Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans (Hardcover)

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Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans (Hardcover)

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A Paleo cookbook that is VERY worth the read even if you don't lead a paleo lifestyle. The recipes are straight forward and DELICIOUS! The photography is great (good enough to eat!) and Michelle's dialogue will make you feel like she's in the kitchen with you!

Do NOT miss the Sow Cooker Kalua Pig, page 234...four ingredients + 16 hours = melt in your mouth nirvana!

— From Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans

By the #1 and critically-acclaimed Paleo food blogger, Nom Nom Paleo features over 100 flavor-packed, nutrient-dense recipes using real, whole ingredients for foodies, fitness buffs, and families, presented in a fun, fresh style complete with awesome cartoons and tons of 4-color photography. 

A New York Times cookbook best-seller.

Nom Nom Paleo is a visual feast, crackling with humor and packed with stunningly photographed step-by-step recipes free of gluten, soy, and added sugar. Designed to inspire the whole family to chow down on healthy, home-cooked meals, this cookbook compiles over 100 foolproof paleo recipes that demonstrate how fun and flavorful cooking with wholesome ingredients can be. And did we mention the cartoons?

Nom Nom Paleo kicks off with a fresh introduction to Paleo eating, taking readers on a guided tour of author Michelle Tam's real-food strategies for stocking the kitchen, saving time, and maximizing flavors while maintaining a Paleo lifestyle. Also, sprinkled throughout the book are enlightening features on feeding kids, packing nutritious lunches, boosting umami, and much more.
  • The heart of this book are Michelle's award-winning primal Paleo recipes, 50 percent of which are brand-new --- even to diehard fans who own her bestselling iPad cookbook app.
  • Readers can start by marrying their favorite ingredients with building blocks like Sriracha Mayonnaise, Louisiana Remoulade, and the infamous Magic Mushroom Powder.
  • These basic recipes lay the foundation for many of the fabulous delights in the rest of the book including Eggplant "Ricotta" Stacks, Crab Louie, and Devils on Horseback.

There's something for everyone in this cookbook, from small bites like Apple Chips and Kabalagala (Ugandan plantain fritters) to family-sized platters of Coconut Pineapple "Rice" and Siu Yoke (crispy roast pork belly). Crave exotic spices? You won't be able to resist the fragrant aromas of Fast Pho or Mulligatawny Soup. In the mood for down-home comforts? Make some Yankee Pot Roast or Chicken Nuggets drizzled with Lemon Honey Sauce. When a quick weeknight meal is in order, Nom Nom Paleo can show you how to make Crispy Smashed Chicken or Whole-Roasted Branzini in less than 30 minutes. And for a cold treat on a hot day, nothing beats Paleo-diet-friendly Mocha Popsicles or a two-minute Strawberry Banana Ice Cream.

Eating healthy doesn't mean sacrificing flavor. This book gives you "Paleo with personality," and will make you excited to play in the kitchen again.
Michelle Tam and Henry Fong are the James Beard Award nominated creators of Nom Nom Paleo, the critically acclaimed website and award-winning cooking app. Their first two cookbooks, Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans and Ready or Not! were both New York Times bestsellers.
Dubbed “the Martha Stewart of Paleo” by the New York Times and CBS News, Michelle is the food nerd behind Nom Nom Paleo’s recipes and personality. She has a degree in nutrition and food science from the University of California, Berkeley, and earned her doctorate in pharmacy from the University of California, San Francisco. For over a dozen years, she worked the graveyard shift at Stanford Hospital and Clinics as a night pharmacist.
Henry is a lawyer by day but moonlights as the photographer, illustrator, and designer of the Nom Nom Paleo cookbooks, blog, and app. Henry is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, and Yale Law School.
Michelle, Henry, and their sons Owen and Oliver split their time between Palo Alto, California, and Portland, Oregon.

