Oooh, well done Tillygirl, it does take a little bit of extra work but it feels nice knowing exactly what's going into your dog.
I know my own crew here took a while to get into eating their meat raw (I know... it seems so weird, you'd think they'd dive in!), so at first I very lightly cooked the meat, and gradually eased them towards raw.
I think this diet is great for dogs generally, but for me, it really comes into its own when the dog gets older. I think dogs fed dry food start to crock up earlier than fresh fed dogs. I think commercial foods give their liver and kidneys too much work to do over their lifetime, resulting in problems with these major organs earlier than you'd expect.
Not only that, but the fresh diet, especially when you add fish, has been proven to prevent and reverse mental ageing/dementia in older dogs.
Good luck with it, keep us posted how you get on!