Category Archives: Sides


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 […]

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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 […]


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 the early questions in any […]

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What’s For Dinner? Slab Bacon and Steak Heaped with Caramelized Onions

Slab Bacon, Steak Heaped with Caramelized Onions, and Avocado If your mouth is watering just looking at that picture, you’re not alone. As much as I enjoyed the food, looking at it is almost as good – believe it or not! I had had a hard day at work, as had my wife. We were […]


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 very good evolutionary reason for […]

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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. Truth be told: we eat […]


Chicken Croquette

UPC’s Crispy Chicken Croquette I just reorganized my Recipes page. It’s looking fantastic, and I’ve got a huge number of amazing recipes there! It’s been months, literally months, since I last made any updates to the Recipes page, so I really didn’t have any more than a passing notion of how many recipes I’ve actually posted! […]

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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 least once a week. By […]