Cleansing Detoxifying Igniting Kitchari

Delphine’s Ayurvedic Healing & Nourishing Kitchari



My various tweaks and modifications make this a nontraditional kitchari & also not specifically indicated for one specific dosha (imbalance) , but still VERY delicious!! Try it out, experiment with different recipes and make it JUST the way you like it.
Reasons I am fanatical about it these days
1) a great way to get a healthy dose of turmeric , ginger , onions and garlic- digestive , anti-inflammatory , carminitive , etc.
2) cilantro – provides , vitamins a, d , k & c plus helps with heavy metal detoxification
3) ghee – getting healthy fats to feed your brain
4) lime juice – vitamin c (anti oxidants and immune boosting!)
5) all of the other spices that are great for your heart , immune system , digestion , blood and bones !

Read more right here , for what Dr . Douillard says about what is so amazing about kitchari (kitchadi)

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 if 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
bundle of cilantro


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
Add mustard seeds
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 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!!

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Dew Drop Wellness


21 Day Cleanse, Info. & Intro

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

my cell phone # (828) 593 9341


Delphine Davidson

Owner / CEO Dew Drop Wellness & Days Pharm .


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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).


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)


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


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) .



Slice  it  thinly with your best chef’s knife



Have your largest Bowl on hand


&  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!



A few Tbs sea salt

Approximately 6 robust Cloves of Garlic smashed


¼ large red onion thinly slice with a mandolin preferrably


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.


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.



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.


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.


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!


Yoga, Growing Pains, Detox Etc…

To the  Loveliest (lively , dynamic)  Community on the Planet,
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!”
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?
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.
I hope to see you soon.
always … with love for you!

Love, Delphine

Radiant Skin Care!

Hello Happy Health Nuts…  ready to take it to the next level?


Beauty, health and Self Love are all more than skin deep. I know you’ve heard this a million times right?

It is time once again to take inventory & assess what is adding chaos or toxicity to your life or your body. Ready? These two (life and how we care for our bodies ) become reflections of each other.  How you take care of your body is often times how you feel about your life… what you might be avoiding, or what needs more loving care and attention from you.   (read all the way through for my  5 simple tips for extra radiant skin)Rather than getting too heavy here, let’s  approach  this matter from a skin care perspective. It is GREAT! and fun and delightful!   Take a look at those products in your ‘medicine’ cabinet.    Knowing that your skin is your largest organ of detoxification, cleansing and elimination we know that your skin absorbs EVERYTHING that we slather on it.   Is there anything in there that you wouldn’t willingly or orally ingest?  Most commonly (and sadly) the answer for many is YES.  We feel we need to spend $75 for an ounce of product that is teeming with chemicals , preservatives and fragrance.   It  (health, wellness, diet , skin care, beauty etc…) is an industry built on the message that you need something from the outside , to feel fulfilled on the inside.    Radiant glowing health begins by addressing what is happening on your inner terrain and then gathering control of the lively culture that your body is ( for that we have cleansing, meditation, yoga classes, walks in nature etc) .   From the outside , begin your journey of clearing out the old chemicals from your medicine cabinet , drawers and under sink areas 😉  and replacing them with Earth Friendly, chemical & fragrance free products.   Your body will just thank you so very very much.


Dew Drop Wellness encourages this! and lucky for all of us she has an INSIDE scoop with the owner of days pharm  (she IS the inside scoop). .  Dew Drop Wellness feels that INGREDIENTS MATTER!  so why put anything but the very very best on that skin that you work so hard to preserve, plump, inspire, rejuvenate, etc…    ?

Days Pharm is making a perfectly luscious cream for your face with an ingredients list to bring a dewy glow,  awe & inspiration to tired , sun kissed / damaged skin.   This cream has sea palm from our cliffs here on the north coast, red rose petals, yerba maté, coconut oil, hibiscus, rose hips, lavender, calendula.   It is all edible (though not too tasty) 🙂 .   I’m in love with it ,  and as a  person who spent her childhood & most of her  life on the beaches here in northern California I’m happy to slather it on two or 3 times a day.  The list of Ultra-Pure, nutrient rich , ingredients is delicately formulated to draw out toxins from your skin, astringe and hydrate at the same time.  It’s the product that makes sensitive skinned folks so happy & is proving to fill lines and plump cells.  Yes!


