A Happy Healthy Gut …

…is a very very good thing !

Hello Friends !  I just had great success making probiotic rich kraut so …  I got jazzed to write to you about it! Contained herein:  my new favorite Kraut recipe and how to make it !   Reflections on this New Year thus far and in true Delphine fashion ; a few type-o’s , several rabbit holes and a whole LOTTA genuine excitement for you to thrive and succeed in all that you do!

  Yes , we are just Halfway through the first month of  2018 !  and I think it’s a great time to reset!! In fact I am not afraid to share with you some of my goals …  ONE of them is to reset every two weeks , to create a new fresh fun goal and follow through with it.  Keep the ones I really love … as in continue to give them time to steep and to do their work and let the others go.   I am working with my own psychology here ( I don’t do well cold turkey , I rebel when I feel deprived and have horrible follow through unless I am being held accountable by at least one other person) and I don’t think I’m too terribly unique in all of that.   Ha ha ! and none of the above is true 100% of the time.  So there ya have it. A sneak peek into my tendencies. Growing wiser is just so great that way.

As many of you know ; I prefer , as a general rule , to talk about what is going well & continuing along that projection. Keeping it positive while practicing discipline and care.  I aim to be as healthy as I can be . In my relationships and in particular my relationship to myself.  Healthy & Balanced are my key ingredients.  I like to crowd out the “bad” with GOOD additions and activities and also as a general rule I like to focus upon what I am ADDING in , rather than joining up with the terrible and ineffective mess that is (horribly and appropriately referred to as)  “janurhexia”.    Ugh.  It is a disordered cultural phenomenon .  So let’s rebel!!  and let’s do that.  Let’s add in ! & let’s be healthy on more levels than just physical bodywise.  Being healthy includes body , mind and spirit and asks us to become mindful of where our dreams and goals are really coming from .  A regular Yoga Class (among other modalities) with an informed  teacher can help you to cultivate that awareness and to sift through conditioned consciousness around patterns and limiting thoughts.

Yes!! all that and more about your GUT!   there is a direct connection between gut health and mental health.  Your (head) brain needs your (gut) brain to be healthy and thriving.  More and more studies are surfacing connecting improvements in people suffering from depression  to probiotics! That is huge.  A good probiotic Intake can help our lives internally and externally in more ways than we may know.

More about my intentions:   I have a distinct goal to take charge of my inner terrain and to implement a powerful probiotic into my every day life . I also aim to use fermented veggies and kraut (homemade by me … of course) as a way to get my inner bacterial culture & microbiome thriving again!!  I’m loving the mission & today I’m fired up because I just took my first batch of 2018 out of it’s fermenting station and tasted it.  To my surprise and delight it was DELICIOUS!! So I’m pumped to share it with you !
  

Your gut culture ( that really is what it is … a culture of good and bad bacterias) may be suffering too & you may wish to hop on my band wagon  if you had a consistent or have:

  1. a consistent stint of drinking alcohol regularly .
  2. been eating lots of sugar (refined and unrefined).
  3. have taken several rounds of antibiotics in your life , or even just recently.
    Time to Get to know your happy healthy GUT! and restore your probiotic culture. 
  • feeling lethargic, foggy headed and sad.
  • So .. .are you ready?  Let’s get “CULTURED!!”   our aim is to “CROWD OUT” the bad bacteria , with the good bacteria … much like I like to do as I mentioned above , ‘focus on adding in!’ not taking out.   So I tend to constantly add in GREAT healthy , healing things into my lifestyle to keep myself on the healthy and non isolated or deprived track.  

Your gut is amazing and I could talk about it for days , but I will leave you with these few fun facts and get you to your much anticipated simple kraut recipe.   I’m calling it mine , bc I added my two favorite healing seeds  and it turned out (in my humble opinion) AMAZINGLY DELICIOUS! so enjoy & enjoy the incredible benefits .

Your gut:

  1. contains 2/3 of your immune system
  2. connects to your bodies ability to create saratonin ( a mood booster)
  3. has over 200 lymph nodes (filtering out toxins)
  4. when only the recipient of love and acceptance , cultivates creativity and passionate flow .  belly hatred blocks creative flow and keeps us stuck in old patterns
  5. is over 4 miles long!! (the small intestine that is) and is  processing every single thing you present it with (including emotional toxins) . By processing i mean enzymatically and using surface area , turning foods into usable energy and building blocks for your brain , blood , bones , muscles and more! in addition to cleaning out stuck stuff and replenishing all systems.

