Archive for the ‘Cannabis Recipes’ Category

How To Cook With Hemp: The Visual Feast Of 2015

It has been a brutal week of migraines, intense muscle spasms, depression, and anxiety. At the end of it I know I’ve made it through the other side and can again reclaim my life which includes dusting off my laptop and writing year end wrap-ups for TwiceBakedinWA.

I have been going through my food photos from this past year and decided to just make a slideshow to share with you and inspire myself to keep focused on eating well through the holiday party season and into 2016.

Looking at these pictures is a positive reminder about the good things that can be done at every meal possible to look after my body.

I also did a little rough math and figured out that I consumed at least 25 pounds of hemp not to mention the pounds and pounds of raw cannabis matter I have eaten and juiced this year. So, grab a drink and watch How Cook Hemp For A Whole Year:

 

Fresh Cannabis Pulp, All The Healthy Kids Are Doing It

Fresh picked cannabis leaves.

Fresh picked cannabis leaves.

I get excited about having raw cannabis leaves during the summer growing season. Fresh picked they are so fragrant and plump I intuitively feel like I am about to make a good choice for my body if I eat them.

While frequently I will run leaves through a juicer to extract pure cannabis juice, I also like to simply put them into a blender with a little water or coconut water and make a pulp.

Fresh Cannabis Pulp

Fresh Cannabis Pulp

I store that pulp in the fridge and use it in smoothies and other yummy summertime beverages. It will keep in the fridge for about three days.

You can freeze the pulp in ice cube trays to preserve it further, but you will lose the live enzymes and affect the flavor.

Why blend and use the pulp over juicing? One reason is fiber. Bringing this superfood fiber into your nutrition will feed and “cleanse” your digestive system. When your digestive system is running right, your brain will run right.

Happy Raw Cannabis Blending!

-TwicebakedinWA

Raw Cannabis And Mango Popsicles

Raw Cannabis Popsicle

It has been about a year and a half  since I was able to first try consuming raw cannabis. I continue to say that there is nothing like raw cannabis. While every marijuana delivery method comes with benefits I have yet to experience anything like the goodness that I get when I eat it raw too.

Eating cannabis raw provides a meal with the cannabinoids in their acid state that allow you to consume a lot more of them. This morning, for example, I added 70g of raw cannabis pulp to a breakfast smoothie, about 1/3C. It did not make me feel high but I did feel very energized and positive as I took on my day.

I’ve been playing with freezing cannabis in popsicle forms this summer. Having cannabis served as a delicious popsicle is total a delight to my marijuana appreciating senses. Cooling, delicious, and fun to eat.

Raw Cannabis Mango Popsicles

Measure how much liquid your molds hold and plan accordingly. Mine held 1.5C of liquid. 

3/4 C raw cannabis juice

1 mango, pureed

3/4C coconut water

1/4 C blueberries

Option 1: Blend everything together except  blueberries. add blueberries into the mold and freeze. They will turn out a lovely green.

Option 2: Create layers by mixing coconut water with mango and cannabis juice seperately and alternating spoonfuls into the molds, adding blueberries to each layer. They will turn out as pictured above.

Enjoy these with a side of gratitude for being able to consume cannabis as food. Food is medicine, you know.

-TwiceBakedinWA

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

Raw Cannabis Flower and Hemp Pesto

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I enjoy the taste of raw cannabis. It has a bold, spicy flavor that pairs well with other foods and herbs to enhance and add nutritive value to a good meal. While, at this time, I generally only eat raw cannabis leaves, every once in a while I am lucky enough to gain access to fresh edible cannabis flowers.

If you are eating the raw buds, it is suggested they be at the state where the trichomes are fully present and appear cloudy, not yet amber. Raw buds have a high concentration of cannabinoids in their acid form (ie, THCA) and when eaten fresh, with no heat applied, provide you many health benefits without the psychoactive action of THC.

Raw Cannabis Flower and Hemp Pesto

1C Basil

1C Parsley

3/4C Fresh, raw Cannabis buds (or fresh leaves)

1/4C hemp hearts

1/4C walnuts

3 cloves garlic

3T Lemon juice

1/3C hemp seed oil

salt and pepper

1)Put all ingredients into a food processor and blend until desired smoothness. If needed, add more lemon juice and/or hemp seed oil to thin the mixture out.

