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“Food is our common ground, a universal experience.” James Beard

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Food Files: Food Is Good

Food Files: A Medley of Veggies and Fine Oils

Food Files: A Medley of Veggies and Fine Oils

“Eating is not merely a material pleasure. Eating well gives a spectacular joy to life and contributes immensely to goodwill and happy companionship. It is of great importance to the morale.” Elsa Schiaparelli

FOOD is SUSTENANCE: Do you remember the last time you ate your most favorite food on the planet? How about a joyful memory of food shared with loved ones on a very special occasion? What about a funny, sad, adventurous or even scary moment you had with food? You see, food is a great equalizer and, like life, it helps us create memories and milestones that we cherish throughout our lives.

I’ve always loved good food and I suspect that it had a lot to do with my mother. She was a terrific cook and studied catering back in the day when more women chose that area of study because of career limitations. She loved to experiment and we got to try all sorts of exotic and exquisite foods. Of course, my favorite food is tied to childhood memories of being nurtured, protected and fed food that made me feel better, even though it wasn’t a pill. But then again, food is medicine and we can heal our bodies with the right combination of food and therapeutic medical treatment. So grab a cuppa, click on any link here and enjoy the food stories I’ve shared. More will follow.

Food plays an important role in all of our lives. We need it for sustenance,  we gather to enjoy it with friends and family, and we use it to celebrate special occasions. I’ve written a number of posts on food but, recently, my kids encouraged me to create a dedicated page to feature our recipes, our love for fresh ingredients, and the joy of good food.

This is a new page and it will be a repository for all things food; recipes, stories, reviews, special offers and more. If you’d like to share a good story with me or would like me to write a review or taste test a food, please contact me at: Contact(@)mirthandmotivation(.)com.

FYI – I’ve added a few trackbacks below for your easy perusal.. There are more food related posts on this blog and I plan to add to this list soon.  My first food feature is a Green Beans Medley. Hope you enjoy it. Thank you for stopping by!


Positive Motivation Tip: Enjoy  the foods around you and don’t forget to give gratitude and share.


    1. Food Files: Green Beans Medley | Mirth and Motivation
    2. Food Files: Cronuts At Dominique Ansel Bakery | Mirth and Motivation
    3. Happy New Year: 10 Good Luck Foods to Eat | Mirth and Motivation
    4. Food Files: Apple Salad w/ Chili Lime Sauce | Mirth and Motivation
    5. Food Files: Salmon w/ Pineapple Coconut Mango Tequila Sauce | Mirth and Motivation
    6. Try The World: World Box Gift Of Gourmet Foods | Mirth and Motivation
    7. Food Files: Pasta Primavera w/ Lavender & Basil | Mirth and Motivation
    8. Food Files: Tabbouleh Salad | Mirth and Motivation
    9. Food Files: Sweet & Savory Spring Salad | Mirth and Motivation
    10. Food Files: Riced Broccoli with Olive Salad & Greens | Mirth and Motivation
    11. Food Files: Fried Ripe Plantains & Roasted Kabocha | Mirth and Motivation
    12. Weekly Photo Challenge: Holiday Treats | Mirth and Motivation
    13. Weekly Photo Challenge: RARE | Mirth and Motivation
    14. Weekly Photo Challenge: TREATS & SWEETS | Mirth and Motivation
    15. Weekly Photo Challenge: NOW – Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays! | Mirth and Motivation
    16. 10 Lucky Foods For The New Year: Food Files | Mirth and Motivation
    17. Food Files: Quiche With Mixed Vegetables | Mirth and Motivation
    18. Food Files: Avocado & Heirloom Tomato Salad | Mirth and Motivation
    19. Reflections On Food: Five Foods To Live For… | Mirth and Motivation
    20. Food Files: Best Apple Cider & Fruit Smoothie | Mirth and Motivation
    21. Food Files: Father’s Day Gift Ideas | Mirth and Motivation
    22. Try The World: Gifts Of Finest Foods Curated Globally | Mirth and Motivation
    23. Try The World: A Taste Of Paris | Mirth and Motivation
    24. Try The World: Enjoy The Venice Box | Mirth and Motivation
    25. Try The World: A Taste Of Marrakesh | Mirth and Motivation
    26. Musings: National Chocolate Cake Day… | Mirth and Motivation
    27. Happy New Year: 10 Good Luck Foods to Eat | Mirth and Motivation
    28. FOOD: Chestnut Bread Recipe For The Great Outdoors… | Mirth and Motivation
    29. Try The World: Gifts Of Finest Foods Curated Globally | Mirth and Motivation
    30. On Food: Hunger Steals The Memory… | Mirth and Motivation
    31. On Life: Food For Thought… | Mirth and Motivation
    32. Food: A Taste For Dessert… | Mirth and Motivation
    33. Reflections On Food: Five Foods To Live For… | Mirth and Motivation
    34. Chocolate: Food Of The Gods… | Mirth and Motivation
    35. Musings: Food To Die For… Almost | Mirth and Motivation
    36. On Food: Let Them Eat Macarons… | Mirth and Motivation
    37. On Food: Delicacies For The Strong Stomach | Mirth and Motivation
    38. Food: Where Heart, Hearth and Health Meet | Mirth and Motivation
    39. Try The World: A Taste Of Buenos Aires | Mirth and Motivation
    40. Try The World: A Taste Of Tokyo | Mirth and Motivation
    41. Try The World:- Holiday Box: Michelin Edition| Mirth and Motivation
    42. Try The World: A Taste Of Sweden | Mirth and Motivation
    43. Try The World: A Taste Of Portugal| Mirth and Motivation
    44. Try The World: A Taste Of Thailand | Mirth and Motivation
    45. Try The World: A Taste Of Spain | Mirth and Motivation
    46. Try The World: The Special Edition Holiday Box | Mirth and Motivation
    47. Try The World: A Taste of TURKEY | Mirth and Motivation
    48. Try The World: World Box Gift Of Gourmet Foods | Mirth and Motivation
    49. Try The World: A Taste Of MEXICO | Mirth and Motivation
    50. Try The World: A Taste Of KOREA | Mirth and Motivation
    51. Try The World: A Taste Of CHILE | Mirth and Motivation
    52. Try The World: A Taste Of INDIA | Mirth and Motivation
    53. Try The World: A Taste Of GREECE | Mirth and Motivation
    54. Try The World: A Taste of ITALY | Mirth and Motivation
    55. Try The World: A Taste of SOUTH AFRICA | Mirth and Motivation
    56. Motivation Mondays: LOVE Is… #HappyValentinesDay | Mirth and Motivation
    57. Motivation Mondays: For Our Mothers #mothersday | Mirth and Motivation


    PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All photos from my Personal Collection

    Until Next Time…
    Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
    Elizabeth Obih-Frank
    Mirth and Motivation
    Positive Kismet

232 Comments leave one →
  1. Connie permalink
    12/01/2015 10:52 am

    I think your children’s suggestion of having a dedicated food page was spot on. Unfortunately, I can’t see or find your Green Bean Medley recipe. I also checked in my Google Chrome browser after I couldn’t see it in my Firefox browser.

  2. cynthia Dawson permalink
    13/01/2015 6:14 pm

    I love all the great quotes, especially the one by Elsa Schiaparelli.

  3. Heather in VA permalink
    23/01/2015 5:31 am

    This is why the family dinner table is so important. Sometimes I lapse and let my kids eat in the living room but really taking those twenty minutes to commune with each other and our food is so important.

    • Daddy realness permalink
      30/07/2019 2:04 pm

      There’s so much good content here to sink my teeth into😋. Looking forward to digging into your site some more!

  4. lisa permalink
    23/01/2015 8:43 am

    I am looking for recipe ideas. Is there a link that I’m missing?

  5. pumpkinsfan76 permalink
    23/01/2015 6:44 pm

    I love the new page! I agree, food should be enjoying and not rushed and also healthy.

  6. adrienne z permalink
    25/01/2015 8:07 am

    I love fresh vegetables. I love fresh ingredients – wish the olive oil wasn’t so expensive

  7. laura rubenstein permalink
    25/01/2015 5:37 pm

    Thank You, Thank You!! I love trying out new recipes.

  8. Ronald G permalink
    26/01/2015 4:03 pm

    I think this is such a terrific idea..I am a 63 year old bachelor who has cooked for himself for too many years ..always within a minor range of selections..that this would be a great resource for me…thank you

  9. Christina Strapp permalink
    26/01/2015 5:36 pm

    I love food to really need to find healthy recipes that my whole family likes and that is difficult.

  10. Linda Manns Linneman permalink
    29/01/2015 1:02 pm

    I love getting new good recipes. I am really looking forward to this page. Thank you so much for sharing

    • 29/01/2015 7:57 pm

      Thank you Linda, I’ve very busy of late, but I plan to link other food posts from this blog to this one, and write more food posts. 🙂

  11. Celticlady permalink
    30/01/2015 8:13 pm

    Look forward to reading more food posts! Thank you…

  12. Lula Ruger permalink
    04/02/2015 4:07 pm

    I love trying new recipies Thanks for your blog it is so inpirational.

  13. denise low permalink
    06/02/2015 9:19 am

    You have the best recipes. Thanks so much.

  14. Toni Marie Caravello Feimer permalink
    07/02/2015 7:15 am

    I am going to go out right now and eat a lettuce, tomatoe and avocado sandwich.

  15. tonic67 permalink
    07/02/2015 7:24 am

    This makes me want to eat a tomato lettuce sprouts and avocado sandwich with veggie mayo… omg yum.

  16. Penni permalink
    24/04/2015 11:54 pm

    How do I find your Green Bean Medley (and other) recipes? I don’t see a link.

  17. 25/04/2015 4:46 pm

    A great idea.Food is something that everyone can relate to. 🙂 Looking forward to some recipes .

  18. ayaliciouscakes permalink
    28/04/2015 2:35 pm

    awesome idea, love to try new recipes

  19. Char W permalink
    04/05/2015 5:43 am

    It’s really great to find someone else who enjoys fresh ingredients. This time of year is my favorite because we plant a garden in our back yard. Looking forward to seeing your recipes.

  20. 27/05/2015 10:30 am

    Didn’t find the recipe of the green beans medley too. I guess I’ll go to the other trackbacks you provided to check if I can find some new and easy recipes. Thanks!

  21. cookienameddesire permalink
    21/06/2015 1:12 pm

    Yes what a great resource.. can’t wait to go through all the yummy recipes

  22. Melissa Russo permalink
    05/08/2015 4:34 am

    I like to try new recipes for my family. It gives them some diversity.

