My friend, who is not vegan, hates onions. HATES them. If he tastes so much as a hint of an onion in anything it ruins his mouth for the rest of the day. I think onions are essential, but hey, to each his own. I want to make a soup for him, but can't remember ever making any soup without onions. Any suggestions as to what route I can take? Actually, any non-onion but delicious recipes are welcome. Thanks!