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This little pesto paired as well with steak and cooked vegetables as it did with a fresh garden salad. Cannabis pesto on everything!

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-TwiceBaked

Cannabis Coffee Coconut Chia Pudding

As I sit here eating the giant bowl of medicated pudding in the video I can tell you I am really happy with this recipe that just sort of happened. It is easy, delicious, and very pleasant way to ingest cannabis.

I don’t normally drink coffee but when the creator of Siddhi Bhang Infusions handed me some special pre-release sample pods of organic coffee and cannabis, I could only say yes. I’m a fan of their products.

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I was told that these pods could be brewed in a AeroPress, Keurig, Cuisinart, Mr.Coffee, Bunn My Cafe, and Breville Gourmet Single Cup Brewer. I don’t have a single cup brewer but I was able to easily use a french press for a nice result.

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The coffee came out great, smelled amazing, and the cannabis effects were what I was expecting. This particular coffee was destined to be put in the most delicious pudding I could put together in 5 minutes. High in fibre, medium chain triglycerides, and omega-3 fatty acids this little cannabis infused snack took care of my body and and my brain.

Cannabis Coffee Coconut Chia Seed Pudding

1C cannabis infused coffee, cooled

1/3C chia seeds

3/4C thick coconut milk

1T vanilla

2t raw honey  (or to taste)

1) Soak the chia seeds in the coffee until they have absorbed the liquid and become thick.

2) Blend the chia seed and coffee mixture with the rest of the ingredients until smooth. Pour into a bowl.

3) Chill in the fridge and serve when set.

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I appreciated the effects of these coffee samples. The CBD/THC decaf felt exactly like I would hope that dosage and combination to feel- uplifted and pain free but not high. The 75mg Decaf was a potent dose and felt what I would hope that dosage in the daytime would feel like- uplifted, focused on productivity, and wonderful for pain. I so appreciate a good daytime medible and the people who make them.

Thanks to Siddhi Bhang Infusions for the samples. I love what you do over there.

-TwiceBaked

 

MMJ Lemon Lavender Hemp Cookies

When somebody by the name of SafeTdriver did something nice for me this week, I responded by wanting to make him some one-of-a-kind medicated cookies.

Now, some of you may know SafeTdriver. He has a YouTube channel where you can see him medicating with cannabis, creating original hemp macrome everything, and educating the world about how he has been able to get off of pharmaceutical drugs for Crohn’s disease.

SafeTdriver’s hemp work is beautiful and that is why I went to him looking for advice on how I might build a hemp boa. While all I was looking for was advice, instead of throwing me a suggestion he sent me a picture of the boa that he had already started for me. I kind of freaked out, in a good way.

What does one do for somebody who is building a piece that will be in my closet forever and with me on many, many adventures? I build them hemp cookies. Or in this case, medicated hemp cookies.

I needed to put a little thought into the ingredients since he does have Crohn’s disease and has a very sensitive digestive system. He kind of needs to eat the same as me except that he is sensitive to fiber. I asked him if he could tolerate the vegetable glycerin tincture and he told me that it was fine if he limited his sugar intake that day. Good to know.

Raw Lemon Lavender Hemp Cannabis Cookies

1/2C raw cashews, finely chopped

1/2C raw almonds, finely chopped

1/3C hemp hearts

1 lemon, juiced and zested

2 T maca

3T raw honey

4T chia seeds, soaked in about 1/4C water

1-25ml bottle of Cannabis and Lavender glycerin tincture (I used the whole thing)

1) Soak the chia seeds until they have absorbed all of the water. Add more if needed to create a thick pudding like consistency.

2) Combine all of the ingredients and mix well. Chill in the fridge.

3) Place all cookie dough on a piece of parchment paper and  form into a roll. Slice into cookies and place into a food dehydrator for about 7 hours.

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I like how these turned out. Not too sweet or too tart and just the right amount of lavender. The hardest part was waiting for them to be done and hoping that they will be Safety approved.

I appreciate kind, creative people so much and love how they how they can go through this world peacefully spreading imagination and goodness.

SafeTdriver, thank you for bringing more positivity to this world while you hemp your way through it.

And, like he always says, “Do something nice for somebody, that shit will come back to you.”

-TwiceBaked

Check out SafeTdriver’s YouTube channel and find his beautiful hemp work here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgvhI9cjCiMuI2JXHC4BvBQ