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While investigating the health and wellness potential of CBD products, you likely discovered that cannabidiol (CBD) is just one of many non-intoxicating cannabinoids found in cannabis plants. While this observation is essentially correct, many people don’t realize that cannabis plants don’t directly synthesize CBD.

Cannabidiol is actually the byproduct of another plant-based cannabinoid, cannabidiolic acid, CBDA. Since CBD begins as CBDA, it is natural to wonder if one cannabinoid might be better than the other. Knowing the similarities and differences between these two cannabinoids could help you make an informed, confident purchasing decision.

What are Cannabinoids? 

Cannabinoids are lipids that transmit messages to the receptors of your Endocannabinoid System (ECS), the system that regulates nearly every function in your body.1

There are two types of cannabinoids your Endocannabinoid System responds to. The first type are the cannabinoids made in your body, your endocannabinoids. Your body makes two main endocannabinoids, anandamide and 2-AG. These cannabinoids are made as needed and quickly broken down by enzymes.

The second type of cannabinoids your body responds to are the plant-based cannabinoids found naturally in cannabis plants. Although cannabis plants contain more than 100 different phytocannabinoids, the two main cannabinoids in hemp extract are CBD and CBDA. Plant-based cannabinoids have a stronger, longer-lasting effect on your body than endocannabinoids.

What is CBD? 

CBD is the commonly used abbreviation for the cannabinoid cannabidiol, a plant-based cannabinoid (phytocannabinoid). CBD is the most abundant of the phytocannabinoids in hemp extract but is not produced in the plant itself. CBD is the neutral counterpart of cannabidiolic acid.2 CBDA converts to CBD when raw cannabis is exposed to heat or sunlight, a process known as decarboxylation. The decarboxylation process converts acidic compounds and “activates” the cannabinoid.3  

How CBD Works 

Ideally, your body would create all the neurotransmitters needed to keep your Endocannabinoid System functioning at optimal levels. Under the strain of illness, stress, or injury, your body may not be able to generate enough endocannabinoids to relay vital information to essential systems. If your body is not producing enough messengers to interact with your ECS receptors, communication can falter, and essential processes may not function efficiently.

CBD mimics the effects of the cannabinoids produced in your body to keep critical processes functioning harmoniously. Through its interaction with key receptors, CBD is shown to have anxiolytic, analgesic, anti-emetic, anti-spasmodic, and anti-psychotic potential.4

What is CBDA? 

CBDA is the acidic precursor to CBD found in raw plant material, essentially CBD in its pre-evolved state. While CBDA was once considered an “inactive” cannabinoid, current research suggests CBD and CBDA have similar health and wellness potential.

Since CBDA is found abundantly in cannabis plants, some people consider CBDA to be the more natural of the two cannabinoids even though cannabinoids are not considered “active” unless they undergo decarboxylation. Juicing raw plants, medical marijuana in particular, is one of the most common methods of obtaining a product high in CBDA. Once dried, the plant is no longer suitable for juicing.5

How CBDA Works 

CBDA does not directly bind with endocannabinoid receptors but is believed to interact with the ECS by inhibiting the function of COX-2 enzymes and enhancing the function of serotonin-producing receptors. While CBDA is commonly found in raw cannabis, it can also be found in lesser amounts in full spectrum CBD tinctures, topicals, and CBD capsules.

How CBDA Differs from CBD

While CBD and CBDA are chemically similar, they are not interchangeable. CBDA converts to CBD during extraction and processing as temperatures rise, changing the molecular structure of the cannabinoid.  That makes CBD a byproduct of CBDA. CBD is easier for your body to utilize than CBDA.

While CBD is the predominant cannabinoid in full spectrum hemp products, the processes used to extract hemp oil do not convert all the available CBDA to CBD. CBDA is commonly found in small amounts in full spectrum products as a minor cannabinoid.

CBD and CBDA work together with the many other cannabinoids in full spectrum products and contribute to the Entourage Effect. The Entourage Effect explains how the inactive elements in cannabis combine to magnify and multiply the effects of individual plant components. It’s because of the Entourage Effect that many CBD users believe full spectrum products more potent than products made with pure CBD (CBD isolate).

Which Cannabinoid is Better?