Check out what days pharm is up to on FB   :

& send me a message when you’re ready to try your first tub of delightful , lavish, luxurious … perfect cream.   (send me an email… it’s the best way to order)



1) Hydrate! drink 3 – 4 quarts of fresh spring water a day! try this for 30 days in a row … see the effects

2) eat a clean diet , of fresh , whole, plant based foods . eliminate toxins and chemicals .

3) experiment (another 30 day challenge?) eliminating all dairy products. (we see the most profound effects from this ONE simple tip)

4) learn the art of dry skin brushing before you shower

5) sip an herbal blend of calendula, lavender, dandelion and oat tops for true radiance from within.



Dew Drop’s Spicy Slaw


I have been eating this spunky dish a lot these days, I’m just LOVING the variety it brings !



The juice of 2 limes

½ red onion thinly sliced

a clove or two of garlic (optional)

up to a tsp and a half cumin

a sprinkle of cayenne pepper

Sea Salt to taste

Cilantro ( 3-4 … or more! Tbs. finely chopped)

3-4 Tbs extra virgin olive oil  (if you choose the option of veganaise or mayonnaise -see below- than you’ll need less olive oil)

¼ or ½ (or MORE) purple cabbage. Shredded or sliced thinly with a mandolin.

Spice and salt measurements will all depend upon how much cabbage you are adding. Measure accordingly & play around with it.

Cholula ( optional)

Veganaise (optional) or Mayonaise (also optional)

How to make it happen


Squeeze the juice of one lime into the bottom of your salad bowl. Add some salt.

Thinly slice the red onion and allow to swim , “cook” and marinate in the lime juice for 7-10 minutes give or take.


Add the cumin & cilantro

Stir and allow to sit a bit longer.

Sprinkle some cayenne pepper ( just a touch ; you can always add more at the end. Best not to over do the spice)

Add the cabbage (stir , or massage with your bare hands)

the mandolin is my favorite tool for making delicious salads!

the mandolin is my favorite tool for making delicious salads!

TASTE & decide : Add the optional mayonnaise and Cholula?   Either way es muy buena!

Buen provecho!

Ridiculously Delicious Kale Salad

This is a complete & delightful meal!


For 1)   ONE cup of kale has more calcium than ONE cup of whole milk.

and secondly ) this dark leafy wonder plant is classified as a SUPER FOOD!  which means it’s just LOADED with vital nutrients.   and it’s carbon foot print is MUCH smaller than some of the more exotic super foods.  Especially small if you’re growing your OWN!

Finally ) if you do it right : it’s more than just a trendy health food 🙂  it’s delicious!  Provides protein, essential minerals, is alkalizing and blood cleansing.

Find the following ingredients:
-3/4 healthy head of (any kind ) of Kale , washed and coarsely chopped (the smaller the better in my book)

-the juice of 1 lemon

-1/2 red onion (sliced thinly with a mandolin)

-2 stalks of celery thinly sliced

-1 or 2 cloves of raw garlic

-a healthy sprinkle of nutritional yeast (optional)

-3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

-sea salt to taste

-toasted pumpkin seeds

-1/4 purple cabbage (sliced with a mandolin preferably)



Ready to begin!?  Let’s go! Start by soaking the thinly sliced red onions & up to 2 cloves of raw garlic  in the juice of 1/2 of the lemon

add sea salt , stir it up and allow to marinate for 7-10 minutes – sprinkle on the nutritional yeast.  stir again. let sit a few minutes.


add the celery and cabbage


Add the extra virgin olive oil and stir and continue to let it sit a few more minutes.

At this point toast up the pumpkin seeds .  For greatest flavor and results use raw organic pumpkin seeds.

place them into a dry cast iron skillet and let them warm up until they start popping (but not one millisecond longer!  they burn fast!)

add a sprinkle of sea salt and continue stirring! by holding the handle and keeping the seeds “agitated”

when they’re 75% browned ; take them off the heat completely. the heat from the cast iron pan will continue to cook them ; so keep on keeping a close watch over them.    Add a conservative Tbs. of extra virgin olive oil to the pan and stir them up.  set them aside.  You’ll top the salad with these seeds later.



