What I’ve Learned About Growing Herbs: Part II

I’ve enjoyed growing my herb garden all summer long (summer, please don’t go) and I hope you’ve enjoyed learning with me and viewing my pictures from my first few months living in NYC. If you read my last post, “5 Things I Learned About Growing Herbs” you’ll pick up on some of my tips and tricks for growing your own urban herb garden. I thought I’d share a … Continue reading What I’ve Learned About Growing Herbs: Part II

A Veggie Lover’s Sriracha Shakshuka Recipe

In my last post, 3 Quick & Easy Breakfast recipes, I listed out three (ok, four) breakfast foods that I love to make in the morning. These recipes don’t require slaving over the kitchen or watching the time before you have to run out the door. They are just as the title states, “quick & easy” and they are healthy and delicious too! I wanted … Continue reading A Veggie Lover’s Sriracha Shakshuka Recipe

banana pancakes

3 Quick & Easy Breakfast Recipes

I’ve got three (+1!) recipes for you this hot, sweltering Sunday and for the week ahead. If you don’t want to leave your bed or comfy couch to go out to brunch it’s really ok. I’ve got you. Stay in and make one of these recipes: 1. Protein Pancakes – there are many ways to make your pancakes with real ingredients, more protein, and less … Continue reading 3 Quick & Easy Breakfast Recipes

Nutty Protein Banana Pancakes

After reading a blog post this morning about homemade protein pancake recipes, I wanted to make it on my own with my own ingredients. I made my variation of peanut butter banana pancakes with PB2 powdered peanut butter and a lot of other good, healthy ingredients to make them fluffy and full of flavor! These protein pancakes pack a ton of protein. I’d estimate about 30 grams of … Continue reading Nutty Protein Banana Pancakes

5 Things I Learned About Growing Herbs

Growing herbs on a fire escape can be a bit of a (fun) challenge. Here’s what I learned: 1. Leave a clear path. When I first started my little herb garden, I bought basil and dill from the Union Square Greenmarket, and I thought they looked really pretty on the steps of my fire escape. This only lasted a short time before I realized this is … Continue reading 5 Things I Learned About Growing Herbs

Monday Vibes: Send Me Your Feedback

I’ve come a long way from when I used to post random musings about health and fitness on Blogspot. If you haven’t noticed yet, I’m excited to tell you that vivieimpara.com now has a new, mobile-friendly design! Please take two minutes to check out my blog and fill out this survey. It will help benefit me and YOU! Not only will it improve your overall experience … Continue reading Monday Vibes: Send Me Your Feedback

Make Your Own New York-style Pizza

Almost everywhere I go in NYC I am tempted by the luring smell of pizza. You know what I’m talking about. The ooey, gooey, cheesy thin crust slices sold in $1 pizza shops on every corner. This New York-style pizza is often sold in wide slices to go. How does one not eat pizza everyday? New Yorkers must have pretty good self control, or they really know how … Continue reading Make Your Own New York-style Pizza