Sunday, November 30, 2008


Aloha! We would like to inform you that starting this coming Sunday December 7, we will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Also, beginning this week, we'll be at the same location at 715 NE Stephens Street, but you'll find us on the inside of the parking lot, right next to Blue Mountain Computers. So don't panic if you don't see the trailer next to the street, just turn in the parking lot and you'll see us there.
The weather has prompted us to make a few changes on our menu. For the time being, we will no longer serve Hummus Sandwiches, at least until the weather starts to warm up again. Instead we are offering two new bowls. The Noodle Soup Bowl is just the thing to warm you up. Brian makes a broth from scratch to flavor these oriental-style noodles and garnishes it with fresh vegetables such as napa cabbage, shredded carrots, sliced mushrooms, and green onion. It's just $6.25. Also, the Rice, Beans, 'n Greens Bowl is available at just $5.75. Brown rice, black beans, and steamed kale or chard (depending on what's available) are topped with Brian's signature Garlic Cashew Creme Sauce. Pure comfort food!
See this week's menu at the post just below. Have a great week and see you at the Vegan Kitchen!

This Week's Specials: Dec. 1- Dec. 5 '08

Call in your order-- 808-264-5959 or 541-863-9706

Soups are small $3.00 and large $4.50. Dressings are choice of Ranch or Lemon Poppyseed

Monday Dec. 1:
Soup: Creamy Tomato
Plate: Stir-Fry Vegetables with Pad Thai Sauce, Jasmine Rice, and Green Salad $ 6.95

Tuesday Dec. 2:
Soup: Black Bean Soup
Plate: Veggie Tamales, Spanish Rice, and Green Salad $7.95

Wednesday Dec. 3:
Soup: Pumpkin-Butternut Bisque
Plate: Indian Chickpea and Potatoes-garbanzo beans and potatoes simmered in a mild tamarind curry spice served over brown rice, Garlic-Cilantro Naan, Green Salad $6.25

Thursday Dec. 4:
Soup: Vegetable Chili with Cornbread
Plate: Homemade Ravioli stuffed with Butternut Squash topped with Porcini Mushroom Sauce, Garlic Bread, and Green Salad $7.95

Friday Dec. 5:
Soup: French Lentil Vegetable
Plate: Roasted Vegetable Lasagne, Garlic Bread, and Green Salad $7.50

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Today's Specials: Friday Nov. 28 '08

Soup: Three-Mushroom Barley Soup sm. $3.00 lg. $4.50

Plate: Bulgur Tacos, Spanish Rice, and Seasoned Black Beans. $6.95

Baked Goodies: Spiced Apple Muffin Cake $1.00, Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies $1.00, Gluten-Free Snickerdoodles $1.00

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Today's Specials: Wednesday Nov. 26 '08

Soup: Cream of Tomato sm. $3.00 lg. 4.50

Plate: Vegetable Curry, Jasmine Rice, and Green Salad. Ranch or Sesame-Ginger dressing $6.95

Baked Goodies: Mini-Pumpkin Pie $3.25 or By The Slice $1.50, Cheezecake By The Slice $3.75, Carob Chip Almond Bis-cookie (Biscotti, but more like a cookie. It's yummy and you can still dip it in your Teecino!) $1.65

Closed for Thanksgiving-Open on Friday 9 a.m. -3 p.m. Happy Thanksgiving!

Today's Specials: Tuesday Nov. 25 '08

Soup: Pumpkin Butternut Bisque

Plate: Grilled Portabella on Polenta with Red Teriyaki Sauce, Haricots Verte, and Green Salad with Sesame-Ginger dressing. $7.25

Baked Goodies: Mini-Pumpkin Pie $3.25 or by the slice $1.50, Carob Chip Almond Bis-cookie $1.65

We'll be closed for Thanksgiving, open on Friday. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Today's Specials: Monday Nov. 24 '08

Soup: Golden Potato Soup sm. $3.00 lg. $4.50

Plate: Whole Wheat Penne Pasta with our signature sauce, Garlic Cashew Creme and red sauce, Garlic Bread, and Green Salad. Ranch or Sesame-Ginger Dressing $6.95

