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Gypsy Heart Travels

Adventures in Life, Love and Food

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 →

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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 →

Loubia: Moroccan White Beans

Loubia means bean in Darija. When Moroccans refer to "loubia" they are speaking of white beans and more specifically super simple white bean recipe. Despite the simple recipe, they really pack a lot of flavor. Here in Morocco there are... Continue Reading →

The root of all evil

No matter how much you have or don't have, money changes how you feel about yourself and your life. Didn't Cyndi Lauper sing, "Money changes everything"? Ive made a lot, Ive had a lot but, then again, Ive lost a... Continue Reading →

Changes

Hi guys... I've spent the morning changing the theme on my blog and trying to figure out how to add specific posts to my pages. I did this mostly because I wanted to be able to have all of my... Continue Reading →

My Moroccan Cooking

I've decided to add this page to share some of the Moroccan recipes I cook and have learned to master in flavor and cooking technique. Even as a chef, mastering the flavor profiles of Moroccan food is a challenge. After... Continue Reading →

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