2013-01-18

Thai Noddles For Two

This is easy and fun. It's also perfect for an intimate dinner. I added tomato wedges for a visual effect.


Main Ingredients
*   7-8 ounces wheat or egg noodles, fresh or dried "instant" type (SERVES 2)
*   3-4 Tbsp ghee or extra virgin oil for stir-frying
*   1/4 cup raw or dry roasted unsalted peanuts, ground or roughly chopped with a knife
*   1 cup medium-firm tofu, cubed and tossed with 1 Tbsp soy sauce
*   White wine or cooking wine or broth (vegetarian) 1-2 Tbsp.

Paste
*   1 red or green chili (de-seeded if you prefer less spicey)
*   3 cloves garlic to be minced
*   1 thumb-size peeled piece of ginger to be grated
*   3 Tbsp. soy sauce

*   Juice of 1/2 a lemon or lime

Fresh Herbs
*  1/2 to 1 loosely-packed cup basil leaves and roughly chopped
*  1/2 cup fresh chives and chopped into small pieces
*  3 spring onions and finely sliced
*  1 loosely-packed cup fresh coriander (chopped) or powder
Boil your noodles until nearly cooked (if you cook them too much it makes them mushy).
Rise with cold water and set aside.
Mix together the paste ingredients well and set aside.
Prepare the herbs by washing and chopping and set aside.
In a frying pan add the ghee or oil and mix around for 1 minute.
Add the sliced tofu with the soy sauce. Mix.
Add the paste with a white wine or cooking wine.
Cook for 2-3 minutes. Push aside in pan to add more oil and the noodles.
Taste it and add salt (1 Tbsp) and/or more chilli (if not spicey enough)
Remove and toss with the herbs. Add lemon wedges.   

Serve and enjoy!  

The Journey So Far

Life is an adventure and yoga is the greatest one of all. Here I share my love of Yoga, travel, practice and becoming a part-time cook. My life adventures have taken me from growing up in Toronto to living and working in South Korea to studying in India, marriage and finally closing my Yoga school of 15 years.

What I can say so far is that I truly believe that it is necessary in life to let go of one dream in order for another to be born. This might be painful to do so but it is the only way to move forward. We often believe that if our original plan does not succeed it is the recipe for failure. But what if it is the door to something new and great? The horizon is wide and life is not a straight line. This is the way I see it and my journey so far. Having also recently given birth to my first child and at 43, it is another new beginning.


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Heather Morton
is a perennial teacher and devoted student of yoga. Having made 18 extended trips to India she studies with her teachers annually. In 1997 she founded and directed The Yoga Way (TYW), Toronto's only school for 6-week yoga programs and not drop-in classes. For 15 years, TYW was a part of the growing Toronto yoga community and supported many charities by offering karma classes. As a teacher she holds many academic degrees including a BFA (Fine Arts in Theatre) and a Masters of Education. With a published thesis on Yoga for Children in School, her post-graduate work was a 2-year ethnographic project in the Indian school system. Heather has produced 2 dvds, meditation cds, a backbending manual and podcasts. Freedom of the Body DVD is the first of its kind as an instructional practice to the backbends of yoga. Heather has been featured in the Toronto Life magazine, The Globe & Mail, Yoga4Everybody and other on-line sources. She contributes to MindBodyGreen, Hello Yoga in Japan and Elephant Journal. She writes to inspire and share her experiences with others on yoga as a life's practice.
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