Marijuana Recipes for Your Valentine
Valentine's Day is coming soon, and there's no better way to celebrate with your sweetheart than with some yummy marijuana treats. Cooking with marijuana can seem like an intimidating prospect if you’ve never tried it before. Many marijuana recipes require ganja butter or cannabis oil that must be prepared in advance in a multi-step process. If you’ve never cooked with marijuana, such recipes can be a bit daunting. Fortunately, cooking with marijuana doesn't have to be that difficult. Even if you don't have a lot of time or cooking talent, there are many quick and easy marijuana recipes without ganja butter or cannabis oil that you can make for your Valentine. Here are a couple of our favorite, very easy marijuana recipes for Valentine's Day.
Spaghetti with Marijuana Marinara Sauce
This fast and easy marijuana recipe creates a savory dish to share with your love on Valentine's Day. Here's what you need.
4 oz dried spaghetti noodles
1 tsp cooking oil
½ tsp salt
1 can crushed tomatoes
1 small can tomato paste
¼ cup butter
½ cup water
1 clove of garlic, diced
1 tsp rosemary
1 tsp oregano
½ tsp basil
3 grams marijuana flowers
In a large sauce pan, combine the tomatoes, tomato paste, water, butter, and spices. Crumble up the marijuana into small pieces as if you were rolling a joint. Allow the sauce to simmer on medium-low heat for about 30 minutes, stirring frequently.
As the marijuana marinara sauce cooks, bring a large pot of water to a boil then add the spaghetti noodles, oil, and salt. Boil the spaghetti for 8-10 minutes until it's al dente. Toss the noodles in the sauce, and your spaghetti with marijuana marinara is ready to serve.
Lemon Poppy Seed Marijuana Muffins Recipe
This lemon poppy seed marijuana muffins recipe is super easy, and you can make them in about 30 minutes.
1 ½ cups flour
⅔ cup sugar
1 tsp baking powder
⅔ cup milk
¼ cup cooking oil
2 tbs lemon juice
2 tbs poppyseeds
3-4 grams dried marijuana flowers
First, break up the buds into small pieces and remove any stems or seeds as if you were preparing the bud to be rolled into a joint. Try not to over handle the weed because you want the trichomes to stay on the plant and not stick to your fingers. Place the marijuana in an oven-safe dish, preferably glass or ceramic, and let that sit in a 275 degree oven for about 15-20 minutes while you mix the other ingredients. This will ensure that the THC is fully activated, as the cooking time for the muffins is very brief.
In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, and baking powder, taking care to mix it thoroughly. Next, add the milk, eggs, and oil and slowly blend into a smooth batter. Add the lemon juice and poppy seeds then finally stir in the marijuana.
Grease a mini-size muffin tin, and spoon the batter into the cups to fill them about ⅔ of the way to the top. Cook them in a 350 degree oven for about ten minutes or until the tops are dry and springy to the touch. If you're using a full-size muffin tin they will need to cook for about five minutes longer.
Marijuana Cooking Do’s and Don'ts
When cooking with marijuana, even the simplest marijuana recipes require you to adhere to certain do's and don'ts. The most important rule is to pay attention to dosage so that you won't overindulge too terribly. Divide the amount of weed you’re using by the number of servings you’re making, then stick with a one serving per person limit.
Another very important thing to know is that raw, uncooked weed will not get you high. You'll either need to heat the herbs in a warm (275 degrees) oven for about twenty minutes before adding it to your recipe, or cook it in a recipe that contains some fat, and allow it to heat for long enough for the THC-A to convert to THC and infuse into the recipe. If you heat it too much, the high-inducing properties of the marijuana will be destroyed, so it's a delicate balance. Think low temperature, longer cooking times and you won't go wrong.
There's no need to be intimidated by cooking with cannabis! Start with the easy marijuana recipes we’ve included here to surprise your sweetheart for Valentine's Day, and build your knowledge step by step. Who knows? You could soon be the best cannabis chef on the block!