Call it getting a head start on your New Year’s resolution.
|Raw Pad Thai|
If it took one raw lemon cheesecake for Licious Dish owner and chef Sylvia Thompson to run-not-walk to a raw culinary career, imagine what one of her vegan, raw, gluten-free meals might do for you. People rave about her Living Lasagna, wicked chocolate tart, and goji-strawberry kombucha beverage, but these days I’m digging Kaffir Miso Pad Thai: crunchy bell peppers, carrots, onion, purple cabbage, bean sprouts and kelp noodles coated by lip-smacking kaffir lime miso sauce, then sprinkled with cilantro and sesame cashews. Thompson often tells customers this colorful mix represents “the antioxidants your body needs to keep from rusting from the inside out,” but the flavor alone will convert you. 650 Iwilei Rd, #170, Honolulu, 808-536-9680; e-liciousdishes.com