Hi, I'm a 23 year old Long Island raised lady who became a grown adult (aka: 6 years for undergrad and grad schooling) in Philly, home of squished pretzels and 'brotherly' love. I'm on the brink of finishing my degree in Physical Therapy and have traveled to the midwest for my final internship - a new, uncharted territory for me! I'm known to geek over anything anatomy or adaptive sports. You’ll find me stopping to pick flowers for my hair, living waist deep in my studies or spending the weekend cooking up a storm. My favorites are fruit, artsy things, wearing aprons and sprawling down on the ground instead of actual chairs.
This is my place of inspirations, thoughts, and daily occurences. Enjoy.
The other morning I slept in and came downstairs to see my oldest daughter, Lily, put a pan of something into the freezer. I asked her what she made and she responded: “frozen coconut banana cream bars.” We all enjoyed them as a treat throughout the day. Then later I saw her on the computer (which rarely ever happens) and asked her what she was doing. “Oh, I’m just typing up a recipe for a blog post” she responded. So what you see written below, including all of the photos, is by my 11-year daughter.
Strawberry Banana Spinach Smoothie: Okay, the color?Not so lovely.The taste and texture?Perfect
Honey’s Spicy Honey Wings: Wooooooooh baby.The sauce on these suckers willleave yourlips spiced up.Water, blue cheese, celery, whatever, is definitely recommended (BTW: When prepping chicken wings I find it kind of funny how moving the ‘joint’ around helps me orient the structures and cut right on target)
Apricot Pistachio Granola: Another staple.This time I substituted with dried papaya and currants!
Grilled Vegetable with Roasted-Chile Butter: So many ‘elite’ recipe books call for fancy, expensive vegetables.Regular eggplants will taste just as good as baby or Japanese eggplants when they are jazzed up in a great sauce, thank you.
Lemon-aide Smoothie: Because I need to finish up spinach (which goes bad disgustingly fast) and simple syrup.
French Onion Soup Sandwiches: Because all is good in the world when you have brown grilled onions smothered with melted gruyere without need of spoon or fork.MY GOD YES.
Fennel Garlic Chicken Legs: I’ve kind of on a crazy chicken buying streak.Last week was 1 whole chicken and 18 chicken wings, in the past I’ve done a lot with chicken thighs.Now whole chicken legs?Grocery workers give me the crazy eye sometimes.
Peeled banana halved lengthwise and spread with Dark Chocolate Dreams peanut butter on one side, Smooth Operator peanut butter on the other, stuffed in the middle with shredded coconut and honey roasted peanuts.