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Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans

4.31  ·  Rating details ·  5,754 ratings  ·  242 reviews
By the creators of the critically-acclaimed leading Paleo food blog, 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. Nom Nom Paleo is a visual feast, crackling with humor and pa ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published December 17th 2013 by Andrews McMeel Publishing
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Elyse  Walters
Feb 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A cook book with a sense of humor!

Laugh -cook -eat! --
Jan 27, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: cookbooks-health
Michelle makes cooking fun with this cookbook. Cartoons and diagrams for illustrating. Easy to follow instructions. I've been waiting on this one for awhile. She brings Umami to every meal. I highly recommend this cookbook. I was not disappointed.
I don't follow a paleo diet but a close friend of mine does and he loves it! Other than hearing it referred to as the “caveman diet”, I don't know a whole lot about it. This is exactly why I took advantage of the opportunity to read Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans. Food blogger, cookbook author, family chef (and former pharmacist): Michelle Tam provides an educational introduction for newbies about the what and why of paleo, along with 153 doable recipes that follow the paleo guidelines. Foods ar ...more
Suzanne Barrett
Mar 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Having switched to a primal/paleo lifestyle in 2012, I’m always looking for cookbooks that sup-port this eating plan and quite frankly, some have been better than others. After a family member recommended Nom Nom Paleo, I decided to visit author and food blogger Michelle tam’s web-site to check for myself. After reading her candid and often humorous blog and trying a couple of the recipes, I ordered her book from the publisher.

Was I in for a surprise! This is one of the coolest paleo books out t
Dec 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
It's quirky and fun. Full of real information without being too heady. Would be great for a beginning cook or someone with seasoned skills. She breaks it down for you and gives you real life. Photography and stories are great. I have never made a Nom Nom recipe that I didn't like... always packed with flavor. Even if you are not in need of a dairy or wheat free cook book... or have no intention to jump on the Paleo wagon this book is still a MUST have. I cannot wait to make my way through the re ...more
Dec 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is my new favorite cookbook. The graphics, photography, and organization make the book beautiful, entertaining, and easy to read. The authors, as on their blog, have a trustworthy yet down-to-earth writing style. Their humor keeps the tone light and healthy because - as you fellow real fooders know - preparing 21 meals a week is a lot of work!

The book begins with an introduction to paleo eating, including the author's personal story and lists for stocking your kitchen. I love that the autho
Dec 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is the first cookbook I have read cover to cover in one sitting. It is a quirky, funny, informative cookbook on eating Paleo. Although I don't plan on "going Paleo" any time soon, I am totally making my own mayo and kick ass bone broth!
Nov 19, 2014 rated it did not like it
I want to write "judgy" in italics.
Justine L
Nov 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I'm the type of person who will repeatedly buy fresh produce and protein in a spurt of optimism, only to let them decay quietly in the fridge as my good intentions fade away. This cookbook has really helped me to get over this fatal flaw :) Every recipe I've made from Food for Humans has been a hit, which keeps me coming back to try more!

I've recently returned to the Paleo lifestyle to support my husband, who is trying to commit to it for the first time, and seeing significant improvements to hi
Aug 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Having an allergy to soy, to most dairy by extension, and un-pinpointed issues with wheat/gluten type grains, I find paleo a very useful trend. was a site I ran across a couple years ago after my diagnosis and I've been following it ever since, so I'm familiar with the look and feel of Tam's writing style, which is both casual and generally informative; the kind of writing where I enjoy reading the latest post even if the recipe doesn't appeal to me. Still, I mostly use the inter ...more
Am Y
Jan 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
1) Easy to follow - Step by step pictures, detailed descriptions and/or explanations; makes the entire cooking process very easy.

2) Many 1-step recipes - E.g. Ghee-coated kale/mushroom chips: just put them in the oven and you're done!

3) Inspirational - I was struck by many how 'bout I do that to so-and-so food item moments while reading this.

4) Some neat and novel ideas - E.g. Dicing mushrooms releases their aroma! Who'd have thought! And zucchini noodles - really?! Have to try sometime! Many mo
Nov 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Great recipes! Great intro to paleo with delicious recipes & pictures to prove it! I'm vegan but my husband isn't so this book was great for both of us! ...more
Oct 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction, food
I've been reading this at breakfast, which is a good time to look at pretty food pictures. I like the wit and the pictures, and I'm not doing paleo, I just like food. My main annoyance is the number of gadgets she uses, which makes some of it hard to execute.

