This blog is intended to explore the legal aspects of the medical cannabis culture in direct correlation with the cooking and baking world. More specifically, the evolution of this industry in Colorado and how it has fueled my recipe creations for patients. I will explore the health benefits of cooking/baking with cannabis and when it is balanced with good nutrition can help promote a longer more fulfilling life.
I will teach you the importance of strain specific cooking/baking and how each strain imparts their very own flavors via terpenes. This blog will help you get the most out of edible making while also teaching you valuable culinary skill sets.
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The Ganja Kitchen Revolution: The Bible of Cannabis Cuisine
This blog has taken off and is now also a book! Written for all levels of kitchen skill, The Ganja Kitchen Revolution: The Bible of Cannabis Cuisine explores a whole host of international culinary influences and pairs every recipe with a cannabis strain whose flavor complements that of the dish — creating a whole new type of cannabis cuisine than spans the globe! With extraction methods that include oils, extracts, nut butters, and the infamous cannabutter, The Ganja Kitchen Revolution: The Bible of Cannabis Cuisine allows the reader to medicate more recipes than ever before while ensuring that the joy of eating is never compromised in the process. The revolutionary new dosing chart means that finding the right dose has never been easier. With comprehensive step-by-step photos for every recipe, anyone can create fantastic medicated dishes. This book will change the way we all cook with cannabis. It is now available on pre-order and will be released November 13, 2012 by Green Candy Press.
Jessica Catalano is a Professional Culinarian, writer, and author of The Ganja Kitchen Revolution: The Bible of Cannabis Cuisine published by Green Candy Press. She is a Medical Cannabis and Cannabis Lifestyle advocate who has combined her two loves of food and cannabis into stylish medicated dishes for Medical Cannabis patients. Catalano pioneered strain specific cannabis cuisine for flavor by infusing terpenes into cooking and baking via strain specific recipes to elevate the taste in the edibles she creates. What this means is that she uses specific strains in specific recipes to enhance the flavor profiles of the dishes she constructs.
Catalano is a Medical Cannabis patient herself and has extensive knowledge since early 1997 for medicinal purposes. She continues to strive for excellence both in cooking, baking and Medical Cannabis knowledge. Her goal is to help as many Medical Cannabis patients as she possibly can creating a better quality of life for them. She explores the health benefits of cooking with cannabis which when balanced with good nutrition and a healthy lifestyle can help promote a longer and more fulfilling life. For more information: www.tgkr.co
Elvis was not only widely famous for his music but also for his love of peanut butter, banana and bacon sandwiches. This may seem like a strange combination to some but the reality is all three flavors compliment each other very well creating a devilishly delicious sandwich. I decided to take this combination of flavors and create a sweet bread version of this famous sandwich. AK-47 adds a fruity skunk taste to the mix that deepens the flavor profiles taking this sweet bread to another level of goodness.
Mise en place:
2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup oil of any kind except extra virgin olive oil infused with 8 grams ground AK-47
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon allspice
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chocolate peanut butter
4 slices bacon
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a bread pan. In a skillet crisp the bacon, drain and then set aside. Take a medium sized bowl and mash the bananas. Mix the sugar and eggs into the banana mixture. Add the flour, oil, cannabis, baking soda, salt, allspice, and nutmeg until incorporated. Pour this mixture into a bread pan and tap the pan on a counter to release any air bubbles.
In the microwave heat up the chocolate peanut butter until liquid and gently drizzle 1/4 of the mixture over the banana bread mixture. Set aside and reserve the other 1/4 of the peanut butter until the very end. Take 2 slices of bacon and crumble over the top of the mixture. Bake for 45-55 minutes. Pull the banana bread from the oven and drizzle the rest of the chocolate peanut butter over the top. Crumble the remaining 2 slices of bacon over the top. Or you can crumble all three bacon pieces over the top of the mixture, then top with the remaining piece. Whatever you prefer. This sweet bread yields 8 servings at 1 gram of activated flower per serving. Enjoy with a big glass of milk, tea or coffee.