  23. Claudette Esterine permalink
    28/08/2015 10:05 am

    I love food and any post about food will get my attention…always!

  24. Joely Smith permalink
    13/09/2015 8:00 pm

    My daughter’s college scholarship group for helping those in poverty did a practice where they invited everyone from the university to share a meal together – some were served feasts, while others rice and beans only, while some only rice. They all discussed kinship, working together, their meals, and what it is like for the different classes. I think you would have loved it!

  25. Chanelle permalink
    16/10/2015 10:47 am

    I like the quotes you use in this post. They are spot on.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      29/10/2018 8:58 am

      Thank you! 🙂

  26. Eileen xo permalink
    18/10/2015 9:15 pm

    Love the food dedication

  27. Coupon Diva permalink
    26/11/2015 6:19 pm

    food is a physical,mental, emotional, and spiritual experience – the way we prepare and eat our food is SO important….

  28. Jonathan Key permalink
    27/11/2015 6:49 pm

    It’s so true that food is common ground and a universal experience. Food can bring everyone together!

  29. Linda Carmical permalink
    18/12/2015 9:01 am

    Love this post, it has sparked some ideas. And that picture? It sparked some too.

    When my kids were growing up, as a single parent it was really difficult to make sure the 3 of us ate dinner together every night. Too many evenings were spent at the office for that OT! If I could do it over again, I change a few things. Dinner is connect and feel the love time, So wish I had made that the home motto.

  30. Kristen Wilson (@k10wilson) permalink
    28/12/2015 10:27 am

    Great that you have added a food file to your plethora of offerings.. but I would love to see your recipes too, surely you have many to offer! 🙂

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      29/10/2018 8:58 am

      Yes, i have many more to offer and will return to this section soon.

  31. Anamika Ojha permalink
    05/01/2016 8:49 pm

    I am learning cooking and your post has encouraged me to try new recipes. Thanks for sharing it with us.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      29/10/2018 8:57 am

      Good, keep it up!

  32. Cherri Megasko permalink
    02/02/2016 9:43 am

    I just noticed your James Beard quote: “Food is our common ground, a universal experience.” I travel all over the world and I have found that to be very true. Even if you don’t speak the language or aren’t familiar with the culture, you can still communicate positively through food!

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      29/10/2018 8:57 am

      Food is a great way to connect and bond with people globally

  33. Anamika Ojha permalink
    02/03/2016 4:33 pm

    I loved the quote by Elsa Schiaparelli and totally agree with you that we should enjoy each and every bite of our Food and thank God for providing that meal to us.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      29/10/2018 8:56 am

      Yes, it is a precious commodity.

  34. Ashley permalink
    03/03/2016 1:40 pm

    I have never tried a cronut before, but now I need to! Yum!

  35. thehamiltoninc permalink
    31/03/2016 10:11 am

    Food should have more of a benefit than just good taste. Done right, food keeps you healthy, cures things and so much more!

  36. tp keane permalink
    06/05/2016 7:36 am

    our lives revolve around food, it’s so important. Love the recipes.

  37. 14/05/2016 6:17 pm

    Thanks for all the great quotes.

  38. michelleelizondo permalink
    16/05/2016 7:50 am

    Im a foodie!

  39. Sandra Watts permalink
    08/06/2016 6:18 am

    “Food is our common ground, a universal experience.” That is so well said and so true!

  40. Carol Cassara (@ccassara) permalink
    11/06/2016 5:48 am

    This is a great resource for meal planning and ideas. I’m always up to seeing what others are doing that I might adapt for our own meals. I can see a few enticing titles I’d like to explore this weekend.

  41. tp keane permalink
    11/08/2016 4:57 pm

    what a fantastic recipe list. I’ll have to go through it more carefully

  42. Adriana Lopez (@MrsALOMartin) permalink
    11/10/2016 10:23 pm

    You bet food has a lot of importance in our lives as we need it to survive. But also food connects us to who we are and allows us to create memories too. Who doesn’t remember a childhood favorite dish that transports us to home =)

  43. Wren permalink
    28/12/2016 4:52 pm

    I love food pages! One thing that always connects my family is sitting around good food at the dinner table.

  44. Heather Pfingsten permalink
    22/01/2017 9:02 am

    YES! Food plays such an important role in our lives. What we choose to put in our bodies determines so much for our day, week… years. Fantastic post, list of recipes, and inspiration!

  45. DecoPix (@TiinaTibs) permalink
    29/01/2017 3:15 am

    Food is essential, of course, but we need to be more careful with the choices. There are so many easy options as well as healthy ones. I too often choose the easy way and don’t listen to my body what it really needs to be in full strenght.

  46. Kimberly C. permalink
    28/02/2017 10:45 pm

    We sometimes forget how blessed we are to have all this yummie food. Posts like this remind us. Nice.

  47. alisonrost permalink
    03/03/2017 9:33 pm

    This is such a great idea .. having one central page that links to food related posts. Can’t wait to read more about the “10 Good Luck Foods to Eat”

  48. Donna Ashworth permalink
    06/03/2017 1:43 am

    Great to have a food files section! I am always forgetting where I saw something and wishing I had bookmarked it for reference!

  49. duffelbagspouse permalink
    23/03/2017 11:36 pm

    You can bond over food faster than anything else in the whole world no matter where you are in the world.

