View Full Version : What is in every raw kitchen?
03-10-2006, 02:55 PM
Besides appliances, what are basic essentials that a person starting raw should buy? I know a lot of people talk about using Braggs Liquid Aminos and other stuff like that, but I was wondering if there was a simple list somewhere to help me know what I need to get started.
I had a list once, but I lost it.
I think it had
Dates (for sweetening)
and I'm drawing a blank on the rest.
03-10-2006, 03:14 PM
Well, alot of raw kitchens aren't using Braggs anymore, because of the soy, and the belief that it isn't raw,
but if you are talking condiments?:
I would say:
or hemp seed oil
Celtic sea salt
Redmond red salt
pretty much any that are raw
some of my favorites are
cubebs (like pepper)
red bell pepper powder
lavendar (excellent in sweets)
stevia (actually an herb)
I'm sure there are dozens more, this is all I could think of off the top of my head.
03-10-2006, 03:18 PM
Lesse.. stuff I would say is essential.
Fruit that you like
Veggies that you like
Greens that you like
Seeds to sprout, mung beans, alfalfa, wheat berries etc. If you like to sprout
Nuts and/or seeds that you like, Almonds, sunflower seeds, walnuts, etc
Dates and/or raw agave syrup
Salt, be that Celtic Sea Salt, Pink Himalyian salt, unprocessed stuff
Raw Olive Oil
Unpasturized Apple Cider Vingar (? spelling)
I would say that is the basics. Do some reading on Braggs here before you buy it. You may decide not to use it. I did when I was transitioning and didn't know better *lol* I got some of the Nama Soyou (? spelling, Alissa sells it here) instead.
Now I did tailor this to my own likes by adding
White Miso (which I'm still not sure I like it raw)
Lots and lots of sprouts, rye, quiona, buckwheat, sunflower, radish, adzuki beans, garbonzo beans, kamut, spelt, and others I cannot think of off hand.
Think that is about it.
03-10-2006, 04:03 PM
They've pretty much covered it. . . I would just add a sprout bag for straining nut milks.
A really good knife is needed in every kitchen!
03-10-2006, 10:19 PM
A spectula by KITCHENAIDE---the best I have ever used.
Keep good supply of towel rags and papertowels.
Maybe it's just me but when I first did raw, I was so messy and confused! :p
03-10-2006, 10:20 PM
Now, if we are talking food PREP stuff, like the knife and sprout bag,
Then I know what I LIKE, but it NOT essential
Excalibur dehydrator, (the 9 tray for home and the 4 tray for travel)
Bamix (hand held blender and food processor attachments-travel YES)
Cuisinart food processor 11 cup, (a 2 cup is good too- but I use the Bamix one instead)
coffee grinders or spice grinders
bamboo cutting boards
huge butcher block (I sanded the top 1/4 inch off my old one, to make sure no dead carcass remained)
Champion juicer (or Green life, any masticating juicer)
teflex sheets for dehydrator
glass jars for storage (I use the ball or mason jars)
Citrus juicer (electric is nice, or squeeze press)
spiral slicer (Joyce Chen brand is excellent)
spirooli, (don't have one, but will pick one up some day)
grain flaker (Rawkinlocs has one, makes oat meal flakes sounds great)
Tribest blender or Magic Bullet (smaller blenders for travel)
Brevell juicer (a good juicer)
last but not least the mango pitter!!!
I'm sure I left out some stuff, but if you want gadgets, we can find lots of them in our kitchens.
03-10-2006, 10:31 PM
RP, remind me if I am ever homeless.........i'll show up at your castle! :D
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