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 Tortoni!

For my family growing up in Brooklyn, dessert in an Italian restaurant always meant Tortoni!  Tortoni is an ice cream dish, mixed with some fruit (usually maraschino cherries), and topped with toasted almonds.  It’s incredibly simple to make a paleo version of this delish dish!

All Ingredients, All Organic All the Time:

1 frozen banana (1 serving)
About 6 frozen grapes (or whatever fruit you prefer, I like grapes)
Almond Meal (just ground up almonds, also known as almond flour) 

Toast the almonds first for extra flavor, but I was a lazy bastard when I made this, and it still tasted great!

Thaw the frozen fruit for 5-10 minutes, then whip up the banana in the food processor until creamy (a few seconds).  Then add the other fruit and pulse until you reach your desired size pieces.  Serve and top with the crushed almonds.  That’s it!

Here’s a serving suggestion of how it usually looks:

And here’s one where you can see the ice cream:

Either way, it’s really friggin’ delicious!  Leave the fruit out to make a paleo ice cream dish that tastes like a toasted almond bar (the kind I loved from the Good Humor truck when it came down my block in the summertime).  This is a dessert not just for cavemen, but for anyone who’s lactose intolerant, but still wants to enjoy a healthy ice cream substitute.  I have plenty of paleo ice cream flavors to choose from on my RECIPES page, so check them out for ideas.  Enjoy!  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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