This dish can be made with shrimp, chicken or pork instead of tofu. Look for the more exotic items in the Asian foods section at your local grocery store. Adjust the pad Thai sauce ingredients to taste.
A good cut of beef -- filet, rib eye, or New York strip -- cooked pink, served with red and yellow bell peppers in a mound, on a plate with a classic beurre blanc sauce, and the option of eating it with fresh guacamole and corn chips. French meets fresh Latin food.
This pasta salad - made with Provolone, salami, pepperoni, bell peppers, and black olives tossed with fusili pasta and Italian salad dressing - is very easy to make, AND can be prepared in 45 minutes or less.
Mix fruity tomatillos, those husk-covered relatives of the tomato, with your guacamole to create a different taste. Take out seeds and membranes from jalapenos for a milder sauce, or leave them in if you like things spicy.
Inspired by a Mexican favorite, grilled fish tacos have a creamy dressing spiked with lime juice, cumin, chili powder, and adobo sauce from zesty chipotle peppers. Garnished with tomatoes, cilantro, shredded cabbage, and lime wedges, these tacos are guaranteed delicious.
Scrambled eggs with mushrooms, olives, ham, jalapenos, and Cheddar cheese, baked until firm, then cut into individual square portions. Great for a holiday brunch with sausage, and easily adapted with your favorite ingredients.