The Vine and the Branches- Jan and John's Health and Wellness Blog

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Monday, May 4, 2015

One of my Favorites- Bulgar Burger Recipe

One of my Favorites-  Bulgar Burger Recipe

One of my most favorite recipes that I like to have on hand is a Bulgar Wheat Burger recipe.

This can be used for: Pocket Breads, Spaghetti, Lasagna, Taco's, Chili Beans, Burger Patties, Meat Balls or anything that you would use a meat burger for. Supplement the burger meat for this Bulgr Wheat. The above pictures is what the finished product looks like...


Place in a blender the following:

1 cup Pecans or Walnuts

1 small Onion

1/4 Cup Non GMO Tamari

2 Garlic cloves

1/2 Tsp. Cumin powder

Dash of Basil flakes

Fill the rest of the blender up with about 4 1/2 cups of water and BLEND and set aside.

In a non stick fry pan place about 2 1/2 cups of Bulgar Wheat.

Then Pour the ingredients of the blender over the top of the Bulgar Wheat and start heating it and take a spatula and scrape up the bottom and mix it in to the liquid.

Keep stirring it and the Bulgar wheat will soak up the liquid and you will eventually have a burger type consistency.  

Keep in the Fridge and use it as you wish. I know this will become a regular in your diet.

For Veggie Burgers do the following:

Add to about 2 Cups of the Bulgar burger the following:

1 cup dried (Soaked Garbanzo's) blended in 1 1/2 cups of water
 1 cup Whole Oats
1 Tsp. Cumin powder
1 med size Onion- Chopped fine
1 tsp. Onion Powder
1/2 Tsp. Garlic Powder
2 TB. Tamari
1 tsp. Basil flakes
 Let it set in the bowl for about 10 minutes and then form the burger patties.
Fry in a non stick fry pan or bake in the oven at 350' for 15 minutes on each side 

Happy Burgering, hugs CJO (Jan)

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Home at 3 Valley Again for the Summer

It's been a very long while since I have posted anything on here. Had computer problems and then with our new tower for internet, they charge for the MG's that you use... So I have to be careful on how much I download and upload...

Before we left Elfrida, we took on a very difficult task of re-tiling our guest house. But we used the same old tile and had to scrape each tile.... What a job that was!!  Furniture on the porches and laying down the new board and then the tile.... John says; "Never again!!"

After much work in Elfrida, AZ this winter, we were happy to take a break and head back to our place here at 3 Valley Gap. It's taking me a while to get used to the weather, for we left John's beautiful roses and strawberries and much potential of grapes and fruit on the trees starting to grow.

                                               Blossoms on the little fruit trees

Roses on the front porch

New fruit trees and grape vines on the right.... (Road headed towards the barn....) And yes there were so many pig weeds coming up.... They are yummy to sautee with garlic and onions.... And so good for you!!

These roses are my "Well Springs of Joy" that the Lord gave me in the midst of trial.... here's one of my favorite quotes that John and I have put to memory. Such encouragement!!

"And all the way up the steep road leading to eternal life are well-springs of joy to refresh the weary. Those who walk in wisdom’s ways are, even in tribulation, exceeding joyful; for He whom their soul loveth, walks, invisible, beside them. At each upward step they discern more distinctly the touch of His hand; at every step brighter gleamings of glory from the Unseen fall upon their path; and their songs of praise, reaching ever a higher note, ascend to join the songs of angels before the throne." MB 140

Home here @ 3 Valley..... the Lilies are just starting to come up... Not blooming like this yet, but this is their potential....


On our way home we stopped to see our youngest son Mark and his wife Michelle and our little Ocean guy... this time he finally let me take him for a walk and wasn't frowning at me every time I looked at him... LOL

Some pictures of him as we enjoyed our time together with him and the kids. It was too short... And... John helped them tile ( did I say TILE) a room while we were there.... Never say Never... LOL

And on our walk last evening I spotted the beautiful Periwinkles that are starting in.... Just love them! You can press them in-between telephone books. Then use them for many craft projects.... Use fingernail polish and place a dolip on the top of your stationery and place a little flower on it. Also have a friend who put them on cupcakes... Made them look so delicate.... They are edible.  Does this start an idea for you..... let me know what you would use them for.....

Well, until next time, I'll say good-by.....Hopefully it won't take as long for me to post the next one.

Carol Janonne Ogden (ie. Jan)