Kitchen Equipment

Basic Kitchen Equipment

To embark on your Whole Food Journey all you really need is

  • a sharp chef’s knife
  • a good chopping board
  • bowls
  • citrus zester

Intermediate Kitchen Equipment

When you are ready, you might like to purchase some ordinary kitchen applicances to help you widen the choice of meals you can make.  You will soon want to purchase (or take out of the back cupboard and dust off) a:

  • High Speed Blender
  • Food Processor with the ‘S’ blade
  • A Juicer (slow motion, single gear model)

These three items will allow you to make Green Smoothies, cheese cakes, creams, sauces, dressings, nut bases for pies and cakes, chocolate and much, much more.

Advanced Kitchen Equipment

Now that you are up and running, you will definitely want to start to make crackers, breads, corn chips, tortillas, pastry bases and much more.  You will need to think about buying some specialised kitchen equipment and perhaps outlay some money. You will be ready to move up a couple of notches in how you present food, perhaps creating some spaghetti from zucchini or making Pad Thai’s with perfect cut julienne vegetables. Many people using a lot of whole foods in their diet have the following items:

  • A Thermomix
  • A Food Dehydrator – excellent for drying in-season fruit for snacks, plus much more
  • A Mandolin
  • A Spiraliser or Veggie Twister

Presentation

Just like in any of the culinary arts, presentation in Whole Foods is very important.  When you are ready to start serving friends and family your beautiful creations, you might want to invest in some lovely plates and serving dishes, perhaps coordinating all white, or getting bright and cheerful with colours.

Because Whole Foods are so special and often the best of the best ingredients are used, you want to showcase it in a style that is deserving of the organic ingredients and the effort involved.  Splash out on some special glasses for your Green Smoothies and Green Juices, or coordinate some lovely inlaid salad servers with gorgeous salad bowls.

For cakes and tarts you will need a spring-form cake tin, for quiches and carrot cakes you will need a cake tin that has a removable base.  Just because you have ‘gone raw’ doesn’t mean you can’t frequent the trendy Kitchenware Shops, you will just be using the products for a different purpose, that’s all.

It’s Up to You