Plant-based foods are not cooked over 115
degrees to keep the enzymes (proteins), the life-giving water, and
the health-giving nutrients and anti-oxidants of the plant ALIVE
to aid digestion within your body.
• VEGAN::: Our
foods are made of Vegetables, Fruits, Nuts and Seeds. No animal
products—no meats, seafood, poultry, or dairy, of any kind
are used. We take your health seriously. There’s no refined
• UNCOMPROMISINGLY GOURMET:::
You don’t have to be a raw/vegan to
love the vibrant flavor of our meals. Come by our shop and
sample our foods. See for yourself.
• FOODS TO GO:::
There are 3 ways to get Licious Dishes
Daily From Our Deli-Fridge/ At A Health Food Store Near You/ Or
Drop by the Licious Dishes Kitchen/Shop Monday to Friday from 8
am–5pm where GRAB
N’ GO meals and desserts are available in the Deli
No pre-order necessary.
Grab ‘N’ Go meals and desserts are available in the
“chilled department” of Kale’s
Natural Foods in Hawaii Kai.
Weekly Meal Bags may also be picked up at the stores.Call to arrange
pick-up at participating store.
Each week, five healthy, packaged, gourmet meals (see the four rotating
Meal Plans on the back) are available for people to order ahead
of time and pick up on Fridays with a payment prior to pick-up.
Sauces will be packaged separately from the vegetables so as not
to compromise the freshness of the meal. Ingredient labels include
easy-to-follow assembly instructions. The order of consumption is
the order in which the dishes are listed in the BROCHURE
• PROMOTING A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE:
Licious Dishes is NOT A DIET. It’s a
healthy lifestyle based on plant-based foods including vegetables,
fruits, nuts and seeds, combined with carefully selected high grade
natural sweeteners, oils, and salts.
a) Sweeteners: Sweeteners
used are low on the glycemic index and low or zero in calories:
Raw agave nectar is a natural liquid sweetener made from the cactus
plant. It has 15 calories per teaspoon and is 35% sweeter than sugar
(so we use less of it to sweeten), and low (19) on the Glycemic
Index (a ranking of carbohydrates according to their effect on blood
glucose levels). Stevia made from a shrub in South America is 300
times sweeter than sugar with zero calories and very low on the
Glycemic Index. In addition, Raw Agave Nectar is not heated over
115 degrees in its preparation. Whole foods like raisins, dates,
figs and apples to name a few are also used as sweeteners.
Oils: No cooking oils are needed and
so only high quality oils are added to Licious Dishes meals like
Barleans Highest-Lignon Flax Seed Oil (high in Omega-3 Fatty acids),
Extra-Virgin Olive Oil Cold Pressed, Extra-Virgin Coconut Oil, Macadamia
Nut Oil, and Pure Sesame Oil. At one time, oils were almost eliminated
from the “healthy” diet, but we now know that there
are essential oils necessary for the healthy functioning of our
brain and cardio vascular system. Flax Seed oil, high in omega-3
fatty acids is superior to fish oils in its taste as well as in
the fact that there isn’t any saturated fat in it. Oils taken
from fish that have been farm-raised lack the omega-3 fatty acids,
while fish caught in many of America’s polluted rivers and
oceans have a high mercury content.
||c) Salts: Table
salts which have been refined to a point where they are devoid of
trace minerals and then coated with chemicals to keep them flowing
out of the salt shaker ARE NOT used here. In fact the only Sea Salts
used in our meals are RealSalt—a pink salt harvested from ancient
riverbeds once covered over by volcanic ash, and thus not polluted
by the environment in Utah—and Celtic Sea Salt—the finest
grey salt harvested from prestine riverbeds in Brittany, France. These
salts contain 50+ trace minerals and iodine necessary for health.
Soy Sauce: This is one of two soy products (the other
being un-pasteurized miso) used by Licious Dishes, and only the Ohsawa
brand, Wheat-Free Tamari is used since it is the only brand that is
un-pasteurized, and because many people are allergic to wheat without
even knowing it. Soy is one of the highest genetically modified crop
in the world today, and the effects of the phytoestrogens (estrogens
are a growth hormone) on the human body is being hotly debated as
to whether it could lead to cancer.
Celery: People have asked whether the flaxseed crackers
contain salt and the answer is no. The salt is in the celery.
THIS LIFESTYLE INCLUDES CARING FOR THE ENVIRONMENT and leaving as
small a “footprint” on the earth as possible. We support
sustainable agriculture, so therefore meals are made with:
a) Fresh locally grown farm products are selected each week and
used as much as possible.
b) Locally grown organic vegetables are used upon availability
c) Mainland-grown organic and then non-organic vegetables are then
First of all, fresh local organic vegetables taste better than non
organic and local produce will stay fresher longer.
Secondly, organic vegetables imported from another country would
require the use of too much energy to get to your plate. That would
leave a large footprint on this earth.
Thirdly, if we don’t support our local farmers, some big developer
will rezone the agricultural lands for development, or some big
agri-business will replace our local diversified agriculture with
corn or seed crops that are genetically modified and sprayed heavily.
not “cooking” foods above 115 degrees, the living
organisms within the plants (cells full of life-giving water,
proteins, nutrients, and antioxidants) do not evaporate
into thin air. The main methods used in “un-cooking”
This is why raw foods have a fresh vibrant flavor unmatched
by cooked foods “needing” more oils and seasonings
to replace the plant’s loss flavors.
If you took a piece of the Licious Dishes dehydrated
flaxseed cracker and planted it in the ground, and watered
it, it should sprout within a few days; proving that it’s
still alive after hours of dehydrating. In raw food preparation,
all seeds (and nuts) are soaked in water to remove the enzyme
inhibiters that keep it from germinating. With a good soaking
the germination process starts within an otherwise dormant
seed. When the seed actually sprouts, it becomes a vegetable.
By eating the seed while germinating or in its sprouted
state, the active enzymes become a part of your life force
as living cuisine. Just imagine the life-giving force provided
by one soaked almond which could grow into a huge tree being
ingested as food.
2) I altered a Tatsoi Salad recipe
I obtained from a Kaiser Permanente sponsored food demonstration.
It originally called for double the amount of oil and salt
because the onions and garlic were to be sautéed prior
to being poured over the tatsoi. In addition, it called for
feta cheese, which of course I instantly deleted.
sliced red onions instead of
sautéing them, they kept their beautiful bright pink
color within which resides the antioxidants of the onion and
became soft enough for easy consumption releasing its wonderful
sweet flavor. The Sherry Vinegar was replaced with a combination
of un-pasteurized Apple Cider Vinegar and fresh Lime Juice.
The raw apple cider still has the “mother” (enzymes
of the apple) at the bottom of the jar, and the lime juice,
its Vitamin C. Also, by not heating the extra-virgin olive
oil, the molecular structure of this monounsaturated fat was
kept in its healthy state which can help to push out the bad
cholesterols from your system. This is an example of less
is more; more flavor and nutrients, with less salt and oil.
This is why raw foods have a fresh vibrant flavor unmatched
by cooked foods with added seasoning.
3) Using a high-speed blender,
sauces, soups, dressings, desserts, etc. can be made without
cooking. The friction produced by the blender blade can also
slightly heat soups prior to consumption.