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
January 24, 2020
It's been a while since I showed off a more nutritious cannabis infused treat. This week, I took the infused mayonnaise I made in episode 30 to create a sweet yet tart dressing that is perfect for almost any salad or as a condiment for a tomato, fresh basil and mozzarella sandwich.
Let's get into it.
Could homemade dressing be the easiest recipe? It might be. You can watch episode 31 now on Youtube or through the little window below.
January 10, 2020
Mayonnaise is a pretty basic ingredient in a lot of dishes. I know it's commonly given a bad rep because it's bland but that just makes it a good vehicle for other flavors. Mayonnaise can be used as a base for a salad dressing, for dips, and of course it's great on a sandwich. It's also made mostly with oil which means it's perfect for infusing with cannabis.
January 3, 2020
If you've been around the blog or the channel since the beginning, you know I'm a pretty big fan of infusing cannabis into bacon fat. So when I happened to come across a recipe to infuse the bacon directly, you know I had to try it. The original recipe was on Cannadish, I believe, but I changed some of the instructions as I don't believe you have to cook it as low and as slow as they recommended. I was correct in this belief.
For this recipe, I used 2 grams of whole cannabis flower, and 1 pound of bacon. The cannabis was about 20% THC, which means that each piece of bacon was around 50mg. Although, with the amount of drippings left over, it was probably more like 25mg. Good enough to have at breakfast without completely ruining me for the rest of the day.
If you're prepping the bacon in advance for breakfasts and what not, I recommend under cooking it a bit so that you can warm it up in a frying pan.
December 20, 2019
I'm doing things a little different this week and not so much showing off a recipe as I am showing how to take any recipe from any cookbook or website and turn it into a delicious cannabis-infused treat.
The recipe in question is from The Kitchenista's Holiday Cookbook, which I highly encourage you to purchase and try out some recipes. The mac and cheese recipe alone is worth the price of the entire book. This is not a sponsored post, I just really love this cookbook. I infused the Eggnog Bread Pudding with about 400mg of THC. I also made only a half batch of the bread pudding because I'm the only one who is eating it.
It's actually pretty easy to infuse any old recipe once you have the basics down. For this recipe, I tried a new-to-me infusion method which takes just 15 minutes after decarbing.
Method for the infusion:
In my opinion, this quick method did work well. However, it was hard to tell if this helped reduce the cannabis flavor in the dessert. Mainly because there was not a huge amount of butter in the recipe overall, and there were a few other spices and flavors that were a little more pungent than the small amount of kief I infused into the butter.
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.