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 Mug Cake!

I first saw this recipe on KillFatMe’s page, and I couldn’t believe it was possible.  But now that I’ve made it myself a couple of times, I have to say, this is a game changer!  And it came just at a time where I’ve been wishing I had a dessert now and then (other than fruit and paleo ice cream), without the effort of making a huge pie or something, that takes forever to make.  This takes minutes, and it’s delicious!

Here’s the recipe:

Paleo Mug Cake

Ingredients (Makes 1 cake):

  • 1 small ripe banana
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons almond butter
  • 1 egg
  • Optional mix-ins such as chopped walnuts, fruit, blueberries, cacao nibs or powder, or whatever you want

Directions:

  • Beat the egg in the mug.
  • With a fork, mash the banana into a smooth puree in the egg mixture.
  • Mix the almond butter into the puree until it forms an even batter.
  • Fold in any mix-ins into the batter that you’d like. 
  • Be sure to only fill the mug up to 2/3rds the way because it will expand in the microwave.
  • Put the mug in the microwave on high for 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 minutes until the center is set. 
  • Carefully remove the hot mug from the microwave and enjoy hot, cold, or at room temperature.

KillFatMe eats it right out of his mug, but I like to take it out and pour some coconut butter on top as an icing:

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Ugga-Bugga!  Really moist and delicious!  For this one I added some raw cacoa nibs for a chocolatey flavor (adding cacao powder would give it a chocolate color too), and for an earlier version, I just added some cinnamon and nutmeg.

And then on another one I added some paleo strawberry ice cream on top (I used too many strawberries to frozen banana ratio, but it still tasted AMAZING!):

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Tasted like a paleo strawberry shortcake!  This did not need any added sugar!  It was perfect!  Who says paleo is boring?!  Dieting Does Not Mean Deprivation!!!!

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allisonsasso-deactivated2014071 asked: The other night I made your almond butter bread recipe and it was amazing! Having a gluten intolerance, I have been trying to eat as grain free as I can, and I have been missing bread in particular. This recipe is awesome awesome awesome. Now I have a question for you: how finely ground is your almond butter when you make it? and/or can you tell the difference in texture?

Interesting question.  I buy whatever organic almond butter is the cheapest, and it changes from week to week at Whole Foods.  I guess I could make my own, and save money, but I just don’t have the time or patience, even a Caveman has his limits to how much cooking he can do.  Plus, I’m a lazy bastard.

I usually buy one of two brands depending on what’s on sale, the Whole Foods brand is creamier and the Artisana brand is more granular.  The more granular brand makes for better bread, but the creamier brand makes for better almond butter to eat with fruit, or to add to my frozen banana ice cream.

But really, I buy whatever’s the cheapest every time (I’m also a cheap bastard).  The loaf is already super expensive with all those pasture raised eggs I buy ($6 a dozen!), so if I can save a dollar or two a loaf, I don’t care what almond butter I use, as long as it’s organic!

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Food Log: Fri 8/31/12 - Paleo Bone Broth Soup

Last Day of August and I ended well with 100% pure paleo.  In fact dinner last night was as paleo as it gets as you will soon see!  It was all organic, and I had tea and water throughout the day.

10am: cup of bone broth soup.  It had been cooking all night and the smell got to me folks, I HAD to have some!  I put it in the crock pot around 8pm last night, because the recipe I had called for it to cook for a minimum of 8 hours, and a maximum of 24 hours!  Well, 14 hours was all I could stand from this incredible smell!

This is my first attempt at Bone Broth Soup after reading so many articles about it in recent months.  It’s a superfood that provides you with minerals like magnesium, phosphorous, and especially calcium!  But mostly it’s a superfood for the healing powers of natural gelatin and collagen!  I’ll let you read all about it yourself HERE.  Thanks to one of my favorite paleo bloggers, killfatme, for sending me this article and recipe.

I just added some grass-fed beef knuckle bones, carrots, celery, onions, and garlic, and that’s it!  So simple, and didn’t need any seasoning (besides, Chef Jessica Baker told me not to add any seasoning when making stock).  For breakfast, I just had a coffee cup size of the broth, with some of the veggies.  So thick and rich!  Like bone marrow soup!  I happen to love bone marrow, so this was a delicious luxurious broth!  I downed my cup, wiped the thick collagen from my lips (although I guess I could have injected it for the Angelina Jolie look) and continued to let the soup cook for another 7 hours!

