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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 […]


Avocado Cranberry Sauce 7

UPC’s Avocado Cranberry Sauce Oh! It feels good to have my suit back on today! I’ve been flip-flopping back and forth recently, between wearing a suit to work and just going with slacks and a collared shirt. I much prefer to wear a suit, but my current project is with […]


Yuca Fries with Green Olive Tapenade 3

Print Yuca Fries with Green Olive Tapenade Yuca Fries introduced to me through South American and Caribbean traditions turn out to be the ideal companion food for an Italian Green Olive Tapenade! Author: Urban Paleo Chef Recipe type: Appetiser Serves: 2-6 Prep time:  5 mins Cook time:  20 mins Total time:  25 […]


Garlic Green Olive Tapenade 7

UPC’s Garlic Green Olive Tapenade Wow! What a weekend! As you may or may not know, this weekend was the NY Wine and Food Festival – which is an event that I try to find a way to participate in every year. Obviously, the tickets to the events are CRAZY […]


What’s For Breakfast? Avocado Baked Eggs 8

UPC’s Avocado Baked Eggs On the heels of giving an “Epic-Fail” grade in my The Egg Project post yesterday, I’m heading back to eggs today. The truth is, despite my dissatisfaction with the eggs I graded for yesterday’s post; I always keep several cartons of my favorite Ameruacana Eggs from […]


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 […]


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 […]


Basil Bacon Caramelized Onion Stuffed Mushrooms 14

UPC’s Basil, Bacon and Caramelized Onion Stuffed Mushrooms Inspiration can come from a lot of different places, for a lot of different things. I love it when inspiration strikes me, and I am most definitely the kind of guy who will pull over to the side of the road to […]


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 […]


What’s For Lunch? Balsamic Pulled Chicken Bento Box

Balsamic Pulled Chicken Bento Box with Salad Eggs and a Green Salad I changed jobs about 2 months ago. There are a couple of things that happen to me when I change jobs. My sources of stress change (not more, and usually less, but it’s quite different). There are always […]