Monday, 31 March 2014

Sesame Kale Recipe

Blessed Love


 I do hope this day proved for all Dawtas to blessed and upfull. Today it was a holiday in Trinidad, so we just kicked back at home, but my princess went to the movies with a cousin. Now that the prince is resting I have a moment before a movie, to post the next recipe!

I had never tried cooking kale before, everytime I eat it, it is as lettuce in a salad. But lately the kale is so fibrous and thick that it actually takes too much out of my teeth to chew it for so long! So I decided to sautee it and of course I did it in my own style. It's super fast and a great addition to plantain, jasmine rice and split pea stew/dahl.

So here it is:



finely chop

4 cloves of garlic
1 small onion


 1 pimento
2 chives/green onion
as many leaves of kale as you need for your servings
a few leaves of patchoy (if you wish)
a few okra (if you wish)
grate a thumb of ginger


In sesame oil (tablespoon or more) sautee the fresh seasonings first for 2 minutes
add the greens and sautee for two minutes until they turn bright green
add a few dashes of Braggs Soy Sauce.
Remove from heat and that is it! Remember the idea is just to soften the kale not to actually cook it for too long. you can use a fry pan or stir fry pan or wok, whatever you use for your veggies.


I hope the rest of your strong/week is productive and filled with good thoughts and rewards of Positive living.

JAH RasTafari Alpha Omega Itinue to Shine upon and Guide the I and I
Selah!
Ila

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Blessed Empress Day

Blessings to the Royal Dawta Nation of RasTafari on this Hola Day which I call EMPRESS DAY!





If there is one time of the year which a Sistren should heartically reflect on her trod thus far in RasTafari: it's this day (of course it should be an on-going thing but you know what I mean!)
March 25 1883 *Ethiopian* or 3 April 1891 *Gregorian*

Empress Menen Asfaw is THE Queen Omega Ilect, the Leading Empress of RasTafari worldwide.
She is InI Iritual Mother, Role Model, Inspiration and Teacher. Without Her there would be no Black Afrikan Queen in our generation to look up to - She is truly the Omega, the last Afrikan Queen to sit upon a ruling/influential Afrikan throne.

Have you ever really sat down and seriously thought about the life of this magnificent Wombman?
Of Her character and legacy of works?
A skilled craftswoman from girlhood, A Loving and Devout Mother and Wife/Homemaker, a Patroness to the Church of Her Faith, A keen Business Woman, a Charitable Volunteer and Fundraiser, Landowner, Temple Builder, School Builder, Woman-Supporter and Counsellor...and the list probably goes on and on for those who intimately knew the Empress.

For I, She is a Wombman who shared a vision of a better Ethiopia and Afrika with Her KingMan Emperor Haile Sellassie I.
A Wombman Who  I believe, was the first Afrikan Wombman to create a school for the education of girls: for She represented millions of generations born of tradition where sons were favoured, a tradition that dates back before history was recorded.This is one thing about Empress Menen that truly inspires I personally: Her will to educate young women. Because doing such means helping create a better world. the Empress knew from Her own experiences and those of others, what was needed in Her land in Her community. She was not afraid to do something ground-breaking that would eventually be beneficial to all once allowed to bear fruits. And in time the Itege Menen School for Girls grew and excelled and changed the hearts of parents throughout Ethiopia one at a time.

When We as Wombman embrace our motherhood and extend our love and nurturing powers to the community, we heal a lot of broken hearts and open wounds that exist in many homes, we give others the attention and guidance they need to be confident and make better decisions in their lives. We dont have to personally know other's situations to help and inspire them. Just by using our passion, drive, intellect, knowledge, skills, love and voices, I and I Wombman can make positive ripple effects.

No one on earth is more influential than a Wombman on a mission, and Empress Menen through Her Life Story, encourages I personally everyday to never give up or in on I visions of a better tomorrow for my yutes and all RasTafari yutes - and one way I focus on the yutes is by reasoning to the I Mothers, to empower the I so all can forward and do good works for self and others.

