Essencials for the raw foodist
I am setting up a new kitchen, and although I have most everything I need, I want all the top of the line items and gadgets that you think are essential in a raw kitchen etc.
here are the things I think are manditory, please add any you can think of,
I have also included staples and spices and herbs too.
Vita Mix Wet & Dry containers
Bamix and dry grinder and slice-Y attachments
Cuisinart 11 cup
Dehydrator Excalibur 9 tray
V slicer or mandoline
Nikken water filter
Joyce Chen Saladaco
Nut milk bags 2
Plastic cutting boards
Kyocera ceramic chef knives
Kyocera ceramic paring knives
Glass measuring cup
Pitchure for nut milks
Pitchure for juice
To eat upon:
Glass mason jars, lrg & small
Tupperwre, various sizes
Ziplock baggies large
Ziplock baggies sandwich
Misc food prep:
Various soaking bowls
Small blass bowls
dish washing sponge gadget thingy with scraper
Dried Spices & herbs:
Red pepper flakes
Sun dried tomatoes
Flax seed oil
Misc fruits veggies:
WOW! You just about covered everything. The only other couple of things I use frequently, if not daily are a reemer (reamer? - spelling) for my lemons, along with a strainer (metal), and a canning jar, fancy glass, or Naglene container for green smoothies. Oh, also a coffee grinder can come in handy if you can't afford the other types of grinders. How about knives for chopping? I use a couple different ones. A serrated tomato knife and I also sometimes use a cleaver (for garlic). I also use sea veggie flakes - dulse and kelp. Plus pumpkin seeds and hazelnuts.
This will be very handy for those new to raw...Thanks RP!
Thanks for the input,
I'm trying to put this together, so I appreciate all the help, each time I look at this list, I think of a few more things that I feel are "MUSTS" LOL
What about drinking straws?
I had some cheap re-useable ones, but after a while they really gunked up. Had to constantly soak in hot water and clean with pipe cleaners.
I'm glad of this experience, because I always wanted those pricey glass straws, I'm glad I never spent the money on those.
I recently picked up a gigantic box of disposible straws at Sam's Club.
Oh, another one - bamboo cutting boards
I keep a separate one for cutting up onions, garlic and the like.
The OJEX citrus juicer is a wonderful tool as well.
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I consider a scale an essential tool in any kitchen. I have two, a decigram scale and a gram scale. I use the decigram scale to weigh camu camu powder (weigh the bag, hit tare, pour some out, and weigh it again) and the gram scale if I want to know how much smoothie I just made (weigh it and subtract 820 g, which is the mass of the Vita-Mix container without the lid).
Scissors, distinct from hair scissors
Pecans (expected Monday)
thats everything " including " the kitchen sink ;)
but i would include a mortar and pestle in order to further powder dried herbs which to me helps release their i guess oils making them tastier .
i also have come to store my greens mixtures , when i make a big batch to last for a few days , in 3 gallon stainless lidded soup pots because in my experience that keeps them the longest .
everyday i wipe out the moisture on inside of pot or it starts to make the greens wilty / rubbery / soggy .
maybe a hand cranked fruit and vegi strainer for making like tomato sauces or fruit jellies
Boy, I would LUV to wake up to a kitchen like that!!!
gotta have dill!!!!
those rubber mats for the counter so when you are mixing by hand in a bowl, it will prevent the bowl from sliding.
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gosh, you gize are great, thank you all
Misslinda this IS my kitchen, except I have 3 dehydrators, and a few more gadgets, but this is for my new raw kitchen, for my retreat center.
also stacking wire baskets for fruits and veggies
spring form pans, various sizes
pyrex pans various sizes
pretty cake plates
ice cream molds
ice cream scoop
soft muffin cups (to make ice cream sandwich inerds)
set of Henckle knives
chef's coat and hat
olive oil bottle with spout
ume plum vinegar
balsamic vinegar bottle with spout
cup cake paper cups
ice cube trays
suck and seal/aka food saver and plastic
How about a Z Star wheat grass juicer by Tribest? This thing is great. It cleans up so fast and easy. It encourages me to drink more wheat grass juice which is the most powerful super food there is, I think....
If I remember correctly you use tons of vanilla too, but I didn't see it on your list :)
Mandatory? Oh gosh am I intimidated by that list! I hope I can be raw without all of the fancy equipment.
Just wanted to say "Thank you" to all who posted, everything you suggested is wonderful
and NO, you DON"T NEED all of this stuff, but since I CAN have all of this stuff, WHY NOT?
I love being raw, so much fun to play with all the cool stuff!
besides, since I don't need
scrubbers for above
whistling tea kettle
pop corn maker
deep fat fryer
cast iron skillets
garlic bulb cookers
and all the other gazillion gadgets I tossed out when I went raw, I figure I can indulge myself in the cool beautiful raw gadgets and such!
grater ( for nuts instead of cheese)
apple peeler corer slicer
food chopper (small quick prep)
egg slicer (for strawberries instead of eggs)
Assorted glazed Clay Bowls for food display
Glass storage containers for pantry
Bamboo salad bowl and tongs
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