Hogie Bento (121)

Blueberries, Strawberries, Carrot Chips, Buffalo/Ranch Doritos, Hogie with Salami, Ham & Provolone.


Oh my goodness! I forgot to publish my post this morning. I’m so sorry.

Well, it’s not too exciting but I did actually prepare a bento so here it is in all it’s yumminess. 😀

Today’s bento is great for another day of running around. This sandwich box holds quite a bit so I was able to get a good size hogie in here as well as some sides to balance out the meal.

The hogie has genoa salami, black forest ham, provolone cheese, lettuce, tomato, red onion, pepperoncini, and italian dressing.

To finish out this ideal meal I added some Buffalo/Ranch Doritos which I picked up at the register to use the last of a gift card the other day. (Have you ever had around $1 left on a gift card? I hate that!)

I also added some blueberries, strawberries, and carrots so it didn’t seem like such an unhealthy lunch.

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Published in: on June 22, 2010 at 4:00 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Beef Pho (112)

Beef Pho with basil, lime, jalepeno, and bean sprouts.


Mmmm. Soup. I love soup.

Broth-based soups, creamy soups, chunky soups. It doesn’t really matter. I just love soup. But until today I had never tried the Vietnamese soup called Pho (pronounced fuh).

Pho is a beef and rice noodle soup served with traditional accompaniments of basil, lime, bean sprouts, and peppers.

The unusual thing about the soup is the broth which has a combination of cinnamon, anise, black cardamom, ginger, and other spices depending on the recipe. The flavor is a bit sweet but with the addition of jalepenos and/or red chile paste you can have a bit of spice if you like.

I am lucky to live near a little restaurant in Tucson called Pho 88. Pho 88 has been in business for almost nine years and I’ve seen it featured in the newspaper and a local food blog but had never tried it. Well, moving to a more central part of town has opened my eyes to new things and Pho 88 (less than two miles from my house) is one of them.

Pho 88 has thirteen different Beef Pho dishes along with many other menu options. For this visit I got the Pho Tai Bo Vien which is a rare steak and beef meatball noodle soup.

Since my order was for carry-out, they packaged the noodles, garnishes, and red chile to be added to the broth later.

I had enough to enjoy dinner last night as well as a full bowl for today’s lunch. Thank you Pho 88 for introducing me to this delicious soup!

Published in: on June 4, 2010 at 9:30 am  Comments (3)  
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