Green & Lean, Drop the Weight in 30 Days
Author: Dr. Walter Crinnion
294 pages; Hardcover $25.95 US/$30.95 CAN
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Hoboken, NJ
Reviewed by, Chef John Vyhnanek, May, 2010
Clean, Green & Lean will make you think before you plunk
yourself down in front of your TV while sitting on your carpet
and eating a bowl of fresh fruit! Thatís because this book
discusses the effects that chemicals have on our foods, our
bodies and our environment. I must admit I already know some of
this and always wondered about a vegetable farmerís tractor
dripping oil into a field on top of where carrots were growing.
My grandfather, father and the whole family farmed during and
after the depression and the only real piece of machinery they
had was a Caterpillar tractor. Mostly it was used for clearing
land and towing the manure wagon to pasture land. I guess the
team of horses and wood plough which my father guided through
the fields could classify as organic farming today!
Itís a fact that non-organic vegetables are sprayed today with
pesticides to kill bugs. Your carrots apples and bell peppers
are some of the worst! You can however detoxify them if you
follow the instructions on page 44. Dr. Walter Crinnion also
tells us that some of the least sprayed foods are available in
the non-organic isle like asparagus, avocado and sweet corn---go
figure. Remember the carpet mentioned earlier, you were sitting
on azulene, dodecane, formaldehyde and about 30 other chemicals
added to make and treat it! You donít even want to know about
dry-cleaning---yeesh! Did you ever spray for weeds or ants in
your yard and spill a little on your hands? Guess where it
went---straight to your blood stream! A double yeesh!
So what to do? Doctor Crinnion has hundreds of suggestions on
how to detoxify your environment and body as well as your and
your familyís lives in this book. Some such as a homemade weed
killer with soap and vinegar date back to my grandfatherís time
but are long forgotten. He suggests ways to clean up your living
room, hallway, bathroom and all rooms in between and then some.
After you clean and get your house green itís time for
detoxifying your body, after all this book is really about diet
and how to eat the proper foods that donít make you fat! How
would you like to drop weight in 30 days?
How did we get away from such natural methods? Pesticide spray
on fruit trees, DDT to spray for mosquitoes and the heavy use of
chlorine to treat water led to the dreaded PCB contamination
found just about everywhere today. Rachel Carsonís book Silent
Spring was a wake-up call to some but didnít carry the weight
until the green movement took shape a few years back.
The doctor has included about 80 recipes for a new you, a mango
smoothie, real eggs (organic) in a broccoli and Jack cheese
frittata; scallops with risotto and artichokes. Those are the
recipes I tested and Iíll tell you they were quite satisfying
and easy to prepare. If you need a bit more guidance, he has
included a 14 day menu plan where you can incorporate his
recipes and save time planning menus.
Times a wasting, get healthy, lose some weight, be green! Oh
wait until you read the section about fabric softeners, air
fresheners and even cosmetics. I probably wouldnít have bought
this book on my own, but I am so happy to have received it to
review. It is thought provoking and a great book---buy it, read
it and live it for a better, healthier and slimmer you.
This book is highly recommended buy goodcooking.com!
Dr. Walter Crinnion
Protein Mango Smoothie with Yogurt
1 cup organic low-fat plain yogurt
1 cup frozen organic mango
1 cup organic apple juice
2 scoops Amino ICG protein powder
In a blender, add the yogurt, mango, apple juice, and protein powder
Blend and add ice to the desired consistency.
Broccoli and Cheese Frittata
2 teaspoons organic olive oil
2 cups broccoli, chopped
8 organic eggs
salt and pepper to taste
Ĺ cup organic Monterey Jack cheese
1 cup organic strawberries
Preheat the oven to broil. In a small sautť pan, add about 1
of the olive oil; Stir in 2 cups of the chopped broccoli and
8 minutes over medium heat. Grease an oven-safe skillet with the
remaining teaspoon of the organic olive oil. Add the eggs and
cooking over medium heat. Add the cooked broccoli and salt and
pepper to taste, continuing to heat until the eggs begin to set.
the cheese over the eggs and place the skillet in the oven for
3ó4 minutes or until slightly brown. Let cool, then cut into
serve with the strawberries on the side.
Baked Scallops with Risotto and Artichokes
1 1/4 pounds jumbo sea scallops
organic light Italian salad dressing
Vital Choice Organic Salmon Marinade
1Ĺ cups Arborio rice
cup green onion, chopped
1 tablespoon organic olive oil
2 cups water
1 cup organic vegetable broth
Ĺ teaspoon sea salt
dash black pepper
dash garlic powder
half a 14-ounce can artichoke quarters
Preheat the oven to 325T. Place the sea scallops (thawed, if
in a single layer in a baking dish. Pour a generous amount of
dressing over the scallops, ensuring complete coverage. Sprinkle
marinade, dried basil, and lemon pepper over the scallops. Bake
In a small saucepan, sautť the rice and green onion in the olive
over medium heat. When the rice begins to brown, add the water
vegetable broth, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a
and stir in the sea salt, black. pepper, garlic powder, and
Stir frequently for about 20 minutes, leaving the saucepan
Spoon the risotto onto plates and top with the scallops.