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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 (aka: 6 years for undergrad and grad schooling) in Philly, home of squished pretzels and 'brotherly' love. I've traveled over the northeast coast and even once to the Midwest for clinical rotations. I'm finishing my final one back in good ole' Philly this summer. I'm on the track to finish my Doctorate in Physical Therapy degree and then take my licensure test this fall.

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

Jul 12 '14

The Dish on the Past Week

  • A Whole Damn Roasted Cauliflower:  The presentation on this is amazing.  The extra sauce I had left afterwards went on so many of my vegetables over the last few days…  Recipe here.
  • Pizza Popcorn:  For the noms.  Recipe here
  • Banana Nut Hot ‘Quinoa’ Cereal:  2 cups almond milk, dash of salt, 1 cup quinoa and simmer 15 minutes.  Add in 2 sliced bananas and 1/2 cup your choice of nuts or seeds annnnnd voila!  I used sunflower seeds and cinnamon for mine this time around. 
  • Spicy Rainbow Rice & Bean Salad:  So colorful!  I used jasmine rice instead of the basmati - but hey, it all works.  Recipe here.
  • Three-Grain Grilled Vegetable and Feta Salad:  Three protein packed grains all in a one pot dish?  YES.  Add in grilled vegetables and feta?  This is the best bowl ever.  Recipe here.
  • Roasted Chickpeas, Honey and Cinnamon: A took of picture of them in the mason jar they’re currently in (that won’t exist for long…) - but it didn’t do them justice.  They are a delicious, dainty snack.  Recipe here. 
Jun 29 '14

The Dish on this past week

Buckwheat Tabouleh:  The idea was intriguing - but I kind of over simmered my buckwheat so it was just overall too mushy.  Word to the wise - simmer but don’t let you buckwheat lose its bite!  Recipe here.

Greek Salad Dressing: For a topping over a salad of basically everything I had left in my fridge (spinach, kale, chickpeas, black beans and mixed white/red quinoa)  Recipe here.

Lentil & Buckwheat Salad:  The recipe calls for the raw buckwheat groats to be mixed with an egg, then cooked in a skillet.  It made them cooked and crunchy - something I’ve never had and really enjoyed!  I decided to decrease the time they simmered in the broth (discarding the extra) so they stayed that nice, crisp texture :)  Recipe here.

Millet with Apricot Breakfast Cereal:  It is good to change up my regular breakfast meal of cereal and granola at least once a week.  I almost always then go for a hot cereal choice!  Recipe here.

Everyday Granola: Always.

Greek Cucumber and Feta Salad:  Words cannot explain how wonderful and refreshing this is on a hot summer afternoon.  Recipe here.

Roasted Chickpeas, Garlic Parmesan: These suckers are crunch and savory.  I’ve realized I probably will need to ‘snack’ more when I’m working.  I tend to hit a ‘low’ or sometimes almost crash about 2-3 pm.  I plan to do many different kinds of these so I can carry them around in my scrub pants’ pockets (in a ziploc baggie, of course!).  Recipe here.

Ginger Tom Collins:  Made these for a thursday evening with ginger syrup I 'happened' to have left over from when I made candied ginger. Isn't the life of cooking just a never ending continuum of fun?  Recipe here,

Sourdough Bread (Gluten Free): This took a few days of ‘prep work’ (honestly, just mixing the starter once in the morning) but my anticipation grew just as much as the dough did.  The rest was very easy and very satisfying.  Gluten free girl makes bread?  YES.  There is something nice about just having a simple option of bread around the house again :)  Recipe here.

Jun 17 '14
foodopia:

Green Tea Latte Granola

I haven’t steered away from my usual granola recipes in a while - next week I’ll definitely be trying this new one.  As long as I can find matcha green tea!Is it sold at regular grocery markets?

foodopia:

Green Tea Latte Granola

I haven’t steered away from my usual granola recipes in a while - next week I’ll definitely be trying this new one.  As long as I can find matcha green tea!Is it sold at regular grocery markets?

Jun 9 '14

The Dish on this past Week

Eggplant Polenta Quiche:  I used a 10 inch spring form pan and almost doubled the polenta the recipe called for.  This came out okay - but it won’t get saved to my saved recipe collection.  I just wasn’t in love with it as much as others  Recipe here.

