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Essential Raw Food Kitchen Equipment

Posted on March 29 2012 | (0) Comments
Category:Raw Ingredients and Equipment

Professional chefs take great pains to stock their kitchens with the best equipment for creating their culinary masterpieces.  You should, too!  And to help you, I’ve created a YouTube video demo that shares some of my best tips for setting up your kitchen for easy raw food meal preparation.  It’s just four minutes, but it’s information-packed.  

Do you think there are tons of gadgets and gizmos you need to buy to make your kitchen raw food ready?  Not at all!  As you’ll see in the demo, there are really only four key pieces of equipment required: a large chef’s knife, a wood or bamboo cutting board, a blender and a food processor.  That’s the beauty of raw food preparation:  you can take simple fresh ingredients, do a minimal amount of ‘puttering’ with them, and have a meal on the table in no time at all. 

To browse through my ‘pantry’ of favorite raw food appliances and equipment, click here.

In most instances, your blender and processor will do most of the work.  Blenders are great for turning even tough fruits and veggies into smooth soups, sauces, and drinkable smoothies.  Your processor is the go-to appliance when you want a chunkier texture.  In the video, I explain why you shouldn’t store your appliances hidden away, but should keep them on your counter top.  

I also demonstrate how to use your chef’s knife to slice, mince, and chop.  These are all easy techniques, but ones you need to know.  And I devote some time to outlining some of the food items you’ll want to always have on hand.

And for a list of my favorite pantry staples from ‘A’ (agar flakes) to ‘V’ (vanilla extract), click here.

I had a great time creating this video and I hope you’ll enjoy it.  If you’d like to know more about setting up your kitchen and pantry for easy raw food meal preparation, just check out my YouTube video here.

See you next month!

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