Snow and Pho

It’s a very snowy day here. Woke up to 11 inches (when we were expecting 2–3) and the weather people promise more throughout the weekend.

So I made pho for breakfast.

I have a health coach as one of my clients, and she eats and recommends a Paleo-inspired diet to help her and her clients overcome thyroid, autoimmunity, and inflammation problems. And she eats pho for breakfast every day.

Which really isn’t that strange or unique; millions of Vietnamese do the same thing.

I have found lately that I struggle with breakfast. I don’t know what to eat. I’m usually not very hungry, and the things I have been taught to crave aren’t that good for me. Toast with butter. Waffles with peanut butter. Eggs and potatoes. Each of those things on its own isn’t that bad, but every morning, day after day… Probably not good.

So I tried pho this snowy day. I made cheater’s pho with pre-seasoned pho “base” (carton of broth) and rice noodles. I didn’t have bean sprouts or herbs. I’ll roast a chicken today and have some meat to add to my pho tomorrow.

And it was good.  Different, but good.

If you keep doing what you’ve always done, you’ll keep getting what you always got.

So different is good.


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