Just a few fun facts … well clearly I will have to write another post about this topic as I am bursting with excitement to share more with you on the topic.

Here is what I made recently 

Gather  supplies and ingredients :

supplies : 1 crock or several quart size mason jars (sterilized), a long sharp knife or mandolin ,  a cutting board , a large salad or serving bowl . your clean hands , good music!

4 green or purple cabbages , purple have a higher nutrition / antioxidant value , but I like the way the green looks .   huh.   silly I know . Both are highly nutritive so I’d switch back and forth.

Plenty of salt

1 + Tbs black mustard seeds

1+ Tbs cumin seeds whole

Make IT!

Take 5 or 6 whole cabbage leaves off of the outer cabbage and set aside.

Cut each cabbage into quarters to start and then thinly slice each quarter using your knife or mandolin into the large bowl , after each quarter is sliced into the bowl , spend some time massaging the cabbage to break up it’s plant cell walls and to effectively make your brine.  don’t add water unless you really need to or were not able to make a brine by massaging.

While massaging , sprinkle with ample salt and some of the mustard and cumin seeds.

Repeat until all quarters are in the bowl. You may add more mustard seeds and cumin too.  Continue massaging . and then transfer to your crock or mason jars .

This crock pictured above ( made by Havana Davidson … my sister amazing ceramic artist of functional goods) has the weight and a nice lid. You can find similar products online , or just use mason jars with white PB free plastic lids.

Ensure that your brine is over the top of all vegetable matter, you can create a seal with whole cabbage leaves ( seen below) and a weight over the top of the seal to ensure all cabbage stays UNDER THE BRINE .

Store in a cool dark place .

Check on it periodically .

if you see mold , clear it off and continue fermenting.  Bubbles are good ! it means things are working.  Your kraut is done ( in 3-6 weeks) when the cabbage has softened  & you can taste a slightly fermented flavor. It’s gone too long if it is slimy and overly vinegary flavored.

Enjoy , my favorite way , on toast with avocado.

over salads  & in soups .

or just by itself outa the jar with a fork! happens to be what I am doing … right now!   to your healthy guts!

Love Delphine and Dew Drop Wellness.

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My delicious tridoshic Kitchari Recipe which inspired this kraut!

To you & your revitalized Health !!

 

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Start off the new year right by treating yourself to the luxury of an at-home spa day in the comfort of your own home!

I’ve taken all the prep work out of it for you so you can simply enjoy yourself and reap the benefits of a full day of rejuvenation.  21EA54AF-B586-403A-AFCA-ACAFD1306B85

My at-home Spa package includes:  

  1. A 45  minute detoxifying yet gentle  yoga practice lead by me.  
  2. A wellness FLUSH.
  3. An audio with a  guided meditation which if followed by  guidelines laid out for you to follow throughout your personal  At Home Spa Day.
  4. An hour by hour checklist for you to follow with the entire day
  5. Recipes!  For  herbal tea , the 24 hour menu  , face masks , alkalinizing baths and warm oil massage plus homemade face mask. It is all  mapped out for you.
  6. Toning Elixers , and other At Home Spa Recipes from my Apothecary.
  7. A plan and an invitation to continue this healing  routine on a seasonal , monthly or weekly basis.
  8. Me… on your team!  

After an  at-home spa day you’ll be:

-Energized and refreshed!

-clear and balanced.

-Alert and light!

-Less Bloated … naturally!

-Ready to tackle your next steps.

-One day of relaxation can : Decrease stress hormones , boost your immune system, assist with weight loss  and aid in heart health. 

-Taking care of yourself in this lovely way will create a platform where , In all other areas of your life you are  , more effective , succinct and efficient.

-Relaxed , Rejuvenated and Rested , having taken some much needed time out to pamper yourself.

-Better equipped to proceed with goals and intentions. You’ve been giving a lot to others… it’s your time now.

-Given the jump start you need to move forward to what is next for you .

-Already feeling the great benefits of clean eating.  

-Feeling Good in your body , which means , Feeling good in your life!

