New Meal Plan Pick-up Locations

July 2016
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Meal Plan Pickup

7/01: MP3

7/08: MP4

7/15: MP1

7/22: MP2

7/29: MP3


Please call 536-9680 

to order your meals.


Licious-ness at the Farmers' Markets

Link: Hawaii Farmer's Bureau
5 - 7:30 pm
(Every Thursday)

7/7, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28 
(Long's Drug Store Parking Lot. We're the first booth.)


(KCC) Farmer's Market
7:30 - 11 am
(Every Saturday)

7/2, 7/9, 7/16, 7/23, 7/30 
We are next to Frankie's Nursery

8 am - 12 noon
(Every Saturday)
7/2, 7/9, 7/16, 7/23, 7/30
At Ward Warehouse
Parking lot along Auahi Street

9 am - 1:30 pm
(First Wednesday)

You Don't Have To Be  A Member of  The  Fitness Center To  Pick Up Your Meals
360 Strong in Kapolei
Hot Yoga 8 in Kaimuki
Sun Yoga in Aina Haina

You requested recurring billing and we're now offering 4 weeks of Meal Plans at $80/Meal Plan or $320

Also, refer a friend and get your next Meal Plan at $80, or you can apply the special price to your referred friend.  Just call in your order. has the link too.

Look For Us At These
Summer Events In July!

The Best of Honolulu Fest
Honolulu Hale, 07/16/16, 10am-5pm

Pro-Fitness "Summer Games"
863 Halekauwila, 07/23/16, 1:30-5 pm
Free Event

We Keep Tweaking
Our Recipes A nd
Our Business Model
Change is never easy, but without change, there can be no improvement.  Around this time last year, we decided to become a "fast gourmet" restaurant rolling all the roles of service into one person per shift.  A passion for Licious, live, vegan food is also expressed in our staff's great attitude and involvement at the Farmers' Markets.  We've been fortunate that the right people with the right personality and attitude for the all-in-one positions, appeared when we needed them, replacing the ones whose excitement in promoting our food, withered away.
We even had a Japanese student (Riko Kato) for 3 months giving us her all.  She's back in Japan and will graduate from the university next April, and hopes to come back to Greens & Vines at that time.  Another Japanese "student" (Tomoyuki "Tom" Harada, not an actual student) has appeared offering his time to train in our kitchen and lend a hand at the Farmers' Market.

It's not just a fluke that these Japanese nationals have volunteered at our restaurant.  I see Japan as one of the first places I will take my recipe book (translated into Kanji), doing demos, and possibly doing consulting work in creating raw, vegan, gourmet restaurants there.  Already, half of the free advertising Licious Dishes, Greens & Vines has received over these past 9 years has been from Japan.  I am opening my psyche to what the world can offer me for a new chapter in life of travel, demos and consulting.  So by the time it happens, it's going to seem like great luck.  But I believe in making my own luck.  Just like I am "lucky" to have such a great kitchen staff stay with me for all these years, which will allow me to venture forward with a new chapter.
You'll also see changes in our upcoming revised Brochure.  We will replace the Arugula Salad meal with our Mango-Avocado Salsa "Tostada" meal.  We will tweak the Garden Taco as well.  Sometimes we decide to change little things out like not including oil anymore in our Moo Shu Wraps because the Hoi Sin Sauce will break down the cabbage once combined in the wrap, so it's healthier not to have the added oil.

Some changes may also be caused by communication confusion.  Like I noticed there wasn't Pesto in my Pizza Meal one week.  I thought it was only for my meal until a customer mentioned that the pesto was missing from her meal as well, and also pointed out the missing oil in the Moo Shu Wrap meal.  I thank you for your comments and suggestions. 
That being said, I haven't had time to complete the recipe book, as I've been concentrating on spreading our roots around the island to Spread Health and make Licious Dishes Greens & Vines a lot more sustainable in return.

Oil-less Meals
While we do have oil-less foods available for people who are participating in the Dr. Dean Ornish program in which heart patients can claim food as medicine, I have mentioned to people that in a pinch, they can always ask for dressings and sauces on the side, and do what I learned from a Jane Fonda cookbook years ago.  She recommended that just stick the tines of your fork into the sauce, then scoop up the veggies onto the fork and eat it.  You will be able to lose weight, while lowering the amount of salt and oil in your food.
In addition, I describe to people adhering to the Ornish diet, that while converting cooked food to raw vegan, I found a bunch of hidden salt, oil, and garlic.  In converting a Kung Pao Chicken recipe to vegan and raw, I left out the Chicken, so no need the meat, cornstarch, salt, oil, and garlic.  So now, all I was left with was the veggies, the sesame oil, garlic, chili flakes and salted cashews on the side (instead of peanuts).
So when you think of it, our food only has one dose of oil, salt, and garlic.  And, no processed food like cornstarch either.  Also, it's a "good oil" not a cheap cooking oil.  Now, when you apply the Jane Fonda fork tine technique, you don't have to sacrifice flavor for health.

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Looking for a heart-healthy gift?
Licious Dishes Gift Certificates now available in any amount!
Call us to order via credit card and we can mail it to your recipient(s).

Sylvia Thompson
Greens & Vines, a subsidiary of Licious Dishes