If you are looking for any magic supplements to clear up your skin…well they don’t really exist. However there are certain foods that can be utilized as tools to help you on your journey to clearing your skin and becoming a radiant and handsome (or really pretty) YOU. Pro – biotic (Definition – For – Life!) rich foods like Kim-Chi are loaded with beneficial microbacteria that help predigest your food in your stomach, rebalance a healthy gut flora, and help assist in fighting inflammation! This super food is undoubtedly one of the most valuable “supplements” that are out on the market and you can make it YOURSELF!!! you are ready to clear up your skin then begin including probiotic rich foods like Kim-chi into your life! Recipe is inspired by www.thekitchn.com! My version is more simplified and my choice of sugar is a bit more natural. Lets get started 😉
1 Nappa Cabbage (Preferably Organic)
1 Teaspoon of grated ginger root
1 Tablespoon of grated ginger (about 5-6 cloves)
1-6 Tablespoon of Korean Chili Flakes (I used 4)
1 Tablespoon of Honey
1/4 Cup of Grey Salt (Or Himalayan Pink Salt)
1-2 Clean Mason Jars
Tools: Large Bowl, Knife, Cutting Board, a plate, a can of beans, and a couple of rubber gloves
Step 1: Cut Cabbage
Cut Cabbage in Quarters and then begin cutting those quarters into 2 inch pieces. Discard the Core
Step 2: Salt Cabbage
Add 1/4 cup of salt. Massage cabbage for about 10-15 minutes. I massage the cabbage until it becomes soft and the juices are naturally coming out. Once you feel the cabbage softening move to the next step.
Step 3: Soak Cabbage and Rest
Add water until the cabbage is submersed. Put some plastic wrap on the soaked cabbage followed by a plate and a can of beans. Leave for 1-2 hours.
Step 4: Create paste
After waiting 1-2 hours you can being making a paste. Create the paste by grating some ginger and garlic with a mandolin. You want to grate the ginger until you have about a teaspoon worth and grate 5-6 garlic cloves until you have 1 tablespoon of garlic grinds. Add 1 tablespoon of honey and 1-6 tablespoons of korean chili flakes (I used 4 for this recipe). Mix together with a spoon until you have a paste. If it gets pretty thick you can add a little bit of water for a thinner consistency.
Step 5: Rinse Cabbage
Rinse cabbage in a colliander. Rinse and ring three times. Let it sit for about 10 minutes to let most the water drip out.
Step 6: Massage Paste into Cabbage
This step can get pretty messy so put on some gloves! Add the paste to the cabbage and massage until the cabbage is evenly covered with the paste. About 2-5 minutes of mixing!
Step 7: Jar it!
Make sure you have a clean mason jar to add in the mixed kim-chi. You want the kim-chi really tightly packed in the jar so no oxygen can enter. You want an anaerobic environment for the bacteria to multiply. The tighter the better!
Step 8: Wait!
Now wait 1-2 weeks to complete the fermentation process. The longer the better! Serve with your favorite meats or just eat on its own. This is a super food you need to have in your daily eating if you want to beginning having beautiful and radiant skin! Remember folks eat your greens…and go with the FLOW! Namaste ❤