”Food is our common ground”

”Food is our common ground”

Food is our common ground, a universal experience” 

This is a quote from American author and cook James Beard (pictured below).

No matter our home country or culture, food is something we share. Food can convey so much of our heritage, our history and our family. Indeed, for most people, our mum’s cooking is the best! 


In these current times, some of us might be learning to cook because we can’t go to our favourite restaurants. Or maybe we have to be more creative with our cooking – using all of the random things in our cupboards. 

Are you cooking for just yourself, for your family, or for your flatmates? Do you enjoy the challenge of experimenting with flavours and spices? Or do you prefer to have an easy to

 use recipe to follow?

Cooking is a wonderful way to explore flavours and try new techniques. It’s also really important to have a balanced diet and benefit from healthy food with a variety of good nutrients. 

Here are some ready-in-30-minutes recipes for our Inglan family to try! 

Chicken, broccoli and beetroot salad with avocado pesto


This quick recipe is full of ingredients that will give your body a boost, like  red onion, walnuts, rapeseed oil and lemon. What a colourful and healthy meal to try!

Charred spring onions & teriyaki tofu


Maybe you prefer a vegetarian option for dinner tonight? Try this flavoursome meal with wholegrain rice and tofu tonight!

Orzo pasta & tomato soup


There’s nothing better to make you feel warm and cosy than a bowl of soup with crusty bread. Try this simple soup recipe with ingredients you probably already have in your cupboard.

Cheesy broccoli pasta bake


Get your greens with this easy vegetarian recipe that takes only 10 minutes to prepare! 

One-pot mushroom & potato curry


Do you like spice? Try this delicious vegetarian curry with lots of flavour that can be cooked all in one pot!

Thai-style steamed fish


Maybe fish is more your thing? This steamed fish with Asian flavours could be the one for you.

Perfect pancakes recipe


Perhaps the easiest of all – pancakes. Every year in the UK, 47 days before Easter (the date changes each year!), people cook and eat lots of pancakes on a day called Pancake Tuesday! The history of this day points back to the Christian practice of limiting how much sweet or fatty foods that were eaten in the period before the most important festival of Easter  – so they made pancakes to use up all the sweet or forbidden ingredients. 

Pancakes are very simple – you probably have the ingredients in your cupboard already, and you can put whatever you like on top of them  -sweet or savoury!


Well, that’s our top 7 recipes (one for each day of the week!) for our Ingla family. Thanks to www.bbcgoodfood.com for such tasty and easy recipes. 

Let us know on Facebook or Instagram if you try any of these recipes! Let’s share our cooking experiences. Remember, “Food is our common ground, a universal experience.”

Stay safe and eat healthy!