To all moms of children born and to be, moms to nieces, nephews, to parents, to pets, and friends.
It’s our day to relish in the millions of things we do, juggle, organize, plan and celebrate!
I invite you to feed yourself some loving kindness other than cake or a glass of wine. Your heart, mind and body relishes in kindness.
There are two recipes today. One of loving kindness and a Pad Thai Kelp Noodle Salad.
Enjoy this one for yourself and those you care about:
Fold two hands together,
And express a dash of sorrow,
Marinate it overnight,
And work on it tomorrow.
Chop one grudge in tiny pieces,
Add several cups of love,
Dredge with a large sized smile,
And mix the ingredients above.
Dissolve the hate within you,
By doing a very good deed,
Dash in some help for any friend,
If they should be in need.
Stir in laughter, love and kindness,
From the heart it has to come,
Mix with genuine forgiveness,
And give your neighbour some.
The amount of people you can serve,
From the recipe above,
Is in the quality of its ingredients,
And unlimited amounts of love.
This recipe's for the whole wide world,
For everyone to make,
Just get it all together,
And cook for God's own sake!
Original Author Unknown. Adaptation: © 2002 David West
Pad Thai Salad with Kelp Noodles
Pad Thai is a delicious comfort food, typically mixed with some vegetables, a peanut sauce and proteins. This version can be vegan or omnivore using sea kelp noodles that are full of vitamins and minerals. Extracted from brown kelp it has a crunchy texture, non fishy smell or taste and blends with seasonings or sauces.
Kelp is rich in iodine, calcium,, iron and vitamin K (good for blood clotting), Try them as a healthy alternative to regular high-carbohydrate white noodles. If not eating vegan, mix in leftover proteins such as chicken, hard boiled egg, or shrimp as in the traditional Pad Thai dish. Also optional is using cabbage if you have it and the Terra chips which adds a solid crunch too (fried noodles can also be used).
I package kelp noodles, open and drain well
¼ green and red cabbage green, finely sliced (optional)
2 radishes, julienne sliced
1 carrot, julienne sliced
1 small cucumber, julienne sliced
½ cup papaya, peeled, remove seeds and thinly sliced
½ red, yellow, orange peppers, thinly sliced (pick one or two colours) (optional)
1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes (or shredded)
½ cup peanut sauce
1 cup Terra chips, broken up
1 bunch cilantro
2 limes, juiced
1 tbsp salt and pepper
1 hard boiled egg slice, cooked chicken, sliced and or shrimp (Optional)
¼ cup roasted peanuts (optional)
2 tbsp peanut or almond butter (if you don’t eat nuts, use tahini)
2 tbsp water1 tsp red pepper flakes
1 tbsp Tamari
1 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
½ lime, juiced
½ inch fresh ginger, peeled and minced
1 garlic clove, minced
salt and pepper to taste
- Drain the kelp noodles and toss in a bowl. Add juice of one lime, sesame oil and tamari, mix together set aside.
- Blend the dressing ingredients together in a bowl or a small blender
- Combine the remaining ingredients of the Pad Thai in a large bowl then add the dressing, gently mix.
- Layer the kelp noodles and salad mixture so you have a high mount of salad, toss the peanuts, remaining coconut and protein on top (if using).
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