tomato basil soup

Garden Tomato Basil Soup & Other Musings

Yesterday I noticed that my basil and small tomatoes were growing like weeds. If I didn’t trim the basil, it would continue to grow straight up, become too tall and heavy, and potentially greet my neighbors upstairs. See: What I’ve Learned About Growing Herbs: Part II. As with all herbs, I’ve learned that you want to cut the herb just above a set of growing … Continue reading Garden Tomato Basil Soup & Other Musings

5 Tips for Falling into Autumn… Gracefully

Originally posted on mbeewell:
It’s officially fall, which means it’s time to take a look back at summer, embrace the memories, and then embrace the present – chilly nights, sweaters, root vegetables, and all. As much as I love summer’s hot nights, muggy days, and piercing sun, there’s something about fall’s crisp air that reinvigorates you after the lazy, hazy days of summer. The sun… Continue reading 5 Tips for Falling into Autumn… Gracefully

Why New York is Better than Los Angeles

“When its 100 degrees in New York, it’s 72 in Los Angeles. When its 30 degrees in New York, in Los Angeles it’s still 72. However, there are 6 million interesting people in New York, and only 72 in Los Angeles.” – Neil Simon New York City is the greatest city in the world. After coming back from a week long trip to California, Los … Continue reading Why New York is Better than Los Angeles

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

Veggie egg muffins

Veggie Egg Muffin Cups in Five, Four, Three…

What if I told you that you could make a protein rich and delicious breakfast for the rest of the week in only 30 minutes by following these five steps? I’ll make this post short and sweet. Tasty Egg Muffins in Five Steps: 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Cut up your favorite veggies – I cut up yellow, red, green peppers, as well … Continue reading Veggie Egg Muffin Cups in Five, Four, Three…

Blueberry Vanilla Protein Muffins

These are my favorite blueberry muffins to make on Sunday mornings when you can wake up slow, make a delicious breakfast, and share a steaming pot of coffee. As promised in my last post, Dark Chocolate and Almond Butter Oatmeal Muffins, here is my recipe for oatmeal blueberry muffins. These muffins are just bursting with flavor and full of goodness. When you have extra time in the morning … Continue reading Blueberry Vanilla Protein Muffins

Tropical Mango Salsa to Put You in the Summer Mindset

There’s nothing like the taste of fresh tropical fruit, refreshing drinks, and sea salt that sends me back to carefree beach days. In the pursuit of warmer weather, I made fish tacos and mango salsa. The perfect combination for a date night (or any night really). Check out the recipe, below. But first, here’s how we celebrated our Valentine’s Day brunch at Cookshop in Chelsea. Thanks Infatuation … Continue reading Tropical Mango Salsa to Put You in the Summer Mindset

Veggie pizza

Homemade Veggie Pizza in Just 5 Easy Steps

Whether pizza is an unhealthy indulgence or a nourishing meal all depends on how it’s prepared. Think fresh vegetables, tomato sauce, and thin crust. When you’re making it yourself, your pizza will taste better without all of the grease. So, turn on the oven to 400 degrees, and make this healthier veggie pizza recipe: 1. Cut up your favorite fresh vegetables 2. Spread the tomato sauce on your favorite whole wheat … Continue reading Homemade Veggie Pizza in Just 5 Easy Steps