For whatever dish I make, especially if it's Latin food -- I add a copious amount of cayenne pepper. Typically, Puerto Rican food isn't very spicy. I grew up eating very mild dishes, but when I moved out, I started to eat different sorts of foods from all over the world.
A lot of them were SPICY.
And I fell in love. Whether I am cooking eggs or a stew, I shake that cayenne pepper like it's bouncing to trap music. I love how it clears up my sinuses, makes me sweat a little bit, and I add less salt to my spicier dishes.