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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Take your frozen banana paleo “ice cream” (in this case, almond-chocolate-chocolate chip, with cacao powder, cacao nibs, and crushed almonds), and slowly pour warmed coconut butter over it (not steaming hot, just warm enough that it pours easily).  As it hits the cold ice cream, it quickly hardens and forms what can liberally be described as a candy coated shell.  So fun to crack with your spoon and indulge in a decadent paleo dessert!
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Take your frozen banana paleo “ice cream” (in this case, almond-chocolate-chocolate chip, with cacao powder, cacao nibs, and crushed almonds), and slowly pour warmed coconut butter over it (not steaming hot, just warm enough that it pours easily).  As it hits the cold ice cream, it quickly hardens and forms what can liberally be described as a candy coated shell.  So fun to crack with your spoon and indulge in a decadent paleo dessert!

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Paleo “Milk” Shake!  Dairy-free and all organic!
I was browsing one of the many Facebook paleo groups I belong to, when someone made one of these babies, and I just HAD to have one!  I love milk shakes, and this is a great paleo version (even though I used a non-paleo ingredient in mine, but you don’t have to).
In a blender I used a cup of decaf coffee, a spoonful of coconut butter (equal to half a cup of coffee and half a cup of coconut milk)one large frozen bananaa spoonful of cacao powdera sprinkle of cinnamonadd ice until it thickened to where I wanted it.


You can use all coconut milk if you want, or almond milk, but as you all know, I’m a coffee addict, so that’s my favorite flavor.  Use any spices or powders you like, or none at all!  But this is another great way (besides paleo ice cream) to incorporate frozen bananas into a paleo treat!  Ugga-Bugga!

Paleo “Milk” Shake!  Dairy-free and all organic!

I was browsing one of the many Facebook paleo groups I belong to, when someone made one of these babies, and I just HAD to have one!  I love milk shakes, and this is a great paleo version (even though I used a non-paleo ingredient in mine, but you don’t have to).

In a blender I used a cup of decaf coffee, a spoonful of coconut butter (equal to half a cup of coffee and half a cup of coconut milk)
one large frozen banana
a spoonful of cacao powder
a sprinkle of cinnamon
add ice until it thickened to where I wanted it.

You can use all coconut milk if you want, or almond milk, but as you all know, I’m a coffee addict, so that’s my favorite flavor.  Use any spices or powders you like, or none at all!  But this is another great way (besides paleo ice cream) to incorporate frozen bananas into a paleo treat!  Ugga-Bugga!

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Paleo Re-Dedication Food Log: Monday 7/22/13

Those ribs, those ribs!!!!!  They killed me all day, with the smells filling my apartment as they slow cooked, making me hungry and making it incredibly hard to IF.  So, I did eat a little during the day, but out of boredom and weakness, not out of hunger.

I started my day by peeling ripe bananas for the freezer so I can make paleo ice cream.  Every time I came across a spot too ripe, I ate it.  I must have eaten the equivalent of 3 medium sized bananas.  Let’s call that breakfast.  Ugga-Fugga.

I was writing something I hate all day, which led to boredom, so I had a white nectarine. I also had some raw carrots dipped in leftover creamy Italian dressing.  Let’s call that lunch.  Intermittent Faileo.

Then came the ribs!  Dinner at 4:00pm, which wasn’t bad considering my apartment smelled like the best BBQ pit in Texas since 2pm.  Here’s the before:

And after:

I ate like I was on an archeology dig.  It was fall off the bone delicious.  I was actually trying for more of a bite, like a Chinese Spare Rib, but I cooked it too long.  300 degrees for 3 hours, and then finished it on the grill.  If you like fall off the bone, this is a good cooking time for you.  I have to adjust next time for more of a firm bite.

I think next up for the Plum Loco Sauce are my Plum Loco Wings.  Maybe Friday night.

