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Baked Rosemary Butternut Squash 2

Print Baked Rosemary Butternut Squash This finger food is just right for any audience and any time. Enjoy some Baked Rosemary Butternut Squash as an afternoon snack, a party food, or with dinner. Author: Urban Paleo Chef Recipe type: Appetiser Serves: 2-6 Prep time:  5 mins Cook time:  60 mins Total time:  […]

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Toasted Pumpkin Seeds Recipe

UPC’s Toasted Pumpkin Seeds Recipe and a Winter Workout story! An amazing storm blew through the NYC area yesterday. We got buried in snow, and it was wonderful! I could do without the cold that blew in with the snow, but the snow itself is a beautiful thing. It transforms […]


Walnut Caramelized Orange Peel Stuffed Persimmon

Print Walnut Caramelized Orange Peel Stuffed Persimmon Ripe persimmons, hollowed out and stuffed with slow-cooked, caramelized orange peel and walnuts. It’s every bit as good as it sounds! Author: Urban Paleo Chef Recipe type: Appetiser Serves: 4-6 Prep time:  5 mins Cook time:  90 mins Total time:  1 hour 35 mins Ingredients […]

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Vegetable Stuffed Mushrooms With Coconut Chia Carrot Sauce 1

UPC’s Vegetable Stuffed Mushrooms with Coconut Chia Carrot Sauce Mushrooms are amazing. They’re tasty, good for us, and most importantly, there are so many things that can be done with them! They’re great grilled, fried, baked; they can be used for a Bacon Breakfast Sandwich, or for Burger Buns! And, […]


Chia Crab Cakes 6

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 […]

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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 […]


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 […]

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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 […]


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 […]

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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 […]