March 27, 2020
March 27, 2020
How are you doing, buds? I hope you're staying safe and you're able to stay home. If you're still having to work outside of the home, that likely means your an essential worker (or your boss is a dick), either way, thank you for your service to the community. I appreciate you, always have, and always will.
This week on Lunch With Lo, I am going to show you how to infuse coconut milk and then I'm going to turn that coconut milk into a delicious dairy-free version of chocolate ice cream. According to my husband, this recipe tastes exactly like a fudgesicle.
March 6, 2020
It's my birthday! And while I don't really love cake and am not usually a very festive person, I totally felt in the mood this year and decided to whip up some infused cupcakes. Plus I still had some of that Instant Pot infused butter in my fridge and I really wanted to use it. Cupcakes with buttercream frosting sounded like the perfect idea.
Unfortunately, I decided that using the IP for infusions is not the way to go if you don't like the taste of cannabis. Overall in both the butter and the olive oil, there was an overwhelming flavor of cannabis.
These cupcakes were pretty good. I think I make have over cooked them just a little bit too long at 20 minutes. Or it could just be that it's an edible and edibles are kind of dry for some reason.
Ingredients for the cupcakes:
Ingredients for the strawberry buttercream:
This is such a great recipe to make a small batch of cupcakes for just one or two people to enjoy, or for a small gathering.
March 3, 2020
Brown sugar is an essential ingredient in any kitchen. Whether you like to bake or make your own sauces and glazes. It's needed in a variety of recipes. And now that I feel I have mastered the art of making cannasugar I thought it was time to take the next step and make my own cannabis-infused brown sugar.
To make cannabis brown sugar, I pretty much just took my stovetop tincture recipe to make regular white cannasugar. After the oven drying process, you just add one tablespoon of molasses per cup of white sugar and blend it together. It's so simple to make and will give you even more possibilities for cannabis-infused foods.
February 25, 2020
This week I decided to put the Instant Pot I received for Christmas to the ultimate stoner test: can you use the IP to make cannabutter or cannabis-infused oil?
I stumbled across some tips and a suggested method in a comment on Reddit. I do not remember the link but if you search for it in there, I'm sure you'll find the same instructions I am about to share below.
Apparently you can use the IP to not only infuse your fats, but it can also decarb the cannabis too.
I was pretty impressed with the ease of this method. I also felt it didn't release the scent into my entire house, which was an added bonus. On the downside, I'm not sure the final product resulted in as potent of infusions as I have come to expect with other methods.
For the olive oil, I used 1/8th of cannabis for 1 cup. At maximum infusion, I would have ended up with about 535mg THC. In the butter, I used 1/4th of slightly more concentrated cannabis. At the maximum, this was about 1600mg THC/cup.
February 14, 2020
Happy Valentine's Day, my stoney lovers!
This week I went ALL OUT. This romantic and easy dinner for two (or 8), was made with infused olive oil at every turn. The best part is I made the oil in my Instant Pot. For the full instructions on the infusion method make sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel because that video is coming next week.
For my infused dinner for two, I made stuffed shells with tofu "ricotta", fresh mozzarella, and a nutty Parmigiano Reggiano. The sauce is an adaptation on a family recipe. For a salad, I tossed together some arugula, infused olive oil, a squeeze of lemon juice, and a sprinkle of the Parmigiano. And for dessert, I used that same infused olive oil to melt down some chocolate and cover a few strawberries.
If you're wondering why I made tofu "ricotta" and still used real cheese, it's because of farts. Sorry if that's TMI, but it is true.
For the stuffed shells recipe, I actually just grabbed this recipe from Bon Appetit but replaced the ricotta and the marinara with the following recipes.
Tofu Ricotta Recipe
Blend all of the ingredients in a food processor until broken up but not until it becomes a paste. It can also be done by hand or in a blender using a pulse setting.
Lo's Marinara, Small Batch
* Add these to taste. Start with 1/4 tsp and work your way up to what you like
This free recipe books contains the perfect solutions for beating the munchies while still getting nutritious foods. Sweet and salty is the name of this game.