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

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 plays an important role in all of our lives. We need it for sustenance, and we gather to enjoy it with friends and family, and on 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.

Trackbacks

    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

     

    PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All photos from my Personal Collection

    Until Next Time…
    Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
    Elizabeth Obih-Frank
    Mirth and Motivation
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102 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.

  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 much..lol.I 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. healthyfitcouple.com 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.

Trackbacks

  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. Food Files: Father’s Day Gift Ideas | Mirth and Motivation
  7. Hello world! | Mirth and Motivation
  8. Food Files: Best Apple Cider & Fruit Smoothie | Mirth and Motivation
  9. Food Files: Avocado & Heirloom Tomato Salad | Mirth and Motivation
  10. Food: Where Heart, Hearth and Health Meet | Mirth and Motivation
  11. Food Files: Quiche With Mixed Vegetables | Mirth and Motivation
  12. 10 Lucky Foods For The New Year: Food Files | Mirth and Motivation
  13. Try The World: A Taste Of INDIA | Mirth and Motivation
  14. Try The World: A Taste Of CHILE | Mirth and Motivation
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  16. Try The World: A Taste Of MEXICO | Mirth and Motivation
  17. Try The World: A Taste of TURKEY | Mirth and Motivation
  18. Try The World: World Box Gift Of Gourmet Foods | Mirth and Motivation
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