Topic: Cannabis Recipes

Savory soup is made for autumn

This simple-to-make soup for one is sure to warm you on chilly nights. If you have the time, roast the squash instead of boiling. It adds a wonderful level of complexity. The avocado garnish is terrific, and so are fried sage leaves, a dollop of crème fraiche, or a simple sprinkling of smoked paprika. A couple of my favorite markets sell butternut squash already peeled and cubed, which makes life simple. I have even seen the cubed squash in the frozen section. These would absolutely work — after all, this soup is just for you. It’s all about getting to

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Canna-Balls styled after Alice’s ‘brownies’

Did you know that the original marijuana brownies weren’t really brownies? They more closely resembled what we would now call energy balls. In a nutshell, the story goes like so: Alice B. Toklas, lifelong companion of Gertrude Stein and Paris salon fixture, was writing an autobiographical cookbook in the 1950s. The book included several guest recipes from her Bohemian buddies. One of her mischievous friends, Brion Gysin, submitted a recipe for something called “Hashish Fudge,” which comes with the warning that moderation is key and that these little treats might induce thoughts on “many simultaneous planes.” The recipe didn’t actually

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Cannabis Chicken Caesar Salad

Ingredients: 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 2 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed 1 anchovy (optional; see NOTE A) 6 tablespoons olive oil 4 teaspoons canna-olive oil 1/4 cup Parmesan, plus more for garnish Salt, to taste Pepper, to taste 2 romaine hearts, chopped 1 cup cooked chicken, in chunks or shredded 2 cups homemade or store-bought croutons (see NOTE B) Directions: In bowl of a food processor, puree the mustard, lemon juice, Worcestershire, garlic and anchovy, if using. With machine running, drizzle the oils into processor bowl. Transfer dressing to a jar

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How to make medible cannabis gummies at home

Aside from being cute and convenient, gummies are a flavorful, fun and effective way to medicate. If possible, make these candies in a silicon mold and they’ll pop right out after being chilled. It’s also helpful to taste the mixture before pouring it into the mold. If the weed taste is too strong, try adding some additional honey. Ganja Gummies Makes 24 servings THC per serving: 5 mg Ingredients 1 large package orange Jell-O 1-1/2 cups orange juice, divided 1/2 cup honey 1/4 cup Cannabis Infused Cooking Oil, preferably coconut 4 packets gelatin Dash cornstarch Instructions Combine the Jell-O and

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Cannabis cooking: Creamy Carrot and Potato Soup

This easy-to-make soup is perfect for the fall, when nights get cooler and the rains begin. We Oregonians know how to chill out, and the addition of cannabis gets that done. The cumin and the caraway seeds flavor this creamy, soothing soup. Carrots and potatoes are such a great pair. Alternatively you can make the soup with sweet potatoes instead of the russets, which adds a lovely sweetness. That version deserves a dollop of sour cream. One Thanksgiving I served this soup in tall and thin 2-ounce glasses. Anticipating a hearty meal, this soup was a perfect appetite whetter. And

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6 cannabis cookbooks — from basic to gourmet

As cannabis legalization spreads and goes mainstream in Oregon and other states, the cookbook industry has churned into high gear with books on ways to use jazz cabbage beyond the bong. What to look for? A lot depends on your level of expertise — not just in the kitchen but with cannabis itself. If you’ve been making batches of pot brownies and want to expand your repertoire to, say, French macarons, there are cookbooks to help you out. Many books have lengthy introductions that outline the specifics of cooking with cannabis, so find one that fits with what you know

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Baking with hemp hearts

Walk into the baking or cereal section of just about any grocery store in Southern Oregon, including Food 4 Less, Albertsons, Costco or the Ashland Food Co-op, and you’ll find neat little packages of hemp hearts, the tasty inner portions of hemp seeds. Sold largely as a breakfast cereal or smoothie ingredient, hemp hearts make a tasty addition to many baked goods, including muffins, cookies and pie crusts. The first thing to know is that hemp hearts won’t get you high, because they don’t contain THC. But what they do contain is nutrition. According to the Agricultural Research Service of

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Grandma’s Small-batch Peanut Butter Cookies

Those nights (or days) when you are craving peanut butter, I mean really craving peanut butter, nothing beats these chewy peanut butter cookies. The small batch size here is a blessing and a curse! Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes Total time: 20 minutes Servings: 15 cookies Ingredients 1 cup peanut butter 4 tablespoons canna butter (see recipe below), softened 1/2 cup white sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup flour 1 egg pinch of salt Instructions Heat oven to 340 degrees. Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl. Stir until smooth. Divide the dough into

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Shake It, Blend It, Whisk It — Three great hemp seed oil salad dressings

When I worked at The Ohio Hempery back in the early to mid ‘90s, one of the highlights was sitting around a big, old, honey-colored wooden table with a dozen other Hempery employees and eating giant salads at our communal lunches. Don Wirtshafter, the owner of the company, had an oil press where he squeezed imported hemp seeds for fresh oil we used to make various products we sold online and through our mail-order catalog, including hemp seed oil shampoo, conditioner, lip balm, soaps and massage oil. Don was a heck of a cook — he co-wrote a hemp seed

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Cooking with Cannabis: Chicken Pot Pot Pie

This pot pie is a comfort-food classic and favorite in my Canna kitchen. Enjoy! Ingredients: 1 box Pillsbury dough pie crust ½ pound boneless chicken, cut into bite-size pieces 1 large russet potato 2 tablespoons of cooking oil (sunflower or coconut oil preferred) 1 cup small mixed baby potatoes 1 (32-ounce) container of chicken stock/broth 2-3 tablespoons of milk ¼ tablespoon of butter 1 cup baby carrots or sliced carrots 3 celery stocks 1 cup fresh peas 1-2 tablespoons of canna butter (*see note on canna butter below) 1 ounce poultry gravy mix Salt and pepper, to taste Directions: Preheat

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