View Full Version : I feel GREAT but.....
01-18-2007, 06:05 PM
I think I may get bored soon. I just started raw and I have no appliances. I plan on buying something this weekend, but what should it be. What is the most important appliance? What will I use the most? I was thinking....Juicer, but then I really don't know. I like to keep things simple, but I need to spice up my veggies. Fruits are no problem since they are just yummy all by themselves. I do want to get more complicated in the future, but for right now I just need something different.
P.S. I really do feel great. I am not 100% yet( wheat crackers and peanut butter...just 10). Thats what I had last night as a snack after my salad. today I ate fruit...lots of water and green tea. My spinach salad is my din din. I LOVE how I feel. I have so much energy and I love the fact I can eat as much as I want when I get hungry. Its great....its wonderful....its FANTABULOUS!
01-18-2007, 06:08 PM
Go find them.. they just both started today answering all your questions :)
01-18-2007, 06:10 PM
Do you have a food processor? I think a food processor would be the most important one to have. Next would be a dehydrator. For awhile I could do without one but I can't wait to make flax crackers and onion bread when I get one. A dehydrator opens up a whole new world to raw foods-it makes it so easy to stay on this diet!
01-18-2007, 06:16 PM
RowanC- Thanx....I will go lurk around for them.
vgloveforlife- Mmmmm....onion bread sounds so good. I am a carb-a-holic. I have nothing right now, but I will have something by Sunday. Food processor makes sense...now I am imagining all the yummy things I can make with it.
01-18-2007, 06:17 PM
I use my knives and food processor the most!
01-18-2007, 06:38 PM
Here's a post by RowanC that pretty much sums up your questions: http://www.rawfoodtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=25594
But make sure you get a copy of Alissa's "Living on Live Food"!
01-18-2007, 06:38 PM
I use my blender almost exclusively.
01-18-2007, 06:55 PM
Thanx everyone for all your advice. Seems like everyone has their preference.
01-18-2007, 07:05 PM
Yep, that's true...everyone is different...it's all about how you want to approach the raw diet. For those who eat more simply, they don't need a lot of appliances - for those who want more variety and to have some more "cooked-like" options, then there are certain things you want to invest in.
When I first started, I already had a blender (just a cheapy model, nothing fancy but it did the trick for two years) and I ended up firstly getting a food processor because I found out that a blender yields a different result and some things, you just don't want to blend in a blender for various reasons from it might end up TOO smooth or it may be difficult to remove from the blender.
After that, I got my dehydrator - again, not the expensive model (have one NOW)...but for the first couple of years raw I used the less expensive, round model - a Nesco American Harvest Snackmaster WITH temperature control (that is very important as a lot of round models don't have it but are preset at temps too high to be considered raw) and that was good enough for me to make fruit leather, dried fruit, crackers, flat bread, warm marinated veggies for "stir-dry" (like stir fry), make cookies, pizza (althought it had the hole in the center but who cares...still tasted good!) and more.
Later, I got a spiral slicer to make "pasta noodles" out of zucchini but you can use the shredding disc on the food processor for that too...might not be like angel hair, but it's still "noodle-like".
As you go and see various recipes that you'd like to try out, you'll find what things to pick up along the way.
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