Forget the pot brownies you probably tried in college and upgrade your edibles with a little help from these cannabis-themed cookbooks. There’s more to cooking with cannabis than just desserts, try savory side dishes, mocktails and other goodies from a few of our favorite cookbooks. Buy one yourself or gift one to your favorite home baker and hope they’ll share their creations with you.

The Official High Times Cannabis Cookbook

Well-known marijuana publication, High Times, offers a collection of their best recipes in this general interest cookbook. If sweets don’t tempt your palate, try something on the savory side, such as Time Warp Tamales, Sativa Shrimp Spring Rolls or Pico de Ganja Nachos.

Perfect for beginners, this cookbook offers guest recipes from Snoop Dogg, Cheech and Chong, Willie Nelson and others. Their recipes accomodate all skill levels from the amatuer chef to the kithcen novice.

Herb: Mastering the Art of Cooking With Cannabis

“Herb:Mastering the Art of Cooking with Cannabis” is the gourmet answer to your cannabis-cooking needs and a clever play on Julia Child’s iconic cookbook, “Mastering the Art of French Cooking.” Cook up infused Butternut Squash Soup or an Instagram-worthy Gluten-free Almond Raspberry Tart with detailed instructions and drool-worthy pictures as guides.

Created by chefs Melissa Parks and Laurie Wolf, this comprehensive cookbook includes a special focus on cannabutter (cannabis butters and infused oils). Parks and Wolf tackle the all-important question of how to create infusions with uniform and consistent potency.

The Vegan Cannabis Cookbook

As previously discussed, vegans can have a hard time finding quality edibles. So, skip the pre-made goods and don an apron. “The Vegan Cannabis Cookbook” includes 100 recipes to please meat and dairy-free stoners interested in cooking with both THC and CBD.

Although the focus in on dessert, the cookbook offer enough variety to keep readers from defaulting to store-bought goodies. Expect recipes, such as Almond and Banana Cannabis Vegan Ice Cream,  No Bake Cannabis Brownie Bites, Cannabis Lemon Tart, and more.

Edibles

As the name implies, “Edibles,” focuses on a selection of cannabis infused bites. This slim cookbook offers 30 low-dose recipes for stoners with a sweet tooth. Cook up simple Spiced Superfood Truffles of channel your inner baking all-star with Strawberry Jam Pavlovas. Don’t miss the section on cannabis-infusion and baking basics.

Cannabis Cocktails, Mocktails & Tonics: The Art of Spirited Drinks and Buzz-Worthy Libations

For a slightly different take on infused edibles, try this detailed cookbook from mixologist Warren Bobrow, who is known for his blog “The Cocktail Whisperer.” In between recipes, Bobrow treats readers to a brief history of medicinal and social cannabis use in the U.S.

Get started with the basics of mixology, including an overview of tonics, bitters, syrups and herbal infusions plus helpful tips to create your own cannabis mocktails. Add alcohol at your own discretion.

It goes without saying that infused treats need to be properly labeled so they don’t get confused with normal foods. Accidental cannabis consumption can be dangerous for both people and pets. Not to mention, it’s no joke to trick someone into getting high. Disclaimers, in mind, grab your spatulas and use these cannabis cookbooks to create your own homemade edibles.

 

Posted by:Veronica An

Veronica enjoys good food, good company, and good music. She pens poems, short stories, op-ed articles, and non-fiction pieces. Her favorite place to write is under the California sunshine.

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