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Normally priced at$99, I’m offering this package for$77 if you purchase anytime in the month of January… that is before midnight on 1/30 so that you can ring in this new year  with a commitment to your health and wellbeing-you deserve that in 2018!

Signing up is simple:

1) click this  link  , or the link below that reads:  “I’m Ready to Pamper!” , provide me with the email address that I can send you the package to, and I’ll send it to you right away.

2) enter the amount $77 if before January 30th at midnight , or $99 any day thereafter.

3) When Prompted : please select “sending $ to friends & family” or use Venmo. … my new favorite.

4) sit back and relax as information starts coming through to you!  

I cannot wait to support you in this way!

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Delphine’s upcoming events!

This ones Ongoing … a fully choreographed Spa Day & Wellness Boost ! All from the comfort of your own home ! Find out more Right Here! & give yourself a beautiful , affordable , at Home Spa Day Staycation , Wellness Kickstart! I’ll teach you tools & techniques to balance your health & to pamper yourself with recipes and ancient tools for boundless energy that you can use all year round !

You deserve a little “Me Time” … you can also gift this to someone you love.

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and The Seasonal Refresh series ! At Yoga Shine Mendocino  sign up for just ONE , or all Four … an amazing gift for anyone inviting BIG SHIFT in 2018

Seasonal Refresh Series –  “join Delphine and Prepare yourself for the next season by implementing seasonally appropriate Ayurvedic and Holistic Healing self-care  practices.  Modify your own personal pace and practice to be conducive to growth in the months to come.  2 hours of all levels flow and  a brief introduction with  current topics of interest !”  More Information is coming !!  in the mean time !  
Please send Delphine a friend request for more information .  Here are the dates!
 LET’S DO 2018 RIGHT  !!
March 18th 1-3 pm  Spring Equinox Preparedness Seasonal Yoga
June 17th 1-3 pm Summer Solstice Preparedness Seasonal Yoga
Sept 23rd 1-3 pm  Autumn Equinox Preparedness Seasonal Yoga
December 16th  1-3 pm Winter Solstice Preparedness Seasonal Yoga

Cleansing Detoxifying Kitchari

Delphine’s Ayurvedic Healing & Nourishing Kitchari-

•Ignite digestive Fire

•Unbloat the Belly

•Digest well again

My various tweaks and modifications make this a nontraditional kitchari & also not specifically indicated for one of the three dosha (imbalance) , but still VERY healing & VERY delicious!! Try it out, experiment with different recipes and make it JUST the way you like it.
Here are a few of the reasons I am fanatical about it these days:

1) kitchari ingredients are Medicinal , cleansing and tummy soothing . Eating this nourishing food is a great way to get a healthy dose of turmeric , ginger , onions and garlic- digestive , anti-inflammatory , carminitive , etc. For weight loss , cleansing and pain reducing properties.
2) you’re in control over how much CILANTRO you add , but I recommend : a hefty dose to take advantage of all that it provides –vitamins a, d , k & c plus helps with heavy metal detoxification. Plus GREAT phytonutrients !
3) Clarified Butter Or GHEE ( melted and stirred in) – warm up to healthy FATS , they are amazing for your skin & bones and also feed your brain.
4) Lime Juice – for a big shot of vitamin C – which is cancer fighting , immune boosting , anti oxidant rich.
5) Not to mention the LONG list of the other spices that are great for your heart , immune system , digestion , blood and bones ! this is a SUPER food in it’s own right!!

Read more right here , for what Dr . Douillard says about what is so amazing about kitchari (kitchadi) https://lifespa.com/whats-so-amazing-about-khichadi/

For a traditional recipe use white jasmine rice and yellow split moong dahl.
Yellow Split mung dahl is difficult to find , you can get it at asian specialty stores and online . So feel free to use brown rice if you prefer .. you can even use Quinoa.
Honestly I am LOVING it in it’s traditional form –white jasmine rice
And then choose any “bean” of your choice
Yellow, green or red lentils all work
Mung beans or yellow moong dahl when you can find it.

Gather & Prep Ingredients:
2 cups white rice
1 cup yellow moong dahl
3 tbs coconut oil
one whole white onion peeled and chopped into small pieces
3-5 medium sized garlic cloves / diced
1/8 tsp garam marsala
1 inch fresh ginger root (grated into spices with a microplaner)
½ inch fresh turmeric root (grated into spices with a microplaner)
½ tsp black mustard seeds
¼ tsp cumin ground
¼ tsp cumin seeds
3 cardamom pod (open pods and empty seeds into spices)
tub of ghee (from the grocery store , or make your own)
course sea salt
lime
bundle of cilantro

Execute!

