What I Ate Wednesdays #11

Hello readers! This is the first time WIAW post doesn’t have an additional post name. Nothing too exciting happened today (Monday) so I really can’t name this anything. Well, it was very healthy. Which makes me happy. Ever since I got my Fitbit Ultra, I’ve been really motivated to stay healthy and active which is great! 🙂 I’m also really sore today. But yeah, enough chit-chat, let’s get to the GRUB!


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Bran Apple Muffins

Hello to another vegan recipe that will help me get through the week. I’m planning on eating these as breakfast or snacks in between studying and writing papers. Finals are almost here, and ohh joy, am I so excited.. I have no motivation and it sucks. I’m gonna have to bust my butt tomorrow to get a lot of stuff done so I don’t have to wait till absolute last minute.

Tonight are supposed to be some crazy storms and tornados in the Midwest, I heard? Crazy… Apparently this is the second time the Weather Channel has issued a life-threatening 24 hour warning for tornados today and tomorrow. Good thing I live downtown Chicago, there won’t be any tornados here. I’m not afraid of no rain. It’ll help me write! Rain always relaxes me. But I hope no one gets hurt and I hope the weather channel is exaggerating, as they usually are.

These muffins are made with dried tart apples I’ve been dying to use in a recipe for the past few days. They are amazing by themselves but I thought they would taste even better in a baked recipe. This is a perfect breakfast on the go. Plus it’s vegan! Yay!

Also, I just wanted to say how much I love doing recipes which don’t require a use of a mixer. I much prefer to mix everything by hand. Quieter, easier, less messy. For me anyway. I don’t even have a stand mixer, I use a hand mixer when I need to mix/beat ingredients so it’s a pain. But yeah, no mixer necessary for this one! Yay!

These turned out so beautifully. Crispy on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside. By themselves? Amazing. Topped with maple syrup? Amazing.

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Happy Pi Day with a Pear Apple Tart!

I woke up to the realization that today is Pi Day! Although I don’t really eat pie for the mere fact that they are usually loaded with sugar and fat, I wanted to make today a bake day. Today is the day I baked my first pie. Well, technically it’s a tart but that’s close enough. We had a whole bunch of apples and pears so I thought it’d be a smart idea to use those. Gotta keep it fresh and healthy: the fiber in the fruit will keep you full longer and the vitamin C is great for boosting your immune system! I found a pretty cool recipe for a pear tart and after some tweaking with my mom (who is the best at tweaking recipes to make them healthier and yummier. Polish people do that!) we created our own recipe 🙂

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