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Crazy Fish Girl Vinaigrette

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

My husband, Phil, and I are obsessed with our local Renaissance Faire. We try to go every single day of the run. It was there that I received one of the best weight loss tips that's I've ever come across. It came in the form of a simple recipe.

There is a booth there that sells amazing fried fish and chips. It also sells an excellent grilled salmon salad which is one of the few healthy choices available at the faire. The woman who works at this booth probably has a few screws loose. I'm not sure if it's an act or not. It's hard to tell with Rennies since so many of us are paid to act nutty all day. I like this lady a lot, but I don't know her name, so Phil and I have taken to calling her Crazy Fish Girl.

One day, Crazy Fish Girl suggested to me that I skip the Ranch (the only dressing offered) and let her dress my salad using the very limited tools at hand. She squeezed a lemon over the salad, added some malt vinegar, salt, and pepper, blew me a kiss and sent me on my way. Notice what's missing? No oil. There is no fat at all whatsoever here and the calorie count is negligible. I don't think I've opened a bottle of dressing since that day. This recipe can be made transcendent with sea salt and fresh cracked pepper instead of the ground stuff.
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    Funny you should mention that. I was just thinking earlier today that it might be fun to try some different vinegars. All that lives in my cabinet right now is the malt and some balsamic.
    3615 days ago
    Cool story and I use Rice Vinegar (it has flavors besides just a vinegar flavor) and lemon. Sounds like on the same path as Crazy Fish Girl.... :-)
    3619 days ago
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