Seafood


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 […]

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UPC’s Bacon Scallop Tower Scallops are an amazing food! They have a subtle delicious flavor, which borders on a rich meat, but without the complexity that you get out of red meats. I love to combine other subtle but delicious flavors, like the Lemongrass Coconut Scallops that I did some […]


Avocado Crab Salad 1

  Avocado Crab Salad I love seafood! One of my favorite seafood plates is crab cakes. The Chia Crab Cakes that I made last week were an exciting version of Crab Cakes, and something that I’m hoping to continue to create version of. I like crab so much, though, that […]

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UPC’s Chia Crab Cakes I’ve been getting more and more in to using Chia as a binding ingredient. It’s really amazing stuff! I have a small batch of Mango Chia Pudding settling in the fridge at home right now. Of course, chia by itself has virtually no flavor; it’s easily […]


Pumpkin Shrimp Stuffed Mushrooms

UPC’s Pumpkin Shrimp Stuffed Mushrooms I really enjoy pumpkin. I look forward to when it’s in season, because it’s such a savory squash that it can be used in all sorts of delicious ways! When I’m playing with pumpkin, I often do things like “Pumpkin Boats” or soups, stews, stir-fry […]

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Meat Lovers’ Bento Box Lunch 1

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 […]


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 […]

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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 […]


Restaurant Review: Saigon Cafe, Jersey City, NJ

http://www.saigoncafejc.com/ Eating out is always an interesting scenario. I know, intellectually, that I can eat a salad almost anywhere. Obviously, there are places that I choose to shy away from intentionally… But for the most part, finding a decent place to eat out, at this point in my diet, is […]

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What’s For Dinner? Bacon Seared Shrimp 12

UPC’s Bacon Seared Shrimp There are some really interesting things happening these days in the world of “Dietary Media”. I’ve had some close friends and family nervously sending me some major media outlet news stories which would suggest that I’m going to die tomorrow. Or maybe yesterday. I have to […]