Top 5 Appliances That Make This Raw Vegan Mama’s Life Easier

8 Jun

I love being in the kitchen.  But most of all, I love being with my family.  Here are my top 5 must-have appliances that help me feed my family nutritious food and give me more time with the people I love.

1. My Spice Grinder

My Spice Grinder

I use a Coffee Grinder to grind up my spices and flax seeds in seconds.  No pounding away with my mortar and pestle!

2. My Personal Blender

My Personal/Travel Blender

I bought this for my son as suggested by my friend and author of Creating Healthy Children: Through Attachment Parenting and Raw Foods Karen Ranzi.  She said her kids would use it as they played restaurant in their kitchen by making their own green smoothie concoctions.  My son loves it, but I actually use it more than he does!

Sometimes I just want Chocolate Milk or need a small batch of salad dressing or need to make my son’s Cough Syrup.  With this machine, I can whip it up in a minute and when I’m done, I can place the dirty cup and lid in the dishwasher.  Plus, when I travel, I can take it along!

3. My Food Processor

My Food Processor

It slices, grates, mixes and can puree sauces.  I love that grating is made easy because my family will eat grated hard veggies.  And I love that this machine saves me so much time!

4. My Dehydrator

My Dehydrator

Want to get your family away from processed foods?  Try making them Veggie Chips, Raw Bread and Raw Oatmeal Cookies!  I also make my own raw flour by dehydrating sprouted grains or nuts or seeds.

5. My High Speed Blender

My Vitamix

Not a day goes by without us using our Vitamix.  It will make any drink, smoothie or veggie soup smooth and silky!  Frozen fruits (such as bananas) are rendered creamy like ice cream.  Sprouted dehydrated grains are processed into fine powder.  The possibilities are endless.  I would highly recommend this appliance to anyone who wants to add more raw foods into their diet.


More Appliances here.

I would love to have added a juicer to this list, but we simply don’t juice every week because it just takes so much of my time and it requires buying so much more produce than we already do.


7 Responses to “Top 5 Appliances That Make This Raw Vegan Mama’s Life Easier”

  1. ma whats for dinner June 9, 2011 at 11:42 am #

    I agree wholeheartedly! Can’t live without those…except the dehydrater. I don’t have one. I never thought I needed one. Now I’m coveting one!!!!

    First time here. Can’t wait to come back again and look around some more. Thanks for the inspiration.

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma, What’s For Dinner

    • Mama In The Kitchen June 9, 2011 at 8:23 pm #

      Hi Ma You’ll just have to find a spot for it… where it won’t wake up anyone sleeping… as it is quite loud. 😉 Away from your baby’s room!

  2. Jan Roos December 27, 2011 at 4:12 am #

    Nothing beats vegan living. Longer life span, healthier life, etc. I like your list and the Vitamix is an absolute essential. Our family loves blueberry smoothies and we have fun playing games together and drinking our smoothies at night.

    Great site – keep it coming!

  3. clau August 14, 2013 at 5:51 pm #

    Hi, do you use your food processor or your vitamix to grind nuts and seeds for raw vegan bread? I want to make some raw vegan flax seed or maybe sunflower seed bread for the first time. Thank you

    • TIK February 18, 2014 at 3:55 pm #

      Are you grinding them wet or dry?


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