PO Box 15516, Asheville, NC 28813, US



This Week's Special: Gumbo


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Order some Gumbo today for a quick mid-week meal or a special weekend get together.  Add wine, baggette and zydeco and you and your friends will be eating in the Frence Quarter.

A Little About Us, Then On To The Products

Vegetable Kingdom celebrates great food of all types from all regions!  We discover foods to cook and are most excited to share our findings with you.  We cook to provide you with great food because we know you are busy teaching our children, putting out forest fires, studying to be a doctor, growing our crops, building our houses and raising your children.  We spend many hours every day cooking great food so you can get home, open a Vegetable Kingdom jar and have a great meal in front of you and your family in minutes instead of hours.  Sounds perfect?  We do it for you.

We Cook A Lot Of Food

Food is one of the best ways to learn about a place, it's history and it's people, but obviously it is here to eat and enjoy and to share with family and friends. Ann Gassenheimer & Pat Gallagher have been exploring and cooking delicious and interesting food for most of their lives.  Beginning with deep south classics and regional specialties, then expanding into many world cusines, the pair have learned the power of the herb and spice, bitter and sweet and the complexities the world of flavors has to offer.

A Winner Of A Dinner

All of our specialty foods are designed for you to be in control.  Saute the protein, tofu, vegetable protein, additional herbs and spices - whatever you desire - pour in the VK jar and go from there to anywhere.  Serve over rice, noodles, grits, polenta, cous-cous.  Make soups, stews, sauces, casseroles, whatever you want to eat.  


New Orleans Style Gumbo - 12.00

Our gumbo features all of the classic flavor notes, including roux, file, okra and the trinity of bell pepper, onion & celery. Variations of this meal are endless- just add your favorite proteins or protein substitutes.  See recipes below for some ideas to get your imagination going.   


Tomatoes, onions, peppers, celery, okra, water, parsley, garlic, thyme, oregano, bay leaves, wheat flour, canola oil, vinegar, molasses, anchovies, cloves, tamarind extract, chili pepper extract, salt, pepper, spices, file, citric acid.  Contains wheat & fish.

Classic Thai Massaman Curry - 12.00

Massaman Curry is loved the world over. Try our authentic curry full of flavor from exotic spices cooked with fresh vegetables in creamy coconut milk. Thick, rich, and delicious alone or with added vegetables and protein. The history of this dish goes all the way back to 17th century Thailand. In 2011 CNN ranked Massaman curry as number one in an article titled “World’s 50 most delicious foods”



Potato, carrot, onion, water, ginger, coconut milk, garlic, lime, sugar, fish sauce, coconut oil, tamarind, celery, tomato, soy protein, salt, yeast extract, maltodextrin (from corn), soybean oil, lemongrass, cilantro, spices. Contains fish, soy.


Creole Sauce - 12.00

 Try our Creole sauce. It’s one of the best ways to serve up a hearty and satisfying meal, full of the vibrancy and vitamin C that make tomatoes a perennial favorite flavor. See our recipe section for many ideas. Creole sauce typically used with shrimp over rice, may also be prepared with chicken, sausage and red beans, or with vegetables alone. Vegetarian.  


Tomatoes, onions, peppers, celery, water, parsley, garlic, thyme, oregano, bay leaves, wheat flour, canola oil, carrots, potato, vinegar, pepper, soy protein, yeast extract, maltodextrin (from corn), spices. Contains wheat & soy.

Brunswick Stew - 12.00

Brunswick Stew, aka Camp Stew was often made over a campfire in hunting and fishing camps, traditionally with wild game. Directions: Pour contents of jar into cooking pot, adding 1/2 jar of stock, tomato juice or water and cooked meats- chicken, pork, ground beef, or game. Add additional vegetables as desired. Simmer stirring often. Serve over cooked rice or add dumplings. Season to taste and enjoy.


Potatoes, tomatoes, onions, water, lima beans, corn, vinegar, anchovies, cloves, tamarind extract, chili pepper extract, lemon juice, soy protein, yeast extract, maltodextrin (from corn), canola oil, salt, pepper, spices, butter, citric acid. Contains fish, soy, dairy.

