Welcome back to Serious Question, a feature in which I ask a “serious” question and then answer it and cross my fingers that a few of you lovely blog readers will answer it too in the comments section. Be forewarned: This feature will at least sometimes tread into TMI territory. Lucky you, today is not a TMI day.
I have something to tell you guys:
My name is Lou and I love carbs.
While the rest of the world goes Paleo, I’m bargaining with the gods of macronutrients… um, so what if I just eat bread like, say twice a day?
But seriously, while I’m not giving up carbs any time soon, it does seem that bread and pasta should be more of a sometime food, rather than an all-the-time food, and so, I’ve had to find healthier sources of carb goodness.
Enter the sweet potato.
I could argue that sweet potatoes are the perfect food (I could, but I won’t — we all know that the perfect food is Ben and Jerry’s Chubby Hubby ice cream). But when it comes to stuff that isn’t bad for me, the sweet potato is up there: It feels like comfort food and tends to be satisfying, while its sweetness fills the sugar-shaped hole in my heart.
It’s not the fact that I like sweet potatoes that’s weird — it’s that I eat roasted sweet potatoes with hummus (if you knew me, you would know that I’m a bit hummus-obsessed). Right now sweet potatoes dipped in hummus are my favorite snack, which is kind of a weird food combination, don’t you think?
So what’s your favorite weird food combination? It’s OK, we won’t tell you it’s gross or anything, unless it’s totally gross. Should I try your weird food combination? Are you going to try mine? Is mine not that weird?