5pm: Large bowl of Bone Broth Soup!  First I took out all the knuckle bones to let them cool.  This is what it looked like:

Can you say Primitive?  Once cool, I practically sucked all the bits of grass-fed beef off the bone like a starving hyena!  And where the butcher sawed the bones, it was quite porous, so I sucked all the soup right out of the bones as well!  This is the AFTER picture.

Can you say Jurassic Park?!  I felt like I was on an archeological dig for dinosaur bones!, Not a scrap of meat or collagen left!  After the bones I had a big bowl of the broth and veggies.

For dessert I had one and a half frozen bananas whipped into paleo ice cream, threw in a handful of frozen champagne grapes, and swirled in some almond butter.  Unbelievable!

Around 8:30pm I was hungry again and I realized that the majority of my big meal of the day consisted of water from the broth, so I made a little something, just to curb my hunger, but I wanted it to be substantial as well, so my hunger would be curbed all night and well into tomorrow.  So I made 1 pasture raised sunny side egg, and I grilled an avocado to throw on top.  Then I had a tiny Asian pear to complete my eating for the day.

Tomorrow I’ll have the soup again for dinner, and will probably spirooli a zucchini into it for a ramen noodle type of soup!  YUM!  And then I’ll use some of the broth as stock for my wild game chili on Sunday!  UGGA-BUGGA!

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Paleo Memorial Day Burger

Don’t know if I can fit it in my mouth, but I’ll try.

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Wild Venison Burger on Almond Butter Bread (a new bread for me, review in a future blog), with homemade caveman ketchup, fresh dill, avocado, tomato, cucumber, lettuce, and onions grilled in the burger juices.  All organic and gluten-free.  Peach Paleo Ice Cream for dessert!

Have a happy and a paleo Memorial Day!  Ugga-Bugga!

 

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From The Caveman Archives: PB&J Paleo Ice Cream!

I’ve been making this all week, only instead of mixing the almond butter all the way in, I’ve just folded in ribbons of it, making a new favorite flavor, PB&J Swirl!  This way, you get different tastes in every bite, instead of the whole thing tasting like almond butter.  But here’s the original recipe from last summer (I also cut out the added honey now, it’s not needed).  Time to stock up on frozen organic bananas with summer unofficially starting next weekend!  See you at the beach!

July 20, 2011

Paleo PB&J Ice Cream!

Oh man, was this good!  Some of my long time readers might remember my Paleo PB & J substitute, which is simply almond butter and crushed fresh fruit (all ingredients, all organic, all the time) on paleo bread.  Well, I used a similar technique with my new favorite dessert, Paleo Ice Cream!

Assuming you’re all not lazy bastards and have clicked all those recipe links by now, while my frozen banana (excuse me?) was thawing, I cut up some frozen grapes into eighths.  Then I whipped up the banana in the food processor, and in a bowl folded together the banana and grapes and almond butter with a touch of raw honey until it was all blended together with the taste and color I was looking for.  Check it out:

The best dessert I’ve made so far!  Banana and almond butter go great together, and the grapes add the taste normally provided to a PB&J by grape jelly, with the frozen texture giving it an outrageous ice cream feel!  Throw a few almonds into the food processor to make it Chunky Style!  Or if you prefer, use strawberries instead of grapes.  How good would this bad boy be sitting on top of one of my Caveman Apple Pies a la mode?  Huh?  Huh?!  You’re Ugga-Buggin’ right it would!

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Paleo PB&J Ice Cream!

Oh man, was this good!  Some of my long time readers might remember my Paleo PB & J substitute, which is simply almond butter and crushed fresh fruit (all ingredients, all organic, all the time) on paleo bread.  Well, I used a similar technique with my new favorite dessert, Paleo Ice Cream!

Assuming you’re all not lazy bastards and have clicked all those recipe links by now, while my frozen banana (excuse me?) was thawing, I cut up some frozen grapes into eighths.  Then I whipped up the banana in the food processor, and in a bowl folded together the banana and grapes and almond butter with a touch of raw honey until it was all blended together with the taste and color I was looking for.  Check it out:

The best dessert I’ve made so far!  Banana and almond butter go great together, and the grapes add the taste normally provided to a PB&J by grape jelly, with the frozen texture giving it an outrageous ice cream feel!  Throw a few almonds into the food processor to make it Chunky Style!  Or if you prefer, use strawberries instead of grapes.  How good would this bad boy be sitting on top of one of my Caveman Apple Pies a la mode?  Huh?  Huh?!  You’re Ugga-Buggin’ right it would!

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