One thing that I’ve learned from being a member of the healthy living bloggers community is that many of are pretty weird. More specifically, we eat some pretty weird stuff.
Actually- let me clarify that a bit.
To the general population, many of the food combinations that I see my fellow HLBs post on Instagram, Twitter and blog probably get a reaction like “that’s weird” or “that’s gross.” To me, most of these combos don’t seem weird at all… because I’m also a “weirdo.”
Some of my favorites:
#1 Mustard + Pizza
This is a very ugly picture of a flatbread pizza. I owe you a much prettier one that wasn’t taken with my iPhone.
I’ve mentioned this combination several times before- probably because we make pizza every single Friday night! And 9 times out of 10, you’ll find me squeezing mustard on my pizza. And though I am a huge fan of all types of mustard (especially spicy brown varieties)- plain ol’ yellow is best for pizza.
I started doing this in elementary school, because for some reason, it was the cool thing to do at lunch. Seriously, all the cool kids were doing it (and you know I had to be cool). It’s stuck with me for over 20 years! Yes, I know it sounds odd- but think about it: people put banana peppers on pizza all the time, which have a “mustard-y” flavor.
Every single person I know that has tried this combination has had the same reaction, which is “hey, that’s pretty good!”
#2 Siracha + Watermelon
This is one of Greg’s favorite combinations. Though we haven’t been eating much of it lately, I know that if you say the word watermelon to Greg, the word Siracha is soon to follow.
I don’t know why this combination works, but it does.
#3. Water + cucumber + Dill
The dill and cucumber actually stay in the pitcher. I put them in my glass for dramatic effect.
You may already know that I am slightly obsessed with cucumber water. I discovered it while we were in Colorado this summer, and have had a pitcher of it in my fridge at all times ever since. I recently discovered another ingredient to add to the water to make it even better: dill! The wonderful people at McCormick provided us with cucumber/dill water during our meal there, and I was in love!
#4: Cauliflower + Nutmeg + Sea Salt
This is a go-to veggie side for me. Cut up some cauliflower, sprinkle on some nutmeg and sea salt and let it roast in the oven. The combination of the nutmeg and salt just creates this amazing flavor! (You can also try using cinnamon, cayenne pepper, turmeric, cumin… endless possibilities here!)
These are just a few of my favorite “strange” food combinations… and come to think of it, they seem pretty normal compared to my Weird Foodie Friends Heather, Sarah, and Laura, who were kind enough to share some of their own combinations.
First up, this is from Heather:
- Spaghetti Squash
- Wickles Pickle Relish
- Mrs. Renfro’s Pomegranate Salsa
- Libby’s Bavarian Style Sauerkraut
- Nutritional Yeast
I do enjoy savory eggs, but sometimes you just want a PB&J. And eggs. It’s not as weird as it sounds. Really.
PB & Jeggs (1 serving)
- 1/2 C egg whites
- 2 T peanut flour
- 2 T water
- Shake of salt
- 1/2 C berries (or peaches, squash, apples, zucchini…)