"Don't knock it 'till you've tried it!" That's the moral of
Theodor Seuss Geisel's all-time classic about a child harassing a man until he agrees to sample an oddly colored meat dish that turns out to be delicious.
In the culinary realm, we've learned, there are a ton of bizarre-looking (yet delightful) versions of everyday foods that would seem right at home on a table in Whoville. Below are some of these strange Seussian creations -- and, again, don't knock them 'till you've tried them.
Would you like pink pancakes here or there? beet cakes Love HuffPost? Become a founding member of HuffPost Plus today. Red velvet pancakes with beets courtesy of Kitchen Vignettes. Or mashed cauliflower anywhere? mashed cauli Mashed purple cauliflower recipe by Eat Your Beets. Some garden veggies in a house? 85018199 Curlicue bits of the fiddlehead fern plant are harvested in the Northeastern U.S. and parts of Europe. They make a tasty dish when cooked with a little garlic. Fruity tartlets with a mouse? starfruit tartlet Tartlet recipe adapted from The Sundy House Restaurant & Inn by The Kitchen Prep. Would you eat green waffles in a box? green waffles Spirulina-Mango waffles over at Farmers Market Vegan. Purply carrots with a fox? purple carrots Roasted carrot recipe on Food Blogga. A hot pink smoothie in a car? pink smoothie Dragon fruit smoothie recipe by My Sugar 'n' Spice. How about blue cornbread, near or far? blue muffins Jalepeno-cheddar blue corn muffins at Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks. Tasty rice, you will see. You may like it in a tree. spicy green rice Mexican green rice recipe by The Texan New Yorker. Would you -- could you -- eat spinach cake on a train? greencake Spinach cake recipe by The Crackerbox Kitchen. Or purple ice cream in the rain? blueberry ice cream Blueberry ice cream recipe by The Baker Chick. Pink mac and cheese with a goat? beet mac Roasted beet mac and cheese recipe from The Realistic Nutritionist. Delicious cake pops on a boat? lorax cake pops Lorax cake pop recipe from Bakerella. You may like some French-fried yams. purple fries Okay, they're not technically yams. Purple sweet potato fries recipe created by Miss Buttercup. And maybe even green eggs and ham. green eggs ham Interpretation by 100 Days of Real Food. Oysters The classic "aphrodisiac" -- but does anyone know why? They're slimy and gross-looking and offend probably half of the population. Oysters are high in zinc, and a deficiency in zinc has been linked to lower testosterone levels, but research isn't conclusive that zinc actually increases your sex drive. Zinc and testosterone aside, do these squishy, ugly little guys make you think "sex?" Garlic We're not sure why garlic appears on everyone's list of aphrodisiac foods. We see it as more of an obstacle to intimacy. Anyone else? Chili Peppers Chili peppers are hot, yes, but does your mouth feeling like it's on fire make you want to kiss? What about a runny nose -- does that turn you on? Maybe you like it when your partner's eyes water and his/her face sweats? We thought not. Chocolate Ok, chocolate is a food we can sort of see, thanks to Johnny Depp's wildly underrated performance in the movie "Chocolat." But a little bit can too easily turn into too much. See how sexy you feel after polishing off a huge slice of chocolate cake or eating an entire bar of chocolate because why wouldn't you? Chocolate makes us want to eat all the chocolate, not have sex. Almonds Almonds make us feel healthy, not sexy. Oatmeal Really? Oatmeal is supposed to get us in the mood? Oatmeal? You mean the least sexy food of all time? The oh-so attractive breakfast mush is high in an amino acid called L'arginine, which is supposed to be "key to your partner's sexual readiness and yours." We don't really care what oatmeal does to our bodies. It definitely doesn't put us in the mood. Raw eggs Raw chicken eggs are " considered to enhance one's libido." Ummm... No thanks. We'll pass. Asparagus English herbalist Nicholas Culpeper said that asparagus " stirs up lust in man and woman." But really, what's sexy about a skinny, limp vegetable like asparagus? And the real question is: asparagus pee. Does that really get you going? This article originally appeared on HuffPost.