I also ate some leftover carrot pasta with dinner, and for dessert had some paleo almond fudge ice cream (frozen banana, cacao powder, and chunks of almond, like a Hershey’s Bar with Almonds in paleo ice cream form).  I capped off the eating with a cup of decaf and a spoonful of honey.  At this point I’m just gonna say I’m allowing organic decaf into my diet, life is too hard to give up coffee too!  And then around 9pm the grapes in my fridge were calling my name.  I answered.  Shit.  Lots of fruit today, too much fruit.  Sugar is not our friend.

All in all, not too bad, even though I was trying to Intermittently Fast, the only real faileo of the day (besides the enormous amount of fruit I ate).  This is a good example though of only having paleo food around when you can’t help but binge.  Yes, I ate a lot of fruit.  But it was all organic, and did provide some nutrition along with all the bad sugar brings, so it could’ve been a lot worse.  Let’s put it another way, it’s better than ordering a pizza.  And it was yesterday, so let’s put it behind us and keep moving forward.  Ugga-Bugga!

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Paleo Ice Cream Sandwich.  Assuming this looks good to you, it looks better than it tasted.  Plus, it was a lot to go through, and not much more satisfying than just the ice cream itself.  But I thought I’d share the experiment with you anyway.
First I took the batter for a paleo mug cake, and added raw organic cacao powder to it, and microwaved it in a small rectangular glass container to give it the shape I was looking for.  It tasted bitter, so I would suggest adding honey to it if you try this at home.  After it cooled, I sliced it in half, width-wise, and in between, I put plain old paleo ice cream, which is just frozen banana, whipped up in the food processor (if you have organic vanilla bean, which isn’t really a bean, it’s a seed, then I would add that to the banana too).  To get the full effect, you then have to freeze the sandwich, otherwise it’ll be too sloppy to eat with your hands.
I wouldn’t make this again, but I would make a layer of cake, and top it with ice cream again.  I made a paleo strawberry shortcake experiment the other day with cake, strawberries, and ice cream that was outrageous!  And 100% paleo!  I’ll make that again before summer’s over and have pictures for you.  Ugga-Bugga!

Paleo Ice Cream Sandwich.  Assuming this looks good to you, it looks better than it tasted.  Plus, it was a lot to go through, and not much more satisfying than just the ice cream itself.  But I thought I’d share the experiment with you anyway.

First I took the batter for a paleo mug cake, and added raw organic cacao powder to it, and microwaved it in a small rectangular glass container to give it the shape I was looking for.  It tasted bitter, so I would suggest adding honey to it if you try this at home.  After it cooled, I sliced it in half, width-wise, and in between, I put plain old paleo ice cream, which is just frozen banana, whipped up in the food processor (if you have organic vanilla bean, which isn’t really a bean, it’s a seed, then I would add that to the banana too).  To get the full effect, you then have to freeze the sandwich, otherwise it’ll be too sloppy to eat with your hands.

I wouldn’t make this again, but I would make a layer of cake, and top it with ice cream again.  I made a paleo strawberry shortcake experiment the other day with cake, strawberries, and ice cream that was outrageous!  And 100% paleo!  I’ll make that again before summer’s over and have pictures for you.  Ugga-Bugga!

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Paleo Chocolate “Ice Cream!”  Wow.  Not sure I can ever eat paleo ice cream any other way again.  This was so friggin’ good, I had two servings!  Ugga-UGGA-Bugga!
This particular flavor was Dark Chocolate/Chocolate Chip.  It only has three ingredients:
1 and 1/2 frozen organic bananas1 tblsp of organic raw cacao powder1/2 handful of organic raw cacao nibs
You can use less or more of everything depending on how you like it (that’s why I normally don’t give measurements, everyone’s taste is different).  You can still see spots where the powder didn’t mix into the banana.  For simple instructions on how to make it, watch THIS VIDEO now!
Maybe it’s just me, and I haven’t had ice cream or sugar in forever, but to me this tastes JUST LIKE chocolate ice cream!  In fact, I like it better than chocolate ice cream, because when I inevitably finish the entire pint of chocolate ice cream, I feel incredibly guilty that I just ate a whole pint of ice cream!  But to eat 3 bananas and a bunch of antioxidant rich cacao, I feel nothing but happy!  Paleo rules!  ”Dieting Does Not Mean Deprivation!”

