I love onions. Tears and irritated eyes, not so much. To the rescue: onion goggles! Every vegan, vegetarian or any kind of cook should own a pair. My faves are the RSVP Tearless Kitchen Onion Googles (about $18 on Amazon). Once you put them on, foam prevents those tear-causing vapors from reaching your eyes. You can breathe deeply and fear not. So you look a little silly--who cares? You will be able to chop onions with abandon.