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Quarantine Cooking with CBD

Quarantine Cooking with CBD
It’s official: cooking is the most popular way to spend this quarantine period

With tons of people taking to Instagram and Twitter with their daily adventures into the world of cooking, the food snaps we see are seriously mouthwatering. 

Of course, this is also the best time to try out the newest food crazes.

People have been slowly noticing CBD as a fun way to spice up their culinary palate, along with using it in many other ways. While traditional methods of consuming CBD edibles have been through gummies, people are now using a range of full-spectrum CBD products in their cooking. 

Here are our tips on cooking with CBD as you practice social distancing. 

Staying True To The Core Ingredients

When cooking with CBD, never forget that this is a unique ingredient with its chemical qualities. For example, you may have noticed that CBD hemp oil has a unique flavor and taste. These qualities come from the terpenes in the specific strain of hemp used for the product. 

While some people don’t mind the taste or smell, we recommend infusing CBD into base ingredients such as olive oil or butter. CBD is lipophilic, which means that it mixes into fat very well. So, when you cook with CBD, make sure to incorporate it into your oil or butter and then use that combination to carry on with the rest of the recipe.

Snacks Galore

The best way to use quarantine cooking time is to make fun snacks for you and your quarantine partners. It’s also better not to use heat when cooking with CBD to maintain the full effect. 

We love this recipe for CBD energy bites, which is gluten and lactose-free. It also satisfies the sweet tooth without adding too much of processed sugar.

All you have to do is gather gluten-free granola, chia seeds, almond butter, and honey. Don’t forget your all-natural CBD oil! Mix all the ingredients, except for the seeds, and form little balls of the tacky mixture you’ll get.  

Refrigerate until cold, and then roll the balls in the seeds for the final touch. There you have it; perfect snacks to keep your energy up as you work from home. 

Keep It Fresh

For salad lovers, this fresh twist on an Italian recipe incorporates a superb strawberry vinaigrette. For the CBD vinaigrette, mix three tablespoons of strawberry puree with avocado oil, pure honey, and white balsamic vinegar along with your usual dose of full-spectrum CBD oil. Season with pepper, and you have beautifully tart dressing for your salad.

To finish this salad, all you have to do is measure out your preferred serving size of arugula, burrata cheese along with a cup of sliced strawberries and some toasted almond slivers. 

Drizzle the vinaigrette on top and toss well. This makes a delicious fat-free lunch that will keep your healthy eating habits stay steady.

Remember, the key to all cooking is to use high-quality premium products. So, make sure you don’t skimp out on your CBD. Make sure you buy organic CBD oils with a proper certificate of analysis, like the ones we stock at Fabuleaf. You can check out our online store here to place an order and take the first step to a satisfying quarantine cooking adventure!