Michelle Tam and Henry Fong are the James Beard Award nominated creators of Nom Nom Paleo, the critically acclaimed website and award-winning cooking app. Their first two cookbooks, Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans and Ready or Not! were both New York Times bestsellers.
Dubbed “the Martha Stewart of Paleo” by the New York Times and CBS News, Michelle is the food nerd behind Nom Nom Paleo’s recipes and personality. She has a degree in nutrition and food science from the University of California, Berkeley, and earned her doctorate in pharmacy from the University of California, San Francisco. For over a dozen years, she worked the graveyard shift at Stanford Hospital and Clinics as a night pharmacist.
Henry is a lawyer by day but moonlights as the photographer, illustrator, and designer of the Nom Nom Paleo cookbooks, blog, and app. Henry is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, and Yale Law School.
Michelle, Henry, and their sons Owen and Oliver split their time between Palo Alto, California, and Portland, Oregon.
Product Details ISBN: 9781449450335
ISBN-10: 1449450334
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Publication Date: December 17th, 2013
Pages: 288
Language: English
Series: Nom Nom Paleo
"Nom Nom Paleo Food for Humans clearly describes what the Paleo diet is all about and why it makes sense. As a cook who embraces all diets, and therefore no particular diet beyond fresh cooked food, I love this book for its sound techniques, flavorful pairings, and innovative dishes. There’s also a contagious joyousness about the way Michelle presents food that makes you want to cook along with her. I want to cook Paleo because she makes it look so fun!" (Michael Ruhlman, James Beard Award-winning author of numerous books about food and cooking)

"You can tell from the title that these authors like to nosh, and know how to have fun while they’re at it. This is a delightful read-playful, irreverent, fun-from beginning to end, with easy-to-follow recipes that will inspire anyone wanting to eat a more healthy diet. Thank you, Michelle and Henry, for showing us that eating Paleo doesn’t have to mean eating steak and broccoli every day!" (Elise Bauer, award-winning creator of SimplyRecipes.com)

"...Nom Nom Paleo has made a tremendous splash in the Paleo diet scene, as well as among anyone interested in eating less processed food." (Alison Spiegel, Huffington Post)

"The new cookbook...has one of the best ways of adding umami to foods I've ever encountered...authors Michelle Tam and Henry Fong have given everyone a gift with their recipe for Magic Mushroom Powder." (Grant Butler, The Oregonian)

"This collection of recipes is a bit like the Wild West—the ideas are scattershot but oddly provocative."

"I do appreciate cooks who are able to plunge headfirst into the culinary unknown." (Christopher Kimball, Wall Street Journal)

"I don’t care if you’re a discriminating foodie or a picky tot: If you’re a human who eats food, you need this book. Nom Nom Paleo’s lip-smacking recipes, zany humor, and eye-popping style will prove to you that Paleo won’t just make you look, feel, and perform better - you’ll eat better, too." (Robb Wolf, New York Times bestselling author The Paleo Solution)

"In the playful book, brimming with lighthearted humor and comics, Tam and Fong offer insight into the Paleo lifestyle, reveal tips on how to get started, and share a plethora of tasty, and Paleo-approved recipes." (Lauren Rubin, Relish)

“Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans” (Andrews McMeel, $35), an accessible, adorably illustrated guide to eating Paleo, with his wife, Michelle Tam. (Vicki Hyman, New Jersey Star-Ledger)

"Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans is a cookbook that is JUST PLAIN FUN-It’s packed with creative cartoon graphics, tasty food photos, and yummy recipes that appeal not only to committed Paleo dieters, but to anyone who loves good food." (Bruce Aidells, IACP Award-winning author The Great Meat Cookbook)

"What’s for dinner?” is no longer a stress-inducing conundrum, as Nom Nom Paleo proves that cooking for your family can be easy, healthy, and fun. Featuring delicious recipes and lots of kitchen self-help, this book details step-by-step instructions perfect for the stovetop-challenged, and enough variations to inspire the budding chef. And the photos...oh, the PHOTOS! Worthy of their very own coffee table, the pictures and original illustrations make this unique cookbook perfect for the visual learner." (Melissa Hartwig, New York Times bestselling author It Starts with Food)