  50. Kimberly C. permalink
    26/03/2017 11:53 pm

    Love how your kids motivated you to add a food section. Very good idea. I can’t wait to explore some of the recipes.

  51. Jessica Taylor permalink
    26/04/2017 8:05 am

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the food files section of your blog! So many great ideas!

  52. thehouseturnedhome permalink
    14/06/2017 9:31 am

    I have a big love-hate relationship with food. I love that it brings people together, keeps me nourished, and tastes good. I hate that it takes so much time to prepare and eat. This is a good reminder of how important a person’s relationship is with food though.

  53. raisingyourpetsnaturally permalink
    15/06/2017 5:48 pm

    Wonderful quotes and thoughts. The food isn’t too bad either. 🙂

  54. Hira permalink
    16/06/2017 1:30 pm

    I am a foodie and really excited to follow your blog for mouthwatering recipes. Love hira

  55. livanies86 permalink
    29/06/2017 11:50 pm

    Great post! I love food and I love eating! but eating is so much more than just “eating” I love to have dinner with friends or family

  56. eclectickristal permalink
    19/08/2017 7:38 pm

    Great Idea for a blog post. I think food is a universal thing and I am such a foodie I love it.

  57. Kavita Singh permalink
    30/08/2017 5:38 am

    I love the new page! Yes, food should be enjoying and also healthy. looking forward to reading some mouth watering recipes.

  58. jerchap1ver5 permalink
    14/01/2018 3:20 pm

    I need to borrow some of those oils:)

  59. Emily Fata permalink
    23/01/2018 7:18 pm

    I’m a huge foodie myself, and always love to try new things all the time. 🙂

  60. mammabearsays permalink
    31/01/2018 8:10 pm

    I couldnt agree more! In our home our kitchen is the center. We love to cook together and enjoy delicious meals together!

  61. Emily Fata permalink
    02/02/2018 5:46 pm

    I agree that food plays an important part of our lives. I love that it can be so much more than just a “staple to live”; you can have such a great time cooking and baking, and there are so many incredible dishes to try.

  62. Msddah permalink
    02/03/2018 6:53 pm

    I have been thinking of just making a pot full of food with just mushrooms. I am so going to do it now!

  63. Czjai Reyes-Ocampo permalink
    10/05/2018 5:33 am

    Love your food posts, and looking forward to reading more of them in the future. 🙂

  64. Sigrid Says Blog permalink
    30/05/2018 9:13 pm

    That’s why I don’t like dieting. For me, good food adds enjoyment to life. My husband and I are avid and adventurous eaters. In fact, we are off to another adventure later. Can’t wait!

  65. larescoe permalink
    09/07/2018 11:42 am

    These recipes sound delicious! Thank you so much for sharing!

  66. kalliamanika permalink
    14/07/2018 3:04 pm

    I love olive oils and greens. I think olive oil is much better than butter and anything else like that. Food is wonderful and tasty when it is healthy too!

  67. Sigrid Says Blog permalink
    27/07/2018 8:49 am

    I shouldn’t have checked this post. I am hungry and craving because of PMS huhuhuhu now, I wanna cook something in the kitchen!

  68. Sigrid Says Blog permalink
    12/08/2018 8:30 pm

    This is a nice collection! Fresh foods are so nice to photograph because they are so colorful.

  69. Deserted_Queen permalink
    03/09/2018 1:03 pm

    Food is something that everyone can relate to. Though I loved eating once but now I am developing aneroxia. But I loved reading it.

  70. permalink
    10/09/2018 4:42 pm

    Coming from a Latino family, we bring food to all events and for all reasons. We live to eat. We also love spending time as a family is not all about the food.

  71. Kristy B permalink
    04/10/2018 5:55 am

    This is a great idea! I love learning new recipes – especially people’s favorite family meals.

  72. Michael David Oyco permalink
    06/03/2019 3:52 pm

    Haha! Who wouldn’t have food category on their site? But I agree that it connects if not almost, all of us. A true international common ground for all. Nice words.

  73. toastycritic permalink
    19/05/2019 6:47 am

    I’ll be excited to see all of the recipes and items you stick on this page. I do think food binds us in a way few other things can.

  74. Quin CL permalink
    07/07/2019 11:17 pm

    Oh I agree, ”Eating is not merely a material pleasure. Eating well gives a spectacular joy to life”, it gives utter joy and energy. Somebody told me whenever I am hungry, I should eat, but if I am thinking about diet, I should just eat responsibly. 🙂

  75. linda permalink
    29/07/2019 2:07 am

    Nice list of resources, thank you for sharing the post. I’ll keep it handy for a reference.

  76. Fae Celine Ong permalink
    29/07/2019 2:53 am

    I love food as well. Lately, I’ve really been interested in eating more plant based food and be organic to have a healthy lifestyle. I love organic food recipes

  77. Nick DePasquale permalink
    29/07/2019 4:30 am

    Love the “try the world” series. So cool!

  78. Christina permalink
    29/07/2019 4:38 am

    Nice page i look forward to reading more of your work.

  79. chidoventuresintl permalink
    29/07/2019 7:00 am

    Fantastic, i believe it is good to know that food is life and sustenance, well said.

