Salad, Soup + Snape

November 20, 2008

We got a little hungry for lunch around 2:30 and we were craving something GREEN after all that bread! The lunch conversation revolved around Harry Potter, hence the inclusion of Snape :mrgreen:

I made this colorful salad to go with some leftover soup –


Green leaf lettuce in a homemade lemon-rosemary dressing (just lemon juice, canola oil, chopped rosemary, S+P) topped with sauteed carrot, bed pepper and pineapple – and some toasted almonds. Delicioso!


A cup of leftover black bean soup on the side –


Some fresh flowers Anna brought!


I’m headed uptown to study and take my test!

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1 Oh She Glows November 20, 2008 at 3:32 pm

I’ve never seen any of the HP movies…can you believe it??

Lunch looks very filling…I’m sure your mouth was more satisfied today! 😀

Angela from


2 Lara November 20, 2008 at 3:36 pm

Snape is (oddly, I know) my FAVORITE Harry Potter character!! :)
Thanks for the salad dressing idea–simple and delicious!


3 Betsy in Pittsburgh November 20, 2008 at 3:40 pm

I’m with Angela, never read the books or seen the movies. Except maybe one of them, which my sister made me watch – didn’t quite stick.


4 Kelli November 20, 2008 at 3:45 pm

Wow! That looks fantastic. Thanks for sharing your great eating ideas. Makes me want to add more color (and nicer table setting) to my routines.


5 Erica November 20, 2008 at 3:46 pm

Gorgeous lunch! It looks like it should be served at a restaurant! I love black bean soup! Good luck on your test!


6 ashley (sweet & natural) November 20, 2008 at 3:49 pm

Angela – I would recommend reading the books before seeing the movies. I tried watching the first movie without reading the book and I was so bored. Now I’ve read ’em all and seen ’em all and love ’em all.


7 Marisa November 20, 2008 at 3:54 pm

Mmmm… looks delicious. I never thought of pineapple , lemon and rosemary going together – what an interesting combo


8 Laura November 20, 2008 at 3:55 pm

Hey Kath,

Have you read the “Twilight” series yet? They kind of have that Harry Potter appeal…if you haven’t, I suggest you give them a try!


9 eliza November 20, 2008 at 3:59 pm

beautiful salad, looks and sounds delicious.


10 halie November 20, 2008 at 4:03 pm

Lunch looks great!


11 Moran November 20, 2008 at 4:08 pm

More bean soup! And I LOVE HARRY POTTER! I have been a die hard fan for the last 10 years!! My favourite is the Prisoner of Azkaban; I love Sirius Black!!


12 EatMoveWin November 20, 2008 at 4:17 pm

WOW your blog is even better now knowing you are a HP FAN (Harry Potter)!!!


13 Maggie November 20, 2008 at 4:18 pm

I love HP :)

Great salad!


14 Allison K November 20, 2008 at 4:22 pm

love Harry Potter! I tried to convince my husband that we should be Harry and Hermione for Halloween…he didn’t go for it! :)


15 Julia (Santa Barbara Dreaming) November 20, 2008 at 4:25 pm

Great colors! I’m indifferent on Harry Potter. Lord of the Rings, on the other hand…. :)


16 Sarah November 20, 2008 at 4:26 pm

Good luck on your test!

And I just have to say that your blog has quickly become one of my favorites to read!


17 BethT November 20, 2008 at 4:39 pm

mm, I have to disagree on the Twilight/HP comparison… Twilight is good, but much more of a love story without the awesome character development of HP!


18 Liz Turtle November 20, 2008 at 4:40 pm

I hope the test goes/went well!

Also, a random question: Are you currently enrolled in a Master’s degree program in Nutrition, or are you currently taking the pre-requisites you need for such a program? I got a BA in English and would have to take a bunch of science courses before applying to a Master’s in Nutrition program, so I’m really curious :). If you answered this elsewhere and I just missed it, I apologize!


19 carolinebee November 20, 2008 at 4:42 pm

hey kath! Love your blog, I just started one so i’m going to add u if u dont mind! 😀 How does J.K. Rowling do it?? Those books are so great i don’t want it to be over! Good luck on your test!


20 Christina November 20, 2008 at 4:47 pm

I hope you did well on your exam!

The salad looks amazing, but I really love the wooden bowl! And black bean soup is something I finally need to make.


