Author: Becky Kristensen

Veggie Empanadas | thecopperlemon.com
Appetizers & Finger Food, Desserts, Latin American, Main meals, Party Food, Pastry & Dumplings, Pies & Tarts

Dos Empanadas for Cinco de Mayo

So I’ve been told by Mexican friends that Cinco de Mayo, like St. Patrick’s Day and Hanukkah, is celebrated more…vociferously…in the US than in its home country.  It commemorates the winning of an important battle, not Mexican independence, and isn’t really a major holiday.  In the US, of course, we […]

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Peppers and Onions | thecopperlemon.com
Beans & Legumes, Budget, Gluten free, Latin American, Lightened up, Vegan, Vegetables

Peppers, Onions, and Bean Dip with Rice

As far as I know, this is The Copper Lemon’s first guest recipe. 🙂 Back, mmm, fifteen years ago or so, my husband (then boyfriend) Kent went to a Mexican restaurant and had fajitas for the first time.  Now this was when most restaurants didn’t have very much vegetarian food, […]

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Asian Glass Noodles with Egg | thecopperlemon.com
Asian, Bowls, Easter, Gluten free, Light meals, Lightened up, Quick & Easy, Vegan

Asian Glass Noodle Bowl (The Battle of the Chefs)

Entry Two in the first Copper Lemon Recipe Duel! I don’t know about you, but when I’ve eaten a lot of one type of cuisine, I usually want something completely different afterwards. After a weekend eating traditional American and European Easter food (marzipan hot cross buns, anyone??), I thought an […]

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Polenta with Roasted Vegetables | thecopperlemon.com
Budget, Easter, Gluten free, Grains, Lightened up, Mediterranean, Quick & Easy, Vegan, Vegetables

Creamy Polenta with Roasted Vegetables

One of the first things I hear people ask when they find out that someone is a vegetarian or vegan is, “But what about holidays?” Since I grew up vegetarian, my family has always had traditional foods that fit into that lifestyle. I know it can be difficult for people […]

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