Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Here comes Vinegar 3! Sold 1/4 million past editions

VINEGAR POWERS 3 IS COMING! This August the new, improved book (sold nearly 1/4 million last editions) is on its way to you!

From the Author

*One-of-a-kind book full of goodness (with an underlying Mediterranean diet and lifestyle theme for the complete Healing Powers series)
* Share a journey through the world of vinegar(s) with the author on the road and at home
* Exclusive one-on-one interviews with well-known nutritionists, medical doctors, and renowned researchers--not found online

From the Inside Flap
The Apple and the Grape Yield Two Powerful Vinegars

Apple cider vinegar has been touted by vinegar gurus as one of nature's most healthful foods, especially if made from fresh, organically grown apples, then allowed to age. And now, red wine vinegar, the ignored condiment, may be its new sidekick, thanks to the grape known as "the vine healer."
People from all walks of life--as well as some vinegar pioneers and contemporary medical experts--believe apple-rich cider vinegar aids digestion, helps maintain weight, and keeps blood pressure down. Apple cider vinegar is also known to relieve congestion and maintain healthy skin.
And now, New Age doctors claim red grapes yield another amazing vinegar. Red wine vinegar, claim medical experts,contain healtful nutrients that are part of the "neutraceutical revolution," too. While it's apples that make apple cider vinegar what it is, it is the grape that may be core of red wine vinegar's nutrients.
In this book, I will show you how using both vinegars can be one of the best things you do for yourself--and your health. But note, many people will not want to reap the benefits of vinegar by drinking the healthy brew solo. While vinegar is great for salad, it also is a great seasoning for many foods. Vinegar has a vast number of uses in cooking, and I've included more than 100 recipes to help heal your body, mind, and spirit.
But first, let's go way back into the past. Take a close-up look at why and how vinegar is one of the world's first--and most prized--natural medicines.

From the Back Cover

From Folk Medicine to 21st Century Favorite--Discover the Amazing Powers of Vinegar!

Revised and updated, this comprehensive book draws on the latest scientific studies and interviews with top health researchers to reveal how apple cider and red wine vinegars--as well as balsamic, fruit, rice, and herb-infused vinegars--can help you stay healthy. Often partnered with olive oil, a key ingredient in the heart-healthy Mediterranean Diet, vinegar is the basis for easy, tasty, rustic recipes--including favorites of health spa chefs. You'll also find proven home health cures, innovative cosmetic secrets, lively anecdotes, and environmentally friendly household hints--from making countertops sparkle to cleaning up kids and pets.
*Take advantage of vinegar's natural therapeutic, antioxidant, and culinary virtues as this 5,000-year-old healer evolves in new uses and products--from sipping vinegars to home-cooked foods.
* Learn how vinegar helps lower the risk of heart disease, diabetes, obesity, cancer, and bone loss.
*Discover how vinegar's acetic acid kills bacteria, and may help prevent tuberculosis and combat antibiotic-resistant superbugs.
* Use red wine vinegar to enjoy the same important antioxidants as red wine--without the alcohol.
*Pair vinegar with healthful oils to ease anxiety, boost brain power, enhance energy, and aid digestion.
* Create home cures to treat allergies, arthritis, toothache, sunburn, swimmer's ear, sore throat, and other pesky ailments.
...and discover much more in this invaluable resource to help you slim down, shape up, and enhance longevity!

About the Author

Cal Orey, M.A., is an accomplished author and journalist. She has a master’s degree in English from San Francisco State University, and for three decades has written hundreds of articles for national and international magazines. She specializes in topics such as health, beauty, nutrition, relationships, science, and pets. Her books include The Healing Powers of Olive Oil, The Healing Powers of Coffee, The Healing Powers of Honey, The Healing Powers of Chocolate, The Healing Powers of Vinegar202 Pets’ Peeves, and Doctors’ Orders. She lives in northern California. Readers are invited to visit her website at www.calorey.com, read her blog The Writing Gourmet at calorey.blogspot.com, find her on Facebook, and follow her on Twitter.

Friday, June 17, 2016

2nd Edition Olive Oil Book--Gift Size Gem! for Summer

By Cal Orey

"A fascinating read--olive oil is not only delicious--it is good medicine!" --Ann Louise Gittleman, Ph.D.

"One of our most important foods. This book deserves to be in everybody's home library." --Elson M. Haas, M.D., author of Staying Healthy with Nutrition, 21st Century Edition

Discover Olive Oil's Extraordinary Powers!

