Nigella likes Marmite pasta! What's your strange-but-true standby staple?
Watch this clip of Nigella telling Christian O'Connell how she discovered the combination:
Earlier this year Ken Hom shared a similar serendipity discovery on Saturday Kitchen with his pasta stir-fried with curry paste, which gave Ready Steady Cook's recipes a run for their money!
As for more conventional Nigella recipes - and speedy ones at that - try her Spicy scrambled eggs, Triple cheese and onion strata or Calabrian lamb cutlets. Get even more luscious recipes on Nigella's website or check out Nigella's recipes for BBC Food.
In the meantime, tell us what other strange combination of ingredients you've discovered on the fly. What worked and what decidedly didn't?
Ramona Andrews is the host of the BBC Food Q&A blog and messageboard.
Listen to the whole Nigella interview or download the Daily Bacon podcast.