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03-11-2010, 02:10 PM
I'm just starting out on the raw food diet and wondered if people could give me a list on what I should get in before starting. What're the basics which crop up in loads of the recipes!?
Thanks in advance :)
03-12-2010, 12:42 AM
a good quality knife... and then just whatever tickles your fancy at the market. you can make a nice simple meal with a variety of fresh fruit and some greens... mmm nice salad!
alissa's book outlines - in detail - what you can buy and eat when first going raw as well. ;)
03-12-2010, 12:49 AM
Hmm, I guess my response was deleted because I gave too many helpful links. I wish you luck!=)
03-12-2010, 02:40 AM
It's all in Alissa's book. She makes it SO easy for beginners. Even has a menu plan to get you started. Oh! And get the dvd's as well. VERY helpful to see how easy it is to eat raw.
03-12-2010, 03:11 AM
Thanks for your responses! :)
That's a shame that your post got deleted for the links... Oh well. Maybe you could PM me!?
03-12-2010, 10:06 AM
The great thing with raw is that there are so many choices. You can make it as simple or as complex as you like. Just start by choosing the produce that you feel looks the best to you and eat. Also as far a tools go....I could live without my juicer...but who would want to!? A good blender and food processor are also handy to have.
03-12-2010, 10:56 AM
There are alot of online things to look at and get a starting list. Easy as pie.
03-12-2010, 11:38 AM
I use my blender the most, then the food processor. I also use my dehydrator quite a bit now that I am on mat leave, but when I was working 12h days I would only use it 3-4x a month for crackers and such.
Here's a quick list of things I always have on hand (bear in mind I eat lots of nuts/seeds). Almost all the raw cookbooks I have do contain a "pantry list" though. I didn't specify the type of food item, since I am assuming you will buy what you like best!
Nuts/seeds (for eating as is, on salads, pates, desserts, nut/seed milks and crackers)
Avocados (salads, sushi, guacamole)
Lettuces and veg (for giant salads)
Dates (sweetener, desserts, delicious as is)
Dark leafy greens (for green smoothies and salads)
Any and all fruit!
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