A to Z Challenge: Dicing

This post is part of the April A-Z Blogging Challenge. This year my theme is simply, "things I know." Some posts will be informational, some about life lessons, some about things I've learned as an author/blogger.

Today I have two life-changing videos for you, about how to Dice things more efficiently.
The first, is how to cut and dice mangoes. The second, a more efficient method to dice onions. We love to cook around here, so both of these methods were super exciting to learn, back in the day.

Mangoes are known as a hazardous thing to cut, but if you love them like I do, it's good to know how to cut them safely!

And onions, of course, are just a pain. So here's an easier way to dice your onion.

Anybody got any good cooking tips/tricks to share?


  1. That's kinda how I do my onions but I don't cut all the way down. This helps keep it from slipping. That happened to me once and I ended up with a dozen stitches. Ouch!

  2. Thank you for the dicing tips. I really needed them as I am very bad at cutting fruits or veggies. I just turn them into something ..I don't know.

  3. I use both these methods for cutting mangos and onions, and they work really well.

    MJ, A to Z Challenge Co-Host
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  4. I'm a sucker for instructional videos relating to food. I'd rather "see" than "read" an instructional. Thanks.

  5. Mangoes are a staple in my culture, though rarely diced for eating. Just sliced and then scooped out with spoons. Or skinned and sliced and eaten directly. :) Interesting videos, so much easier to learn things with a demo.
    Here from the A-Z.
    Best wishes.

  6. I sue mango in my shakes so this video was a great help.

    Brandon Ax: Writer's Storm

  7. thank you for the video... i am horrible at cutting and dicing... my "D" would be for doctor... I cut my finger. lol.

    I am out for the moment, thought I would say hello to the awesome A to Z team.
    Jeremy [Retro]

  8. Cool vids, helpful. I cut and dice all the time, but I'll admit I'm clueless as to the proper and easier forms lol

  9. I love mangoes, however i've never bothered to cut one. I just cut the skin off and chew until i'm all gooey and have eaten down to the whatever that thing is!

  10. I have watched so many cooking programmes and still make a complete mess of chopping onions!
    Suzanne @ Suzannes Tribe

  11. Terrific demonstration on how to dice a mango. Those are always so hard to chop up. Thank you also for co-hosting the 2014 AtoZChallenge. So much work goes into making a event run smoothly. When it is such a huge event that people count on, that adds even more pressure! Mahalo and Aloha.
    Gail visiting for AtoZ

  12. So much easier to do it this way! Thanks for the tips! :)

  13. I try to get my son a new fruit each shopping trip. I'm going to try this one now that I know how to cut it up!

  14. Great post not that I plan on cutting mango but I did watch the on for the onions and I did learn somethings. Thanks for posting them.

  15. I don't think I've ever actually diced a mango! Or picked one up at the grocery. Might have to try one. I've tried that onion method and so wasn't for me. Way too easy to cut myself that way. Going all the way down and not saving that end bit has worked for me so I stick to it :)

    herding cats & burning soup.

  16. We cut and dice our mangoes and onions just the way it was shown in the videos! The mangoes look so great that way and are easier to eat too :)

  17. excellent videos! Thanks!

  18. I definitely needed these. I stink at dicing anything; inevitably I cut myself.


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