Foodwise Kitchen

Foodwise Kitchen

Humboldt County native, Rachele McCluskey, is abundant in life’s most precious resource – good health. With bright azure-colored eyes and glowing skin, McCluskey is a walking advertisement for the plant-based diet she endorses at her growing business, Foodwise Kitchen.   This August, McCluskey is celebrating one year since opening Foodwise in downtown Arcata, Humboldt’s bohemian university town. The high ceilings, elegant style and natural light of the commercial kitchen at Foodwise create the perfect background…

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Humboldt Summer Soup

Humboldt Summer Soup

Ingredients: 1 ½ tablespoons canna-coconut oil 1 medium yellow onion, roughly chopped 2 cloves garlic, diced 2 tablespoons sundried tomatoes, ground* 2-3 medium heirloom tomatoes, chopped  1 teaspoon Himalayan salt 1 bundle fresh cilantro, roughly chopped (divided) 2 small summer squash, sliced  2 small zucchini, sliced Himalayan salt & black pepper to taste    Directions: Heat canna-oil in large soup pot. Add chopped onion & garlic and cook over medium heat until translucent.   Add…

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Raw Vanilla Bean Cheesecake with Cacao-Canna Sauce

Raw Vanilla Bean Cheesecake with Cacao-Canna Sauce

  What You’ll Need: 10” spring form pan Food processor or blender Crust:  1 cup almonds  1 cup shredded coconut, unsweetened ½ cup raw cacao powder  12 Medjool Dates, pitted Pinch Himalayan salt  In a food processor pulse together the almonds, cacao powder and shredded coconut. One by one, add pitted dates and salt. Process until evenly combined and dough is starting to stick together. Pour mixture into your springform pan and press around edges,…

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Canna I Have S’more?

Canna I Have S’more?

As July heats up, everyone’s making plans to pack the camper and get outside. At the beach or in the woods, cooking up gourmet camp fare is half the fun. A beloved and foolproof classic, you can’t go wrong with toasty and sweet, soft and crunchy s’mores. For a grown-up, canna-friendly twist, bring a box of beautiful Mellows, from San Francisco’s own gourmet, medicinal marshmallow company. A 12-pack of assorted gourmet flavors lets everyone create…

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Americanna State of Mind

Americanna State of Mind

Holidays are always culturally and politically divisive. What’s a happy childhood memory of Christmas morning for some is a source of social ostracism for others. Though the Fourth of July doesn’t marginalize Americans along religious denominations, it can be difficult to rally behind the meaning of Independence Day in the U.S. But most years, we can celebrate our nation’s virtues like diversity, free speech and cannabis reform, without getting too bogged down by the dark…

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Cannabis Lover’s Collins

Cannabis Lover’s Collins

Get your sweetheart swizzled on this elegant and herbaceous twist on a Valentine’s Day Tom Collins. Featuring one of Humboldt County’s premium distillers, the Cannabis Lover’s Collins uses Humboldt Distillery’s Cannabis-Sativa infused vodka and a high CBD tincture. The result? A lightly fruit-sweetened, floral cocktail with zero THC, allowing you to personally customize your Valentine’s Day high. Approachable for even the amateur mixologist, the cocktail calls for fresh raspberries, rosewater and a high CBD tincture….

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Elegant and Infused Chocolate Mousse

Elegant and Infused Chocolate Mousse

Valentine’s Day is a predictably wonky holiday. It sounds great in theory, but far too often, the weather forecast for romance looks chancy. Maybe you’re recently unattached or so steadfastly coupled that you can’t be bothered with Valentine’s Day anymore. Either pole of romantic skepticism is a lost opportunity to celebrate love, in any form. This year, surprise your loyal partner, a close friend or even your mom (she was your first Valentine after all)…

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