Vegetable Kingdom Products Delivered To You

The recommended method for ordering Vegetable Kingdom products is to follow these steps:

1. email vegetablekingdom@gmail.com include the product name(s) and number of jars of each product. Include the address to which you wish your order shipped.  Also include your telephone number.

2. We will collect your order and prepare to ship to you.  At that time, we will contact you via the phone number you provide and tell you your final price including shipping cost.  We will then confirm your order and take your credit card information.   For your financial safety, we do not keep credit card information on file.

Send Vegetable Kingdom Products As Gifts To Friends & Family

Follow the ordering method recommended and in your email, provide the name(s) of your gift recipients along with their address, and the product(s) you wish to send as a gift to them.  We will ship directly to them and add a gift card containing the message you wish to send.  We will provide this service to as many people as you wish.

Corporate gift packages can be ordered that include your choice of VK products and a customized message to recipients. Contact us for special corporate rates and services.

Anyone who prefers is welcome to call and place an order over the phone.

French Style Mustard Vinaigrette 8.00

Dee’s Salad: 

Combine romaine, craisins, pine nuts, & fresh grated parmesan. Before serving, toss with Dee’s Diamond Dressing. Add fresh 

ground pepper to taste. Bring to room temp. 

Also great for shrimp, chicken.  Watch for many dressing recipes throughout the summer months!


Vinegar, EV Olive Oil, Mustard,Canola Oil, Water, Garlic, Salt, Pepper.  

Japanese Style Tofu Dressing 8.00

This rich and healthy gluten-free dressing is delicious on any green salad. For a satisfying and quick meal, build a salad with toppings like boiled eggs, tomato, radish, olives, sun- flower seeds...then add Tofu Dressing. 


Tofu, Olive Oil,  Onion, Vinegar, Soy, Water,  Garlic, Basil, Xanthan.

Greek Style Feta Dressing 8.00

This rich, gluten-free dressing is delicious on salads and sandwiches. Try in a wrap with grilled veggies, beef, lamb, or chicken. 


Water, Canola Oil, Olive Oil, Feta Cheese, Lemon, Non-Fat Milk, Egg, Vinegar, Onion, Garlic, Dill, Parsley, Spices .


Nana's Creole Red Beans & Rice

1 - 32 oz  jar of VK Creole Sauce

1 cup onion

1 cup celery

1 cup green pepper

1/4 cup garlic

Olive oil

1lb sausage cut up

2 cans of red beans

2 T parsley

2 bay leaves


In a large soup pot, saute 1 cup each onions, celery, and green pepper, plus 1/4 cup garlic in 2-3 T olive oil.

Add 1 lb sausage cut up.

Add jar of VK Creole sauce, 2 cans of red beans, 2 T parsley, and 2 bay leaves.

Cook until flavors blend, stirring. Serve over rice and garnish with parsley.

Crispy Tofu & Sweet Potato Curry


1 32 oz jar Massaman Curry

1 package hard Tofu.

1 peeled sweet potato

1/4 cup peanut oil

cooked rice

Cut sweet potato into thin strips.  Place on an oiled baking pan and place into a 350 degree oven.  Bake until soft.  

While the potato is baking, dry the tofu and cut it into thin rectangular strips.

Place peanut oil in frying pan and heat to frying temperature.

Place tofu strips into the hot oil and cook until golden brown.  Remove tofu onto a bed of paper towels to soak off excess oil.  Heat Massaman Curry in a sauce pan until hot.  Place cooked rice into bowls.  Pour Massaman Curry over rice.  Add crispy tofu and roasted sweet potato.  Serve with a parsley garnish.

Chicken & Sausage Gumbo with Variations

 Easy one pot meal:

Saute sausage and chicken, pour in Gumbo, add seafood before serving over rice.

Any kind of meat, fowl, or seafood may be added, alone or in combination.

Also delicious with tofu and vegetable protein meat substitutes

Serve with bread and salad for a hearty meal your family will love.

Many more recipes can be found in our Blog at the end of the web site below.

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Vegetable Kingdom

PO Box 15516, Asheville, NC 28813, US

(843) 441-3339 / (843) 473-5149


Monday - Saturday: 9am - 5pm

Sunday: Closed

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