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Giveaway Time: BLiS Gourmet Goodies!

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Giveaway Time: BLiS Gourmet Goodies! by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

I turned 40 last month, and to celebrate my membership into the Old Farts Club, I’m offering a gift of BLiS Gourmet goodies to one lucky winner! (Not that 40 is old. It’s the new 20, right? And I’m still one day younger than Jimmy Fallon.)

Giveaway Time: BLiS Gourmet Goodies! by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

Like most of my favorite kitchen staples, BLiS Gourmet was introduced to me by my chef sister. Remember Fiona? Here we are in Yountville on my birthday:

Giveaway Time: BLiS Gourmet Goodies! by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

Fiona’s the trailblazer in our family, so it’s no surprise that she was the first to alert me to the existence of BLiS’s small batch bourbon barrel aged Red Boat Fish Sauce. Yes, you heard correctly: BOURBON BARREL AGED RED BOAT FISH SAUCE.

From BLiS’s website:

Made with Red Boat 40n, we have taken this premium fish sauce and enhanced its natural flavors through our proprietary aging process for 7 months. The end result is a fish sauce that imparts a subtle sweetness and smokiness not found in other fish sauces. Truly an original!

In OurDailyBrine.com’s taste test of 13 brands of fish sauce, they placed BLiS in “A Whole Different League.”

I sought it out immediately. 

Giveaway Time: BLiS Gourmet Goodies! by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

But I didn’t stop there. I sampled BLiS’s spice blends, flavored salts, maple syrup, and sherry vinegar, and I was hooked. Don’t just take my word for it—BLiS products are also Grant Achatz’s favorites, and that guy knows a thing a two about good food.

Bottom line: BLiS has some incredible stuff, and I can’t wait to share some of it with you. And while BLiS is providing the prize package for this giveaway, they aren’t paying me to say this—I just like to gush about products I love.

(Note: All of the stuff I’ve tried from BLiS helped elevate the flavors in my dishes, but not all BLiS’s offerings are Paleo-friendly. For example, the Santa Fe spice rub contains flour. Read your labels, folks.)

Here’s what’s in the prize package:

  • BLiS Elixir Extra Old Fine Solera Sherry Vinegar
  • BLiS Bourbon Barrel Aged Red Boat Fish Sauce
  • BLiS Moroccan Spice Rub
  • BLiS Tuscan Spice Rub
  • BLiS Natural Fleur de Sel 
  • BLiS Hardwood Smoked Fleur de Sel 
  • BLiS Bourbon Barrel Matured Pure Syrup
  • BLiS Tahitian Vanilla Infused Pure Maple Syrup
This kickass collection of BLiS Gourmet products is worth just a smidge under $180. Want to win all of it? Then click on this link or the picture below to get in on the giveaway:

Giveaway Time: BLiS Gourmet Goodies! by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

The deadline to enter is 8 p.m. Pacific time on Thursday, October 9th, so hurry up already. Good luck!


Looking for more recipes? Head on over to my Recipe Index! You’ll also find exclusive recipes on my iPad® app, and in my New York Times bestselling cookbook, Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans (Andrews McMeel 2013).

LunchBots Giveaway!

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**UPDATE on 9/16/14: The giveaway is OVAH! Congrats, Theresa!**

As you’ve probably spotted in my epic Paleo Lunchbox Roundup, there’s no shortage of ways to pack your LunchBots containers with healthy (and eye-catching!) awesomeness. I do it every morning—and if I can do it, so can you. Especially if you win your own giant set of LunchBots containers!

LunchBots Giveaway 2014 by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

Best of all, with so many LunchBots, you won’t need to wash your dirty containers for a few days. (I don’t like to waste water. I’m also lazy.)

LunchBots Giveaway 2014 by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

Here’s what’s in the prize package:

  • An adult-size Bento Uno!
  • An adult-size Bento Trio! 
  • A Classic Quad!
  • A Classic Duo!
  • A set of Dips condiment containers!
  • A cute Rounds container!
  • A small Thermal!
This amazing set of LunchBots is worth over $150. (Check ’em all out here!) Want to win all this stuff? If so, click on this link or the picture below to get in on the giveaway:

LunchBots Giveaway 2014 by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

The deadline to enter is 8 p.m. Pacific time on Tuesday, September 16th, so enter already. Good luck!


Looking for more recipes? Head on over to my Recipe Index! You’ll also find exclusive recipes on my iPad® app, and in my New York Times bestselling cookbook, Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans (Andrews McMeel 2013).

Spice Hound Giveaway

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Spice Hound Giveaway by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

**UPDATE on 7/27/14: The giveaway is OVER! Congrats to Chavy C.!**

Staying motivated in the kitchen ain’t always easy, but we all know that cooking our own meals is the best way to nourish ourselves and our families. The problem? WE’RE TIRED AND LAZY.

I’m right there with you. But here’s my secret to mouth-popping food: I keep a stash of delicious flavor boosters in my pantry. That way, when I’m too exhausted to cook anything complicated, I turn to a handful of dishes I can whip up on autopilot that still deliver big flavor. Example? Garbage Stir Fry!

