We’re so excited to announce our newest cookbook, Nom Nom Paleo: Let’s Go! Our long-awaited third cookbook contains 140 paleo recipes, including a treasure trove of delicious and simple keto-friendly, Whole30-compatible, Instant Pot, and plant-based dishes!

Introducing Nom Nom Paleo: Let’s Go!

I’ve been dying to spill the beans on our not-so-secret project, and today’s finally the day!

Our third—and possibly final—cookbook, Nom Nom Paleo: Let’s Go!, drops on January 18, 2022 and you can preorder it NOW!

Order a copy (or three!) of Nom Nom Paleo: Let’s Go! wherever books are sold, and it’ll be in your hands in time for Christmas!

Every time we release a new book, I think to myself, “this is my best one yet!” (so humble, right?), and Nom Nom Paleo: Let’s Go! is no exception; loaded with global flavors and easy-to-follow instructions, the recipes in this book are among my all-time favorites. No matter your cooking experience level, you’ll find indispensable fool-proof recipes that’ll delight your tastebuds!

Don’t believe me? Then listen to Mindy Kaling!

Quote from Mindy Kaling that reads: "Finally, a cookbook full of delicious, healthy recipes for someone like me: a woman who has no time, several picky children, and a limited ability to cook!"

Complete the Nom Nom Paleo Cookbook Trilogy!

Nom Nom Paleo: Let’s Go! is a follow up to our first two New York Times bestselling cookbooks, Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans and Ready or Not!. If you’re a fan of our first two cookbooks, I know you’ll love this one as well. (Maybe even more!)

Photo of the 3 Nom Nom Paleo cookbooks: Food for Humans, Ready or Not!, and Let's Go!

By now, you all know that I don’t mess around when it comes to my cookbook recipes. It took me years of recipe testing and tweaking to deliver this mouthwatering collection of fool-proof, crazy-delicious dishes. And as you know, my husband Henry and I work as a team—I do the cooking and writing while Henry does the photography, book design, and cartooning. Not surprisingly, our cookbooks take A LOT of time (it’s been almost 4 years since the last one!) because we DO ALL THE THINGS, but we think the results are worth the wait.

A 2-page spread from Nom Nom Paleo: Let's Go! showing the recipe for Shoyu Ramen

Like our previous cookbooks, Nom Nom Paleo: Let’s Go! is a visual feast of step-by-step photos, fun cartoons, and cheeky humor. It’s a collection of internationally-inspired, umami-packed dishes that just so happen to also be grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free.

What’s the theme of Nom Nom Paleo: Let’s Go!?

One of the most common questions I get about Nom Nom Paleo: Let’s Go! is “what’s the theme or ‘hook’ for this cookbook”?

In all honesty, there is no single catch-all theme this time around—this book is just a deliciously authentic snapshot of the globally-inspired dishes I love to eat right now.

Collage of images from Nom Nom Paleo: Let's Go, including photos of Chicken Karaage, Avocado Sashimi, Albondigas Soup, Hand Pies, Shoyu Ramen, Salmon Nicoise Salad, Cantonese Pipa Duck, Paleo Sandwich B read, Cherry Clafoutis, Cream Puffs, Dan Tat, and Coconut Almond Jelly

That said, because we completed the cookbook during a momentous year in which we all lived through a LOT—most notably a worldwide pandemic and a renewed focus on racial injustice—I wanted this book to serve as both a reflection of the comforting dishes we savored while in quarantine and a celebration of the immigrant food cultures from my childhood growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area.

A year spent in quarantine taxed us all both physically and mentally, so with that in mind, I worked to create fast, easy, and comforting recipes to combat kitchen fatigue and uplift our spirits, such as Sheet Pan Italian Chicken and Singapore Noodles.

A 2-page spread from Nom Nom Paleo: Let's Go! showing the recipe for Singapore Noodles

I also included fancier, more complicated fare for those occasions when we just want to lose ourselves in the cooking process, like Shoyu Ramen and Cantonese Pipa Duck. And to perk up our palates, I created some indispensable flavor boosters like Nom Nom Chili Crisp and Umami Stir-Fry Powder (a Cantonese-spin on my Magic Mushroom Powder). Add these magical enhancers to literally any combination of protein and veggies and you’ve got yourself a winning dish in minutes!

Quote from Gregory Gourdet: "Michelle and Henry have done it again! Tapping into their heritage and some of our favorite global flavors, these dishes are packed with savory fun!"

What’s in the book? How’s it organized?

Nom Nom Paleo: Let’s Go! features a colorful, fun, family-friendly comic book format for visual learners of all ages and skill levels, featuring cute cartoons and step-by-step photos that guide home cooks through each step of every recipe. Similar to our first cookbook, Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans, the chapters are categorized by the type of dishes.