Baked Goodies: Mini-Pumpkin Pie $3.25 or by the slice-$1.50

We'll be closed on Thanksgiving, open on the day after, Friday. Have a great week!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Good News For Those Who Are Gluten-Intolerant

Here at Vegan Kitchen, Chef Brian and I try our very best to bring you deliciously, healthful culinary creations. We are glad that people are enjoying the food, and keep coming back for more. We are pleased to be able to offer a few more options for those who are gluten-intolerant. Our yummy sunshine burgers and grilled mushroom millet patties are available on Tapioca Buns, making it a completely gluten-free sandwich. And, as usual, our soups and specials are often naturally gluten-free as well. On certain dishes, we are also able to substitute ingredients to make it completely gluten-free, just ask. Thank you for all the encouragement and support, you are what make us a success!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Today's Specials: Friday Nov. 21 '08

Soup: Lentil or Minestrone sm. $3.00 lg. $4.50

Plate: BBQ Neat-loaf-a savory loaf of lentils, brown rice, bread crumbs and seasonings. Not meat-loaf, neat-loaf! With Mashed Potatoes and Mushroom Gravy, Green Salad too. $6.75

Yummy Stuff: I have Cheezecake today! Everybody's lovin' it. By the slice- $ 3.75
5" mini-cake- $8.50

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Today's Special: Thursday Nov. 20 '08

Soup: Minestrone

Plate Special: Roasted Vegetable Lasagne, Garlic Toast, Green Salad, Ranch or Sesame-Garlic dressing. $6.95

Today's Specials: Wednesday 19 '08

Soup: Pumpkin-Butternut Bisque sm. $3.00 lg. $4.50

Plate Special: Indian Vegetable Curry, Jasmine Rice, Green Salad. Ranch or Sesame-Garlic dressing. $6.75

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Now Taking Orders...

Now accepting orders for your holiday gathering or special occassion. We have a very special cheezecake. Deliciously lemon-y, melt in your mouth, it's-not-your-traditional cheesecake, but very close with definite advantage: much healthier! Our filling has cashews and heart-healthy, immune-boosting (among other benefits) pure unrefined coconut oil. Order with a raw crust of dates and nuts for a completely "raw" dessert, or a baked crust. 9" cake-- $34.95
Also available is our vegan pumpkin pie. We use a traditional recipe with cinnamon, cloves, and ginger. However, instead of dairy, we use a heavy cashew creme. This pumpkin pie is creamy and rich. 8" pie -- $10.95

For Thanksgiving, pick up time will be at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday 26th, or 10:00 a.m. on Thursday 27th.

Today's Specials: Tuesday Nov. 18, 2008

Soup- Indian Curry Soup sm. $3.00 lg. $4.50

Plate- Stir-fry Vegetables with Black Bean Sauce, Brown Rice, and Green Salad $ 6.95

Baked Goodies- Cherry Vanilla Scones $1.85 --or-- Carob Almond Biscotti $1.65 ==perfect to go with your hot Teecino! No caffeine, rich coffee-like flavor. High in potassium for natural energy boost.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Today's Special: Monday Nov. 17, 2008

Soup- Black Bean Soup sm. $3.00 lg. $4.50
Plate- Tacos with bulgur-filling, topped with shredded lettuce, tomato and Brian's special spicy sauce, Spanish Rice, and Green Salad $ 6.95

Baked Goodies-
Carob Almond Biscotti $1.65 (whole wheat flour, unbleached flour, almond flour, raw sugar, applesauce, almond milk, grapeseed oil, baking powder, pure vanilla and almond extracts, vegan carob chips, sea salt)
Mini-Pumpkin Pie $3.25 (Filling: fresh pumpkin, cashew creme, raw sugar, egg replacer, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, sea salt. Crust: whole wheat flour, grapeseed oil, almond milk, raw sugar, sea salt)

This Weeks Specials: Mon. Nov. 17- Fri. Nov. 21

Soup- Black Bean Soup
Plate- Tacos with bulgur-filling, topped with shredded lettuce, tomato and Brian's special spicy sauce, Spanish Rice, and Green Salad $ 6.95

Soup- Indian Curry Soup
Plate- Stir-fry Vegetables with Black Bean Sauce, Brown Rice, and Green Salad $ 6.95

Soup- Creamy Butternut
Plate- Indian Vegetable & Chickpea Curry, Jasmine Rice, and Green Salad $6.95

Soup- Minestrone
Plate- Vegetable Lasagne, Garlic Multigrain Toast, and Green Salad $ 6.95

Soup- Golden Potato Soup
Plate- Homestyle Neatloaf, Mac 'n Chee, and Green Salad $ 6.95

Soups are $3.00 for small (12 oz.) or $4.50 for large (16 oz.)

