Rosie Simmons

Lee's Dish


Lee's Dish

Blogger, foodie, eater, mother and much more!

My goal is for it to be something I do full time, incorporate more into my life. I do it a lot and I want to take it to the next level. -  I title my blog as food, face, fabolousness. I go through food excursions there's so many hidden gems and great restaurants in Philadelphia and I haven’t even eaten in half of them. I love sharing things with the world. As far as face, I’m obsessed with skin car. From Turmeric to apple cider to papaya etc. Not always having to go out and break the bank on facecare. Fabolousness ranges from shoes, to a throw pillow - anything that I deam fabolous I will put in that section. I feature a lot of people that have awesome content I will feature on my blog. For my food + face section there’s a young lady that has a company in the city called the Anatomy and featured her coffee scrub and how awesome it is. There’s a lot of people with small businesses and people don’t know about it and I like to feature them on my instagram and blog.

What sparked your interest in food and cooking?
I love to eat. I like to experiment with different foods, I prefer a home cooked meal.

What do you love about cooking most?
People’s reactions to my food.

What was the first dish you ever attempted to cook and how did it go?
Spaghetti, turned out pretty good.

What is your favorite restaurant in Philly to get:
Mexican: Lolita - Mahi Mahi tacis
Asian: Lemongrass Thai food on 38th and Lancaster

Being a mom, do you have your kids help you cook:
My son is always asking if he can help and what he can do. He’s starting to become more open to trying new things and he’s outgrown new foods. He won’t eat beets though!

Any funny cooking fails?
I just attempted to make a veggie lasagna and it was gross. I used an alfredo sauce it made it wet, very little flavor. I was inspired by pinterest and put my own twist on it.


What’s the last dish you cooked that stands out to you as being tasty?
I made a shrimp scampi about a week ago, one of the first recipes I put on my blog. Scampi is minced garlic, white wine and a garlic sauce. More of a cream sauce. (Link to Lee's Shrimp Scampi recipe here)

How long have you been running your blog?
I’m a new blogger, about a month. Something I’ve been wanting to do for a while. My friends inspired me to start a blog and my partne because I’m always talking about food, facial skin care and fabolous things like home decor and fashion and I’m always talking about it. People come to me about advice on everything and they tell me the world needs to know about my view.

Favorite Blogs:
Ronnie Brown

Favorite thing to get from Stripp’d?
Bishop, always come back for it. It’s the ginger.


Kyle Huang

For those that don't know, what is jiu jitsu?
Jiu Jitsu, for me, is not just a hobby. For me, jiu jitsu is a lifestyle that I've lived by since I was 11 years old. It gave me confident, discipline, and knowledge. Jiu Jitsu teaches you self-defense and gives a smaller person a chance to defeat a much bigger and stronger person through flawless technique. 

How long have you been practicing?
I've been doing jiu jitsu for 10 years now.

What motivated you to start?
I started karate when I was a little kid at the again of 10. When I turned 11-12 years old, I stopped karate and started jiu jitsu. Nothing really motivated me to start jiu jitsu, but when I started jiu jitsu, I just fell in love with the sport. I fell in love with the competition side of jiu jitsu. It's an amazing feeling to go all over the world and compete against the best jiu jitsu players in the world. 

"One of the benefits of jiu jitsu is that it teaches you a lot of self-discipline. Jiu Jitsu benefits your health because you are always working out and pushing your limits. It allows you to develop a really healthy lifestyle when you have jiu jitsu involved in your life."


How do you level up in belts?
There are five ranks in jiu jitsu: white, blue, purple, brown, and black belt. Each colored belt has a black bar on it, in which four stripes are awarded separately on. Being promoted is all about mat time,and it's all up to the professor. When the professor thinks that you are ready for the next rank, then he or she will promote you to the next rank.

You're a teacher also? What's that like?
I teach the little kids class at Roots Athletics and the 7am Adult Jiu Jitsu. I love teaching. I feel like it makes me better as a competitor, when I teach, because I sometimes don't realize I missed a detail on a technique until I hear myself explaining and showing the technique to the student. It allows me to fix my technique, and it helps me to be more vocal.

Do you work out in the gym as well?
No. All I do is jiu jitsu. I don't do anything outside of jiu jitsu.

Acai Bowl go-to toppings?
I like my acai with caco nibs, hemp seeds, peanut butter on top, banana and strawberries.