I’m very new to raw foods and have been scouring the net for info, and it seem s a lot of recipes are calling for dehydrators, juicers, blenders, food processors, etc. Plus, it seems that the blenders and whatnot are $300-$400 for the VitaMix and similar quality.
Do I really need top of the line appliances for this, or will a nice trip to the thrift stores and craigslist still work just fine?
Also, I live in Phoenix and the farmers markets aren’t that great, and Whole Foods costs too much. What do those of you on a more limited budget do to stay raw? I’ve already intentionally simplified my life quite a bit, so the common “Simplify!” response won’t be of much help.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!