Green Eggs, No Ham

Good morning! This late post is brought to you from me arriving home from a fun girls weekend and forgetting I had nothing scheduled ;p But here I am! Ready to conquer day 7 of MoFo.

Did anyone have a hard time with this one? I spent some time thinking, but couldn’t really think of anything spectacularly clever. I tried asking my husband for help. His suggestions were not helpful. He thought he was being quite clever… I thought it was quite annoying. I thought I would copy and paste the facebook status he made out of it and the comments:

Terry: Kimmy is currently doing prep for “Vegan MoFo” (a vegan blog challenge over the course of a Month of Food), and one of the themes is vegan food inspired by movies… so my suggestion was Soylent Green.
She says she now regrets asking me.
     Terry: She seems even more annoyed now that my next suggestions for movies to reach to for inspiration were Sweeney Todd and Silence of the Lambs.
     JP: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alive_(1993_film)?
          my response: wow. just wow.
          JP: I think I got this one wrong, being that it wasn’t about plant based protein, but rather passenger based protein.
     JP: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fried_Green_Tomatoes
     Di: Ooooo soylent green….. That is prefect! Soy as main ingredient, spirulina to make green…. Shape like ginger bread men! Boom!
     Beth: Nicely done, Sir.
     Beth: Story of a man who turned into a plant (bad movie great comic book)
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     Elizabeth: How about “Veggie Tales: The League of Incredible Vegetables” http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2233584/

*sigh* Well… at least I got some decent suggestions ;p

7 Make / eat some thing inspired by a book or film. 

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Green Eggs, No Ham! Any Dr. Seuss fans out there? This clever dish is modeled after his “Green Eggs & Ham” book. I used to love this book as a kiddo.

I would not, could not, in the rain.
Not in the dark. Not on a train,
Not in a car, Not in a tree.
I do not like them, Sam, you see.
Not in a house. Not in a box.
Not with a mouse. Not with a fox.
I will not eat them here or there.
I do not like them anywhere!

Sadly, the meaning of the book was kind of lost on me as I was the pickiest eater ever! I would always make the claim that I did not like something, when in fact, I had never even tried it. I was too scared to try it for fear of not liking it. A short list of things I didn’t try until my twenties: pineapple, kiwi, avocado, beans (?!). You get the idea.

For these “eggs”, I just crumbed up a package of tofu, heated a bit of oil on a wok on the stove and sautéed the tofu crumbles. For the green colour, I had some leftover lemon basil spread to use up and added it in. I added a bit of dried dill as well.

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Can’t wait to see what others make for this fun theme!

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9 thoughts on “Green Eggs, No Ham

  1. Green Eggs and Ham was my favourite book when I was about 6! I love your creativity here 😀 and I especially love that you used the lemon basil pesto too, ohhh gosh that would have tasted awesome with the tofu!

  2. love this post – I think the discussion of what to do is as much fun as actually coming up with something so I am glad we had a peek into the behind the scenes – and I have green eggs and ham as something I have wanted to veganise if I did vegan mofo so I am pleased to see it got a look in even though i am not doing vegan mofo this year

  3. I’ve been slacking so much on Vegan MoFo. I need to get my act together!

    That was a good idea to use a book instead of a movie since you couldn’t think of one. I did a version of green eggs using a basil sauce that was inspired by that book as well (but that was a while ago). Great minds think alike!

    1. Oh my goodness, don’t worry! It’s just supposed to be for fun anyway =)
      Of course now that the theme is over, I’m thinking of all sorts of great movie meal ideas haha. Ah well =)

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