When considering your cannabinoid options, it’s not quite fair to say that one cannabinoid is superior to the other, they each have unique potential. Each of the many plant elements in cannabis products works together synergistically to enhance the effects of the other. But if you were to find you had the option of selecting between a quality CBD tincture and a raw CBDA tincture, the CBD-dominant product would likely be the better option.

The processes used to extract hemp oil from the plant matter helps purify the extracted oil and ensure the final product is safe for consumption. Raw cannabis, whether sourced from hemp or marijuana, could contain any number of potential contaminants. For that reason alone, you may be more comfortable selecting a decarboxylated product, a product that is predominantly CBD.

Select Full-spectrum Hemp-Derived Products from a Reputable Source

While there has not been enough research to identify the function of every cannabinoid in hemp extract, there is an increasing interest in the similarities and differences between CBD and CBDA.

Decarboxylation converts cannabidiolic acid to its active form. Hemp-derived CBD products contain CBD and CBDA alongside trace amounts of numerous other cannabinoids, including CBDV, CBG, and CBC. While full spectrum hemp-derived products also contain trace amounts of THC and its precursor THCA, there is not enough THC to cause intoxication, even if you were to consume large quantities.

For a quality assortment of hemp-derived CBD products, visit CBDistillery™. CBDistillery™ relies on CO2 extraction, a food-safe extraction method that preserves the cannabinoid content of our naturally cultivated crops. All CBDistillery™ products are tested at an independent third-party facility to ensure the purity and potency of every item we offer.

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Imagine you have an important message to convey to another person, a message with crucial details. The person waiting for your message is responsible for relaying this vital information so each member of their team can make appropriate adjustments to their assigned task. Now imagine what could happen if your message never made it to your intended recipient.

This same type of communication breakdown can happen in your body. Nearly every essential function necessary for your survival is regulated by an elaborate system of messengers and receptors, your Endocannabinoid System (ECS). To understand the health and wellness potential of CBD, it’s helpful to understand the role of your ECS receptors and how they function within this system.

What Are CBD Receptors?

The receptors often referred to as CBD receptors, are technically known as cannabinoid receptors. These essential G-protein receptors are located on the surface of cells throughout your body, from your brain to your nerve endings. Your cannabinoid receptors receive information from your Endocannabinoid System messengers and use this information to initiate an appropriate response. Since cannabidiol (CBD) is a cannabinoid, a lipid that functions as a neurotransmitter, it interacts with the receptors of your Endocannabinoid System.

What is the Endocannabinoid System (ECS)? 

Your Endocannabinoid System is the largest system of neurotransmitters and receptors in your body. It’s your ECS that modulates your brain function, organ function, and keeps essential endocrine processes functioning efficiently. Your ECS is instrumental to so many important functions that many researchers today believe it is responsible for homeostasis, the processes that restore balance when functions in your body are disrupted by internal or external forces.1 

Regulating Bodily Functions

The response initiated by your endocannabinoid receptors is dependent on the chemical composition of the message it receives. The interaction between the messenger and receptor will determine the appropriate response, and excitatory response, inhibitory response, or secondary message to other regulatory systems. Just a few of the many processes regulated by the functions of your Endocannabinoid System include:

The Two CBD Receptors

It’s the interaction between messengers and receptors that keeps your Endocannabinoid System working efficiently and effectively. There are two different types of endocannabinoid receptors in your body. They are easy to remember, CB1 and CB2. While both receptors are found throughout your body, they are found in different concentrations within specific areas. For example: 

How CBD Receptors Respond to CBD Intake

Soon after the discovery of your endocannabinoid receptors, researchers discovered that our bodies manufacture cannabinoids. The two main cannabinoids made in your body (anandamide and 2-AG) are called endocannabinoids. In a perfect world, your body would make all the endocannabinoids needed to interact with the endocannabinoid receptors. But it does not always work that way. When there are not enough messengers to interact with the cannabinoid receptors, the message is lost.

CBD mimics the effects of the cannabinoids created in your body and interacts with the endocannabinoid and several non-endocannabinoid receptors. When you take hemp-derived CBD, the cannabinoids circulate through your body until they find a receptor they can connect with, attaching to neurons. Since so many essential functions are dependent on the messengers and receptors of your ECS, the effects are dependent on the system influenced.

