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 &…

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…

Thrifty in The City

Maintaining a fairly “green” lifestyle when you live by subways, taxis, and other New York critters is not easy. It’s amazing that after about three months of living in NYC that I’ve been able to stay somewhat healthy and not go completely broke. Here are my tips and tricks for staying healthy (on a budget)…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Easy Mango Salsa

Here’s a spicy and sweet salsa recipe for those hot summer nights… Mango Salsaaa Ingredients: 1-2 mangoes, cut up and diced 1/2 cup of diced tomatoes Slice up some red onion, and jalapeño to your taste Sprinkle salt and pepper Enjoy with a cold beverage… Or two  

Quinoa Summer Bowl

Nothing says summer more to me than a bowl of fresh fruits and veggies. I don’t know why. Maybe the colorful combo of all of these ingredients, or the thought of the sweltering hot days ahead makes me want to fill up on some quinoa, black beans, and veggies. Party time Quinoa Mix Ingredients: 1-2…

The Beginning of a New Beginning

As you may have seen in my previous posts, Vivi moved to the city! New York City! Follow my adventures, recipes, and fairytales in the big city on here and on my Instagram @vivieimpara 🙂 Love always, Elizabeth Kate