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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 easy perusal and there are more; if you scroll to the bottom of this post/page, you will find my other food related posts.  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.


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PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All photos from my Personal Collection

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

53 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 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. 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….

  26. 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!

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

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

  28. 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.

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

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

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

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

  31. 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

  32. 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.

  33. 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.


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