Vanessa Bell, Author at Que Rica Vida
Vanessa Bell

Vanessa Bell

I’m Cuban American, married to an amazing man, raising two biracial/bicultural babies. I write on topics of personal identity, bicultural life and building a legacy through documentation of food culture, travel and memoir writing at

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Posted on July 31, 2015

Family Friday: Cuban Picadillo

Cooking Picadillo is a tradition in most Cuban households. At home we eat Picadillo at least once a week! It is a delicious ground beef hash, filled with the smoky flavors of cinnamon and cumin, and served over a bed

Posted on May 21, 2015

Slow Cooker Pork Sandwiches with Homemade BBQ Sauce

As the weather warms up and your schedule gets hectic, the slow cooker becomes mom’s best friend to make value rich…

Posted on September 24, 2014

Cuban Cortadito

Cuban coffee is a staple in our diets. Starting at a young age, I began drinking café con leche (coffee with milk) …

Posted on September 23, 2014

Chicken Sausage and Peppers

When it comes to quick and hearty meals, sausage recipes should be at the top of the list. You can find great-quality…

Posted on September 20, 2014

Honey Strawberry Lemonade

My kids love homemade juice, especially any honey lemon drink recipe that satisfies their sweet tooth. They enjoy drinking…

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How to Make Kiwi and Strawberry Paletas

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