This awesome illustration is a cute way of describing one of the most frustrating problems with having people over to eat: Between everyone’s food sensitivities and allergies, it can be hard to find something everyone can eat. And that’s not even counting anyone’s voluntary choices or preferences. And, as someone who has experienced the task of serving a group of people who are allergic to nuts, gluten-intolerant, vegan, lactose intolerant, and/or allergic to eggs, I can tell you that this graphic got it right: When these factors converge you pretty much have the worst dinner guest(s) ever.
There are great cookbooks and recipe sites that allow you to tailor a recipe search to everyone’s specifics, but if you want to throw together a quick, stress-free dinner that everyone can enjoy—including you—try starting with one of these five ingredients. You won’t need a recipe; just a few ingredients that make everyone happy: