With Dave being away, I can indulge my love of spicy food. Every savory thing I've made lately has a kick to it. Dave does like mildly spicy dishes, but he can't tolerate things that are too smoking hot.
I made a simple red beans and rice recipe though of course, I left out the meat and used vegetable broth. I also added a little liquid smoke.
Here's a basic red beans and rice recipe similar to what I made.