Rice cakes & dates balls
There are so many bad things going on here that the term "comfort food" gets a whole different meaning.
This country is famous for lots of things, many of them are not great but many good, like good high-tech industry, good weather (if you come from freezing Europe this time of year) and the good aspects of it being an immigrant country.
The best thing about it for me, besides the fact my family is here, is the food.
If there is something that Israel is just excellent at is food. Most of the places one goes to eat are good and if you compare it to German food say in restaurants you feel like German restaurants are closer to being a punishment rather than an enjoyable culinary experience.
Alon and I arrived a month ago and leaving tomorrow.
The first day I was here I ate a cucumber and almost died.
People, this is how a cucumber should taste like. My mother laughed at me saying that - people here COMPLAIN that cucumbers here taste like nothing. These people saved themselves for sure from the "pleasure" that is called a European cucumber, the size of a sword and the taste of lack of sun.
The sugar in the fruit, the bitterness of the olives, the rolls in the bakery, the taste of falafel eaten on the street, different smells of different kitchens from all over the world cooked in one apartment building on Friday night. Home.
1/3 cup oats
16 madjool dates (about 330g)
5tbsp tahini (or another nut butter)
5tbsp date honey syrup/silan (available in oriental shops and health food shops)
Using your hands roll small balls.