 I see what is missing for the yutes: they have no education resources or spaces or groups to call their own, and what does exist benefits a very few and not all RasTafari. I and I are so focused on culture in appearance and other avenues but as a global Nation have failed to put in place Afrikan education resources for all to use. Where are our RasTafari youth groups, school books, literature, curriculum, toys, apparel, movies and cartoons and so on? These things exist in small pockets around the world but there is no established model or foundational resource for all to tap into. This needs to change because mainstream globalized society is corrupt and has even more influence on the yutes than ever before. Too many RasTafari families face problems with their yutes wanting to cut their dread and "be like everybody else" because they have no support system or socialization with others like them. This needs to change for the sake of their future joy and confidence in self. InI as mothers have to band together to help our yutes, knowing through our own experiences how hard growing up in Babylon can be!

RasTa Wombman today have many ambitions, but InI abundantly share creative talents such as natural living, design and entertainment. I encourage Dawtas to add to your list of aspirations and duties, the education of others - whether it is in your home, neighbourhood, friends circle, online or in poetry, books, school materials, support groups, workshops, book clubs, or other outlets/materials - whether it's about Rasta, Ital, Afrikan Istory, crafts, or sharing a special skill you have, set apart some time to do good works for the yutes of Rastafari. Let it be InI global mission to focus on them and not just ourselves the adults. We can set aside a little income each month for these initatives through tithes and personal goodness. Let InI hold parties and fairs for them and not just dances for ourselves. let there be youth gatherings n not just adult oriented vibes, more homeschool cooperatives and online blogs and communities, youth chatrooms or forums, lunches outdoors, excursions, vacations, staycations, camping - let InI get together and be accountable as families and build a solid foundation in JAH.
I know you feel what I am saying.
I am not talking about how much money we need to do these things, I am talking about comitting to making it happen, last and succeed! When there is commitment and livication, visions manifest no matter the financial situation!


At the end of the day, let it be that I and I never forget that I nI as RasTafari have taken the baton passed by JAH RasTafari Alpha and Omega: to rebuild the Afrikan community, to repair the damage of Europe. I and I must use all our efforts, pool all our resources and be more trustworthy and trusting of others. Too many RasTAfari efforts come to naught from dishonesty and disagreements and it ends up in our perpetual stagnation as a people. Let I and I be inspired by Empress Menen to come out of our sleeping state and take back the minds of our young people from mainstream corruption. The yutes of RasTafari need InI Mothers to love and guide them, to take the extra time to teach them about their people and their roots so that they will never stray from JAH which is TRUTH and RIGHT.
Selah! Love and Joy on Empress Day and from now til April 3rd!

Empress Menen Love and Itection Itinually my dear Sistren
Ila

Monday, 24 March 2014

Trinidad Ranch Cashew Everything Dressing

Selamta Sela Omega I!



In my absence I've been creating some new recipes, and those who are friends with I on social media would have seen some of these meals, and I really have wanted to post for the longest while but as I sit to type at the computer the prince is calling or something else needs to be done! Even my business is suffering in terms of my daily promotions and so on, and being self-sufficient as a RasTa mama, wife, community nurturer (even if online more than anything these days!) and business wombman means that you don’t necessarily have help at hand to share duties. A little bit every day, one step at a time, and finally I am making more time to ensure I post here on RasTa Wifeline and stop letting good posts and thoughts stay with I self.

 I start with my personal cashew cheese recipe, which I believe to be much more flavour full that most online. I like cashew cheese or sauce or dip or spread or paste depending on how you use it - because it is so versatile and such a great substitute for those cheese cravings and munchies. Not quite guilt free because nuts are fattening for some but this sure beats back most snacks! And although nuts are not free for everyone to use because of allergies, this is a great recipe you simply must try if you can safely.

Use this recipe to create a vegan ranch salad dressing, a cheese paste for bread or crackers (Wholewheat Crix taste the best!), a dip, a baked or unbaked mac and cheese sauce and as vegan eggless mayo for cold slaw or veggie burgers! Try it with my Quinoa patties. Yes it is that versatile and it all depends on whether you use it warm for mac n cheese, room temperature as a raw veggie dip or chilled to make a thicker paste for bread and crackers! I take mine out of the fridge for a short little defrosting before use.

Now buying cashew nuts (unsalted and plain) is expensive so this is not a weekly recipe, but certainly a monthly treat - in Trinidad I spend $50 on one bag to make this cheese and it lasts my kingman and I 10 days the most - definitely use within 14 days and always store in a sealed glass jar - mason jars are awesome for this recipe and all your homemade salad dressings. Apple cider vinegar or lemon juice are great additives to keep these recipes fresh in the fridge or on ice if you are eating outdoors.

