Nothing is more important to the Portuguese than family, faith and food. Lots and lots of food. My mother was a great cook and instilled that love in me. Most of my fondest childhood memories center around food or specific dishes. My second career as the Founder of Vemayca cosmetic bags keeps me super busy, so I love finding recipes that are easy and quick, but delicious. Often I add me own special twists to recipes and rarely follow a recipe exactly as written.