Tuesday, September 29Urban Hippie

Author: Elise McDonough

Ciencia: La administración de THC puede prevenir el aumento de peso

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La administración de pequeñas cantidades de THC previno el aumento de peso en ratones alimentados con una dieta alta en grasas. Los hallazgos, informados por un equipo de investigadores canadienses, aparecen en línea en la revista revisada por pares, PLOS ONE. Investigadores de la Universidad de Calgary en Alberta y el Centro de Adicción y Salud Mental en Toronto evaluaron el impacto de la ingesta diaria de THC en ratones obesos inducidos por la dieta. “El tratamiento crónico con THC … evitó los aumentos del peso corporal inducidos por una dieta alta en grasas”, informaron. Los investigadores agregaron que “el efecto sobre el peso corporal se debió principalmente a una inhibición del aumento de la masa grasa” y especularon que “estas acciones pueden estar mediadas en parte por mod

How to Make Weed-Infused Baked Brie and Chutney Bites

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With decades of experience cooking with the herb, Chef Ricky Flickenger teaches eager students how to precisely infuse cannabis into delicious gourmet cuisine with little to no grassy taste. Working in Seattle with legal access to high-quality cannabis ingredients, Flickenger prefers using kief as the active ingredient for his easy, tasty THC treats. Kief is an ideal culinary ingredient because it can be used like many other spices and it melts right into the infusion, requiring no straining. Advising students to quickly activate kief by toasting it for just 7-10 minutes in a 300ºF oven, Flickenger uses a high temperature combined with a short cooking time to decarboxylate the cannabis, unlike other techniques, transforming THCA into THC. He then whisks the kief into melted butter over low

Rasta Relish: The Ultimate Cannabis-Infused Condiment

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Versatile and easy to dose, cannabis-infused condiments and sauces add valuable flexibility to medicated menu planning. In a social setting like a backyard BBQ party where some people want to eat weed and others don’t, offering a clearly labeled cannabis-infused ketchup, mustard or relish empowers guests to choose their own adventure. This is an approach long favored by Chef Payton Curry, who has added CBD-infused Dijon and honey mustard and curry ketchup to the menu at Brat Haus, his German-inspired beer garden and artisanal sausage spot in Scottsdale, Arizona. At a recent “Blazed & Infused” dining event, Curry rolled out his inspired strategy for medicated menu planning. Start with CBD cocktails and microdosed THC appetizers, and gradually increase the THC throughout the night. Getti

How to Make Chill Cannabis Chili

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In a world increasingly crowded with new cannabis chefs and cookbooks, it’s good to have time-tested experts like Cheri Sicard, whose advice you can rely on. Known as “Cannabis Cheri” to her friends and fans online, Sicard is a committed activist who founded the Marijuana Lifer Project, which connects nonviolent prisoners of the War on Drugs with resources, pen pals and clemency campaigns. As an author, Sicard teaches people how to make their own THC-infused foods, with several books to her credit, including the newly released Easy Cannabis Cookbook, which details simple recipes for a variety of sweet and savory dishes. This beef and bean chili is perfect for warming up during chilly weather, and using cannabis-infused olive oil makes this recipe much more chill! Mix up the ingredients in

Crispy Artichoke Cakes With Herb Aioli

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This feature has been published in High Times magazine. Subscribe right here. This simple appetizer will kick off any meal with a pleasing combination of a crunchy exterior and a soft, succulent interior, paired with an herbaceous medicated aioli. The cannabis flavor works nicely with the basil in the rich aioli, heightening flavors while also getting you high! Using a cannabis-infused sauce as an accompaniment to any meal gives you flexibility in planning, since anyone who doesn’t want to get baked can simply lay off the sauce. Similar to crab cakes, these crispy fritters use canned artichokes instead of shellfish, making this a wonderful vegetarian meal. This recipe yields about 30 small cakes. — Created by Gabriel Reeves and Elise McDonough INGREDIENTS Cakes: 1 40-oz. can of artichoke

