To add to the, shall we say, unusual circumstances 2020 has ushered in, Netflix launched a new reality series that’s available to stream right now, Cooked With Cannabis that, according to the network, is a show where “chefs compete to get the hosts and special guests high on elevated cannabis cuisine with their artful use of leafy herb, THC infusions and CBD sauces.” So, as far as 2020 goes, this is pretty much par for the course. But can home cooks incorporate CBD into their meatloaf night or Taco Tuesday?
Ever since the legalization of CBD/hemp oil in the US, we’re seeing it being used in a variety of ways. From topical creams, oils, and tinctures, to beverages and edibles. CBD has also made its way into foods as well, with some eateries and food trucks using hemp oil as one of the ingredients in the foods they prepare. So, why would you use hemp in foodstuff anyway? Let’s find out.
An added benefit to cooking with CBD is that you control precisely how much CBD you put in the dish thus strictly controlling the dosage.
For those who were not sure whether you could cook with CBD, the answer is a resounding “yes.” And cooking with CBD opens up countless possibilities. In fact, according to many top chefs who have already started adding CBD as the secret ingredient to their foods, there aren’t any real limits when it comes to cooking with CBD.
An added benefit to cooking with CBD is that you control precisely how much CBD you put in the dish thus strictly controlling the dosage. You also get to experiment with many different hemp flavors and foods and can even save some money by purchasing your CBD in bulk.
Cooking With Hemp
If you already know your way around the kitchen, cooking with CBD shouldn’t prove to defficult whatsoever. The good news is there are plenty of CBD products that you can use, which have been designed specifically for cooking, such as hemp cooking oil.
Any hemp isolate powder or tincture can be used to cook, but the flavor and potency of these products are going to vary depending on the amount of active compound in the product. It’s important to first choose a product that has the right amount of potency and flavor that you’re looking for. After that, it’s time to find the perfect recipe. So, now that you’ve decided on the CBD/hemp-infused product you’re planning to use, it’s time to figure out what recipe you want to try out first. You can try any number of options, from dinner and lunch to snacks and, of course, baked goods. I think it’s time you either invested in a CBD/hemp oil cookbook or find many relevant recipes online.
EDITOR’S TIP: While CBD/hemp oil recipes are making their way into people’s kitchens, it’s important to know that cannabinoids present in CBD/hemp-infused products tend to degrade at very high temperatures, so it’s best to choose recipes that don’t take long to prepare.