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How to cook Jamaican Rasta Ital Chunks

How to cook Jamaican Rasta Ital Veggie Chunks

How to Cook Jamaican Rasta Ital Veggie Chunks with Jamaican Seasonings and keep it Ital Rastafarian.

You will need….

  1. 1, 8 oz bag of Veggie Chunks – order online or try a natural health foods store
  2. 2 small sized Carrots – chopped up
    1 stacks of Scallion – chopped fine
  3. 1 large Onion – chopped up
    4 Garlic Cloves – mashed up
    ½ of Scotch Bonnet Pepper – ripe and red
  4. ½ of Scotch Bonnet Pepper – ripe and green
  5. 1 medium sized Irish Potato
  6. 1 teaspoon of Pimento whole (do not crush them)
  7. Some Thyme in a bunch make it into a bundle by tying them
  8. together with some of the thyme sprigs. about the with of a nickle
  9. 1 ½ tablespoon of Sea Salt  or no salt to make it Ital
  10. 1 tablespoon of Curry Powder
  11. ½ cup of Coconut Milk
  12. ¼ cup of Coconut Oil
  13. One medium sized dutch pot with lid

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Directions: to Cook Jamaican Rasta Ital Veggie Chunks

    • Soak the chunks in water to cover it for 10 – 15 minutes. After that, drain of the water .
    • Peel, wash, and diced all the vegetables.
    • Put to heat a dutch pot on low with a dash of the coconut oil.
    • After one minute, add the garlic and the curry powder.
    • After 20 second of burning the curry, add the coconut oil, more coconut oil that allows the vegetables to cook and not burn. Keep adding coconut oil if needed.
    • add the onions.
    • Now set the stove to medium heat. Stir-fry all the ingredients for one minute.
    • Next, add the soaked chunks. Continue to stir-fry until the veggie hunks are soaked with curry and seasonings.
    • Now, add the water, and then coconut milk.
    • Put the red and green scotch bonnet peppers in the pot whole. Stir in then put the pot’s lid on to completely seal the pot
    • Allow to cook for 20 minutes on medium low Flame.
    • add the tomatoes, diced Irish and sweet potatoes, and carrots.
    • Stir in, allow to simmer for 10 minutes more on low flame.
    • Total time to cook is 35 minutes.
    • Veggie Chunks go great with white rice.  Blessed Love
More Ital Rasta Food Diet Recipes

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  3. How to cook Caribbean Saute Okra
  4. How to cook Jamaican Style Rice and Peas


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How to Cook Curried Goat w/ Rice & Peas

 I will soon have a jamaican recipes e-book available on but for now here is one of the hottest dishes in Jamaican Culture

How to Cook Rice and Peas

You will need…..

½ pound dried red peas (kidney beans) or small red beans (1 cup)

6 – 8 cups coconut milk

1 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper

2 whole scallions, crushed

2 sprigs of fresh thyme or 1 ½ tgeaspoons dried

2 cups of uncooked long grain white rice

2 teaspoon salt

How to Prepare…

step 1

Wash the beans thoroughly and place them in  a medium-sized saucepan with the coconut milk, black pepper, scallions and thyme.

step 2

Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer for 1 – 2 hours, or until the beans are almost tender (adding water as needed to keep the beans covered, in the water)

step 3

Remove the thyme if using whole sprigs and scallions.

Add the rice and salt.

(If necessary, add more water so that the liquid is 1 inch above the rice.)

step 4

Bring the rice and peas to a boil over high heat, then reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.

step 5

Fluff the rice with a fork. The grains of rice should easily separate and not be mushy.

Voila! Your Rice and Peas are ready!

How to Cook Curried Goat


You will need…

2 tablespoons oil

1 ½  lbs (700g) goat, cut into small cubes (buy it cut already its easier)

3 large onions, diced

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 tablespoons curry powder

2 large potatoes, diced

2 ripe tomatoes, diced

3 cups (750 ml) chicken stock

1 tablespoon wine vinegar

½  teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon paprika

1 bay leaf

step 1

Heat the oil in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat, and brown the meat in batches. Remove the meat with slotted spoon and set aside.