  80. Sushmita Malakar permalink
    29/07/2019 7:56 am

    I am making the chestnut bread recipe you shared. Thanks 🙂

  81. Lyosha Varezhkina permalink
    29/07/2019 7:58 am

    Food time is always special to me. I am not much a cook but I do enjoy a tasty food with a good company. I couldn’t agree more with your post

  82. Backpackingcouple permalink
    29/07/2019 9:53 am

    We are trying to eat very clean and to appreciate our food by eating and using everything. It’s not always easy but we’re getting better and better

  83. Crystal Gempko permalink
    29/07/2019 1:35 pm

    I always and always will say, eating and food is my favorite part of the day!

  84. You, Me and Benny permalink
    29/07/2019 3:55 pm

    I agree food plays such a role in all of our lives! My family is italian and it definitely plays a part in ours!

  85. jeannette9712gmailcom permalink
    29/07/2019 8:36 pm

    I really wish I viewed food as sustenance. I have abused food for so many years and ruined my body. How do I start over?

  86. Jessa B permalink
    29/07/2019 9:48 pm

    Coming from the Philippines, My family loves food! We live for food! Food is life! Food brings us all together! And eating is the only form of exercise we know… OH NO!

  87. Pink Frenzy/Öku Möku (@Pink_Frenzy) permalink
    29/07/2019 10:25 pm

    Food is so important part of our lives and it’s important to eat healthy at least that’s what I have been trying to do 🙂


  88. Bindu Thomas permalink
    30/07/2019 12:48 am

    Food is such an important part of our lives, not just for sustenance. A family that eats together stays together. Love to try new recipes, its nice to have a new page dedicated to them.

  89. Sarah M permalink
    30/07/2019 1:49 am

    This page is going to rock. I love healthy recipes enriched in nutrition. Looking forward for your informative posts on foods.

  90. alexandra cook permalink
    30/07/2019 2:33 am

    I am a BIG food lover. Not only because it is the source of our life, but for me it is an instant mood lifter.

  91. amy permalink
    30/07/2019 2:34 am

    I love food not because we need it but it also gives me happiness henever I prepared something new for my family.

  92. toastycritic permalink
    30/07/2019 3:24 am

    This is so cool that you are dedicating a section to all things food. Food really does play such a pivotal role in alll of our lives.

  93. Angela Ricardo Bethea permalink
    30/07/2019 4:06 am

    Those are some amazing recipes, I can’t wait to try them. I always make sure to that we always eat together with the family.

  94. Lavern Moore permalink
    30/07/2019 4:23 am

    I love food! Sometimes I thinks I love it too much! It’s great to associate memories with good food like you have!

  95. Gervin Khan permalink
    30/07/2019 4:41 am

    I love everything about this post most especially those delicious recipes.
    I remember the last time I ate my favorite food was a month ago before my husband live for work.
    As a mother I always make sure that me and my kids are eating together because for me, eating together is the best way to talk about everything that you’ve experience in the entire day/s.

  96. muideen Samuel permalink
    30/07/2019 5:52 am

    lots of awesome recipe you’ve got here, thanks for sharing

  97. Sanjota Purohit permalink
    30/07/2019 7:52 am

    Such a healthy recipe! Thanks for sharing.

  98. Kuntala Banerjee Bhattacharya permalink
    30/07/2019 9:53 am

    Liked your page. I liked your other pages too. This one is interesting with the food recipes. Everyone loves food in some or the other way.

  99. Pool Operator Talk permalink
    30/07/2019 12:46 pm

    Food is such an important part of so many cultures

  100. Garf permalink
    30/07/2019 12:57 pm

    I see tomatoes. Now I need to check my garden if there are some ready to be picked. Yum!

  101. Marjie Mare permalink
    30/07/2019 3:33 pm

    You and I can relate. I am a big foodie and I’ve always loved good food as well. Both my mother and grand mother were great chefs and worked as so. The funny thing when I was younger, I did not enjoy cooking, I don’t know when the love erupted.

  102. Prabashi Hirunika permalink
    30/07/2019 5:27 pm

    There is so much positivity and motivation in this blog. Love to read over and over again

  103. twinspirational permalink
    30/07/2019 8:43 pm

    I truly agree with you, when it comes to food we are all in the same page. I value food so much.

  104. Ceci Rey permalink
    31/07/2019 1:03 am

    I love this! I have raised 5 foodies! All of our family celebrations are surrounded around food. I will have to check out some of your food files. Thanks for sharing!

  105. Neil Alvin Nicerio permalink
    31/07/2019 1:27 am

    This article gave me great insight about food.

  106. Martin - MPG TRAVEL TOURS permalink
    31/07/2019 4:42 am

    Thanks for sharing. Suck a lot of information, all very good!

  107. larisaelenas permalink
    31/07/2019 7:27 am

    Food connects us. It fuels our bodies with energy and it brings us together at all sorts of events. This is why I love learning new recipes so thank you for sharing yours!

  108. Nursery Rhymes Girl permalink
    31/07/2019 7:32 am

    Hi there,
    Thanks for the list. I must be thankful for you for writing about this.Always I get useful readings from your well-written blog.Happy blogging!

  109. Bree permalink
    31/07/2019 10:22 am

    OMG I love food this is such a great post! I never would have known so many cool things about food!

  110. sincerelymissj permalink
    31/07/2019 2:07 pm

    Good idea creating a section with all your recipes and all things related to food. I need an afternoon to go through your list.

