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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Still obsessed with this paleo chocolate sauce that hardens on paleo ice cream, aka Paleo Magic Shell! This is my new & improved Almond Joy Ice Cream, it’s got almonds and cacao nibs mixed into my frozen banana and cacao powder mixture, topped with paleo Magic Shell.
After it hardens, you crack the shell and mix it into the paleo ice cream, and it tastes more like chocolate chips than the cacao nibs. I’m gonna experiment with some paleo chocolate chips from the same recipe soon!

Still obsessed with this paleo chocolate sauce that hardens on paleo ice cream, aka Paleo Magic Shell! This is my new & improved Almond Joy Ice Cream, it’s got almonds and cacao nibs mixed into my frozen banana and cacao powder mixture, topped with paleo Magic Shell.

After it hardens, you crack the shell and mix it into the paleo ice cream, and it tastes more like chocolate chips than the cacao nibs. I’m gonna experiment with some paleo chocolate chips from the same recipe soon!

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Anonymous asked: If you ever get the time to dig into a good read, I highly recommend your Personal Paleo Code. Even if you've already 'found' your comfort zone when it comes to diet, it covers health outside of food. Everything from connecting with our true nature, exercise, mental health, to individualizing your personal plan, it covers. It's an awesome book, and I hope you'll enjoy it if you ever get a chance to check it out.

Thanks for the recommendation. I feel like all those things you mentioned are important in the paleo lifestyle. I’ll check it out if I get a chance.

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Baked pasture-raised chicken legs, apricot glazed carrots, and vegetable medley. After the photo, I put away one chicken leg for tomorrow, and re-filled the plate with veggies (plant-based foods should be at least 70-75% of your plate, animal -based food about 25-30% or less).
Chicken was coated with olive oil and seasoned with fresh rosemary and a bevy of dried spices and herbs: black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, thyme, oregano, parsley.
The carrots were baked in the same pan as the chicken and glazed with my apricot sauce.
The vegetable medley was left over from yesterday’s omelette.

Baked pasture-raised chicken legs, apricot glazed carrots, and vegetable medley. After the photo, I put away one chicken leg for tomorrow, and re-filled the plate with veggies (plant-based foods should be at least 70-75% of your plate, animal -based food about 25-30% or less).

Chicken was coated with olive oil and seasoned with fresh rosemary and a bevy of dried spices and herbs: black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, thyme, oregano, parsley.

The carrots were baked in the same pan as the chicken and glazed with my apricot sauce.

The vegetable medley was left over from yesterday’s omelette.

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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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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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