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Cannabis Cooking Oil

Julie Gardener

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Cannabis Cooking Oil

Cannabis cooking oil is a mixture of extracted cannabinoids and a cooking oil. I recommend using extra virgin olive oil as it is the most healthy, but if you prefer an oil without a taste, try using canola oil (especially when your baking certain breads and sweets). You can cook with cannaoil in any recipe that calls for oil.

Ingredients:

28oz (3.5 cups) extra virgin olive oil or canola oil

1oz/28g of finely ground quality marijuana (or up to 1/4 lb. commercial grade)

Making the Cannabis Oil:

1. Pour oil into a large saucepan, preferably a double boiler.

2. Heat on a medium setting, and let it warm up.

3. Do not let the oil boil! This is very important for making quality cannabis oil.

4. Once the oil is hot, but not boiling, you may add the cannabis powder. We have found the best results keeping the oil just on the edge of simmering, but not actually simmering.

5. Stir frequently, and watch for bubbles. If the oil begins to boil remove it from the heat until the temperature is low again and lower the heat!

6. Continue for at least 1 hour. We suggest allowing the bud to soak in the hot oil for about 2 hours.

7. Strain the oil through cheesecloth or a fine mesh strainer and press to remove all oil from the cannabis (make sure oil has cooled enough that you don't burn yourself!) into a container.

You can use cannabis oil in place of regular oil in any recipe! Or use on a fresh pot leaf salad! Using this method, 1 ounce of oil (2 tablespoons) should contain the equivalent quantity of cannabinoids found in 1 gram of marijuana. Use sparingly, and do not start with more than one ounce of this oil. You may eat more as needed, but wait until you know your tolerance!

Note: Using a double boiler is also great way to make cannaoil, cannabutter, etc. because it prevents the bottom of your pan from overheating which could burn off the THC and ruin your end product.

Source: cannabischef.com

Food for thought: For those of you who want a non-marijuana oil, I recommend trying out some hemp seed oil. As one of the world's most balanced and richest known sources of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids (EFAs), cannabis seeds are nutritional powerhouses. The EFAs found in hemp-seeds are known to reduce the risk of osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, arthritis, eczema and psoriasis, attention deficit disorder, and depression. Cannabis seeds also contain a perfect balance of essential amino acids, B vitamins, calcium, magnesium, potassium, vitamin E, and carotene. Hempseed oil is the only culinary oil to contain gamma linoleic acid (GLA), plus it contains highly digestible proteins and a quantity of trace minerals, making hempseed oil one of the most nutritious food oils in use today. It's of particular use to vegetarians/vegans, as it provides a good source of alternative protein.

Hempseed oil has a light texture and unique nutty flavor that can accent and enhance a variety of foods, including salad dressings, pasta sauces, pizzas, hummus, and vegetable stir-fries. Care must be used during frying, however, since hempseed oil has a relatively low smoke point. With proper precautions and a creative culinary mind, there is no end to the ways in which hempseed oil can be used to produce unique, delicious dishes. This you can purchase anywhere or visit our sponsor Foods Alive.
 
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