21 Sara November 20, 2008 at 4:56 pm

I heart Harry Potter!! And your black bean soup looks delicious. That’s one of my favorite kinds of soup. Good luck with the test.


22 Nicole November 20, 2008 at 5:03 pm



23 Mara November 20, 2008 at 5:04 pm

I’m a ridiculously huge HP fan. HUGE!
I’ve read each book at least 4 times…


24 Nicole November 20, 2008 at 5:05 pm

and I am so excited for the new HP film!!!!! I just thought I’d throw that out there 😀


25 allijag November 20, 2008 at 5:20 pm

Very pretty salad – and so nice of your cousin to buy you flowers! :)


26 Cat November 20, 2008 at 5:33 pm

Oh HP – loves it! I absolutely cannot wait to see the new HP movie, although I’m a little sad there are no more books to read. JK Rowling needs to come up with another series that I can dive into!

I love those flowers! They’re called Gerbers, right?


27 Erin November 20, 2008 at 5:35 pm

Haven’t read HP but loved the movies, read Twilight loved it and seeing the movie tomorrow!!!!I feel like a kid again reading about mystical things hahaha…

Good luck studying, coffee shops are my fav. place to go


28 seelee live (for the love of peanut butter) November 20, 2008 at 5:47 pm

Your placement just looks so bright and cheerful, Kath! Yipppeeeee!! Just looking at it makes me so happy, hahah. I hope you have a wonderful exam (is that even possible?) And enjoy the rest of Anna’s company for sure. She sounds like a great houseguest! Will she be posting?!!?

I love soup on cold days like this!!


29 Mom November 20, 2008 at 6:00 pm

I just finished an MFA in Writing for Children program and one of my advisors, a children’s writer, was on the docket with J. K. Rolling for an event in one of Canada’s big sports domes. (He was sort of like her warmup.) He waited with her backstage and had dinner with her before they both spoke and said she is down to earth and as nice as can be. Good to hear!


30 Mel November 20, 2008 at 6:26 pm

Your pics are making me hungry! Your lunch looks really tasy, especially the salad!

Good Luck on your test!


31 lexi November 20, 2008 at 6:44 pm

i wanted to thank you so much for blogging! you have been such a HUGE source of insoreation for me! i have just started going to a dietition and singe i suffer from binge eating disorder the portions look TEENY TINY! i never would of guessed 6 almonds, or 1.5 tsp of peanut butter was a serving! this is such a pain in the but to do what shes giving me, but when i read your blog, i know that once i learn proper portions and learn to listen to my body and stop bingeing, i can be like oyou, and splurge once in a while, not obsess over food, not count calories and measure portions and still be skinny!

-thank you for your insperation and sorry for the long and cheesy comment!

-lexi :o)


32 Justy2003 November 20, 2008 at 6:51 pm

Oh, Harry Potter. Never thought I would actually like them, but the boyfriend made me read them and I actually enjoyed them! He’s been Harry Potter for the past 3 Halloweens. The first year we went as Harry and Hermione together :) He’s obsessed!


33 K November 20, 2008 at 7:14 pm

I love Harry Potter and I’m not afraid to admit it! Lovely looking lunch as always :)


34 K November 20, 2008 at 7:16 pm

Ps. Thanks to your Barney Butter code for free shipping I finally gave in and ordered some – it came yesterday and I can’t wait to try it.

Thanks again! Enjoy The Office tonight!


35 Aggie November 20, 2008 at 7:19 pm

That soup and salad is just what I need right now…too much pasta at lunch!


36 Bev November 20, 2008 at 7:48 pm

I received my Barney Butter today, thanks for the free shipping code. I couldn’t wait to open and have a spoonful. DELIGHTFUL :)


37 Andrea November 20, 2008 at 8:51 pm

you and the hubby are ADORABLE <3


38 Kath November 20, 2008 at 9:11 pm

Liz Turtle,
I am enrolled in the master’s program but am mostly taken undergraduate level courses. All of the nutrition programs are different, but I love mine because I am able to take preq., DPD requirements and masters classes all at once. There’s no year of chemistry before I start nutrition before I start masters. I’ve been able to maximize my time – and my sanity- but mixing fun classes with the boring prereqs.

lexi ,
Glad you’re seeing a dietitian :) And glad KERF has been an inspiration to get healthier.

Andrea ,
Thanks!! :mrgreen:



39 Shannon November 20, 2008 at 9:25 pm

That salad is so colorful. Love the pineapple!


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