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You've Been Cutting These 7 Vegetables Wrong Your Whole Life

I like cornbread and collard greens... and asparagus and peppers and cauliflower.

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1. Asparagus

Prepare to meet your maker.
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Prepare to meet your maker.

Snap the end off of one stalk so you know where the root is and slice the rest in the same place.

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2. Grape Tomatoes

You aren't even a vegetable. You're a FRAUD.
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You aren't even a vegetable. You're a FRAUD.

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Gently press the grape tomatoes in between two tupperware lids and slide a knife through.

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3. Onion

Finally have some FUNion with this one. ;)
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Finally have some FUNion with this one. ;)

Cut off the top end and slice the entire onion in half. This will make it easy to peel the skin away.

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Make vertical slits on each half about an inch from the root.

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Pull the knife through the onion parallel to the table and then chop the onion parallel to the root.

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4. Cauliflower

Break up this bad boy in a snap, crackle, pop.
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Break up this bad boy in a snap, crackle, pop.

Pull off the stem and stalks.

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Slice in half and cut out the roots.

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Pop off any florets if the pieces are still too large.

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5. Hot Peppers

Though she be but little, she is fierce (and will burn the crap out of your fingers).
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Though she be but little, she is fierce (and will burn the crap out of your fingers).

Slip a knife through the end of a Ziploc bag so that you can wear the bags like gloves. Cut off the stem.

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Slice the pepper into three and slide the knife along the root to take out the seeds.

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6. Garlic

It kills vampires and all of my patience.
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It kills vampires and all of my patience.

Slam the garlic against your counter to break up the cloves.

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Put the cloves in a tupperware and shake. The bulbs should come right out of their peels.

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7. Bell Peppers

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Cut the top off of the pepper and yank out the guts.

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Slice in quarters and wiggle your knife along the ribs.

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Stack the quarters and slice.

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8. Romaine Lettuce

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Chop off the root, cut the head in half, and chop.

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