To say that I am obsessed with the new cookbook, Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans, would be an understatement. I have read it cover to cover. I honestly have so little time to read lately, but I just couldn’t put it down. If I didn’t have a blog to write, I might consider taking a break from developing recipes and just cooking from this book every night!
The recipes are hands down, amazing. We have loved every single one that we’ve tried. So far we have made: Slow Cooker Korean Short Ribs, Slow Cooker Chicken + Gravy, Peruvian Roast Chicken and Aji Verde Chili Sauce (we poured that chili sauce on everything for the rest of the week…. sooo good!), Kabocha Wedges and Asian Cauliflower Fried Rice.
Here are a couple of photos of recipes we made recently…
I even started making ghee, the Nom Nom way, instead of my mom’s way. Sorry mom! Well, to my mom’s credit, she makes clarified butter, not exactly ghee. But, Nom Nom’s ghee recipe delivers a deliciously creamy, nutty result. It’s now my go-to!
The skill level seems to range from simple to intermediate. There are some recipes that you can whip up for a weeknight meal and many others that you can impress dinner guests with.
Many of the recipes are ethnic-inspired and they all burst with flavor. I was thrilled to see a recipe from my own background included too, Kabob Koobideh. I haven’t tried it yet, but by reading the ingredients list, I can tell you it is authentic. It evens calls for sumac. Sumac is a spice that Armenians and Persians always serve along with kebobs. It has an interesting tart and tangy flavor.
Equally as fun as the recipes, is the rest of the content. Indyanna is particularly fond of flipping through the book and finding photos of O’s!
Michelle and Henry are true foodies, flying to places like Chicago to dine at 3 Michelin star restaurant, Alinea. But, they don’t share these experiences in the book to sound pretentious or snobby. Actually, quite the opposite, they are super relatable. When reading this book, it feels like you are hanging out with Michelle and her family learning directly from them about how to eat like a real-food-foodie! They get you excited about cooking!
I almost forgot to mention… just like Michelle’s blog, the book has tons of beautiful pictures that show step by step tutorials for each recipe.
If you have a love for cooking and cookbooks, you NEED this book on your shelf! This book would also make a perfect gift for any foodie you know, regardless of their day to day dietary choices. They probably wouldn’t even notice that it was a Paleo cookbook. It is just a book full of amazing recipes, using whole, unprocessed ingredients.
If you couldn’t tell by reading my post, I highly recommend this book. Click here to order your copy asap!