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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