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Posted: Sunday, December 16, 2012 10:09 AM

Does the mention of Raw Foods
conjure pictures of boring veggie sticks and salads?

Smell, Taste—then, Think again! Sylvia Thompson did in May of 2005.

On the way to Bermuda, at a stop in New York with her husband, Pete, they dined at a raw food restaurant, Pure Food and Wine.

“That’s when the lights went on,” Thompson says. “Each bite was so vibrant, I didn’t even think—oh, it’s raw—and when the dessert came, I had to ask, if it was vegan (containing no animal products).” That first experience at a raw restaurant made a lasting impression on her, much more than the three vegan cooked dinners she had several nights before at several of New York’s highly-rated, fine dining French restaurants.

Before returning to Hawaii, they took in more raw meals at Café Gratitude in San Francisco. Sylvia picked up a stack of raw recipe books there, and began “un-cooking” meals and sharing them with friends at jazz venues.

While attending the San Francisco Jazz Festival in October ‘05, a lemon “cheesecake” at the raw restaurant Alive, turned Sylvia’s and her friend, Becky Woodland’s head around, and they registered for May-June (2006) raw food classes at the Living Light International Culinary Arts School. Returning as Certified Chef/Instructors from culinary school, Sylvia with the help of Becky, launched Licious Dishes.

Licious Dishes LLC DBA Greens & Vines was conceived after Sylvia read an article in the New York Times in January of ’06 about meal assembly centers called Super Suppers and Dream Dinners. She realized that it was a way to express her passion in making raw vegan meals available to people without having to get stuck at a food establishment until late at night. “I’m too old for that. I enjoy spending my evenings with my hubby.”

Foods To Go: Daily - at our deli-fridge, a store near you or by subscription A customer told me frankly that people don’t want other people touching their food who are “yackin’ away” with their friends. Besides, convenience is a big part of the Licious Dishes mantra. We take all the shopping, chopping and mopping out of our customers’ meal preparation. Why make them package it? Besides, there is a crying need for raw-vegan gourmet packaged meals to-go. People live busy lives and don’t have time to go out to restaurants or to pick up meals to-go everyday. The packaged meals can be eaten at dinner time or taken to the office for lunch.

Ph: 808-536-9680
Address: 909 Kapiolani Blvd. Unit B Honolulu, HI 96814

Dinner: Monday-Saturday 5pm to 9pm. Lunch: Monday-Saturday 11am to 2pm. Sundays: CLOSED

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