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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

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. 
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

The Dish on this Past Week

  • Chicken in White Wine:  Hearty and good.  I have ‘cooking’ white wine so anything that uses it I’m currently into just so I can finish it and make some fridge space… Recipe here.
  • Orange Basil Gin: Gin cocktails has been the scene of my 2014 summer.  The infused basil gin was easy and it’s a simple sipper on hot dog days of summer.  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.
  • Kale Taco Salad:  This is an obvious ‘salad for dinner’ option - it’ll hit all your cravings for Mexican food while still staying nutritious ;)  Recipe here.
  • 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.
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
Kale Taco Salad
This is an obvious ‘salad for dinner’ option - it’ll hit all your cravings for Mexican food while still staying nutritious ;)
Recipe here.

Kale Taco Salad

This is an obvious ‘salad for dinner’ option - it’ll hit all your cravings for Mexican food while still staying nutritious ;)

Recipe here.

Jul 2 '14
Three-Grain Grilled Vegetable and Feta Salad
Naturally Ella is my hero and inspiration for making this.
Mixing sorghum, millet and quinoa?  That’s perfect because I have a little bit of each left in my cabinet, waiting to be finished.  This is inspiration.

Three-Grain Grilled Vegetable and Feta Salad

Naturally Ella is my hero and inspiration for making this.

Mixing sorghum, millet and quinoa?  That’s perfect because I have a little bit of each left in my cabinet, waiting to be finished.  This is inspiration.

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 28 '14
Garlic Roasted Parmesan Chickpeas
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!).
*NOTE: Use parchment paper!  Also, ‘pre-bake’ chickpeas before seasonings, about 10 minutes to get the most ‘crispy-ness’
Recipe here.

Garlic Roasted Parmesan Chickpeas

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!).

*NOTE: Use parchment paper!  Also, ‘pre-bake’ chickpeas before seasonings, about 10 minutes to get the most ‘crispy-ness’

Recipe here.

Jun 28 '14
Lentil & Buckwheat Salad
The recipe calls for the raw buckwheat groats to be mixed with an egg, then cooked in a skillet.  That cook made them cluster and crunchy - something I’ve never had but 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.

Lentil & Buckwheat Salad

The recipe calls for the raw buckwheat groats to be mixed with an egg, then cooked in a skillet.  That cook made them cluster and crunchy - something I’ve never had but 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.

Jun 26 '14
I had the guts (pun not intended at first, but now its funny) to walk into a butcher shop today.
I’m glad to say I walked out with a bag of fresh, quality chicken quarters for a DEAL and a smile after a guy joked about how he just braided a sausage link like my hair.
I can’t wait to go back for all my protein needs - it so beats the supermarket!

I had the guts (pun not intended at first, but now its funny) to walk into a butcher shop today.

I’m glad to say I walked out with a bag of fresh, quality chicken quarters for a DEAL and a smile after a guy joked about how he just braided a sausage link like my hair.

I can’t wait to go back for all my protein needs - it so beats the supermarket!

Jun 26 '14
gluten-free-is-the-way-to-be:

Source
Great diagram showing types of gf flours! Wanted to save this for reference!

When I found out there was more in the world than just ‘all purpose white’ flour and whole wheat flour…my life changed and the world became such a much more bigger place.

gluten-free-is-the-way-to-be:

Source

Great diagram showing types of gf flours! Wanted to save this for reference!

When I found out there was more in the world than just ‘all purpose white’ flour and whole wheat flour…my life changed and the world became such a much more bigger place.

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 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?