Pho the love of gluten free alternatives – this recipe by my lovely friend Amy Crawford hails from the pages of her recipe e-book A Nourishing Kitchen.

Amy says:

A grain and/or gluten free diet doesn’t mean you can’t partake in your favourite meals and flavours and no one, gluten free or otherwise, should have to go without a tummy-warming Pho. It’s time to say hello to the spiralizer and get this Pho-show on the road!

If you don’t have a spiralizer you can use a mandolin or even peel your zucchinis.

Serves 2

Prep time: 20 minutes’ish

200 grams of shredded, cooked chicken
2 cups chicken or vegetable stock
2 cups water
1 small zucchini or ¾ large
2 shallots, finely chopped
1 heaped tablespoon chopped coriander (root and stems) plus leaves for garnish
2 teaspoons fresh ginger, finely grated
1 large garlic clove, crushed
½ teaspoon turmeric powder
1 tablespoon fish sauce
1 tablespoon lime juice
1/2 – 1 long red chilli, finely chopped (or to taste)
1 teaspoon coconut oil

Heat coconut oil in a saucepan over a low heat.

Sauté shallots, garlic, turmeric, ginger and 1/2 of the chilli for 2-3 minutes. Add the stock, water, fish sauce and coriander. Bring to the boil, reduce heat and simmer gently for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, create your raw noodles by using a mandolin or spiralizer. Place chicken and noodles into two large bowls and pour over stock mixture.

Sprinkle with remaining chopped chilli, coriander leaves and a squeeze of lime.



Zara is a healthy home coach and keynote speaker on a mission to empower 1 million people to takes steps towards a healthier home. Zara learned about the link between our homes and our health after going through two different types of cancer. Zara is passionate about shining the spotlight on what she believes to be the least understood health challenges of our time, and sharing the things she wishes she had known, that could have prevented the illnesses she has been through. Recognised as one of Australia’s leading health influencers, Zara was a finalist in the 2014 Bupa Health Influencer of the Year Awards. She has appeared on TEN News, Today Show and The Project, been featured in the Herald Sun, I Quit Sugar, and contributed Medibank’s Be. Magazine and Fairfax health online publications. Zara contributed to the National Breast Cancer Foundation’s first comprehensive report on breast cancer in young women in Australia.

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