A Tour Through My Kitchen

by Leisa on January 7, 2011

Not that long ago I had to move house, so I got to set up my new kitchen from scratch, and I thought I would invite you into my home and show you what it looks like!

Being organised is the key to success, and I find that if I have a well stocked and sorted kitchen, it makes it easier to be able to make all sorts of raw food recipes, as I can pick up most recipe books and know that I will have the ingredients on hand.  I did a blog post a while ago called “Making it Easier” and you’ll find more great tips and hints there too!

Here is a basic pantry list to help you stock your kitchen – this isn’t gospel, you can add to it, but it is a great place to start!

Raw Food Pantry List

I hope you enjoy the tour!



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Ellen January 8, 2011 at 7:53 am

That was a great video Leisa, I got a lot out of it! And I love the pink watering can under the sink!!!!!!!!!

Joanne January 8, 2011 at 9:36 am

Love the kitchen set up, thanks for the inspiration Leisa, I would love to know where you got the jars???

Leisa January 8, 2011 at 12:49 pm

Hi Joanne,
The jars are called Avanti Stockholm Canisters and I have the 17cm ones and the small ones are 11.5cm. I bought them online a few at a time from – http://www.kitchenwaredirect.com.au

Glad you enjoyed the video!

Luisa January 8, 2011 at 9:06 pm

Hi Leisa,

Thanks for the video. I love the jar idea.
Where do you get your reishi mushroom powder from?

Luisa :)

Leisa January 8, 2011 at 11:49 pm

Hi Luisa,
The Reishi Mushroom powder I got from http://www.rawpower.com.au – I get quite a few superfoods from them!

Jennie January 9, 2011 at 5:35 am

Hi Leisa,

I have just watched your video and found it interesting. My husband and I have just had guests staying for the weekend at our Villas and we did a full Raw weekend retreat for them with a Raw cooking class and luncheon on the Saturday. They were inspired and excited about there time here. We use most of the items you named but I have written down those that I don’t use and will look them up. Although we are not completely Raw we do maintain a Raw/Vegan lifestyle and offer these options to our guests. I think we are a bit unusual in what we are offereing here at Zenergie – a beautiful retreat in South Gippsland, Victoria.
Best wishes, Jennie

tabitha January 9, 2011 at 6:21 am

Hello Leisa
Wow love your new kitchen you have inspired me to clean up my own!!!
Where do you get your sundried tomatoes from??
Hope to see you at David wolfe in brissy.

Leisa January 9, 2011 at 6:46 am

Hi Tabitha,
Have fun cleaning out your kitchen!!!!!
The sundried tomatoes I get at Mrs Flannery’s at Miami – they usually have them in the bulk bins there, and they’re really good :-)
Absolutely see you in Brissy – OMG it’s not long now!

Samantha Kirton January 9, 2011 at 9:21 pm

Hi Leisa,

Just wanted to let you know that you truly are an inspiration – thank you for never giving up on your quest for health. I’m fairly sure you also inspire others, even if no one mentions it – so a big thank you from someone who notices your efforts in changing the world.


Melissa :Adelaide January 9, 2011 at 11:16 pm

Leisa always a delight to read anything on your blog. My husband and I traditionally white meat eaters have been planning to introduce more raw foods. This has inspired me greatly to get started. Its just getting the teenage boys as inspired and not needing to cook 2 meals!!!. Thanks again for always informing us and sharing your kitchen ideas. Melissa

Casey Thomas January 11, 2011 at 7:13 am

Hi Leisa,

Great video and love your blog and work you do! I look forward to connecting with you at David Wolfe’s event in Perth as I was away for the last one. Perhaps you might like to check out what I am getting up to over here in Perth to help spread the healthy living message – http://www.caseylorraine.com.

Would you mind sharing which aloe juice you buy? I have not been able to find a great quality one in Australia yet. The only really raw, whole leaf aloe I have found is in the US and because of the weight it is too expensive to ship. Do you find the one you buy to be effective?


Leisa January 11, 2011 at 9:24 am

Dear Samantha,
Thank you – that was a beautiful message to write and I really appreciate you taking the time – it means a lot.

Leisa January 11, 2011 at 9:26 am

Hi Melissa,
I’m so pleased that the video has inspired you to make some more raw foods! With teenage boys it can be a bit challenging, but if it tastes good and is filling, they often don’t even realise it’s raw! Good luck with it – if you can get to one of Raw Power’s food preparation classes or Julie’s from Conscious Choice, they would give you lots of ideas about incorporating raw into different meals so that you don’t have to prepare two different meals!

Sue Atkinson January 26, 2011 at 4:01 am

Hi Leisa,
I found myself smiling so much as I watched your video, as we share a similar kitchen. However, there are many more things you have that I am definitely going to purchase and I have downloaded the pantry list……so, cant wait to go shopping Leisa. I am also going to purchase some of those jars for a more organized storage method. Your kitchen is beautifully simple and shows such reverance. I realized how, in the long-run, your way of eating and preparing foods, has less impact on our environment in so many ways and saves money also. Less waste as well. Fresh and simple. Thank you Leisa. You are an inspiration.
Much love,
Sue xxx

Angela Kirby February 2, 2011 at 2:04 am

Fantatic leisa,
I have so enjoyed knowing you and Mr David Wolfe…..I have learnt alot….I am proud that my kitchen has shaped up quite well after your tour and I tell you I really needed to see that, perfect as I have wondered quite often about my diet regime etc…..I didnt know about the Brown mushrooms and I have a few things to get….thank you and blessings to you lesia….I would love to share this with my clients please

Joel Sculley February 2, 2011 at 4:42 am

Hi leisa,
Nice video I was wondering what you use to filter/treat your water with .
Thanks Again

Leisa February 5, 2011 at 7:44 pm

Hi Casey,
Love what you’re doing! Great work :-) I have tried many different brands of aloe very juice, and you’re correct, in Australia they often use chemical preservatives that are not the best. Morlife have one that is 99.9% pure – but yes, the best ones are from US. Maybe we need to team up and ship it in bulk so we have a supply in Aus?

Leisa February 5, 2011 at 8:08 pm

Hi Sue,
Thank you for your lovely comments and I’m glad you liked the kitchen and the way I’ve put it together – it’s fairly simple, but it works, and I find organisation is one of the keys to making it easy. I love my jars too – they make such a difference and they look good too! Great point Sue, buying organic foods in bulk and eating a mainly raw diet from local producers is much lower impact on the environment and can be very cost effective eating is season. Maybe you’ll have to post us a video of your kitchen next :-)

Leisa February 5, 2011 at 8:40 pm

Hi Angela,
Thanks so much! Feel free to share the video with as many people as you like.

Leisa February 5, 2011 at 8:41 pm

Hi Joel,
I have Wellness Filter at the moment, it goes through 4 different processes, one of which spins the water in a vortex to put energy back into it – I’m not an expert in water – but I think this system is much better than tap water :-) I also use a combination of Grander technology and the filter. If you listen to David Wolfe talk about water, he is very big on natural water from a spring with a low calcium content – so that might be a direction you could look into.

joel February 6, 2011 at 4:36 am

Hi leisa ,
thanks for the tips on the water fitlers and I will see you at the david’s lectue and workshop in melbourne cant wait :)

Kumudini March 18, 2011 at 5:22 am

Hi Leisa,

I am planning to buy Avanti Stockholm glass jars. Will you be able to give me an idea about how many litres are the jars – 17 and 11.5 cm?

Thanks and Regards,

Leisa March 19, 2011 at 1:29 am

Hi Kumudini,
Sorry, I’ve got no idea! I guess the 17cm ones would hold at least a litre?

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