Cobb Salad With A Side Of Zest

December 16, 2008

Goood offternune (said in a British accent :mrgreen: )

Where has the day gone!? I’ve been computer bound most of the morning working on blog business. I may make some tweaks to the site in the coming weeks – cross your fingers I don’t break anything! If I do, rest assured I’ll be working night and day to fix it.

I broke for lunch around 2pm with a small build of hunger. Guess it was my late breakfast. I took a peek in the fridge and realized I had the ingredients for a cobb salad: chicken, hard boiled egg, blue cheese + avocado.

Cobb Salad with avocado, chicken and egg


  • 2 big handfuls mixed greens tossed in balsamic
  • About a cup of leftover shredded chicken
  • Green + red pepper
  • A tiny carrot
  • An egg
  • Some blue cheese (1 tbsp?)
  • Some avocado (2 tbsp?)
  • About 5 walnut halves

I cooked the chicken, peppers and carrot in a skillet to warm it up and take the raw out.


Plus some toast crackers


And tea of course – to keep me warm.


Dessert – pumpkin bark! It’s almost gone…


Guest Lunch Post: ZESTY!

Aren’t you dying to know what the infamous ZestyCook eats for lunch!? All sounds delicious to me – except for the ice cubes. Even with 60* weather here, I couldn’t handle those. And he’s from icy Canada!!! But I love that he used oatmeal brown bread!!

Hey everyone, zestycook here!  I am excited to do my first ever guest post on KERF.  I wanted to do something simple and easy for a quick lunch to combat the busy schedule of work and holiday preparation.  For today’s lunch I went with a chicken, spinach and hummus sandwich on oatmeal brown bread, a few sliced carrots, 2 pieces of old cheddar cheese and a small handful of regular potato chips.  What I had to drink with this was a nice tall glass of ice cold chocolate milk with some ice cubes – however I forgot to took the pictures before I poured the glass.


See y’all for a post-workout dinner!

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1 Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) December 16, 2008 at 3:13 pm

Cobb salads are so good, but I never make my own at home. I should try it as I’m sure the restaurant versions probably contain an entire day’s worth of calories and fat! Nice guest post Zesty!


2 zestycook December 16, 2008 at 3:15 pm

Kath, the cobb salad looks so good!! Thanks so much for the guest post! Good luck on the blog changes… I am only an email away if you need any help.



3 Moran December 16, 2008 at 3:19 pm

SALAD – my ultimate dish!!
It looks great!


4 Oh She Glows December 16, 2008 at 3:32 pm

Mmmm that sandwich looks delicious!!

Have a great workout!

I can’t wait to see what changes are in store for Kath Eats!



5 Marissa December 16, 2008 at 3:34 pm

The salad looks great!


6 Mel December 16, 2008 at 3:37 pm

Your salad looks amazing! I love the varying textures and colors!


7 Mara December 16, 2008 at 3:38 pm

OOOH that salad looks amazing!


8 mg December 16, 2008 at 3:44 pm

Can anyone tell me how long hummus will stay good once you open it? I just bought some, and I love it!

Great lunches by the way :)


9 Katie December 16, 2008 at 3:44 pm

Yum, chocolate milk! I always forget how delicious it is, but I’m never disappointed when I have some!


10 Catherine December 16, 2008 at 3:45 pm

Kath that salad looks great!! Excited to see what changes may be taking place… :)


11 Courtney (Eat The Whole Thing) December 16, 2008 at 3:47 pm

yummy salad! Loves it.


12 HangryPants December 16, 2008 at 3:54 pm

Can’t wait to see the changes! Love the salad and the pumpkin bark!!!!

Love Zesty and his guest post, too!


13 bee December 16, 2008 at 3:55 pm

i was one of the winners of the barney butter giveaway you had and i’m sad to say that i finished the jar today! i did give myself the luxury of scraping out every last bit of almond butter, though.

it was amazing; somehow my smucker’s natural peanut butter doesn’t quite measure up to it…


14 joanne December 16, 2008 at 3:57 pm

Love salad! Good luck on those updates. I think computers have minds of their own. They only do some things right to humor us.

As for your help with our fact finding mission…
If anyone can offer any tips/hints/suggestions… or need to knows for selling food products at a Green Market in FL (Farmer’s Markets), please be so kind and let me know.


15 Biz December 16, 2008 at 3:58 pm

Mmmm. Your salad looks good!


16 Maggie December 16, 2008 at 3:58 pm

I love cobb salads! What a great take on it :)

Zesty’s lunch looks lovely.


17 Brooke December 16, 2008 at 3:58 pm

Wow, that salad looks fabulous! So professional! =)


18 K December 16, 2008 at 4:03 pm

Can’t wait to see what you’re working on! Love the salad :)


19 Victoria December 16, 2008 at 4:16 pm

The salad sounds great. Avocado is my all-time favorite salad ingredient.


20 Missy (Missy Maintains) December 16, 2008 at 4:30 pm

That salad looks like it came from a fancy restaurant! Yum!


21 Shelby December 16, 2008 at 4:49 pm

Now I want a big textural salad!!! YUM!


22 Zesty Betsy December 16, 2008 at 5:40 pm

I found you today through my Google Alerts :) and you have a really fun blog. I love oatmeal too so I’ll share my favorite add in with you. A generous scattering of dried wild Maine blueberries over the top. yum.

I must ask as pumpkin bark sounds fabulous, but the recipe is no where to be found! Where did you find the confection?


~Zesty Betsy~


23 Runeatrepeat December 16, 2008 at 5:42 pm

I love salads with hard boiled egg on them! I don’t know why, but I think it makes the salad amazing!


24 VeggieGirl December 16, 2008 at 5:56 pm

HAHA!!! Love the British accent, Kath 😉



25 Megan December 16, 2008 at 7:04 pm

Fun guest post! I would love to have some of that oatmeal brown bread.


26 Fancy December 16, 2008 at 8:05 pm

Joanne–I gave you Green Market advice on Kath’s breakfast blog comments:)


27 Kath December 16, 2008 at 9:04 pm

bee ,
So glad you liked it!! I agree it’s just a step above…

Zesty Betsy,
Thanks for stopping in!!! Have you checked out the Tribute to Oatmeal page? I just updated it today :)

The pumpkin bark was a gift from Whole Foods, so sadly I don’t have a recipe. Perhaps you have a WF nearby?



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