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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 foodie

Sep 1 '14

The Dish on this Past Weekend

Bacon Corn Chowder: Huge batch in one pot?  Allowed to work out its simmer with some cayenne and a good chunk of Old Bay? I’m done for that.  As a heads up, I made this gluten free by using cornstarch instead of flour (it thickened it up a bit more too).  I always use turkey bacon too because I don’t eat pig products.  Recipe here.

Pineapple Mint Gin Punch:  This was the perfect summer sipper the last weekend in august.  I shared this one with my housemates, we all approved - a lot.  Recipe here.

Pumpkin Protein Buckwheat Bake x 2: This was the first thing I made in my new ‘1 month home’ today.  It made the kitchen smell lovely!  Recipe here.

Besides these, I held back on my cooking.  I was moving into my new housing situation.  But my Father brought me a batch of gluten free baked clams from Long Island he caught last week.  Plus I ate at a lovely, polish/americana themed cafe called Porta and then had a stellar local mushroom sald (with melted fontina and perfectly mixed with a lemon thyme vinagerette) at Birra.  I will miss South Philly.

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 22 '14
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 17 '14
Bean & Radish Salad with Cannellinis 
I had string beans and white beans.  Get the rest and get toss ‘em all together - happy vegetarian/vegan main meal!  
Recipe here.

Bean & Radish Salad with Cannellinis 

I had string beans and white beans.  Get the rest and get toss ‘em all together - happy vegetarian/vegan main meal! 

Recipe here.

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 16 '14
Aug 12 '14
Aug 12 '14
Escarole and Roasted Broccoli Salad with, wait for it, waiiiit for itttt,    Anchovy Dressing.
Really?  Those canned filleted fish?  Seriously.  These guys are great for protein, usually better than salmon or tuna.  This dish offers an amazing array of flavors: sweet roasted broccoli, bitter escarole, salty anchovies with sharp cheese.

Recipe here.

Escarole and Roasted Broccoli Salad with, wait for it, waiiiit for itttt,    Anchovy Dressing.

Really?  Those canned filleted fish?  Seriously.  These guys are great for protein, usually better than salmon or tuna.  This dish offers an amazing array of flavors: sweet roasted broccoli, bitter escarole, salty anchovies with sharp cheese.

Recipe here.

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
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 19 '14

The Dish on this Week

My fingers are currently BURNING after chopping up serrano and chilli peppers. YOWZA.

  • Cherry Cocoa Smoothie: Cherry and Cocoa is truly a lovely combo.  1/2 cup frozen unsweetened sweet cherries (not thawed), 1/2 cup sugar free vanilla yogurt, 1/4 cup nonfat milk, 1 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder, 4 ice cubes, 1 tsp. honey,
  • Buckwheat Bake, Apple Spice:  PROTEIN BREAKFAST POWER.  There will be many of these to come =]  Recipe here.
  • Baked Beets:  Drizzle in olive oil, cover in foil and bake at 400for 60 minutes.  Cool.  Automatically pull the skin off and slice.  Eat happily throughout week.
  • Salted Bourbon Vanilla Granola:  Oh my sweet Mary & Joseph Yes.  Bourbon, butter and vanilla with roasted figs? Umph.  Recipe here.
  • Simple Mackerel (or Cod) with Chilli, Garlic & Lemon:  Add some potatoes or salad on the side.  Simple, healthy lunch or dinner DONE.  Recipe here.
  • Roasted Vegetable & Chickpea Bowl with Cilantro Cashew Cream: Swap out or in any vegetables honestly and this will still work out  since the cashew cream is so AWESOME. Recipe here.
  • Zero Carb Spinach Protein Bread:  This had protein powder, egg whites and spinach only in it.  Fryed up on a griddle and toppings made to choice.  It’s a quickie that works for protein and annihilating carbs.  I may try chopping up the spinach finely next time (which the recipe doesn’t detail or call for). 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.