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Gypsy Heart Travels

Adventures in Life, Love and Food

Moroccan Carte Sejour (residency permit)

This week I finally got everything together for my Carte Sejour (residency permit). Here is the list of what I had to gather for the application here in Tamraght/Taghazout Morocco... A background check from the USA. I ordered mine through... Continue Reading →

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My Favorite Recipes

I decided to add another page. This one showcasing my favorite recipes, that aren't of Moroccan influence. I do cook other favorites here in Morocco and they are loved as much as any Moroccan dish I prepare. So, I decided... Continue Reading →

Homemade Harissa

I am a lover of all things hot and spicy. I have a datil pepper sauce recipe that I hold dear to my heart. There are no datils in Morocco, so I came up with this awesome Harissa recipe to... Continue Reading →

Fermented Cabbage Salad

This is a simple recipe for something we eat everyday. It is not a Moroccan recipe. It is something I discovered in Costa Rica. There, all the local type restaurants had a jar of this on their tables. They served... Continue Reading →

Living in the moment?

This week I continued to get things done for my residency application. The background check came via DHL on Monday and I got my bank account set up. The only things to do now are to are get a lease... Continue Reading →

Plugging away at 5 months

It is Monday and my brain just feels fried. Overwhelmed. Confused. Today I went to get the health certificate for my residency application, or Carte Sejour. I wanted to do some language studying but, like I said, my brain won't... Continue Reading →

Moroccan Couscous and Vegetables ( aka 7 Vegetable Couscous)

So, about a month ago, I was given the challenge of cooking Moroccan couscous for my Moroccan man. Generally, this dish is cooked in a Moroccan Handmade Cooking Tagine and the couscous is steamed and hand separated, as it is... Continue Reading →

Bissara: Moroccan Fava Bean Soup

So, one day my Moroccan man informed me that he had a craving for Bissara. I think it was after a conversation with his brother. They are always sending each other photos of the foods they are eating. Considering his... Continue Reading →

Metanoia: changing mi vida loca

Today is Wednesday, souk day. On my walk, before leaving the village, I saw non Moroccan girl. She stopped and talked to guy on scooter. I wasn't sure if they were talking French or Darija. A sinking feeling came over... Continue Reading →

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