Vegetarian Pho

I adore soup.

Adore. Adore. Adore. Adore.

Not much beats curling up with a good book and hot bowl of sumptuous soup on a cold lazy day.
With the restoration of our kitchen near complete {praise God!}, I’ve committed to start 2018 making this relaxation meal happen once a week minimum. I’ve also committed to expand my soup repertoire and try new recipes a couple of times a month. Here’s my first recipe to try.


Several years ago, one of my running buddies Vanessa introduced me to Pho at a local Vietnamese restaurant. The simple soup has a deep complex mix of flavors – so yummy!
Typically Pho is made with beef or chicken simmered in fish sauce.


This vegetarian version from Cookie and Kate uses sauteed onions, shitake mushrooms, spices and soy sauce to create depth and richness of flavors.


Check out the recipe here.


Do you adore soup as well? If so, please share your favorite recipe.
If you try this vegetarian pho recipe, please share your thoughts.

Image sources: Cookie and Kate, Matthew Hamilton and Milkovi.

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MYP Conference 2018: A Conference for Creative Entrepreneurs

I’m thankful for the opportunity to contribute as opening speaker at the MYP Conference for Creative Entrepreneurs. We are expectant about what God will do for the participants, their families, and businesses.


What is MYP?

MYP is an interactive one – day conference for emerging and established creative entrepreneurs.

“MYP” stands for Monetize Your Passion and refers to the popular book released by creative entrepreneurship coach and DuPlessis Agency founder, Chloe’ DuPlessis.

Chloe Duplessis

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Who Attends MYP?

  • Artists, Artisans, and Arts Org Administrators
  • Musicians, Poets and Performers
  • Speakers, Content Creators and Consultants
  • Wellness Instructors and Culinary Enthusiasts
  • PR Pros, Media Mavs and Creative Industry Service Providers

At the conference, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn How to Monetize your Passion and Build a Strong and Sustainable Business
  • Learn How to Refine and Boost Your Brand from Industry Experts
  • Connect with Social Media Strategists and Turn Your “Likes” Into “Leads”
  • Learn How to Stay Centered and Balanced Through Creative Wellness Techniques
  • Learn How to Research and Secure Grants and Fellowship Opportunities
  • Fund Your Business Using Creative and Non-traditional Methods


This year’s event will be held January 20th from 9 am – 3 pm at Drury Inn & Suites New Orleans, 820 Poydras St in New Orleans.

Get ready to learn and live it up in New Orleans!  

Go to MYP Conference for more information and to register.  Hope to see you there.

Looking for a speaker to inform, engage and inspire your group? I’d love to help you reach your goals.

We are currently booking speaking and teaching events for 2018 and 2019.  Get more information at


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