Fusilli with Sausage and Dark Greens:  Made with brown rice pasta, turkey bacon and collard greens.  Add variety in a recipe to fit your needs :)  Recipe from Gltuen Free Girl Everyday cookboook

Rhubarb Cinnamon Quinoa:  Because when rhubarb is found in the market, one usually buys a lot and ends up cooking it in many things… Recipe here.

Braised Cabbage with Apple, Hazelnut and Smokey Bacon:  This sucker simmered on the stove top for a while and I basically ate 80% of the whole 6-8 servings in one extended weekend.  Whoops?  If you’re a fan of sauerkraut - try this.  It’s cabbage in a whole different form of flavors and add-ins.  Recipe here.

BANANA BREAD - Oatmeal, Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip:  My house had cooked dinner together last wednesday night.  I made one batch of rhubarb millet muffins and the house has already labeled me as the ‘baker’ and expected me to pitch in dessert.  If I had more time to plan, I would have done a fresh fruit crisp or tart - but I went for this recipe because I had the ingredients and it always pulls at folks’ dessert loving heartstrings.  Recipe here.

Jun 2 '14
Coconut strawberry Amaranth Porridge
Okay - so not the most flattering of pictures, but it works for breakfast!  I swapped strawberries for rhubarb since 1. Strawberries were on sale like crazy! and 2. Rhubarb was nowhere to be found that day. But with coconut? Either works.
Hint: I would recommend put a sprinkling of coconut shavings on top.
Recipe here.

Coconut strawberry Amaranth Porridge

Okay - so not the most flattering of pictures, but it works for breakfast!  I swapped strawberries for rhubarb since 1. Strawberries were on sale like crazy! and 2. Rhubarb was nowhere to be found that day. But with coconut? Either works.

Hint: I would recommend put a sprinkling of coconut shavings on top.

Recipe here.

May 31 '14

The Dish on this Week

This week in food adventures was quite fun!  I got to go to a place called Nuts to You that sells bulk nuts, dried fruit and grains.  Today I went browsing the streets of the Italian market, making sure I found the best looking produce for the best price.  Result?  I ended up buying different things from at least 4 or 5 vendors.  A bunch of fresh parsley for $1 from one woman, a bag of fruit and large piece of ginger from another.

Crunchy Pumpkin Pie Granola: A home-y classic.

Cilantro & Coriander Chicken

Strawberry Orange Spiked Ice Pops:  Made with a good friend named Katie.  These were simple and a great way to enjoy our next summer sunny day together!  Recipe here.

Power Green Salad: Lentils, kale and pepitas?  Yes that’s POWERFUL.  Recipe here.

Roasted Tomato Bacon Soup:  Roast two pounds of tomatoes, grill bacon and puree to your happiness.  Recipe here.

Homemade Chicken Stock:  I trusted Alton Brown on this one, but honestly - any homemade simmered chicken stock recipe is better than bouillon cube or box!  Most importantly, I know what is in it.  Recipe here.

Coconut Strawberry Amaranth Porridge:  I swapped strawberries for rhubarb since 1. Strawberries were on sale like crazy! and 2. Rhubarb was nowhere to be found.  But with coconut?  Either works.  Recipe here.

May 16 '14

The Dish on these past 12 days

I realized how far behind on this listing I’ve been.  I’ve scanned a couple recipes out of Gwyenth Paltrow’s It’s All Good cookbook that was rented from the library before moving back to Philly.  As you can see, there has been plentiful vegetables back in my meals with Reading Terminal Market’s Iovine Produce Brothers being just a short 8 minute walk from my apartment.

