Cooking Caveman with Jeff Nimoy

THESE ARE THE COOKING ADVENTURES OF JEFF NIMOY, AN LA WRITER WHO, WHILE DOING RESEARCH FOR A SCRIPT, STUMBLED UPON WHAT’S CALLED THE CAVEMAN DIET, ALSO KNOWN AS THE PALEO DIET. BASICALLY, IT’S EATING WHAT THE CAVEMEN ATE. HE TRIED IT OUT, AND THE RESULTS HAVE BEEN STAGGERING! THIS BLOG SHOWS EXACTLY HOW AND WHAT JEFF EATS. IF YOU’RE NEW TO THE BLOG, PLEASE START WITH THE “ENTERING THE CAVE” PAGE TO GET A CLEAR UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT.

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Paleo Magic Shell! A chocolatey syrup that hardens after topping ice cream. In this case, the chocolate ice cream is just organic frozen banana with organic raw cacao powder, and the magic shell is just more cacao powder mixed in to warm organic coconut butter. The cold temperature of the “ice cream” makes the coconut butter harden! I’ve made the candy shell without the cacao powder before, but you can never have enough chocolate! Ugga-Bugga!

P.S. - No poop comments please. I challenge anyone who thinks this looks like poop to NOT eat every morsel if I made it for you.

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Recall Alert! Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, Kroger, and More Pull Nut Butters From Shelves

Luckily for me I’ve been buying my recent organic almond butter from a local farmer, but I have bought many of these brands many times, especially Whole Foods. Is nothing safe unless you make it yourself anymore?

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Anonymous asked: Jeff, I love your sameplate commercial with the babies! Creative!

Thanks!!!! Those two adorable babies are the kids of some friends of mine, and I was so thankful they let me exploit their children for my selfish purposes! Lol! But I’m Uncle Jeffrey to both of them, and I can’t wait until they’re adults, so I can show this at their respective weddings. Wouldn’t it be great if they actually married each other?!

You can see all 4 baby commercials, and my most recent SamePlate.com commercial on the CookingCaveman YouTube Channel by clicking THIS LINK!

See all 5 commercials for SamePlate.com and share your favorites on tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and everywhere else online!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJaOP5sNYUk&list=PLRyLIVSe8eBa0_0fmPZuF2y1EL8G8q_1t

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I don’t usually crave turkey, but I was yesterday, so I bought a package of organic turkey breast from Applegate Farms, topped some slices with guacamole (I make mine by taking avocado and mixing it with salsa), and wrapped it in a leaf of romaine. It was all organic, although the turkey was not pasture raised, so they were probably fed some organic corn and organic soy, and it contained a little sea salt too, but after all the crap I ate in NY recently, I think this was a pretty good mini-cheat.

I don’t usually crave turkey, but I was yesterday, so I bought a package of organic turkey breast from Applegate Farms, topped some slices with guacamole (I make mine by taking avocado and mixing it with salsa), and wrapped it in a leaf of romaine. It was all organic, although the turkey was not pasture raised, so they were probably fed some organic corn and organic soy, and it contained a little sea salt too, but after all the crap I ate in NY recently, I think this was a pretty good mini-cheat.

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Non-related food question, but can anyone help my friends and I out? The adorable little boy in some of my SamePlate.com commercials was given a few hand-me-down toys recently, and we cannot figure out what this action figure is from! We have exhausted our brains and google searches, so I figured I’d reach out to my readers for help. 42,000 heads are better than one! And if it turns out you know, I’ll throw in a free copy of my eBook as a reward! Thanks in advance for your help! -Cooking Caveman

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thefitty asked: Hey fellow caveman. I saw your post on Julian bakery a while back while searching the tags. Apparently they're not as good as they "claim" to be. Check out the details with the FDA on google!(I can't send links) and tell me what you think!

I guess you’re talking about the FDA warning letter that fines them for mislabeling. Well, as you can see from my past reviews of their products, they’re pretty hit and miss with me. But hopefully this will make people scrutinize labels on processed food more. I know cooking everything from scratch is hard work and time consuming, but at least you know exactly what you’re putting into your body all the time. Go organic too, folks!

