Hi. I’m the Sophisticated Caveman, otherwise known as Brian Kavanagh.
I’m a creative professional with a special place in my heart for food- especially the tasty and nutritious kind that I can cook myself.
Passion for food is in my blood. Growing up, my grandfather (a former army cook) would express his love for us by the amount of food he could manage to stuff in our bellies. My mom seemed to inherit this family culinary love language. From an early age I found myself helping out in the kitchen, learning from her and later experimenting with my own recipes.
Unfortunately my love for food also had some negative consequences on my waistline. Through the years I struggled off and on with my weight, although I never really felt I was eating that poorly. I wasn’t consuming mountains of junk food, just plenty of “healthy” whole grains and pasta. Somehow no matter how much I starved myself or exercised to exertion, I simply couldn’t loose enough weight.
In 2012 something within me clicked. I stopped counting calories and fat content and began to look at the ingredients in my food and where it was coming from. Through my research I soon discovered the Paleo/primal movement and it was a revelation. With minimal effort I started to shed pound after pound and get in the best shape of my life.
While I don’t know if going Paleo is for everyone, I do believe that its core message – eat simple, clean, real food – is universal. With this creed always in mind, I try to keep things simple but with an added “touch of class.” I’m here to share what I have learned with others as I continue my journey towards becoming the most sophisticated of cavemen.