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Ital Food Diet: 7 tips to cook Rastafarian Ital food

7 Tips & Rules of Rasta Ital Cooking

Ital food diet of Rastas is close to a vegan food diet. The meaning of the word “Ital food” in Rastafarianism means “clean and natural food.” It’s easier to cook Ital food than you may think. Follow these 7 simple rules and tips to follow a natural Ital food, Rastafari Diet.

 

 

 

Ital food diet Tip #1: Omit Salt

– Adding salt to food kills the natural flavour. Rasta believes salt makes the spiritual experience of eating the food non-existent. Eating does have a spiritual component and connection to the Most High, that feels good for Rasta.

 

Ital food diet Tip #2: Natural Seasoning

Certain foods and spices have an abundance of natural flavor. We can use them to season food for flavor, instead of salt. Foods such as…scallion, thyme, garlic, onion, pimento, tomato, and curry powder, are all common seasonings in Jamaican Rastafarian food. Try not to use black pepper. Rasta says its bad for mens reproductive organs, because it doesn’t break down in the body.

Ital food diet Tip #3: No Meat:

Rasta diet/recipes contain no meat. Rasta also do not eat any pork or shellfish. Rasta believes all meat and pork is “flesh” and “dead” and should not be ingested by the human body. In Rastafari it is commonly known that shellfish clean the bottom of the sea, therefor shellfish are unclean for Rasta to eat. Rastafari are allowed to eat fish, but only fish that have scales are edible, the fish without scales are not edible for Rasta as outlined in Leviticus 11:9:  “These shall ye eat of all that are in the waters: whatsoever hath fins and scales in the waters, in the seas, and in the rivers, them shall ye eat.” Most Rasta now a days are opting not to eat  fish, or chicken. They say they don’t want anything “dead” on their plate, because Jah is life.

Ital food diet Tip#4: protein & Greens:

Rasta’s love to include lotsItal food diet of protein and greens in the food we eat, to provide strength, to the body and help build up our blood. Rasta love to include, calaloo, spinach, broccoli, peas, and beans on our food plate. Common in Jamaican Rasta dishes are, Kidney beans, black beans, snow peas, black-eyed peas and more.

Ital food diet Tip #5: Color and texture of food

– Jah made eating food to be our delight. Food is fun to eat, when various colors and textures and provided to create an experience of variety, flavour and color. Try some bright orange squash, with some yellow ackee curried, and some lovely yellow plantain. Mix up various colors when cooking Rasta food meals.

Ital food diet tip #6: No Cows Milk

– Rasta do not drink cows Milk. Instead we opt for soy milk, or almond milk. Rasta says drinking the milk of another animal is nonsensical. Rasta also say cows recieve way too much hormonal, and other “unhealthy for consumption” injections. Rasta eats clean, natural, and healthy too!

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Ital food Diet: Tip #7: Fruits & Nuts

Rasta love to eat a lot of fruits and nuts. Fruit is good for Rasta to eat because its clean, natural, and meets all the requirements of Ital Rasta food. Nuts are a great food to pack, and eat “on the go.” Rasta like to shop for “organic whole foods” and organic fruits and vegetables, for healthy Rastafarian food diet. Dry fruits and nuts, bought in bulk, may be added to vegan desserts, such as non-milk soy based Ice cream, and Rasta Ital breakfast cereals in the morning. Cooking and creating Rasta Ital food and recipes, on an Ital food diet, is easy, once you know these 7 simple rules. Blessed Love.

 

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Rastafarian Language: How to speak like a Rastafari

Rastafarian Language: Rasta Words

Thank you for taking the time to read my list of Rastafarian words and their meaning. I will update it as much as I can. If you are wondering about any words you have heard Rasta’s say, just leave it in the comments. Blessed.

