This method is guaranteed the simplest and will also produce the most even segments. With the pepper on its side, cut lengthwise and around the pepper, twisting it around as you go. Remove the center stem and seeds, then slice and dice as desired.
When you cut an onion, the bulb releases a potent gas that causes you to tear up. To eliminate the crying, just eliminate the bulb! Using a paring knife, cut around a third of the diameter and about a third deep. Make a complete circle, then remove the bulb and cut as normal, sans tears.
If you need to slice a bunch of grape tomatoes for a dish, don't waste your time cutting them one by one. Gently sandwich them between two plates and run your knife right through the middle.
Artichokes hearts are delicious and can be intimidating to get to, but they don't have to be! First, cut off the top two-thirds of the artichoke, then trim the outer leaves until you have about five to six layers left. Trim off the hard outer layer around the base and stem, then using a spoon, scoop out the fuzzy center. Rubbing a lemon on the artichoke as you go along will keep it from discoloring.
Never deal with those pesky silky hairs again. Simply microwave your ears of corn and those husks will just magically slide off.
You can easily peel a mango using just an ordinary drinking glass. After cutting off the slices around pit, take one half and gently but firmly press it along the edge of the glass. The juicy flesh will fall in the cup and be ready to dice and serve.
Just like when you wring out a towel to remove the most water, you can do the same with a lime (or lemon) to collect the most juice. After slicing the lime in half, cut off sections until you have a core piece, then twist over a bowl.
The traditional method of cutting a spaghetti squash in half and baking in the oven results in short pieces that can be mushy and soft. To make it more spaghetti-like, cut your squash in rings before baking. The strands will stay more intact thus creating longer pieces that will also have a better texture.
For fun grab-and-go sticks, start by cutting your watermelon in half. Then, simply cute length and width-wise to quickly create a perfectly-sized snack.
If you own an apple cutter (which you should since they are so cheap and so handy!), you can easily use them on potatoes to quickly make wedges. Perfect for some homemade fries!
Easily peel a kiwi with two simple steps. First, cut off the top and bottom of the fruit. Next, make a small slit with your knife on the side of the peel. Then wedge a spoon curved side down into the slit, and push around the diameter to completely remove the skin.
These fun orange strips are so simple to make. Simply slice off the top and bottom of your orange, make one cut in the side all the way to the core, and using your hands, unravel the sections. This method also works well with lemons and limes.
Efficiently and stylishly cut a pineapple with this simple method. Start by cutting off the top and bottoms, then cut all around the sides to remove the skin. To remove the eyes, cut small wedges on a diagonal. From there slice as desired, removing the core if you wish.
Next time you cook a pizza for your friends, use this subtle method to cut a generous serving for yourself without anyone knowing. First, cut a rectangle out of the center, push the pizza together and repeat. Push the halves together again and slice as normal.
If you aren't a fan of peach skin, try this simple method to easily peel with just your hands. Place your peach in a pot of boiling water for about 30 seconds, then remove and place into an ice bath for about 10-15 seconds. Gently squeeze the peach near the stem, then gently pull back the skin.
Pomegranates is a wonderful fruit but can be very tricky to cut. The easiest way is to gently score the fruit into five or six sections, break it apart by hand and gently brush out the seeds into a bowl of water. Any excess skin will naturally float to the top so you can just skim it off.
If you have a perfectly ripe avocado, it is a breeze to peel and cut. Slice in half around the pit, cut in half again and gently pull off the peel and slice.
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