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Posts by Vanessa Bell

Cooking Up Memories, Messes And Legacy In The Kitchen

Some of my earliest memories as a child are from inside the kitchen – my mom packing lunches, my grandfather seasoning el lechon, my brother sneaking a piece candy – and they’re all filled with the aroma and flavors of a family well loved. When I think of what food culture means to our family legacy, I get super nostalgic. There’s nothing more comforting than hanging out in my mom’s

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How To Use Bleach To Kill Germs During Cold + Flu Season

As the weather gets cooler, the memory of a very scary time a few years ago creeps into my memory. Around this time a couple years ago, some nasty germs got the best of me and I contracted an insanely strong strain of pneumonia. Because my immune system was already stressed, the pneumonia devastated my body and I was in/out of the hospital the rest of the year. Talk about

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A Lesson On Perseverance For This Mama’s Girl

I’m honored to connect with my friends at Clorox as their CLX Champion to share small victories in motherhood, challenges in home life and humble efforts in building a legacy that makes this world a brighter, kinder place. The week before my 12 day heritage trip to Cuba, I almost canceled the whole thing. My daughter – a total mama’s girl – was having a hard time adjusting to the

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Callejon de Hamel: Afro-Cuban Culture in Central Havana

This 2 block alley tucked between Aramburu and Hospital streets in Central Havana wasn’t a scheduled visit on our itinerary, but after a day of getting to know each other (basically me bragging about my beautiful multiracial children and showing off their pictures), our guide made the executive decision to take us to Callejon de Hamel… and wow, I’m so glad he did. Afro-Cuban Culture: Callejon de Hamel According to our

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Traditional Cuban Food Culture Is Sweeter With Fruit

You may not eat a single vegetable during your travels to Cuba, but traditional Cuban food culture incorporates plenty of fruit. All around the island, you’ll have the chance to try variations of citrus fruits, the famous and beloved small bananas that usher a distinct sweetness that isn’t tasted in the variety we have here in the states. You’ll find plenty of fresh fruit offerings at hotel buffets and local

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Watching The Elections from Cuba Has Solidified My Beliefs

It’s been 24 hours since I returned from Cuba – the first visit to my parent’s birth country and the realization of a lifelong dream. I can’t wait to share every detail with you, but on our last full day on the island I had the unique experience of watching the United States elections unfold from the lobby of my Havana hotel. And it’s given me some perspective. In Viñales

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