Influencing Endocannabinoid Receptors with CBD from CBDistillery™

Today, researchers understand that there are two types of cannabinoids that influence the receptors of your Endocannabinoid System. The first type of cannabinoids that act as ECS messengers are your endocannabinoids, the cannabinoids produced in your body. The second type are the plant-based cannabinoids (phytocannabinoids) found in cannabis plants.

For a quality assortment of non-intoxicating, hemp-derived CBD products visit CBDistillery™. All CBDistillery™ products are crafted from non-GMO, naturally cultivated domestic hemp. You can verify the purity and potency of our reasonably priced products by viewing the third-party test results on our site or scanning the QR code on your product label.

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During the early years of your education, you likely learned about the many important processes in your body. You may remember studying fascinating details about your circulatory system, immune system, or nervous system and how these essential systems worked together to keep your body healthy and strong.

Not that long ago, researchers discovered another important system that helps keeps all your other systems functioning harmoniously. They named this essential regulatory system the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). Since the Endocannabinoid System was not discovered until the early 1990s, many people are unfamiliar with this vital communication network. Once you know how the Endocannabinoid System works, it’s much easier to understand the significance of hemp-derived CBD.1

What is the Endocannabinoid System (ECS)? 

The Endocannabinoid System is a communication system comprised of chemical messengers and receptors. The receptors of the Endocannabinoid System are located throughout your body and your brain. This essential communication network controls numerous processes throughout your body, including your memory, mood, appetite, temperature and more. Researchers believe the ECS significantly helps to regulate the processes of homeostasis.2 

What is Homeostasis?

Homeostasis is the internal stability and balance that all living organisms need to maintain for survival. When internal processes function outside their appropriate range, it’s the process of homeostasis that directs organs, muscles, and glands to correct the disruption and restore function to acceptable parameters. Homeostatic systems help your body adapt to changes in situation and environment.3 In a state of homeostasis, all internal system function normally.

The Two Cannabinoid Receptors

Your Endocannabinoid System is a network of neurotransmitters and receptors that facilitate communication between your body and your brain. The messengers of this system are called cannabinoids. Your body makes two main cannabinoids, the endocannabinoids anandamide and 2-AG.4

It’s the chemical composition of the message that relays instructions to the endocannabinoid receptors, CB1 and CB2.5 Both of these receptors are found on the surface of cells throughout your body in varying concentrations, for example:

 How Does Your ECS Work?

The receptors of your Endocannabinoid System are more abundant than any other receptor system in your body. In each organ system and every tissue, your ECS performs a different task, but the goal remains the same: to maintain homeostasis.

The endocannabinoids produced in your body are made as needed and quickly broken down by enzymes. If there are not enough cannabinoids to interact with the cannabinoid receptors, communication breaks down. Fortunately, your Endocannabinoid System also responds to plant-based cannabinoids, particularly the non-intoxicating cannabinoid cannabidiol (CBD). Here’s what can happen in your body when you consume hemp-derived CBD: 

Can You Be Deficient in Cannabinoids?

Yes, it is quite possible for your body to produce fewer cannabinoids than it needs. Your internal environment is continuously changing. The cannabinoids produced in your body are made as needed and quickly broken down by enzymes. When internal or external conditions create a need for more messengers than your body creates, essential balance is threatened. The symptoms of clinical endocannabinoid deficiency (CECD) can vary depending on the systems affected.8 

How CBD Could Benefit Your Endocannabinoid System

While researchers once believe that endocannabinoid receptors were primarily found in the central nervous system, today, we understand that ECS receptors are dispersed throughout the body. It the communication between the ECS messengers and receptors that can help keep your immune system strong, your memory sharp and your digestive system functioning smoothly. Since your body also responds to the plant-based cannabinoids in hemp oil, there are many ways CBD could benefit your ECS, including:

Supporting Your ECS with Products from CBDistillery™

Your Endocannabinoid System helps regulate nearly every essential function in your body and helps keep critical processes running smoothly. Once you understand how your ECS works, it’s easy to understand the health and wellness potential of hemp-derived products. If you would like more information about the messengers and receptors of your endocannabinoid system, download The Ultimate CBD User Guide at CBDistillery.™

CBDistillery™ offers a variety of fairly priced CBD products sourced from non-GMO hemp grown using natural farming methods. You can verify the quality and purity of CBDistillery™  tinctures, topicals, capsules, vape pens, and pet products by viewing the third-party test results of every product we offer.

