Cooking with Cannabis

With the legalization of Marijuana in California and being in Humboldt County where marijuana is a thriving business I thought it would be a good idea to incorporate it into my blog. found a good tutorial online on herb.co that walks you through everything you need to know on cooking with cannabis.

They also provide the estimated amount you should use a long with what you should eat when you’ve eaten too much! Things that contain citrus acid such as lemons, oranges or grapefruits.

Depending on your recipe you may use cannabutter, canna oil, or cannabis coconut oil in place of your standard butter or oil.

On the website there are links showing easy beginner recipes

Smoothie Recipes for Different Needs

Smoothies can be an easy way of getting different nutients into your body at once. However, there are many different recipes that can be fine tuned to your fitness/weight loss goal.

Luckily for me I have a Nutribullet which makes smoothie making fast and easy.

superskinnyme.com  has a great guide with pictures that has helped me throughout the semester when coming up with ideas while being informative with all the reasoning.

Smoothie recipes for everything!

Indian Spiced Egg & Spinach Wrap | Gordon Ramsay

I don’t know if you are much of a foodie as me because I find myself looking at street food from around to world on Youtube often. India is infamous for street food and a breakfast wrap like this seems so delicious, especially when Ramsay is preparing it. Only thing holding me back on this recipe is the Indian spices used, which could perhaps be found at the local Co-op.

Healthy Snacks for on-the-go

 

There are snacks easy to carry to and from school, the blog 100 days of real food can show you help you cut out processed food from your diet. There are also many options depending if you want to be considerate (loud crunch) to those around you or not!

Lisa the author and writer for 100 days of real food separates the snacks into categories very nicely for us, I’ll choose which ones sound the most delicious!

Ill be starting with Fruits and Vegetables first.

  1. Apple (good with peanut butter)
  2. Banana (good with peanut butter)
  3. Carrots (good with hummus or ranch dip)
  4. Celery (good with peanut butter and raisins a.k.a. “Ants on a Log”)
  5. Mango
  6. Pear
  7. Grapes
  8. Strawberries (good with yogurt)
  9. Blueberries (good with yogurt)
  10. Raspberries (good with yogurt)
  11. Oranges
  12. Peaches (good with yogurt)
  13. Plums
  14. Kiwi
  15. Mashed Sweet Potato (good with butter and cinnamon)
  16. Raw Sliced Bell Peppers (good with hummus or ranch dip)
  17. Cucumber Slices (good with ranch dip)
  18. Jicama
  19. Cherry Tomatoes (good with ranch dip)
  20. Cooked Snow Peas
  21. Frozen Peas (frozen…no cooking necessary!)
  22. Raw Cauliflower

Second comes Whole-Grains

  1. Whole Grain Crackers (like Triscuits, Multi-Seed, Ak-Mak, Whole-Wheat Matzos, Brown Rice Crackers/Snaps, Whole-Grain Rye Crackers topped with cheese, peanut butter, or a cream cheese and jelly combo)
  2. Oatmeal (served warm in a Thermos if sending to school)
  3. Shredded Wheat (look for brands that contain 1-ingredients)
  4. Arrowhead Mills Puffed Whole Grain Cereal (corn, brown rice, wheat or millet variety)
  5. Brown Rice Cakes
  6. Whole-Wheat Pretzels
  7. Whole-Grain Toast

Other random snacks

  1. Garbanzo Beans
  2. Hard-Boiled Eggs
  3. Cheese (cubes or sticks…with or without crackers)
  4. Plain Yogurt (flavored with a little honey or maple syrup and vanilla extract)
  5. Organic and/or Local Bacon

If your looking for more ideas or looking to cut out processed food from your diet i suggest taking a look at her website!

Video game inspired drinks

With dead week approaching and with parties being thrown, why not surprise people with cool looking drinks from video games people have played.

I decided to keep the video game theme going for this post following video game inspired food. The following content came from gameranx.com where they post 25 video game inspired drinks, but I’ll be choosing the coolest looking ones! Make sure to check out all 25 drinks, although beware it might knock you out with so much alcohol.

Ingredients:

-1 part grenadine

-2 parts Menthomint Schnapps

-4 parts Blue Curacao

Directions: Pour in the grenadine first. Then layer the Mentholmint schnapps and Blue Curacao on top, in that order.

Martini = Dratini thought it was pretty creative

Ingredients:

-1 1/2 oz gin (Bombay Sapphire Gin used)

-1 1/2 oz Hpnotiq

-splash of blue curacao

Directions: For this variation of martini, mix and stir in the ingredients over ice, then strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Place a dollop of whipped cream on the side of the glass as a garnish.

Video game inspired desserts

Buzzfeed‘s 21 Mouthwatering Video Game Foods In Real Life has some video game foods and with links to each recipe. If you’re a video game fan like me you will enjoy making and eating these. Although I’m going to be honest I don’t many of the Single player games because I’m a multiplayer type of gamer.

I chose a couple that stood out to me or from games that I played and have wanted to try out the food showed in it!

Portal Cake

You know you’ve always wanted to try the cake at the end of Portal. This time the cake won’t be a lie 😉

Portal Cake

Photo taken from Buzzfeed

Kingdom Hearts Spark Lemon

Wish i played kingdom Hearts enough to enjoy this masterpiece. The focus on the green sparks is really on point and makes my mouth water as I imagine this in the summer time.

Kingdom Hearts Spark Lemon

Photo taken from Buzzfeed

Minecraft Cake

This cakes looks better IRL because there seems to be strawberry cream in the middle. Hostess should hop on some type of partnership to create this with Minecraft.

Minecraft Cake

Photo taken from Buzzfeed

Meal Prep for College Students

Meal planning for college students can be pretty difficult, especially if you are living on your own and don’t really know how to cook things because you’ve been dependant on your family. Don’t worry because sixpackbags.com has a perfect guide for every step of the way!

The best things I pulled from the guide that I didn’t think about.

  • They suggest taking a picture of what you have in the fridge so you don’t over buy things when you second guess on what you have
  • Educate yourself on serving sizes and eating the right portions. If it’s healthy food then u shouldn’t have much of a problem over-eating.
  • For those who feel the need of more nutrients, feel free to buy a multivitamins. (Student health center on campus could give you tips and tell you what exactly you might need!)
  • Use an app to help you with meal plans! The one below is called Paprika, this approach helps people eat healthier, plan our meals, even has a variety of recipes from which you can choose. A neat feature the app provides is an interactive recipe option where you can cross off what you’ve already done while cooking.

For more tips on college student meal planning check out their website!