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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Extras needed for SamePlate.com commercial!

Attention Los Angeles readers! We’re shooting a SamePlate commercial on Monday in Encino from 10am-3pm, and we still need some extras. There is no pay, but there is FREE PIZZA!!!! Definitely not paleo. Please message me if you’d like to participate! Thanks!

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Anonymous asked: Hey, Jeff! Awesome stuff! I have a question about flour- coconut flour makes me a little too 'loose' in the digestive front, and I need to stop using it. Almond meal/flour is out of the question because I suffer from nut allergies. Are there any paleo flours I can use? I sooooo want to make those matzo balls! Thanks. - Rick

Hi Rick.  Yes, I warn people all the time that coconut is a natural laxative, and should be aware what’s coming.  But it’s completely healthy, so maybe you shouldn’t give up on it so quickly.

I feel bad for your nut allergy, because I use almonds, almond butter, and almond flour quite often (but in moderation too, because nuts aren’t great for us in bulk). I’ve never used other flours to cook with besides those two (actually I’ve tried other nut flours, but that doesn’t help you), although there are other paleo flours I’ve seen online.  Tapioca flour seems to be very popular, but I’ve never used it.  Flax seed is another one (not thrilled with the taste personally). I’ve used arrowroot as a thickener, but I bet you could use it as a flour too. There’s also plantain and sweet potato flours. Just do a little research, do a little experimenting, and try to find a flour that works for you! Then come back here and let us know the results. Good luck!

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For all of my readers in the UK and Ireland. Henry Croft of GymTalk, a site that focuses on fitness and nutrition, has announced that GymTalk partnered with a butcher to offer an amazing deal on premium Irish Grass Fed Steak Mince – 4kg for just £10. Being a stupid American, I have no idea if that’s a good deal or not, or what steak mince is for that matter. But Henry assures me it’s a great deal, so check it out!

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Many of you will be buying ingredients this weekend to make matzoh ball soup for Passover on Monday night.  If so, maybe you’ll want to try this paleo version.  The first time I made noodles with my paleo matzoh balls, because it’s the first time I made them since I discovered the wonder of daikon!  My grandmother used to call the noodles “lokshen” (that’s the spelling I looked up, but it sounds more like “luckschen”), which is Yiddish for noodles.  I’m sure from the photo below, she’d approve of how it turned out!

Happy Passover and Happy Easter!  Here are some reference links that go with the video:

Paleo Matzoh Ball Recipe

Traditional Jewish Chicken Soup Recipe

MatzohBall2014

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Some contacts of mine at Food Network have asked me to share this with you all. Good luck!

Some contacts of mine at Food Network have asked me to share this with you all. Good luck!

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Nice Side Dish for Passover

As I talked about before, my grandmother used to make farfel (see article below) almost every Friday night.  But when Passover rolled around, there were extra dietary restrictions than the usual Kosher laws (I wasn’t and still am not Kosher, but my grandmother was).  Foods had to be Kosher for Passover, and regular farfel wasn’t.  So she’d make something called matzoh farfel, which I absolutely HATED!  Anyway, even if you are Kosher, my paleo farfel has no leavened bread in it, or any grains whatsoever, so it’s still Kosher anytime of year!  If you’re cooking this Passover, I highly recommend it as a nice side dish.  Check it out, from my original recipe of a few years ago.

November 23, 2011

Ever Hear of Farfel?

If not, you can read about it here, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farfel

Basically it’s pellet shaped egg pasta made from wheat or barley flour (definitely not paleo).  It’s a favorite side dish for a traditional Jewish meal, and it was a Friday night staple in my Grandmother’s kitchen.  Usually combined with caramelized onions and mushrooms, it’s one of my all-time favorites.  The first time I tasted my cauliflower couscous, the texture immediately reminded me of farfel, so I used it as a base to recreate farfel caveman style.  Simple to make, just follow the recipe for paleo couscous, and add in sauteed mushrooms and caramelized onions and you’re done (I sauteed them in olive oil, but for even more authentic flavor use pasture raised chicken fat).  I’ll be making this one a lot.  Check it out:

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Anonymous asked: Mr. Nimoy, I apologize for bothering you on your cooking page. This is the only way I knew how to reach you. I'm writing because I was wondering if there was any way I could get you to sign a few Trigun DVDs? I can pay you. If you're appearing at any upcoming conventions, that would be great.

No worries, Anon.  Unfortunately you’re going to have to wait until I do another tour of anime conventions and Comic Cons, and appear at a city near you.  I am currently writing a book about my time on Digimon, and will go on tour after that.  There will be some stories about Naruto, Bleach, and Trigun as well in the book.  Hopefully this fall or next spring.  I’ll definitely announce it here and on twitter @jeffnimoy, so stay tuned!  Thanks for watching!

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Anonymous asked: Can you drink wine on this diet?

Well, you shouldn’t drink any alcohol really on the paleo diet (if you want to get technical), but on the rare occasion that I do drink, I try to keep it to organic wine, or organic apple cider.  But either way, it’s definitely a cheat.

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Anonymous asked: Hey Caveman, loved your bread video & can't wait to make this bread today!!… Do you think it would work with Sunbutter instead? I'm just wondering because I have a huge container of it? Oh yea I'm having me a sandwich today…thanks!

There’s only one way to find out if the recipe works with sunbutter… give it a try!  A little less paleo (it takes many sunflower seeds to make sunbutter, so much so, that the omega-6 fatty acids are at an unhealthy level, but the same really goes for almonds too, so…) , but could turn out to be even tastier.  Let me know how it comes out.  Good luck!