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Recipe: Coconut Garlic Croutons

The inspiration for this recipe came from a desire to enhance the simple salad, and I was looking for flavors that blended well with our other Filipino-inspired dishes. These garlic-coconut croutons were the result. They’re perfect as a salad topping…or as a snack, hot off the baking tray.

Vegan Carrot Celeriac Soup With Walnut & Beluga Lentils

Carrot, Celeriac, and Walnut Soup with Beluga Lentils

Lightly seasoned with mint and a hint of tarragon, this delicious dish is filled with nutrition. Beluga or black lentils are easy to digest and high in protein, perfect for the aspiring plant-based eater whose digestive system is not used to to a high-carb diet associated with beans.

The walnuts add “healthy” fat that is nourishing to the brain and the heart, supporting healthy cholesterol levels. They also add rich texture to the soup without making it feel too heavy. Warm and grounding, this soup will melt away the stresses of your day.

Dolma Recipe

Video Recipe: The Dolma of Istanbul Armenians

Perhaps some of the 70,000 Armenians who now live in Istanbul would raise an eyebrow to this dish. Pine nuts and raisins are only used for stuffing green peppers but not for stuffing grape leaves! We at Istanbul Modern SF think the idiosyncrasies of different dishes and culinary traditions are things to celebrate, bringing people together rather than to set them apart. Perhaps a recipe for this familiar dish is too prescriptive, though, we will provide one.