Un-PHO-gettable Easy Vegan Pho

Pho, a type of Vietnamese soup, has been around for more than 100 years, but thanks to my recently-addicted husband, I’m just now hopping aboard this noodle train. I admit, I’m not much of a soup fan. I can eat it if I have to, but I’m certainly not going to seek out a bowl and crave it anytime soon. I’m a fan of vibrant, fresh, crunchy food so the thought of a mushy soup, especially one loaded with raw sliced beef in an {more than likely} MSG-laced broth of boiled bones doesn’t quite appeal to me. Until now. I mean, my plant-based copycat pho does at least.

Read More

Moms {Don't Get Sick} Soup

So I never get sick. It's been a solid "more years than I can remember" stretch of sick free living {that time at Christmas doesn't count because I think I was just exhausted taking care of everyone else in my house who had the flu} despite my littles or hubs coming down with this or that. I have an immune system of steel I tell you. Or at least I did. Up until last week. Ugh. What started as a rare night of me letting loose and doing the one thing that makes summer summer for me... eating s'mores over the campfire... my little guy and I woke up feeling not very well at all. Sore throat and that overall feeling of being hit by a truck took over. Plus coughing for the little guy. Was this my punishment? I mean, I replaced the Hershey's with a clean 85% dark chocolate square... for all 3... Regardless, I needed soup. 

Read More