What I Ate Wednesday: Fall Flavors & “Perks of Being a Wallflower” {book review}

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So this happens to be more a processed day and that’s okay. With the amount of clean days I have, I don’t really cry about having an off day or a day where I eat more processed foods. It’s not like I went off and had a bunch of gross junk food anyway. Those never have a place in my day, ever. So here’s an edition of WIAW with some yummy eats, some more commercial than the others 🙂 With some delicious FALL flavors in the mix! ‘Cause I adore Fall. Don’t you?

Peas and Crayons

I added a new page to my blog: it includes all of my favorite products that I buy on a regular basis! Check it out!

I also have a book review for you guys to read if you’re interested in THE BEST BOOK I’ve heard (audiobook) in a long time! So worth it. I cannot wait to see the movie now, but I’m hoping they didn’t mess it up.

Also, two of my pancake recipes were featured on a Pancake Roundup post by Mommy Run Fast.

This is recorded for Monday! I slept over my parents’ house on Sunday evening because I didn’t have to go in to work on Monday because of Columbus Day. When I woke up, I had a glass of freshly juiced carrots waiting for me. My parents just love their juicer.

For breakfast, I had two servings (who cares) of my favorite dessert soup – my mom’s creamy warm pumpkin soup. This is something I look forward to every single year. Amazing. Delicious. The best. And the recipe IS coming tomorrow so stay tuned so you can enjoy this amazing bowl of deliciousness too!

I got to my apartment in the afternoon and for some reason I wanted Panera. So that’s exactly what I got. A bowl of Creamy Broccoli Cheddar soup with a French baguette on the side (hello carbs).

I also tried a half of their new Turkey Harvest Salad which included pears and dried cherries in the mix. Some sort of crumbled cheese too, but I’m not very knowledgeable in the crumbly cheese department. I only know my mozzarella haha.

Of course, I had to have an apple protein donut (recipe posted yesterday) with some greek yogurt… such a yummy combination. Nomz.


Book Review: Perks Of Being A WallFlower by Stephen Chbovsky. Amazon’s book description is as follows:

“standing on the fringes of life offers a unique perspective…but there comes a time to see what it looks like from the dance floor.

since its publication, stephen chbosky’s haunting debut novel has received critical acclaim, provoked discussion and debate, grown into a cult phenomenon with over a million copies in print, and inspired a major motion picture.

the perks of being a wallflower is a story about what it’s like to travel that strange course through the uncharted territory of high school. the world of first dates, family dramas, and new friends. of sex, drugs, and the rocky horror picture show. of those wild and poignant roller-coaster days known as growing up.”

I absolutely loved this book. I listened to it as an audiobook and it was one of the best audiobooks ever. The narrator was simply perfect, he said everything the way it should have been say, paused at the right moments, added the right amount of emotion at the right times. I felt like I was watching a movie that was playing out in my head.
The story is great. I wanted to read this book because I knew the movie came out and I prefer to read the book before seeing a movie adaptation, as books are usually better. So glad I did, I can’t wait to see the movie now. I hope it will live up to the quality of the book. Even though the book was a series of letters to an ambiguous friend, Charlie was a good writer and he was outright hilarious with his curious mind and his cluelessness. It was refreshing but hilarious to read. A truly entertaining but genuine read that I recommend for everyone.

There was SO many amazing, thoughtful, and philosophic quotes in this book… when I watched the trailer for the movie after reading it, I seriously got the chills. and it made me want to cry. That’s how big of an impact this book left on me. Huge impact. I can’t even word it right, as you can clearly see, I’m yammering but seriously, if you read it you’ll understand. This one is hard to forget about. I cannot wait for another book by this author.



  • What is your favorite thing you ate yesterday?
  • Have you ever read Perks of Being a Wallflower? Have you seen the movie yet?


Last Updated on July 17, 2019

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  1. I definitely cannot wait for this movie. It looks amazing. I loved the book too! Haha, to me, your day was still pretty damn clean 🙂

  2. soup and warm apple cinnamon protein donuts…sounds PERFECT for a fall day. Now where’s the apple cider? 😉

  3. I loved the fish I ate 🙂

    What soup look great!

  4. I have never read the book nor seen the movie, but i really want to. It’s a shame it isn’t shown in cinemas at my place, i’ll just have to see if it’s put online or on DVD…
    It has to be good and quite weird since Ezra Miller is in it 😀

  5. Read this in college and fell in love with it. Cannot wait to see the movie! –Ericka @ The Sweet Life (sweetlifeericka.com)

  6. Happy WIAW! Your pumpkin soup looks good! And I will have to try your apple donuts. 🙂

  7. I don’t remember reading anything after that dessert soup for breakfast. i\I cannot WAIT for that recipe.

  8. Ahhh I want to see that movie so bad! I read the book last month and basically once I started (one lunch break) I spent the rest of the day sneakily reading it at my desk. The trailer was great as well, the music and scenes gave me chills also!

  9. Can’t ever go wrong w/ panera!! ::)

  10. I read the book earlier this year and really liked it! I can’t believe I’m going to say this…but I think I actually enjoyed the movie more (and that NEVER happens)! For some reason, I understood the characters better after watching the movie. Not to mention, I spent the majority of the movie with tears in my eyes. It was such a sadly happy movie (does that make sense?). Go see it this weekend and let me know your thoughts!

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