(NaturalNews) Refreshing, tasty and good for you – pineapple juice is one of the best drinks you can incorporate into your diet if you are looking to stay in top form. It's especially worth including in your weekly shop if you find yourself coming down with a cough. According... [...]
Marijuana topicals are cannabis-infused medicants, usually in the form of a penetrating cream, oil or salve, that are applied directly to the skin to relieve pain and inflammation. While there remains some debate as to whether topical cannabis applications reach the central nervous system, it is generally agreed that most do not produce psychoactive effects, rendering them safe to use in circumstances that require mental acuity. [...]
If you are planning to cook with cannabis or make your own infused medicants, you’ll need to do some plant processing prior to using marijuana as an ingredient in your recipe.
Unprocessed cannabis consists primarily of tetrahydrocannabinolic Acid (THCA), which is a biosynthetic precursor of THC. THCA is known to have anti-inflammatory and other beneficial effects, but it does not have the psychoactive components that produce the “high” generally associated with marijuana.
Cannabis decarboxylation, also known as “decarbing,” is a process that uses gentle heat to release carbon dioxide (CO2) and convert THCA to Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is responsible for the euphoric effects of marijuana.
When marijuana is smoked or vaporized, the heat causes THCA to lose carbon molecules and become THC. But when marijuana is used for edibles and medicants, standard processing may not generate enough heat for decarboxylation---so it is recommended that cannabis be heated in a specific manner prior to these uses.
Likewise, decarbing also turns Cannabidiolic Acid (CBDA) into CBD, making it’s medicinal properties available, as well.
Decarboxylation Temperatures & Times [...]
Welcome to Vegan MoFo Day 2. We're taking the leftovers solids from making hemp milk and turning it into an herbaceous dill cultured cream cheese. The natural, earthy flavour of cultured hemp hearts goes perfectly with fresh dill and chives, brightened by lemon and made extra smooth with a bit of coconut yogurt.
This recipe uses sauerkraut to help the culture along; other rather just the juice from sauerkraut. I got the idea from a recipe by Fresh Start Wellness. Check out their Cultured Cashew Cheese here: http://www.freshstartwellness.ca/smoky-chipotle-garlic-cashew-cheese/
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If you’re looking for a healthy breakfast, you’ll want to bypass much of the traditional fare in the US. Cereal, bagels, pancakes, waffles, muffins, and doughnuts all have one thing in common…
They’re refined carbohydrates that will quickly break down to sugar, increase your insulin levels, and cause insulin resistance, which is the number one underlying factor of nearly every chronic disease and condition known to man, including weight gain.
Highly processed carbohydrates stimulate brain regions involved in reward and cravings, promoting excess hunger, which means when you eat toast or cereal for breakfast you might be priming your body to overeat junk food for the rest of the day.
If you’re going to eat breakfast, you need to give your body the proper fuel, which [...]
Donald Abrams is chief of Hematology Oncology, at San Francisco General Hospital, and a professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. He does research on the applications of medical cannabis, and has become an advocate as a result.
Abrams stated, “If cannabis were discovered in the Amazon rainforest today, people would be clambering to make as much use as they could of all of the potential benefits of the plant. Unfortunately, it carries with it a long history of being a persecuted plant.”
Abrams appears in the short film that accompanies this article. The film, ‘Leaf’, provides some unique insight into the benefits of ingesting medical cannabis in its raw form and introduces the newest technique for doing so, juicing. Pressed vegetable juices are very popular in America right now, so it’s no surprise that someone would eventually look into the benefits of juicing cannabis as well. In fact, some people have even suggested that cannabis should be considered and classified as a vegetable. [...]
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If you’re looking to make some special treats, cannabutter is a vital ingredient. The process of making cannabutter is basically just melting butter with marijuana, Straining the marijuana And then re-solidifying the butter. This works because THC (the chemical in marijuana that gets you “high”) sticks to the fat cells in butter. Cannabutter can be used in any recipe that calls for butter or oil.
In this thread I will attempt to teach those who don’t know how to make Cannabutter, how to do so. The pictures may help a little but in the end it’s the text that will help you most.
You will need,
1.) A large saucepan
2.) A stir spoon
3.) Sticks Of Butter (Its about 1lb. of butter to every ounce of weed so make sure you do the math).
