Jambalaya is one of my favorite multi-purpose dishes to make. It smells incredible cooking, one of those dishes that drifts through the whole house and drags my husband into the kitchen to investigate. It’s quicker to make than you’d expect, especially if you’re using leftovers for some of the ingredients, or things that are already cut up. It’s a great way to use whatever you have on hand, since you can easily adjust what type and amount of meat or vegetables are used. The tomatoes, rice, seasonings, and some combo of meat and veggies are important – but if you’d rather omit one ingredient, or add something else, feel free. It’s very forgiving, and pretty healthy.