January 2011 Cannabis Cooking

Written by Kim, Mother Earth Co-op ♥ Serving San Diego MMJ patients since 2005 ♥

Wishing everyone an incredible New Year and the very best of everything for 2011!

Reflecting on the New Year is usually a time when we all make resolutions. Most resolutions are often based on self-improvements like stop drinking or smoking, exercising more, or getting out of debt. As statistics prove, most of these resolutions are difficult to achieve and to commit to on a permanent basis. Perhaps, since life’s obligations don’t change — such as workload, responsibilities, children’s needs and family commitments — habits seem to stay the same for most.  What if we undertake a fresh approach? Rather than concentrating on self-improvement, what if we try to improve the lives of others or commit to doing one thing different every day that helps others like finding an important cause or charity to support. Taking time out of every day life provides perspective on what is important.

Examine your motivation for change and be realistic.  Understand that you’re better off not making promises that you can’t keep. Focus more on the behavioral change than on the goal. For example, if you decide to control your eating, your goal for the day is not to lose a precise amount, but to stick to your program of eating better or less. Focusing on your positive behavior will help you feel in control of your life. You will gain satisfaction from making choices such as being nice to someone or helping somebody who needs a little encouragement, or even a simple smile several times throughout the day.

Make your resolutions more like non-negotiable tasks. For example, if you debate daily whether you feel like getting up to exercise, you probably won’t. Instead, make exercise non-negotiable, which is the same as your responsibility to get up, get dressed, eat and go to work, and then you’ll do it despite of how you feel about it. It’s too easy to find excuses not to do these things. However, if you make a non-negotiable decision based on a logical reason rather than on how you feel at the moment, you will be successful.  It’s the same as smiling — even when you don’t feel like it, if you smile, you and those around you just feel better!

This month we have a few new healing recipes for your New Year’s dinner with of course, our medicinal twist!

Some of the following recipes are taken from Mother Earth Co-op’s “420 Special Medicinal Recipes – A Medical Cannabis Cookbook.”  Canna-Chef Kim © 2008 Cookbook available at finer co-ops, collectives and physician offices, or online at www.motherearthcoop.com/products. Look for our new cookbook Mother Earth Co-op’s Canna Essentials out on 2/15/2011 with 215 Special Medicinal Recipes!

MOTHER’S SPECIAL EGG NOG
(Beverages)

6 large Eggs
1/2 cup Dark Rum
1 cup Brown Sugar
3/4 cup Brandy
1 tsp. Vanilla
4 tbsp. Cannabis (finely chopped)
1/4 tsp. Nutmeg
2 cups Heavy Whipping Cream
2 cups Milk
1 tsp. Cinnamon

Chill all the ingredients a few hours before starting for the best results. Beat eggs until frothy; then beat in brown sugar, vanilla, and nutmeg. Slowly stir in milk, brandy, rum, and cream. Chill and serve cold.  This is a comforting drink that is easy to prepare. This healing recipe will serve up to 6 people.

IRIE 13 BAKE ON SOUP
(Soup)

1 1/2 lbs. Sweet Potatoes
1/4 tsp. Smoked Salt
1 medium Onion (chopped)
1/4 tsp. Kief*
1 large Rutabaga
13 Peppercorns
6 slices Bacon
1 pkg. Sour Cream

Peel sweet potatoes and cut them in half ‘lengthwise’; then cut crosswise to make 1/2-inch slices. Peel rutabaga and cut into 1/2-inch pieces. Cut 3 slices of bacon into small pieces and place them in a medium pot with onions and cover. Heat for a few minutes until fat is rendered, making sure the bacon doesn’t get crisp. Add sweet potatoes and rutabagas. Using a large spoon, toss the vegetables to coat with bacon fat. Cook over medium heat for 2 minutes. Add 5 cups water, salt, kief and peppercorns; bring to a boil. Lower heat to low and cover pot; cook for 45 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Meanwhile, in a non-stick skillet, cook remaining bacon on both sides until crisp, then place on paper towels to drain. Working in 2 batches, transfer the vegetables and cooking liquid into the bowl of a food processor; process until extremely smooth. Return to the pot and reheat. This can serve up to 6 people.

Note: Ladle this healing soup into bowls and garnish with sour cream and crumbled, crisp bacon on top.

EFFIE’S ELECTRIC ROCKEFELLER
(Seafood)

1 qt. Raw Oysters
1/4 tsp. Anise Seed
1/4 cup Cannabutter *
1/4 cup Worcestershire Sauce
1 stalk Celery (chopped)
1/2 cup Soft Bread Crumbs
1 small Onion (chopped)
1/4 tsp. Ground Pepper
1/2 cup Parsley (chopped)
1/8 tsp. Cayenne Pepper
1 bunch Spinach (chopped)
1 cup Parmesan Cheese (grated)
2 tbsp. Cannabis (chopped)
1/4 cup Bread or Crackers

Preheat oven to 450°F (230°C). Grease a large casserole dish. Drain the oysters and arrange them in a single layer at the bottom of the dish. Melt cannabutter; sauté celery and onions until they begin to soften. Add parsley, spinach, cannabis, anise seed, Worcestershire sauce, soft bread crumbs, salt, pepper, and cayenne. Spread this mixture over the oysters. BAKE casserole for 30 minutes. Remove and, if necessary, pour out the water that has cooked from the oysters. Sprinkle with grated parmesan cheese and a very thin layer of bread or cracker crumbs. Return to the oven for 10–13 minutes or until slightly browned on top.

