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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
Vanilla Kush is one of my most favorite strains to bake desserts with. The sweet vanilla flavors of this strain heighten any dessert that it is baked within. Apple crumble bake is a wonderful and warm dessert that will satisfy the soul. This is a simple recipe that will be sure to satisfy any apple lover. Delicious and simple, it can be served as a dish to share with loved ones for a healtheir verison of a dessert or to satify your own apple cravings. Serve warm with fresh cream or hazlenut creamer poured over it. Want to make it more sinful? Add some vanilla bean ice cream.
Mise en place:
4 cups peeled, corded and sliced apples of your choice 1/4 cup water 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup coconut sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 teaspoon ground cloves 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup butter with 1 tablespoon reserve infused with 6 grams Vanilla Kush
Preheat oven at 350 degrees. While the oven is heating up, take the 1 tablespoon reserve and lightly butter a 10 x 6 pan. Place the apples into the pan evenly and add the water on top of them.
In a separate bowl combine the flour, spices, and salt. Cut in the remaining butter until the mixture turns into crumbles. Sprinkle the mixture over the apples and cover with tinfoil. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. At the end of 40 minutes, take the tinfoil off and bake uncovered for 5 more minutes until crumble gets a little more crispy. Keep on eye on the crumble through the entire baking process, as all ovens vary in temperature fluctuations. Use your own judgment on time if the dish is cooking faster in your oven then stated above and adjust accordingly.
This dish serves 6 people with 1 gram of activated flower per serving. Serve warm either by itself, with a little cream poured over it or a la mode. Enjoy :)