Raw kitchen gadgets
|Our new Raw Food 'must haves'|
So much for our new kitchen.
Three weeks and it still looks like a building site!
So no recipes this week..
Some time ago I did a post on the Raw Kitchen and gadgets.
|Blendtec Blender and attachments|
While on the Feast and Taste courses we discovered a few more things we just had to have -
so I bought them while still in the UK and brought them back with me.
The first is the Blendtec Blender.
The advantages of the Blendtec are, firstly it is the most powerful blender that I have come across, at 1560 Watt.
|Cold smoking gun and surgical tweezers|
Then it has three different size jars - 2 large square ones and a smaller Twister Jar.
This one is great for smaller quantities, and the 2 side bits that you 'twist' around make sure that everything gets blended properly.
Nut cheeses come out that much smoother.
The 2 large jars are actually slightly different, one having a small 5th side which is supposed to improve the circulation in the jar and is apparently good for making flours. Have not tried this yet.
|Vegetarian Flavour Bible|
Next is a cold smoker.
We only used one once on the course to smoke some carrot shavings.
Seemed to work well, but I want to try it for smoking tempeh, and hopefully get that 'bacon' effect.
Smoked carrot shavings looked remarkably like smoked fish - so there are some possibilities here.
Anyway it was not too expensive so thought I would get it anyway as they don't seem to be available in South Africa yet.
And who would have thought of using surgical tweezers for delicate plate decorating and getting a piece of greenery just right!
Finally, we discovered the Flavour Bible. An amazing book listing just about any food item you can think of and listing others that it can be paired with.
The one on the course still had meat items listed, but Karen (my wife) found the new vegetarian version and bought it on-line.
It is by Karen Page, is really well researched and also has recipe suggestions by well known chefs.
This book is a must!
You can get it here
or in South Africa from Loot
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