  • Sorghum Black Bean Salad with Spinach and Cilantro: A new, nutty grain to try!  This is a good combo.  Recipe here.
  • Feta, Tomato and Bell Pepper Quiche with Polenta Crust:  This is fantastic.  I’ve fallen in love with polenta crusts.  I need to find more recipes like this.  Recipe here.
  • Turkey Meatballs:  No breadcrumbs - what did I say?!  But seriously - these guys are packed with herbs and really substantial.  I wasn’t missing anything, I was just plain happy to eat.  Recipe from It’s All Good cookbook
  • Spicy Brussel Sprouts:  Honestly - not spicy so I add a heck of a lot more hot sauce to them.  Recipe from It’s All Good cookbook
  • Many Mushroom Soup:  The name says it all.  I didn’t have a blender so I had a more ‘small chunky bits’ version, but still very nice!  I’ll defintiely be trying it again in the future in the blended, smooth version.  Recipe from It’s All Good cookbook
  • Charred Corn with Sage:  Charred is a wonderful adjective in late spring.   Recipe from It’s All Good cookbook.
  • Baked Eggs with Spinach and Mushrooms:  Perfect brunch or hosting dish alert!  Add this one to your repertoire.  You can serve people with all kinds of egg cooked-completeness (ie runny or firm) preferences in just one dish!  Recipe here.
  • Greek Pasta Salad with Chicken, Feta and Olives: This was the first time I tried out my gluten free pasta (made from brown rice) - woohoo!  Funny thing, I thinked I over cooked it - so it was quite a ‘soft’ pasta.  Anyways, I like anything greek salad inspired and this is definitely a filling dish :)  Recipe here.
  • Hot Cereal, Quinoa Style:  I chose pecans, bananas and summer peaches.  Choose what makes you happy!  Recipe here.
  • Broiled Hot Pepper Wings:  I’ve had a jar of hot pepper jelly since Christmas and had no idea what to do with it (I’m not intrigued by the common sandwich or crackers with cream cheese idea).  Once I saw a recipe with chicken wings, it was meant to be.  Recipe here.
  • Polenta Pie:  So no, not the same as a true pizza - but the dough?  My god, so much easier to make!  Recipe from Gluten Free on a Shoestring cookbook
  • Lemon Chicken, Chinese Style: Paired over brown rice makes it healthy to even out the fact that I fried the chicken, right?  Recipe from Gluten Free on a Shoestring cookbook
May 16 '14
Dad creates Educational Pancakes for his Kids
Now these are amazing.
When my Dad cooked breakfast on special occassions - he went mostly for eggs, egg sandwiches, sausage and/or potatoes.
Full gallery here.

Dad creates Educational Pancakes for his Kids

Now these are amazing.

When my Dad cooked breakfast on special occassions - he went mostly for eggs, egg sandwiches, sausage and/or potatoes.

Full gallery here.

Mar 29 '14
Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal
This baked oatmeal has all the taste of the popular dessert with a healthier whole-grain twist. 
Recipe here.

Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal

This baked oatmeal has all the taste of the popular dessert with a healthier whole-grain twist. 

Recipe here.

Mar 16 '14
Apple Pie Oatmeal
Why not have have fun and recreate dessert into a breakfast?  
Recipe here.

Apple Pie Oatmeal

Why not have have fun and recreate dessert into a breakfast?  

Recipe here.

Mar 8 '14
Mar 1 '14
Coconut Raisin Millet Breakfast Bowl
This is one of the creamiest hot cereal recipes I’ve come across and I’ve already made it multiple times.  Feel free to try with almond milk as well.  Winner.
Recipe here.

Coconut Raisin Millet Breakfast Bowl

This is one of the creamiest hot cereal recipes I’ve come across and I’ve already made it multiple times.  Feel free to try with almond milk as well.  Winner.

Recipe here.

Feb 8 '14
When Alton Brown has a recipe for granola, you make it.  
You make a huge batch and embrace it :)
Recipe here.

When Alton Brown has a recipe for granola, you make it.  

You make a huge batch and embrace it :)

Recipe here.

Feb 8 '14
Everyday Granola
This batch - made with chestnuts/almonds/walnuts and currants/banana chips.  Honestly, I can’t remember the original source I got the recipe from, but it adapts to any combo of nuts and dried fruit one may have around!
If you want the typed out layout of the recipe - simply just message me.

Everyday Granola

This batch - made with chestnuts/almonds/walnuts and currants/banana chips.  Honestly, I can’t remember the original source I got the recipe from, but it adapts to any combo of nuts and dried fruit one may have around!

If you want the typed out layout of the recipe - simply just message me.

Feb 5 '14
damnthatsdelicious:

Avocado egg cups

Always something to be made in a cinche that is protein packed and simply plain genius.

damnthatsdelicious:

Avocado egg cups

Always something to be made in a cinche that is protein packed and simply plain genius.