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The Ganja Kitchen Revolution: The Bible of Cannabis Cuisine
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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
Roasted Green Chiles are perfect for when you are in need for a little heat in your mouth and a good comforting satisfied belly. After going to a quaint little Mexican restaurant in Golden, Colorado it inspired me to create a deliciously medicated green chili salsa with Super Lemon Haze. This strain adds wonderful notes of lemon that uplift and enhance the spicy notes of the green chile peppers. Enjoy this dish by itself with fresh tortilla chips, guacamole and sour cream. You can also smother this over burritos, drop a spoonful into quesadillas, add to pork chili or pour over any food item of your choice.
Mise en place:
2 cups diced roasted green chiles
2 grams of Super Lemon Haze shatter activated in 1 oz of olive oil
1/2 cup diced sweet onion
1/2 cup diced tomatillo
1/4 minced cilantro
1/4 teaspoon cane sugar
2 diced jalapeño peppers
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
Combine the roasted green chiles, 2 gram activated olive oil of Super Lemon Haze, sweet onion, tomatillo, cilantro, cane sugar, jalapeno peppers, and fresh lime juice in a pan. Cook on medium low for 10 minutes. Transfer to a food processor and pulse until well combined. Let this mixture chill in the refrigerator for 10 minutes then serve and enjoy!