I like to keep up to date with my medical and nutritional knowledge. I have been informed by various thought leaders in the field of medical nutrition, from Dr. Mark Hymen, author of The Blood Sugar Solution, to Dr. Joel Fuhrman, author of Eat to Live. And as prolific as these doctors are, no doctor has been as influential as the great Dr. Seuss.
In his seminal work, Green Eggs and Ham, Dr. Seuss introduces the compelling character, Sam I Am. First of all, thank you for a character who truly knows who he is. Secondly, Dr. Seuss sends a clear and coherent rhymed message to all parents who deal with picky eaters--be persistent. Despite many rejected invitations to eat green eggs and ham, Sam I Am eventually breaks through and entices his friend to try the novel breakfast. And like many obstinate kids, his friend surprises himself when he realizes that he actually likes trying new foods.
Just like many kids, my kids are quick to reject green food. However, they sure do like eggs. So, taking a page from Dr. Seuss, I decided to try this recipe for green grits and eggs. The key to this dish is to make a perfectly poached egg. I learned how to do so by following a great tip from Jamie Oliver. First, wrap your egg in plastic cling wrap, then drop it into a gently simmering water bath for about three minutes. The result is a poached egg with a gooey yolk and a perfectly smooth border. Give it a try!