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angiepants [one pocket at a time]

Hi, I'm a 24 year old Long Island raised lady who became a grown adult in Philly (aka: 7 years for undergrad and grad schooling), home of squished pretzels and 'brotherly' love. I've traveled over the northeast coast and even once to the Midwest for clinical rotations. I've just moved back to the Long Island suburbs to work a little (aka: pay off student loans...) while also studying for my Physical Therapy licensure exam/boards this winter.

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.

I'm an Aries and ENFJ by nature.

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 occurrences. Enjoy.

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Posts tagged breakfast

Oct 21 '14

"Automatic Full Breakfast in one Slice" Bread 

It could just be me - but I don’t really love sandwich bread.  It’s too smushy and lack luster.  The only exception is my 6 year old self’s love for tomato, mayo and lettuce on white bread.  But those are childish games, old history.  My palate has refined a bit over the years, growing a love for all things hearty and developed.  This bread meets those needs.  It has so many rich layers and the extra bonus of multiple kinds of protein for good nutrition (chia seeds, flax seeds, almonds, sunflower seeds, etc.).  I recommend toasting it and eating on the go, but it would also be lovely with a smear of nut butter or dollop of seasonal jam.

Recipe adapted from here.

Oct 9 '14

(Source: saltie-love)

Oct 6 '14
Pumpkin Pie Millet Porridge
+ Toasted Pecans on top, thank you!
Recipe here.

Pumpkin Pie Millet Porridge

+ Toasted Pecans on top, thank you!

Recipe here.

Oct 5 '14

The Dish on this past week

It’s been exactly one week since I’ve come to my Long Island family home - and I’ve been cooking up a storm as always.

Super Power Chia Bread:  Next time I will be sure to make these is a bigger pan so they are thinner slices - but these things are BURSTING with chia seeds. They are nut free, gluten free, soy free and vegan. Perfect pre/post workouts or for traveling.  Recipe here.

'Dorito' or Taco Popcorn:  So many spices - yum!  Recipe here.

Vanilla Almond Agave Granola: Lesson learned, if a recipe calls for quick cooking oats do NOT try using old fashioned rolled oats (the better kind) and trying to make up for it by cooking longer.  Recipe here.

Herb & Cheese Filled Chicken Thighs:  My brother liked these.  That is always a WIN!  Recipe  here.

Crock Pot Lemon Artichoke Chicken: All I could say after my first bite was “Okay, I’m Happy.”  Because honestly, this chicken was just slow cooked to perfection.  The whole family sat with a content, warm stomach afterwards.  Recipe here.

Roasted Spicy & Garlicky Brussels Sprouts: Simple and good to pair with almost any dish.  Depending on the size of your sprouts (my market only had ‘jumbo’ kind) - you may have to cook on the skillet a bit longer.  Recipe here

Gluten Free Chicago Style Pizza :  For those of you that eat NY pizza with a fork - you are ridiculous.  This is the only kind of pizza you have an reason (and excuse) to use a fork for.  Recipe here.

Roasted Tomatoes with Garlic & Rosemary:  Six hours slow raosting in a bath of olive oil, garlic cloves and fresh rosemary - can I join?  Recipe here.

Lemony Millet Salad with Chickpeas, Corn & Spinach (LUNCH):  I had a bowl of this for lunch and dinner multiple times this week.  It was simple and refreshing - something good to just make a large pot of and have around the house.  Recipe here.

Homemade Vanilla Almond Milk: I was dyyyyyying in anticipation to make almond milk with my new nut milk bag.  It is SO much better (aka: easier) than a cheesecloth!  It makes squeezing and clean up a cinch.  Recipe here.

Peach Wine Slushies: My batch came out more like ‘smoothies’ - but just two ingredients: blended peaches and wine?  So simple and yes they were damn delicious.  Recipe here.

Pumpkin Pie Millet Porridge:  My Mother tore into this for a brunch like no other.  Recipe here.

Sep 30 '14
peanutbutterco:

Overnight Blueberry Peanut Butter OatmealRecipe and photo by Pamela Reed for Peanut Butter & Co.
Get the recipe: http://ilovepeanutbutter.com/recipes/overnight-blueberry-peanut-butter-oatmeal/

This makes a good, easy dinner.

peanutbutterco:

Overnight Blueberry Peanut Butter Oatmeal
Recipe and photo by Pamela Reed for Peanut Butter & Co.

Get the recipe: http://ilovepeanutbutter.com/recipes/overnight-blueberry-peanut-butter-oatmeal/

This makes a good, easy dinner.

Sep 18 '14
Oatmeal Cookie Granola
Browned butter makes all things good.
Recipe here.

Oatmeal Cookie Granola

Browned butter makes all things good.

Recipe here.

Sep 18 '14
No Bake Polenta Trail Mix Bars
The amount of things one can do with polenta never seizes to amaze me.  A square of polenta packed with many things serves a powerful mid-day snack (or breakfast bar)  
Recipe here.

No Bake Polenta Trail Mix Bars

The amount of things one can do with polenta never seizes to amaze me.  A square of polenta packed with many things serves a powerful mid-day snack (or breakfast bar)  

Recipe here.

Sep 10 '14
Orange Maple Polenta
If you’re tired of oats or hot ‘quinoa’ cereal, a warm orange infused polenta bowl works for a filling breakfast too.
Recipe here.

