And I replied, “Resist these eggs? You won’t be able!”
Okay, I didn’t really say that. And so the story of last night’s dinner really went like this:
My son thought it was really nifty and different to have green eggs and ham for dinner, just like in the famous Dr. Seuss story – except these are not fried eggs and the ham isn’t green. But the idea was a brilliant froggy green dish. I suppose you could do all kinds of themes with this. Forest grass with broccoli trees and the like. I’m sure I’m not the first person to come up with this but, regardless, it’s still quite unusual and fun. The eggs, greened up with a puree of spinach, herbs, onion and garlic, was perfect for a natural effect – and flavor. All in all: a big hit!
Follow it up with a read of the story using your best silly voices. Aren’t food and stories fun?
Green Eggs and Ham….. and Cheesy Rice
Note: This CAN be made for the egg allergenic. If there are no soy allergies, use silken tofu in place of the eggs. If you need to avoid soy and eggs, follow the recipe for quiche on the Ener-G egg replacer product website http://www.ener-g.com/recipes/node/435 and mix in the spinach/herb mixture to make it green.
Start cooking your rice:
In a large saucepot, add 4 cups of allergen-free chicken or vegan broth
When it boils, add 2 cups of dry white long grain rice, cover and simmer on low for 15 minutes.
When finished, stir in 1/2 cup of Earth Balance non-dairy margarine and 1/4 cup of nutritional yeast and a little salt for flavor.
During the cooking of rice, cook your slices of ham until they are browned the way you like.
In a small food processor, puree 2 cups of baby spinach and 1/4 cup of basil (or mixture of your favorite fresh herbs).
Add 1/4 of a yellow or white onion and 2 cloves of garlic.
Add 1 Tablespoon of dried Italian seasoning.
Process all of it together with a little olive oil and mix into your eggs or egg substitute mixture. Make your eggs as you please (making sure you use an oil that is free of allergens).
Serve all together and Enjoy!