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05-20-2005, 03:06 PM
Hi everyone! Just new to raw. Question? Is there any place that delivers raw foods to your door. like already sprouted sprouts, dried fruits etc.. right now i don't have the room or money to purchase a dehydrator,juicer to make all these wonderful reciepes. If i can purchase them for now it would be great, i think?
Also, any place on long island n.y. that gives classes on food preparations? Would buying Aluissia video's be just as helpful? Thanks cathy
05-20-2005, 03:20 PM
I'm not sure about places in your particular area, but there are raw food delivery services in various areas.
But from what I've seen of the prices, you'd come out better financially buying the equipment! You can get a dehydrator from Walmart for about $40 and same with a juicer. Perhaps you are looking at the cost of the more expensive models of dehydrators and juicers such as Excaliburs, Greenstars or Champions, etc. But to get you started, you don't have to invest in the high-end models if they're not in your budget.
Alissa's DVD is good and inspirational to show you how simple preparing the meals in her book can be, and it's an excellent tool/resource to have especially when accompanied by the book. You'd definitely want to have the book because the recipes aren't given on the DVD...it's more like a supplement TO the book.
05-20-2005, 04:38 PM
I agree. I just bought $50 worth of cookies, agave nectar, rawnola, and chocolate nibs. It was a pitiful amount too. I would definitely make the investment into buying one or two pieces to get you through. And BTW, the food processor that Alissa uses in the video is, I think, a Black and Decker, that you can get at Walmart for about $40-$50. The three items I find most helpful are food processor $50, spiral slicer $25, and dehydrator $40. Look on eBay for good deals too. I found several items there. Many are used and you can get a reduced cost that way.
Either way you go, you MUST get her book and the DVD is really helpful. I would spend the money again to get those. I have lived on them for the past week.
05-20-2005, 04:42 PM
I just had another thought on this - don't forget to try thrift shops. I go there sometimes looking for games for my children and periodically I will stop by the cooking section. They ALWAYS have dehydrators and bread machines. And now and again I will see a food processor. And they are always dirt cheap.
Anyway, I hope this helps.
05-20-2005, 06:02 PM
I agree about purchasing some decent equipment rather than having foods delivered. You can make it in fairly large batches and refrigerate for waaaaayyy less than what you'd pay for ready-made.
Out this way there's a paper called the Recycler where used items which have been sitting in someone's cupboard are sold. Also, might try garage sales, swapmeets, etc.
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