Monday, November 06, 2006

Pho Bo

As you might imagine our motivation is a little lacking these days so I'm posting last night's dinner tonight. And tonight all we had were leftovers. We're in need of distractions so we had a friend over for dinner last night. Typically when we have someone over we'll make something tried and true but this time we tried something new. The Pho Bo, or Vietnamese "Beef" Noodle Soup turned out to be another gem from Nava Atlas' Vegetarian Soups for All Seasons. It's veganized with the help of seitan and vegetable stock and it hit the spot on a cold night. We started with a basic salad with our simple Asian dressing of sesame oil, rice vinegar and soy sauce and we also made some fried rice.
Edit: I just realized that the Pho Bo recipe is also in the latest issue of VegNews (Nov/Dec 06)


Anonymous said...

looks good! what did your friend think?

springsandwells said...

wow, the soup looks great. I suppose I may need to get a copy of that book... so many folks are happily cooking from it. thanks for posting.

funwithyourfood said...

Thank you for posting. I know how easy it is to just want to quit- we all appreciate it.


Anonymous said...

I hope you guys are continuing to hang in there.
The food, as ever, looks wonderful. I've never had vegan Pho, didn't even know such a thing is possible. This alone makes that book worth having.

Anonymous said...

It was awesome! Chris is a great cook! It was great to share warm soup with friends on a cold winter night.

Chris said...

Why thank you Wanda ;-)

And thanks to everyone else. I was just flipping through the new issue of VegNews and I realized that Nava Atlas has a piece in there with several soup recipes from this book and the Pho Bo is one of them. So if you don't have the book at least pick up a copy of VegNews.