Choice of dressings for salad- Ranch or Sesame Garlic

Menu items and prices may be subject to change without notice, we'll try our best to notify of any changes in advance, thank you.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Today's Specials: Friday Nov. 14 '08

Good Day! Today we have two soup specials...

Smoky Tomato Corn Chowder
Vegetable Stew

small $3.00 large $4.50

Our plate special is Vegetable Chow Mein Noodles with a Shiitake Mushroom Sauce (this sauce is awesome over noodles!), Cucumber Salad, and Green Salad. $ 6.95

Today we close early...3 p.m. Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Today's Specials: Thursday Nov. 13, '08

Soup: Corn Chowder sm. $ 3.00 lg. $4.50

Plate: Breaded Gluten Cutlet,* Mashed Potatoes, Onion and Mushroom Gravy and Macaroni/Potato Salad. $ 6.95
*(Gluten: also called "wheat meat." The protein part of wheat, when mixed with water and seasonings, produces a 'meaty' texture),

Baked Goodies: Today we have Baked Mochi Dessert for $1.89. This is a traditional Japanese dessert made out of water, coconut milk, sweet rice flour, raw sugar. It is sweet, chewy and delicious.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Today's Specials: Wednesday Nov. 12 '08

Soup: Tomato Spinach Stew

Plate: Thai Vegetable Curry, Jasmine Rice, and Green Salad. Choice of Ranch or Lavender-Mint dressing. $6.50

Have a great day!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Today's Specials/Veteran's Day

We will be open earlier due to the scheduled Veteran's Day Parade. Visit us between 9 a.m. -5 p.m. Along with our daily specials and normal menu, we will also have two new items on the menu just for a few days, we may decide to keep it on the menu at a future time.
Nowadays it's hard to find much without soy in it (I am intolerant to soy), so I was happy to find a rice-based yogurt. Sweet creaminess with that slight yogurt "bite", due to the live active cultures like in real yogurt (yay! good probiotics!). Ricera is wheat-free, gluten-free, soy-free and casein-free. It's made with organic brown rice. You've just got to know you're getting something good!
Or you might want to try the Onion and Dill Almond Creme Cheese slathered on a whole grain toasted bagel. Simple ingredients make up the creme cheese. Blanched almonds are blended fine and creamy with a little H2O, lemon juice, and sea salt. I add granulated onion and dried or fresh dill for flavor. The result is so much like the "real thing." But even better 'cause it's good for you.
Breakfast Items:
Ricera Vanilla Rice Yogurt with Hemp Seed Granola and Fresh Fruit $ 3.25
Onion & Dill Almond Creme Cheese on Toasted Bagel $ 2.25

Soup: Lentil-Vegetable Soup- a blend of fresh vegetables simmered with green and brown lentils, added a touch of herbs, seasonings, and sea salt to bring out the garden-fresh flavor and the richness of lentils. small $3.00 large $4.50

Plate Special: Whole Wheat Penne Pasta with tomatoes, sundried tomatoes, basil, and capers sauce, served with Toasted Pita/Olive Dip & Green Salad $ 6.25
Baked Goodies: Carob Chip Almond Biscotti $1.65

Monday, November 10, 2008

Today's Specials

Soup: Pumpkin and Butternut Bisque--creamy and mild flavored with just a hint of curry and ginger, just the thing to warm you up as the days get cooler. small $ 3.00 large $ 4.50

Plate Special: Black Bean Enchilada--mildly-spiced with roasted chilies, this enchilada sauce smothers layers of corn tortilla, black beans, potatoes, corn, and vegetables. Served with Cilantro-Lime Rice and a fresh Garden Salad with your choice of Ranch or Lavender-Mint Dressing. $ 6.95

We are happy to accept your phone orders- 541-863-9706 or 808-264-5959.

