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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 cooking

Aug 23 '14

'The Life Changing Crackers'

Two Kinds: 1. Rosemary & Smoked Sea Salt, 2. Fig, Anise & Black Pepper

I couldn’t be happier than to say I made seriously  great, protein packed crackers on my Saturday. 

Recipe here.

Aug 22 '14
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Aug 17 '14
Eggplant Involitini with Grilled Ratatouille
Made ‘vegan’ by using cashew with nutritional yeast to substitute for the ricotta.  It has a savory, almost cheese like flavor to it.  
Yum.
Recipe here.

Eggplant Involitini with Grilled Ratatouille

Made ‘vegan’ by using cashew with nutritional yeast to substitute for the ricotta.  It has a savory, almost cheese like flavor to it.  

Yum.

Recipe here.

Aug 17 '14

White Bean and Potato Burgers with Pepper, 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.

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

The Dish on this past week

  • Flax and Oat Porridge with Grilled Peaches:  The grill marks on these guys is just, wow.  Recipe here.
  • Pineapple Coconut Smoothie
  • Creamsicle Smoothie:  This was quite a creamy delight!  1 cup cold coconut water + 1 cup vanilla yogurt + 1 cup frozen or fresh mango chunks + 3 Tbsp. OJ + 2 cups ice
  • 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.
  • Polenta-Crusted Asparagus and Feta Quiche: I will never be over the polenta crust love affair.  This one is stunning in presentation.  Recipe here.
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. 
Jul 12 '14
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.

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.

Jul 12 '14

SpiSpicy Rainbow Rice & Bean Salad:

So colorful!  I used jasmine rice instead of the basmati - but hey, it all works.

Recipe here.

Jul 5 '14
Braised Chicken Thighs with Carrots, Potatoes and Thyme
A complete product thanks to my new favorite butchers’ and produce corner at the Italian market.  
Recipe here.

Braised Chicken Thighs with Carrots, Potatoes and Thyme

A complete product thanks to my new favorite butchers’ and produce corner at the Italian market.  

Recipe here.

Jul 5 '14

Mushroom Polenta Pizza

Just in the crust itself there is parmesan, butter and rosemary.  I can’t even get past that starter without drooling.

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 18 '14

The Dish on this past week

AKA: I need to stop making more recipe foods and finish up the things I have left in my fridge and freezer.  But that is so hard when I always want to make new things!

  • Banana Nutella Ice Cream:  This was my ‘dinner’ the night before I started my cleanse.  Don’t you dare judge.  It’s literally all bananas with some nutella swirled in…
  • Two Day Cleanse: The serious truth?  I just missed a substantial breakfast and coffee.  Hey, I ate A LOT of veggies - but I don’t know if I’d do it again because of the overwhelming fatigue I had.  I eat pretty darn healthy everyday anyways.  Information and recipe here.
  • Grilled Leeks:  Left over leeks - so a little salt, pepper and white wine vinegar under the broiler works!
  • BLT Polenta Quiche:  Folks, that stands for Bacon LEEK Tomato.  Awesome idea, no?!  Recipe here.
  • Lemon Chicken with Pistachios:  This I made my a group of student/co-workers/friends once.  It is SO GOOD.  When I make a recipe multiple times, it has to be good.  Recipe from Gluten Free Girl Everyday cookbook.

  • Cumin-Dijon Chickpea Salad:  Last minute make for a get together.  It is a colorful and flavorful side.  Recipe here

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.