Using a large sauce pan
Heat coconut oil over medium heat
Reduce heat then Add onion and garlic , sauté for 7 minutes stirring often
Add mustard seeds
Grate ginger and turmeric into the mix
Keep stirring
Empty three cardomom pods into the mix
Garam marsala
Cumin & cumin seeds
Stir and cook spices for another 5-7 minutes
Add rice and lentils stir up some more and then add 6 cups of water .

Continue stirring everything together until it comes to a near boil.
Cover and allow to simmer until the rice and beans are cooked completely .
Add more water as needed and more water as you get to know the consistency that you prefer .

Final Phase – ENJOY !

In the bottom of a bowl , toss ½ Tbs ( or more?) chopped cilantro leaves
Add a healthy tbs ghee (just rest the spoon in the bowl with the cilantro)
Add a generous sprinkling of course sea salt.
Add the juice of ½ lime (depending on your flavor preference — this is how I like it , you may prefer less lime juice—play with it)
Top off with several ladels full of your cooked kitchari!
Stir it up and enjoy !! right amount of lime juice and sea salt are key here. You will find your PERFECT flavor blue print .

Kitchari is incredible for breakfast , lunch or dinner … and also for all three! I hope you fall in love with this delicious , nourishing, cleansing food!!

Ready to dive in? Take a Wellness Flush & 24 Hour Spa Day in which Kitchari is your whole menu plan ! Treat yourself !

Delphine
Dew Drop Wellness
2018

21 Day Cleanse, Info. & Intro

Everything you need to know about the dew drop wellness 21 day detox program.

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This is a Research Driven, Sustainable , NonGimmicky , Holistic Program that is specifically designed to work WITH (not against) your fully choreographed and busy lifestyle. It is choreographed in such a way that follows the order of efficiency for the inner organs.

Delphine Davidson (the founder and the creator) is a Certified Holistic Clinical Family Herbalist , so there is a strong herbal component woven into each phase of the detoxification program.   She is also a 500 hour certified yoga instructor who has been teaching for 13 years , so there are recommendations and videos provided for daily yoga and meditation.   To only focus upon the physical body is  just not enough.

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For Each of the Three Weeks, You will be provided with menu plans, shopping lists and recipes , along with a list of gentle cleansing and detoxification practices to add to your daily routine.   You will also be given a daily yoga practice and guided meditation.

Week 1: Cleaning Blood & Clearing Accumulated Waste.

During week ONE we are preparing and conditioning the body for liver and lymphatic flushing. Eating a whole foods , plant based diet.

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Week 2: Spring / Liver FLUSH & DETOXIFICATION.

Week 2 is all about effectively clearing out the pathways of detoxification for the liver and gall bladder and continuing the process of conditioning the inner organs for lymphatic flushing.

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Week 3: Summer/ Lymphatic Flush

In this phase we will give the major systems of the body a “break” from more difficult foods to digest so that they can get to the deeper detoxification that they rarely have a chance to do.   In this phase you will embark upon a fully guided 1-3 day juice fast/lymphatic flush.

After Week 3 fall/ re-integration

In this final “phase” we talk about strategizing a strong finish , what you will add back in and what you are happy to be done with permanently. Since by this phase your blood , lymph , liver, gall bladder and digestion are properly conditioned , you’ll be well equipped to add in other foods and to decipher which you may or may not be allergic to.

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Other Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Cost of this Program?   The entire cost of the program is $300 (Please ask me for a payment plan option!  there are several)  this  cost  includes  my services and my dedication to your balanced healing journey 24/7 , all supplements and  the three herbal tea formulas from The Dew Drop Wellness Apothecary , formulated by Delphine Davidson.  Aside from food shopping and possibly purchasing other cleansing, spa , detoxification tools ; there are no hidden costs.

Can I continue to work full time while on the cleanse?

Yes, this program is designed to blend, bend and flex to harmonize with your modern , busy lifestyle. You and I can strategize by adding in certain foods that we are invited to cut out. You may choose to add in fatty fish, or soft boiled eggs (just for examples of what certain people end up doing) .

