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
One of my all time favorite classic edible recipes as a young teenager were Firecrackers. It was always the perfect treat with my favorite beverage. After talking to my friend Melissa on edibles, I decided I wanted to create a special Firecracker recipe for her in honor of such a counter culture recipe. This time, I decided to take the Firecracker to the next level with Strawberry Cough, fresh strawberries, vanilla almond butter and orange Spanish Tortas. But even with the addition of these delicious ingredients, I preserved the integrity of the classic Firecracker recipe by leaving the vaped cannabis in the vanilla almond butter. Enjoy this delicious little treat for breakfast with a chai latte, as a mid day snack or even as a dessert with coffee after dinner. This is a very versatile recipe and can be switched up with other nut butters or fruits if desired.
Mise en place:
4 sliced strawberries
2 orange Spanish Tortas
1/4 cup room temperature Vanilla Almond butter (Justin's is a great brand from Boulder, CO)
1 gram vaped Strawberry Cough
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Take the vaped cannabis and pour into a coffee grinder then blend until it becomes a fine dust. Add the Vanilla Almond butter to a small bowl and stir in the ground cannabis until well combined.
Spread the cannabis nut butter over both sides of the Torta's that are not sugared. Lay down the slices of strawberries starting on the outer edge and make a spiral towards the center of one Torta. Now take the other Torta and lay on top to make a little sandwich.
Wrap the Strawberry Cough Firecracker in tinfoil and place into the center of the oven. Bake for 10 minutes then unwrap and enjoy!