Repeated the Vegan Paella from last weekend this weekend as I wanted to: using tomato sauce for the cous cous instead of vegetable broth, and substituting chopped green olives for the artichoke hearts. I also added about 10 dashes of tabasco. I thought that was a conservative amount of tabasco for an entire pot of paella, but it was too much. Not in terms of hotness; the result is barely hot at all, but the tabasco-y taste is overwhelming. If I try this again, I might do it with half as much tabasco or with sriracha instead.
Anyway, the result does have more flavor than last week's, but it's not that much of an improvement.