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Cannabis-Infused Recipes for Easter

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Cannabis Recipes for Easter

Many people around the world celebrate the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. This Holy Week, Christians (especially those churches belonging to Western Christian churches) around the globe are taking the time not only to revere Christ but also to celebrate His arrival once more. On the other end of the spectrum, there are also weed-enthusiasts who just love the idea of celebrating Easter and finding CBD oil edibles in their Easter eggs.

If you are one of these people, chances are you are looking for other ways you can spice up this day. Sure, smoking a joint with your friends is fun. But apart from this activity, how else can you make this a day to remember? With food, of course. There is nothing that cannabis-infused recipes cannot do, especially being surrounded by like-minded individuals who share the same passion and appreciation for the herb.

Whether you are holding a get together or you are simply interested in the idea of making novel foodstuff for your friends and family, below are some CBD oil-infused recipes you might want to check out. These are perfect for gifting, giving, and eating during this Easter.

Amazing CBD Recipes This Easter

Artichoke Dip

With all the hustle and bustle that comes with preparations, whipping up an easy, savory, and comforting snack is one you should not miss. With a cannabis-infused artichoke dip, you can provide a heart-warming dish to start your celebration. The creamy, chunky, and savory taste will certainly leave you wanting more.

This recipe from Weed and Bake is easy enough to follow. All you need are some cashews that have been soaked for 2 hours, unsweetened almond milk, lemon juice, garlic, nutritional yeast, sea salt, mustard, artichoke hearts, spinach, and the ever-present CBD oil.

Pair this dip with some crackers or even some good ol’ potato chips. Trust us, you’ll leave your guests or your recipients wanting more.

Pesto Pasta

To truly get you in the spirit of being green and high, making pesto pasta with pure cannabidiol oil will definitely put you in the mood. This light yet filling meal is perfect with garlic bread served on the side, as well as a bottle of white wine to help you relax and unwind.

Zamnesia’s recipe for pesto steers clear of the usual pine nuts. Instead, the recipe calls for fresh arugula, extra virgin olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, walnuts, and some parmesan cheese. Of course, the pure cannabidiol should not be forgotten, especially with its ability to add depth, dimension, and flavor to a classic dish.

By using walnuts and arugula, you will lend an earthier flavor to this meal. Finish this off with a generous sprinkling of parmesan cheese and perhaps a spritz of lemon and you are good to go.

Carrot Cake

Nothing says ‘Easter’ like a well-made carrot cake. As a matter of fact, this may well be reminiscent of your childhood romps in your garden finding Easter eggs or even your excitement over meeting the Easter bunny. Now that you are well into adulthood, you will find that this carrot cake recipe will bring about a sense of nostalgia you have not encountered before.

For this dessert, you will need grated carrots, eggs, sugar, vegetable oil, vanilla, flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg, butter, cream cheese, and powdered sugar. The easy-to-follow recipe from Thanksgiving & Co. will have you making this not only for this occasion but all year round. This specific formula calls for 280 milligrams of your chosen CBD oil, however, you can tailor this depending on your needs.

Whip these recipes up in time for Easter and these cannabis-infused dishes will certainly put you in everyone’s good graces. Your fellow weed-loving friends will thank you for it.

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CBD-Infused Kahlua Cheesecake Tart With Scientist-Turned-Chef Chris Yang | Like A Chef [VIDEO]

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Talk about a show-stopping dessert! This CBD-infused Kahlua Cheesecake Tart is guaranteed to be a conversation piece in any dinner party or get-together. This dessert is easy to make as well as aesthetically pleasing while showcasing the benefits of CBD. Watch this video to learn how to make this for your next party.

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CBD Drink Innovation and how CBD drinks dominate the 2020 market

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CBD Drinks

When CBD first came to the attention of the general public it was initially just in an oil format, with more adventurous users adding a few drops into their morning cup of tea or coffee, rather than just simply dropping or spraying the oil into their mouth.

The CBD infused drinks market has had an explosion in popularity in the past few years and alongside this organic growth there has been a plethora of new brands entering this marketplace -trying to take advantage of this new placed consumer demand.

Brief about First CBD Drink

The first brand that launched in the United Kingdom was a fruit flavoured carbonated water called Green Monkey. Initially launching in just the one flavour, it contained 10 milligrams of active CBD and its unique characteristic was the green colour of the liquid contained within. The exterior of the can featured a green monkey and cannabis leaves on a white background. As the first to the market they benefited from lots of press coverage which helped to build their business profile which in turn brought their beverages to the attention of shops and bars leading to many outlets stocking them.

This success sparked the attention of other entrepreneurs who believed they could create something better. Many of the brands that launched in the UK, followed the same pattern, they created obscure flavours such as peach and ginger, lime and basil which they believed would attract a more sophisticated consumer and palate, hoping that consumers would be so keen to try and continue to buy their CBD drinks that they would bypass the fact that the flavour was not so good, essentially this created a niche demand within a niche sector, inhibiting their drinks from truly achieving mass market success.

