Quick Meals


What’s For Lunch? Peppered Shrimp Bento Box

UPC’s Peppered Shrimp Bento Box It’s cool and rainy outside. There isn’t a lot of rain, but the rain drops that are coming down are generally bigger ones. I love weather like this for running; there’s really nothing quite as refreshing as the brisk feel of a light wind and […]


Bacon Egg Cups 11

UPC’s Bacon Egg Cups I’ve been mulling over how I want this recipe to come out for some time. I’ve seen various versions of this floating around the internet. It was hugely popular this past spring, and I think I saw it pop up on several of my frequent haunts […]


What’s For Lunch? Smoked Salmon Bento Box

UPC’s Smoked Salmon Bento Box Ok, I’ll admit it… I’m an addict! I’m an unmitigated food addict. It’s always been my “drug of choice,” so to speak, and that hasn’t changed one iota over the years. And I love it!! “I’m UPC, and I’m an addict.” “Welcome UPC.” All jokes […]


UPC Bento-Box: Apple Sausage, Sweet Potato Fries, Herb “Sweet” Salad

Another UPC’s Bento-Box Lunch; and a new treat: the Herb “Sweet” Salad I have a sweet tooth. In fact, if there was a “Sweet Tooth’s Anonymous,” I would most definitely need to be a member. I realize that Humans are naturally predisposed to having a sweet tooth. There is a […]


UPC’s Pocket Guide To: Sprucing up your Leftovers

Sprucing Up Your Leftovers – Today’s meal: Chicken Croquette As you may or may not recall, I made some Paleo Crispy Chicken Croquettes last week. They came out delicious, and my wife immediately started to get excited about what other ways we could start to re-incorporate chicken in our diets. […]


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” […]


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 Dinner? Maduro Beef Picadillo 9

UPC’s Maduro Beef Picadillo This has been a LONG week for me! It has nothing to do with the holiday this weekend, and waiting for the weekend to come. It’s actually been so long partly because of social engagements, and partly because of the race last weekend. I’ve been recovering […]


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 […]


What’s For Breakfast? Salad Eggs

UPC’s Salad Eggs The weather here in the NYC area was idyllic over the weekend. It was stunningly beautiful all day Saturday and all day Sunday! I honestly couldn’t have asked for a better weekend! Not only was the weather excellent, but it couldn’t have possibly been a better test […]