Good Pho The Soul: Pho Soup Recipe
by chef tana j duncan
Pho is a delicious warming vietnamese classic, with 30 grams of protein in each serving it is a great source! Protein is a crucial macronutrient comprised of long chain Amino Acids that are the building blocks of our musculature and necessary for immune health and overall energy and wellbeing. During pregnancy, nursing and healing this is exceptionally important to get plenty of good quality protein, especially during second and third trimester, since you are building a human after all!
This quick and easy Pho “cheat” to make your life easy while still
enjoying all the nutritional and flavor benefits!
Soup Contents and toppings:
Filet mignon cut carpaccio style (order from butcher) (29/4oz) Rice noodles
Mung bean sprouts
3 tbs Sesame oil
4 star anise
3 cinnamon sticks
2 cardamom pods
4 c. Beef or Chicken bone broth (6gP/cup) 2 tbs tamari
squeeze of sriratcha
2 tbs hoisin
salt to taste
In pot add the oil and herbs and heat at medium until the spices are slightly browned and bubbling, add broth and simmer for 30-40 minutes- strain out the spices and add the sauces. Add the noodles and raw beef to bowl and add in boiling hot broth- this will cook the beef. Top with favorite herbs and veggies and enjoy!
Chef Tana J Duncan is a natural foods personal chef residing in Santa Cruz, CA. She is also owns Bay Area catering company, Salt & Stone Catering. With her love for cooking with natural foods, she has an incredible passion for pregnancy, women's health and the value of nutritional meals. In her spare time, you can catch Chef Tana cooking up something hot for her clients, adventuring in the city with her best friends or hanging out with her son, Zenovio.
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