This bowl = my heaven. Royal pho broth with cabbage ribbons and vietnamese spiced pork meatballs, you have my heart.
Since giving up most grains I haven’t been dining out for as many meals as I used to, and definitely I have not been indulging in big bowls of steaming pho with long slurp worthy rice noodles and more aromatics than my head knew what to do with.
Considering that pho is one of my ultimate comfort foods (helllllo one too many glasses of wine! How does pho always know how to fix that?!), I’ve been coping okay, but when it started snowing this week AGAIN in Seattle, I knew I had to do something about my life without pho.
And I am so excited about this soup recipe! Thai carrot and sweet pepper coconut soup with cilantro pesto that’s paleo, and can easily be made dairy free + vegan.
The flavors sing like a ray of sunshine in the cold days of February and really are kind of life-changing. As I write this we’re getting our first REAL snow of the winter here in Seattle, and I couldn’t think of something would rather cozy up to more than this vibrant bowl of soup!
I would actually, (probably) eat some type of soup for every meal if I could get away with it. I’ve definitely been known to have soup for breakfast when I wasn’t cooking for anyone else!
Unfortunately, Patrick isn’t always up for soup for breakfast // lunch // dinner, so I can’t exactly live out my dream soup for every meal, but I’ll just go ahead and sneak it in as much as I can!
And with recipes like this, I don’t get too many complaints.