Tara Stiles, the one-woman, rule-breaking yoga whirlwind behind Strala Yoga is stepping off the mat and into the kitchen with us this month! Many of you are already obsessed with Tara’s inspirational “no rules” yoga style, and things are no different when Tara gets into the kitchen! We’re giving away 5 advance copies of Tara’s new Make Your Own Rules Cookbook (it hits stands November 5th!) Find out how below and, in the meantime, enjoy Tara’s “lazy” version of pad thai.

There have been a few cuisines that I thought I needed to go out for because they were impossible to replicate at home. That was, of course, until I actually started to play around in the kitchen and see what I could come up with. I love going out for pad thai. I don’t mind if it’s from a fancy place or a hole in the wall. Now that I’ve played around with making my own sauce, I can’t keep the secret from you, either. Bring the peanut sauce home.

Tara Stiles’ LAZY PAD THAI
Serves 2


4 oz dried wide rice noodles
2 Tbsp peanut butter
½ cup coconut milk
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
4 shakes hot sauce
1 inch fresh ginger, peeled
2 cloves garlic


Boil 2 cups water in a medium saucepan. Add the rice noodles and cook for 5 minutes.

Strain and set aside.

Blend the peanut butter, coconut milk, red pepper flakes, hot sauce, ginger, garlic and parsley until smooth.

Add the peanut sauce to the rice noodles, and stir until everything is evenly dispersed.


We’re giving away 5 advance copies of Tara’s Make Your Own Rules Cookbook before they’re available in stores! To enter, simply share this story on Facebook and leave us a comment below letting us know you have!

Winners will be announced 10/13/15 at noon P.S.T.  Open to U.S. continental residents only. Selected winners will have 3 days to respond to The Chalkboard before new winners are selected in their place. This contest is not sponsored by Facebook.  

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  1. shared on facebook

    LaTanya | 10.12.2015 | Reply
  2. Pad thai has always been my go-to takeout dish. I need to try this version immediately 🙂

    (PS: it’s FB shared!)

    Ariana | 10.12.2015 | Reply
  3. I must try this. Shared on Facebook!

    Ginny | 10.12.2015 | Reply
  4. Can’t wait! Shared this on Facebook!

    Michael Cruz | 10.12.2015 | Reply
  5. I shared on Facebook! Love all of Tara’s recipes and yoga tips!

    Sarah | 10.12.2015 | Reply
  6. I shared this on Facebook!

    Stephanie Kirylych | 10.12.2015 | Reply
  7. Just shared this! Can’t wait to make this!!! Looks so yummy!
    Tara’s the best ❤️

    Veronica Gutierrez | 10.12.2015 | Reply
  8. Hi! I shared. 🙂

    Lara | 10.12.2015 | Reply
  9. I love pad Thai. And this version sounds delicious and healthy.
    Thanks so much for this.
    Shared on facebook x

    Vanessa | 10.12.2015 | Reply
  10. This looks super simple and delicious too! Perfect – its come along just at the right time for me to make my dinner tonight! 🙂 I have a little coriander to add in as well! Super excited! 🙂

    Jo | The Mindful Morning | 10.12.2015 | Reply
  11. Tara and I grew up in the same hometown and I have admired her from a young age as we danced at the same studio back in Illinois. Her advice and expertise on physical, spiritual and mental well-being is top notch. Would love to get a copy of this cookbook!

    Sarah | 10.13.2015 | Reply
  12. Shared! Thanks for the awesome receipe!

    Shelby | 10.13.2015 | Reply
  13. Boom!

    RelaxedStrenght | 10.13.2015 | Reply
  14. I love this so much (Yum)! Most of these ingredients are kitchen staples and so easy to make. Heads up-it looks like the amounts of almond butter/coconut milk are switched in the text.

  15. Yaay!!!! Lazy Pad Thai!!!!! Yaay, a chance to win!!!!!!!!!!

    Bee Grandison | 10.13.2015 | Reply
  16. Shared this on FB. Love Tara!

    Keli | 10.13.2015 | Reply
  17. Shared on facebook 🙂

    Tara Vincent | 10.14.2015 | Reply
  18. Shared!

    Mariah | 10.15.2015 | Reply

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