This is a continuation of our Day in the Life Story of what we eat … this time talking about the kitchen tools we use to make especially yummy raw foods.
What Tools of the Trade Do You Start With?
Blend, Blend, BLEND! So much of the raw food diet is facilitated by blending. It breaks down the cell walls of foods so it’s easier to digest, enhances flavors, enables you to eat more fruits and veggies in less time, and is all-around an awesome way of eating/drinking/slurping food.
The next thing we got was a dehydrator, but only because I knew I wanted to play extensively in the raw food game including making my own nori rolls, crackers, and making our activated nuts crunchy again. I wouldn’t suggest this be item #2 for you … maybe #3 or 4 or not at all.
The Spiralizer is a very fun tool, especially if you like pasta, for very little money. I don’t use it often because I don’t make raw veggie pasta often, but when I do make raw pasta it saves a LOT of time. I wouldn’t attempt raw veggie pasta recipes without it because I would get tired and bored of all the effort.