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Adding 99% Pure CBD Isolate Powder or Full Spectrum CBD Oil to foods and beverages is an excellent way of consuming CBD. CBDelicious is a cooking series of recipes combining delicious foods and CBD products.

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Cooking with CBD Oil

Celebrate an Early Summer with Grilled Apricot, Watermelon & Arugula CBD Salad

By: The Herb Somm

Photo Credit: The Herb Somm

Summer is just around the corner, which means the season of fresh produce has arrived. One of our favorite ways to enjoy warm weather fruits and vegetables is to combine them into a refreshing salad. Since most of us do not have time to spend hours in the kitchen, this quick recipe is not only delicious, but it is effortless to make and combines two of our favorite summer fruits: apricots and watermelon.

 

This recipe is also useful for your health and is packed with nutrients. By incorporating CBDistillery’s 99% Pure CBDelicious Isolate Powder derived from hemp into the balsamic honey vinaigrette, your body receives a broad spectrum of therapeutic benefits.

 

If you are unfamiliar with CBD Isolate, it is a flavorless nonpsychoactive powder that is derived from cannabis or hemp. Unlike THC, CBD Isolate won’t get you high. Instead, it acts as powerful medicine and is an excellent source of nutrition. By using it to your food, you can create gourmet recipes and still receive the healing powers of CBD.

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Grilled Apricot, Watermelon & Arugula Salad with CBD Balsamic Honey Vinaigrette

By: The Herb Somm

Serving Size: 4       Cook Time: 20 minutes

 

Ingredients:

 

Salad

4 cups arugula

½ medium watermelon cut into cubes

2 – 3 small apricots

¼ red onion

2 tablespoons Feta cheese to taste

A handful of chopped mint

 

Infused Balsamic Honey Vinaigrette

½ cup balsamic vinegar

¼ cup local wildflower honey

¼ cup extra virgin olive oil or kalamata cold pressed olive oil

0.25 grams CBDistillery 99% Pure CBDelicious Isolate Powder

Sea salt to taste

Black pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat a grill (or grill pan) to medium heat. Rinse the apricots and slice into sixths. Put the apricot slices on a skewer and brush lightly with olive oil. Place the apricots on the grill or grill pan and cook for 1 – 2 minutes per side. Grill just enough to caramelize them, but not cook them all the way through. Remove from heat and set aside.

  2. Next, cut the watermelon, mint, and onion. Use a knife to cut the watermelon in half and then into cubes. Discard the rind and seeds into your compost and place the cubes into a medium bowl. Set aside. For the red onion, chop ¼ of the onion into long, thin pieces to be incorporated into the salad. Also be sure to chop the mint into small, edible pieces. Place into a bowl and set aside.
  3. Now it is time to make the vinaigrette. In a small bowl, whisk together the balsamic vinegar, honey, olive oil, and .25 grams of CBDistillery 99% Pure CBDelicious Isolate Powder (about ¼ of the jar). Mix until all of the ingredients are combined well. Season with salt and pepper. Remember, you will most likely have leftover vinaigrette to use for future salads, so be sure to have an air-tight container that will preserve the CBD dressing.
  4. The final step is to build your salad. In a salad bowl, add the arugula, mint, and red onion. Using a tablespoon, add your desired amount of salad dressing to the bowl and toss well. Plate the arugula mix onto four plates and top with watermelon, grilled apricots, and a sprinkle of feta cheese along with fresh ground black pepper. Pair with your favorite summer white wine, and enjoy!

Photo Credit: The Herb Somm

Cooking for Wellness

Two CBD recipes to heal the mind, body, and soul

By: The Herb Somm

Photo Credit: The Herb Somm

As you might have heard by now, using Cannabidiol (CBD) in your cooking is a healthy way to improve your wellness routine. By using CBD as an ingredient, there are a lot of different ways you can incorporate this organic compound into different recipes. Some of our favorite culinary ideas include making an infusion, drizzling CBD oil on top of a favorite dish or adding CBD to tea or coffee.

