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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jermyspermy asked: So at my dillons they have their organic store brand, simply organic, and I buy most things from there and I saw today that they have USDA organic "vegetarian" fed beef I know this isn't the same as grass fed but would you say it's a good alternative until I can buy grass fed?

Personally I would not say it’s a good alternative for several reasons.  First, because even though the feed is organic, all that means is the cows are fed organic soy and organic corn.  Cows aren’t meant to eat that.  They’re supposed to eat grass, period.  Maybe a wild flower or two.  If they were supposed to eat corn, their necks would have evolved over time to be long and able to reach up high.  Instead, they’re designed to reach down for grazing purposes.

Also, the label saying “vegetarian” feed is just a marketing ploy.  What do they usually put in their feed, meat?  Of course it’s vegetarian, but they make it as if the word itself indicates this is health food!

But mostly I don’t think it’s a good alternative because you CAN buy grass fed beef, right now, online!  In today’s world you no longer need to have a farmers market or supermarket nearby to sell you wild game or grass fed beef, just order it and they ship right to your door, you lazy bastard!

I recommend Topline Foods, which I just did a review for, and it’s a top notch company.  They gave all my readers a coupon last time, and I have a new one for you now too!  It comes in the box with your first shipment, and it’s part of their Referral Rewards Program.  You enter the coupon code HookMeUp when you check out, and you get $10 bucks off!  Then when they ask “How did you find us,” you put in my name and maybe email address (jeff@thestoop.tv), and I get $10 off too!  Captain Caveman needs to save money too, you think grass fed beef grows on trees?!  And their prices are pretty competitive, so the $10 takes care of any shipping costs.  So enjoy your grass-fed beef NOW, and hook a caveman up at the same time!  Thanks!

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Marinated Golden Beets!

My buddy and master photographer, Lorenzo, who happens to do crossfit here in Los Angeles, brought this new concoction to the beach.  All organic!  Raw golden beets sliced thin with a mandolin slicer, marinated and chilled overnight in olive oil, lemon juice, cayenne pepper, and a pinch of sea salt.  I don’t use salt, so when I made them yesterday, I swapped the salt out for some dill and oregano.  It’s so refreshing!  A wonderful snack or side dish on a hot summer day.  A group of us devoured them at the beach on Saturday!  Perfect for Raw Diet enthusiasts and Vegans.

In appreciation of showing me this delicious new dish, and for only putting in a pinch of sea salt because he knew I’d be eating them and didn’t want to blow away my salt-free palate, here’s a free plug for Lorenzo’s photography.  Everyone I know in LA uses him for professional headshots.  Here’s one of me he took while we were just hanging out in a park, and it’s so good, sometimes I use it as a professional headshot too!  Lol.

Photography By Lorenzo
www.headshotsbylorenzo.com

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Paleo Thai Noodle Salad

Very similar to my Thai “No Peanut” Noodles.  All organic, gluten-free, salt-free, vegan, and except for a slight sauté on the zucchini noodles to soften them up, completely raw!

zucchini noodles
garlic
ginger
almond butter
lime juice
brewed black tea
cilantro
jalapeño 
red & green bell pepper
celery
red onion
cucumber 
carrots 

Diced up all the veggies and herbs in the food processor, and made some zucchini noodles with my fake Spirooli.  Tossed all the ingredients together until mixed well, and chilled until ready to eat.  Makes a great side dish or small meal in this insane summer heat we’ve been having.

No links today to past recipes (or explanations of fake Spiroolis) because my Recipes Page and Archives are coming down for a while.  Can a cookbook be on the horizon?  Stay tuned Cave-fans.

EDIT: Recipes Page and Archives have been restored!  Stay tuned for some book news soon!

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Eggplant Steaks!

Perfect for vegans, vegetarians, and cavemen of all ages!  I prepared it exactly the way I would a steak, a sprinkling of Holy Trinity (black pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder), and then pan fried with olive oil in a cast iron skillet, only flipping once and letting each side caramelize.  I cut it thick too, like a ribeye!  This was an Italian eggplant, much larger than the Japanese variety.  When I saw a round one the size of a volleyball at the farmers market, I had this idea.  All ingredients, all organic, all the time!

I served it with a dollop of chunky style marinara sauce, but in retrospect, I should have put the sauce on the bottom, and then served the eggplant steak on top, for a bolder presentation, but I’m a caveman, not a photographer, so go Ugga-Bugga yourself!

The marinara has fresh basil in it too, as you can see!  I think I’ll make another eggplant steak tonight topped with guacamole!

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Shattering The Meat Myth: Humans Are Natural Vegetarians

primalpalette:

Worth some lively debate from the paleos and primals?

I’m a paleo follower and I don’t disagree with the article. I think we do eat way too much meat and animal products, they create acid in an otherwise alkaline body. But even chimps eat termites, so I believe we are indeed omnivores. Chances are the caveman only scavenged for meat, but a 70/30 percent alkaline to acid ratio is extremely healthy (assuming you’re eating real organic food, no dairy, grains, legumes, potatoes, added salt, refined sugar, or processed food; aka Paleo).

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