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New Raw Food Online Demo: How to Use a Food Processor

Posted on February 02 2014 | (2) Comments
Category:Raw Ingredients and Equipment

When you need to slice or shred a large quantity of veggies, nothing beats a food processor. At first, a food processor can be a little intimidating. But once you just get started with one, you'll find that it actually makes preparing veggies much simpler.

Using a food processor is much faster than slicing by hand, it’s safer, and it takes all the effort out of grating and shredding.  You can see this amazing appliance in a new raw food digital tour I’ve created.

Raw Food Kitchen Appliance King

In my video, I give you a look at a Cuisinart Food Processor and explore its various blades for use in a raw food kitchen. I’ll tell you about the famous "S-blade" which is used for regular slicing and coarse shredding, as well as the 2mm slicing blade which is used for fine shredding.

You can watch me use a processor to get the upper hand on

  • Cucumbers
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Beets

You’ll discover just how easy this appliance makes it to process even tough vegetables easily to use in raw food recipes from my book Raw Food Made Easy for 1 or 2 People.

The Quickest Cut for Cucumbers & Cabbage

A cucumber is the first veggie to get the food processing treatment. You'll watch as I fit the processor with the thick slicing blade.  It quickly turns a peeled and seeded cucumber into a pile of gorgeous, even slices.

Next up is hard-to-handle cabbage. I show you how to quarter and core a cabbage to prepare it for processing with the 2mm slicing blade. You'll see how the processor's wide feed tube makes it simple and safe to slice mounds of this healthful green veggie.

The Right Blade for the Job

The final blade I demonstrate is the fine shredding disk.  I use this unique disk to shred carrots and beets into pliant strands.  

With the help of a good food processor, even extremely tough vegetables such as beets can be shredded and enjoyed raw.

I’ve included something extra special to wrap up the demonstration.  Your visit to the world of food processors concludes with a list of fresh ingredients can be processed in advance and kept in the refrigerator.  It’s a great way to ensure you’re always ready to add raw food goodness to salads, sandwiches, wraps, and soups.

Previous Comments

On July 14, 2014 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) said...

At last, a great demonstrationh on food processor.  Is this video a recent one?  I am having the hardest time trying to decide on a food processor and so just go without one.  I read reviews and something always makes me hesitate.  Is this cuisinart (which I have been considering) easy to clean with no hidden places where food gets stuck. 

I love your videos and will be watching more often once I get the right food processor.

All comments welcome as well.


On July 14, 2014 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) said...

Hi June,

Yes, the video is recent. I love the Cuisinart 14-cup, and have had it for years. It is very easy to clean and use. It’s the best!


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