1 Peter Bible Study: Intro

I did a study on both 1 and 2 Peter and thought I’d share some thoughts from each chapter here on my blog.

If you haven’t read these books, you definitely need to! It’s as relevant today as it was when it was written sometime around 65-68 AD. Peter wrote not only to the ‘pilgrims of the Dispersion’ but also the ‘elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ’ (verses 1 & 2)

In case you missed it, that means you. If you are a Christian, according to God’s foreknowledge, the Spirit’s sanctification, and obedient to Jesus, this book is for you.

It’s for ‘those who have obtained like precious faith with us by the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ’ (2:1) So if you’ve obtained this faith too, then these books are for you. I suggest you give them a good long read for the same reason Peter wrote them.

Peter wrote them to encourage believers to be courageous, submissive to others and rejoice through suffering. He gave warnings to conduct ourselves as worthy of Christ in all aspects of our lives (personal & public) as well as to keep an eye out for false teachers. God may be patient & longsuffering but judgement is coming!

Stay tuned for the rest of this series!


Vegetarian Bean Burgers: Asian Style Bean Burgers!

This is probably the strangest burger of the group but was a lot of fun to make!




Yeah, it looks a little odd but I think it’s definitely one you need to try! With or without the ramen. 🙂

Ingredients Makes 4

  • 1 15.5 oz can of white beans (this time I used Great Northern)
  • 1/4 cup of oat flour
  • 1/4 cup of Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 tbsp of hoisin sauce
  • 1 tbsp of soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp of ground ginger





  • Ramen I used this one:

They were good for stir fries too! I recommend cooking it while you prepare the patties.


  • Sriracha
  • Sriracha Mayo: Simply mix mayo with Sriracha to taste





1. Drain the liquid from the beans and save for later. Then rinse the beans with a strainer until the bubbles disappear. Start the water for the ramen.




2. Put the beans, soy and hoisin sauce and ginger into a food processor and puree until chunky. Drizzle in the leftover liquid as needed.

3. Add in the oat flour and panko and puree until chunky.




4. Spray a skillet and then heat it to medium. The water was boiling by now for the ramen.




5. Form the patties and cook on the first side for 3-5 minutes or until brown. The picture on the left is the consistency you’ll need for the patties.



6. Wait until it releases from the pan and then flip it and cook for another 3-5 minutes until it’s browned.




7. Serve on buns with desired toppings!




Are noodles on burgers something you would want to try? The burger itself is good enough without it! Here is an easy image to save for later to try these burgers!


Vegetarian Bean Burgers_ Asian Style!


If you’d like to, you can tag me on Instagram if you try this burger or any of the other burgers like cheesy black bean or cilantro lime black bean!



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Vegetarian Bean Burger: Italian Bean Burgers!

This is the first burger idea I tried out. It actually took me two tries but I got it down! It’s different but I think it’s quite good!



This recipe is a little bit different from my other burgers as you use some of the sauce for the liquid.


I forgot to take a picture of the ingredients. Oops.

But here they are.


  • 1 16 oz can of Navy beans, drain and reserve the liquid, just in case
  • 1/2 cup of pasta sauce (your choice. I used a garlic basil tomato sauce)
  • 1/2 cup of oat flour
  • 1/2 cup of Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp of onion powder
  • 1 tsp of Italian seasoning (don’t use too much or it is overpowering!)
  • 1/2 tbsp of minced garlic



  1. First thing you’ll need to do is rinse and drain your beans in a fine mesh strainer. I used Navy beans this time but the first time I used just white beans and they worked fine too. Save the liquid in case you need extra after adding the sauce.
  2. Add in the beans and the sauce together into the food processor and then puree, drizzling in the leftover bean liquid as needed.




3. Next add in the seasonings and puree briefly before adding in the oat flour and Panko then pureeing again.




4. Don’t add too much liquid but make sure it’s the proper consistency so the patties don’t fall apart when you flip them. Here is a picture. I always check by scooping out a good size and holding it upside for a few seconds.




5. Next spray a skillet and heat it to medium. Form your patties. This batch made 6 burgers.




6. Cook the patties on medium to medium-high for about 3-4 minutes or until brown on the first side. When the patty releases from the pan, flip and cook for another 3-4 minutes.




7. When the burgers are finished, serve with desired toppings such as spinach or leftover sauce on buns! Mozzarella might be good too!




So good. Here’s an image you can easily save and refer to later!