Paleo Chocolate “Ice Cream!”  Wow.  Not sure I can ever eat paleo ice cream any other way again.  This was so friggin’ good, I had two servings!  Ugga-UGGA-Bugga!

This particular flavor was Dark Chocolate/Chocolate Chip.  It only has three ingredients:

1 and 1/2 frozen organic bananas
1 tblsp of organic raw cacao powder
1/2 handful of organic raw cacao nibs

You can use less or more of everything depending on how you like it (that’s why I normally don’t give measurements, everyone’s taste is different).  You can still see spots where the powder didn’t mix into the banana.  For simple instructions on how to make it, watch THIS VIDEO now!

Maybe it’s just me, and I haven’t had ice cream or sugar in forever, but to me this tastes JUST LIKE chocolate ice cream!  In fact, I like it better than chocolate ice cream, because when I inevitably finish the entire pint of chocolate ice cream, I feel incredibly guilty that I just ate a whole pint of ice cream!  But to eat 3 bananas and a bunch of antioxidant rich cacao, I feel nothing but happy!  Paleo rules!  ”Dieting Does Not Mean Deprivation!”

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paleolover:

made the cooking caveman’s mint chocolate chip ice cream and it was DELICIOUS!!!!!
my boyfriend all but freaked out when he saw how it was made.  i think he told about 10 of his friends and even called his mom (who’s a health freak) to tell her about it because she loves ice cream.
SO GLAD it tastes so good!  thank you tons, cooking caveman!!!
here’s a link to the recipe:Paleo Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Another satisfied customer!  Glad it worked out for you!  Check out the video to see how I make healthy ice cream from frozen bananas!  CLICK HERE!

paleolover:

made the cooking caveman’s mint chocolate chip ice cream and it was DELICIOUS!!!!!

my boyfriend all but freaked out when he saw how it was made.  i think he told about 10 of his friends and even called his mom (who’s a health freak) to tell her about it because she loves ice cream.

SO GLAD it tastes so good!  thank you tons, cooking caveman!!!

here’s a link to the recipe:
Paleo Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Another satisfied customer!  Glad it worked out for you!  Check out the video to see how I make healthy ice cream from frozen bananas!  CLICK HERE!

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allisonsasso 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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Anonymous asked: How about a cookbook giveaway for all of your loyal followers?!

Anon, that’s the first good idea you’ve ever had!  And since reader sheloveswinter recently suggested a paleo ice cream contest, I think we have our competition set!

The rules are you have to make a paleo “ice cream” flavor, and the best one wins a free copy of my eBook:

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The rules though, because I’m the most paleo anal strict of the paleo bloggers, the ice cream recipe has to be the most anal too.  No dairy, no processed chocolate (raw cacao nibs are fine), and it has to be all organic (of course you could lie and I’d never know, but you’re the one who has to eat all those chemicals).  You can use frozen banana, or almond milk, or coconut milk as the base, or anything else paleo you can think of.  You can use vanilla bean (which is really a seed, not a bean, and paleo), but not vanilla extract (processed, not paleo).  The only allowable sugar additive is raw organic honey.  And NO SALT!  Be creative and you must have a photo (judging will not be based on photo quality, it’ll just be used as proof).

Recipes must be submitted to me by the end of March.  Email recipe or link to your blog containing recipe to jeff@thestoop.tv.  To find out how to make paleo ice cream from frozen bananas, check out my RECIPES page, and watch this video.

October 1, 2012

Cooking Caveman with Jeff Nimoy - Healthy Ice Cream

Check out my new video where I make ice cream from Frozen Bananas!

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Paleo Chocolate Chip Ice Cream.  The ice cream part is frozen organic banana, and the chocolate chips part are raw organic cacao nibs.  The bitter cacao nibs go perfectly with the sweet banana.  Ultra-healthy dessert, and pure paleo (warning: unprocessed cacao nibs are nothing like the sweet processed chocolate you’re used to)!  Ugga-Bugga!  Here’s a video on how to make more flavors!