Calm Drinks

One brand bucking the trend on taste is Calm Drinks, rather than trying to reinvent the taste profile of the modern consumer, they have chosen more popular flavours such as a lemon and lime that is similar to Sprite, an orange that is similar to Fanta and a mixed berry that is similar to Ribena, their approach is that in order to tempt mainstream users to try a CBD beverage, the most important factor is that the drink itself has to taste great and not be too obscure in order for the consumer to buy the drink again.

In the United States one brand in particular has really caught the imagination of the market and consumers alike is Recess. Their cool minimal branding, has a feminine feel to it and their quirky and unique social media and PR content has lead to them dominating the CBD drinks market in America. In particular the brand has done well in the two most fashion conscious states California and New York. Initially available in three unique flavours, their popularity has allowed them to expand their collection to six different lines, including blood orange and black cherry.

CBD drinks dominate the 2020

Industry insiders predict that there will be two new CBD drinks trends that will dominate the 2020 market and beyond. The first is CBD infused beer, whilst there have been a couple of early releases in this sector, it is only a matter of time before one of the larger craft brewers such as Sam Adams, Brooklyn or Sierra Nevada will release a beer containing the cannabis extract, and once it hits the market we will surely see a slew of alternatives in short succession.  The second is a CBD energy drink, whilst at first glance it would seem like opposing forces, the anxiety from drinking too many energy drinks can be counteracted by the stress reducing properties of CBD.

What we can look forward to is that with innovation comes more choice which can only be good news for consumers and CBD enthusiasts alike.

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How to Make Weed Brownies

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I’d wager a good portion of 21-64 year old humans ask “Is there weed in here?” when handed a homemade brownie. So these THC infused treats are usually people’s first adventure into edible Cannabis (Likely attributable to chocolate’s powers of covering up nearly any unpleasant taste.) Too-strong brownies sometimes carry the deep bitterness of raw marijuana, but with the right proportions you can make a brownie that’s as delicious as it is dastardly.

Some bakers opt for chocolate ganache while others are in love with the cocoa (powder). Both will give you moist and gooey brownies on their own, but combining the two makes them addictively fudgey and, pot or not, they stand alone. Brownies bake up like an extra-dense cake, and both the pan and the baking time dictate the degree of fudge you end up with. A big wide pan will give you a thick chewy result, whereas smaller portioned pans will bake up super fast and gain height.

I like this recipe because it’s well-tested by professional recipe developers, but forgiving if you want to make tweaks, which we are going to do to max out the fudge factor. Make your butter in advance and store it in the freezer, thawing before use.

Make the Brownies

For Brownies:

1 stick of unsalted butter that’s been infused with 3.5 grams of cannabis (see above)

¼ cup vegetable shortening

¾ cup of cocoa powder

1 cup cake flour

2 cups sugar

½ teaspoon salt

4 ounce bittersweet or semisweet chocolate

¼ teaspoon baking powder

⅛ teaspoon baking soda

2 jumbo eggs

The guts of one vanilla bean

Preheat to 350℉. If you’ve prepped your butter in a sous-vide bag, toss it into a bowl with warm water and let it soften fully before mixing the batter. Baking all brownies, even cannabis brownies, calls for your standard wet bowl, dry bowl batter technique, so start by mixing all of the dry ingredients together. Then, in a second bowl, combine vanilla and eggs.

Melt the chocolate gently with either a double boiler or in a microwave in short bursts. Stir in the shortening into the chocolate until it melts. Stream the chocolate mixture slowly into the eggs and mix with a spatula, then fold in cannabutter. Make sure everything is uniformly mixed without aerating too much.

Fold the wet batter into the combined dry ingredients, and stir this sinfully thick goop again until it’s just mixed. Here’s where my bff OXO bowl scrapers come in handy: they allow you to squeeze out every last drop of the fudge into a waiting greased and parchment lined 9×7 pan. Smooth out the mixture and smack it flat on the counter a few times to make sure there is no air trapped inside.

Bake for 15 minutes, rotate the pan, then bake for another 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool in the pan for at least 10 minutes. At this point your brownies are warm and edible, but be warned that their structure will come from cooling completely, similar to chocolate chip cookies. If you can’t wait for them to cool completely, at least use a big, sharp knife to cut off a slab so you don’t damage the innards too much. Use the paper to take them out of the pan and cool the rest of the way on a wire rack.

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Portion, or don’t, but keep in mind that each 1-inch square will have roughly 29 milligrams of THC, a potent dose, so serve small chunks. You can also swap out half of the butter for the non-psychoactive kind and drop the dosage down to 15 milligrams, which is much more reasonable for people who don’t smoke habitually. Follow the basic edible protocol not laid out by Maureen Dowd and try not to consume more than 5 milligrams at time if you are a new denizen of weedland. Always wait 60 minutes before eating more, because eating too much can leave you impaired for hours at a time.

These devilishly rich bites will be too tasty to resist, so no one will judge you for making them sans herb, but if you want to impress someone or just imbibe the nostalgic way, this is it.

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