Egg Foo Young and Nom Nom Paleo: Food For Humans Book Review

Egg Foo Young (grain-free, Paleo) via

I enjoy Michelle’s witty humor and how she makes eating a Paleo diet so easy and fun. Her new book Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans is a must-read for anyone looking into a Paleo or grain-free diet. Her easy-to-follow recipes don’t require hard-to-find ingredients and she finds a way to include humor on every page. My kids love Michelle’s famous funny comics about her family and the hundreds of photographs.

Nom Nom Paleo: Food For Humans

I particularly like the egg foo young recipe. What an easy to prepare, quick lunch or snack! Of course, my family loves raw dairy so we tried a few with cultured sour cream on top for an extra dose of calcium. I also smeared a bit of Michelle’s macadamia nut “cheese” on top and loved the salty contrast.

Egg Foo Young (Grain-Free, Paleo) via


Egg Foo Young

Yield: Makes 6 patties

Egg Foo Young


  • 6 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoons fish sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup diced, cooked ham
  • 10 ounces frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons ghee, for frying


In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, coconut flour, fish sauce and apple cider vinegar until smooth and lump-free. Stir in the ham, spinach scallions, cilantro and baking soda and season with pepper to taste.

In a large skillet or griddle, heat a tablespoon of ghee over medium heat until shimmering. Scoop a quarter cup of batter onto the skillet and flatten with the back of a spoon until it’s 1/2 inch in height. Let it cook undisturbed for 3 minutes, until golden brown. Using a spatula, carefully flip over the egg foo young and fry for another 2 to 3 minutes or until cooked through.

Transfer the patty to a wire rack and repeat with remaining ingredients. Serve with Paleo Sriracha if you’re feeling spicy.

From Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans by Michelle Tam and Henry Fong/Andrews McMeel Publishing, LLC 2013 - Used with Permission.

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  1. karen

    After two years of mostly grain free I am finally getting support from my husband as he is now on board, too. He always supported me but never was on board for his own healing till he recently picked up my copy of “Grain Brain” and began reading it. He honestly hasn’t put it down for two weeks, reading and re-reading chapters and paragraphs. He spent 20 minutes reading parts of it to me yesterday. He is finally beginning to understand that he can treat his health problems by making adjustments to his eating habits, mostly limiting grains, sugars and processed foods. It’s my hope he will soon be able to get off the two prescription drugs he has been on for over two years.

    Thanks for sharing your comments on Grain Brain, way back when. Also, I’m looking forward to checking out this book. I love the recipe you chose to post, I think I will replace the ham with chicken, though. Hugs!

  2. Nom Nom is definitely on my birthday wish list and seeing this recipe from the book is making me wish my birthday was sooner! LOL! These look so good and I love your idea of adding a dollop of cultured sour cream in top. YUM! Thanks for sharing your thoughts about Michelle’s beautiful new book and this wonderful recipe! :)

  3. Janee Crotts

    I noticed on the Feb. 21 menus that the for the shrimp salad, I didn’t see any lime in the cilantro/lime salad dressing. I’m wondering how much lime juice should be included. thanks

  4. Dawn

    New to Paleo. First read the Hunter/Farmer diets. Turns out I’m a hunter so grains are not so good for me and is probably why I feel tired all the time and cannot control blood sugars/pressure/weight. Thanks for this recipe, I’m going to try it making some slight changes but this could be my first step to a whole new way of eating – wish me luck!!


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