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
Fall is in the air here in Colorado. As the deep golden Aspen leaves begin to fall and circle within the wind currents of the mountains, my mind is drawn to the thoughts of warm fall food items to fill my tummy. Cobblers have always been a fall treat of mine since I can remember. No matter what part of the united states you reside in or travel to, you will always be able to find a delicious fruit cobbler. Here in Colorado, the world famous Palisade peaches are grown organically and sold at farmer's markets or on the side of the road . I became inspired after eating my first Palisade peach in the High Country and created this recipe. Topped with ice cream, whipped cream, or heavy cream this is sure fire way to bring a smile to anyone's face.
LA Woman has been a long time (one of my many) favorite strain of mine since I moved out to Colorado. I first found this strain in Littleton, CO where I was living for a good amount of time. My dispensary that I would frequent at the time always had it in stock and I found myself making quite a few recipes with it. LA Woman is the child of LA Confidential and Martian Mean Green, producing a wonderful Indica dominant strain. This strain produces a great narcotic effect on the body relieving severe pain and inducing the patient into a warm sleepiness. The spicy and hashy flavor profiles of this bud with a hint of sweetness pair perfectly with this recipe bringing out the earthy flavors of fall. Enjoy with warm apple cider, black dark roast coffee, or with a big glass of warm milk. This recipe will be sure to delight any cobbler lover and it is vegan to boot!
Mise en place:
4 cups canned peaches without syrup drained OR 4 cups fresh sliced peaches 3/4 cup vanilla rice milk 3/4 cup whole wheat flour 1/2 cup oat flour 1/4-1/2 cup raw sugar (the more sugar, the crunchier the topping) 1/4 cup melted vegan butter infused with 4 grams of LA Woman or 4 grams of LA Woman Shatter 1/4 cup peach juice 3 tablespoons cornstarch 1 tablespoon baking powder 1-2 tablespoons pumpkin spice (Depending on how much you would like) 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 teaspoons almond extract
Place the drained peaches into a 9x9 baking glass dish. In a separate mixing bowl, add all of the dry ingredients. Now in a smaller bowl, combine all of the wet ingredients then slowly add into the dry while stirring. When the crumble mixture is fully combined, sprinkle over the top of the peaches until it forms a nice topping. Cover with tinfoil and bake for 35 minutes at 375 degrees. Take the tinfoil off after the 35 minute mark, and let it cook further for 5-10 minutes or until the top is golden brown.