Orange Maple Polenta

If you’re tired of oats or hot ‘quinoa’ cereal, a warm orange infused polenta bowl works for a filling breakfast too.

Recipe here.

Sep 5 '14

The Dish on this Past Week

I basically like cooking because I can lick the spoon and/or pot after each one is finished…

Zesty Braised Chicken Thighs with Lemon and Capers: Sauvignon Blanc adds zip to the lemon-and-caper infused liquid”.  Of course I have cooking white wine stocked up in my fridge - luckily it was Sauvignon Blanc this time around.  Recipe here.

One Pot Vegan Pasta: The name is simple but the dish is simple and good.  I used a gluten free fusilli brown rice pasta and extra mushrooms.  Use any veggies, pasta or herb toppings to your liking.  Recipe here.

Pumpkin Protein Buckwheat Bake x 2:  Because I still had lots of canned pumpkin leftover from last week.

Orange Maple Polenta Porridge:  If you want to make a slight change from hot oats or quinoa, polenta is a good pal to have in the morning too!  Recipe here.

What was left in my kitchen: Chicken breast simmered in a tomato sauce with onion, spinach and sliced mushrooms.

Aug 23 '14

The Dish on this past Week

  • Buckwheat Bake - Apple Spice with Protein:  Buckwheat, flax, chia seeds, protein powder, etc.  These things got power man!  Recipe here.
  • Life Changing Crackers:  I couldn’t be happier than to say I made seriously  great, protein packed crackers on my Saturday.  Recipe here.
  • Spicy Oven-Roasted Chickpeas: Cumin+Chili Powder+Cayenne+Sea Salt, nom.  Recipe here.
  • Everyday Granola: On old recipe I’ve made only about 4,857 times.
  • Quinoa & Zucchini Stuffed Peppers: Do you have peppers, quinoa, zucchini and cheese on hand?  Add some dried basil and tomato sauce from the pantry and you’re good to go!  Recipe here.
  • What I had in my fridges & pantry: Chicken Breast, green peppers, eggplant, garlic and zucchini smoked up with garlic powder, basil and a dash of cayenne for some heat.
Aug 22 '14
Aug 17 '14

The Dish on this past Week

So we had a ‘fifth’ person finally move back into our shared house.  However, I couldn’t surrender any of my fridge space (1 shelf, 1 drawer, and a select few spots on the door side shelves).  Sorry ladies & gents, for someone who cooks 95% of what they eat, I do need that space for food! 

Well, if I think of it - I’m actually not sorry.  That’s just the way it is.

  • Escarole &Roasted Broccoli Salad with Anchovy Dressing: Don’t be scared by the little fish from the can.  This was seriously a perfect combo of sweet roasted broccoli, salty anchovy and bitter cheese all with fresh escarole.  Plus, anchovies are packed with protein - more so than tuna or salmon.  Hey muscle food!  Recipe here.
  • Yellow Wax Bean & Radish Salad with Cannelinnis: I had string beans and white beans.  Get the rest and get toss ‘em all together - happy vegetarian/vegan main meal!  Recipe here.
  • Bacon Quinoa with Almonds and Herbs:  This is written up as a ‘sturdy side’, but for me it works as one hell of a hearty main dish.  Recipe here.
  • Eggplant Involitini with Grilled Ratatouille: I get emailed recipes from Food&Wine magainze 5x a week.  Ideas like these strike me as wonderful and they happen the following weekend :)  Recipe here.
  • White Bean, Pepper Potato Burgers with Rosemary & Basil: I still had lots of white beans - so this happened.  They were such a beautiful pop of colors to watch mix together in a bowl.  Hello vegetarian/vegan meal 2 :)  Recipe here.
  • Overnight Buckwheat Cashew Parfait: Substituting is great.  I didn’t have raspberries and a pear, so I rendered down some cherries and apple.  Happy breakfast!  Recipe here.
  • Buckwheat Bake - Cherry Cocoa with Protein Powder: x 2, so I am set for the week.
Aug 10 '14

The Dish on this past week

  • Buckwheat Bake - Cherry Almond: I can’t wait to scarf this one down for breakfast tomorrow.  Recipe here.
  • Buckwheat Bake - French Toast:  Double the eggs = double the fluffy-ness!  Recipe here
  • Rosemary Infused Olive OIl:  Because I still have so much Rosemary left.  Recipe here.
  • What was left in my fridge Take 1: Ground Turkey, tomato sauce, onions cooked down with garlic/oregano/basil/red pepper flakes and sliced green onions
  • What was left in my fridge Take 2: Chicken simmered down with carrots, red onion, red wine vinegar, pepper/salt and fresh rosemary
Aug 3 '14
Chipotle Tomato with Brown Rice Egg Skillet
I added ~1/2 cup extra of brown rice and tomatoes to really make this a worthy of a heaping two servings of a dish.
Recipe here.

Chipotle Tomato with Brown Rice Egg Skillet

I added ~1/2 cup extra of brown rice and tomatoes to really make this a worthy of a heaping two servings of a dish.

Recipe here.

Jul 26 '14
Buckwheat Protein Bake - Blueberry Cocoa
Breakfast of serious movers and shakers (aka: those who need to work their brain and body hard at a job…physical therapists).
Recipe here.

Buckwheat Protein Bake - Blueberry Cocoa

Breakfast of serious movers and shakers (aka: those who need to work their brain and body hard at a job…physical therapists).

Recipe here.