Feel Better Pho is my new go-to, Asian comfort food when I’m under the weather. It’s an easy, 15-minute, vegan recipe that I make to feed my Pho cravings any season of the year, but especially during cold and flu season. In fact, that’s where my recipe was born.
Feel Better Pho
My first cold of the season found me unprepared with no emergency cans of chicken noodle soup on hand. I don’t really care for those anyway…but they do come in handy.
I was home alone and all I wanted was a warm bowl of veggies and noodles in a simple broth…and some spicy peppers. Oh man how I crave spicy things when I have a cold…for reals!
So, in my slow-moving, cold-stricken state, I raided my refrigerator and pantry…and came up with this super-easy, kick-butt, vegan pho that relieved my hunger and need for nutrients and hydration. Pho the win!
Feel Better Pho comes together in 15 minutes if you use a store-bought vegetable broth, which is awesome! But if you decide to make my Crazy Easy Asian Soup Broth recipe, which I highly recommend, you’re only adding about 15 minutes to the deal. That’s 30 minutes total for a bowl of homemade Asian pho!
Here’s a quick overview of my Crazy Easy Asian Soup Broth recipe instructions:
- Chop and sauté veggies (mushrooms, cabbage, onions, celery, garlic, ginger)
- Add water to veggies and simmer 20 minutes
- Strain broth (optional)
Whether you make my Crazy Easy Asian Soup Broth, or use a pre-made broth, you’re ready to Feel Better Pho pretty darned quick! And if you’re too weak to make this bowl of awesomeness because your cold or flu is getting the best of you, tell your sweetheart that I wrote the recipe with him/her in mind. It couldn’t be easier.
Here are some of my favorite pho toppings. I keep these ingredients on hand almost always because I use them for Mexican food too (which I make…often).
Just an FYI, the only ingredients in my pho recipe that aren’t everyday items are sesame oil and Hakubaku Soba (Japanese buckwheat) noodles. Please note: these noodles are not gluten-free, they’re just the ones I prefer. But, feel free to use rice noodles to make this dish gluten-free.
So, once you have the broth, it’s this easy:
- Add cooked noodles to a bowl
- Pour broth over noodles
- Add garnish ingredients (green onions, lime, cilantro, jalapeño, crushed peanuts)
I can’t wait for you to make this soup…and the flu isn’t required to do so.
If you have a sore throat and warm things are not bringing you relief, check out my Miracle Slushie Sore Throat Remedy and Orange Blast Hydration Slushie. They consist of (mostly) water/ice with added natural ingredients…and kids LOVE them!
In the meantime, CHEERS to home remedies…and always to our health!