Spices are the magic trick of many different meals. If you want to get to know a certain cuisine you must learn about the spices. Everybody knows and uses oregano, but summer savory is a spice similar to oregano, originating from the same family which has been very popular for 3000 years in south-eastern Europe and Asia.
When I prepare spaghetti for lunch I always try to find some time for my home made tomato sauce as well.
Spring is practically here so you can start thinking about adding something fresh on your pizza. Spinach leaves sound pretty good combined with garlic or maybe even some chicken.