Vegetarian Bean Burgers_ Italian Bean Burgers (1)



If you try this burger, I would love to see it! Tag me here on Instagram!



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Vegetarian Bean Burgers: Curry Chickpea Burgers


I’m so sorry I’ve been absent so unexpectedly and right in the middle of my new series! 😔

Getting back from vacay and back into a rhythm took a lot out of me. Especially the first few days back with our 6 hour unexpected delays, needing groceries and having to unpack all the things. Lol. But I’m back! So here’s the next burger recipe!!

These are my Curry Chickpea Burgers! Yum! 😋


First up, here is the list of ingredients:


1 15.5 oz can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed but reserve the liquid

1 tbsp of curry powder (you can use more or less depending on how much you like curry)

1/4 cup of oat flour

1/4 cup of Panko breadcrumbs

Palmful of minced fresh cilantro

Makes 5 burgers


Optional topping


Cilantro Mayo

2-3 tbsps of mayo

Palmful of minced fresh cilantro (I used about half a bundle in the burgers & mayo combined. Here’s the amount used each time.)




For the mayo, I would mince it a little smaller than this.



1. Rinse and drain chickpeas, reserving the liquid for later. Rinse until the bubbles disappear.

2. Add the chickpeas, curry powder, & minced cilantro into a food processor and purée until chunky, drizzling in bean liquid as needed.



3. Add in the oat flour and breadcrumbs and purée until combined. Make sure it’s the proper consistency so that it doesn’t fall apart when you flip it.




Make sure it doesn’t fall off the spoon when held upside down like this.




4. Spray a pan with oil and heat to medium to medium high.

5. Form and cook patties on medium to medium high for about 3-5 minutes or until brown on the first side. Flip and then cook for 3-4 minutes on the second side or until brown. Don’t flip it until it releases on its own from the pan!




6. Serve with desired toppings and buns. I recommend the cilantro mayo. All you have to do is mix them together! Yum! 😋




When I made these, we had fries with some seasoned salt on it. These burgers are delish!




Here is the recipe on a card-like image to save or screenshot or whatever!



And that’s it! If you try this delicious little burger, tell me what you think down below! That now makes three burgers! Click here and here for the other two recipes.




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What We Ate This Week: Pizza, WinCo Bagels & Donuts, Tacos, & Jason’s Deli

I wish we had a WinCo in South Carolina. The prices were good and then they had a lot of bulk bins with things I actually use (like rolled oats as opposed to flavored peanuts to make peanut butter). Also they have cheap & delicious bagels and donuts. We had the donuts as a snack before dinner and then the bagels were breakfast for me and my siblings. The girls had cereal instead. Or oatmeal.





Oatmeal, cereal, waffles, bagels. Quite and assortment this week. I think Miss Sassy had pb&j once too.

Nope, she had it twice. Once on whole wheat bread and once on a waffle because she requested it after I started her waffle.




She also had some dinosaur egg oatmeal.




Waffles and bagels and coffee. So many carbs but so good.





We ate out a few times, Burger Island, Cici’s Pizza, and probably one of my new favorite restaurants, Jason’s Deli.


One of my brothers got this massive burger but thankfully Burger Island has a yummy veggie burger! I loved it and even Miss Sassy had a few bites.



Mine. Yum. The curly fries are really good and so are their fried pickles that are in spears instead of chips. So good! I forgot to take a pic of those tho…




Miss Sassy and Little T shared some chicken nuggets and fries.




Pizza from Cici’s. Sadly, that day their brownies were gross. They legit tasted like cardboard. Never had that happen before…




And Jason’s Deli has an amazing salad bar! I’m glad there’s one in SC because I can get the salad bar and not worry about what I’ll eat since I don’t eat meat.

The bar is quite large and varied. They also have tiny corn muffins and ginger muffins and free ice cream. A bit more expensive than other fast food restaurants but I think it’s worth it. Miss Sassy had chicken nuggets but didn’t care for the breading. She picked it off. Lol. But she also had some stuff from my plates from the salad bar and ice cream of course. Little T had stuff from my plate and ice cream and they both had a bit from my mama’s plate and she got it from the salad bar too.




Had an everything bagel with cream cheese, extra everything bagel seasoning and chia seeds. Really good!!





Tacos, and falafel burgers I made with my little sister and veggie stir fry noodle bowl. So. Good.

