How to cook Ital Rasta Food with 6 Tips
Rastafari eat “No Meat”:
As Rasta we do not eat or cook beef, pork, shell-fish, or anything that has a hoof and chews a cud, as written in the bible. Rastas are primarily vegan. We eat a lot of Salad, soup and fresh fruits and vegetables. Learn how to make Carrot Curried Soup.
Rastas choose to cook without Salt:
This is what makes the food Ital. Natural and clean. If Rasta must use salt we use sea salt only. Read More about Rasta food laws here.
Rasta aim for Abundance of Flavor in Ital Cooking:
When Rasta cook we aim to make the food flavorful without the use of salt. We use allspice, or we use onion garlic, thyme and tomato pimento, scallion, black pepper, coconut for flavor. Many Jamaican and Caribbean foods are cooked with this vegetable and spice combination.
Rasta eats only Fish with Scales:
Many Rasta love to eat fish, and some Rasta are Vegan. It is a rule from the bible for our spirituality (the Nazarite vow) (Deuteronomy and numbers) that we only eat fish with scales. Salt fish, red herring, king fish, are some Rastafari favorites. Rasta does not eat shell-fish, such as shrimp, or lobster, or crab, as they clean the bottom of the sea, and are therefore are unclean for Rasta to eat.
Rasta cooking often includes Protein and greens:
Rasta knows it is important to eat a diet that promotes strength, especially when one is vegetarian or vegan. Rasta love to incorporate forms of protein and greens and other strength building foods in with their cooking such as beans, peas, nuts and greens, such as calaloo, okra, Yam,green banana, and broccoli.
Rasta food Color and texture:
There is an old saying “People eat with their eyes” You may mix some yellow ackee, with some green calaloo. Or dash some orange pumpkin in with white rice, Jah likes when we include various colored and textured food because it allows us enjoy the food exactly the way the earth grows the food for us.
6 Ital Rasta Food Recipes
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Ital food is fun and easy, to cook when you keep these 6 simple rules in mind.
Ital food is Jah food…Jah food is from Zion.
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