You say gross, I say delicious!
Lets face it, with millions of flavors and foods available to us, we are bound to mix them up in unusual ways. “Weird Food Combos” is one of the most popular topics on the Serious Eats boards and even on the Yelp forums!
Some think the love of “odd” foods mixed together is a red flag for an eating disorder.
I neither agree or disagree with this. Its really a “it depends” type of statement. It depends on the motive. Are they eating a certain combination in hope of eating less or it? is is a mixture that involves very low calorie things (hmm….rice cakes+mustard+salt+fat free cottage cheese+apples+diet coke all jumbled together and “steamed”, no fried of course, come to mind!).
I know that when I was in treatment, they really tried to crack down on people’s food combination preference. For example, I like dry cereal. Actually, correction! I like cereal without milk, I usually opt for yogurt or cottage cheese. Even ice cream! But I never like milk in my cereal. When I was four, my parents let me have calcium fortified orange juice with my mini wheats (trust me, it doesn’t taste half bad!). Anyhow, I understood where they were coming from. They were trying to “normalize” our eating. Although the term “normal eating” is really up for debate. Heck, anything “normal” is subjective.
Anyhow, I don’t think there is anything wrong in eating what is perceived as “weird” foods in unison. Google “weird food combinations” and you will feel at home as millions of people express their love of bologna and peanut butter or scrambled eggs and grape jelly (both personally make me want to gag a little, but wont judge you if you like them 😉 )
So I thought I’d share my weird food math!
ketuchp+mustard+salad : Its like a deconstructed hot dog! I love it!
cottage cheese+cookies(or biscuits): dont ask, I just like the texture of the creaminess and the slight saltiness of the cottage cheese with a sweet cookie. I prefer this over an oreo!
ice cream+jello+roasted pumpkin: I know, this is SUPER weird! but squash is usually sweet and I love its texture with the creamy ice cream. And I actually like that jelly-ness of the jello, although its not as cloyingly sweet as real jelly! Ok, I’m sure if you haven’t gagged yet, your gagging!
salt+watermelon: I know this may sound eating disordered because its low calories, I’ve liked it since I was a kid!
Peanut butter+bacon: Not very kosher but who said I am?
What’s your “weird” combos of choice? I wont judge, but I can’t promise I wont gag….just being honest!