The question I always get asked during the raw food classes I teach is “what should I buy to get started?”. There is often concern surrounding the investment one must make in order to begin exploring the world of un-cooking, but I like to keep things accessible. You needn’t drop tons of cash on expensive equipment and supplies to get raw-king in the kitchen!
When starting out, focus on simple recipes that do not require dehydration, fermentation or sprouting, and once your comfortable with food prep and creative ingredient combining, you can adventure into more complex techniques and slowly build up your equipment arsenal as you go. In the beginning I recommend purchasing a good food processor and high powered blender and you are good to go! Of course, there are plenty more products and gadgets you can get your hands on to help make your raw and living food experience more fun and not to mention even more delicious!
Here, a few of my favorites:
1. Eat Raw, Eat Well: 400 Raw, Vegan and Gluten-Free Recipes by Douglas McNish
Douglas McNish is a friend and brilliantly creative Raw Chef. There’s good reason this book won best of the world in 2013; his recipes are sublime while still easy enough to follow for even the newest raw foodie.
What’s the recipe for the taco pictured in the article “10 essential products for the raw vegan kitchen”? Thanks!