As you've discovered there are a few different schools when it comes to raw feeding. The links that have been highlighted already cover a wide variety of examples of a suitable raw diet. When I began feeding raw I used frozen raw varieties from www.naturesvariety.com
At the time I was working for a natural dog and cat food retailer in the Pacific Northwest. We were fortunate enough to have the owner of Raw Advantage stop in our store to answer questions and provide us with the information we needed to recommend a raw diet (not just her label). You might try a prepared frozen raw diet to test the waters. Once you feel comfortable with a raw diet for your feline you can play around with the recipe you believe is best.
Not all of us are as fortunate as Sharky to have a vet that has studied animal nutrition. A quick look at the curriculum of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University shows that not one class in a four year program is taught about animal nutrition. But it's not just Iowa State, vets receive little if any training at all when it comes to animal nutrition. Oh the stories I have heard about owners telling their vet about a raw diet only to have the vet tell them that they will kill their beloved pet if they feed a raw diet consisting of chicken, beef, rabbit, lamb or what have you. Most vets offer food for sale in their practice. Science Diet, Eukunuba, pick up a bag and look at the ingredient panel. Animal by-products, artificial colors, artificial preservatives. Is this what your cat was designed to eat? Vets are a tremendous source of information, and they save life's of pets everyday. But when it comes to my cat, Zoe, her nutrition is in my hands. Not a vet who would like to sell me the equivalent of McDonald's to feed my cat. I would urge you to find a holistic vet if possible and discuss raw feeding with him or her. He or she is more likely to be on board with your raw feeding plan and will approach illness with your feline in general with a more natural approach. If you don't have a holistic vet in your area, see if one would be interested in consulting.
I've read a few posts on this site where it has been said a raw diet has killed and caused illness in cats. Not once have I read such a first hand account on www.thecatsite.com
Many people will raise an eyebrow when you tell them you feed your cat a raw diet. My parents and many of my friends own cats and dogs. Even they look at me funny when I suggest a turkey neck for a dog with plaque build up. Or the cat who has an allergy to chicken, did they they try raw chicken I ask. Heat changes protein, it's not the same cooked as it is raw a cat who has an allergic reaction to cooked chicken may not have a reaction to raw chicken. This Thanksgiving I scored a small victory when I requested my mother save the turkey neck and organs. After dinner my families' seven year-old Golden Retriever ate a turkey neck for dinner while the two cats feasted on the organs. A week later I'm happy to confirm all three are still alive and my mother doesn't think I'm as crazy for recommending a raw diet.
When feeding a raw diet you have the piece of mind knowing exactly what your cat is consuming. Need I mention melamine? Feeding raw is not for everyone. It is more time consuming. Your are preparing the food yourself, extra diligence is needed in the sanitation department. Besides the obvious when handling raw meat, it means washing the food dish after every meal. Sanitation is more cause for concern than the raw diet itself. Feel free to PM with questions/concerns.