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New Exclusive Offer for Cooking Caveman Readers from Paleo Heat Hot Sauce

I was contacted recently by a fellow caveman named Derik, who runs a small one man operation called Paleo Heat, where he sells different artisanal paleo hot sauces. I’ll let him explain:
"Paleo Heat is a Hot Sauce of the Month Club that follows the Paleo Lifestyle when selecting Gourmet Hot Sauces. So, no sugar, no fillers and ABSOLUTELY no preservatives, obviously no dairy or legumes either, but those aren’t very common in hot sauce anyways. So each month we send our subscribers 3 bottles of Hot Sauce created in small batches by Artisans who truly care about their products. We also share the crafter’s story and where the subscriber can get more if they love it."
Derik is offering my readers a 10% discount off the first month’s subscription, no commitment required after the first month. And full disclosure, for every 5 people who sign up using my unique sign up page, I will receive a free month’s subscription too. I’ll use it to try the sauces of course, and also use the products for free giveaways, YAY! We all love free. So click the link below if you’d like to try it out, and the link will be a permanent fixture on my home page as well (under the MY PAGES section). Let me know what your favorites are, we all want to know when a great paleo product hits the market!
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Yes, even the Cooking Caveman took the ALS Challenge. Since most of us aren’t Facebook friends, here’s my video.

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The NY EATING CHEATING TOUR 2014!

It’s that time of year again, where I go to NY and devour everything bad (but delicious) for me. No paleo for me in NY, which is why I can’t live there. But it’s nice to visit once and a while and gorge myself on all my childhood favorites.

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Carmine’s in the theater district gets a bad rap for being a tourist trap, but the food is fantastic. Family style only, so bring a lot of people, or an enormous appetite. There’s one on the upper west side too, but if I see a matinee, I always stop by Carmine’s for the best baked clams in the city.

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Speaking of clams, I had some linguine in white clam sauce from an upper east side neighborhood restaurant with outdoor seating. Don’t even know the name of the place, but in NY, there’s good food on every corner.

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Of course I had Wo Hop in Chinatown. Yang Chow War Wonton Soup, roast pork fried rice, and shrimp in lobster sauce. Classic NY Cantonese.

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And since Chinatown is right across the street from Little Italy, you have to go to Ferrara’s for dessert. Since 1892.

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There were hotdogs devoured, like these from the original Papaya King:

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A new place for me was White Manna one of the two places in NJ that claim they invented the slider (the other being White Mana, pretty confusing). I’m glad I went for the history, but it wasn’t cheat worthy.

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Mr. Softee Ice Cream!!!! A NY summer institution.

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And finally, headed to Brooklyn for my favorite pizzeria, Lenny & John’s on Flatbush Ave. No one makes sausage rolls like these anymore.

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Also eaten, but not pictured: The Original Nathan’s in Coney Island (Tasted pretty corporate to me, it lost it’s touch since the old days - no longer cheat worthy), the cheeseburger at JG Melon (best burger I’ve had in NY so far), Katz’s Deli (of course, my favorite restaurant ever), and bagels, bagels, bagels!!!!

Now back to our regularly scheduled paleo diet.

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From the Facebook album: Timeline Photos
By GMO Free USA

Kiss your GRASS-FED BEEF good-bye! Scotts Miracle-Gro Company has released Roundup Ready GMO Kentucky Bluegrass into our environment. Employees have started planting at their homes. Like most other GMOs, this is just another way to sell more toxic Roundup. Not only on our food but now in our yards where our children play and our pets run. The USDA doesn’t care. DO YOU? If you care, sign the petition to tell Scotts: NO ROUNDUP READY GMO GRASS. BOYCOTT SCOTTS, Monsanto’s exclusive agent for the marketing and distribution of consumer Roundup.SIGN the petition to demand that Scotts stop their Roundup Ready GMO grass:http://www.thepetitionsite.com/354/661/966/stop-scotts-gmo-grass-in-its-tracks-now/Post on Scott’s FB page:https://www.facebook.com/scottslawnBOYCOTT ALL SCOTT”S PRODUCTS:http://www.scotts.com/smg/templates/index.jsp?pageUrl=otherBrandsCategoryCALL SCOTT’S during business hours and tell them you are telling everyone you know to boycott their products - NO GMO GRASS: 1-888-270-3714 READ about GMO Roundup Ready Kentucky Bluegrass:http://sustainablepulse.com/2014/02/04/gmo-grass-set-lawns-across-us-regulation-needed/READ More: http://althealthworks.com/1922/genetically-modified-grass-from-scotts-and-monsanto-lawn-tests-under-way-boycotts-being-readied/#GMO #lawns #lawncare #grass #GMOgrass #RoundupReady #KentuckyBluegrass #ScottsMiracleGro #ScottsLawnCare #TheScottCompany #GrassFedBeef #GMOFreeCanada #GMOFreeUSA
From the Facebook album: Timeline Photos
By GMO Free USA
Kiss your GRASS-FED BEEF good-bye! Scotts Miracle-Gro Company has released Roundup Ready GMO Kentucky Bluegrass into our environment. Employees have started planting at their homes. Like most other GMOs, this is just another way to sell more toxic Roundup. Not only on our food but now in our yards where our children play and our pets run. The USDA doesn’t care. DO YOU? If you care, sign the petition to tell Scotts: NO ROUNDUP READY GMO GRASS. BOYCOTT SCOTTS, Monsanto’s exclusive agent for the marketing and distribution of consumer Roundup.

