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Not Pho-real!

June 7, 2012  |  Food  |  Share

OK, so I tried to be a little more creative with the title of this post. I just love all the names of some local Pho restaurants. My favorite is What the Pho? hehe to good. Anyway I really love Pho and was starting to make it before our switch over to Paleo. But I haven’t made it since. I have been wanting to do more with our broth that we make then just drinking it or making stews with it, so I thought of Pho. I wouldn’t really call this Pho though. I put some little meatballs in it and some veggies. I guess it would be more of a soup with sweet potato noodles. Yes, I said sweet potato noodles. I just used a spiral cutter that I got on groupon for the first time. Now to the recipe.

Sweet Potato Noodle Soup.


1 pound ground pork or any ground meat
1 Tablespoon Coconut aminos
1/2-1″ of chopped up ginger (you can use powder, I usually do since its easier)
3 mushrooms chopped. I used cremini, but shiitake would be good too.
1/2 Teaspoon cardomom
Few sprigs of cilantro chopped
Salt n Pepper to taste

Coconut Oil for sauteing veggies
2 Med. Carrots chopped
3 Celery chopped
5 Mushrooms sliced
1/2 Green Bell Pepper chopped (You could add more, but we aren’t eating a ton of nightshades right now)
1 Zucchini sliced
Handful of green beans chopped
1/2 Teaspoon each of Coriander, Cinnamon, Chili powder and Tumeric
2 Tablespoons Coconut aminos
1 Tablespoon Fish Sauce
1 Large Sweet Potato cut on your spiral cutter. I cut mine on the thinnest size. Probably 1/8 inch thick.
6 Cups of Bone Broth. This is where I learned to make broth. See below for a few notes.
2 Cups of coconut water. Optional. You can use more broth. I ran out so I tried this.
3 eggs Optional. I whisked these up and add at the end like egg drop soup.

These are all optional
Chopped green onion or shallots
Coconut Aminos

Mix up all the Meatball ingredients together and form into 1″ meatballs. Saute them in a large pot in coconut oil. Once they are browned on all sides add in all your veggies except the sweet potato noodles. When the veggies are tender add in your spices along with your coconut aminos and fish sauce. Add the broth and coconut water and bring to a boil. Once its boiling turn it down to simmer and add the sweet potato noodles. Let them sink into your soup then add your whisked eggs in slowly and remove from heat. Serve and top with your choice of toppings. This was an awesome meal and we made it twice last week.

My broth. Like I said above I use Healthy Guts recipe for my inspiration. It is super simple. I just add the bones to my crock pot and add the celery, onion (sometimes), garlic (sometimes), Carrots, about a Tablespoon of Apple cider vinegar, and fill the pot up with water. One note I wanted to make is I usually just use my veggie scraps that I have left over for making my broth.

Hope you enjoy it.

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