Raw Foods

How to Build Your Raw Kitchen Guide

How to Build Your Raw Kitchen Guide
photo-2-568x424

Having your own Raw kitchen is the best way to lose weight and keep it off.

 

My first kitchen was an empty fridge, three pans and a dirty microwave.

My current kitchen is a fully equipped raw kitchen that is run more like a small restaurant. A fully equipped raw kitchen is a grand thing to build, behold and have. The below are the items you need to get your Raw Kitchen up and running. All items are ranked from one to two stars. Real simple, the way I like things in my kitchen 🙂

  1. star * Required
  2. stars ** Essential for the Truly Serious and Devoted Only!

Follow this guide and you will have a fully stocked, loaded and ready Raw Kitchen. This will make it about 10 times easier to keep the weight off. Here is everything you need, to ..

Equip and Stock Your own Raw Kitchen

  • Tools and Appliances
  • Oils
  • Herbs
  • Spices
  • Sweeteners
  • Super Foods
  • Thickeners
  • Algaes
  • Seaweeds
  • Nuts & Seeds
  • Roots & Risones
  • Greens
  • Fruits

Tool and Appliances

A Raw kitchen doesn’t need a stove and it certainly doesn’t need a microwave. There are essentials and there is what is nice to have. I let you know which is which in my Raw Kitchen Tools and Appliances Guide.

  • Blender *  Required
  • Rice Cooker *  Required
  • Ceramic Pot *  Required
  • Tupperware *  Required
  • Measuring Spoons and Cups
  • Ceramic Knife **  Essential for the Truly Serious and Devoted Only!
  • Bamboo Cutting Board **  Essential for the Truly Serious and Devoted Only!
  • Chocolate Molds **  Essential for the Truly Serious and Devoted Only!
  • Dehydrator
  • Nut Milk Bag
  • Glass Jars *  Required – You don’t need to buy any, just reuse & recycle the glass jars you buy.

Oils & Butters

Cooking oils play huge part in the foods we eat. In a raw kitchen the oils are not used to cook food but are a part of all creations such as salads and smoothies. Coconut oil is my personal favorite cooking oil. Cacao butter is essential in the making of Chocolate.

  • Coconut Oil *  Required
  • Cacao Butter **  Essential for the Truly Serious and Devoted Only!
  • Olive Oil *  Required
  • Walnut Oil
  • Flax Seed Oil
  • Hemp Seed Oil

Herbs

  • Dried Dill
  • Cilantro
  • Basil
  • Mint
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme

Spices

  • Black Pepper
  • Cumin *  Required
  • Curry
  • Cinnamon *  Required
  • Tumeric
  • Chile Powder
  • Nutmeg
  • Cardamom
  • Cheyenne *  Required
  • Paprika

Sweeteners

Sugar is the biggest culprit in the obesity epidemic we are now facing. High Fructose Corn Syrup has been put into everything we drink and so many things we eat. We need more sugar just to even notice it anymore. The below all natural sweeteners will help you avoid the belly fat creating sugars and enjoy sweetness without guilt. Check my All Natural Sweeteners Article for more details.

  • Yacon Syrup
  • Stevia
  • Raw Honey
  • Maple Syrup
  • Dates

Thickeners

  • Irish Moss
  • Psylium Husk
  • Lecithin
  • Agar

Super Foods

Some Super Foods really are super.  The important thing is are they a good value for the nutrition you get. Check out my Super Foods Page for a breakdown of the best super foods and how you can save money ordering super foods online in bulk.

  • Cacao **  Required
  • Maca
  • Mesquite
  • Lucama
  • Nutritional Yeast
  • Protein Powder **  Required
  • Vanilla
  • Acai
  • Carob
  • Hu Shou Wu

Algae

Blue Green Algae’s are natures most perfect protein source. They turn smoothies into elixirs and  elixirs into blessings.  Order Blue Green Algae online only for the best value.

  • Spirulina
  • Blue Green Algae – AFA’s ** Essential for the Truly Serious and Devoted Only!

Seaweeds

  • Nori
  • Dolce
  • Wakame
  • Kelp
  • Arame
  • Laver

Nuts & Seeds

  • Brazil
  • Macademia
  • Almonds
  • Cashews * Required
  • Pine Nuts
  • Sunflower
  • Pumpkin
  • Flax
  • Hemp
  • Cacao **  Essential for the Truly Serious and Devoted Only!
  • Quinoa * Required

Roots & Risones

  • Onions
  • Garlic * Required
  • Burdock Root
  • Ginseng
  • Tumeric

Greens

You need the fiber that greens have. Green Fibers are the building blocks of complex life on earth. Your local farmers market is the place to get amazingly fresh and non hybridized greens. The below greens are my personal favorite least hybridized greens and the highest in fiber, vitamins and minerals.

  • Kale
  • Collar Greens
  • Swiss Chard
  • Beet Greens
  • Spinach
  • Arugula
  • Dandelions
  • Watercress
  • Stining Nettles
  • Lettuce

Fruits

Let it be known that Avocado’s are the most popular fruit in a Raw Kitchen. The amazing texture and good fats of the Avocado are essential in so many raw food recipes.

  • Avocado
  • Apples
  • Pears
  • Prunes
  • Figs
  • Dates
  • Tomatoes
  • Goji Berries
  • Citrus
  • Durrian
  • Jack Fruit
  • Bananas
  • Bell Peppers
Raw Foods

Was a fat kid and major geek.. still am a geek, but now I have learned the truth about health and it is pretty much the exact opposite of what your doctor will tell you it is. Time to go old school and level up our health by focusing on gaining not losing. Gaining strength, knowledge and confidence. The weight loss will come easily.

More in Raw Foods

Lemons – A Weight Loss System based on one of the most Medicinal Foods on Earth

HealthJune 29, 2010

Raw Sauerkraut Recipe

HealthJune 28, 2010

Fermented Foods: The Lost Secret to Getting Ripped

HealthJune 28, 2010

Raw Meat Cold Cook Sauce Recipe

HealthJune 25, 2010

Lose your Microwave and Help Reject Cancer, Estrogen and Belly Fat

HealthJune 10, 2010

Find your Local Farmers Market – The hottest scene in town

HealthApril 25, 2010

Green Potion

HealthApril 16, 2010

The Fructose Wars – Fat is No Longer a Choice

HealthApril 14, 2010

Find your Local Farmers Market – The hottest scene in town

HealthMarch 16, 2010