My name is Ty Howard and so far I have been eating raw foods for about two months with the help of our wonderful Health and Wellness ministry. The 21 Day Detox led me to learn more about how delicious and tasty raw foods can be. I received many excellent recipes from Masoud and Ruth during the program. I even went further and found an excellent, easy to read book, Raw Food Made Easy for 1 or 2 People by Jennifer Cornbleet. This book gave me many tips on how to set up my kitchen for preparation of raw foods. For example, just to know you have the proper equipment, utensils, and ingredients available as well as how to use them effectively sets your mind at ease. Jennifer states that storing equipment in the part of the kitchen you will use it, reduces movement and increases efficiency. I personally keep my blender on the counter by the sink and my chopping board near my knife block. Since I have limited space, I use my dining table for the food processor, my utensils, my various bowls with dried fruits, nuts, seeds, spices, oils, vinegars and sweeteners and seasonings. I wash my fruits and vegetables prior to the whole process in following the recipes and measuring the ingredients, this way I save time and energy. Since you will do a lot of chopping and blending plastic bowls are essential for sorting and storing. I liked the way Jennifer lists all the kitchen staples and even has a section on weekly grocery shopping for some of ingredients used for the recipes in the book. The recipes were simple and easy to follow, especially for a beginner like me!