After the great response from last week’s book review I thought I would do a second book review! This is one cookbook I have been meaning to write about, but I was too busy cooking my way through the book! The book is Nom Nom Paleo by Michelle Tam, the prolific writer/recipe maven of the blog by the same name.
Honestly I don’t know what has kept me from reviewing this sooner! But after I reviewed 100 Days of Real Food last week I was trying to see if I had any other books people might want to hear about. The first that came to mind was Nom Nom Paleo.
So lets get to it, what do I think of the book? Well to start things off with the big picture: I love the book. As a recipe developer I don’t cook out of a lot of cookbooks. To be honest, it’s a straight up pain in the you know what to lug a big book into the kitchen and keep referring back to it over and over. The book keeps closing, I lose my place and skip a line of instructions! It’s like clockwork! But with simple ingredients (that I believe in) it was hard to mess up the recipes in Nom Nom Paleo. I had never tried to make homemade mayo before. Now I have with 100% success! Do you know how often people fail at making their own mayo? She even includes 2 different ways to make it! It’s a dedication to her followers and readers to share variations of some many recipes!
Another great part about the book? The lack of treat recipes. I know treat recipes are popular, I have a pinterest account after all 🙂 But what I really want is new and interesting ways to use staple ingredients like eggs, ground meat and veggies. Michelle delivers great dishes that I have made for my family on week night dinners with new flavor combinations that everyone has loved.
An important note: don’t be put off if you are not “paleo”. Neither am I! But I love the recipes in the book anyway, and don’t miss the grains or dairy! Which is saying a lot, because cheese is pretty high up on my list of favorite foods!
Who is this book for?
- People who are looking for real food recipes they can make pretty easily. I would say the cooking level for most recipes is a hair past basic, and a confident beginner could do most if not all, of the recipes.
- People who are tired of the eating chicken or beef prepared the same few ways over and over with a side of steamed veggies. Take your plate and palate to a whole new level with a few fun ingredients mixed with real food staples. You will for sure come out with some new staple recipes to make again and again.
- People looking for really clean recipes. All of the recipes are Paleo, so no dairy, grains or processed foods. But Michelle also takes it a step further to exclude even real sweeteners from just about every recipe.
- Families transitioning kids to real food or paleo diet. Michelle has two boys of her own who are featured prominently throughout the book. She gives a lot of practical advise about what has worked, what her kids have loved and what they didn’t.
- People who hate losing their place, it comes with a built in bookmark!
I highly, HIGHLY recommend this book to everyone who needs a little more flavor in the kitchen. This is not a book just for paleo people, it is a true real food resource that anyone can cook from!
The recipes are not difficult and very flavorful. Weird ingredients that you would need to buy online are rare, especially if you have a Whole Foods or other natural food store near you. Check out the glowing reviews on Amazon!
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