LEWISVILLE, Texas (November 8, 2021)—Casa M Spice Co., the Dallas-based creator of nationally acclaimed, award-winning spices and rubs, announced today the addition of its newest brand ambassadors: food bloggers Belqui Ortiz-Millili of Belqui’s Twist and Amy Lawrence of Gourmet Done Skinny.
Belqui Ortiz-Millili, based in Mesa, Arizona, discovered a love of cooking for fun and relaxation after leaving her marketing career to stay home to care for her son, who has autism. What began with sharing recipes with friends and family led to a web site and YouTube channel. Today she is a nationally recognized food blogger, television contributor and recipe creator for brands. Influenced by her upbringing between New York City and the Dominican Republic, her recipes are inspired by the flavors of the Caribbean and feature a clever twist on recipes from all over the world. She is a regular guest contributor to “Afternoon Live” on ABC-affiliated KATU-TV in Portland, Oregon, where she appears on the program’s cooking segment.
Amy Lawrence, based in Seattle, Washington, is a former restaurant owner whose Weight Watchers® weight-loss journey and discovery of intuitive eating after a pilates-induced stroke inspired her to chronicle her experiences and develop healthful recipes low in calories but big in flavor. A self-described “Military Brat,” her recipes are inspired by the many places she has lived and the flavors she has experienced around the world.
“As our Brand Manifesto states, our spice company was built on the values of hospitality of good food, good times shared between friends and family, and great flavors that bring everyone together,” said Dr. Mike Hernandez, co-founder of Casa M Spice Co. “That’s why we are especially excited about our newest Brand Ambassadors, who exemplify these values and will help us further introduce our spices to food lovers everywhere.”
About Casa M Spice Co.
Casa M Spice co-founder Mike Hernandez combined his PhD in Chemical Physics with his passion for cooking and hospitality to create what he calls “chemistry in the kitchen.” Inspired by the flavors of New Orleans and the Southwest, he and his husband and co-founder Manny Hernandez created Casa M Spice Co.® to bring these flavors to everyone. Casa M’s family of spices have been featured on The Food Network and Good Morning America, and earned over 40 industry awards, including 2020 and 2021 Golden Chile and Scovie awards in America’s top two spicy food competitions. In 2021, Casa M Spice was selected a “Homegrown Partner” of the FC Dallas major league soccer team, recognizing up-and-coming, Dallas-based minority companies. Made from all-natural ingredients, the Casa M Spice Co® Blends are all low-sodium, MSG free, Keto friendly, gluten free, and, unlike most spices on the market, free of fillers. Visit www.casamspice.com.
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