Next add the chopped kale to the salad.   I used to de-stem and hand tear my kale… but I’m a busy woman and this was all just too high maintenance for me.  I need it to be easy and quick, besides the stems of Kale add an element of hydration that we all could use!   Enjoy that simplicity.

Stir everything up really well. I will , at this point, even wash my hands ; put the bowl of salad in the sink and use my hands to stir and massage the whole shebang.  Massaging the kale with start to break up the plant cell walls; making more nutrients readily available . Massage it until everything is well mixed.

Add the last of the lemon juice and perhaps a splash of Ume plum vinegar for more salt and flavor.

Stir it up some more and top it with your toasted pumpkin seeds

avocado! (optional)

Goat cheese , or sheeps feta (optional and delicious!)


Enjoy every bite!



YOUR TOP TOOLS , TIPS & TECHNIQUES for Optimal Bronchial Health

ginger2The relevant question arises ( as I sit here coughing… and wondering, how on earth does this healthy lady end up sick…  AGAIN this year!?)    So, how do we “cleanse” the respiratory system?   Well ,  the main way to assist and to tone and build up your respiratory system is to focus on clearing out mucus.   Here are some simple tools to help you in doing so:

1) INCREASE aromatic spices and herbs in your cooking and tea preparations. Use turmeric, ginger , cumin , cardamon , cinnamon, cayenne pepper in your grains and veggies.   Also consider what inspiration you can find by adding thyme, oregano, basil, or parsley to your dishes.  There is a reason the cultures that use these aromatic herbs in their every day cooking tend to be healthier and live longer with lower incidence of heart disease or obesity!

2) ADD  facial steams using aromatic herbs or essentail oils. Start by getting  a large pot of water,  set it up  to boil on the stove top. You may add essential oils or fresh herbs, whichever you have readily at hand.  Add any of the following to the boiled water: eucalyptus, peppermint, chamomile, oregano, thyme,  or rosemary.  add a few drops, but keep it simple (you don’t want the smell to overwhelm your senses)  to your hot water.  Set the hot pot onto a towel or hot pad and with a second towel draped over your head , lean over the water mix, close out all light & inhale deep into your lungs for as long as you can stand it 7-15 minutes.  This is also a great treatment for your skin , as the largest organ of detoxification; a steam bath opens your pores and gives an opportunity for your skin to do it’s primary job which is to release toxins.

3) ADD herbal tea blends.  Use the herbs :peppermint (which is cooling and drawing)  Holy Basil ( a deep immune boosting aromatic herb) , Alfalfa ( an antiinflammatory , & nutritive plant ally)  sip one to three cups per day.


4) INCREASE your daily intake of  cayenne pepper in hot water with lemon (sip copious amounts) . The powerfully pungent herbs like cayenne pepper , horseradish, ginger, onions and garlic work well to clear the upper respiratory passages.

5) NETI POT : with warm salt water to clear  your nasal passages. This is also an incredible tool for fighting allergies.

6) TAKE OUT :  raw foods and any mucus forming foods. Raw foods (while they are the powerhouses of supreme doses of amazing digestive boosting enzymes) can also cause dampness and this damp quality in your gut can slow all eliminative/digestive  processes down. Incorporate raw foods on a long term and regular basis. Consider the seasons when considering when is the best time of year to INCREASE your raw food intake.   It’s a balance to be found. With an acute lung inflammation situation;  it is best to keep your digestive fires ignited and even a little on the dry or  fiery side. Eliminate the more obvious mucus forming foods like dairy, sugar, cold -sweet-creamy foods , processed fats and oils etc…  Most animal products have higher metabolic waste and thus can create more mucus.   Also to consider is that food sensitivities come in to this picture and they’re different for every body.   For example someone could have an allergy/sensitivity to sesame seeds ; thus this would then be considered a mucus forming food for that individual, as mucus is the bodies reaction to inflammation.

Enjoy! and Take GOOD care of yourself. You deserve it!

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