So you decided that the raw food option is the way to go and you do not need to be further convinced about the intense benefits in raw food practices. However the challenge you are now facing is that your raw kitchen equipment consists of a microwave and a hand-me-down blender from your Great-Aunt Martha. The recipes look great in the pictures, however you get caught up on step 2 (or maybe even step 1) when you are instructed to prepare the veggies in some special way that is impossible to do in your kitchen. After perusing several recipes and finding this as a consistent trend, it can be fairly discouraging.
There is no need to feel disheartened with your commitment to eating a raw food diet, because you can transcend beyond nibbling off raw broccoli from the fridge without breaking your bank with new kitchen appliances. Erin Stamm has offered a great primer in raw food essentials by recommending which pieces of equipment to invest in. Often times, these appliances are easy to find on sale, or even very gently used on the popular auction and classified ad sites online. If you dig within your network, you may even have friends or relatives that have some of these items that they would gladly part with in exchange for more room in their pantry.
There are only 5 items on her list and more than half of the items on the list can be purchased for under $20 brand new. It does not require a huge investment to embark on the raw foods lifestyle, so take a look at her recommendations and start eating raw!
Essential Equipment for The Raw Food Beginner