Sustainability & Food Choice

March 2014
In This Issue
Al Gore in Oahu
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Meal Plan Pick-up Fri March 7th (Meal Plan 2):

* Vietnamese Salad Wraps

* Arugula Dinner Salad w. Pumpkin Seed Bread

* Zucchini Linguini Alfredo w. Mushrooms

*Kaffir Miso Pad Thai

*Syl's Garden Burger


Other Meal Plan dates:


March 14th: MP3
March 21st: MP4
March 28th: MP1


Please call 536-9680 to order your Meals.     

farmers markey pic sept 2011
Licious-ness at the Farmer's Market

Link: Hawaii Farmer's Bureau


NEW! -


5 pm - 7 pm

March 25th (Every 4th Tuesday) 


5 pm - 7 pm

March 18th (Every 3rd Tuesday)

5 - 7:30 pm
(Every Thursday)

March 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th.

(Long's Drug Store Parking Lot. We're the first booth)



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

March 1st, 8th, 15th & 22nd

(We are at our new spot next to Ma'o Organic.)    



4 - 7 pm
(Every Wednesday) 
March 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th
(Located in front of the Concert Hall on King Street. Free Parking!


8 am - 12 noon
(Every Saturday)

March 1st, 8th, 15th & 22nd.

At Ward Warehouse

Parking lot along Auahi Street.




9 am - 1 pm

(First Wednesdays)

March 5th.




Pesto Tomato Pasta  w. Local Salad  
March 1-31, 2014: 
Greens & Vines Participating  

Keep It Local:  Localicious Hawaii Campaign
Pesto Tomato Zucchini Pasta w/Local Green Salad $16.00
$1.00 Donated to Getting Agricultural Education Into Schools

"Localicious Hawaii is a program of the Hawaii Agricultural Foundation (HAF) that  recognizes local restaurants committed to buying local while also raising funds to grow future farmers.  Participating restaurants will be donating $1 from select menu item(s) created from locally grown or raised product to HAF's agricultural education programs."  They hope to raise $50,000 to get Veggie U Garden Kits into 50 elementary schools (  Each restaurant that raises a minimum of $500 will be able to adopt a DOE 4th grape classroom wanting the program in their school. 
Please help us raise the minimum and more.
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SUSTAINABILITY AND FOOD CHOICE:  Why Eating Local, "Less" Meat, and Taking Baby Steps Won't Work 

By Richard Oppenlander

    This amazing in-depth book and 1 hour presentation is a total wake-up call.  The facts are riveting!  There are 10-times-the amount of livestock to every person on earth (60 billion to 6 billion respectively).  By 2030, we will need 2 worlds to support that equation.  Three million children die of hunger every year when they could've been fed food and water that is instead, planted and fed to livestock (add pigs, chickens etc.) right next door.  The oceans are warming and fish depleted, we're running out of water and the rain forests that absorb the carbon dioxide and produce oxygen have been butchered to grow livestock in its place.  Mother Earth is just 2 degrees away from an irreversible "cancer" caused not just by global warming; we're talking about Global Depletion.  We cannot afford to take baby steps when big adult strides are a necessity.  Meatless Mondays (and fishless, chicken-less, etc.) must become an everyday choice to make a difference.  51% of the world's greenhouse gasses are caused by the use of animals as food.   You can make a change in the world's outcome, every time you pick up your fork.  Our food choices, what we grow, should be based on the healthiest, efficient foot print.  As health is wealth, so will a country's wealth be judged on the preservation of its natural resources. 

    GOOGLE THIS NOW and watch.  I just bought both of Richard Oppenlander's books and will have his Comfortably Unaware book for sale at Greens & Vines for $11 at cost.  Please arm yourself with this knowledge.  It will help you take the right path in your food choices.  No amount of electric cars, electricity-saving light bulbs, etc.; the things Al Gore suggested in his "Inconvenient Truth" will make enough change in preventing Global Depletion as what you choose to eat.  And it doesn't cost anything extra (like buying solar panels).  What an eye-opener.  I would never have guessed that the direction of my upcoming talk on "Sustainable Meat? Nope" at the Vegetarian Society Meeting (Ala Wai Clubhouse, April 8th at 7pm, and Maui, April 10th at the Cameron Center) would cause me to become an activist, again.
    When people suggest to me that what I'm doing must be hard work, my response is that it's not a job, it's a movement.  




Greens and Vines is featured on the

I will be speaking (with a short demo)
about Sustainability at the   

Vegetarian Society Hawaii Meeting:

  April 8th, Tuesday, 7PM

Ala Wai Golf Course Clubhouse

April 10th, Thursday, 7PM

Maui-Cameron Center



Al Gore is now Vegan
and he's coming to Oahu 

with a Free Sustainability Presentation

April 15th, 7 PM at the Stan Sheriff 

Link to more info




Check out 


Due to Popular Demand:


1) Restaurant Week Menu still Available.  We made it our Prix Fixe Menu.

2) "Holiday Plates" still Available.  (bowls or baskets depending on availability).  Try to give us a day (though we can do it faster depending on availability of the various things in it). 





Be the one to unwrap our "cheese" plate at a party. Just drop the cellophane and it's good to go.



Gourmet PARTY Plates 

Call: 536-9680 to Order for your next party. 

Gourmet Plates can be ordered as gifts and picked up when needed (except when we are closed for Holidays)


$30 Holiday Plate  

$30 Plate:

Macadamia Nut "Cheese"w/Fresh Rosemary, Flax Seed Thins, Maple Pecans, Chia Caviar w/Cashew Sour Kreme, Dried Pineapples, Bananas, and Star Fruit.

$40 Holiday Plate 

$40 Plate: Add: Teriyaki Almonds, Almost Pepperoni and Green Onion Pancake Crackers.

$50 Holiday Plate  

 $50 Plate: Add Olive Tapenade w/Avocados & Tomatoes (Centerpiece), and More Flax Seed Thins




People ask us, "When will you open a restaurant here (in their neighborhood)?   Pete replies, "This is it, right here, right now" at the Farmers' Market.

More Farmers' Market Days: Now Every Week!

Honolulu Market i.e., Neil Blaisdell Center Yard

Kailua Market i.e., Kailua Long's Parking Lot


We're in Queens Medical Center on Punchbowl St: usually 1st Wednesdays of the month from 9am - 1pm:

Check our Farmer's Market section on the upper left.


NEW! You can now find us at the


At Ward Warehouse

Parking lot along Auahi Street.

Saturdays from 8 am to 12 noon
(We will also still be at KCC Farmers Market too) 

Since our Business Card is our Food, come visit us and partake of our many samples. Many staunch meat -eaters have gone away with smiles on their faces and a bag full of goodies. It's a great way for us to "Share the Lifestyle." 

Tell your friends to join our e-mail list by forwarding this e-mail and/or adding their e-mail at our website: to find out about our coming events and classes. You can also find out about our monthly events at: LICIOUS DISHES EVENTS.

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
Licious Dishes