I think that, as you age, you tend to find certain dishes that just become constants in your life. These are simple meals that you know how to make without looking at a recipe, with standard ingredients that most people have around. They’re (fairly) quick and easy, and they’re crowd pleasers that get along well with the tastes of many. For me, one of those signature dishes is vegan paella.
The mention of Spain’s national dish probably brings seafood to mind. Luckily, the ingredients are pretty flexible—you can throw in just about anything you want (or have around). The only non-negotiable is the rice… but I suppose you could try a version with quinoa or some other grain if you’re so inclined.
Anyway, let’s get on with the recipe.