Dot Com Pho – Healthy Living Edition

For this week’s Dot Com Pho, we decided to do something completely different. Instead of going to a Pho restaurant for a hot bowl of noodle, we headed to PCC Natural Markets in Issaquah for the Healthy Living Fair. PCC Natural Markets made a modest beginning as a food buying club consisting of only 15 families in 1953. Since then it has grown in strength and stature and is today the largest consumer-owned natural food co-operative in the United States, with ten locations in the Seattle area.

The Healthy Living Fair allows you to sample great-tasting groceries, organic fruit and deli-made specialties, plus natural health and body care products — all available at PCC. There were 100 different vendors on hand to share information and hand out free samples of more than 600 products, including a pizza made from tofu! If you try to eat everything available, you’ll be a stuffed organic turkey. The Healthy Living Fair at PCC Issaquah runs until tomorrow. It’s a great way to get a healthy free lunch. That is, as long as you don’t over do it and eat everything in the house.

55 thoughts on “Dot Com Pho – Healthy Living Edition”

  1. Hey John,

    You and healthy food? I’m surprised but I think that it’s great to explore healthy foods too.

    Healthy Living Fair is something that I’d attend with great interest myself.


    1. d3so says:

      Yeah, everyone’s trying to do the health thing but never really fully convert into a healthy lifestyle.

      1. Anyway it is good to see John Chow showing us the alternative view. The thought of some of the pictures we have seen in other food posts make me shudder.

        1. Sally was looking so cute …

          And just look at the way he convince John to give it a try … Symptom of a great affiliate

    2. Lol, my thoughts exactly as I saw the title: Healthy Dot Com Pho ??? Sounds like a contradiction in terms 😉 SY

      1. Why normal dot com pho foods are not healthy ? lllolllzz

  2. Good thing I am a kid and don’t need to go on a diet.Hahaha

    1. Healthy living is not necessarily only for adults. Recently I saw a video about a town where most adults are obese and the kids can’t recognize basic fruits and vegetables. They thought a tomato was a potato and an eggplant was a pear.

      1. Well I’ll tell you one thing.I am not obese or fat.

        1. Good for you. That will keep you healthy. I’m sure you know your vegetables and fruits too.

          Junk food once in a while is OK but if you only eat junk food like the kids in that town your taste will be spoiled and you won’t like anything else after a while.

          1. I eat organic food that I get at the Whole Foods Market.Have you heard of them?

          2. I’m glad that you eat organic food. That is a great treat for every cell in your body.

            I’ve heard that or similar name before. I’ll check them out on the internet.

          3. There is another organic market called The Fresh Market.

          4. I found four stores of Whole Foods Market in the city. They are all kind of away from where I live but when I’m in those parts of town I’ll definitely check them out.

            Sometimes I buy foods from farmers markets.

          5. Dan Lew says:

            Start eating good foods and fruit and veges while your young, so that when your old you will be used to eating well!

          6. John Chow says:

            We shop at Whole Foods all the time. When I was in West Van., Whole Foods was just down the hill. In Bellevue, there’s a Whole Foods only 6 minutes from my house.

          7. There is indeed one store in West Vancouver. I didn’t know you were into healthy foods since this is the first time you mentioned it.

            Another good thing you are doing.

            And you are lucky to have these stores close to you wherever you are.

          8. PPC Ian says:

            Whole Foods market is a great place to eat. My last employer (Inflection dot com) used to pay for our lunch at Whole Foods everyday. It was great to have a free lunch at a healthy place.

        2. d3so says:

          Well, you don’t need to be obese to get diabetes. You can get other complications if you a nutritional imbalances.

          1. Oops, were did diabetes come into this? And yes, you don’t need to be obese to end up having diabetes, but if you are obese chances are high you develop Metabolic syndrome a pre-form of diabetes and other ugly diseases. SY

      2. Yeah, it is not just for adults. It is for everyone and doesn’t care if you are a kid or an adult.

    2. Nomar says:

      Some kids do 😉

  3. geekmba360 says:

    Hi, John,

    I’m based in Issaquah/Bellevue area. When will be your next Dot Com Pho? Is it open to new attendees? I’d love to attend one.


    1. John Chow says:

      The next one will be in two weeks, Sept.25 in Renton most likely. Anyone is welcome to join.Follow me on Twitter fro the exact time and location.

      1. Hi John,

        Will you be having one in Vancouver the first weekend in October?

        It might be fun to have it at a health food place. On the other hand the regular place is fine too.

        1. John Chow says:

          Not sure right now but the chances are high.

          1. I’ll be checking with you later then. It would be great to see you again and find out what you’re up to.

          2. Dan Lew says:

            Good little promotion there for Sally too! Bradley it looks like you might have some real competition on your hands 🙂

  4. hahaha healthy food…eh? 😛

    1. what so funny about it Rahul.

  5. d3so says:

    Doesn’t seem like a dot com pho at all but am glad you posted a video. Always look forward to it every Saturday.

    1. The video is really good and watching it is the next best thing to actually being there.

    2. PPC Ian says:

      I look forward to it each week as well! These days, it’s so easy to eat unhealthy food. Great to see John promoting a healthy diet!

      1. Yes … just pick the phone order your yummy pick and they will deliver at your door step … and enjoy it with junk drink Coke.

  6. Baker says:

    I wish i could go! I live far though….

    1. d3so says:

      Yeah, we all wish we could. Distance is always an issue.

      1. Distance and not having the money to span it, right?

        1. PPC Ian says:

          I agree! I’m in San Francisco and really want to make the trip to Dot Com Pho one of these days! 🙂

  7. Recky Nunez says:

    FOOOOOOODDDD! 😛 But yes distance is a real issue when it comes to these things. Especially if you are living in New Zealand 🙁

    1. I guess NZ is a bit far, but there must be bloggers in your area who can set up your own versions of dot com pho.

  8. Dan Lew says:

    PCC Issaquah? I thought it was PPC Issaquah! Haha!

    1. Yes the way Sally describe taste is simply awesome.

  9. fas says:

    Nice stuff man but the video was real short.

    1. Yes he should add more time to it. But may be because of HD he ran out of you tube quota.

  10. krillz says:

    So healthy food is basically non american food right?
    Natural resources you cook it yourself.. like any one I know including myself have been doing, our parents and ancestors have been doing for centuries?

    Glad you guys are redisovering normal food again.

  11. PPC Ian says:

    Awesome episode of Dot Com Pho! It’s funny how you keep saying “PPC” instead of “PCC”. Hey, I would do the same for sure, after all I’m PPC Ian!

    1. He is now addicted to PPC … any rehabilitation centre for this kind of addiction …

      May be more and more money.

  12. Looks like a great time John.

    1. Thanks should go to Sally …

      She is the BOSS and John move around her …

      Kids really rule.

  13. The video seems to be messed up…. sounds like you say Dot Com Fur

  14. Another interesting Dot Com Pho. The video is nicely done John. I like the music. Sally was having fun too. Can’t wait for the next Dot Com Pho episode.

    1. Next dot com pho is not so interesting … but yes ping pong match make it interesting.

  15. Nice to see that so many people showed their interests in organic food.

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