Tips for Cooking with CBD Oil (Plus Recipes to Try!)
With various positive discoveries relating to cannabis and cannabidiol coming to limelight, more and more people are opting to try this one-of-a-kind compound. One innovation that enthusiasts have made when it comes to CBD oil is mixing it in various cooking recipes. Before you try making these dishes, here are some important things you should remember:
Pick the Best Products
The first thing you need to remember when cooking with cannabidiol is to pick the perfect cannabinoid product for you. You want to make sure that you get one with the right dosage. If you are a first-timer, you would not want to get something that is too potent while you might want to get a more potent item if you are a veteran with cannabidiol. Moreover, see to it that you pick a high-quality ingredient. This way, you can achieve the desired effect and enjoy the full potential of your special component.
Do Not Overuse It
You might be tempted to add this ingredient liberally. However, it is important to pace your consumption. Just like with dosage, you need to make sure that you use an amount that you can handle. Beginners should start small, while those that are more comfortable with this compound can feel free to experiment.
Keep in mind that cannabinoids bind well with fat and oil-based ingredients. Because of this, your recipe should have some sort of grease or fat in it. This way, the potential of your cannabinoid is not wasted, and you can get the full medical benefits of this compound.
Use Controlled Heat
Whenever you use cannabinoids in cooking, exercise caution when it comes to applying heat. This is because excessive heat can cause CBD to evaporate, losing the potency of this highly medicinal compound. Take note that the boiling point for cannabidiol is between 320 degrees F to 356 degrees F, so make sure not to go over 356.
Delightful Recipes You Can Try
CBD ‘Bulletproof’ Coffee
A few years back there was a trend called ‘bulletproofing’ your coffee in which some caffeine enthusiasts threw coconut oil into their cup of joe and used butter as coffee creamer. Mixing this concoction using a blender makes your coffee a ‘bulletproof’ one as it is known to enhance focus and facilitate weight loss.
If adding coconut to your morning (or afternoon!) coffee as a fix works, you can bet that adding CBD oil works as well. CBD enthusiasts found a way to give this recipe a cannabis-inspired twist. You can combine your coffee with CBD goodness by using cannabidiol-infused coconut product. To make this you just need a cup of brewed coffee, 1 to 2 tablespoons of grass-fed butter and instead of ordinary coconut oil, add 1 teaspoon to 2 tablespoons of CBD-infused version of this ingredient. Combine this using a blender until frothy and you have your CBD ‘bulletproof’ coffee.
Toast and Butter
What’s better than enjoying your cup of cannabidiol coffee? Drinking it with a CBD-rich breakfast of course. For this recipe, we give the classic breakfast toast a more exciting quality. Before you toast some bread, the first thing you have to do is to make what we call the cannabidiol butter. What you need are 2 cups of butter, 20 ml of pure hemp oil, and 1 cups of water. Just chop your butter, place it in a pot along with the oil and water, then cook it in low heat. Make sure to keep the heat low for 2 hours and stir constantly to avoid burning the concoction. Once the water reduces, you can let the butter cool down and pour it into a container. Place in a refrigerator to solidify quicker. Enjoy this cannabidiol butter with freshly toasted bread. You can also use it for making ‘Bulletproof’ coffee instead of CBD coconut oil.
You might be wondering: Can I use this compound for heavier dishes such as lunchtime and dinnertime meals? The answer is yes, you definitely can! Let’s start with an easy to make pasta recipe. Pesto is your best bet when making a cannabinoid-infused pasta dish. With Danilo Alfaro’s Classic Basil Pesto Sauce recipe, you just need 2 cups of fresh basil leaves, 3 cloves of garlic, ½ cup pine nuts or walnuts, ¾ cup of grated hard cheese and a half cup of olive oil.
The secret to making this cannabis dish is to replace the traditional olive oil with CBD. To make this sauce, just place your herbs, cloves, and buds in a processor and pulse until you achieve a coarse paste. Transfer it into a bowl, add the oil and cheese, then stir. Now, you just need to toss this sauce with cooked pasta and you are good to go.
No meal is complete without dessert, which is why we are including a recipe to satisfy your sweet tooth. This chocolate chip cookie recipe from “AllRecipes” is pretty simple. However, we will add our own special ingredient: cannabidiol.
For a dozen cookies, you will need the following:
- 3 cups of flour
- A teaspoon of baking soda
- A cup of white sugar
- A cup of brown sugar
- A half teaspoon of salt
- A cup of soft butter
- 2 cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons of hot water
- 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
- And the special ingredient, 0.5oz of unflavoured CBD oil
To start, preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Meanwhile, you mix your oil with softened butter, brown sugar and white sugar. Mix this until smooth, then add the eggs one at a time. Stir in the vanilla extract. In another bowl, dissolve the baking soda into hot water, then combine it with the batter and add the salt. Finally, mix in the chocolate chips and flour. Neatly place scoops of your dough onto an ungreased pan then place it in the preheated oven for around 10 minutes.
Nothing beats being able to take advantage of what this extremely medicinal cannabinoid has to offer and mixing it into your recipe is one way to do it. If you are interested in getting CBD oil into your meals, do not hesitate to try these recipes for yourself!
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