Center Stage: Nom Nom Paleo


Michelle Tam is the Paleo movement’s favorite foodie and owner/writer of She is an avid user of the Hamilton Beach slow cooker and the author of Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans. You can find her at or on FacebookInstagram, or Twitter.

Michelle Tam is the creator of the popular food blog Nom Nom Paleo. She explains the premise of the paleo diet on her page What’s The Paleo Diet? by explaining, “In a nutshell, the Paleo diet […] is based on the notion that for optimal health, modern humans should go back to eating real, whole unprocessed foods  that are more healthful than harmful to our bodies.”

Michelle cooks up delicious meals with her husband and two sons on a regular basis, despite being a busy working mom. Michelle’s recipes focus on whole foods and delicious flavors, often calling on her Chinese roots and San Francisco Bay area upbringing for influence. Her cookbook incorporates her fun personality, real life time-saving tips, her husband’s playful design skills and mouthwatering food photography. Whether or not you follow the paleo diet, you’re sure to find a collection of delectable recipes in the new book Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans, and if you’re lucky, you could win a signed copy by entering the contest below.


Here are some of our favorite Nom Nom Paleo slow cooker recipes:








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Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans.


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  1. Love slow cooker recipes!

  2. Woo! I’m always short on inspiration! Hope I win.

  3. Thanks to Michelle’s book, my new favorite BREAKFAST is actually mashed cauliflower with a side of chicken spiced with her Magic Mushroom Powder. So good!

  4. Would love to get my hands on this book! Loved paleo pancakes and cauliflower fried rice!

  5. Heather Jones

    I love Nom Nom! I’m making some of the slow cooker pig this week. :)

  6. This cookbook looks great; I’m always on the hunt for reliable Paleo recipes.

  7. My wife and I just starting our journey with the Paleo Diet. Your site has been a huge help. Thank you!

  8. loved discovering roasted green beans – my k ids love them too!

  9. Kelly Freeman

    I love pot roast from the crock pot.

  10. My fav thing in the slow cooker is chicken jambalya. It has veggies, chicken broth, and chicken breasts. So healthy and great in the winter.

  11. My favorite is Beef Stew

  12. Tanya Stephens

    I am very excited to begin my journey of Paleo eating. I have learned at lot about this culture and looking forward to being a part of it.

  13. Carrie Conley

    My favorite is beef stew….

  14. Rebeca Gonzalez

    Just starting my paleo lifestyle. This book would be a great resource!

  15. Christine Ramsey

    What a great giveaway! I love these recipes!

  16. What a great giveaway!

  17. Love Nom Nom Paleo

  18. I’m new to paleo. Due to health reasons, a dietician recommended a paleo diet. Surprisingly it’s not as difficult as I thought although I’m still learning daily. I am constantly on the look-out for new recipes and would like to stack up on different paleo cookbooks to practice a variety of paleo recipes. My favorite paleo recipes that I have made and actually turned out pretty decent has been paleo chili and paleo meatloaf! Yum! Best of luck to all who enter. Looks like a great book.

  19. I love making Nom Nom’s recipe for whole chicken with “gravy” in the crockpot. The whole family chows down on it!

  20. Love the spicy tuna cakes from your app! Made it with the also yummy Walnut Shrimp dish.

  21. Allison siegel

    Favorite would be BBQ or bacon and eggs!

  22. Slow cookers are the best with a large family and a working mom! I need new recipes though!

  23. Kelli Dornblaser

    New to Paleo. Recipes in Nom Nom Paleo look delicious… cannot wait to try them out!

  24. I love cabbage rolls in the slow cooker!

  25. My favorite slow cooker recipe is making taco de lengua. My kids’ favorite too!

  26. Just started paleo for better health for myself. I have RA, anxiety, thyroid problems and love the recipes for great food!

  27. i love making spicy lemon and paprika chicken with some kind of root veggie fries and a berry salad or avocado chocolate mouse. :)

  28. Patty vazquez

    this is my first week on Paleo and very anxicious and excited to try all your recipes and woul love to win this cook book is awesome thanks for the chance :-)

  29. excited to try the recipes in this book

  30. Kalua pig! Local style all the way.

  31. Love NomNom Paleo website! Would be so excited to own the cookbook!

  32. slow cooker steak chili

  33. Favorite crock pot recipe is French Dips!

  34. Erin jewell

    Drooling now! Yumm her recipes are soooo good and family friendly too. This could be my paleo reference guide.