Paleo Chocolate Chip Ice Cream.  The ice cream part is frozen organic banana, and the chocolate chips part are raw organic cacao nibs.  The bitter cacao nibs go perfectly with the sweet banana.  Ultra-healthy dessert, and pure paleo (warning: unprocessed cacao nibs are nothing like the sweet processed chocolate you’re used to)!  Ugga-Bugga!  Here’s a video on how to make more flavors!

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Finally, a Paleo Chocolate I Can Endorse!

If you don’t remember this article I posted last month, here it is again.  Don’t worry, it’s short.  Read it and then I’ll be right back:

Lots of people consider me a paleo expert.  But that doesn’t mean I can’t keep learning.  Last year I found out that vanilla bean isn’t a bean at all, it’s actually the seed of a fruit (and therefore paleo).  Today I found out from Nell Stephenson, The Paleoista, that cacao beans aren’t beans either, they’re also the seeds of a fruit (she actually didn’t tell me that, I looked it up myself, but her latest article inspired me to do some research)!  So although I still cannot endorse dark chocolate, which is usually highly processed, I can endorse 100% raw organic cacao nibs, made from crushed cocoa “beans.”  Full of antioxidants!  As Nell warns though, ‘Remember… we’re talking about the real deal, not an ultra processed, adulterated version of something that used to be healthy it its original form.’

I’m gonna buy some myself to see if I can get my chocolate fix from time to time.  Can’t wait to mix it into my frozen banana ice cream!  Here’s a link to Nell’s full article:

http://paleoista.com/news/paleo-chocolate-alkali/

Okay, I’m back.  You might be wondering what the difference is between cacao and cacoa, and cocoa, and cocao.  There is no difference, just a lot of misspelling.  Cacao beans are the raw form of chocolate.  Cacao nibs are crushed cacao beans, and cacao powder is pulverized cacao beans.  It is very bitter and NOT sweet at all!  The dark chocolate you’re used to is highly processed, and has sugar added.  Many people consider that stuff paleo, but I can’t bring myself to accept it, even as a mini-cheat.

So I bought a bag of 100% raw organic cacao nibs recently and gave them a try.  They smell like dark chocolate, and as you know, smell is a major part of taste!  So I mixed some into my frozen banana ice cream, and the smell, and crunch, reminded me completely of dark chocolate chips!  Like Nell assumed, my taste buds didn’t take long to adjust to the bitter flavor (as long as it was mixed with something sweet like banana).

Then I mixed the cacao nibs with some almond butter, and a drop of honey, and it tasted just like a dark chocolate peanut butter cup!  YUM!!!!  The math at that point was simple.  I used to go to Steve’s Ice Cream and get peanut butter cups mixed into my ice cream, and it was outrageous!  So I got rid of the honey, and mashed together frozen banana, cacao nibs, and almond butter.  Caveman Minions, I now present to you… Dark Chocolate Chip/Almond Butter Swirl!

I have had this every night for a week, and I’m totally addicted!  Be warned, the nibs are very bitter on their own, so it needs something sweet like bananas or honey.  But if you like dark chocolate, and haven’t had it in ages like me, you will go Ugga-Bugga for this!  Enjoy!

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The Paleo Education Never Ends!

Lots of people consider me a paleo expert.  But that doesn’t mean I can’t keep learning.  Last year I found out that vanilla bean isn’t a bean at all, it’s actually the seed of a fruit (and therefore paleo).  Today I found out from Nell Stephenson, The Paleoista, that cocoa beans aren’t beans either, they’re also the seeds of a fruit (she actually didn’t tell me that, I looked it up myself, but her latest article inspired me to do some research)!  So although I still cannot endorse dark chocolate, which is usually highly processed, I can endorse 100% raw organic cocoa nibs, made from crushed cocoa “beans.”  Full of antioxidants!  As Nell warns though, “Remember… we’re talking about the real deal, not an ultra processed, adulterated version of something that used to be healthy it its original form.”

I’m gonna buy some myself to see if I can get my chocolate fix from time to time.  Can’t wait to mix it into my frozen banana ice cream!  Here’s a link to Nell’s full article:

http://paleoista.com/news/paleo-chocolate-alkali/

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