When the urge to consider a diet made up of raw food strikes, having the necessary tools is imperative. Whatever benefits you hope to achieve, stock your kitchen first. This will help to ensure your success.
A critical tool to have is a sharp knife. A knife is necessary when cutting or slicing raw foods. A chef’s knife and a paring knife will be the ones you will probably use most often. Ceramic knives work incredibly well on raw foods. Due to the lightness of their weight, they will help prevent too much pressure being placed on your wrist. They also stay sharp for many years, saving you money on constant replacements. Having a good sized cutting board will make your knives work more efficiently.
Another necessary item is a blender. For any type of sauce, or raw nuts and cheeses, your blender is what assures a smoother, richer texture. Purchasing a blender with several high-speed options is best when preparing juices. A blender not equipped with high speeds will not produce good results.
Food processors are essential as well. To overcome the cost, check with your friends and family. Chances are excellent you will find someone who owns one, but does not make use of it. Borrowing a food processor will help you to see the benefits before you make your purchase. When making almost any type of raw salad or dessert, a food processor is your key to success. For individual servings, mini food processors may be the perfect choice. Experimentation with the different attachments is a lot of fun and usually yields nice results.
A Mandolin is a tool that will allow the shredding of raw vegetables quickly and easily. Many vegetables, such as zucchini, can be made into noodles with a mandolin. This tool can also add a nice decorative look to your raw vegetables.
Juicers have become popular because they make healthy, fresh juices as well as sauces. A citrus juicer is ideal for citrus because they are smaller in size, easy to keep clean and take away the need to peel your fruit. Many fruits have vitamins and minerals in the skins, so eliminating the need to discard them is an excellent choice.
Take your time when picking put the tools you will be using for your raw foods diet. Having the correct tools will allow you ease of preparation which is a key factor in enjoying your diet.