Unlike THC, CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid that’s derived from cannabis and hemp. You can consume large amounts of CBD and it won’t get you high. Instead, CBD acts as a powerful medicine that helps aid in the treatment of various ailments. It is also an excellent nutritional source, so we love adding CBD to our cooking.

We were lucky enough to sample two of their most popular products. The first being The CBDistillery’s 2500mg Full Spectrum Tincture (SRP $130). This incredible bottle of hemp-derived oil is pesticide-free, non-GMO, and extracted from the mature stalks and stems of the hemp plant. Blended with coconut MCT oil, this tincture is very therapeutic and providing fast relief.

We also sampled The CBDistillery’s 99+% Pure CBD Isolate Powder ($30 SRP for 1 gram). The powder is non-GMO, pesticide-free, and CO2 extracted from industrial hemp oil. The best way to use isolate powder is to use it as an ingredient. We love incorporating it into different sauces, coffee, tea, parfaits, and more. It’s also packed with therapeutic health benefits. Because of its powerful healing properties, this product is one of the company’s top-selling items.

As gourmet lovers, we are always looking for ways to incorporate new ingredients into our cooking routine. This time around, we created two recipes for full body wellness. Below are two ideas we’ve developed using The CBDistillery’s Full Spectrum Tincture and 99+% Pure CBD Isolate Powder. Keep in mind, both of these items are very versatile. There are many creative ways you can use them in your cooking. We hope you enjoy our take on two of our favorite culinary creations that are focused on healing the mind, body, and soul. Click here to purchase these products. Use the promo code TheHerbSomm to save 5% on your next order.

Chia Cinnamon CBD Parfait with Hemp Milk

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Serves: 2
Cooking Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

2 cups hemp milk (look for Tempt unsweetened hemp milk)

½ cup chia seeds

¼ cup agave nectar

1 teaspoon cinnamon

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

.33 grams The CBDistillery 99+% Pure CBD Isolate Powder

Directions:
1. Using a blender, add all ingredients except for the chia seeds. Blend on high for one minute or until the mixture is smooth.

2. Pour the blender contents into a small mixing bowl and whisk in the chia seeds. Whisk for about 1 – 2 minutes to prevent clumping.

3. Pour the pudding into two glass mason jars or an air-tight container. Place the jars in the refrigerator and let cool for 6-8 hours or until the chia seeds have opened up to form a gelatin. Make sure to stir the pudding mixture a couple of times within the first hour to help keep the pudding texture consistent.

4. Top with your favorite fruit and enjoy!

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CBD Pesto Pasta with Spicy Shrimp

Photo Credit: The Herb Somm

Serves: 4
Cooking Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

CBD Raw Pesto

2 cups fresh baby spinach

1 cup fresh basil

½ cup fresh Italian parsley

½ cup cherry tomatoes

1 tablespoon pine nuts

2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

⅓ grated Parmesan cheese

2 cloves garlic

2 tablespoon olive oil

1 teaspoon The CBDistillery 2500mg Hemp Cannabinoid Extract (or 4 ml per serving)

Dash of salt

Dash of black pepper

 

Spicy Shrimp Pasta

8 ounces uncooked Gigli pasta

1 pound fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined

1 pound asparagus cut into 2-inch pieces

½ mixed cherry tomatoes halved

2 tablespoon butter

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 teaspoon ground red pepper flakes

1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Dash of salt

Dash of black pepper

Directions:

Photo Credit: The Herb Somm

  1. Beginning with the raw pesto ingredients, rinse off the leafy greens thoroughly and place all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Blend or process until finely chopped and pesto becomes a smooth sauce.
  2. Using a spoon, scoop the pesto sauce into a small bowl, cover with saran wrap, and place into the refrigerator until needed. 
  3.  Next, it’s time to make the pasta. Using a large pot, boil water over high heat. Add the uncooked Gigli noodles and cook according to package instructions.

  4. Using a large saucepan, heat butter and olive oil over medium heat until melted. Before adding the shrimp to the pan, dip both sides of the shrimp into a blend of ground red pepper flakes, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper. We prefer extra spicy, so make sure your shrimps are saturated with the spices. If you prefer less spicy, simply sprinkle some red pepper flakes on top. Add shrimp to the heated pan, add lemon juice, and cook until the shrimp turn pink on both sides.
  5. While the noodles are cooking, wash the asparagus and cut into 2-inch pieces. Place the asparagus into the boiling water with the pasta for the last 3 minutes of cook time. Drain in a colander and set aside.
  6. Once the shrimp have finished cooking, add the noodles and asparagus to the pan. Saute together briefly and remove from heat.
  7. Using the pesto sauce, add in 6 – 8 tablespoons depending on your preference. Add cherry tomatoes, small fresh basil leaves, and top with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese.
  8.  Serve and enjoy.

