When my friend through blogging, Laura, announced she was going to start a Strange But Good link-up ‘party’ on her blog every Friday, to celebrate the odd recipes and food creations that an ever-growing niche of us weird foodie bloggers concoct, all I could think was:
“But my LIFE* is strange but good.”
*And by life, I mean food choices. But food is life. Right? I started—and quickly forgot about, as I often do–my own little personal blog ‘series’ of Freaky Friday creations, a year or so ago, and since The Great Smart Kitchen discovery of combining spaghetti squash, nutritional yeast, sauerkraut, hummus, Wickles Pickles relish, and Mrs. Renfro’s pomegranate salsa...
…things have just gotten weirder.
Sprouts and crumbled (raw) tofu on soup? [And, oh wait, that’s not soup…it is a bowl of Vegan Pumpkin Gravy.]
*And no, crumbling them yourself doesn’t count.
I eat exclusively from bowls, and will throw so much onto them that eating is like opening presents on Christmas. (Surprise! Veggie burger crumblies. Surprise! Citrus Avocado Dressing.)
Speaking of squash, what about the time I stuffed a kuri squash with Israeli couscous and pineapple, then covered the whole thing in nutritional yeast, hummus, Dijon mustard, and HP sauce?
Cinnamon-dusted canned pumpkin, grapes, and apples on frozen yogurt?
And, let us definitely NOT forget the foremost freaky foodie achievement of the week: pomegranate-mustard-thyme glazed Brussels sprouts and parsnips on flax-infused oats covered in yellow mustard and ketchup.
Yep. I should probably rename my blog The Strange Kitchen, considering most of the recipes I come up with are things most people would never think to even want to eat.*
*It has taken me a long time to realize that the reason I probably don’t get many blog comments is most people are too kind to say, “Um. That looks disgustingly odd.”
But I let my foodie freak flag fly.
And I’m proud of it.
Thanks to Laura for shining a light on all of the freaky foodies out there. We are sisters in strange, and I love her for it! Next week, perhaps I’ll have an actual Strange But Good recipe to share…but like I said, my whole blog is pretty much strange but good.
In the mean time, check out what other weird food movement supporters have come up with!