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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

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.

Jun 2 '14
Roasted Tomato Bacon Soup
Roast two pounds of tomatoes, grill bacon and puree to your happiness
Recipe here.

Roasted Tomato Bacon Soup

Roast two pounds of tomatoes, grill bacon and puree to your happiness

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 30 '14
May 26 '14
Cilantro & Coriander Chicken  
There has been a large, untouched in years, coriander seed container in my drawer that was crying to be used.  This recipe was a good way to suffice that.  
I still could not find chicken legs (or even chicken thighs!) today at the grocery store - so I bought a whole bird and just cut it done (aka: a ‘hack’ job on the poor poultry…)
Recipe here.
And here’s a simple, homemade way to make Garam Masala (if 1. you can’t find it or 2.  You don’t feel like leaving the house just to get that one extra thing).  Be warned - you’ll still need things like cumin, cloves and cardamom.

Cilantro & Coriander Chicken  

There has been a large, untouched in years, coriander seed container in my drawer that was crying to be used.  This recipe was a good way to suffice that.  

I still could not find chicken legs (or even chicken thighs!) today at the grocery store - so I bought a whole bird and just cut it done (aka: a ‘hack’ job on the poor poultry…)

Recipe here.

And here’s a simple, homemade way to make Garam Masala (if 1. you can’t find it or 2.  You don’t feel like leaving the house just to get that one extra thing).  Be warned - you’ll still need things like cumin, cloves and cardamom.

May 25 '14

The Dish on last Week

Polenta Stuffed Sweet Bell Peppers:  I’ve turned into a polenta person.  Recipe here.

Roasted Chicken Thighs with Potatoes and Kale: Meant to be chicken legs, but one makes due with what the local grocery store has.  This is a great one pan dinner dish with few ingredients - in a world where I don’t like to clean numerous dishes, that is a winner.  Recipe here.

Giardiniera: This is a ‘pickeled vegetables’ mixture.  I made it on friday and have been agitating it (aka: shaking the jar) about once a day and it will be given to my Dad as part of their Anniversary gifts.  It is good with sandwiches, with potato salad or simply in addition to a classic Italian antipasta.  Yay for homemade classics!  Recipe here.

Popcorn with Rosemary Infused Oil:  This is a ole’, true standby when I have extra, fresh rosemary leftover.  It also makes the kitchen smell so earthy and warm!  Recipe here.

May 18 '14
Roasted Chicken Thighs with Kale & Potatoes
Meant to be chicken legs - but since the store didn’t have those, I improvised. This is a great one pan dish where meaty juices keep the vegetables moist.
Recipe here.

Roasted Chicken Thighs with Kale & Potatoes

Meant to be chicken legs - but since the store didn’t have those, I improvised. This is a great one pan dish where meaty juices keep the vegetables moist.

Recipe here.

May 18 '14
Polenta Stuffed Sweet Bell Peppers
A batch of these were made right before heading out to Philly’s Italian Market Festival. I saw soooo many great spice markets, coffee shops and cheap/variety produce stands that it makes me so excited to be moving so close in just one week from today!
Recipe here.

Polenta Stuffed Sweet Bell Peppers

A batch of these were made right before heading out to Philly’s Italian Market Festival. I saw soooo many great spice markets, coffee shops and cheap/variety produce stands that it makes me so excited to be moving so close in just one week from today!

Recipe here.