Simple Sundays | Faux Pho

Don’t have hours to simmer broth? Now you can have Faux Pho in half an hour!

Faux Pho | www.kitchenconfidante.com | Don't have hours to simmer broth? Now you can have pho in half an hour!

I’m sitting in a quiet spot in the house, the whirring of the ceiling fan my only company, except for Zoe, our black cat, who is across the room, bathing herself. It’s too hot to venture outdoors, though my son and my husband are out there, throwing a ball around in the heat. Right now, I just want to stay right under the gentle breeze of the fan, and do absolutely nothing.

Despite the heat, I am craving a big bowl of steamy pho, fragrant with torn herbs, slices of lime and flavorful broth. I want long, chewy noodles, and drizzles of chile sauce. Even if it means perspiring with each sip, it can never be too hot for pho.

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