Lea Stewart

6 Essential Kitchen Tools for Vegan and Raw Cuisine

by , 09/11/13

kitchen tools, eating healthy, vegan cooking, raw food, vegetarian, culinary, eco kitchen, sustainable, cuisine, DIY, how-to

1. Eco Friendly Cutting Boards

Select a set of durable and sustainable food-grade cutting boards, such as ones made from polypropylene and flax husk. Using flax husk reduces the amount of plastic used for a traditional poly board, and allows it to be 100% recyclable. Bamboo cutting boards are another good choice for a renewable material board.

kitchen tools, eating healthy, vegan cooking, raw food, vegetarian, culinary, eco kitchen, sustainable, cuisine, DIY, how-to

2. Small Set of Professional Knives

Using good knives will make your preparation easier and faster. These items can get pricey, so you can choose a few key pieces to start your collection. For chopping vegetables and ingredients core to vegan and raw cuisine, your set could include a chef’s knife or santoku, paring knife, and a vegetable knife.

kitchen tools, eating healthy, vegan cooking, raw food, vegetarian, culinary, eco kitchen, sustainable, cuisine, DIY, how-to

3. Food Processor

Food processors are fantastic for chopping and mixing, especially for foods that would bind in a mixer or blender. Mix dates, nuts, and dried fruit to make amazing energy bars. Blending tomatoes, peppers, cilantro and lime will give you a quick and tasty salsa! This item can take up space and cost you a pretty penny, so if you are looking for an alternative, there are many companies that make tiny choppers that can do a decent job.

4. Salad Spinner

Help speed up washing and drying your greens with a salad spinner. These spinners are great for more than just removing water from greens. In a pinch, you can use the inside basket as a colander. Rinse beans, drain soaked nuts, or wash small veggies like cherry tomatoes. You can also use the spinner to evenly coat your salad with dressing and drain off the excess.

kitchen tools, eating healthy, vegan cooking, raw food, vegetarian, culinary, eco kitchen, sustainable, cuisine, DIY, how-to

5. Spiral Vegetable Cutter

To keep your vegan and raw cuisine interesting, a spiral cutter is truly amazing. Use yellow squash, carrots, zucchini, and even apples to many “noddles” for uber healthy raw “pasta”.

kitchen tools, eating healthy, vegan cooking, raw food, vegetarian, culinary, eco kitchen, sustainable, cuisine, DIY, how-to

6. Professional Blender

Investing in a high-end blender is worth every penny for vegan and raw food culinary artists! Smoothies, nut milks, soups, dips, dough, and many more recipes can be made with easy. Pro blenders will hack through frozen fruits, ice, and hard to blend items that will make other blenders bind.

Lead image via Shutterstock


Related Posts

LEAVE A COMMENT

or your inhabitat account below

Let's make sure you're a real person:


1 Comment

  1. James Smith September 12, 2013 at 6:59 am

    So pretty much just the normal stuff that most people have in their kitchen then? What a pointless article..

  • Read Inhabitat

  • Search Categories

  • Recent Posts

  • Recent Comments

  • Browse by Keyword

get the free Inhabitat newsletter

Submit this form
popular today
all time
most commented
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
more popular stories >