BSI Re-Cap and Winner!

Looks like there’s some procrastinators around here! I was concerned I was only going to get two entries until I woke up this morning – and a few trickled in overnight 🙂

Lets take a peak!

Vegetarian Chili

submitted by Biz of Biggest Diabetic Loser, this recipe uses bulgar instead of ground beef!

Vegetarian Chili


Sent in by Mo, we have Spiced Pumpkin Bulgar. No link, as sadly she could not make it due to the pumpkin shortage -but this is the recipe:


  • 1-2 tsp oil of choice
  • 1 large sweet onion, chopped
  • 1 1/3 c. canned pumpkin
  • 2 [2.5″ long] cinnamon sticks
  • 2-3 bay leaves, depending on size
  • 1.5 – 2 t. sweet curry powder
  • 1 c. [dry measure] bulgar wheat
  • 2 c. broth
  • 1/4 t. sea salt
  • 1/4 t. white pepper


Heat oil in a medium-sized pot. Add the onion, stir for a minute, then add the pumpkin, cinnamon, bay and curry powder. Cook until the onion is soft. Then add the bulgur and combine. Cook for a couple minutes, then add the broth, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat to low, and cook 15 minutes until liquid is absorbed, stirring every 5 minutes to make sure the bulgur doesn’t stick to the pot. Season to taste, fluff with a fork and serve.


…from Janet, we have a Turkish Spicy Lentil and Bulgur Soup with Dried Mint and Red Pepper (Ezogelin Çorbası)

Spicy Lentil and Bulgur Soup


from Esra, a Bulgur Pilaf with Garden Fresh Tomatoes and Peppers

Bulgur Pilaf


from Sarena, Bulgur Lentil Burgers:

1/2 cup uncooked bulgar
1/2 cup uncooked lentils
3 cups water or vegetable broth
2 TBSP  flax meal
Put all of this in a pot, bring to a boil and then simmer for 20 minutes.  Then turn it off, stir in the flax and let is sit for 10 minutes covered.  While you are waiting…

2 cups pepper onion mix (frozen section)
8 oz mushrooms

Put all of this in a food processor and process until small, but still chunky.

2 tsp salt
2 tsp garlic powder
fresh ground pepper
1 TBSP spicy mustard

Add all of this and half of the hot bulgar lentil mixture to the food processor.  Process until the mixture comes together.  Still a little chunky.

1 1/2 cups oats

Next, add the oats and the processed mixture to the remaining bulgar lentil mixture in the pot.  Stir it all together and put in the fridge at least 3 hours or over night.
Next, line two sheet pans with parchment paper.  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
With wet hands scoop out a 1/2 cup of bulgar lentil mixture.  (Wet hands keep the mixture from sticking to your hands).  Line them up on the sheet pans.  Bake for 30 minutes then flip and bake the burgers 20 minutes on the other side
and then came the hard part…deciding!
you all know how much i love bulgur – so i mean it when i say all of these recipes sound and look amazing! and everyone was so creative – another thing i adore. i love mixing funky, new flavors, and hearing of combinations i never thought of before! so, all that being said…i think i’ve gotta hand it tooooo…
as often as i’ve “played” with bulgur and pumpkin – i’ve never thought to combine the two! this recipe was a combination of some great flavors, a sure winner. and i can’t wait to try everyone’s recipes!
So, where to next? Go visit Sarena for the next BSI competition! Can’t wait to see what she has up her sleeve.


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8 responses to “BSI Re-Cap and Winner!

  1. Waayy congrats to the winner!! All the recipes look lovely 🙂

  2. Mmm…bulgur and pumpkin sounds like such a fun combo of flavors. Love it! 😀

  3. Mo

    =O NO WAY!

    Thank you so much! As soon as I saw the other recipes I was going, “Nahh, I’m not gonna win.” So I actually gasped when I read my name.

    And then I ran around all excited for a couple minutes.
    Just kidding.
    Sort of.

    Anyway, thank you again! 🙂

  4. Congrats to Mo! Some really neat ideas with bulgur – who knew?!

    Thanks again for hosting this week!

  5. Hey lovely, thankyou soo much for commenting on my post 🙂

    Ohh wow, Mo’s recipe does sound like my kind of thing – bulgar and pumpkin! I never thought of putting them together either!
    I was going to comment on your last post – thankyou so much for the tips you are giving on cameras, I’m still learning with mine and it is reaaally helping! And I loved your confessions 🙂

    Nicky xx

  6. Congrats to Mo! I love the idea of mixing it with pumpkin. Well, really I love the idea of mixing anything with pumpkin!

  7. I love her vegetarian chili!! its porbably the best ive seen ❤

  8. Congrats to Mo. That recipe sounds amazing! I love anything containing pumpkin. 😀

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