Saute the onions and garlic in the drippings until soft but not brown, takes about 5 minutes

step 2

Stir int he curry powder and potatoes, and cook for about 3 minutes to release the curry flavour.

Step 3

Add the tomato, stock, vinegar, salt and paprika. Return the meat to the pan, cover an simmer for 1 ½ hous. Add ½ ci^(125 ml) water if the mixture become too dry. add the bay leaf and cook for 30 minutes more until the meat is tender. Remove the bay leaf and serve with plain rice or Rice and peas.

Blessed Love. Enjoy!

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How to make your dreams come true

Hi guys. I have a lot of plans for the future. First I just want you to know I have a new blog called how to make your dreams come true. It started as a book, then I decided that this is information everybody should have access to at any time. I decided to make it a blog instead. Please check it out. It is brand new, but there is still some cool stuff to learn. My love to you all.

Jah bless.


I have some more plans to come or this blog too.

Thanks a lot

White Rastafari – The Book

White_Rastafari_Cover_for_Kindle - CopyHello everyone! Welcome to my blog. I have written a book. Its called White Rastafari. I also have a book called how to become a Rasta. I think White Rastafari is a greatbook because its very informative and it is the 3 book I have written, therefor now I have more experienc knowing what peopole want to learn about Rastafari.

Table of Contents; ‘White Rastafari’ the Book

  • The Truth about Bob Marley;
  • Emperor Haile Selassie
  • The first Rastaman,
  • What is Black?
  • Can a white person be Rastafari?
  • The Rastafari Holy Sabbath,
  • 10 Facts Every Rasta Knows
  • 10 Great Black Inventions *
  • Jah,
  • 10 Principles of Rastafari, 10 commandments of Jah
  • Rastafari Websites & Books

Here is the beginning of the book;

“…Yes a white person can be a Rastafari because, it’s not so much about the color of the person’s skin, it is about the heart of the person. Jah sees and knows all things. He knows if we are good, or if we allow our selves to be instruments of Satan. White people are also chosen as Rastafari, in the same way that black Rasta are chosen. White Rasta do not have different practices than black Rasta. Everything is the same. White Rasta, praise King Selassie I, They eat Ital Rasta food, They listen to Rasta Reggae music, they burn nag Champa incents, everything is the same. Jah does not look at the person’s skin color when he chooses his messengers, he looks at the heart.

White Rastafari are special!

Did you know that to black Rastafari people, white Rastafari people are special? Here is why. White people are not expected to have dreadlocks, so when they do, black Rasta find it very appealing. We are intrigued that even though to wear dreadlocks is not the way of your people, Still you choose to wear the hair in Dreadlocks. Black Rasta may want to learn More about the way you live. As white Rastafari, you can expect that many black Rasta will approach you for conversation, and friendship…”

Here is another excerpt

“…I want to embrace this way of life, but I have questions

Many white people who wish to embrace Rastafari have questions, and rightfully so. This book was designed to answer those questions, so that you may feel informed before embracing this way of life. Lets look at some common questions concerning Rastafari.

•       Why do Rasta say that King Selassie I is God?

•       Why is it mostly black people who embrace this way of life?

•       What are the beliefs and principles of the Rastafari people?

•       How do I know Rastafari is Right for me?

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jamaica stew chicken recipe: how to cook this delicious dish

Jamaican Stew Chicken Recipe (Yum)

Jamaican Stew Chicken Recipe Ingredients:

You will need to visit a west Indian food / Caribbean food store to get most of these ingredients. Be sure to bring your list with you and ask the sales person about ingredients you are unfamiliar with. This is my favorite Jamaican food recipe!