  35. Heather Brandt

    Chicken in crockpot–simple, easy to just cook whole chicken and have tons of broth left for soup.

  36. Love love love these recipes!! Nomnompaleo has become one of my favorite paleo blogs!

  37. Love grassfed paleo meatballs with sweet potato and apple filling!

  38. Love all the recipes, especially kulua pork. Definitely anything with curry sauce.

  39. Definitely anything with curry sauce.

  40. Curry beef.

  41. Any type of meat with curry sauce

  42. I love slow cooker bone broth, and anything made with zoodles or spaghetti squash!

  43. Chicken and pesto pizza primal style

  44. Diane Silver Ness

    I would love to try the slow cooker chicken and gravy.

  45. I love these recipes

  46. Meat, veggies, coconut milk and curry paste!

  47. Debbie Thornton

    I made Michelle’s Kalua Pork in my crockpot and it was fabulous!

  48. I’m loving these nomnompaleo recipes! Would love to win the cookbook and try them all!

  49. Thank you for this giveaway. Would love to have the book!

  50. I would love to get my hands on this book and try some if these recipes!!

  51. My favorite slow cooker recipe is bone broth.

  52. My favorite slow cooker recipe is pork roast with pineapple and cranberries. :)

  53. I can’t wait to read and use this!

  54. Michelle Haynes

    I love to come home to a house filled with the aroma of whatever is cooking in my crockpot. It always makes me feel like somebody loves me! Me!

  55. christina purvis

    I love making pot roast!

  56. Had my eye on this cookbook for a while. Nom Nom Paleo is one of my favorite food blogs, hands down!

  57. I would love to win and give it away. I love her recipes.

  58. I love making bone broth

  59. Can’t wait to see more amazing Paleo recipes from Michelle and crew!

  60. I want to win!! I love paleolithic eating.

  61. Love her recipes !!

  62. Her recipes look ridiculously good!

  63. I have kale chips in the oven right now. Yum! I hope I win the cookbook, I could use some new recipes to try!

  64. Love making the garlic mashed cauliflower.

  65. I love the Kahlua pork from Nom nom paleo.

  66. I really love a paleo version of the garlic honey chicken recipe on ctockpot365

  67. I’ve been paleo for two years and at 72 years old I thought I knew cooking! But you’re teaching an old dog plenty of new (and wonderful) recipes! Thanks!

  68. Love her recipes ! Would love a copy of her cookbook.

  69. My favorite slow cooker paleo recipe is the bbq pulled pork recipe from Well Fed 2 (the recipe is for Italian but I always do it with her bbq recommendation).

  70. I’m learning how to cook Paleo and this cookbook would be amazing! My favorite crockpot meal is raost with carrots.

  71. I would be in heaven if I had this book. It is right up my alley for my Hamilton Beach slow cooker!

  72. thuy nguyen

    I was just introduced to Nom Nom Paleo. I made her crackling chicken and it was amazing!!

  73. Stephanie KL

    I can’t wait to make the Kahlua Pig in my slow cooker.

  74. My fave paleo crock pot wonder are honey mustard chicken thighs!! I always grab a huge family pack when they are on sale and freeze them in batches. Then when I haven’t gone shopping for awhile or just really want awese chicken, I pop half a dozen or so luscious thighs in the pot, salt, pepper, and a mix or honey and mustard poured over and voila– dinner in no time!!

  75. Looking forwatd to exploring this cookbook and would love to win it! :P

  76. Definitely chicken and dumplings in the crockpot!

  77. My favorite paleo food is loaded turkey stuffed twiced baked sweet potatoes.

  78. This book looks awesome! I would love to win a copy.

  79. Starting my whole30 and would love to have all these recipes to help with my success!

  80. I love Paleo chili with a side of sweet potato fries!

  81. Love Michelle’s recipes. Would love a copy of her book!

  82. my fav slow cooker meal is salsa chicken

  83. Love, love, love her recipes! Can’t wait to get a hardcopy of this book :) So yummy!

  84. I love her site and I’d LOVE her cookbook!!!!

  85. Jenna Palomino

    I love making Mexican Chicken Soup in my slow cooker!

