http://www.mafiamaniac.net/img/Smilies/yes.gif


"Agh! My brain hurts! I think I'm going to need some glasses, a moustache and a handkerchief"
- sparrowhawk


“It’s only on the brink that people find the will to change.
Only at the precipice do we evolve.”

- John Cleese


"I wish I could go back in time and rant some more."
- Boq on Slick's Kitchen Mafia
THE TORMENTOR
Group Icon
Posts: 8683
Gender: Male 
Awards: 17

B:
G:
I:
O:
TB:
TG:
  Posted Jan 7 2013, 02:26 PM
QUOTE (_Auramyna @ Jan 7 2013, 12:52 AM)
I agree with Slick and Nana.  And very important to remember: onions (and garlic, chocolate, grapes, raisins, sultanas, lactose and many other foodstuffs) are VERY POISONOUS to dogs.  (I am not sure about other animals.)

If onions absorb bacteria, how about a peeled potato, they absorb salt.  Same difference?  I would rather use the potato and onions to make a potato bake.  http://www.mafiamaniac.net/img/Smilies/yes.gif

Almost everything fresh/damp will attract bacteria. The guy who said that was either over-protective or just plain http://www.mafiamaniac.net/img/Smilies/wacko.gif .

Cleanliness and keeping foods well wrapped up and cold will prevent any worries in most cases. We may have at least 1 believer so 3-0 so far.
Instead of arguing with all of them on FB, I decided to let them go on being uneducated regarding the article and let them believe it b/c people can laugh at them then. http://www.mafiamaniac.net/img/Smilies/lmao.gif

This post has been edited by akaslickster: Jan 7 2013, 02:28 PM


user posted imageuser posted imageuser posted imageuser posted imageuser posted imageuser posted imageuser posted imageuser posted imageuser posted imageuser posted imageuser posted imageuser posted image
Ninja Cat's Minion
Group Icon
Posts: 2198
Gender: Male 
Awards: 8

4-4
B: 2-2
G: 2-1
I: 0-1
O:
TB:
TG:
  Posted Jan 7 2013, 04:04 PM
I should go find a recipe for onion cheesecake...
Has Night Vision Goggles
Group Icon
Posts: 744
Gender: Male 
Awards: 4

B: 1-4
G: 2-5
I: 1-0
O: 1-3
TB:
TG:
  Posted Jan 7 2013, 08:22 PM
The bit about the black onion in the morning the sick woman woke up is pretty crazy! I'd be willing to try it next time I got sick just to see what would actually happen.

I'm undecided about the medicinal properties of onion.
However, I do think that its fine to put onions in the fridge and use them a little bit later.
Consigliere
Group Icon
Posts: 699
Gender: Female
Awards: None
B:
G:
I:
O:
TB: 1-2
TG: 3-4
  Posted Jan 7 2013, 10:49 PM
http://www.cooks.com/rec/view/0,186,151166-232194,00.html

ONI0N CHEESECAKE (Low Calorie)
4 eggs
1 c. pot cheese or low-fat cottage cheese
1 c. skim milk
6 tbsp. all-purpose flour
1/4 c. minced fresh parsley
1/2 sm. onion
1 tsp. Dijon style mustard
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. freshly ground pepper
Pinch of garlic powder

TOPPING:

2 tbsp. bacon bits
Chopped pimento
Chopped chives or
Sliced stuffed olives for topping

Put all ingredients except the topping in your blender and whip at high speed until creamy. Pour into an 8 inch nonstick cake or pie pan. Sprinkle the surface evenly with the topping. Place in a preheated 325 degree oven and bake for 1 hour, or until the crust is nicely browned. (As with all cheesecakes, the crust puffs up, then settles down when removed from the heat.) Twenty appetizer servings, 39 calories each.
THE TORMENTOR
Group Icon
Posts: 8683
Gender: Male 
Awards: 17

B:
G:
I:
O:
TB:
TG:
  Posted Jan 8 2013, 04:47 PM
Here you may move the recipe below this:

http://forum.mafiamaniac.net/index.php?sho...indpost&p=82119

Unless we are debating recipe ingredients. I would remove garlic powder and mince some fresh garlic. tongue.gif laugh.gif

This post has been edited by akaslickster: Jan 8 2013, 04:50 PM


user posted imageuser posted imageuser posted imageuser posted imageuser posted imageuser posted imageuser posted imageuser posted imageuser posted imageuser posted imageuser posted imageuser posted image
Has Night Vision Goggles
Group Icon
Posts: 744
Gender: Male 
Awards: 4

B: 1-4
G: 2-5
I: 1-0
O: 1-3
TB:
TG:
  Posted Jan 8 2013, 10:12 PM
Onion cheescake!
Really???
Is that nice?
THE TORMENTOR
Group Icon
Posts: 8683
Gender: Male 
Awards: 17

B:
G:
I:
O:
TB:
TG:
  Posted Feb 15 2013, 12:59 PM
Typically cheese cake was meant to be sweet and rich with nice texture.

Another debate will require another thread and I have a few in mind but not ready just yet. Meanwhile, I will eat breakfast.


user posted imageuser posted imageuser posted imageuser posted imageuser posted imageuser posted imageuser posted imageuser posted imageuser posted imageuser posted imageuser posted imageuser posted image
Consigliere
Group Icon
Posts: 1125
Gender: Female
Awards: 3

B:
G:
I:
O:
TB:
TG:
  Posted May 25 2013, 12:59 AM
Hirk likes onions. Onion cheesecake? I'd try it. But I don't have a blender.


Insert something witty here [______________].
EDM
The Smiley Queen!!! :D :D :D
Group Icon
Posts: 2660
Gender: Female
Awards: 7

B:
G:
I:
O:
TB:
TG:
  Posted May 25 2013, 03:40 AM
Woah...I started this with Slick and I can't believe I didn't have one look since...blink.gif

1. My friend apparently tried this...seems to have worked...but i also disagree, because I'd rather eat onions (YUM!) than make potpourris and microbe repellents out of them...dry.gif
2. Aura: all those things are poisonous for dogs, but they still eat them...except chocolate...I've seen my uncle's dog have choco cookies, so I really dunno what's going on with people...don't worry, Dinky's alive and healthy...biggrin.gif
3. Nana, do you still need a pink O in your Onion cheesecake? It spoils the Onion... sad.gif
4. I can't believe there was an onion cheesecake!!! ohmy.gif biggrin.gif
5. OT, I thought you wanted to kill Hirk with Onions...huh.gif
6. Onion is the best vegetable in the WORLD!!! biggrin.gif
7. Slick: Vegetables rule and meat drools...http://mafiamaniac.net/img/Smilies/xptongue.gif


I AM ALWAYS what everyone thinks they sometimes are.....CRAZY!!! user posted image user posted imageuser posted image

Smilies brightly cheer
Emotional persona
Li, the Smiley Queen

Indy
Group Icon
Posts: 5802
Gender: Female
Awards: 30

B: 8-10
G: 16-12
I: 6-0
O: 8-14
TB: 0-0
TG: 0-2
  Posted May 25 2013, 06:48 AM
I imagine onion cheesecake would be similar to quiche, but creamier.


"Breaking News, and then trying to carefully glue it back together before anybody notices."
-from Cracked News
1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:
Share this topic:
« Next Oldest | Debates | Next Newest »

Add Reply
New Topic
New Poll