I received a box of Happy Pho to review for the blog…10 months ago.
This really exemplifies my Everythingtarian life.
You see, I am a perfectionist procrastinator.
This means that while I love to-do lists and look forward to cramming my days with as much as I can bear to fit in, I often forget what’s on my to-do list. When my proverbial light bulb goes off and I do remember, I procrastinate doing the task(s) at hand for as long as I can rationalize. And then, when I finally decide I can no longer fight the inevitable hands of time, I expect the task to be done perfectly within the minimal time constraints I’ve allowed myself.
And so here I am rationalizing to you and to everyone over at Happy Pho (my sincerest apologies for the unacceptable tardiness of this post) why this product review is coming exactly 310 days after I initially received my box of Zesty Ginger Happy Pho.
Run by two amazing women by the names of Thao and Karen, Happy Pho focuses on making an authentic version of Vietnamese pho (pronounced: fuh) that is natural (MSG-, soy- and egg-free!), gluten-free and sustainable for the environment…not to mention they give away free products to bloggers who don’t blog about them. Good people + company, me thinks.
Pho happens to be one of my favorite ethnic foods AND makes for one of the best basis for puns.
Really, the possibilities are endless. Don’t get me started.
With the simple addition of just six ingredients – tofu, cabbage, green onion, cilantro, ginger and lime – and a generous squirt of Sriracha, this heartwarming bowl of pho came together in a mere 20 minutes. Yes, 20 minutes! That means that I really have no excuse for not making this earlier. I simply cannot say, “Well, my dear Everythingtarian readers, I don’t know about you, but I’ve just been so busy this past year I simply didn’t have 20 minutes to spare!”
Because it would be lies. All lies.
I am pretty sure if I had 20 minutes to Photoshop my face in for Jennifer Aniston’s and paste it into a photo next to Jake Gyllenhaal, I had time to make pho.
And not just any pho – really good semi-homemade pho! A rich broth, fiber-filled brown rice noodles and the perfect amount of spice made for a really delicious dinner. In fact, my friend Ilsa and I decided that on a scale from 1 to pho, we would definitely give it a 3.pho.
While I received this box for free in exchange for this review, I am definitely going to scout out Happy Pho retailers in the Madison-area and buy a box with my own money…perhaps the Garlic Goodness flavor? I mean, it’s the least I can do for delaying this review for so long.
Just don’t count on me doing it anytime soon.
Perfectionist procrastinators pho life.