Randomness – Afrobella http://www.afrobella.com Natural Hair, Beauty, Fashion and Makeup Blog Tue, 23 Aug 2016 21:47:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Afrobella’s Sailor Jerry Trini Rum Punch Recipe Remix http://www.afrobella.com/2016/02/02/afrobellas-trini-rum-punch-recipe-remix/ http://www.afrobella.com/2016/02/02/afrobellas-trini-rum-punch-recipe-remix/#comments Tue, 02 Feb 2016 23:40:06 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=14094 One of sour, two of sweet; three of strong and four of weak. That’s the traditional guideline for making a classic Caribbean rum punch. I enjoy a classic Caribbean rum punch, I do. But sometimes I want something a little less sour and a little more sweet. I like the kind of rum punch that... read all

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It’s National Pie Day! Make Justice of the Pies Raspberry Hazelnut Pie Recipe! http://www.afrobella.com/2016/01/23/national-pie-day-raspberry-hazelnut-pie-recipe/ http://www.afrobella.com/2016/01/23/national-pie-day-raspberry-hazelnut-pie-recipe/#comments Sat, 23 Jan 2016 21:53:07 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=14070 It just so happens to be National Pie Day (according to the American Pie Council, yes this is a thing), and bellas, we’re in luck! My friend Maya-Camille Broussard, AKA The MCB Project, AKA creator of Justice of the Pies, blessed me with this incredible-sounding Raspberry Hazelnut Pie recipe.  I told her that I love... read all

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All About Dinner Salads – Ingredients, Recipes, and Inspiration! http://www.afrobella.com/2016/01/22/dinner-salad-recipes/ http://www.afrobella.com/2016/01/22/dinner-salad-recipes/#comments Fri, 22 Jan 2016 14:01:14 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=14061 I must confess, I didn’t grow up eating a lot of salad. My dad has a traditional salad he likes to make with dinner — tomatoes, cucumbers, garlic, maybe an onion sliced up with salt, pepper and a little vinaigrette. It’s a good addition to every meal, but time and repetition led me to take... read all

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So I Met Anthony Bourdain Last Week http://www.afrobella.com/2015/12/13/anthony-bourdain/ http://www.afrobella.com/2015/12/13/anthony-bourdain/#comments Sun, 13 Dec 2015 13:46:33 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=13969 Last week was kind of a whirlwind. I was just coming back to Chicago after a funeral. My husband was spending some extra time with his family so I was flying solo. I got back home and didn’t yet have my bearings before I had to head across town to the Ravenswood Event Center for... read all

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5 Beauty and Health Tips From My Mom on Her 75th Birthday!! http://www.afrobella.com/2014/09/23/5-beauty-health-tips-mom-75th-birthday/ http://www.afrobella.com/2014/09/23/5-beauty-health-tips-mom-75th-birthday/#comments Tue, 23 Sep 2014 16:50:56 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=12722 Her full name is Peggy Aura Arlene Grell, but longtime Afrobella readers know and love her as my Mama Bella. I’ve blogged about her and featured her advice so many times — click here to read my first interview with her from 2006, her tips on making your neck look younger, her tips on false... read all

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This Is The Final Issue of JET Magazine http://www.afrobella.com/2014/06/09/this-is-the-final-issue-of-jet-magazine/ http://www.afrobella.com/2014/06/09/this-is-the-final-issue-of-jet-magazine/#comments Mon, 09 Jun 2014 20:06:07 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=12537 If you’re looking to cop a piece of black history for your archives, keep an eye out for the final print issue of JET Magazine, which hit newsstands today, Monday June 9th. This final issue is a tribute to the past 63 years of publication, a dedication to the years that JET was the publication... read all

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My Life in a Road Trip Soundtrack http://www.afrobella.com/2014/04/23/road-trip-soundtrack/ http://www.afrobella.com/2014/04/23/road-trip-soundtrack/#comments Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:14:29 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=12318 Our first road trip was in June 2001, in a red hatchback Honda Civic that had no air conditioning. Steve and I were dating, deeply in love, about to start our lives together. I knew I wanted to do my MFA in Creative Writing somewhere. Steve wanted me to see more of America than Miami.... read all

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The Winners of the Target Peter Pilotto Tote Bags Are… http://www.afrobella.com/2014/03/14/winners-target-peter-pilotto-tote-bags/ http://www.afrobella.com/2014/03/14/winners-target-peter-pilotto-tote-bags/#comments Fri, 14 Mar 2014 11:10:32 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=12188 Thanks so much to my friends at Target for an amazing opportunity not just for myself, but for my readers! During the ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood event, I hosted a Twitter party where we gave away two coveted Peter Pilotto for Target tote bags. We saved two more for Afrobella readers, and I was... read all

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Trinidad Corn Soup, American Ingredients – The Trini Corn Soup Remix http://www.afrobella.com/2014/01/09/trinidad-corn-soup-american-ingredients-corn-soup-remix/ http://www.afrobella.com/2014/01/09/trinidad-corn-soup-american-ingredients-corn-soup-remix/#comments Thu, 09 Jan 2014 18:42:20 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=11897   Unless you’ve been under a rock for the last few days, huge swaths of America have been affected by the Polar Vortex. It’s been miserably cold here in Chicago, and for a few days we were completely snowed in and hibernating while the wind chill dipped to minus 40 and below. Being hunkered down... read all

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Trinidad’s Eggnog – Ponche De Creme, The Best Boozy Christmas Drink http://www.afrobella.com/2013/12/13/trinidads-eggnog-ponche-de-creme-the-best-boozy-christmas-drink/ http://www.afrobella.com/2013/12/13/trinidads-eggnog-ponche-de-creme-the-best-boozy-christmas-drink/#comments Fri, 13 Dec 2013 13:55:11 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=11839 When I grew up in Trinidad, each member of my family had a role to play at Christmas. My mom was in charge of making the salt bread and the ginger beer. My dad was (and still is) the official ham supervisor. My brother would make pancakes for our breakfast. My brother Dominic would usually... read all

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