Category Archives: Meat


Trader Joe’s – Fully Cooked Uncured Bacon 1

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 sort of slab formation after […]

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UPC’s Fig-Paste Slathered 8-Hour Ribs 1

UPC’s Fig-Paste Slathered 8-Hour Ribs I didn’t sleep well last night, and I don’t really know why. I’m not usually concerned with my sleep for two reasons: 1. I always sleep well. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t always sleep long enough! But when I sleep, it’s always good, quality, restful sleep. I’m the “Asleep […]


Slow-Cooker Smoked Prosciutto Wrapped Cornish Game Hen 5

UPC’s Slow-Cooker Smoked Prosciutto Wrapped Cornish Game Hen Did you get all that? Now say it three times fast! Did you even manage to finish the first time before stumbling over the words? Because I didn’t, and it’s my own recipe! I have been using my recently perfected Slow-Cooker Smoked Meat recipe quite often. I’ll […]

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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 section of Peter Collins’ daily […]


What’s For Breakfast? Portobello Bacon Avocado Breakfast Sandwich 2

UPCs UPC’s Portobello Bacon Avocado Breakfast Sandwich Believe it or not: I didn’t wear a suit today. I know, it’s shocking, right? That wasn’t tongue in cheek – it really is shocking! Today is the first day in almost a year that I’ve been to work without a suit. Well, admittedly I did go to […]

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What’s For Dinner? Ginger Chicken Soup

UPC’s Ginger Chicken Soup There are a million varieties of chicken soup. That’s an accurate count, too, I think. Actually, if anything, I’m underestimating. There are probably at least 1 million and 1 varieties. At least. In fact, my wife and I end up with a new variety of chicken soup almost every night. Lately, […]


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 some fat cool raindrops falling […]

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What’s for Breakfast? Bacon Egg Cups

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 in the same week! So […]


What’s For Dinner? – Basil, Bacon and Caramelized Onion Stuffed Mushrooms

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 take a picture or write […]

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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 (mostly) aside, these Bento-Box lunches […]