Wednesday night last the Jerusalem streets were full of surprises. I left my friend Pearl to her shopping. All of a sudden a spectacle of flash dancers took over the street. It’s called a Flash Dance because of the sense of spontaneity and after a certain size it’s called Flashmob. However, the routines were inspired and complicated and the audience loved them and my performance.
I was in no rush. admittedly, feelings of jealousy overwhelmed me. Those young people on the side-line and later dancing were steps away. They had a definite intricate routine. I waited for my chance and it came. The fellow in the red shirt ( I learned named Ari) was not the choreographer, but rather the black shirted one. I searched out a group of elders sitting on the side, asked one of the ladies to hold my pocketbook and boldly approached him.
There were so many dramatic moves!
Then we started to dance, for several minutes, to a Hebrew salsa rhythm. How far in my memory did this bring me? The fun of it? I explained that before the Salsa rage there was the “Hustle” and John Travolta, neither familiar to my partner.
Tip to keep bean sprouts fresh and Zuccini Hummus Herb Vinaigrette
1 zucchini, peeled, chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 cloves garlic, or to taste
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon cumin, optional
1 dash cayenne
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon Himalayan Crystal or Atlantic sea salt
3/8 cup unhulled sesame seeds, soaked 4 hours
3/8 cup tahini
1. Combine all ingredients, except tahini and sesame seeds, in a blender and puree.
2. Add tahini and sesame seeds and puree until smooth.
3. Serve on lettuce leaves with Israeli Salad and sprouts.
|Ingredients:1/4 cup lemon juice
2 TBS. Red onion, chopped
1/2 cup olive oil1/2 tsp. Atlantic salt
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp. stevia (or 2 tsp.agave nectar) or omit
1/3 cup cilantro, chopped
1/4 cup mint leaves, chopped
1/4 cup celery, chopped
Blend everything in the blender.