One of my goals right now is to train or challenge myself to do more with the ingredients that I have at hand. I don't live in a mild climate, so the ingredients at my produce market changes seasonally. I'm done chasing the next ingredient in a recipe that I don't happen to have and will need to go to the store for. I've recently been through some of my favorites: tomatillos, rhubarb, ginger.
I'm starting Yogurt, which I eat a lot of and always have on hand. I make yogurt myself. I challenge you to do the same http://dinnerattheosbornes.blogspot.com/2011/04/homemade-yogurt.html
This dish requires other ingredients which I like and want to learn how to use better - rice, fresh herbs, and jalapenos. All are on my list for the future.