• Malabar Spinach Gardening and Recipes

    Poi (in Odia) is also known as Basella alba is usually referred to as the “spinach” equivalent of a certain country in English, even though it is not related to the true spinach (Spinacia oleracea). Examples include “Malabar spinach”, “Ceylon spinach”, “Indian spinach”, “Surinam spinach”, “Chinese spinach”, or “Vietnamese spinach”.


    Soil & Climate

    Basella alba ...

  • Kitchen Knife Sharpening
    Take care of knifes, they’ll make you a better cook.

    Here is what you need to do:

    • Understand how a knife works
    • Recognize when your knife needs to be sharpened
    • Hone you knives
    • Use the right board
    • Clean them properly
    • Store them to right way

    Read on

  • Fried Rice with left over food

    Second Chance for Leftover cooked foods.

    Spice Curry Flavored Vegetable Stir-fried Rice

    Here is a quick, satisfying vegetarian meal. Cut up leftover fresh or frozen vegetables from the refrigerator and stir-fry them with leftover rice. This stir-fried rice gets a nice kick from the curry powder. From Zojirushi Site –




  • Flax seed Odia chutney
    Fax seed Odia Chutney

    Ms. Kalyani Dash

    Fax seed Odia Chutney (Ref_29)

    Flax seed benefits


  • Emily – Wrapped Prosciutto

    4 (4-ounce) mozzarella balls⠀
    1 tablespoon olive oil⠀
    Sea salt and black pepper to taste⠀
    12 slices prosciutto⠀
    1 large tomato, cut into 8 slices⠀
    8 large basil leaves⠀
    Balsamic glaze, to serve⠀

    In a large bowl, mix mozzarella balls, olive oil, salt and pepper.⠀
    On a flat surface, create a ...

  • Pumpkin Soup of winter with Odia spice

    Under development

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  • Cauliflower & Roasted Garlic Soup
    Why you should roast a head of garlic virtually every time you turn on the oven?

    This post was published (Author- Joe Yonan) on Oct. 18, 2017 (some were adapted from a book, “Little Bird  Goodness,” Megan May (Penguin Books, 2017) by Joe Yonan). The beauty of this is that the roasted garlic gives ...

  • Scrambled Egg and Bitter Melon (Kalara)
    Scrambled Egg & Bitter Melon (Kalara)

    Dr. Subhransu (Mitu) Ray

    For thousands of years we have been using Bitter Melon, “Kalara” in Odia, in our food in different forms. In rural areas almost all have this climber in the yard or garden. These plants grow very well in summer season.  Fruits in North America can be picked up ...

  • Lentil with Moringa (Sujuna) leaves
    Lentil with Moringa (Sujuna) leaves

    Dr. S.N.Ray

    For thousands of years we have been using Moringa leaves, flowers, and beans (called drum sticks) , “Sujuna Saga” in Sujuna Chhuin” respectively in Odia. In Odisha these plants (about 20-50 ft. high) are abundant. In rural areas almost all have this plant in their yards or ...