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Welcome to Safira's!
Raks al Dounya means, Dance oh World, and reflects our philosophy. At Safira's, we are all about well-being, good health, world culture -- and dance. We're sharing easy, healthy recipes for tropical and Mediterranean foods, book reviews, exercises, beauty tips, and dance news. Subscribe here and be a part of our world! Click here to see our website! And feel free to forward this to your family and friends!
Whole Wheat Bean Wrap
Indian roti is a divine 100 percent whole wheat flatbread--chewy, soft, rich-flavored. It's even good for you! And in Wichita, there were only two ways to get it--make it or make friends with an Indian cook. Now, though, the Asian Groceries store on the southwest corner of 21st and Woodlawn (same mall as Da Cajun Shack) has wonderful whole wheat tortillas. Buy them on Fridays, and they're so fresh the bag is steamed over.
They're good with fajitas and with all Indian dishes. And why not mix them up with a Lebanese bean dish, and make wraps? In honor of Raks al-Dounya's first anniversary tomorrow, I'm reprinting a recipe for "New Hummus." Roll it up! If you want, add cucumbers, scallions, fresh parsley, feta cheese, and/or little bits of tomato. The concept of "new hummus" is from Elias Bounajem and the Lebanese community, but the recipe details are adapted from Feast from the Mideast: 250 Sun-Drenched Dishes from the Lands of the Bible, by Faye Levy. It's a recommended read. Enjoy!
Our March-April session started Sat., March 1. It's not too late to jump in! Here are our classes for beginners. Click here to get more info!
See Us Dance
Thurs., April 24: See us at the Lion's Club Pancake Day at Century II Exhibition Hall, 6:30 pm. Come eat pancakes and sausage and help contribute to the Lions' many charities.
Photography of Safira's dancers courtesy of David Staples