Happy Anniversary Jewels from The Roving Stove! I can’t believe it has been six years since I wrote my first blog post (and I’ve published 657 posts since). Thank you SO much for sticking with me on this “Seinfeld” of blogs since it’s not really about anything in particular. Like me, it’s hard to pigeonhole into just one category.

We've come a long way baby!

We’ve come a long way baby!

Its not really a food blog, or a fashion blog, or a travel blog – it’s just about whatever piques my interest at the time. Both Jewels from The Roving Stove and the Personal Chef Approach are my way of sharing my lifestyle with you – so, if you must fit a square peg into a round hole, call it a lifestyle blog!

Jewels from The Roving Stove

Click this link to read my first ever blog post – the story of how I went from the fashion industry to the food industry. I feel so lucky to get to share my life past and present with you in Jewels from The Roving Stove.

To celebrate, here’s a gander at how my recipe won the title “best poultry burger in America” on Food Network’s Ultimate Recipe Showdown, and the actual recipe. SO, what has been your favorite Jewels from The Roving Stove blog post(s) to date? Please tell me in the comment section below!

Jewels Turkey-Jasmine Burger

Jewels Turkey-Jasmine Burger

This is one of the first recipes I ever wrote, and it won “best poultry burger in America!” Since it is a little labor intensive, I recommend using the recipe scaler to make double portions of at least the turkey burgers to freeze for a later date – why make a mess twice when you can do it all at once? After all it is about affording YOU the luxury of time!

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 12 minutes


Cucumber Salad

  • 1 medium cucumber peeled and thinly sliced into rounds
  • 1/2 medium red onion thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/8 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • 1 1/4 pounds ground turkey
  • 1/3 cup rice
  • 1/4 cup panko
  • 1/4 cup green onions thinly sliced
  • 1 large egg slightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 Thai chili or Serrano chile seeded and minced
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 4 sesame hamburger buns

Wasabi Mayonaise

  • 1/2 cup homemade mayonnaise, or store bought
  • 1 teaspoon wasabi powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger minced
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest


Cucumber Salad

  1. Toss cucumbers, onions, rice vinegar, sugar, and salt in a medium sized bowl. Let it marinate at room temperature for 1 hour.


  1. Mix ground turkey, rice, panko, green onions, egg, sesame oil, soy sauce, Thai chile, and sugar very well. Make into 4 patties. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat peanut oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Saute burgers until cooked through, approximately 5 to 6 minutes per side (depending on how thick you make them).

Wasabi Mayonaise

  1. While burgers are cooking, toast buns, and mix mayonnaise, with wasabi powder, ginger, and lemon peel in a small bowl.
  2. Drain cucumber salad well.
  3. Smear 1 tablespoon wasabi mayonnaise on toasted bun halves, spread with a layer of drained cucumber salad, then top with burger and cover with bun top.

Serving Suggestions

Serve with a Asian Graffiti Carrot Salad and Five Spice Sweet Potato Fries with Hoisin Ketchup.

Heat To Eat

Vent lid of container and heat in microwave on 50% power for 3-5 minutes; or Alternatively, heat in a skillet over medium heat until heated through, about 4-5 minutes per side.

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  • May 6, 2015
    2:24 am

    Yes, you certainly have come a long way! Congratulations on 6 years Jewels…..here’s to many more!

  • May 6, 2015
    8:23 am

    Thank you Aussie Mum, and heres to what the next one will bring for all our PCA members!