  111. Agnes Vazhure permalink
    31/07/2019 5:08 pm

    There are so many good things about food! I love learning new and easy recipes.Thank you for this.

  112. Raja Zeeshan permalink
    31/07/2019 8:52 pm

    The quotes are really lovely and spot on.

  113. Pink Frenzy/Öku Möku (@Pink_Frenzy) permalink
    31/07/2019 9:54 pm

    food is so important as nourishment and it has a way to bring people together and share a meal x


  114. Polly Amora permalink
    31/07/2019 10:28 pm

    Me myself I love food – eat and cook. It’s such an enjoyable task. It was my mom who also influenced me to love cooking. Thank you very much for this post!

    ps: And I checked out Five Foods to Live For and I saw that’s there’s White chocolate melted with macadamia nuts. It’s my favorite! <3

  115. delhifundos2014 permalink
    01/08/2019 1:29 am

    Thanks for sharing food recipes. I love reading new recipes. Looking forward for more food recipes.

  116. Jaana McEntee permalink
    01/08/2019 1:38 am

    Nice food thoughts! Food is really the center of our family lives, getting together after school/work etc & catching up adds to love, care & security…

  117. Mudpiefridays permalink
    01/08/2019 3:35 am

    Foods always gave me a positive mood. It amkes my day complete adn it is the solution to my problems Lol

  118. arun permalink
    01/08/2019 3:36 am

    Wow, this is awesome that you started a food section too. Definitely food is something that unite us and is still full of diversity at every step. Food is what we go to whenever we are sad, happy, going through hard day.

  119. Jaana McEntee permalink
    01/08/2019 5:10 am

    Its awesome to find some great new recipes! i love using fresh ingredients 🙂 Thank you

  120. Amy-Lynn Denham (@amylynnwriting) permalink
    01/08/2019 5:19 am

    Nice to see you adding a food section. It’s one of the most important things in our world, after all.

  121. Samar permalink
    01/08/2019 8:19 am

    You can hardly show anyone who doesn’t like food.

    It’s universal love, You should go on with the suggestion.

  122. Angela Tolsma permalink
    01/08/2019 10:37 am

    Your Mom sounds like a wonderful woman! I am currently working on creating good memories with food. It’s a lot of fun.

  123. Nicole Anderson permalink
    01/08/2019 1:16 pm

    There is no doubt that food is just one of the real joys of living and that becomes even more special when it is an occasion or you are sharing it with someone you love. One of the things I love to do when I travel is to try as many different cuisine styles as I can. I am really impressed with all the food posts you have done – I didn’t know you had completed so many and will have to check some of these out.

  124. Betty Liew permalink
    01/08/2019 2:02 pm

    Food is like a soul to me and I can’t go without food. Why cut food just to be on diet. The rule is take a healthy food and enjoy it.

  125. Lina permalink
    01/08/2019 2:39 pm

    There is no sincerer love that the love for food! Food is vital in our lives, love all the quotes, so agree with all of them

  126. Eileen M Loya permalink
    01/08/2019 3:12 pm

    My children have huge appetites and it is a challenge for me to come up with new recipes. Meal planning is a task in itself! I am excited to know that you will be adding a category for food/recipes on your website!

  127. Stephanie permalink
    01/08/2019 3:24 pm

    Food is a big part of my life, having a food blog and working on all of my recipes. It brings our family together as we all cook together, eat together, and the kids even enjoy helping us photograph.

  128. Norma Nikutowski permalink
    01/08/2019 5:21 pm

    Food plays an important role in our lives. It’s nice to share it with friends and family to celebrate special occasions.

  129. Christa Anne permalink
    01/08/2019 5:51 pm

    In my family, food is how we express love. There are so many wonderful memories that are made while preparing and eating as a family.

  130. Lavern Moore permalink
    01/08/2019 7:29 pm

    I’m salivating. So scrumptious! You are so right about the necessity of food!

  131. Lex Styles permalink
    01/08/2019 8:46 pm

    I think considering children’s meals will drastically help with parent frustration!

  132. Kristine Nicole Alessandra permalink
    01/08/2019 9:12 pm

    That’s awesome! I mean, as often as I visit your blog, finding new recipes or food reviews would be very helpful for us moms. Looking forward to it!

  133. Crystal carder permalink
    02/08/2019 1:00 am

    I love the new page! I think anything about food is something I’m always wanting to read about. I love how you have all the great recipes here too.

  134. blair villanueva permalink
    02/08/2019 2:01 am

    If Food is a religion, definitely I would like to be converted! It is also a universal communication that all understand. FOOD!

  135. Chad permalink
    02/08/2019 5:12 am

    Super like your post!!! Yes food is sustenance, food is life and as such should be eaten with respect and thankfulness.

  136. Karen Monica permalink
    02/08/2019 5:33 am

    I love food especially fresh and home cooked. I believe that food never fails to bring people together.

  137. Dinka | BloomingBlogger permalink
    02/08/2019 5:50 am

    We love food in our family! And we’re always happy to see new and exciting recipes 🙂 Green beans are one of my favourites and can’t wait to try out this combination you have on your site.

  138. 204park permalink
    02/08/2019 6:17 am

    Wow, you have a lot of categories for food..! So fun to read all of these. Food is definitely our common ground.

  139. Sincerely Jackline permalink
    02/08/2019 9:26 am

    This post got me hungry.. Ugh. I could really relate in your fondness with foods.. Love it.

