Cooking with CBD can be a lot easier if you prepare some of the ingredients ahead of time. For example, CBD oil can be made in large batches, stored away in your cupboard, and pulled out whenever you want to add a few drops into whatever you’re cooking. In this article, we’ll show you exactly how to make a basic oil at home. We’ll also throw in a few similar recipes to have on hand. Let’s get started!
To get the most of the recipes listed here, you need to make sure that you decarboxylate your hemp flower beforehand. This basically means that you first should activate the cannabidiol by heating the hemp to about 220 degrees Fahrenheit for 45 minutes to an hour.
You can do this by grinding your hemp and placing it on a baking sheet. Pop it into a preheated oven at the recommended temperatures, set a timer, and just wait for the magic to happen! This process releases the hemp’s potency, which is exactly what you want.
It’s important that you keep an eye on the oven to ensure the temperature isn’t too high and your CBD isn’t heated for too long, as this can take away from the potency of the substance.
CBD oil can serve as the foundation of many recipes, but it’s best to use it decarbed in order for it to be at its maximum effectiveness. You can use the oil in a salad dressing or as a garnish in your favorite soup.
CBD butter is sometimes referred to as cannabutter, short for cannabis butter. Regardless of what you call it, it’s a great basic ingredient that you can use in many dishes. Mix it with some chopped herbs and minced garlic to top off a steak, or add it to your morning cup of joe to make bulletproof coffee.
Pro Tip - You can add water to the butter while cooking. What this does is the chlorophyl and some other water soluble compounds remain in the water, and the butter floats to the top during the cooling period. That means the butter will taste less like hemp and more like butter.
This recipe obviously calls for bacon, so while the intention is to add cannabidiol to the bacon grease, you also end up with crispy, CBD-laced bacon that’s ready to eat! You can use the final product in place of oil for most recipes, but one of the best ways to make full use of all that flavor is to use the drippings as the foundation of a sauce.
If you like a little dash of CBD in your dishes, these make-ahead recipes will be a game-changer. Whether you’re making salad or steak, toss in some CBD for a delicious way to take your supplements!
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