Today is Dr. Seuss‘ 107th birthday, and even though the visionary author wrote a book called “Green Eggs And Ham” I think everyone can appreciate the message of strength and sense of self that the writer brought to children through his writing.
First Lady Michelle Obama took the morning to read “Green Eggs and Ham” to 250 local school children, and in honor of the man’s birthday we’d like to give you a vegan option you can treat your kids (or yourself) to. Because after all, as Dr. Seuss wrote, “I do not like green eggs and ham. I will not eat them, Sam-I-Am!”
This recipe for “Green Eggs and Ham” comes from VegWeb user Kelly and just sounds delicious and adorable! Check it out.
Green Eggs & Ham
1 package ex-firm tofu, drained and mashed
1/2 small sized avocado, diced
2 large potatoes, or 1 convenience pack, cubed
tablespoon vegetable oil (use more if needed)
1 package Nasoya Tofu Mate breakfast scramble*
other diced veggies (optional): tomatoes, mushrooms, peppers, onions…
Note: This isn’t exactly a healthy meal, but it’s not that bad either. Polyunsaturated fats, whee! If you use the Nasoya, the tofu will be slightly greenish and of course the avocado is green. If you prefer you can use a different tofu scramble mix. I like Fantastic Foods, personally.
Heat the oil in a large skillet, and add the potatoes. Let them get good and homefryish, meanwhile drain and crumble the tofu, mix the seasoning packet, and dice the avocado. *Add your diced vegetables _EXCEPT_ the avocado when the potatoes are getting close to being done and make sure they get the right amount of cooking time, to taste.*
When the potatoes are golden brown and crispy, add the tofu. Pour the seasoning mix over it and stir. Cook a few more minutes, remove from skillet, and add the avocado.