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16 of the most commonly used words/phrases in Rastafari Culture :

  1. Ital – Clean and Natural as in “Ital food,”
  2. Blessed Love – Have a pleasant day
  3. Zion – Heaven/Ethiopia
  4. Jah – God, The Most High
  5. Bless Up – Think Positive, Whats up?
  6. Up Up – A blessing of positivity
  7. Fya Bun – Get rid of that, it is of Babylon
  8. Judgement – Gods wrath
  9. Youths – Children
  10. King – Rastaman
  11. Queen – Rastawoman
  12. I and I – Me in the Physical, Me in the spiritual
  13. Jah Rastafari – God & King Selassie I
  14. HIMHis Imperial Majesty, Haile Selassie I
  15. Give thanks – Give thanks to the creator for he is good
  16. Babylon – Hell/This World

Rasta Way of Life Books by Empress

Rasta Way of Life Life as a rasta woman
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JAH RASTAFARI PRAYERS

HOW TO BECOME A RASTAFARIAN MAN

RASTA BIBLE

JAMAICAN MEN

 

life as a rasta woman

HOW TO BECOME A RASTA

RASTAFARI BELIEFS & PRINCIPLES

RASTAFARI FOR

AFRICAN AMERICANS

JAMAICAN WOMEN

9 things I love about my Rasta Husband

What’s your Boyfriends Zodiac Sign?

Virgo Boyfriend – Scorpio Boyfriend  – Sagittarius Boyfriend
Libra Boyfriend – Gemini Boyfriend – Aquarius Boyfriend
Gemini Boyfriend  – Cancer Boyfriend  – Pisces Boyfriend
Capricorn Boyfriend  – Aries Boyfriend – Taurus boyfriend

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  1. Tasty Ital food – My husband cooks strictly Ital food for us to eat. He doesn’t eat fish but still cooks it for me. He used to be a chef, so needless to say, He cooks some tasty Ital food.
  2. His Dreadlocks crown– My husband is a Rastafari, so he wears his hair in dreadlocks. I love it. I play with his locks sometimes. They are a reminder of the natural beauty of Jah creations.
  3. Rasta Reggae Music – Now I have someone to share my love of Rasta Reggae with. Almost every song I know and love he knows and loves too. Together we have created a beautiful collection of roots and culture music.
  4. Sexy and fit – My husband is so fit and sexy. He doesn’t even try as most Jamaican men don’t try to be fit. He has a washboard stomach, and he is lean and cut. Lucky me I guess.
  5. He promotes healthy eating – My Rasta husband is always reminding me of the importance of eating healthy and how it can encourage strength and a long life. I think its great because I was very much addicted to eating food out of a package.
  6. He Loves Jah – My Rasta husband loves Jah. He is always giving thanks to Jah, and sharing Jah teachings and Jah wisdom. I have somebody around me to share my love of Jah with.
  7. 0b04eab162db048d28eea8e63c2d415cHe Teaches me about Rastafari – Just when I thought I knew everything…My Rasta husband teaches me things about Rastafari I didn’t know at all. Like one day he mentioned the “Rainbow Circle Throne” Google it!
  8. The sweet Smell of Herb – The smell of some good Sensimillia in my home. I love the smell of most marijuana. It’s like a sweet Jah created incense for the senses and the soul. My Rasta husband smokes herb everyday about 6 times for the day. I enjoy it too…the smell I mean.
  9. The Companionship – It’s fun having a husband. He is like a friend and a lover in one. I have someone to share my thoughts etc with. Sometimes its fun and sometimes you just have to learn and practice patience and tolerance. Sharing the same spiritual beliefs Helps a lot.


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Boyfriend Zodiac Signs (Love and Compatibility)

Virgo Boyfriend – Scorpio Boyfriend  – Sagittarius Boyfriend
Libra Boyfriend – Gemini Boyfriend – Aquarius Boyfriend
Gemini Boyfriend  – Cancer Boyfriend  – Pisces Boyfriend
Capricorn Boyfriend  – Aries Boyfriend – Taurus boyfriend

How to Keep a Rasta Happy!

How to Keep a Rasta Happy!

