Are you tiptoeing into using cannabis by cooking or baking with it? Or maybe you’re already a “pro” and looking for some fresh new recipes to try this Spring.
Where to start?
The best place to start when journeying into cooking and baking with marijuana is to first prepare your basics – cannabutter and cannaoil. These two ingredients will help you add that awesome marijuana infusion to anything you bake or cook.
6 grams marijuana (buy this at your favorite marijuana dispensary, Gulf Island Organics)
2 cups oil of your choice OR 1 lb salted butter
Spread marijuana evenly out on baking sheet and bake at 250F for 30-40 minutes, taking care it doesn’t burn. Once cool, grind it up as much as you can. If you’re not using this right away then store it in a cool, dark place and use within 2 months
Heat your choice of oil or butter in a saucepan over medium to low heat. Add your ground up cannabis and let it simmer/cook about 40-45 mins – be very careful not to let it burn!
Once cooled slightly, strain the mixture as much as you can and voila, you have your oil or butter. Either one will keep nicely in the refrigerator (covered) for up to 2 months (as if you could wait that long!)
You should probably just go ahead and make both, an oil AND a butter since you’ll need these for all the yummy snacks you’re going to want to make.
We must add in here that you should keep your cannabis oils properly labeled in the fridge and make sure young people or those who don’t indulge won’t use them.
Now that we’ve got that out of the way let’s move on to the fun stuff…
It’s really easy to add cannabis to absolutely anything now that you’ve got your basics. Use your special butter and/or oil in really ANY recipe that calls for butter or oil. Scramble up some eggs using your butter, or even just spread it on toast.
Have you heard about the new trend of adding a spoonful of butter to your morning coffee to make it even more decadent? Imagine adding CANNABUTTER – wowza.
Still drawing a blank?
Don’t worry – we’re going to give you a few of our favourite easy snack recipes so you can use your butter and/or oil.
Chocolate chip cookies
Not craving sweets?
Maybe you don’t have a sweet tooth…do not worry these next two recipes will satisfy any other cravings you have.
There’s nothing like sitting down in front of a good game with chips and guacamole. And since guacamole is made from healthy avocado and other vegetables it’s actually quite good for you. We found this scrumptious guacamole recipe on Buzzfeed and love to serve it to our fellow marijuana fans.
It ain’t a party without the meatballs. Herb.co has this recipe for turkey meatballs that we can’t wait to make up as a snack for our next party – or as a base for an ultimate bowl of spaghetti and meatballs.
Let us help
Although these recipes are well worth it, you may just not have time to spend in the kitchen. At our marijuana dispensary Gulf Island Organics, we offer a wide variety of ready-made edibles for you. We have gummies, chocolate, dried fruit and anything else you could want to snack on.
We can also help you pick the right strain for you to bake with at home – and offer up even more great snack recipes for you to try. Come on down to our Cannabis Dispensary at 1040 Fort St or contact us here. We’re also very interested in hearing what YOUR favourite marijuana snacks are.