Freaky Friday

by Sarah on July 29, 2011 · 19 comments

Last year, in what felt like the early days of this blog, I declared a Weird Food Movement, embracing the absurd creations and pairings that I find quite acceptable and delicious, but others might look upon as bizarre or strange.

So, for today…and perhaps every Friday (but most likely just whenever I feel like it), I shall embrace the freaky foodie tendencies that I have stumbled upon as incredible…maybe only in my mind, but possibly in yours as well.

After all, one of the greatest things about blogging is finding other freak eaters out there who think pickles and pineapple, grapes and hummus, or carrot cake and chocolate peanut butter are perfectly rational pairings. Or, as is the case this week….

Wickles sweet pickle relish

+ the life-changing Mrs. Renfro’s Pomegranate Salsa+ Oasis Naturals Black Bean with Chipotle Harissa Hummus
They are some of my most favorite condimentary-style foods in their own right.

But when you put them all together on top of salad……and mix it up into an “Am I really eating this?” mess of veggie-monster deliciousness….
…well, it might be ugly as heck*…

*Is heck ugly? What is heck anyway? I mean, aside from a stand-in for the evil land of fire and demons.

But to quote the Demon Barber of Fleet Street: “God, that’s good!” [And Lord help your tastebuds return from the brink of epiphany if you also add a little nutritional yeast.]
If weird is wrong, I don’t want to be right.*

*Technically, this phrase should be “If weird is left, I don’t want to be right,” or, alternatively, “If weird is wrong, I don’t want to be correct.” I’m just saying…


So what about y’all? Which strange food habit or pairing do you want to embrace on this Freaky Friday? Join the Weird Food Movement. It’s wonderful being weird. :)