First cannabis cookbook has recipes that will blow your mind

2015-02-07 00:00

WHAT do you add to your pot to give the meal that extra buzz when there are just not enough greens to go around?

“How about marijuana?” asks the author of The Official High Times Cannabis ­Cookbook, Elise McDonough.

The Official High Times Cannabis Cookbook, one of the first of its kind officially published internationally, has created a buzz around the world.

After a brief introduction to the history of edible cannabis, the book jumps right into the essentials: infusing base ­products with marijuana.

What this means is extracting the tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) chemical that gives marijuana its effects and­ ­thereafter infusing it with ­coconut oil, butter and even mayonnaise.

Once infused, the cookbook gives 50 recipes to try, including pastas, French toast, grills, roasts and desserts.

Naturally, there’s a recipe for the classic brownies in there as well.

The book is primarily aimed at those who live in U.S. states where the drug has been legalised for medicinal purposes and who need to ingest marijuana on a daily basis.

It switches up recipes from comfort food classics to ­tougher stuff like samoosas. The book covers basic recipes for beginners too.

According to retired ­dietician and nutritionist Mike Hazelman, the health benefits of ingesting marijuana instead of smoking it are plentiful.

“It is especially good for those people with medical ­conditions,” he said. “It will have more long-lasting effects when you eat it.”

Although the book was launched in 2012, it has recently received a significant amount of attention on social media sites like Facebook.

Cannabis is illegal in South Africa. However, if you want to purchase the book, it is easily available on Kalahari.com or Amazon.

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