Let’s start off by getting one thing straight, CBD (cannabidiol) is not Marijuana, although it does come from the marijuana plant (a male plant not female). It will not get you “high” as it doesn’t have THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) the main ingredient that gives the psychoactive effects many people associate with when thinking of Marijuana.
In the past 5-10 years there has been huge leaps in the research of CBD and the positive effects it has on people when incorporating it into their daily lives for medical or personal reasons, a few of the most common reasons people are using CBD in their daily lives.
- Natural pain relief & anti inflammatory properties
- Quitting smoking and drug withdraws
- Children w/ epilepsy & epilepsy in general
- Cancer fighting properties
When using CBD in your meal prep there are a few different ways to do it, and they are all relatively simple. First lest go over the different kinds of CBD and how to dilute them if need be before usage.
- CBD isolate crystals ( purest form )
- Powdered CBD
- CBD oil
- CBD flower ( will need to be ground and decarboxylate )
All of these forms of CBD come with instructions on the packaging on how to dilute them, and how much to use if your a beginner or daily user. If you are still worried about how to use CBD properly your doctor will be able to help you further.
To use them in your daily cooking you’ll need to first dissolve the CBD in what ever fat your going to use in your cooking, these basics fats work great
- Coconut oil
- Olive oil, avocado oil, canola/ blended
After dissolving your CBD in the fat you simply follow what ever recipe your using as you normally would, same bake time, same oven temperature, though you will want to be careful when sautéing while using CBD as the active chemical will begin to break down under heat exceeding 360 degrees.
Examples of CBD usage in recipes:
CBD Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
CBD Pesto Recipe
When making pesto you can use virtually almost any green you want, some will make the pesto more bitter, sweet or earthy depending on which greens you use. a traditional basil is a bit sweeter from the basil being used, to make it more bitter you could use dandelion greens, to make it more earthy try using carrot and parsley greens.
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