Cannabis in the kitchen? Yes, you are reading that correctly! In recent years, cannabis has gained enormous ground worldwide. For years, the Netherlands was an exclusive location where tourists could legally buy and try out cannabis. Nowadays cannabis is legalized or tolerated in more and more places in the world, although this development is still relatively slow.
Today we highlight an aspect that is less known: cannabis in the kitchen! Cannabis is not just for smoking. Think for example of the ancient Indian herbal drink “bhang”, of which cannabis is an indispensable ingredient. Fun fact: cooking with cannabis doesn’t have to be about getting high at all. The cannabis plant is full of interesting flavours and textures, so you can use it just like you would use parsil or basil in your recipes, for example. As long as you don’t use the flower buds, cannabis cuisine can be purely a matter of taste! You can read all that and more in our most current article about cannabis in the kitchen!
Cannabis in the Kitchen: Ordinary Kitchen
Hemp seed is now available at every supermarket. CBD oil has made an impressive rise in recent years as a dietary supplement. Space cake from Amsterdam coffee shops is world famous. The cannabis plant is best known for smoking its flowers, but it also appears to be a versatile food source.
There are now countless recipes with cannabis on the market. These vary from very simple dishes, such as a salad, to dishes that have a chance to collect a Michelin star. There are even websites about cannabis in the kitchen filled with interesting information! So whether you can barely cook an egg or you are a world-famous chef, cannabis can be used to make something beautiful in the kitchen. We’ll list two simple dishes for you!
A salad with cannabis, it couldn’t be simpler. You will need the following ingredients:
- Cannabis leaves (fresh)
- Basil (fresh)
- Leafy vegetables, such as lettuce and spinach, are freshly cut
- Spring onions
- Garlic, 1 clove
- Olive oil
- Lemon juice
- Salt and pepper (to taste)
Chop the cannabis and basil leaves together and put them in a bowl. Add the sliced spring onions, mushrooms, cucumber, tomatoes and leafy vegetables. Set this bowl aside and make the dressing.
Make the Dressing
Peel and chop the garlic and olives with your knife and put them in an empty bowl. Add vinegar, lemon juice and olive oil to this mixture. Season with chili, pepper and salt. Stir the dressing well before pouring over the salad. Finally, stir the dressing slowly and completely through the salad.
You can add all your favorite ingredients and change the salad as much as you like. You can try nuts, legumes, fruits and other healthy foods for different flavors and textures.
Cannabis Granola Bars
A delicious healthy granola bar is an essential part of any balanced diet. With a little help from Boerejongens you can make the most delicious granola bars at home! You will need the following ingredients:
- Cannabis-infused coconut oil or butter, 125 ml of oil or 120 grams of butter
- Oatmeal, 270 grams
- Chopped nuts, 150 grams
- Fruit or berries
- Table salt, 1 teaspoon
- Brown flaxseed meal, 65 grams
- Cinnamon powder, 1 ½ teaspoon
- Maple syrup or honey, 170 grams
- Salt to taste
- Optional flavors, such as vanilla, strawberry or pineapple
- Preheat the oven to 160° Celcius (300° Fahrenheit) . Use parchment paper to cover the baking sheet.
- Combine all dry ingredients with your hands, except the salt. Mix the cinnamon, nuts, oatmeal and flaxseed meal. Ground flaxseed helps absorb the marijuana-infused oil or butter.
- Melt the cannabis-infused butter or coconut oil into liquid form. Pour into a separate bowl and add maple syrup or honey, other flavors you want to use, and salt. Mix the mixture well.
- Add the liquid mixture to the dry mixture and combine well.
- Spread the mixed mixture evenly on the baking tray. Don’t press it.
- Bake for a little less than 30 minutes, or until golden brown.
- Before it cools down, add dry or fresh fruits, such as raisins or berries, and mix well.
- If it is cool enough to touch, it should still be flexible enough to shape to your liking. Once properly cooled, it will harden into a tasty breakfast or snack. Enjoy your meal!
Cannabis in Kitchen: ‘Haute Cuisine’
Time to leave the domestic kitchen behind and look at the grand masters in the kitchen who really understand food! We put two masters in the industry in our article: Andrea Drummer and Scott Durrah.
When you think of cooking with cannabis, you really cannot ignore Andrea Drummer. Chef Drummer is a Los Angeles chef who has been a leader in marijuana-infused dishes for years. After establishing herself as a premier chef in LA, she was introduced to cannabis butter. Drummer claims that the infusion of weed into her recipes has made her a better, more precise chef. She is known for using different types in different dishes, but she uses Blue Dream in more than a few of her recipes.
Scott Durrah has been a legend in the cannabis scene for quite some time now. Together with his wife, he opened the first “black” pharmacy in the country. Since then, he has been a leader in developing a healthy, consistent and safe cannabis kitchen.