Make a Rasta happy by….Cook strictly Ital (Vegan)

– Rasta love food that reminds them
of Jah living. Food such as vegetables, fruits, beans, seeds, and earth vegetables…, so be sure to cook strictly (Ital) Vegan food, to keep your Rasta Happy.

 

Don’t Curse and swear!

– Rasta do not like the sound of swear words, or put downs, or anything that is said with a malicious or negative intent. Use positive words to express your self or simply leave out the swearing and negative intent. Rasta are sensitive beings.

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– Rasta love to care for the poor, needy, elderly and children. If you care for persons from this group, this will make your Rasta very happy.

 

 

You Spend time alone…this makes a Rasta happy

– Spend time alone without stimulation from something or someone else. Rasta believes that time alone is time with God. Embrace it. Check out my book of Rasta Meditation. or My Rasta Prayers book for tough times. Many people enjoy it.

If you want to keep your Rasta happy…Respect his or her alone time!

– Respect when your Rasta is a lone.  A Rastafari spiritual and personal time is of the utmost importance. Rasta have spiritual times, that last for hours, or for days… If you can handle that…your Rasta will be quite happy.

Love Jah Rastafari, and your Rasta will love you

A true Rastafari who loves and respects his partner  will want him/her to have their own faith, and Rasta takes simple comfort in the fact that they love God, and have their own personal relationship with him. Some Rasta may appreciate if a one does decide to convert to Rastafari.

Play Rasta Reggae Music, this makes all Rasta feel happy inside

– Rastafari men and women love to hear Rastafari Reggae music playing. It makes them feel good inside. Try playing some Rasta Reggae music to show your Rasta that you care and that you are sensitive to their needs and desires. Try some Dennis Brown, Some Gregory Isaacs, or even some “old school” Garnett Silk. Your Rasta will smile to be surprised by these spiritual sounds.


Seek to “Overstand” Your Rastafari!be a rasta

– Seek to understand situations rather than get angry or become offended. Rasta love when people are patient and seek deeper “understanding” of things.

Never discuss S*x with your Rasta…Just drop hints

– Rasta do not believe in discussing s*xual issues. We believe if your mate, is not a good match for you in this way…it is your fate. We use clean words for s*x, and we don’t seek to pervert or amplify sexual encounters. Rasta sees s*x as love-making.

Buy Gifts that are Rastafari, these make Rasta happy

Rasta like gifts that are red yellow and green, related to Africa, or have a picture of Marcus Garvey, King Selassie I, or Bob Marley on it. When searching for a gift for your Rasta keep this in mind. Rasta love Rasta hats, and Rasta beaded necklaces in case you were wondering. These types of gifts make Rasta feel happy inside. Buy your Rastafarian flag.

Respect your Rasta personal space and items

– don’t change or touch or move anything that belongs to a Rasta. It may have spiritual meaning. Such an action may be taken personally, but Rasta are so gentle that they would never say. Keep your Rasta happy and don’t touch or move personal items.

Don’t ask too many questions about his/her faith

– Just accept Rasta as they are….I guarantee the Rasta in your life is accepting you as you are! So, why not return the favour? Don’t ask to many questions about his/her faith…it supposed to be a personal thing anyway right?

Embrace Cleanliness, Dirtiness makes Rasta unhappy

– Rasta like all things “clean.” Rasta love toRastafari live in a clean home, have on clean clothes, eat clean food, use clean language, and to maintain clean thoughts. That the Rastafari way of life.

Rasta feel happiest when you love yourself

“Self Love” is one of the basic principles of Rastafari. By loving your self, Rasta show you more love for accepting your self the way that Jah created you.

