Cookbook Review: Nom Nom Paleo

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I spent the holiday weekend drooling over the recipes in Michelle Tam’s Nom Nom Paleo cookbook.

I picked up a wonderful cookbook – Michelle Tam’s Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans. It’s been out since 2013 but it is still one of the most creative cookbooks I’ve come across. And it is a fun read…how many cookbooks can you say that about?

I’m a big fan of Tan’s blog (same name as the book). If you are looking for healthy recipes and cooking inspiration, you need to check out her site.

Like her blog, the book includes recipes and cooking tips that are easy to follow. The combination of her witty prose, awesome cartoons and wonderful photography (by her husband) depict her love of real food, kitchen gadgets, and cooking.

You can’t read this book and not want to have fun in the kitchen. Regardless of your diet of choice she inspires you to turn away from the processed crap. Read More


Praise The Lard: Beyond Bacon Review

An amazing Paleo cookbook that convinced us to buy and cook all parts of a pig. Yep, we're going whole hog! One of the best (and prettiest) cookbooks you'll find.

An amazing Paleo cookbook that convinced us to buy and cook all parts of a pig. Yep, we’re going whole hog! One of the best (and prettiest) cookbooks you’ll find.

About 15 months ago my husband and I purchased a large chest freezer and headed out to the Virginia countryside to a local farm where we purchased a grass-fed cow. Actually, we ordered a quarter of a pastured cow. That lasted us for more than 12 months. Now we are considering our next move, and we’ve been seriously thinking about pig. Yep, a whole frickin’ pig.

We love bacon…I mean pork. But my experience with cooking pork is limited to bacon, sausage, bacon-flavored bacon, Canadian bacon, pork chops, and of course bacon.

When it comes to pork, my cooking skills are seriously lacking. Read More