Will We Be Eating Food? or Fasting?

YES! You will be surviving off of a plant based-whole foods diet. We will be working with the “Crowding Out “ Theory which focuses less on what we are taking out of the diet and more on what we are adding in. For Example , dry skin brushing, journal writing, drinking a gallon of water a day, barefoot walking meditations, castor oil pack, enema (OPTIONAL) blood building, tongue scraping, new recipes, oil pulling etc. You WILL learn about ALL of these over the course of the 21 days.   All are optional, all are suggested for your most profound detoxification experience. Not until the third week will you be given the option to do a fully supported and guided 1 to 3 day juice fast as a lymphatic flush.

Have I left a question unanswered? Please feel free to email me or call me anytime.

californiapoppi@gmail.com

my cell phone # (828) 593 9341

Sincerely,

Delphine Davidson

Owner / CEO Dew Drop Wellness & Days Pharm .

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Delphine’s Yoga Teaching Shedule: https://dewdropwellness.wordpress.com/yoga-classes-with-delphine/

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Drink your greens! Ditch the supplements.

Here’s how & Here’s Why.

I have a little Dew Drop Wellness rant for you today.   It comes coupled with some not so great news.   …

The supplement industry is not supporting an environmental solution.  In fact,  monthly ( which really means: daily)  they are adding to environmental destruction in various ways.   If  your supplement is  not sold to you in a glass bottle,  than it’s not fit for you to consume.   When a company manufactures and packages their product in glass it demonstrates that they care about the  integrity of the product and that they may also care about presenting you with something that will help your goals for optimal health & disease prevention.

Furthermore …95% of “health food” companies are  presenting a product  that is chalk  full of fillers and chemicals which will at BEST give you a placebo effect :  feeling like you’re doing something good for yourself by popping a pill … when in fact you are giving your body more UN-recognizable information to process which in turn has the opposite effect.    So sad.  It’s a tragedy to think we are at a point now where more people than EVER are trying to give themselves something better , more people are hungry for disease prevention , brighter health and stronger inner systems. As an unfair result they’re being given supplements that are less than fit for consumption.      Hang in there , it’s not all doomsday (you know me) … the goodies are coming right up!
The solution? Look to your whole foods to get the nutrients that your body needs.   Direct translation: grow your own if you can (it’s as LOCAL as it gets!)  , go to the farmers market , talk directly to the person who is growing your food and see what is fresh ( in my opinion? the “right” diet consists of local , fresh , seasonal foods)  , make a concerted effort to eat more dark leafy greens ( raw or lightly blanched gives you the highest mineral , vitamin &  ENZYMATIC value) ,  & finally : start this journey today: avoid processed foods all together (this takes time).

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My conclusion? I’m on Mother Nature’s team.  “She” provides us with all of the nutrients we need to survive and to thrive in a BRIGHT life. We don’t need to extract, mash, deep fry , dehydrate nor freeze dry , what the Earth provides for us  and shape them into a pill.

Eat a whole bell pepper!  There is more vitamin C in a bell pepper than anything! Whole broccoli  is a GREAT source of recognizable easily assimilated CALCIUM, Kale : a powerhouse of protein and vitamins.   Again: Nature made no mistake in creating what we need for optimal health and it’s great news: We don’t even need to “supplement” that!

With the exception of a few that I do support — Vitamin D ( we are all deficient ) , Omegas , but these are pretty easy to get into your food supply , occasionally probiotics , if you’re not making your own .  (learn how to make your own right here)   .

In conclusion ; I am  in support of  a healthy planet and healthy human beings . I’m recklessly dedicated to finding environmental solutions and solutions to your optimal health… So here is a start : Ditch the plastic bottle of supplements and get on THIS bandwagon of power house awesomeness!!   My favorite green drink recipe coming right up…

IMG_0521 Here she is: My VERY favorite way to get my vitamins and minerals , enzymes , liver cleansing and heart healer : Parsley!!   I know I talk about it a lot….  but you just might find that we are on to something here.  Parsley provides nature’s best carotenoids and is a nutrition powerhouse of a few known anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory phytonutrients and flavonoids (lutein, zeaxanthin, apiole, rutin and apigenin).  No pill  to pop & your body INSTANTLY recognizes it and knows exactly what to do with it.

