I just found out that some call cabbage a "Cheap Doctor" since it's inexpensive and has lots and lots of health benefits.
My mom has been suffering from indigestion (something about acid problem) and can't eat too much of spicy foods, greasy, any other strong flavored foods anymore. One of her friends, who was having similar symptoms, told her that regular American (?) cabbage (not Korean cabbage) that you usually use for coleslaw is good for the stomach (acid and lining protection...etc..) and suggested the following EASY recipe.
**When we lived in Denver, Colorado in 90's there weren't many Koreans back there and not enough Korean groceries either. However, Koreans NEED Kimchi and back then we learned that we could use the American Cabbage Kimchi. It does taste different from Regular Korean Kimchi but it had to do.**
In MD we had no problem getting Korean groceries and just forgot about such Kimchi until now. Back in Denver, we just substituted Korean Napa Cabbage with Cabbage but this recipe doesn't involve any spicy red hot pepper but instead use Red bell pepper thus having non spicy yet red Kimchi!
My mom loves this Kimchi now since it's friendly to her stomach and she can eat Kimchi!
Hope this helps other people who has gastrointestinal health issues or anyone who prefers non spicy fermented foods!
1 cabbage (~3 lbs)
1/2 Korean Radish/Daikon (~12 oz)
2 tbs Minced Garlic
1 Red bell pepper-
3 tbs salt
Thinly slice cabbage like so...and...
...also daikon/Korean radish.
Cut Red bell pepper into squares and grind Red bell pepper with 2 cups of water.
Add garlic, salt, scallion, and red bell pepper to cabbage and daikon slices and mix thoroughly.
*OPTIONAL-You can add sugar to your taste
Let it sit in room temperature for maybe half day (depending on how the weather is...) before refrigerating (to promote fermentation) but be careful not to let it sit out too long.
We are done! Since it's not too strong it will be friendly to your stomach (heard it actually promotes its health too!!!) and still have all the fermented food benefits too! Enjoy!