Once you switch over to the green side, you'll hang out with a lot of foods that require chopping.
You, like me, may come to realize your knife skills are horrendous. When I first became vegan, I spent five million hours on the internet searching for things most people learned in 7th Grade Home Ec.
Because I love you, I've consolidated the videos that have helped me become the fabulous [and efficient] food prepper I am today. You're welcome.
PLEASE BE CAREFUL. Avocado hand is very real.
Bless your soul. It took me an entire weekend to open my first coconut. There are plenty of ways to do this, but I personally found success with the freezer method because I don't own really intense knives.
I highly suggest picking up a garlic crusher tool, but if you feel inclined to mince by hand..