Paleo Moussaka Recipe –
Paleo Moussaka Recipe is a classic Mediterranean dish thought to have originated in Turkey. It has been adapted many times by the Eastern Europeans, Greeks, Italians, and Americans. The word moussaka has Arabic origins meaning chilled. This dish is usually made with cream/milk and wheat flour but I have adapted it to be gluten and and dairy free so that it fits a Paleo lifestyle. Your family will never know anything is missing and you are welcome to adapt the recipe as you see fit. I saw many versions of this Paleo Moussaka Recipe when I was researching that were complicated and had many steps. I know most people are very busy and they just want the flavor without all the fuss. My version will not require cooking classes but will still wow your family or any dinner guest. Hope you enjoy it!
Bechamel white sauce is really easy so do not let it intimidate you. I tried to break it down into easy to understand and follow steps. It used to scare me too but once you make it once or twice you will be an old pro!
I was excited to guest post over on my friend Dr. Jill’s blog: Real Food Forager.
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This Paleo Moussaka Recipe is similar to the many dishes in a new cookbook that I wrote with my husband who was raised on the Mediterranean sea. We took many of the traditional dishes he was raised with and adapted them to fit Paleo and Weston A. Price guidelines.
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