Also, I love those plates!! Holds up my tacos! They are just like these plates here. The tortillas were flavored from WinCo. Jalapeno tortillas and chipotle tortillas. They weren’t spicy tho.



Here are the girls’ plates!




Noodle bowl! I gave the girls the same thing but separately and they enjoyed it! Gobbled up the noodles especially.




Falafel burgers and cheesesticks! Yum…






Corn dogs and veggies for the girls while I had these delicious vegetable samosas! They were super good!




They were a bit spicy but the dip that came with it made it too spicy. So I thinned out some mayo with lime juice and added minced garlic.





I’m going to have to look for something like these when we get home because they were quick and yummy!





Delicious banana bread from Liv B’s awesome cookbook with a couple of twists. One was brown sugar instead of regular because we were out. I like the change though because it made it less sweet but still good! Also my sister requested cinnamon and sugar on the top and bottom but we used cinnamon and brown sugar. My youngest sister and I made them!




They were eaten super fast. So glad I had enough bananas for two loaves or I wouldn’t have gotten any!


My youngest sister and I also made zucchini cupcakes which were also super good and the frosting was kind of caramel-y. So yummyyy. The recipe was in this book my mama owns.




Last week at the beginning, we also had some birthday cake from my sister! She’s the next oldest (I have 3 sisters and 3 brothers). The cake was from Kroger and very good and very pretty.


I took a lot of pictures this week.

What did your family have to eat this week? I’d love to hear about it below.




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Vegetarian Bean Burgers: Chili Cheese Burgers!

Did you catch the first burger of this series? If not, you can check it out here!

This week, I’m sharing about my chili cheese burger! I made it with premade chili beans and shredded cheddar cheese.



These were really good and one of my hubby’s favorites!! I really enjoyed it too!

Here’s how I made it!


2 15.5 oz cans of mild chili beans

1 1/4 cup of Panko bread crumbs

1 1/4 cup of oat flour

1/2 – 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese


Topping choices:

Chili sauce

Extra cheese



Makes 12 burgers




First off, do not drain these beans. With all of my other recipes, the beans get drained and the liquid reserved. But with these, we need the sauce for the flavor and moisture.



Just add the beans straight to the food processor and give it a spin. Purée until smooth and then dump into a bowl.


Looks almost like a dip!


Thoroughly mix in the panko and flour before adding the cheese. I only had a half a cup left but you can certainly add more!



Spray a skillet then heat it to medium heat.

Make sure the mix is the right consistency and them form it into patties.



Cook until brown for 3-5 minutes on the first side and it releases from the pan.



Cook it for 2-4 minutes on the second side.



Serve with toppings and buns!



Here is an image with the recipe all in one for you to save!



Which of the burgers sounds better to you? This week or last week? Let me know in the comments below! And if you make this, tag me on Instagram! I’d love to see it!



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Vegetarian Bean Burgers: Cheesy Black Bean Burgers!


These burgers are a favorite in my house! If you don’t make the cilantro lime burgers then I suggest these next!!


They are also the most similar to my original vegan black bean burgers and the easiest to make and customize!

I actually have some cheese in my fridge…I should get some more black beans and make some of these!!

So now that I’ve tempted you in with these delicious pictures, here’s the recipe!

Ingredients Makes 4 burgers per can

  • 1 15.5 oz can of black beans, drained & rinsed but reserve the liquid
  • 1 tbsp of Gourmet burger seasoning
  • 1/4 cup of a Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup of oat flour
  • 1 cup of shredded cheese (or more if you’d like! I used cheddar but I think another flavor like pepper jack would be good too.)

Topping ideas

  • Lettuce
  • Tomatoes
  • Ketchup
  • Mayo
  • Pickles
  • Mustard (didn’t use it tho)
  • More cheese!


    Drain beans and save the liquid in a small bowl. Rinse beans with a fine mesh strainer until bubbles disappear.
    Add the beans and seasoning into a food processor. Purée beans until chunky, adding in bean liquid as you go.
    Add in the oat flour and Panko and purée. Drizzle liquid in if needed. Should be the right consistency to avoid the patties falling apart when flipping.
    Scrape the mixture into a bowl and slowly fold in the cheese.
    Spray a skillet then heat it to medium. Form into patties and cook for 3-5 minutes before flipping. Make sure to wait until it release from the pan on its own! Then cook for 3-5 more minutes. These will be a little dark from the cheese caramelizing.
    Serve on buns with desired toppings!

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