Archive for June, 2014

Hemp Fudgesicles

July is upon us. We have Canada Day, Independence Day, summer vacations, and sunshine. All of this calls for popsicles. I seem to be freezing all sorts of concoctions into treats these days, including hemp. Adding hemp to popsicles gives them a boost of protein and essential fatty acids to balance out the macronutritent profile for efficient metabolization. In other words, we are upgrading the average popsicle from being a shot of frozen sugar to a protein pack mini-meal your body can use for sustained energy.

Hemp Fudgesicles

1 avocado

1 banana

1/2 cup coconut  milk

1/3 cup raw hulled hemp seeds

3 tablespoons maple syrup

1/3 cup cacao powder

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 cup water, or more as needed

Optional: Add nuts, blueberries, cacao nibs, chia seeds, flax seeds, sliced fruit… get creative!

1) Whip all ingredients except water until mixture becomes like pudding in consistency. By the way, this makes a great pudding if you were to stop right here and just eat it out of the bowl. 

2) Add water to thin out the consistency until you can pour it out of the bowl and into popsicle molds.

3) Freeze.

It doesn’t get much simpler than that. The only hard part about this recipe is having to wait for them to freeze.

 

 

Cherry Cacao Hemp Muffins

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I channelled my Grandma this morning to make muffins. You see, my grandma can bust out a batch of pretty much anything without much time, no recipes, and without measuring anything. I am a lot like her in the kitchen. We even make the same kind of tornado mess that drives the neat people crazy.

Cherries are coming into season and I got my first taste of them yesterday. They inspired me to make muffins for breakfast today.

Cherry Cacao Hemp Muffins

2C nuts (cashews, pecans, etc)

1/2C hemp hearts

1/3C chia seeds soaked in 1C water

1/3C coconut oil

1C cacao powder

1/3C maple syrup (or sweetener of choice)

1t vanilla

1C cherries, pitted

1/4C walnuts, chopped

1) Combine nuts and hemp hearts in a food processor or blender to make a crumbly “flour.” Set aside.

2) Soak your chia seeds in water for about 10 minutes.

3) Combine all ingredients. Put into muffin tin and bake at 350F for 15-18 minutes.

4)Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

Cannabis Cacao Coconut Mint Bars

These mint bars taste delicious and came out just right, potency wise. However, at room temperature the bars get a little crumbly. Fortunately, I figured out a fix for this.

First, I have been storing them in the freezer. Right out of the freezer they are great. At room temperature I have been putting them on top of sliced fruit and letting the crumbly nature work in your favor as you eat it with a spoon.

Cannabis Cacao Coconut Mint Bars

Chocolate Layers:

1C walnuts

1C dates

1/3C hemp hearts

1/3C MMJ coconut oil, split into two portions and gently melted

1C cacao powder

1/4C cacao nibs

Mint Coconut Layer:

2C shredded coconut

1T maple syrup

coconut oil, the other half of the 1/3C mmj oil

5 drops of peppermint essential oil, to taste

1) Place all chocolate layer ingredients in a food processor and blend until fully mixed. Split into two parts.

2) Mix all coconut filling ingredients.

3) Press one half of the chocolate layer into the bottom of a 9×7 pan.

4) Press all of the coconut filling as the next layer and put in freezer until hard enough to add last layer.

5) Press the final chocolate layer on top and freeze.

 

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I post this recipe, in spite of it coming out crumbly because I hope this inspires the perfectionists to think of different ways to use the food you make that turns out looking less than perfect but is still a delight to the senses when you eat it.

-TwiceBaked

 

 

TwiceBaked Cannabis Adventure News

I just need to take a moment to thank everybody who joins me here. I am so excited to let you know what else is going on for me in this new emerging legal cannabis industry I find myself apart of in Washington.

First, I am now a monthly food contributor for Northwest Leaf. You now find my original recipes that will remain gluten-free, dairy free, egg free, sugar-free, and loaded with cannabis and hemp. I’ve really appreciated working with the team at NW Leaf so far. They have a very positive vibe.

Next, I am working with the ever vibrant crew of  MJ News Network to share videos of my cooking and marijuana related places that I get to go to.  I am very grateful for this platform to share with a large audience about cannabis because…

I am also working on a special project with the creator of Ettalew’s Medibles in Seattle. Keep your eyes peeled for Marijuana Mavens. Together we will be educating the world about cannabis safety. Like, what do you do if your dose of marijuana edibles is too intense and your relaxing intention has turned into an uncomfortable several hours? Well, we know what to do in that situation and we will be sharing that with you.

So, until next time…stay healthy.

-TwiceBaked