Using mashed avocado makes this California-style sushi easy to roll. Use precooked shrimp for an easy shortcut. Serve sushi with the typical accompaniments of wasabi, low-sodium soy sauce, and pickled ginger.
I found this recipe in a rural newspaper years ago and have made it often. The bean bundles are excellent with chicken or beef. Sometimes I'll arrange them around a mound of wild rice to make an appetizing side dish.
Breaded tofu a la parmigiana. You'll just about swear this is eggplant or veal! One of my husband's favorites, and he doesn't even suspect! Serve with a simple crisp green salad, angel hair pasta and garlic bread.
My kids love this unusual snack--and I like that it's healthy, Coated with Italian seasoning, Parmesan cheese and garlic salt, the veggie sticks are broiled so there's no guilt when you crunch into them. --Mary Murphy of Atwater, California
'This recipe was given to me many years ago at a New Year's potluck,' says Gwynne Fleener of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. 'Since then, it has been a tradition to serve it at our holiday open house. The creamy mixture is always a hit.'