  1. 1 whole chicken medium-sized
    4 cups of lime juice
  2. 1 teaspoon of salt
    1 scotch bonnet pepper
    1 sweet pepper
  3. 3 garlic cloves
  4. half piece of ginger…about half inch
  5. 3 tomatoes
    some cooking oil
  6. 1 tea spoon of pepper
  7. 1 whole onion
    3 scallion onions
  8. 1 tablespoon of butter
    1 tablespoon of “browning”
    soya sauce about (2 table spoons)
  9. 3 tablespoons of flour, stirred in to 1/4 cup of flour
    3 mini bunches of thyme, if this makes no sense, it will when you see it I promise.
  10. 2 cups of water




Cooking your Jamaican stew Chicken

  • Wash your chicken with some lime juice, just rub the lime juice all over the chicken. Be sure to get into the crevices too.
  • Chop the chicken into small pieces
  • Chop the onion, scallion, hot scotch bonnet pepper, sweet pepper, garlic and tomatoes in to small pieces. Grate the ginger, then mix the flour in your 1/4 cup of water.
  • Prepare a pepper, thyme, onion, and scallion, hot pepper and sweet pepper, garlic, ginger and tomato mixture……then rub your chicken in it….best done in a big plastic bowl
  • let the chicken sit in the mixture for 1 hour….
  • Scrape the seasoning off the chicken and fry in the oil until the chicken is sealed (about 5 minutes).
  • Remove the chicken and drain off the oil.
  • Melt the butter in the saucepan and fry the onion, scallion, hot pepper, sweet pepper, garlic, tomatoes mixture for about 3-4 minutes
  • Add the water, soy sauce and browning and let simmer for five minutes.
  • Stir the flour/water mixture in to the stew mixture, then add the chicken.
  • Let simmer for 5 minutes and stir occasionally, until ready.
  • you’ll know when its ready when the chicken feels cooked and you can see that the mixture comes to an even consistency.
  • This dish goes best with some rice and peas, and some fresh salad.

…this was My favorite Jamaican Chicken Recipe

I have cooked Jamaican stewed chicken about 4 times, and every time I make it, i am surprised how easy it was to make. Making Jamaican chicken can be hard your first time, but keep doing it and you will get the hang of it just like I did. This is a form of Jamaican fried chicken, so if you don’t like greasy foods, don’t make this recipe. I absolutely love the gravy, (this was befofre my faith) I think that’s the whole reason I cook it…lol Check out this link for a Recipe for Jamaican breakfast Fritters.

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jamaican saltfish fritters recipe: how to cook a jamaican style breakfast

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Many Jamaicans will tell you that as a young child their Grandmother, or mother prepared fritters in the morning for breakfast to eat. I love them. They taste great, are easy to make and are one of those fun foods that you eat with your hands.  Now its your turn to enjoy this delicious Jamaican style breakfast treat!

Please visit your local Caribbean food market to purchase the list of ingredients.

How to cook Jamaican breakfast fritters

  • 1 half pound of salt fish, PLEASE BE SURE TO BUY THE BONELESS SALT FISH!!!!!
  • 1 onion
  • 1 scotch bonnet pepper
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 3 cups of flour, depending on how much fritters you want
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
  •  2 cups of water
  • cooking oil
  • Some paper towel to absorb excess oil


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Preparing to cook your Jamaican breakfast Fritters

  1. Soak the salt fish in water for about a half an hour
  2. Chop the garlic, pepper and onion in to fine  pieces.
  3. Flake the fish in to small pieces with your fingers, once it’s soaked.
  4.  Put the flour into a bowl, and Stir in the onion, garlic, pepper, salt and pepper mixture.
  5.  Slowly stir in the water, stop adding the water when the mixture has a slightly gloppy in  consistency.

Cooking Your Jamaican Style fritters

  • Fill a frying pan with about a quarter deep of the cooking oil.
  • Use a table-spoon to pick up your Fritters mix.
  • Spoon as much of the batter on to the table-spoon as you can without going over.
  • Place your fritters batter into the frying pan.  Each table-spoon will be one fritter.
  • Fry each fritter for about 6-10 minutes until brown, if its turning black then you burned it.
  • Turn over and fry the other side.
  •  Place the fritters on to some paper towel to absorb the excess oil. Your Fritters are ready to eat. Enjoy.