  140. onehoppymomma permalink
    02/08/2019 4:02 pm

    I really wish that an older family member would have taught me to cook because it doesnt come natural and isnt a fun task for me at all

  141. Geraline Batarra permalink
    02/08/2019 7:59 pm

    Oh I love this blog. Food categories are so cool..! Thanks for sharing, love it..!

  142. Geraline Batarra permalink
    03/08/2019 3:34 am

    This post is so entertaining, I’m such a food lover. I love reading more about foods. Thanks for sharing.

  143. 03/08/2019 6:03 pm

    Love your new page! I’m a huge foodie and lover of cooking and baking. I completely agree with your view that food is such an important part of our lives!!

  144. Norma Nikutowski permalink
    04/08/2019 12:33 pm

    My most favorite food on the planet is salad. I eat salad almost daily. I love tomatoes and lettuce and I just change the dressing.

  145. Sanjota Purohit permalink
    04/08/2019 1:36 pm

    Delicious post I can say! Now i’m craving for some good taste.

  146. Arunas permalink
    05/08/2019 12:27 am

    I agree that food is medicine and we can heal our bodies with the right combination of food and therapeutic medical treatment. I like your trackbacks.

  147. TheKitchenDoc permalink
    07/08/2019 7:01 am

    I have always seen motivational posts on your page so this is a change. A welcome one..:)

  148. Msddah permalink
    12/08/2019 11:09 am

    I love using food as a vehicle to bring people together and fellowshipping with them. Thanks for sharing!

  149. Luna S permalink
    14/08/2019 5:08 am

    I think for me it was my Great Grandmother who really got me into food, she used to take us all over the place to try different foods when I was a kid. I have many great memories with her in different restaurants.

  150. Stephanie permalink
    14/08/2019 9:51 am

    It’s amazing how many memories food can evoke in us. It’s so much more than just something vital to life.

  151. Norma Nikutowski permalink
    14/08/2019 3:01 pm

    I agree that we should always be grateful for the food we have and share it with others who may no be so fortunate to have enough food.

  152. Astrid permalink
    16/08/2019 5:15 am

    I love your attitude to food as not merely something that fills us or that we eat for pleasure, but a great and essential part of our lives. I’m so glad your mother fed you well and you cherish the memory of the foods she cooked.

  153. 16/08/2019 6:47 am

    I love reading about food, even if it is a cookbook! I really enjoy cooking and baking, so I am always trying to learn about it!!

  154. ♡Stephanie Stebbins♡ (@stephsteb) permalink
    16/08/2019 10:36 am

    So true! Can’t wait to see all the yummy recipes!

  155. Steph permalink
    16/08/2019 1:59 pm

    Aside from music, food is something people from all walks of life can definitely connect with! Will check out those links

  156. Purva permalink
    16/08/2019 3:00 pm

    I agree food is so much more than about sustenance. All celebrations are around food. It plays such an important role in our lives.

  157. Rose A (@mail4rosey) permalink
    16/08/2019 3:42 pm

    My grandma used to make homemade beef and noodles. My grown kids still ask me to try and make it (mine is never as good as hers) and they are all grown. I think it’s more of a feeling than a flavor (though it tastes great too). We’ve attached that dish to our memory of her, and how special she made all of us feel.

  158. Shoppers Gossip permalink
    17/08/2019 12:57 am

    Great page! I am not good in cooking but I love food.

  159. Reika Misaki permalink
    18/08/2019 2:16 am

    Omg, good food makes me happy. When I’m done, I’d always want something I don’t usually get everyday. It’s kinda like a treat for myself.

  160. The Travel Bunny permalink
    18/08/2019 4:13 am

    So true, food is so important for our lives. It matters so much to make the right choices!

  161. Adventures with Shelby permalink
    19/08/2019 9:05 am

    I agree food is really important!

  162. floridforest permalink
    21/08/2019 7:14 am

    I find cooking a nice meal to be very fulfilling.

  163. missmisanthrop permalink
    21/08/2019 2:13 pm

    A food page was a great idea! You have a lot of great stuff here.

  164. Joy Hardin permalink
    21/08/2019 2:18 pm

    Your blog is motivational. I never know what to cook! Thanks for the ideas!

  165. Crinkle Hub permalink
    22/08/2019 12:15 am

    Food everywhere! uhmmm smells good!

  166. Streamed TV Fan permalink
    22/08/2019 8:59 am

    I think there can’t be enough written about food. You can have as many recipes as people in the world with all their ideas and experiences. Good luck!

  167. Craige Hardel permalink
    22/08/2019 11:15 am

    Your quotes are quite inspirational. The food categories are spot on

  168. Tiana's Lens permalink
    22/08/2019 1:09 pm

    Family time is very important. Indeed Food plays an important aspect in our lives

  169. Luna S permalink
    22/08/2019 3:43 pm

    I agree, food is a great way to connect with people and with memories. During the holidays when I smell cookies baking it reminds me of baking with my great grandmother when I was little, bitter sweet because I miss her but I love having those memories.

  170. The Travel Bunny permalink
    22/08/2019 9:19 pm

    So true! And you have quite a collection of articles there. Gonna have to take a closer look at them 🙂

  171. Aanya permalink
    22/08/2019 10:00 pm

    I love food and seriously I love to try out new cuisines also could not help but eat 3 times the same food also.