     

CBD Thanksgiving Recipes

Thanksgiving is just a week away, which means its recipe prep time! This year, mix things up by adding CBD to your Thanksgiving meal. Over the next several days, we will be sharing CBDelicious Thanksgiving recipes that you can incorporate into this year’s Thanksgiving feast!

CBD Thanksgiving Cranberry Sauce

Add CBD to your favorite cranberry recipe for a delicious addition to this year’s Thanksgiving feast!

Ingredients:

Directions: Over medium heat, combine sugar, orange juice, water, cranberries, salt, cinnamon stick, and orange zest to a saucepan. Stir cranberries occasionally and allowing them to soften. Once half of the cranberries have softened, add 99% pure CBD Isolate Powder. Continue stirring occasionally until cranberries have softened into sauce form. Remove from heat and serve chilled. Enjoy on top of your Thanksgiving turkey and sides!

 

CBD Whipped Cream

Is there anything more delicious than adding a dollop of CBD infused whipped cream to your favorite Thanksgiving desserts?

Ingredients:

Directions: Place a large mixing bowl into a freezer for 20 minutes to chill. Once cold, combine whipping cream, sugar, vanilla extract, and 99% pure CBD powder. Using an electric hand mixer whip the ingredients on high speed, decreasing as the mixture becomes thicker. Be sure not to over whip. Serve on top of your favorite desserts!

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Thanksgiving CBD Infused Parmesan Mashed Potatoes

These are NOT your Grandma’s typical Thanksgiving mashed potatoes…

 

 

These CBD Parmesan Mashed Potatoes are a guaranteed hit at this year’s Thanksgiving feast.

Ingredients:

16 cups premade mashed potatoes
4 tbs butter
½ cup whipping cream
½ cup parmesan cheese
1 tbs salt
1 tbs pepper
.33g 99% Pure CBD Isolate Powder

Directions:

In a large mixing bowl, combine premade mashed potatoes, butter, whipping cream, 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, pepper, salt, and 99% pure CBD powder. Using an electric hand mixer, whip ingredients until pureed. Transfer the whipped potatoes to a large glass cooking pan (spray with non-stick spray). Evenly sprinkle 1/2 cup parmesan cheese over the potatoes. Bake at 400 degrees until potatoes are browned on top.

Allow potatoes to cool prior to serving. Enjoy!

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CBD Infused Steak and Veggie Buddha Bowl

The sixth recipe in the CBDelicious Cooking Series, Cooking with CBD. Looking for a healthy dinner option? This incredibly delicious, and easy to make, CBD Infused Steak and Veggie Buddha Bowl is an excellent source of protein paired with the 99% pure CBD isolate.

CBD Infused Steak and Vegetable Buddha Bowl
Ingredients:
STEAK

VEGETABLES

CHICKPEAS

TAHINI SAUCE

Instructions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (204 C) and arrange sweet potatoes and onions on a bare baking sheet. Drizzle both with a bit of oil, making sure the flesh of the sweet potatoes are well coated. Roast for 8-10 minutes. While vegetables are roasting, heat a large skillet over medium heat and add chickpeas to a mixing bowl and toss with seasonings. Once hot, add 1 Tbsp oil and chickpeas and sauté, stirring frequently. If they’re browning too quickly, turn down heat. If there isn’t much browning going on, increase heat. I found 10 minutes total at slightly over medium heat was perfect. Once the chickpeas are browned and fragrant, remove from heat and set aside. Remove veggies from the oven after 8 – 10 minutes and flip sweet potatoes and add broccolini. Drizzle broccolini with a bit of olive oil and season with a pinch each salt and pepper. Bake for another 8-10 minutes, then remove from oven and add kale. Drizzle kale with a touch more oil and season with a pinch each salt and pepper. Bake for another 4-5 minutes then set aside. Prepare sauce by adding tahini, agave, lemon juice and CBD Isolate to a mixing bowl and whisking to combine. Add hot water until a pourable sauce is formed. Set aside. To serve: Divide vegetables between serving bowls and top with chickpeas + tahini sauce. Top with grilled steak. Best when fresh, though leftovers will keep for a few days in the fridge. There will most likely be leftover sauce, which can be added to leftovers or other meals.

