Cooking with cannabis can be a great alternative to consuming this plant in other ways, such as smoking or vaping.
Enjoying cannabis by making food is seen as a healthier way to experience the benefits. This is largely due to the fact that the plant no longer needs to be smoked, but it can also be attributed to additional nutrient-rich ingredients that are consumed.
There are so many different healthy and nutritious edible cannabis recipes to choose from, and of course you can just create your own too. That’s not to say your food has to be a healthy one, and making a pampering recipe that is also a sweet treat can be great fun.
If you’ve never cooked with cannabis before, the following guide is for you!
Choose your cannabis
Before you start cannabis cooking, you need to choose your product. Depending on your location, Cannabis delivery is maybe possible. In that case, you can order the exact variety you want to use and have it delivered to your door.
If you are able to get a shipment of cannabis, your supplier can also advise you on the best choices for cooking purposes.
Decarboxylation and infusion
Once you have your cannabis, you need to prepare it before you can use it in cooking. This is a step that many beginners miss, but one that can make all the difference to the bottom line.
Decarboxylation is a process that activates the cannabis by baking it in the oven before using it in a recipe.
To do this, cut your cannabis into small pieces, e.g. For example, the size of a pea, bake these pieces in the oven for about 30 to 60 minutes 115 ° C.
Once you’ve done this successfully, it’s time to choose which substance to use to make your infusion. This substance should be fat-based like coconut oil or butter. Add the activated cannabis to the substance and you are good to go.
You can cook now!
Choose a recipe
There are so many different ways to cook with cannabis. Baking is a popular choice and making food like Cookies, Brownies, or cake is a common way to enjoy edible cannabis.
If you’re just starting out, you might want to try adding cannabis infusion to recipes that you already know and love. This gives you confidence that you are getting it right and means you already know that you will enjoy the taste of your food.
The important point to keep in mind is that you should always try to follow the recipe exactly, especially first. Once you are more experienced, you may also want to have fun creating your own recipes.
Benefits of home baking
Many legal cannabis suppliers have a number of prepackaged foods that you can deliver to your home. While these products are certainly great, you can find that sometimes they are high in sugar or have other ingredients that you want to avoid for dietary reasons, such as: B. animal products or refined oils.
When you create your own foods, you have complete control over what goes into them so you don’t have to worry or read the ingredients!