  172. Evan Petzer permalink
    23/08/2019 7:17 am

    Anything pasta would probably be my most favorite meal, A traditional Italian Tagliatelle would be the most favorite…

  173. Polly Amora permalink
    23/08/2019 8:04 am

    I agree, food is indeed our common ground. I met a lot of people through gatherings and have become good friends with them because of food. Sometimes, I don’t just accept invites but when there’s food involve… chances of me going is 70/30 😀

  174. Sanjota Purohit permalink
    25/08/2019 10:40 am

    When I get bored with the same old food I check new recipes and try them. Also having dinner with family is something unique and bonding.

  175. Dalene Ekirapa permalink
    26/08/2019 5:17 am

    Food sustains us and gives us the energy to stay out while tasking and generally, living. That’s why I started becoming mindful about my food and eating habits. I’m more keen on my recipes and frequency of eating and size of my food portions. It’s amazing to be mindful about food.

  176. Krysten (@WeirdGirlBlog) permalink
    26/08/2019 5:21 am

    I am struggling between food being enjoyed and food being fuel. There must be a balance, right?

  177. Crickette, The Things I Have to Say permalink
    26/08/2019 5:38 am

    Food makes me truly happy. When I’m sad… I like a good meal. When I’m happy… it’s nice to celebrate with food. When I’m tired… I turn to food to lift me up. It is sustenance–we all deserve to enjoy FOOD.

  178. kidneyfornikki permalink
    26/08/2019 10:50 am

    This is a very cool page. It looks like a lot of different foods on here — I will have to go exploring to get ideas.

  179. Cindy Newland permalink
    26/08/2019 12:26 pm

    I love food and have grown to love it even more once I became vegan. I eliminated most chemical crud that masks as food and have lost 125lbs.

  180. HilLesha O'Nan permalink
    26/08/2019 12:56 pm

    My mom has always been a wonderful cook and this is what helped me develop a fine appreciation for food! I don’t cook much in the summer, but I enjoy cooking/baking when the weather gets cooler.

  181. TweenselMom (@TweenselMom) permalink
    26/08/2019 2:49 pm

    So agree, and I believe everyone, including those who live in the most remote regions and the poorest will have the opportunity to taste good food.

  182. Lasonia permalink
    26/08/2019 3:35 pm

    It’s great to have a dedicated section for food. I mean, who doesn’t love to connect over a good meal.

  183. Danielle W. permalink
    26/08/2019 5:48 pm

    I am looking forward to trying some new recipes! Food is love!!

  184. mayurisjikoni permalink
    26/08/2019 9:40 pm

    Food is not only required for sustenance but is an excellent way to make friends, get a conversation started, a peace offering and so many things. A family that dines together stays together is what I strongly believe. Cooking good nutritional food is important for good health of the family.

  185. Pink Frenzy/Öku Möku (@Pink_Frenzy) permalink
    26/08/2019 9:44 pm

    Food is so important part of our lives. It keeps us strong and I feel it also keeps connected x


  186. Sarah permalink
    27/08/2019 6:53 am

    Dinner time is a sacred time in our house. I love this post. Thank you! 🙂

  187. Surekha-dreamingloud permalink
    27/08/2019 6:54 am

    Foods will never ever be a boring topic. I love foods so much..! Especially when it’s about healthy options..

  188. Samar permalink
    27/08/2019 7:59 am

    The idea is really awesome, let me know how it goes.

  189. Crystal Gempko permalink
    27/08/2019 1:22 pm

    Food makes my world go around! 🙂

  190. Bree L. permalink
    27/08/2019 1:32 pm

    Food truly brings everyone together! It is so universal, we all have to eat and we pass legacies with out food!

  191. Stuff Around The Web permalink
    27/08/2019 2:20 pm

    “Food plays an important role in all of our lives” Truth has been spoken!
    I am a foodie! Yayy!!

  192. Jeannette (Jay Joy) permalink
    30/08/2019 7:17 pm

    I really don’t remember the last time I ate solely for sustenance. It is pretty depressing actually. I am addicted and need help.

  193. jojo vito permalink
    29/10/2019 4:03 am

    Yes apart from a common ground, food speaks so much about the culture of a certain place. That’s why I would really try to eat local cuisines whenever I am abroad.

  194. Ivana Mearns permalink
    27/06/2020 11:14 am

    That is true that food brings us together. Most of my cooking skills come from my childhood, I feel very fortunate that I was able to watch my mum cooking, I know that not all children have that experience.

  195. thehappymommie permalink
    31/08/2020 10:20 pm

    I always love trying new Recipes for my husband and this sounds perfect for him .Thabks for the share

  196. thehappymommie permalink
    08/09/2020 1:03 am

    My husband is a big foodie and I would love to try these out for him. Thanks for sharing

  197. Hannah permalink
    08/09/2020 10:41 pm

    I love food! It’s our sustenance as you said and a great common ground fro ur universally no matter the age, nationality or culture! Cooking a lovely meal for others makes me the happiest.

  198. amalateesside permalink
    16/06/2021 4:06 am

    I am such a foodie, this post is great! I feel hungry now, off for a sarnie! lol

  199. Kristy B permalink
    27/10/2021 3:05 pm

    Some of my favorite memories are cooking in the kitchen with my grandmother. I’m so glad that we spent that time together while I still had her here with me.


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