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The key to amping up the flavors in even your simplest homemade concoctions is to use high quality spices, salts, and seasoning blends. I’ve tried a lot of spice blends on the market, and as longtime readers know, some of my favorites are from a local Bay Area company, Spice Hound. Years ago, I met the owner, Tammy Tan, when my nose (and my kids’ grabby hands) led me to her stand at the Palo Alto Farmers’ Market.

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After purchasing and trying a bunch of Tammy’s spice blends, I was hooked.

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You can smell the difference with Tammy’s spices as soon as you twist open the jars. Her blends and spices are incredibly fresh (unlike a lot of the spices in the supermarket that have been sitting on the shelves for who-knows-how-long), and go a long way towards enhancing the dishes I make. Spices and salts are Tammy’s passion, and she searches the ends of the earth to source the best ones available.

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Plus, Spice Hound grinds all the blends in house and just about all of ’em are Whole30-approved! At the moment, Spice Hound spices are only available online for shipment to the 50 states. (If you’re in the Bay Area, you can also pick them up in person at Spice Hound’s San Francisco brick and mortar store and at the Sunday Campbell and Palo Alto farmer’s markets.)

But thanks to Tammy’s generosity, everyone on the planet—not just us Americans—has a chance to try my favorite blends in this week’s giveaway!

What’s up for grabs? 

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Giveaway Time: Vitamix S30!

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**THE GIVEAWAY IS OVER! CONGRATS TO DANIELLA H.!**

I’m still recovering from my blink-and-you-missed-it trip to New York City. When I get a second, I’ll write about this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of partying at the 18th Annual Webby Awards with George Takei (okay, we were just in the same room). Plus, I got to do what I always do in NYC: eat my way through the city. But to be honest, I’m glad to be home. I’m thrilled to have this holiday weekend to make up for lost sleep and snuggles with my favorite guys.  

While I recharge, how ’bout I host another giveaway?

Giveaway Time: Vitamix S30 by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

Thanks to the fine folks at Vitamix, one lucky reader’s going to win a brand-new Vitamix S30 Blender—a $409 value!

I’ve been a loyal fan of Vitamix for years, and my trusty 5200 is still a workhorse in my kitchen. Still, I’d long eyed a more compact version of my super-powerful blender—one that takes up less storage space and can be used whenever I whip up small-volume recipes.

Giveaway Time: Vitamix S30 by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

Then, out of the blue, Vitamix contacted me a few months ago to test-drive its new personal-size blender, the S30—and as soon as I unboxed it, I knew I was in love. The S30 may be smaller, but it’s still crazy powerful. Plus, it comes with two blending containers: a 20-ounce double-insulated portable carafe and a 40-ounce unit, too.

Giveaway Time: Vitamix S30 by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

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Upcoming Book Signing At Hu Kitchen in NYC + A Giveaway!

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In less than two weeks, I’ll be bound for the Big Apple to receive our People’s Voice Webby Award! Thanks to those of you who voted for our iPad app, we managed to best Jamie Oliver(!) in the popular vote. (Don’t worry, Jamie fans—the Naked Chef still managed to pick up three Webby Awards!)

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NYC’s one of my favorite food cities in the world, so you can imagine how excited I am to return. This time, I’m definitely going to make it over to Hu Kitchen, Manhattan’s preeminent Paleo joint. Hu Kitchen serves up tasty, nourishing grub, and offers an incredible selection of grab-and-go options, too.

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I know: I’m late to the game. Henry’s already enjoyed meals at Hu Kitchen, a bunch of my pals have hosted book events there, and the place even has a gigantic sign outside that says “FOOD FOR HUMANS”—the same phrase I used for the subtitle of my cookbook. Honestly, I have no excuses for not visiting sooner…except for the fact that I live 3,000 miles away.

Now, with the Webby Awards ceremony around the corner, I finally have the perfect excuse to haul my butt over there. In fact, I’m excited to announce that my one and only New York City book event will be hosted at Hu Kitchen on Tuesday, May 20th at 7 pm!

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To date, I haven’t done any book signings on the East Coast, so I hope to see you at Hu Kitchen. Bring your books and/or buy them at the event, and I’ll happily scribble all over them. As an added bonus, I’ll be giving away stuff, including Nom Nom Paleo swag and a couple of Hamilton Beach slow cookers. Don’t miss out—the event is absolutely free of charge, but please RSVP by clicking here!

Not close enough to Hu Kitchen to come see me? Turn that frown upside-down, ’cause I have a thank-you giveaway that EVERYONE can enter. What’s up for grabs? Three lucky winners will receive a personalized Nom Nom Paleo prize package that includes a brand-spankin’ new copy of our cookbook, a limited edition Nom Nom Paleo action figure, a Nom Nom Paleo tote bag, and a pair of unisex Nom Nom Paleo knee socks. Anyone in the whole wide world can enter, and I’ll scrawl a personalized note in the book! (I’ll even force my kids to sign it!) Click the picture below to enter:

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The deadline to enter is 8 pm Pacific time on Wednesday, May 14th, so hop to it! Good luck—and I hope to thank you personally at Hu Kitchen in a couple of weeks!


Looking for recipes? Head on over to my Recipe Index! You’ll also find exclusive recipes on my iPad® app, and in my New York Times bestselling cookbook, Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans (Andrews McMeel 2013).