Category Archives: Kitchen Tips and Tricks

How to Cut Onions Without Crying (Super Easy Tip!!)

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My eyes are very sensitive to onions. When you cook nearly all of your meals from scratch–many of which include onions–this can be a big problem. Since I started following this one tip, though, onions no longer make me cry. Want to learn how to cut an onion without crying?


Have you heard of these? My mom bought them for me eight years ago as a joke, but they really work! I use them EVERY time I cut an onion. No more tears or pain. I own this pair and I love them soooooo much.

I’m sure it sounds like a weird concept, and yes they look a little silly. But that is totally worth it in order to avoid the pain and crying that used to happen to me every time I would cut onions.

How to Cut an Onion Without Crying

My pair has received regular use for the last eight years and they are still going strong. They look a little worse for wear, thanks to a former baby-turned-toddler who gnawed on them a couple times, but they still work. 🙂 When they do finally bite the dust, I will replace them in a second. We try to keep our home paired down to those things that we really need, and onion goggles are definitely on that list for me.

What about you–do onions make you cry? Got any easy tips to share?

3 Secrets You Need to Know to Stop Breaking Glass Jars in Your Freezer

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Glass is a great non-toxic food storage option. While you there are many glass food storage containers out there, one of the most economical options for glass food storage is glass canning jars. When I first started switching my food containers to glass, though, I discovered one unfortunate thing: glass jars can break in the freezer! Not every time, for sure, but enough times to be bothersome.

For a while I went back to plastic, as I found broken jars to be too frustrating to deal with. At some point, though, I stumbled upon the secret to how to freeze food in glass jars without risking breakage.…

How to Reheat Food Without a Microwave

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I haven’t used a microwave in many years. While no longer cooking without a microwave is pretty easy, learning to reheat food without a microwave does take a bit of a learning curve. After all, what’s easier than just popping some leftovers in the microwave?

After a bit of practice, though, reheating without your microwave will soon become second nature. And when you have the right tools and techniques up your sleeve, living without a microwave isn’t difficult at all.

(Side note: This isn’t meant to be a post about why you should skip the microwave, so I’m going to let you do your own research on that front.…

How to Easily Switch to Glass Food Storage Containers

How to switch to glass food storage containers | Glass storage containers | Kitchen storage containersIf you’ve spent much time in the real food/natural living world, you’re no stranger to the potential dangers of plastic. (If you don’t know what I’m talking about, Google “dangers of plastic” for plenty of reading material.) While I have not chosen to banish all plastic from my life, I do think that one big way to reduce your exposure is to opt for glass rather than plastic when it comes to food storage. As far as healthy habits go, this is a pretty easy one, but initially building your glassware stash can be overwhelming. Let me share with you what I’ve learned and what currently works for me.…

How to Pick a Perfect Avocado

I LOVE avocados. They’re creamy and flavorful and go great with so many different things—from Mexican food to eggs to salads to sandwiches. I buy a lot of avocados, and without a doubt, one of the biggest disappointments of an avocado enthusiast is to cut into what you assume to be a ripe avocado only to discover that it’s riddled with brown spots.

Back when I was first starting to shop for myself, this used to happen to me a lot. Eventually I got completely fed up and started experimenting with the best way to pick delicious avocados every time. Over the last five-ish years I’ve honed my method—and these days I very rarely get stuck with a bad avocado.…