Tahini oat balls (GF)
There are lots of sad stories, but lots of love stories as well.
There are not many places on this earth where an Israeli can sit with a Syrian and crack jokes or just talk about the weather. And there are not many places we learn that at the end of the day we all want the same things: to live, to love and to be safe.
To be honest, with most of the people in my class I don't have much in common other than the fact that we are all strangers here, all trying to find our place and struggle while we do it.
If you are a foreigner where you live you know what I am talking about.
The longing to our countries (whether we would actually like to live there or not), to our families, to a language that is coming out without any thinking, to knowing how to read people's expressions and behavior without even noticing, are all things that only foreigners can understand.
Even when life is good and you like where you live, this longing is always there.
In two weeks the course is going to finish. I will probably not see many of those people anymore, but life will go on. And despite not having much to do with most of them, we will always have something in common.
We will all continue being foreigners here, continue not knowing who's against who, continue speaking a language which makes no sense to us and miss miss miss home.
It's going to be weird not seeing these people anymore. One gets used to people and then they are out of one's life, just like that. And it's not that they didn't drive me up the walls sometimes... but still. They will always be a memory.
1/4 cup tahini
1tbsp cocoa powder
1/2 cup crushed oats
2/3 cup sunflower seeds, roasted
Add the oats and the sunflower seeds and mix well. Let the mixture settle and cool for a while. The consistency should be so it doesn't stick to your hands or too hot to work with, but don't leave it too long or it will be too hard to work with.
Shape into balls and roll in the coconut.