  86. fav paleo food is definitely spaghetti squash. and bone broth. yumm.

  87. Love her blog…would LOVE her cookbook!

  88. Before we went paleo, we really enjoyed a friend’s bean soup recipe. Alas, those days are behind us now. Time to find a new favorite!

  89. i love her site! would love the cookbook.

  90. Love, love, live nom nom paleo!!

  91. Way to go Michelle! Love following your blog and would love a copy of your book. Congratulations!

  92. I’ve been wanting to check out this book!

  93. Yay!

  94. Love Nom Nom’s blog! Can’t wait to try Slow Cooker Kalua Pig! :nom nom:

  95. I am new to Paleo cooking and need all the help that I can get (you see I’m not very good in the kitchen). I would love to receive a copy! Thank you!

  96. I love the green chicken and Asian meatballs.

  97. Heather Gaillot

    LOVE all of Michelle’s chicken thigh recipes – green chicken, chili lime chicken, asian chicken thighs, and orange sriracha chicken to name a few!

  98. Anita Schilling

    Love the NomNom Paleo app with all it’s colorful and detailed recipes!

  99. Amanda Reed

    Nom Nom!!!!

  100. My favorite slow cooker paleo food is thai chicken curry. So good!

  101. jennifer patterson

    The recipes sound great. The book looks amazing! I would love to get a copy :)

  102. Have the app now I need the book LOL My fave paleo food is the bacon avocado boats!

  103. My favorite paleo recipe is Chocolate Chili, from The Clothes Make The Girl.

  104. I love salmon and asparagus!

  105. Pulled pork! Definitely my favorite slow cooker recipe. Also, just started paleo two weeks ago.

  106. I don’t really have a favorite slow cooker recipe yet because I have just started experimenting with one. I’m not too great at cooking meats yet but am getting better with fish and would have to say my recent favorite has been smoked Coho Salmon.

  107. My favorite Paleo recipe would probably have to be Paleo Bulletproof Coffee :)

  108. Rebekka Hay

    I love roasted veggies, especially butternut squash. Added coconut butter and cinnamon as suggested in orectical paleo- this is to die for.

  109. My favourite slow cooker recipe is gammon joint with honey mustard glaze; yummy!!!!!

  110. Civilized Caveman has a killer BBQ Chicken recipe. :)

  111. My favorite slowcook is BBQ and second homemade chicken soup.

  112. My favorite slow cooker recipe is Guinness Stew and with Paleo I love avocado

  113. Julia Colling

    Nom nom!!!!

  114. We just started following the Paleo Lifestyle a month ago so I’m still new to this. My favorite go to food Paleo style has got to be eggs and bacon without the guilt…love it.

  115. Kenna Wright

    I love cooking in my crockpot..need new recipes! My favorite is my Pirate stew..I cook it in rum

  116. I like pulled pork made in my slow cooker.

  117. My favorite slow cooker recipe is Asian spiced chicken wings. They are delicious and perfect for the upcoming Super Bowl parties. Here is the link…..

  118. Reyna Villegas

    My favorite paleo food?? That’s a toughie!! I’m going to have to say eggs, bacon and avocado. I know, I know,.. very typical! Thanks for the chance to win this amazing looking book!

  119. Mmmmm bbq!!!

  120. I like vegetable chili

  121. Fried chicken

  122. Tina Williams

    Fried chicken

  123. Rachel Byrne

    Grits with lots of butter, salt and pepper!

  124. Purple hull peas and cornbread. My ultimate comfort food.

  125. Oh man, I will always have a place in my heart for good old biscuits and sausage gravy.

  126. I don’t know about southern food but I love paleo! Spaghetti squash carbonera is one of my favorites to make

  127. Eileen Geller

    The cheater pork stew sounds delish!

  128. i’m all about the bbq.

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