Perfectly Peculiar Pairings

by Sarah on September 7, 2010 · 5 comments

You know I love pickles….(remember when I had a to-go cup of them from Salt Lick?)
And despite the photo below, you know I love pineapple!But did you know that I also love pickles PLUS pineapple?
Yeah, neither did I. Well, until the Labor Day BBQ I attended last night, during which I played one of my favorite gastronomic games: “What happens if I put both of these random foods into one bite?” [Sadly, there is no photographic evidence of this game.]

Who knew? Pickles and pineapple….(Perhaps on a pizza?)

In honor of that peculiar pairing, I would like to take a minute to share some of the perfect pairings and crazy combinations that punctuated my day.

English Caramel + Vanilla Latte Coffee Beans = Best Bulk Bin Blend
Bananas + Pecans + Maple = Overnight Oat Amazingness
Baby Spinach + Spring Mix + Arugula
+ Orange Mustard Glazed Chicken + Fresh Corn + Okra + Carrots + Red Bell Peppers
= Leftovers-Inspired Lunchable

Mango + Honey (?) = Must Try
Nothing special, sadly….but….

Yogurt + Granola = Granogurt!
And granogurt is always a good time.

Peanuts + Almonds + Cashews + Sunflower Seeds + A Chopstick (!?) =
What I Want To Eat Always*
*Not the actual chopstick of course. Unless it was made of chocolate. Now there’s a thought…

One not-so-pleasant pairing?

Tropical Storm Hermine + My Green Pants

(The storm is just angry because it wanted to be named Hermi-O-ne.)

Month-of-Me Celebration #7

Five of My Favorite Pairings!
(I can’t say Top 5 because tomorrow I will probably have different thoughts on the topic.)

(Pepper) Mint (Ice Cream) + Chocolate (Fudge)
Pimiento Cheese + Wheat Thins
Peanut Butter + Bananas +Honey
Crystallized Ginger + Blueberries
Pretzels + M&Ms*

*Not Pretzel M&Ms, but one or two M&Ms + a mini pretzel popped into your mouth simultaneously. :)

What are some of your most creative combinations or favorite flavor pairings?
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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Cara September 8, 2010 at 8:34 am

mmm totally agree on the pretzels & m&ms combo. Did you have to work today? I heard some school were shut down in your work area?


kitty September 8, 2010 at 8:36 am

It's not something I eat regularly, but it's actually pretty tasty! Potato chips + ice cream. The salty and sweet are delicious. Must be why I love peanut butter cups so much.

Haha! Hermione, that's too funny. I was one of those sad looking people walking around campus yesterday without an umbrella. It was fun until I got really cold in class.


atastelife September 8, 2010 at 10:19 am

It's not creative but carrots + almond butter = perfection.

Fried pickles + ranch may = heart attack but I can't resist once in a while.

And finally another heart attack? Pimiento cheese + hamburgers = amazingness in your mouth

Proseco plus strawberry puree is also pretty fabulous.

And we can't forget mimosas = champagne and a splash of light OJ


gourmetmemoirs September 8, 2010 at 10:25 am

Orange + Chocolate.
Lavender + Chocolate.
Pineapple + Mango + Vanilla Soymilk.
Manchego Cheese + any in-season fruit.

It's STILL raining in Cedar Park – I went to work yesterday, but with the more-than-11-inches of rain in Cedar Park by 5 this morning, I opted for no driving today.


Catherine September 8, 2010 at 4:12 pm

Chevre + Mango Chutney
on a cracker, on olive levain, on wonderbread, it's delicious!

Lately I'm having chevre and ancho chili peach jam sandwiches, just as good!


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