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What are the dietary restrictions of Rastafarians? by Empress Yuajah
Answer by Empress Yuajah:
Well…we have many dietary restrictions…however, it depends on how that Rasta chooses to follow the Rasta Livity (faith). Deeply or not so deeply.
- Rasta do not add salt to food – Rasta believe Salt is something that creeps up and causes illness in the body. More Jah spiritually without the salt.
- Rasta don’t eat eggs (I don’t) – I don’t eat chicken or chicken embryos. Instead I eat tofu or vegan bologna (something like that)
- Rasta do not drink cows milk – Instead we often opt for Almond, or Soya Milk.
- Rasta do not eat any meat, or Chicken – Rasta love to eat fish, vegetables, fruits, and legumes.
- Rasta Refrain from drinking Alcohol – Beer included. Wine Included. Some Rasta consume Alcohol.
- Rasta do not eat Shell fish – We believe shell fish are dirty because they clean the bottom of the Sea. Rasta believe causes illness in the body.
Again all of these things depend on the individual Rasta. You will find Rasta who consume Alcohol…we are allowed according to our faith. We Rasta know our fate by our choices, so if you witness a Rasta doing these things….he is aware that it is against his fate. He is choosing his own destiny.
Rasta have other Restrictions besides dietary. Read about them in my book Rastafari: Beliefs and Principles on amazon.
What are the dietary restrictions of Rastafarians?
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Try this “Rasta Ital (Vegetarian) Soup”1 Pound (454) g Yams or about 2 medium sized Yams cut into 2 inch 5 cm pieces
You will need…
½ pound (227 g) sweet potatoes (1 medium, cut into 2 inch (5 cm) pieces
1 can of coconut milk
3 cups (720 ml) vegetable broth
1 pound (454) fresh pumpkin or butternut squash, peeled and cut into 2 inch (5 cm pieces
½ pound (227 g) carrots (3 medium) peeled and sliced
1 Pound (454g) Fresh callaloo, or 1 can (19 ounces (538 g) callaloo, dreained; or ½ pound of spinach and ½ pound (227g) Kale
1 Chayote squash
1 Green pepper
2 mediujm sized tomatoes
2 cloves garlic
3 spring onions or scallions
5 – 6 cups shredded cabbage
1 hot pepepr, minced
freshly ground black pepper and salt
How to Prepare
Place the yams and sweet potatoes in a stockpot with the coconut milk and broth.
Add the pumpkin or squash and carrots.
Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes.
While the root vegetables simmer, carefully wash the callaloo, trimming away any thick stems. Chop and set aside.
To peel the squash, cut it lengthwise into quarters and remove the heart. Dice the remaining squash, green pepper, tomatoes, garlic, and spring onions, and add with the shredded cabbage and hot pepper to the stockpot.
Simmer for 20 minutes more until the vegetables are tender. Season with plenty of freshly ground black pepper and salt if desired.