Rasta Books: Rasta Way of Life books

Rasta Way of Life book Life as a rasta woman book
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JAH RASTAFARI PRAYERS BOOK

HOW TO BECOME A RASTAFARIAN MAN BOOK

ITAL RASTA eCOOKBOOK

RASTA BIBLE BOOK

JAMAICAN MEN BOOK

 

life as a rasta woman

HOW TO BECOME A RASTA BOOK

RASTAFARI BELIEFS & PRINCIPLES BOOK

CONVERT TO RASTAFARI BOOK

AFRICAN  RASTA BOOK

JAMAICAN WOMEN

Rastafari; Beliefs and Principles (book)

Rastafarian Beliefs Book

Hello every one. The truth is right now I have to pee. but I am so excited to tell you about my new book coming out. I have finally chosen a title….lIts called…“Rastafari; Beliefs and Principles” I hope many people will appreciate the book, because it has taken me a long time to right it. Every week I figure it will be done by next week, but each week seems to lead into the next and then into the next.

I do hope it will be done by next week lol.

Here are the table of contents of my new book

“Rastafari; Beliefs & Principles”

(my new book)


Rastafarian Overstanding

Understand how and Why Rastafari got started. however unglamorous it may be this is the truth. If you do ot like to here the truth about God and black people then do not read this Rastafarian book.  Some people want to pretend life, is what they watch on tv…. Rastafari is Jah answer to a call!

Embracing the Faith of Rastafari

In this Chapter I have included some things a person may not know or may need to be aware of when embracing the Rastafari faith.

  • The sabbath and the covenant in Rastafari
  • The Lion of Judah Flag in Rastafari
  • Jah Light in Rastafari

and more…

Jah…who is he?

I have a section about Jah. What he looks like so to speak, his name can be found in the bible… and I explain if other Gods really do exist.

  • who is Jah
  • 6 Truths of Jah
  • What is the true Image of Jah
  • and more…

25 Principles of Rastafari

I have included about 25 principles of Rastafari. I feel this is what people want to know…how we live, what we know…and what is the basis for all the Rastafari principles truly.

Here is a list of some of those principles…

  • Love
  • Unity
  • Self Awareness
  • Natural Living
  • Dreadlocks
  • Pro-life
  • The Temple
  • Self Awareness as Rasta

But I discuss these thing more in-depth in the book of course

Beliefs of Rasta

  • Non- Attachment
  • Satan
  • Judgement

etc.

The Hero’s and Leaders in Rastafari Culture

  • King Selassie I
  • Marcus Garvey
  • Martin Luther King
  • Bob Marley
  • Harriet Tubman

How to Enter Zion according to Rastafarianism

 “…For many are called, but few are chosen…” Matthew 22:14

 New Rasta Blog Posts & Pages in 2017

  1. 7 tips & Guideline – How to cook Ital Rasta food at home
  2. Rastafarian names – Rasta names for women & Rasta Names for Men
  3. Rastafarian Language – Its easy to speak like a Rastafarian
  4. True Rasta – 20 Characteristics of a True Rasta
  5. How to Dress like a Rasta woman – Simple rules and guidelines
  6. How to become a Rastafarian man ebook

How to Enter Zion

  • Jah in Zion
  • Jah Cleanses Us
  • Depend on Jah
  • The Holy Christian Bible
  • How to Handle Enemies
  • Rastafari fast

What is Zion Like?

be a rastaZion is a place where the weather is always nice. The birds are always chirping, the trees, grass and bushes are all manicured and maintained, and the Sun is always shining, Zion is also known as heaven. In Zion there is no crime, no poverty, and no negative energy to speak of. Zion is full of love, full of harmony, and all souls who are in Zion etc….Buy Rastafari Beliefs and principles ebook on amaozon.

Free Jamaican Recipes cook eBook

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Rastafari Jewelry necklaces (hand made beaded)

Rastafari beaded necklace
Hand made beaded Jamaican Rasta necklace. Big and bold African red yellow and green. 25 mm wood beads.

 

Hand beaded Rastafari statement necklace. with bold colors beaded this neclace is about 16 ijnches long. I just love it. see it on etsy
Hand beaded Rastafari statement necklace. with bold colors beaded this neclace is about 16 ijnches long. I just love it. see it on etsy
Jamaican colored beaded necklace with bling cross
I love this necklace is it is stunning on.

I have a Marcus Garvey colored one too. I have to post the pic. The colors are red green and black with silver plated beads and white filler wood beads.