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Herb + Spice Pecans

Other than being too potent (micro-dosing is essentially a matter of personal preference and experience), the main complaint about edibles is that they are always on the sweet side. I hear that. This is troublesome, particularly when we consider cannabis-infused cuisine as a form of nutritional healing. While I’m certainly not one to shy away […]

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BUFFALO CALI-FLOWER BITES

Super Bowl parties are no excuse to load up on beer and fried food – treat yo’self and your friends right with these delectable and medicinal buffalo bites. The subtle spice of pimiento peppers supplies the “buffalo flavor,” elevated by a classic southern dip known as “pimiento cheese.” Each cauliflower floret is tossed in gluten-free […]

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Best Buds Bakery

Classy, Clean, Precisely-Dosed Edibles Jonathan started making cannabis-infused cookies in 2013 for his wife, Meghan, a longtime medical patient who treats chronic anxiety with cannabis. After being pushed towards pharmaceuticals by her therapist as a teenager, Meghan sought healthy alternatives that were actually effective. When the couple moved north for Jonathan’s education at Humboldt State […]

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CannaQue

Cannabis-infused BBQ may not be what comes to mind when you hear “California green rush,” but the Teach Cannabis Cooking team in Oakland would have you think differently. The legalization of cannabis is allowing daring entrepreneurs to push the boundaries of California’s new cash crop. BBQ and cannabis entrepreneurs Dennis, Chris, and Joseph brought their […]

Canna Panna Cotta

Coco-Canna Panna Cotta

A simple and decadent dairy-free dessert infused with a modest dose of cannabis.   Ingredients: 2 cups coconut milk (not light or low-fat!) ½ cup canna-coco milk ¼ cup honey 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 2 ¼ teaspoons gelatin ¼ cup coconut flakes (optional)   Instructions: Mix the coconut milk, canna-coco milk, honey and vanilla […]

Healing Harvest Smoothie

Healing Harvest Smoothie

Makes two servings.   Start your morning with this superfood smoothie.   Ingredients: 1 cup organic butternut squash or pumpkin puree* ½ cup almond or hemp milk ¼ cup canna-coco milk ¼ cup coconut cream (pictured)** 2 tablespoons honey 2 tablespoons almond butter 2 teaspoons cinnamon ¼ teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated if possible 1 tablespoon […]

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Healing Foods

Come harvest time and the nippy nights of November, many of us spend more time at home cooking, answering the healing call of the season. It’s an especially rewarding time for foodies and cooks, as autumn menus are chock-full of nutritious comfort foods and nostalgic aromas. I like to imagine that I’ll prepare a big […]

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Cannabis Cleaning Process

The most important thing to do before you begin to cook with cannabis is to clean your herb before it is infused into oil, butter, or directly into any of your food. Just as you need to clean your fruits and vegetables before you eat them to remove surface contaminants, you need to to clean […]

Blackberry Basil Canna-Shrub

Blackberry Basil Canna-Shrub

Everything old becomes vogue again, especially when it’s as stylish and vibrant as a homemade shrub. What’s a shrub? A simple name for a blend of fruit juice and vinegar, a shrub is etymologically rooted to the Arabic word “sharāb,” meaning, “to drink.” Popular in 17th century England, shrubs were often served in pubs with […]

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HumYum Cannabis Caramels

When Elkiya Mendes’s aunt called her to request a batch of caramels, the Humboldt County pastry chef gave it her best effort. At the time, she considered herself more of a chocolate person, but Mendes was surprisingly taken with the rich, yet elegant, sea salt caramels she perfected. The gluten-free caramels also suited Mendes’s personal […]

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