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 18, 2014

Spicy Black Bean Summer Salad

The best summer side dishes are also the ones that don’t sacrifice flavor. There’s nothing wrong with a fresh side …

Posted on July 7, 2014

Mashup Monday: Candied Tostones with Toasted Marshmallow Topping

For a twist on the traditional savory tostones recipe that we all love, try this sweet and decadent version. Coated…

Posted on July 4, 2014

Watermelon and Lime Granita

Easy dessert ideas are always great to keep handy, and with the summer approaching, this Watermelon Lime Granita is…

Posted on July 3, 2014

Crockpot Mac n Cheese

It’s the season for potluck, BBQs and family gatherings! With summer quickly approaching, it’s also time to start collecting…

Posted on June 30, 2014

How to Make a 4th of July Garland in 3 Easy Steps

Filled with family, tradition and independent spirit, July 4th is a wonderful holiday for crafts and decorating. Adults and kids alike celebrate in red, white and blue, with everything from 4th of July decorations to attire to festive foods –

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