The Raw Food Nutrition Handbook: An Essential Guide to Understanding Raw Food Diets

Drs. Rick and Karin Dina are both chiropractors and bring to the table (pun intended...wink, wink) their scientific expertise about the benefits of a raw living vegan eating lifestyle. The brief description on the Amazon page will peak your curiosity. The topics of how to stay raw for the long term, getting enough protein and navigating the waters of conflicting nutritional information are 3 VERY good reasons to put this book in your library! To order click here: The Raw Food Nutrition Handbook: An Essential Guide to Understanding Raw Food Diets

Blendtec Blender

Blendtec is THE  blender for a raw kitchen.

I was a Vitamix owner when I first began my raw food journey. It got the job done because it is a powerful blender, but there were some sticky points to using it. When my friend bought a Blendtec, I had to tell myself that I was not going to drool over his new blender and just be content with mine.


Excalibur Dehydrator

The Excalibur dehydrator is the only dehydrator recommended by raw food chefs and instructors across the board, because it has all of the features you will need as a key piece of equipment in your raw food kitchen.

lift off door



5 or 9 trays with grids

You'll receive a Guide and a 10 year warranty. When on special, it also includes 1 Paraflexx sheet and free shipping.

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Excalibur Dehydrator for Raw Foodists

Green for Life

Green for Life This book is a MUST for everybody not just for raw foodists. I can write that with complete conviction, because I believe that if everyone started their day with a green smoothie they would improve their health a thousand fold. Author Victoria Boutenko was a well-known raw foodist before Green for Life was published. However, she and her family had hit a raw food ‘wall.’

I Am Grateful

Cafe Gratitude in San Francisco was one of my favorite raw food restaurants. Unfortunately, all SF locations closed. However, the book, I Am Grateful: Recipes and Lifestyle of Cafe Gratitude, is still one of my favorite raw vegan recipe books for two reasons.


On a trip to visit my son Mike, who is a chef and restauranteur (Shorty Goldstein's) in San Francisco, we booked a reservation at Roxanne’s. We decided on a tasting menu at $75 a plate, and it was worth every penny because it was 5 star dining at its healthiest. The white linens, beautiful dinnerware and matching stemware set the tone for an elegant meal. We enjoyed a six course meal with accompanying wines. So, by the end of the evening...

Raw Food Real World

Another favorite raw recipe book comes from another favorite raw restaurant. This time we're traveling to NYC and headed to Pure Food and Wine. Do you see the pattern developing here? I go to a raw restaurant, love the food and have to have their recipe book.


I was first introduced to Matt Amsden’s recipes by the friend who introduced me to the raw vegan lifestyle. Obviously, my friend has influence in my life; so, I was very open to trying Matt’s recipes. What I appreciated in those early days, was the way Matt captured the taste of many of the ‘comfort’ foods I was leaving behind like...

The Raw Gourmet

The Raw Gourmet is one of the very first raw living vegan recipe books I bought. In 1999 when the book was published, Nomi Shannon was a pioneer in the raw vegan community.

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