I'm vietnamese and love my Pho. I've given up all grains and processed carbs for the diet. Anyone figure out a way to still eat pho, other than on cheat days?
I've thought of doing all bean sprouts as the filler item but consensus says they're still soy.
I saw a recipe that used spinach but I'm thinking that it might change the flavor of the broth too much.
Also, I can't seem to find bone marrow that's from a grassfed cow, do you guys think it would matter if it's just from a regular cow?
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A butcher should be able to get you some bones from a grass feed cow.
you might want to check out Sea Tangle Kelp Noodles:
I second the zucchini noodles. I also use carrot noodles with the zucchini when I make pho. All you need is a julienne peeler (this is what I have: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0000CEWJD/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i01). I can imagine this would work for a lot of vegetables and be a suitable noodle substitute for many dishes.
I've used zucchini noodles before and it was super yummy. I just put them raw into the bowl and poured the broth over them then added the usual toppings.
Also, if bean sprouts don't bother you then maybe you shouldn't worry about eating them? But, if you really don't want to, super fine slices of fennel might taste nice?
There's not too much non-paleo about Pho. My local Asian market sells radish sprouts, those are a good garnish instead of soy sprouts (Mung bean sprouts are also common and less of a concern). I just use rice noodles but there's nothing wrong with zucchini noodles or whatever substitute you like.
I like this recipe, but use extra meat.
Pho IS the ultimate paleo food if you make it yourself and use the suggested noodle substitutions (shiritake noodles or zoodles). Be aware that sugar is a traditional ingredient in pho broth but you can easily skip it and won't miss it at all. I like Steamy Kitchen's chicken pho recipe--minus the sugar.
Bean sprouts are mung bean, not soy. Mark Sisson has this to say:
"Most bean sprouts you’ll come across (in the US, at least) are mung bean sprouts. Low in nutrition (6 g carbs and 3 g protein in 100 grams of sprouts), high in water, highly unlikely to inflame passions. Since you’re asking, though, I bet you like them and I bet they help you eat other, better foods. If that’s the case, eat away! Just don’t think they’re adding many micronutrients directly to your diet. At least they aren’t subtracting any (phytic acid is extremely low in mung bean sprouts."
<code>Read more: <a href="http://www.marksdailyapple.com/d-ribose-bean-sprouts-backyard-rabbits-the-protein-bone-loss-canard-and/#ixzz2pXdDu89p">http://www.marksdailyapple.com/d-ribose-bean-sprouts-backyard-rabbits-the-protein-bone-loss-canard-and/#ixzz2pXdDu89p</a> If you want to avoid any possibility of legume, sprout your own broccoli or sunflower seeds, instead.
I thought mine was pretty good! http://bipolarpaleo.blogspot.com/2011/08/so-not-pho.html