Revised and updated, this indispensible book reveals why chefs, doctors, and nutritionists all love extra virgin olive oil, a key ingredient in the Mediterranean Diet--and why other healthful oils from vegetables, fruits, and nuts are not far behind. You'll find easy recipes for satisfying foods like Pizza Baguettes with Garlic Oil, Fudgy Coconut Oil Brownies, Honey-Citrus-Olive Oil Fruit Kabobs, and Macadamia Nut Oil Cookies. Also included: home cures that beat colds and reduce pain, beauty and household secrets, and pet care tips that really work! 

 Deliciously healing surprises. . ..

The art of using olive oil for mind, body, and spirit goes back 6,000 years. Hippocrates, "the father of medicine," used olive oil in over 60 healing remedies. 

New research confirms that olive oil can help lower the risk of heart disease, cancer, and type 2 diabetes, and it can stall age-related diseases. 

Combining olive oil with other oils (like coconut and macadamia nut oils), can help combat fatigue, infections, and insomnia, and help you fight fat and shape up! 

Bring on the butter--especially the right kind and right amount. When paired with oils, this twentieth-century "forbidden" saturated fat is a new twenty-first-century health food. 

"Orey gives kudos to olive oil--and people of all ages will benefit from her words of wisdom." --Dr. Will Clower, CEO Mediterranean Wellness

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Honey, Celebrate National Strawberry Shortcake Day!

Hello, strawberry shortcake! Pre-summer days are a time for the Southern classic, strawberry shortcake, a sweet biscuit dessert paired with strawberries. But shortcake can be so much more! Turning to blackberries, blueberries and even peaches scored in the Sierras can make this dish pop with a sublime taste of honey--nature's sweet nectar made from the honey bee.
Be Creative! 
I prefer the old-fashioned biscuits, commonly savored in the South--or homemade buttermilk waffles topped with berries and drizzled with honey. You can make country-style biscuits from scratch or bake biscuits using a mix in a box to get a homemade flavor, and a gift of convenience. The most popular shortcake is made with strawberries — a reasonable price at Tahoe for a late spring fruit. And the strawberry shortcake of choice is the kind with vanilla ice cream, and/or whipped cream. But the beauty of this fun-and-healthful food is that you can add other fresh fruits and give shortcake a new, improved look for the thrill of it.
Speaking of thrilling, a few years ago, I was in author research mode to write “The Healing Powers of Honey.” It was part of my plan to go to Reno during late spring and visit thousands of honey bees and their beekeeper. Once in the backyard amid bees flying hither and thither, I wasn’t spooked like a character in a sci-fi film. Perhaps it was the calm sporting dog walking about that put me in a comfort zone.  I was envious. I thought, “Maybe I’d be happier as an outdoors-y beekeeper instead of a sit down and write indoors author.”  I felt a bond to the hardworking bee: making honey and pollinating our favorite foods including fruits such as strawberries and peaches.
1 cup pancake and baking mix
1/3 cup organic low-fat milk
2 tablespoons raw sugar
Raw sugar to sprinkle on top
2 cups fresh strawberries and peaches, sliced (or use blackberries and/or blueberries)
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons honey
All natural vanilla ice cream and/or whipped cream (or try strawberry)
In a large bowl, combine baking mix, milk and sugar. Instead of kneading and cutting circles, you can use the rustic drop method and place four spoonfuls onto an ungreased baking sheet. Sprinkle with sugar. Bake for about 15 minutes or till golden brown. Serve warm, sliced, and top with fruit (mixed with lemon juice and honey), ice cream and/or whipped cream. Serves 4 mini shortcakes or 2 medium-sized ones.
On Wednesday morning, I effortlessly whipped up a batch of biscuits and married fresh peaches and strawberries mixed with honey. I let it chill for about an hour. The warm shortcake with cold juicy fruit pieces and whipped cream layers was awesome; and the raw sugar crunch was a like a strawberry on top, making it one dessert to love.
Motto: A little extra effort and shaking things up with old and new ingredients can wow your senses bigtime.
— Cal Orey, M.A. is an author and journalist. Her books include “The Healing Powers” series (Vinegar, Olive Oil, Chocolate, Honey, and Coffee) published by Kensington. (The Healing Powers of series was featured by the Good Cook Book Club.) Her website is www.calorey.com.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Fresh Olive Oil Book with Rustic Anti-Summer Allergies Soup 'n Salad

Summer around the Lake at Tahoe and the world is a perfect time for garden-fresh vegetable soup. Think plenty of immune system-boosting seasonal vegetables and organic vegetarian stock for a chunky semi-homemade soup. Garlic and onions, carrots and celery—and tomatoes—with  plenty of whole grain pasta can make your pot of soup on the stove top a crowd pleaser in the kitchen and comfort food in your bowl on the table for lunch or dinner.

