Ital isn't short for Italian, it's Jamaican patois for pure, which these ingredients are. Be freewheeling, though, Use whatever's fresh at the market. Vegetables play well with others. Feel free to swap use any kind of chopped broccoli or green beans for the greens. Go with the fresh greens of your dreams -- kale, Swiss chard, or -- if you're lucky enough to score some at your farmers market, Jamaican callaloo -- the dark green iron-rich leaves of the amaranth plant. Try replacing some of the pumpkin with carrots. Add some celery. To please the masses, I've shown restraint and been mingy with the chilis, but please, feel free to double the amount. Some of us like it hot.
The point is to use what's in season, fresh and available. You'll get more health out of it than the effort you put into it. This stew is easy, seductive, gently spicy and gets its goodness from:
*Not a spice blend like it sounds but a true Caribbean berry with a haunting sweet spice, used in the islands as an analgesic and cure for aching belly and head.