Just the other day, I wanted something decadent BUT healthy and I can’t wait to share my recipe for Black Bean Brownies With Cannabutter with you!
It might sound less-than-appetizing or maybe you’re already drooling but this twist on a classic made with cannabutter satisfied my cravings and didn’t leave me bloated afterward.
It’s true, when you hit 40 things just start to change. Maybe you can relate?
For example; I have discovered I can now gain weight in areas I never knew one could gain weight in! How fun. Not really. LOL
So that is why, I am experimenting in my canna-kitchen, with delicious weed infusions that are also healthy for you!
Or should I say: ” Healthy-ish”?!
At first, when I started out I thought I was doing it right.
I would grind down my weed and then just sort of sprinkle it in and around the batter. Oops… that’s wrong!
I corrected course, and learned that the best way to bake or cook with weed is by decarbing first.
This post is bringing out the Science-fanatic in me.
I’ll try to explain this easily for those who are just beginning, and a refresher for those professional cannabis Chef’s out there reading.
There are a ton of great ways to consume cannabis.
If you opt to smoke or vape your weed, you won’t have to worry about decarboxylation.
The process occurs by default as soon as the weed is exposed to heat. (oh, how cool!)
Unfortunately for edibles, you can’t simply sprinkle your raw weed directly onto your foods as if it were salt or pepper. (Oh man.. that’s what I was doing!)
Cannabis in its raw state isn’t psychoactive, meaning: you won’t feel the effects.
You need HEAT baby!
It is the process of decarboxylation that converts and activates cannabinoids (those super cool cannabis chemicals) to create your high.
Decarboxylation is the conversion of THCa into THC OR CBDa into CBD.
Without decarbing your weed, THCa and CBDa will not interact with the endocannabinoid receptor areas in your body. (and we all have them!) so you won’t enjoy or receive the full benefits.
If you’re looking to up-level your canna-cooking game, you may want to start here.
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As always, happy canna-cooking!