Ila's Trinidad Ranch Dressing
Cashew Cheese Dip Sauce and Mayo


1.5 cup cashew nuts unsalted

1 tsp tumeric

1 pinch cumin

2 pinch sea salt

1 tsp ginger powder

(1 tsp coconut powder) optional

1 medium to large onion (the more onion the richer the flavour)

5 chive or green onion tops (and bottoms if you wish)

1 pimento pepper (or any pepper mild or spicey to your tastes)

4 large cloves garlic

¼ cup odourless coconut oil (Nariel is great if you are in Trinidad)

1 cup warm water

Juice of 1 lemon or 1/4 cup Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar



Combine all ingredients in the blender and blend up until it is smooth. 
You will have to stop and move it around with a spatula or spoon to get it going. 
Add extra water slowly if too thick.
Refrigerate overnight before use for best flavour. 
Store in mason jar or clean reused jar up to 14 days.

I love it for breakfast as cheese paste on a toasted bun with green leafy veges (kale or patchoy/bokchoy) and tomato inside.
Look out for my Rainbow Raw Vegetable Slaw which will use the dressing as mayo!





 Have a blessed and productive strong (week) Beloved Ilahfull Nation.

This strong I urge the I to Remember to...

PAY attention to YOUR world not your money: your thoughts, actions, words, activities, creations, interests, upsets, happy moments - take IT ALL IN
Iditate: give thanks for what has been, what is and what is to come. You have a purpose here and now and tomorrow, give thanks for that and seek to overstand and innerstand WHAT and WHO the I IS and has been.
JAH no dead, JAH is here in InI everytime I call HIM Hola Name and Reason Ites. 
JAH is all around...what InI give, InI receive, as above so below, what is within is also without. What cannot be seen is yet in plain site if InI just continue to seek and learn and oppose this rat race of nonsense and ignorance...
Hail the Ingels of light love and life that are JAH, Neter, Selah-See-I RasTafAri
GIve thanks for the hola sacrament in unfolding the mystikal know-lidj of JAH RasTafari. 
Be still and Thank HIM and HIH for Their Itinual Inspiration to RasTafari  to be Love, Justice and Truth, For Their encouragement to return the glory of Afrika to Her and live better lives for the sake of all Life each day!
Selah JAH RasTafari!

Ila



Thursday, 20 March 2014

Ila's Confession of a Rebelution

Greetings in the Name of the Most High JAH RasTafari!

I know it has been a long while...but I am faced with constantly putting off posting reasoning for other things such as the yutes, designing new items to keep up in the 2014 market and fulfilling custom orders since business has started to pick back up for the new year. Not to mention documenting my Rastafari-Afrika homeschool lessons and unit studies and worksheets, my studying and my writing which when I am finally ready to come back to reasoning, will be controversial for some, and yet liberating for others - and I welcome the Rebelution of Ila: I rebellion against Babylon's lies and I found solution or resolution of the unknown that I was seeking to make sense of the past for the future and present state of mind.

The opening of a new chapter in Rastafari ESOTERIC WiseMind  - something long overdue from such a forward thinking Nation of Afrikans! For we have come far and RasTafari has unearthed a lot of truths, but I think we have become stagnant and have not pushed certain limits because of Christianity...

-We have decoded the Afrikan nature of the Holy Bible and the Hebrews and in my videos I have even shown the Babylonian and Ethiopian and Kemetian origins thereof in terms of bloodline and settlement, but I had not really focused on the fact that it is the Babylonian and Kemetian and Ethiopian knowledge and the mysteries and hidden information that the Hebrew Bible is  about, it is one perspective and interpretation thereof based on their ancient teachings (priesthood). Knowing the truth and the Wise Mind beyond the symbols and rituals is what matters more than being caught up on the stories for they are mostly fable and allegory and the Bible's historical events do not match up to history's dating or are unrecorded. there are so many errors and confusing things in the Bible, not to mention the warring nature of God, that we have to see that what we lack is the true overstanding of the intentions with which the Bible was created and written -

Yes, I say we are stuck behind Christianity because I am speaking from the truth that many mansions in Fari use Scripture now and even  worship in Jesus Name whether Yeshua or Yesus, and put him over the King! and in my own trod I saw the importance of using CHristianity and the person of Kristos in sighting HIM - and in bringing RasTafari Livity reasoning here I could not escape the fact that most of RasTafari laws or rules come from the Bible - so it was not that I was ever a "Bible-thumping RasTa" but I had never found the way around it and was influenced by many others who use Scripture for proof and foundation to principles.