This tiny-leaf plant is rich with chlorophyll, vitamin A, B, C, and K, folate and iron. It has high beneficial mineral contents like calcium, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, vanadium, and zinc.

And did you know chlorophyll pairs an  amazing similarity between the molecule structures of both chlorophyll and the human blood (hemoglobin). Making this rock star super food a blood builder & cleanser too!

I like to keep my Green Drinks simple and easy take 3 – 5 ingredients , blend them up and sip your greens . It’s a win win for you & the planet!

I start by throwing  1) a healthy sized bundle of parsley ( kale or celery) into the blender

2) Add the fresh root of ginger (turmeric or cayenne pepper)

3)  finally , choose the liquid of your choice : water for a less sweet green drink or my other favorite grapefruit juice. If you don’t LOVE the flavor of parsley, this really helps to make it more tasty. and it is… in fact SUPER DELICIOUS!     Blend it up for about 3 minutes & consider investing in a high powered blender.      I’d also ditch the juicer…. but that is a whole new topic.  maybe next week!

Until then!  Drink your greens! With Love Delphine & Dew Drop Wellness.

 

 

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Delphine’s Super Foods Pesto (…& it’s also vegan!)

Delphine’s Super Foods Pesto! (…& it’s also Vegan)

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So Simple!   Pesto is a super versatile Fresh & Sassy  Summer Food that can be slathered onto  pretty much ANYTHING you choose to eat!!   Let’s check it out.

Start with one healthy bundle of organic Basil, remove the stems & place it in your food processor.

add one ( or  two … if you’d like your pesto to be a bit more nutrient dense) cloves of raw garlic ,

the juice of one whole  lemon (or a tad less depending on your taste preference),

1/8 – 1/4 cup of extra virgin Olive Oil (depending upon the consistency you are looking for)

Olive oil is great for your skin and for the health of your organs (including your Heart and your Brain)… so as far as I’m concerned? the more  you use the better!

2-3 tsp. nutritional yeast (totally optional),

sea salt to your  taste preference,

3 tbs ( + – ) hemp seeds (aka hemp hearts)  THIS ( & the fresh , raw basil)  is what makes this recipe  a super-foods pesto>   Hemp seeds add all:  omegas 3 , 6 & 9  plus  other great brain and blood  healing , building and cleansing qualities. You may also choose to sub  raw pumpkin seeds instead of hemp seeds. They’ll change the taste… but just a little bit.

 

Pulse  it up in your food processor for a minute or two  and pour it over your spiralized zucchini , or other steamed veggies and or pasta.   You Choose!  Most importantly : play with your food & enjoy this life to the fullest!

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Dew Drops Super Simple Kimchi Recipe DIY!

Dew Drops #DIY Super Simple Spicy Kimchi

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I’m sure you have heard about how important it is to boost  a flourishing beneficial bacteria culture in your gut.   The topic is about probiotics and the myriad ways to get yours going strong in your own digestive tract.   Why?  A Healthy Gut is being positively linked to weight loss, combating depression, mental clarity,  severely boosting immune function, cleansing , clearing detoxification pathways and aiding in efficient PRODUCTIVE digestion.   I’m thinking that we ALL want some of that in our lives.  Did you know that we have up to SIX pounds of bacteria in our gut?   And that the 6 pounds is made up of both “good” and “bad” bacteria. Our job is to bombard and crowd out the bad bacteria with the good stuff. At the end of the day ; making your own is the very very best way to get to largest amount of probiotic goodness per serving.   There are so many recipes and I thought that for me; in order to cross the DIY in the wonderful world of  “FERMENTEDS”  I’d like to start with a most basic Kim chi .   It consists of less than 6 ingredients not too much equipment and an hour in your kitchen.   Enjoy your Kim Chi ADVENTURE!! stay tuned for more simple DIY probiotic sources you can make in your own kitchen.  Because as you know it is Dew Drop Wellness’s MISSION to make health , happiness and transformation available to you in the MOST user friendly way.

Alright! Let’s DO this!

 

YOU WILL NEED  1 and a half  large  heads of Napa cabbage ( save aside for later on:  4 or 5 “unholy” whole outer leaves) .