SIGN the petition to demand that Scotts stop their Roundup Ready GMO grass:http://www.thepetitionsite.com/354/661/966/stop-scotts-gmo-grass-in-its-tracks-now/

Post on Scott’s FB page:https://www.facebook.com/scottslawn

BOYCOTT ALL SCOTT”S PRODUCTS:http://www.scotts.com/smg/templates/index.jsp?pageUrl=otherBrandsCategory

CALL SCOTT’S during business hours and tell them you are telling everyone you know to boycott their products - NO GMO GRASS: 1-888-270-3714 

READ about GMO Roundup Ready Kentucky Bluegrass:http://sustainablepulse.com/2014/02/04/gmo-grass-set-lawns-across-us-regulation-needed/

READ More: 
http://althealthworks.com/1922/genetically-modified-grass-from-scotts-and-monsanto-lawn-tests-under-way-boycotts-being-readied/

#GMO #lawns #lawncare #grass #GMOgrass #RoundupReady #KentuckyBluegrass #ScottsMiracleGro #ScottsLawnCare #TheScottCompany #GrassFedBeef #GMOFreeCanada #GMOFreeUSA

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Anonymous asked: Jeff, I saw in a post the two nights a week you try to eat veggie dishes. What do you eat the rest of the week. Beef 2x? I'm trying to start Paelo with 5 nights a week. I can eat grass fed beef 2 nights, and veggie 2 nights, but for the final night I can't find any places around me that sell Pasture raised chicken or pork or turkey. Also I can't find any places that sell wild caught fish around me. I would do eggs, but I plan on pasture eggs nearly everyday or breakfast. I can find those. Thanks

First of all, I’m not as regimented as 2 nights veggies, 1 night eggs, etc. I usually eat what I have available, what I’m in the mood for, and what’s in season. This past week I ate vegan almost very single night. Some weeks are more meat heavy. What I meant was on average, I eat vegan or vegetarian about 2 times a week. Right now, it’s summer and hot, so I eat a lot of these cold cucumber noodle salads that I’m in love with. The possibilities are endless, and always delicious! When I make these, they’re usually raw, vegan, and of course, always organic!

If you don’t have access to wild caught fish and pasture raised animals, I suggest buying them frozen online and having them shipped to you. A few websites I love are Uncured Natural Meats, Topline Foods, and Broken Arrow Ranch for wild game.

It’s a little easier for me to meal plan too, because I usually only eat one meal a day (usually dinner, although if I’m hungry I eat, I don’t force myself to starve). I find Intermittent Fasting very healthy, and as an added benefit, my food costs are down.

Pasture raised eggs are probably my number one animal protein source. Not only do I love eggs, but they’re so versatile. I will eat four pasture raised eggs in a scramble or omelette for dinner about once or twice a week, and it’s a great way to load up on added veggies too.

Good luck!

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Anonymous asked: Yo, Jeff! How do you make a paleo calzone? I'd stuff mine w/vegetables 4 my gf, and mine w/ some bison. Hmmm. Anyway, I tried searching, and they either lie and put cheese in it or use too much flour. Thanks man.

I can barely make an edible paleo pizza, and you want a paleo calzone? You, my friend, are a dreamer. I think if you want a calzone, you should just make it part of a cheat night. That’s what I do with pizza anyway. I used to try all kinds of pizza crusts, from my hundreds of bread recipe experiments, but without the cheese, it’s just not a satisfying paleo meal to me. So I save it for a cheat night. For the record, I like my calzone stuffed with either sausage or eggplant.