This season to keep allergies away (blame it on keeping windows open, pollen, dust and pet dander) I will continue to get 7.5 hours a night sleep, drink fortified orange juice, herbal teas, consume local raw honey—and vegetable soup that help keep watery eyes and sniffling away. Using garlic and onion paired with lots of veggies put into a big pot with store bought broth is amazing. Not only is it easy, the aroma in the home is sublime.

Fresh Anti-Allergy Summertime

Chunky Vegetable Soup

  •  1 tbs. extra virgin olive oil or European style butter
  • ¼ cup yellow onion,
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 carton (32 ounces) organic vegetable broth
  • 2 cups mixed fresh vegetables, chopped (broccoli, cabbage, carrots, celery, green bell pepper, jicama, radish)
  • 1 ½ cups uncooked whole grain rotini
  • Sea Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/3 cup fresh spinach, chopped
  • 5 Roma tomatoes, peeled, chopped
  • More rustic clean food recipes in
    The Healing Powers of Olive Oil, Revised and Updated
  • 1/2 cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese (garnish)

In a skillet, heat olive oil or butter over medium heat, add onion and garlic. Sauté for a few minutes. Pour into a large pot. Add broth and bring to a boil. Add vegetables. Bring to a boil again then put on low heat. In another pot boil pasta for several minutes until cooked. Add pasta and tomatoes to vegetable mixture.  Stir in spinach.  Simmer for about 10 minutes. Serve hot sprinkled with Parmesan cheese and slices of warm whole grain bread and butter. Serves 6.  Team it with a pot of tea!

I love this soup—when I’m well or fighting seasonal sniffles. Not only is it easy to put it together, it’s easy on the eyes and palate. It’s also the time to blast soup myths: You can use fresh tomatoes; forget canned goods. Some folks say broccoli and spinach in your soup can create a bitter taste—there is none left so I disagree. Follow the store bought broth box directions and do not dilute. Add any of your favorite herbs for extra flavor. Making semi-homemade soup can be whipped up and dished up in less than 30 minutes. It’s not your mom’s soup—it’s fresh and with your stamp on it for the 21st century.

Sunday, June 5, 2016


By Cal Orey

The Healing Powers of Honey will be released in mass market gift size format in 2018. 
* It's the main feature this month of June on The Daily Tea website.
* The popular book (was featured in the Good Cook book club; a best selling e-book on kobo.com in December).
* It will pair nicely with the forthcoming book The Healing Powers of Tea (published by Kensington, due September 1 2016);
 (excerpt from Wellbella Magazine)
“Eating antioxidant-rich honey can help lower the risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes—even help reduce body fat and unwanted weight—and increase longevity,” says Cal Orey, author of the [timeless] book The Healing Powers of Honey.  But the benefits of eating honey go even further. Easing sore throats, boosting energy levels and strengthening the immune system are just a few added perks. As a DIY beauty treatment, honey can also be used to soften and exfoliate the skin.
It’s important to note, however, that not all honeys are created equal. “The quality of honey matters,” explains Orey. “It should be real, raw, unprocessed and unheated. Unfiltered honey, straight from the hive, is the true ‘superfood’ nutritionists applaud.” And while most honeys contain natural antibacterial qualities, some varieties contain higher levels than others. For example, Manuka honey, a special type of honey harvested from bees that feed on tea tree plants, is unique in its ability to treat minor wounds and burns.

Quick Tip
Supercharge your green tea—and soothe a cough or cold—by adding 1 teaspoon each of buckwheat honey, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar and cayenne.
 “During the creation of The Healing Powers of Chocolate, I noticed that honey, like chocolate, was noted in the Mediterranean diet—an underlying theme in my book series,” says author Cal Orey. “And that five-letter word—honey—stuck in my mind like a honeybee on a sunflower. What else could follow the class act of decadent chocolate?” For more info on The Healing Powers of Honey, visit calorey.com.