We'll be open early tomorrow (Tuesday) because of the Veteran's Day Parade. 9 a.m.-5 p.m

Friday, November 7, 2008

Today's Specials

Well folks, it's been a long week for us. We are ready for the weekend and the much-needed rest. Reminder: today is the early day, close at 3:00 p.m.
Today's Specials:
Soup: Portuguese Bean Soup small $3.00 large $4.50
Plate Special: Whole Wheat Penne Pasta with Marinara Sauce, Garlic Focaccia (white), Green Salad with Ranch or Lemon Poppyseed dressing. $6.25
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Apologies and Today's Specials

Everybody's wondering what happened to us last week. That's partly why I created this blog, is so that you can be up-to-date informed.
It happened like this... Several months ago, before starting up the food trailer Brian had agreed to return to the Portland/Vancouver area to do a couple of cooking demonstrations. We drove up last Monday so that he could do the demo for the Beaverton SDA Church. There was a nice crowd who came out to see him make the Vegetable Paella with Garlic Cashew Sauce, and he also did a wonderful Butternut Squash soup. We had a couple of days in between to get some errands done and pick up some much needed supplies, then drove up to Vancouver, WA to do a demo for the NW Vegetarian Society. Again, he showed the group of about 25 people, to do the Vegetable Paella and Garlic Cashew Creme Sauce. As well as the popular Oriental Shumai, our most requested item on our menu. We are thankful to the crowd there for their patience, toward the end of the demo, oops! the fire alarm was set off from the cooking. We all had to go outside where Brian finished the cooking, the guests enjoyed the samples, and then the fire department came and turned off the alarm. Phew! We made it through!
And I have to say, we're so very appreciative of that awesome article that came out in the News Review (thank you Adam, for the great article! and Robin for the great pictures!) but were not prepared for success. We ran out of food a couple of times. (Sorry!) So, on Friday, all loaded up with more good vegan food and supplies, we headed home.
Our most sincere apologies for not being there. Now, we're back to work and before I tell you what the specials are, please make it a point to visit our good friend's website some time. Julie Hasson is an awesome vegetarian/vegan chef and she's got video demonstrations of her recipes plus many other chefs in realm of vegetarian/vegan cooking. Brian's got a couple of videos on there too. Best part is being able to see a dish being made, and you can print out the recipe too. Happy cooking!
Today's Specials:
Plate Special: Stuffed Green Bell Peppers with Penne Pasta and Green Salad $6.00
Soup Special: Black Bean Soup small $3.00 large $4.50

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Location, Business Hours, & Today's Specials

We are located at 715 NE Stephens Street in Roseburg Oregon. Just a little further south of Winchester Street on the east side. Some of our neighboring businesses are Blue Mountain Computers and Bill Tipton's Barber Shop. There's also a community help place where you can find access to all kinds of resources and even receive a free bible. Look for us in the white trailer.
As winter approaches and sun sets earlier each day, not to mention daylight savings time that sneaked up on us (us Hawaiians are still not used to that), we are having to adjust our hours. Please visit us Monday thru Thursday from 11 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Today's Specials:
Thai Curry with Nasi Goreng Jasmine Rice and a side of organic green salad. Choice of Lemon Poppyseed or Ranch dressing. $6.50
Or you can just order the Thai Curry as a soup. $3.00 small $4.50 large

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

vegan kitchen

Aloha! and welcome to the Vegan Kitchen blog. Here you will have personal insights as to what's going on with veggie chefs Brian and Crystal. As well as information on the Vegan Kitchen trailer site, hours of operation, and what's on the menu. If you are a citizen of the lovely Roseburg community, then you may have already seen this article posted in the News Review on Sunday October 19, 2008. Eatin' vegan The News-Review - We got lots of people coming and checking us out and trying out our 'ono (delicious) food. Especially the Oriental Shumai which was featured in the article. We have had such positive encouragement from our visitors which only reinforces the fact that we are happy to be here!