Psychedelicatessen: High-Flying French Onion Soup

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The post Psychedelicatessen: High-Flying French Onion Soup appeared first on High Times. A bright star in LA’s burgeoning cannabis dining scene, Andrea Drummer was named one of the top 10 pot chefs by Green State and has received praise from Vogue, National Geographic and the Los Angeles Times. A pioneer of combining weed with haute cuisine, Drummer graduated from Le Cordon Bleu before joining master chef Neal Fraser at respected restaurants including Vibiana and Redbird, as well as the Ritz-Carlton. Full of fantastic recipes that are designed for the home cook, Drummer’s new book, Cannabis Cuisine: Bud Pairings of a Born Again Chef, will teach you how to elevate your cuisine and work with the flavor of cannabis rather than seeking to cover it up. With wisdom distilled from her years runni

Psychedelicatessen: Toasted Pot Pastries

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The post Psychedelicatessen: Toasted Pot Pastries appeared first on High Times. Inspired by the nostalgic flavors of a raspberry Pop Tart, these easy toasted pot pastries come together quickly. Don’t let yourself get intimidated by the phyllo dough—it makes the resulting treat flaky and buttery, with an elegant grown-up twist on a classic favorite. Created by the weed lovers at Prohbtd for their “Smoking Pot” video recipe series, this recipe involves making a fresh raspberry sauce with a splash of lemon and then spreading it between buttery sheets of thin dough. Using Défoncé white chocolate to drizzle over the top adds another layer of THC, but if you’re not able to source the cannabis-infused white chocolate, you can brush the phyllo with cannabutter instead. Toasted Pot Pastries: Ingred
8 CBD Edibles to Balance Your High

8 CBD Edibles to Balance Your High

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Frequently overwhelmed by the strength of THC in edibles, today’s new cannabis users are turning to low-dose products, as well as to items rich in cannabidiol (CBD). A non-psychoactive compound, CBD balances the effects of THC, providing anxiety relief that takes the edge off an intense high. Adding CBD to your diet can aid sleep, boost athletic recovery and elevate your mood, allowing you to truly thrive. Look for varying ratios of CBD and THC when buying cannabis products. A 1:1 ratio means there’s an equal amount of both cannabinoids. Some people prefer edibles with much more CBD than THC—and in the modern cannabis marketplace, there’s an option that’s right for everyone. 1. Espresso Dark Chocolate – Kiva Confections 60 mg CBD / 60 mg THC This espresso-flavored bar is smooth and silky,

Psychedelicatessen: Chocolate-Dipped Cannabis Cookie-Dough Pretzel Bites

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You’ll crave these decadent morsels that combine sweet and salty flavors with a dose of THC. Cannabis cook Keena Moffett ran a professional bakery for years before she became inspired to add weed to her creations. Driven by the desire to create edibles as an alternative to smoking for patients in need, Keena authored an e-book featuring many of her signature recipes, including mini-cheesecakes, pecan pie, molten lava cakes, and doughnuts, cupcakes and cookies galore, all infused with cannabis. These wonderful munchie bites combine the deliciousness of cookie dough with the classic sweet-and-savory tastes of chocolate-covered pretzels. Keena has developed a recipe that removes the raw egg, eliminating the risk of salmonella poisoning from the cookie dough, and then sandwiches this amazing s
Psychedelicatessen: Cannabis Crab Cakes

Psychedelicatessen: Cannabis Crab Cakes

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Imagine a day of cannabis-based pampering, including gourmet ganja cuisine, medicated massages and facial treatments, along with vendors of edibles and topicals, all designed to create a relaxing immersive experience. This past weekend at a CannaSpa event in Orange County, Chef Keion Taylor from Eat 310 Catering and Chef Cedric McEachin impressed the crowd with elegantly presented cuisine, first preparing a brunch favorite, Peach Cobbler French Toast with a cannabis-infused whipped cream. Shifting gears to a savory dish, the duo whipped up cannabis-infused crab cakes, and the dish was so fabulous that I asked him to graciously share the recipe with our readers. Accompanied by a sweet and spicy mango relish, these crispy crab cakes sit atop a roasted tomato and corn puree and are topped wit...