Note: If you enjoy Oyster’s Rockefeller, you will enjoy this medicinal variation. If you must use frozen spinach, then it should be thawed and drained. **Cracker crumbs work as a great substitute for toasted bread crumbs.

EGG NOG HOLIDAZE ROLLS

(Desserts)

1-1/2 cups All-purpose Flour
1 cup Flour
1/4 cup Whole Wheat Flour
1 cup Packed Brown Sugar
1 package Active Dry Yeast
1/4 cup Cannabutter*
1 cup Canned Eggnog
1/4 cup Eggnog
1/4 cup Water
1/2 cup Fresh Cranberries
1/4 cup Granulated Sugar
1/2 cup Chopped Nuts
1/4 cup Cannabutter *
2 tbsp. Soft Cannabutter*
1/2 tsp. Salt
1/4 cup Granulated Sugar
1-1/4 cup All-purpose Flour
3/4 tsp. Ground Nutmeg
1/4 cup Hempseeds
1/4 tsp. Cinnamon

In a large bowl combine 1-1/2 cups of all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, and active dry yeast; set aside. In a medium saucepan: heat, stir eggnog, water, granulated sugar, cannabutter, and salt until warm (125°F) and as the cannabutter almost melts; add this combination to the flour mixture. Mix with an electric mixer on low for about a minute, scraping sides of the bowl constantly.  Beat on high speed for 3 to 5 minutes more. Using a spoon, stir in the additional 1-1/4 cups of all-purpose flour. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead in enough additional flour (about 1 cup) to make moderately soft dough that is smooth and elastic (3 to 5 minutes total). Shape into a ball, place in a greased bowl, and turn once; cover. Let it rise in a warm place until double (about 45 to 60 minutes), then punch dough down. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Cover and let it rest for 10 minutes.

In a saucepan, mix together the brown sugar, cannabutter, and eggnog until mixture slightly bubbles. Pour into an ungreased 13×9 inch baking pan. Sprinkle with cranberries, pistachios, almonds and walnuts.  Roll the dough into a 15×12 inch rectangle, and spread with softened cannabutter. Sprinkle with the mixture of sugar, ground nutmeg, and ground cinnamon. Roll up loosely, starting at a short side. Moisten and seal the edge. Cut roll into twelve 1-inch slices; place (cut-side down) on top of the brown sugar mixture. Cover and let it rise in a warm place until it’s nearly doubled in size (about 40 to 50 minutes). Preheat oven to 350°F. Bake for about 30 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and let it stand for 5 minutes on the wire rack. Turn upside down to remove from the pan. Serve warm. This makes about 12 medicinal rolls.

ICE QUEENS FREEZIES

(Popsicles)

2 tbsp. Honey
1/8 cup Cannabis (finely ground)
1 cup Water
1 small Lemon
2 medium Ginger Root
1 large Papaya (cubed)
1 tbsp. Peppermint (chopped)
2 large Oranges

In a saucepan, combine water and ginger root. Heat to a boil, and then simmer for about 13–15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and stir in honey until dissolved. Cool for 15 minutes and remove the ginger. Pour into a blender and add cannabis, lemon, papaya and oranges. Blend together until very smooth. Pour into Popsicle molds and place in the freezer for at least one hour or until frozen.

Note: This is an excellent method to relieve nausea and soothe the stomach.

“KIEF” is an age old way of extracting trichomes from plant material. Kief is the product derived from the kiefing process. Kiefing is a method in which you rub dry trim, buds and small leaves with crystals on them over a silk screen. The THC glands will form a powder that comes through the screen, then used in cooking or for smoking. It is usually a pale green to light brown dependant on the strain of the cannabis. Kief powder that is pressed together is called hash.

Note: Kief boxes are sold at some smoke shops and are easier to work with than the silk screens. In a kief box, the screen is above the collection drawer allowing the THC glands to pass through the screen, into the collection drawer. This makes it easy and compact, for the average user to collect the kief and use for smoking or cooking.

* Cannaoil is any high quality food grade oil such as coconut oil, olive oil, or canola oil that has been infused with high grade medical cannabis.

* Cannabutter is dairy butter that has been infused with high grade medical cannabis.

The recipes for cannaoil and cannabutter can be found in the first copy of NUG Magazine or online at www.MotherEarthCoop.com

Wishing you a hempy  journey to a healthier you! Take an oath this year to be kinder to each other and to practice random acts of compassion!

Spread Peace, Love & Gratitude,
Kim

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