Michelle Tam

Michelle Tam is the co-creator of the Saveur Award-winning food blog, Nom Nom Paleo. Together with her husband, Henry Fong, they’ve also produced a two-time Webby award winning cooking app, authored two New York Times bestselling cookbooks, and have been nominated for a James Beard Award. Their latest cookbook, Nom Nom Paleo: Let’s Go! will be released on January 18, 2022.
5 Easy and Delicious One-Pot (and One-Pan) Dinners
Michelle Tam of Nom Nom Paleo shares recipes for sheet pan pineapple chicken, chicken and spinach velvet soup, an Italian-inspired chicken bake, and more.
Feb 26, 2022
Sheet Pan Pineapple Chicken
This dinner is easy to prepare, and cleanup is a snap too.
Feb 26, 2022
Sheet Pan Italian Chicken
The prep and cleanup are so easy!
Feb 26, 2022
Paleo Sonoran Hot Dogs
They're loaded with avocado, bacon, and more, and served on lettuce leaves.
Feb 26, 2022
Chicken Velvet and Spinach Soup
This soup is pure comfort.
Feb 26, 2022
Paleo Cuban Beef Picadillo
You only need one pan to make this hearty and delicious dish.
Feb 25, 2022
Recipe: Chicken Curry in a Hurry
It’s true: You can enjoy a satisfying Thai-style chicken curry on a weeknight without leaving home. I’ve pared down the classic recipe to the bare essentials, which means you can get this one-pot stew from stove to craw in less than 30 minutes. You’ll love the complex spices, fresh herbs, and creamy coconut milk base. Ladle this curry over a steaming bowl of cauliflower rice, and your supper will be Thai-rific!
Mar 30, 2020
A Week of Easy Dinners for Paleo-Curious Cooks
Are you itching to try eating Paleo, but unsure of where to begin? If you’re Paleo-curious, I’ll show you how to plan a week’s worth of simple, economical, and delicious Paleo dinners — all without slaying a single mastodon! In all seriousness, Paleo isn’t about consuming the same foods that our knuckle-dragging forebears speared and charred over a fire pit. This isn’t about historical reenactment.
Jun 9, 2019
Recipe: Pressure-Cooker Hawaiian Kalua Pig
Once a year, our family escapes to Hawaii — our home away from home. I love everything about the islands: the friendly people, the unhurried pace, the balmy climate, the sweeping beaches, the glorious sunsets, and the comforting local food. Foremost among the Hawaiian dishes I crave? Kalua pig. Often the headlining dish at a lu’au, kalua pig is the epitome of slow-roasted porky goodness.
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Fiona’s Green Chicken
My chef sister, Fiona, is my go-to source for hands-on cooking advice and one of my biggest culinary heroes and influences. But even more important? Fiona came up with an umami-packed, Thai-inspired chicken recipe that immediately became a family favorite. Her green marinade is a breeze to throw together: Simply blend together a sweet onion, handfuls of herbs, fish sauce, apple juice, lime zest, and pepper.
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Crab & Avocado Hand Rolls (Temaki)
Going Paleo doesn’t mean giving up sushi — especially if you make it yourself. Temaki (seaweed-wrapped hand rolls) make a regular appearance in our household because I usually have all the ingredients in my refrigerator and pantry. I simply chop up a few vegetables and make a simple crab salad before hollering at my family to assemble their own no-cook meal.
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Slow-Cooker Korean Short Ribs
Back when I was working graveyard shifts as a hospital pharmacist, cooking dinner was the absolute last thing I wanted to do when I got home. Fortunately, I learned that I could quickly toss some ingredients into my slow cooker and pass out, confident that I’d wake up when things started smelling good — like these slow-cooked, Asian-spiced ribs.
May 21, 2015
Recipe: Asian Cauliflower Fried Rice with Kalua Pork
Adopting a Paleo lifestyle doesn’t mean that fried rice is forever off the menu. You just have to get creative. Years ago, when I went Paleo, I experimented in the kitchen until I developed an Asian cauliflower fried “rice” that easily trumps the greasy, soy-drenched stuff peddled by your local Chinese restaurant. As long as you prep the veggies the night before, it’s a cinch to throw this one-wok meal together on a weeknight.
May 19, 2015