Comfort Food


Fig Beef Picadillo 3

Fig Beef Picadillo What a night! Have you ever stayed up WAAYYY too late doing something useless? I know you have. Obviously I have too. It’s funny, because I used to be the guy who thought that all of that staying up late business was just silliness. “What’s the point, if […]


Micro Greens Chicken Salad 2

UPC’s Micro Greens Chicken Salad It’s been quite a while since I’ve written a post. For that I apologize. I’ve lost a bit of my “mojo” recently. Part of that is because I’ve just got too much on my plate in the real world. Of course, I simply need to […]


Green Olive Tuna Tartar 12

UPC’s Green Olive Tuna Tartar I LOVE Tuna Tartar. Believe it or not, I love a best-of Tuna Tartar even more than a real top-quality steak tartar! Fortunately for us, we usually don’t have to ask “which one is better,” since there are so few restaurants actually serving both Tuna […]


Roast Beef and Sweet Citrus Salad 2

UPC’s Roast Beef and Sweet Citrus Salad There’s something special about slow-cooked meat. It’s really easy to make, and really easy to time for completion. It’s both demanding and forgiving: demanding in that you must plan enough time or it won’t work, and forgiving in that as long as you […]


Shredded Sweet Potato Salad 8

Shredded Sweet Potato Salad It’s not always all about the meat. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a huge fan of the meat that I eat, and it doesn’t take long for anyone reading my blog to recognize that immediately. Not only is meat delicious, it’s also the most nutrient dense […]


Blackened Shrimp Bento Box 2

UPC’s Blackened Shrimp Bento Box – A Hot&Cold Lunch Salad I had a lot of fun with the Hot&Cold Salad last winter and spring. It was one of my favorite ways to give myself a great helping of greens, while still enjoying a nice hot meal. Further, there’s nothing more […]


Raisin Chia Porridge 5

UPC’s Raisin Chia Porridge I realize that the title is not terribly appealing. When I think about the word “Porridge” my mind conjures up entirely fictional and imagined images from when my father used to read Patrick McManus books to me and my siblings as kids. The reading, and the […]


Kitchen Idiosyncrasies and Oven-Grilled Chicharron (Skin-On Slab Bacon) 9

UPC’s Oven-Grilled Chicharron Sometimes I forget how much my own kitchen is streamlined. I’ve got everything exactly where I want it, I know where it all is without even needing to stop and think. It’s a pleasure to have a space that is uniquely mine, optimized specifically for me and […]


Bacon-Stuffed Spicy Chicken Breasts 2

Print Bacon-Stuffed Spicy Chicken Breasts Looking for a delicious way to spice up a chicken dinner? This Bacon-Stuffed Spicy Chicken Breast should be just the thing! Author: Urban Paleo Chef Recipe type: Entree Serves: 2-4 Prep time:  25 mins Cook time:  45 mins Total time:  1 hour 10 mins Ingredients 2 Boneless […]


Baked Sweet Potato Bun Burgers 2

UPC’s Baked Sweet Potato Bun Burgers I’ve been playing around with various different ways to eat a burger. In my opinion, a well made burger is a hallmark of a great chef. Anyone can make a burger, and most people can make a decent burger. But so very few people […]