I'm definitely interested in some of the seasoning and recipes. I'll come back to this book because the recipes look tasty (I haven't had the opportunity to cook them yet).
Sara (Sjthroughthelookingglass)
Nov 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cookbooks
This cookbook provided unique flavors and new dishes to try. The format is creative and interesting if you are reading it as a book, but when cooking I find the formatting lengthy...if that makes sense.
Jan 28, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: cookbook
This is a book formatted for fun. Very visually appealing. I have tried one or two recipes from this book. They were good. Lots of Asian dishes which is great, but I need some variety.
Feb 23, 2018 rated it liked it
I made one recipe out of the books that I liked, but I really can’t see myself making a lot more. They look good and the photos in the book are great. Good instructions.
Jennifer Ochoa
Dec 30, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2014
This is a good beginner cookbook for those interested in the Paleo diet. It is a fun read with beautiful photography. If you expect challenging recipes or recipes that aren't already on the Nom Nom Paleo blog, you will be disappointed.

One big gripe (and a reason for 3 stars instead of 4) is that there is no calculated nutritional content. It's a terrible oversight, considering that nutritional content would take the writer very little time to calculate so that the readers do not have to. It's a
Mar 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: food-drink
A really great cookbook with delicious recipes, and easy to learn but necessary advanced kitchen skills. I love the spectrum of food you get with Michelle- Thai, Korean, French, Italian. It also shows you how great cooking with fresh foods can be (even if you aren't paleo, or refuse to pay for grassfed beef, there are good healthy recipes in here!), and her introduction on kitchen and weekly planning makes it all relatively easy.

My only beef (haha) is that on the kindle there is no recipe table
Jan 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Ever since I was officially diagnosed with celiac disease, started cross-fit training, and generally had to do a lifestyle overhaul, Michelle Tam's blog and now her amazing cookbook and iPad app, have been by my side. She's my go to gal for all things Paleo. She makes cooking fun and shows that it doesn't have to be very time consuming at all. Her recipes are easy to follow, look amazing, and taste delicious. I have even surprised guests. Don't take my word for it though, check it out for yourse ...more
Miss Susan
Oct 23, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: poc-author, cookbooks
michelle tam obviously has a lot more money than i do but the food here does look really good! I am not in a position where buying things like fresh living mussels is an option for me so i probably won't be making much of it. i did like the comics and photography though. also i tried her carrot cardamom soup recipe and it was pretty good! added rice to it because i don't actually follow a paleo diet and i like being full at the end of my meals

3 stars
I absolutely loved this book! Not so much for the recipes (but these are very good as well) but the humour in which Michelle writes about the everyday hurdles we face trying to feed our family "healthy". Her accounts had me laughing out loud. So we are not the only disfunctionial family at mealtimes. I actually forgot at times that it was a recipe book I was reading.
Jul 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I have pre ordered this book and can't wait till December! I just got the 80 page preview and I am so excited to get started with some of the recipes. The photos are fantastic, the cartoons are fun, and the food all looks yummy enough to eat right off the page!

December needs to get here soon!
Aug 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: food, cookbooks, favorites
A substantial hardcover volume with heavy pages and incredibly gorgeous photographs, this cookbook makes you want to get up off the couch RIGHTNOW and make one of the enticing recipes inside. Buy this book if you love food.
Sarah Guyette
Mar 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I want to make every single thing in this book! I wish I weren't so lazy about cooking complicated food right now. Not everything is complicated, but some of the recipes have huge lists of ingredients. I can't wait to eat all this stuff. nom nom
Nov 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is a fun book, explaining the Paleo lifestyle and including easy recipes with all the tools you'll need for a Paleo kitchen. Although I'm not quite ready to go "full Paleo", I appreciate all the health benefits and love the delicious meals.
Dec 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
Only 4 stars because I haven't made anything from it yet. But read it from cover to cover and everything looks delish!
May 25, 2015 rated it it was ok
I cynic at this book. Cynic is now a verb. I'm sure the recipes are wonderful, but I am way too picky an eater for any of the suggestions to appeal to me...
Marissa (Rae Gun Ramblings)
Mar 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I was drooling while reading through this. ANd yes I did totally read a cookbook. I love her personality and writing style. The recipes sound and look delicious.
I can read
May 09, 2017 rated it did not like it
“In Cantonese – my parents’ native tongue – my mother, father, sister, and I can all be described as ‘wai sek’: we live to eat” (page 5).

Ms. Michelle Tam euphemistically translates "wai sek" to mean "live to eat", but a more accurate translation would be gluttony. The term "wai sek" perfectly describes what is wrong with the modern western diet: from the foodie who seeks out the gourmet experiences from various cultures to the junk food junkie who partakes in readily available fat-laden meals, t
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New York Times bestselling cookbook author Michelle Tam is the critically acclaimed co-creator of Nom Nom Paleo, the Saveur Best Food Blog Award winning website and Webby Award winning cooking app. Her debut cookbook, Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans, was nominated for a James Beard Foundation Award, and her eagerly-anticipated second cookbook, Ready or Not!, hits bookstores this August.

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