I think back to when I was young and my mom would be in the kitchen cooking dinner. I'd always know when she was cutting onions because I would be crying even across the house. I seemed to always be more sensitive to them than anyone else was in the house. Flash forward to my first job doing food prep for a local sandwich shop - guess who's job it was to slice the onions for the day?! I had to wear swimming goggles on my eyes to get through it so I could see enough to run the giant meat slicer we'd also use to thinly cut the onions.
Needless to say, I was delighted when I picked up a trick professional chef's use to cut onions while keeping the root of the onion more intact to avoid such a large release of acidic fumes that bring on the waterworks.
How to Cut Onions Without Crying (Made Easy!
Plant Based Replacements
When I made the change over to eat a fully plant-based diet the first hurdle I faced was swapping out all my usual meat and dairy products for vegan/plant-based one - this way I could till cook as I usually did and enjoy the same foods, just using different ingredients.
To help you get started, I've put together this Plant Based Replacement Guide with all my favorite brands and so you can see what I use to keep plant-based food tasting amazing.
What's your favorite plant-based go to's? Let me know in the comments below!