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Review (and a Giveaway): Nom Nom Paleo – Food for Humans


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Jan 13, 2024
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Update: Congratulations to Christopher S., who won the giveaway!

A while back, I made the decision that I wasn’t going write single book reviews, and instead write book review roundups (check out my Summer and Fall roundups). But then I had a look at Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans, which came out on Tuesday. Here’s the deal: it’s so good that writing anything other than a single book review doesn’t do this piece of art justice. Don’t even read this review, just go buy the book. Not convinced? Well, then keep reading.

The book features over 100 recipes, half of which aren’t on their website or iPad app. It’s teeming with humor and love from Michelle, beautifully illustrated by Henry, and tailored for those who appreciate good food but don’t appreciate extended cooking times. The book focuses on fresh ingredients and simple preparations, but with surprising variety and depth of flavor. Some of the recipes are fairly challenging, but Michelle walks you through each step with ease. We’ve been cooking some of these recipes for years now and they never disappoint. This book is a best-of collection.


One of my favorite parts about this book is that it’s super light on desserts, and has only one (count it, one!) baked treat. It’s chock-full of vegetable and seafood recipes, both of which are woefully underrepresented in the Paleo community. Beyond the recipes, the book is a heartwarming tale of a family that seems incapable of doing anything but be creative and have fun, with little illustrations and jokes spread throughout the whole thing.

Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans is out in all major bookstores in hardcover, and on Kindle, iBooks, and Google Play. They’re also offering a 50-page preview of the book here if you’re interested. Seriously, get it.

I’m so convinced that you’ll love this book that I’m going to buy a copy of the book and ship it to one of you. Just leave a comment on the bottom this post and I’ll send it to the winner via Amazon. I’ll pick the winner Friday, December 20th 2013, at 11:59pm (EST) and email the winner immediately thereafter. With any luck, you’ll get it before Christmas! Giveaway limited to US and Canadian residents (I’m not made of money!).
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