Updated: Oct 10, 2020
Most Cobb Salads contain ingredients that may not be approved for those detoxing from mold. One of those ingredients could be feta cheese or blue cheese which are on our list as being "moldy foods".
Our version of the Cobb Salad is clean and free from the cheeses most often found in a Cobb Salad roundup.
The important thing to remember about the ingredients is to make sure each particular ingredient is chosen wisely.
Some important bits of information to know:
Chicken needs to be "Pastured" or "Heirloom". Most mass-produced chicken are fed corn and moldy grains. Remember, you are what your chicken eats. You can read our article on the importance of pastured chicken on the PhazeMoldDiet HERE
KITCHEN ITEMS YOU'LL NEED
Stainless frying pan
Filtered water to boil eggs in
Filtered water to wash veggies in.
Glass, stainless or granite/quartz cutting board. Avoid plastic and wooden cutting boards on the PhazeMoldDiet.
Kitchen cutting knife to cut vegetables and meats
One dinner plate
Stainless tongs to flip chicken and turkey bacon
2 pastured chicken breasts
Uncured, pastured Turkey bacon. Do not use over-proccessed Turkey bacon found in most stores. For Turkey buying options, see our food buying guide HERE for more tips on getting healthy turkey bacon.
8 leaves of Organic Romaine lettuce
4 Pastured eggs. See our article HERE on buying the appropriate type of eggs for the PhazeMoldDiet.
2 sprigs of organic green onions (also known as scallions)
Organic cherry tomatoes (optional if you are avoiding nightshades you can omit these from the recipe)
Optional dressing from the appropriate dressing category in the phaze you are on.
We are going to boil our eggs and cook the meats first. Well do these both at the same time.
Eggs: In a medium saucepan, fill it 2/3 full with "filtered water" or "distilled" or "spring"...just don't use any tap water or contaminated water to boil eggs in.
Place your 4 pastured eggs gently into the water and on medium heat you'll want to boil your eggs for 15 minutes. Chicken:
You can either pan fry your chicken or it can be grilled. I personally like to grill my chicken on my portable stovetop cast iron grill. You can BUY ONE HERE.
To pan fry the chicken, use your stainless frying pan (skillet) and drizzle about 1-2 tablespoons of either: cold pressed olive oil, avocado oil, coconut oil, grassfed butter or ghee (clarified butter) into the pan.
Turn your burner on low to medium heat.
Place chicken breasts on top of the oil to prevent them from sticking to your pan.
Now its time to season your chicken breasts. Add a dash evenly of your herbs and spices over each breast.
Cook chicken evenly on each side flipping them over about every minute until the outside is brown and the inside is no longer pink. (Its important to cook the inside of your meat to avoid bacteria. One trick I use is to cover my chicken breasts with a lid in between turning them. It always helps the heat get to the center of the meat.
Once the chicken breasts are fully cooked, remove them from the pan, turn off your heat source and set them aside on either waxed paper or an extra plate.
Now its time to brown up your Turkey bacon.
Add an additional drizzle of the oil of your choice (you wont need as much this time)
Turn your stove on low to med heat this time
Using your tongs place each piece of bacon individually by itself on the surface of your frying pan. You should have room for 2-4 pieces laying flat side by side.
Cook turkey bacon on each side for about 2 1/2 minutes or until they are as done as you'd like them. (Some people like their bacon soft and some people like their bacon cooked and crispy. Its up to you.)
Once bacon is done turn off your stovetop heat source and move bacon to another "cool" burner to cool off. Vegetables:
Now its time to wash all of your vegetables. On the PhazeMoldDiet it is recommended to always "pre-wash" all vegetables and fruit in a bowl of filtered water and a teaspoon of baking soda. The baking soda kills off any mold or fungus that may naturally be on the produce.
Once your fruits and vegetables are rinsed you can now cut them up using your cutting board and knife.
After vegetables are chopped you can now peel your eggs and chop up your proteins (eggs, chicken and turkey bacon)
Lettuce on the bottom and rotate rows of proteins and vegetables. You can make it as fancy as our's or you can just throw it in and toss it!! Either way it all tastes the same!!
Remember...."No leftovers on the PhazeMoldDiet" and if you are going to pre-make these salads make sure you are only premaking them the evening before or that very same morning to avoid any bacterial or fungal growth of forming on the foods for too long.
What's your favorite dressing? Remember....there are different dressings allowed for each Phaze on the diet so be sure to ONLY stick with the dressings listed in your Phaze Recipes for that month. Enjoy!!