Now that cannabis is legal in many parts of the world both recreationally and medicinally, CBD edibles have become a favorite way of indulging. When it comes to edibles, most people think of THC laced chocolate edibles, cookies, and brownies, however there is much more in the edibles category that you can make yourself at home. From chips to pasta, there are many easy recipes.
Cooking with CBD
In order to do a variety of cooking with CBD, you will need CBD ingredients e.g. CBD oil, CBD butter, etc. You can either make them yourself or purchase them from the market. Once you have them, you can cook a variety of CBD-infused dishes. Just make sure to choose entrees that are not cooked above 180 Celsius because CBD evaporates at this temperature.
Following are some CBD edibles recipes that will add variety to your CBD use:
Adding CBD to Your Pasta
Pasta is an excellent CBD edible. Putting CBD oil in a creamy Béchamel sauce or cheesy carbonara is a great way to add CBD into a savory dish. Just like lasagna or mac and cheese, baked pasta can also make good edible. Just be careful not to bake it at too high of a temperature.
As compared to pizza, pasta is a better choice if you are craving Italian food. This is because pizza needs to be baked at a high temperature so you cannot add CBD oil as it will evaporate out of it. Always start off slow when you are deciding how much CBD oil to add to the pasta sauce.
CBD-Infused Salad Dressings
If are worried that you will overcook the CBD oil, then it is recommended that you stick to recipes that don’t need to be cooked. CBD-infused salad dressings are great in this regard. For example, you can use CBD oil to make a vinaigrette salad dressing. You can then use it as a marinade for your favorite fish or meat. Or use it as a base for a variety of delicious salads.
Apart from salad dressings, CBD oil can also be added to a variety of shelf-stable condiments such as Sriracha, barbecue sauce, or ketchup. These allow you to enjoy your CBD infusions with your every meal.
Make Your Own CBD-Infused Chips
You can make your own CBD-infused chips at home quite easily. These edibles are great as a side with lunch or snacking on at night. Even if you can fry the chips without getting the CBD oil too hot, it is recommended that you bake them in the oven. This method is more effective and also healthier.
In order to make oven-baked potato chips, make sure to cut the potatoes thinly and lay the slices out on the baking sheet. You should use a mandolin for slicing for the best results. Once you have laid the slices on the baking sheet, sprinkle some CBD-infused olive oil and some salt over them.
Apart from potatoes, you can make CBD-infused chips out of carrots or beets as well. Kale chips are also a healthy alternative.
CBD Granola Bars
Making CBD-infused snacks that you can easily take on the road with you is another great option for making CBD edibles. For example, homemade granola bars are an excellent breakfast that you can easily grab in the morning. Using your CBD oil, you can easily make your own healthy, CBD-infused granola bars.
Since you are making these yourself, you are free to decide which ingredients should go in. You could make a bar with nuts and curry or you could go with a classic bar that includes dried fruit like raisins.
Some people add CBD oil to just about anything they eat simply because they love the taste of CBD edibles, chocolate edibles, CBD oil, etc. However, some people dislike the herby flavor of cannabis and want to cover it with other flavors.
If you want to mask the flavor of cannabis, then a curry is a recommended option for you. The strong flavors of nuts, herbs, and spices that go into a curry are powerful enough to mask the flavor of cannabis. Making a CBD-infused curry is particularly a great option if you have made CBD coconut oil because it works well in many Thai and Indian recipes.
There are wide variety of CBD edibles that you can make at home. These include chocolate edibles, curries, granola bars, chips, salad dressings, etc. When making these dishes, be sure to add the right ingredients as it is the best way to ensure that you have a great experience.