A 2-page spread from Nom Nom Paleo: Let's Go! showing the Table of Contents

Text box that reads: "140 paleo recipes, 103 Whole30-compatible recipes, 63 keto-friendly recipes, 55 vegetarian or vegan recipes, 10 instant pot recipes"

By popular demand, we made sure to include lots of plant-based and seafood recipes in this cookbook. I know many Nomsters are incorporating more veggies and seafood in their daily fare—us included—because paleo eaters aren’t just a bunch of carnivores.

A 2-page spread from Nom Nom Paleo: Let's Go! showing the recipe for Avocado Sashimi

This time around, I also flexed my paleo baking muscles (pandemic stress baking is real, people!) and created healthier versions of some global classics. Some of my favorite sweet treats in Nom Nom Paleo: Let’s Go! include:

Dan Tat (Hong Kong Egg Tarts)!

A 2-page spread from Nom Nom Paleo: Let's Go! showing Dan Tat

Rustic Apple Pie!

A 2-page spread from Nom Nom Paleo: Let's Go! showing the recipe for Rustic Apple Pie

And Cream Puffs and Profiteroles (filled with homemade Coffee Ice Cream and topped with Chocolate Ganache)!

An open copy of Nom Nom Paleo: Let's Go cookbook that shows paleo cream puffs on the left and paleo profiteroles on the right.

Craving even more details about what’s in our new book? Go here to get a sneak a peek at the complete list of recipes! I’ve included some new Nom Nom Paleo classics like Wonton Meatballs and Pot Stickers, but the vast majority of the recipes are brand-new and exclusive to Nom Nom Paleo: Let’s Go!

Step-by-step photos for every recipe!

You’ll never be left wondering how to follow my recipe instructions because we crammed over 1,800 step-by-step photos and illustrations into Nom Nom Paleo: Let’s Go! If a picture’s worth a thousand words, then this book contains almost 2 million words!

A 2-page spread from Nom Nom Paleo: Let's Go! showing the recipe for Zucchini Carpaccio

Special Diet Categories and Nutrition Facts!

Every single dish in this cookbook is free of gluten, grains, dairy, soy, refined sugar, legumes, and not-great-for-you cooking oils. In addition, I know many of you have health-related eating needs beyond paleo, so each recipe in this book is accompanied by labels indicating whether it’s also Whole30-compatible, keto-friendly (which to us means it has 10 or fewer net grams of carbohydrates per serving), egg-free, nut-free, vegetarian, or vegan.

Also, for the first time, I’m also including estimates of calories, carbohydrates, protein, fat, and fiber in each recipe!

A 2-page spread from Nom Nom Paleo: Let's Go! showing the recipe for Hot and Sticky Chicken

Kid-Friendly Design!

All of our cookbooks are secretly designed to appeal to kids—with the technicolor design, visually engaging recipe layouts, and goofy jokes—and we leaned into that even more with Nom Nom Paleo: Let’s Go!

PSA: You may need to order more than one copy of this cookbook because there’s a strong possibility that your kids will steal your copy!

A 2-page spread from Nom Nom Paleo: Let's Go! showing a cartoon sequence featuring the Nom Nom Paleo family

We hope you love Nom Nom Paleo: Let’s Go! as much as we do. This is our passion project, and perhaps more than even our other books, it reflects the food I grew up loving and eating—and the dishes that reflect who I am now. I’ve found myself returning to these recipes over and over again—and I hope you will, too.

Preorder Nom Nom Paleo: Let’s Go!

I generally avoid asking my readers to buy stuff from me, but with the launch of my first cookbook in four years, I hope you’ll preorder our new cookbook at your favorite bookseller!

Cartoon of Michelle holding Nom Nom Paleo: Let's Go cookbook and saying "Complete the trilogy! Get our new cookbook!"

Preorders are incredibly important for the success of a cookbook—they’re a good indication of consumer interest in a book, so the more people preorder, the more likely retailers will stock copies of the book. Publishers will also have a better idea of how many cookbooks to order for printing. And most importantly, preorders help us get more people excited about our book!

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We are forever grateful for your support, and can’t wait to share our labor of love with you! In the meantime, we want to show our deepest appreciation by offering some exclusives for true Nomsters like you who have preordered Nom Nom Paleo: Let’s Go!

If you preorder our cookbook, fill out this form and we’ll email you a link to download an exclusive 75-page preview of Nom Nom Paleo: Let’s Go!. Once you get it, you can start cooking right away. Plus, even more goodies (like meal plans and other secret bonuses!) will be sent your way as the publication date approaches!

Got questions or comments about Nom Nom Paleo: Let’s Go!? Leave a note below in the comments!

About Michelle Tam

Hello! My name is Michelle Tam, and I love to eat. I think about food all the time. It borders on obsession. I’ve always loved the sights and smells of the kitchen. My mother was (and is) an excellent cook, and as a kid, I was her little shadow as she prepared supper each night. From her, I gained a deep, abiding love for magically transforming pantry items into mouth-watering family meals.

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