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UPC’s Meat Lover’s Bento Box Lunch I noticed this morning that my knife is getting a bit dull. I honed it about 2 weeks ago, but it was only a honing, not a full, in-depth, focused sharpening. Usually a quickly honed edge, since I take very good care of my […]

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Trader Joe’s Fully Cooked Uncured Bacon The packaging is unlike most of the other high-end packages that you see bacon in. I normally expect to see a clear plastic package, where the bacon inside is on full display. There are a very few brands which keep their bacon in a […]


What’s For Lunch? Cooked Ham and Rutabaga Chips Bento Box

UPC‘s Cooked Ham and Rutabaga Chips Bento Box First, a bit of news: One of the news pieces that I enjoyed and shared over Twitter (I think I may have found it on Twitter too – so it might be a retweet) was featured, for good reason, in the Health […]

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What’s For Dinner? Slow-Cooked Smoked Babyback Ribs

UPC’s Slow-Cooked Smoked Babyback Ribs I’ve been slowly but surely refining my basic process for cooking up a “Smoked” meat dish, in the comfort of your own home using a slow-cooker or crock pot. I consider these ribs to be the final proof of the process for that. So the […]


What’s For Lunch? Bacon, Ham, and Olive Salad

UPC’s Bacon, Ham, and Olive Salad I had an awesome weekend! I’m not going to write an entire post on what I did this weekend (I’m saving that for my 1-mile race, coming up), but I am definitely going to share. The highlight of my weekend was a “Super Spartan” […]

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What’s For Lunch? Pulled Pork and Bacon Bento Box

UPC’s Pulled-Pork and Bacon Bento Box Lunch I had a surprisingly good reaction from you folks about my Bento-Box style lunch menu last week. It would seem this is something you’re all interested in, in general. So I am going to try to put together a Bento-Box style meal at […]


What’s For Lunch? UPC’s Bento-Boxes

UPC’s Salad Bento Boxes I’ve shared pictures of my lunch salads before, but today’s post is somewhat special. My wife and I making a concerted effort to remove unnecessary plastic from our lives. There are a couple of reasons for that, but the biggest one is an attempt to reduce […]

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Roasted Mushroom Pulled Pork – A Weekend Meal Stash!

UPC’s Pulled Pork The weather last night was icky, cool, and wet. Naturally, that made it perfect for me to go out and play in the rain!! And, of course, while I was playing in the rain, I was attempting another one of my “What’s For Dinner?” meals in the […]


What’s For Lunch? Ham-Steak, Roasted Mushrooms and Maduros

I love ham steak; especially when it’s braised, UPC style! Recently on my Facebook page (if you guys haven’t been there, definitely drop in and give me a shout out) I shared a link to a food prep video, where a professional goes through the steps she takes to prep […]

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What’s For Dinner? Bacon Avocado Burger on Caramelized Onions

UPC’s Bacon Avocado Burger on a bed of Caramelized Onions I had a great weekend! Saturday was one of the most lazy days I have ever had. My wife and I woke up well after the sun came up – and closer to noon than dawn. We don’t get to […]