But now I finally can agree with the views of Diasporan Black historians and our own RasTafari elders such as Mutabaruka and any who have no need for any institution of reliegion. I know how it feels to not push certain limits because I and I don't want to divorce the Emperor's Christian background - but that is when a better analysis of the Emperor's life and opinions and own words needs to come in as the Emperor pushed no religion upon anyone; and also a consideration of what Livity started by the inspiration of a man, ever identified themselves with His own background? Not many, the name change brings in the weeding out of the unnecessary but the underlying values remain the same so that the truth may come in and the Wise Mind of JAH really be dispersed.

The only other thing I will say at this point is that Emperor Haile Sellassie the First IS God and King and Kristos, the First RasTafari People knew this without apology and without the use of the Holy Bible and Christianity - my goal has always been to uphold the foundation of RasTafari and I have finally been able to find the proof of HIM as the God-King of the Bible without the Ible as much as with. In fact, the information reflects each back upon the other - showing that His Majesty is truly JAH anyway you look at HIM!
So in the end  I ask for tolerance and for ones to be open-minded in time to come, and make your decisions and judgments based on logic and not tradition. RasTa WifeLine will end up being a space that caters to both Biblical use and Non Biblical use in RasTafari and I will be revisiting certain topics on RasTafari Livity from the nonBiblical perspective. I ultimate aspiration is to show the underlying unifying knowledge..that can please both sides of this coin.

That's all I can really say at the moment for it is too much to even try to put in this post and I truly am not ready to put the information out here yet because it is a lot and it is heavy - and I want to get it right - and trust me I have been taping reasonings but have not had time to edit and see what I can use comfortably.





But in the mean time, it is not to say that the information is not right at your fingertips! To catch up with what I have been learning, and to be ready for when I bring I reasoning and fit all these pieces together as they related to Emperor Haile Sellassie I, the I can make your own path and trod brighter by putting in some work too!

Read Read Read

Two important books on HIM:

The Mission
The Lion of Judah Hath Prevailed

also all books by Malik H Jabbar starting with "The Biggest Lie Ever Told"

and these books of the 1800s and early 1900s which are used by historians to overstand the Bible and religion:

The Golden Bough
Anacalypsis
The Secret Teachings of all Ages
Morals and Dogma
 Witness of the Stars
The World's Sixteen Crucified Saviors

In closing I  Rebelution simply means that I heavens have been opened and a lot of chains have been loosed and I have changed and grown in more fullness in RasTafari and I give thanks for the truth, as offensive as it wants to be. I give thanks for the person who months ago posted that I was dealing too much with the Bible as a RasTa, for them offending me and for I not being afraid to change my old views and beliefs based on TRUTH, knowing all the while that with or without their comment, that I had been actively searching to resolve the questions and hangups I have always had about religion. Knowing what lies hidden behind the veil of ritual, taboo and tradition is freeing to the soul and allows I and I to focus on the things that truly matter and that are true. His Majesty remains the God King in my books and I give thanks that nothing I have learned ha jeopardized that, only added strength and power unto my confidence in HIM and Empress Menen.
Mankind and Wombmankind are but sand in the wind, we are so small and yet so relevant to the grand scheme of Life - JAH - Neter. To witness the Coming of His Imperial Majesty is an honour and priviledge the ancients would applaud us for, it is the true freedom from whitewash slavery and mainstream downpression of InI God-Self.
So if you know JAH is REAL, hail HIM and HER with a sounding, a smile and heartbeat and let JAH's love and morality shine through, take up a good work for the youth of today and see a brighter tomorrow in a dream that can bear fruit...

and don't forget to OCCUPY PINNACLE while you are at it! Search for the group in Facebook as well for daily updates - securing the birthplace of RasTafari independence is a legacy protected to honour our Iration and emancipation from Babylon!

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Bless the Nation!
RASTAFARI! The Lion of Judah Hath Prevailed!

Buruk Fikir
Ila