5.) Cheesecloth, and some elastics
6.) A couple tupperware containers with lids
Step 1. [...]
There are few things that I love as much as mashed potatoes. Below is a very, very easy recipe for making some dank mashed potatoes that will get you as high as a bird: Ingredients: 3 large russet potatoes 1/4 pint marijuana milk 6 ounces ricotta cheese 8 tablespoons marijuana butter 3... [...]
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When it comes to soap, this is probably the easiest recipe you’ll ever make. If you’re willing to break a few rules it can one of the most versatile, too. Here’s what I mean:
Traditionally, soaps are made from 5-7 oils blended to balance cleansing/moisturizing/and lathering properties. Coconut oil is not used in more than a 30% concentration because it’s so effective at breaking up oil/grease that it can be drying.
Fortunately, there’s a way to simplify things without skimping on the ends product. It’s called “superfatting.” Basically, you add the equivalent of “one quarter moisturizing cream” like big brands do, only you leave out the toxic slew of chemicals that usually go with it. By adding 20% more coconut oil than the lye can convert to soap, you end up with a luxurious body bar. Of course, this doesn’t work with most vegetable oils which go rancid easily – coconut oil’s high shelf stability is what makes it a good choice here.
The best part? Not only can you superfat and get the best of both worlds for your skin, you can break another rule and get your laundry clean, too!
How To Adapt This Recipe To Make Laundry Soap
Homemade Natural Laundry Detergent Made EasyNormally it is not advised to make soap with under 4% superfat due to the fact that it can be excessively drying and even burn skin if some of the lye remains unconverted, but for laundry soap it’s perfect!
I’ve found that using a 1% superfatted recipe yields a very cleansing bar with no extra oil. Since I’m washing my clothes to get oil OUT rather than put it IN, this totally works for me. I’ve actually washed my hands with this version and have never had any irritation from it, but it’s really only recommended for laundry.
Here’s the full scoop on making your own laundry detergent. I’ve included [...]
Mashed potatoes are an all time delicacy, and constitute a staple food for many communities worldwide. For the Cannabis family, this has been made even better with the addition of Cannabis to the recipe for mashed potatoes. You can enjoy this dish with a wide variety of stews, depending on your preference. Vegetarians are also catered for since there are sweet vegetable stews which one may prepare. You may want to add some proteins to the dish since potatoes only contain starch, a form of complex carbohydrates. A desert after the mal of mashed potatoes will ensure that you have a balanced diet.
The main ingredient for this recipe is 5 large potatoes. The preferred varieties of potato to be used are the Russet Potatoes or the Yukon gold potatoes. Make sure you wash the potatoes well to eliminate the risk of toxicity due to any pesticides that may have been used on the plant. Peel the clean potatoes, and chop them into cubes. Other ingredients include 4 big cloves of garlic and 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil. There are a number of spices that can be used in this recipe to bring out different flavors.
These spices include 1 tablespoon of thyme, 1 tablespoon of salt, one tablespoon of black pepper and half cup of heavy cream. The cream may be substituted with cannacream or cannamilk. This is simply milk which has been infused with Cannabis. The purpose of the cream is to create a smooth texture as well as to allow the potatoes to mash well. With all the ingredients ready, you can now start preparing your meal. Begin by chopping off the top of the garlic, and dab some olive oil over the cut heads. With the now oily-garlic heads, seal them in foil paper and roast them.
Roasting should be carried out on an oven that has been pre-heated to 420 degrees Fahrenheit. Let the garlic heads roast for slightly below an hour. Check whether they are ready by using a fork. When well roasted, the heads are tender so the fork will go through. As this is going on, prepare the potatoes by putting them to boil in salted water. Ensure you add the salt prior to boiling. Failure to do this results in addition of salt at the table, which is not only unhealthy, but impractical for this kind of a dish.
The potatoes are ready when, just like the garlic heads, are soft to the fork. Drain the water because the potatoes will have absorbed the salt. Mash the potatoes gently as you add the cannabutter bit by bit. Add the rest of the condiments: thyme, pepper, salt, cream and cheese. Mash the mixture until it is smooth. Follow this through by squeezing the roasted garlic into the mash, and whipping it until it is well blended. To diversify your meals, add some bacon to give a crunchy taste; or you may choose to boil the potatoes with the skin on for a different taste. [...]