You might have already seen the web site, but did you know there’s also a Nom Nom Paleo book? Now you do! Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans is basically a hardcover version of the web site, complete with many of the amazing recipes in printed format. Plus there are cartoons! The cartoons are pretty awesome. It’s a visually stunning book, but you’ll want it because the recipes are just so good.
Practical Paleo is divided into three sections: The Why, Meal Plans, and Recipes. In “The Why” section, Diane Sanfilippo explains the basics of paleo, and why it’s good for you. The Meal Plans include 30-day menus for everyone. Have an autoimmune condition or digestive issues? There’s a meal plan for you! The third part includes all of the recipes that are included in the meal plans. The book is a fabulous resource, and one I always recommend to anybody that is just getting started with paleo.
This is a follow-up to the popular Well Fed, and has even more fabulous recipes. I will admit that I don’t use this one as much as the first one, but it really is just as good. There are more recipes, as well as many of the tips for meal prep and stocking your kitchen from the first book. My favorite recipe from this book is the Cincinnati Chili.
Well Fed was one of the first paleo cookbooks I purchased, and I ended up also buying the Kindle version of it because my paperback copy got gnarly from using it so much in the kitchen. It is a great book, with some amazingly delicious recipes. My favorites are the carnitas and pad thai! There are also a lot of great tips for doing a weekly cook-up, to help save some time throughout the week by throwing stuff you’ve already prepared together to make a whole meal.