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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Anonymous asked: Jeff! I am thinking about nut butters. Frankly, I don't like almond butter - love almonds and things made with almond flour and even love the almond butter bread, but the plain butter just doesn't do it for me spread on a crisp organic fuji apple. Can you tell me and your other loyal readers about any experience you have with such butters as cashew, brazil, macadamia, hazelnut -- if you've had any -- the what, the why, the how. Thanks!

I’ll tell you, almond butter happens to be my favorite of all the nut butters, post-caveman.  Pre-caveman, I was into peanut butter (like most of America), but since my transformation, I find almond butter is the closest thing in taste and texture.  But almonds, and most nuts have a bad omega-6 ratio, so they should be eaten in moderation, and there’s nothing really moderate about a nut butter, since it takes a lot more than you would normally eat in a sitting, to make into a butter.

The only nut you can eat in bulk without fear of omega-6 are macadamia nuts.  They have the best balance of healthy fat of all the nuts, so eat away.  I have made bread out of macadamia nuts, as well as fake hummus, and I’ve eaten macadamia nut butter many times, but the slightly sweet taste it has doesn’t make it my favorite.  It also doesn’t make bread that toasts well, and in my opinion (I’ve tried them all), almond butter bread is the only way to go for paleo bread!

Cashew butter is something I don’t know about, because cashews are one of those items with conflicting theories on “is it or isn’t it paleo?”  I stay away from all items like that because I’m anal thorough.  Another item that fall into this category for me are sweet potatoes.

Never had brazil nut butter before, but I’m a big fan of brazil nuts (in moderation).  They are the best source of selenium on earth, which has all kinds of health benefits (look them up yourselves, you lazy bastards).  My favorite way to eat them are fresh roasted, and then stuffed into a date.  Outrageously good.  Even better when mixid into frozen banana ice cream!

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