Hi! Welcome to Bring on the Spice! I’m Sam, your go to girl for quick and simple recipes from my family cookbook straight to your table. Whether you like spicy, traditional, or straight up comfort food, this blog will have something for you. I’m a fan of quick, no-fuss recipes that I have used in my twenties while managing a corporate career! I love rice, chocolate, traveling, and hanging out with my price- conscious husband while balancing the ups and downs of life!
So a little about me…the backstory is I started my career in financial services and have been in the corporate world for the past seven years. During this time, I learned to cook quick and delicious meals after a long workday. These weren’t 8-hour days! I always loved to cook recipes from my Filipino and Mexican background, but I needed to be able to make these dishes in a short timeframe. I was starving by the time I came home! So I have adapted these meals to work for my lifestyle and hopefully yours for anyone that is trying to manage a home life with a hectic schedule!
One thing you learn in business is the ROI (Return on Investment) for your time…meaning what is the maximum value you can receive for the time you invest? If it takes 30 minutes to make a meal versus that hour, now do you have an extra 30 minutes to pay those bills, run an errand, or just spend time with family? Trust me, 30 extra minutes in a day can make all the difference!
This blog will have a mix of different recipes that I hope you will enjoy and find useful! Not only will you find some traditional recipes, but a blend of different cuisines that gives these recipes an extra twist! Occasionally, if you’re not feeling the time crunch, there may be a recipe or two to spice up your day. Enjoy and please reach out with any inquiries!