Myth N°3: Raw Food requires so much equipment
One of the most common concerns people have with starting a raw eating plan is that it requires a lot of kitchen equipment. In fact, when compared with all the appliances, equipment, and different pots and pans you need to cook food, eating raw foods requires much less equipment.
You basically need a food dehydrator, since you are not cooking foods, and a couple of good kitchen knives and cutting boards. Is there other equipment that would make your life in the kitchen easier? For sure. A blender and a food processor are really helpful in saving you time, from chopping and preparing vegetables, nuts, and seeds, to making different textures, consistencies, and combining ingredients. They are not essential, but very useful. And of course, a juicer, if you want to make your fresh green juice at home.
To have a better idea of what we use at An Oasis of Healing to prepare our wholesome raw vegan meals, we have compiled a list of equipment that hopefully can be useful to you. However, you do not need to go buy these kitchen appliances or equipment. In reality, we were designed by nature to eat using only our hands and mouth… think about it.
Check out Myth 1 here https://www.anoasisofhealing.com/raw-food-myths-part-1/
Check out Myth 2 here https://www.anoasisofhealing.com/raw-food-myths-part-2/
Vanessa Pinto graduated with a degree in Biology and Masters in Ecology from Lisbon University. After graduating, she underwent a series of professional and personal growth experiences, including being an officer in the Portuguese Army, working in countries as diverse as Iceland and Costa Rica. Vanessa became certified as a Yoga and Meditation teacher in rural India.
Being a compassionate person by nature, Vanessa is able to bring her connectedness when working with others while enhancing the importance and practicality of a pragmatic evidence-based approach to facilitating lasting and permanent change. Vanessa is a certified health coach whose specialties are nutrition, exercise, and mind/ body connection. She works both in Portugal, Thailand and USA, where she develops her work closely with people diagnosed with cancer, mainly in the areas of nutrition, movement and health education.