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Slice  it  thinly with your best chef’s knife

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Have your largest Bowl on hand

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&  A ceramic crock with a weight (OR) several quart size mason jars. in this photo the weight sits inside the crock underneath the lid and keeps everything in order in there!

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A few Tbs sea salt

Approximately 6 robust Cloves of Garlic smashed

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¼ large red onion thinly slice with a mandolin preferrably

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a sprinkle of red chili flakes

a sprinkle of jalapeño powder

 

This was my very first time making my own Kim Chi, so all of the amounts will vary after I taste it in 24 hours or so.

 

Step 1 create 1 layer of cabbage , all of the garlic and a light sprinkling of sea salt on the bottom of the bowl.

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Step 2 Cover that layer with another layer of cabbage and sea salt and then top it with the sliced red onion.

 

Step 3 Add more cabbage to the top of the onions and then more sea salt … continue to layer cabbage then salt and so on until you’ve used it all up.   Top it with a sprinkle of each : red chili flakes and jalapeño powder . (Let it sit “sweating” — Or some people call it “weeping” for 30-45 minutes ; don’t mix yet! )

 

Step 4 After the cabbage has sat for up to 45 minutes then DIG ON IN!   start to massage it with your cleaned hands . It starts to look “cooked” see photo below.  Use your hands to break up the plant cell walls and to release some of the juices from the veggies.   Napa Cabbage is a really great “beginners’ recipe b/c it gives a LOT back and the process of creating a brine takes a lot less time.

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Step 5 Before it gets too briny, (so that you don’t lose a drop of this precious liquid)  transfer everything to your jars or ceramic crock. Then continue to work it all down until the brine rises above the vegetable matter.

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Step 6  take the reserved cabbage leaves and create a seal at the top of the veggie line. Make SURE to push all of the veggie matter beneath the level of water. You can use a weight for this . If you don’t have a fancy specialized crock with a weight; anything heavy will do; a brick, a jar of water etc…

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see how the weight pushes the cabbage down and the brine up?   this is what you want.

NO VEGETABLE MATTER CAN RISE ABOVE THE BRINE , OTHERWISE YOU’LL ENCOUNTER MOLD AND OTHER DANGERS .

Step 7   Cover it all up and allow to sit 48 hours. Check the flavor over the course and once you have to flavor you like. Transfer it (if it isn’t already) to jars and refrigerate!   Your Kimchi is READY to enjoy!

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Yoga, Growing Pains, Detox Etc…

To the  Loveliest (lively , dynamic)  Community on the Planet,
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Dew Drop Wellness is going through some wonderfully uplifting growth spurts and as many of you have experienced on your yoga mat… these moments of growth can be slightly (or incredibly)  uncomfortable, leaving us wondering if we are headed in the right direction.   Life for me has been enriched and raw and wonderful in every way you could imagine and I am anticipating having the chance to share some goodness with you!
Personally,  I have grown enamored with  how the time we spend on our yoga mats Strongly Suggests shift, “may we never again  abandon our true destiny!” , Invites Positive Change  “May we have the COURAGE to stretch past a bud to A blossom” and gives us the means to keep on connecting with our own individual creativity.  Being in connection with your creativity is a way to be connected to your higher power.  And yoga is about connection & awareness.   “May we continue to be true to ourselves and in so doing , effect sincere, positive & uplifting change on this entire planet!”
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Your presence in the studio is noticed by me and is so important. Seeing you rolling out your yoga mat week after week and approaching your practice while attending to your breath and alignment  is a pure gesture of love and support to those who share the space with you! Your practicing next to another yogi, or yogini  is a message that encourages peace in these bodies… and peace on this EARTH.   We are all in this together!  Showing up and rolling out your sacred practice space is a vote in favor of LOVE, Community , support and inspiration to those who share the hope & the  space with you and to those who share this planet with US.  I am SO happy to know you in this way!  and look forward to practicing with you even more! Let’s dive deeper   Which Class is For YOU?
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And if you need more support to  rinse , ring out , release toxicity, remove chaos and confusion  & to grow into the changes that you know are waiting for you now here is the 11 day detox series (the series was recently born from one of those discouraging moments; the trials that inevitably comes across our paths) …. they ALWAYS have some nectar to offer to us don’t they?  Just like a difficult yoga pose… Stay with it and the GOOD will present itself sooner or later.
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I hope to see you soon.
always … with love for you!

Love, Delphine

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