Work Trip & Burgers

Tertius and I had work meetings on Kri this weekend, and stayed overnight – something we haven’t done since moving off the island: our Papua Diving family blessed us with a beautiful resort room to stay in:

“HBD Jasmine, may God bless you and your family… hurry up and have a baby boy.”



We got home to a house full of walking puppies – so much trouble.

Here’s an awesome burger recipe I stumbled upon and modified to fit our jungle living:


Lentil, Brown Rice & Carrot Fajita Burgers (vegan)

SERVES 3 patties


  • 1/2 cup dried green lentils, rinsed
  • 1/2 cup brown rice
  • 2 shallots (bawang merah), minced
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 packet [leftover] Fajita mix
  • 1 1/2 cups water


  1. Combine the lentils, brown rice, onion, carrot, garlic, and fajita mix in a saucepan. Add the water, cover and bring to a boil then reduce the heat and boil gently until the rice and lentils are tender and all the liquid is absorbed, about 40 minutes.
  2. Drain, and mix in a blender until you have a fairly smooth texture. Form into  burger patties.
  3. Grill the burgers until crisp, about 5 minutes per side. Serve in a fresh bun with your favourite toppings (sawi hijau and tomatoes!) with a side of oven-baked fries.
  4. My carnivorous husband approved. Booya!

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