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This breakfast is also Rasta friendly, as it does not contain any  meat. Great for rasta children too.

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Jamaican Recipe:How to cook Ackee and Saltfish

This dish is very popular among Rastafarians and Jamaicans, and vegetarians alike. Many Jamaicans eat Ackee and Saltfish for Breakfast, or for Dinner. If being eaten for dinner have it with a side of white Rice, If being eaten for breakfast, eat with a side of fried dumplings.

Saltfish preparation

Saltfish is a very salty fish. It must be soaked in order to be palatable. Soaking salt fish in cold water will remove some of the salt while still preserving some of the salty flavor. To prepare salt fish to be eaten, it is usually soaked over night. Try to soak it for about 12 hours. Personally, I would taste it after 10 hours and see if you would like to soak it for another 2 hours or not.  If you soak your cod during the day,  change the water approx. every 3-4 hours. Place it in a glass bowl for soaking. (this is not a must) You should use about 1 5 inch by 3 inch piece of cod fish (saltfish) for one can of ackee

Ackee preparation

  • Ackee usually comes “in a can” in western society, there is no preparation.

Other ingredients you will need for your tasty meal.

  • Onion – finely chop your onions. How much do you need? Use half an onion – to a hole for 1 whole tin of Ackee.
  • Black Pepper – How much, you don’t need that much I would say half a tea-spoon.
  • “Thyme” – Thyme is a herb popular among Jamaicans for cooking. You should break the herb up into little pieces and let it simmer in the pan with the Ackee, then remove the pieces of thyme. But this ingredient is not a must for your Ackee and saltfish
  • Tomatoes – (Optional) I never add tomatoes to my Ackee and Saltfish. I find tomatoes water down the flavor. But many Jamaicans do add this ingredient
  • green pepper, and red pepper – 1 quarter of this ingredient, finely sliced, don’t worry about how fine they need to be, just slice them thin and not in long strips. Opt for shorter strips, do the same with one red pepper as well. So you will have One quarter of a green pepper finely sliced, and one-quarter of a red pepper finely sliced.


 buy the saltfish that says “boneless” or you will have a lot of work on your hands trying to remove those “fine” bones.

Preparing the saltfish for cooking

Rinse your cod under cold water,break the cod-fish up with your fingers into tiny flakes the tinier the flakes the better. Do not “smoosh the flakes.” Just shred them between your fingers. The fish once it has been soaked will be easily separated.

How to cook your Jamaican Ackee and Saltfish

  • In a sauce pan, put a little bit of oil, maybe 3 table spoons, or you can cook it with water if you like too. Add oil or water as needed. (over low to med heat)
  • Put your ackee into the pan
  • let simmer for about 4-6 minutes, allowing the ackee to mash-up into small pieces. It will get so mashed up, that it may just look like it has already been chewed. This is progress. then…
  • add your finely chopped onions, and all other ingredients,  let simmer 4-6 minutes.
  • Next add you saltfish, and mix it in with the other ingredients in the sauce pan.  Only keep on the fire for about 3-4 minutes.

If this is your first time cooking Ackee and Saltfish,  the Ackee may smell like pee. I It does smell that way to me. But it tastes so good. I made this meal for an old boyfriend, who was white and originally from Poland. He ate the whole thing up, and when he was done he said “where is the rest?” So, it is delicious regardless of the smell.

Where to buy your own Ackee

I live in Canada. We have many Caribbean grocery stores here, perhaps you could find one locally. If not, most big chain grocery stores have a carribean section and you may find your “Ackee in a Can”, there.

Where to buy your own Saltfish

I have always bought my Saltfish at the Caribbean grocery stores. Usually it comes in a thick plastic covering. And is clearly marked Ackee on the outside. Dont forget to make sure it says boneless.

Enjoy your meal!