CBD Infused Mummy Jalapeno Poppers

Just in time for Halloween! The fifth recipe in the CBDelicious Cooking Series, CBD Infused Mummy Jalapeno Poppers.

Here is what you’ll need!

Mummy Jalapeno Poppers Servings: 20 Jalapeno Poppers

INGREDIENTS:

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Preheat oven 400° F. In a small bowl, mix the cream cheese, jack cheese, and CBD Isolate until well blended. 2. Roll out the crescent rolls and using a pizza cutter or knife, cut into long pieces lengthwise. 3. Fill each jalepeño half with the cheese mixture. Wrap each jalapeño half with the dough, leaving a space for the eyes. Use two pieces of dough if necessary. Brush with egg mixture and place on baking sheet. 4. Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes. Remove from the oven and press the eyes into the cheese where the opening is. Serve and Enjoy!

The fourth recipe in the CBDelicious Cooking Series!

CBD Infused Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs

 

The fourth recipe in the CBDelicious Cooking Series! Adding tasteless, odorless 99% Pure CBD Isolate Powder to food like these delicious Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs is an excellent way of consuming CBD.

Here is what you’ll need!

Easy Slow-Cooker Mozzarella-Stuffed Meatballs And Sauce Servings: 14-16 meatballs

INGREDIENTS:

Sauce:

Meatballs:

PREPARATION

Combine all sauce ingredients in slow cooker and stir. Set to high and cover while making meatballs, or for 30 minutes. Combine all meatball ingredients except the mozzarella in a large bowl. Using your hands, mix until fully combined. Take a golf ball sized piece of the ground beef mixture and place a piece of mozzarella in the middle. Press meat around the piece of cheese, fully enclosing it. Repeat until all meat is used. Place meatballs in slow cooker and submerge in sauce. Cover and cook on high for 2-2½ hours, or until meat is fully cooked. Serve over pasta. Enjoy!

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This recipe makes approximately 24 40mg bites.

For this recipe, you will need:

Ingredients:

In a saucepan, combine Almond Butter and Agave over medium heat. Stir until clump-free. Add 1 gram of 99% pure CBD isolate Powder to the mixture and continue stirring until powder is dissolved. Reduce heat and add Gluten-Free Oats. Stir. Add Chia Seeds and stir until evenly spread throughout the mixture. Remove from heat and transfer mixture to a glass bowl. Put the glass bowl in a freezer for 30 minutes or until cooled. Add Dark Chocolate Chips to cooled mixture and stir. Using a tablespoon and clean hands, form mixture into bite-size pieces and place on a cookie sheet. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Bites should be stored in a cool place like the refrigerator or freezer. Enjoy!

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CBDelicious: CBD Infused Chicken Alfredo Penne Pasta

 

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This recipe makes approximately 6 servings, 50mg per serving.

For this recipe, you will need:

Directions: In a large saucepan, heat .5 tablespoons butter until melted. Once melted, add 1.5lb chicken, .5 teaspoon salt, .5 teaspoon pepper, .5 teaspoon oregano, and .5 teaspoon basil to the mixture. Stir and cook on medium-low heat until chicken is fully cooked. Transfer to a bowl and place in a warm area. In a new or same emptied saucepan, heat 2 tablespoons butter over medium-low until melted. Add 4 cloves of minced garlic and half of the flour. Cook until the garlic begins to soften. Add the second half of the flour and 2 cups of milk. Stir. Add .5 teaspoon salt, .5 teaspoon pepper, .5 teaspoon oregano, and .5 teaspoon basil to the mixture. Add .5 cup parmesan and stir until melted. Add .3 grams of 99% pure CBD Isolate Powder and mix until dissolved. In a separate pot, bring water to a boil. Reduce heat and add penne pasta and cook fully. Strain pasta and pour into a mixing bowl. Add CBD infused cheese sauce and cooked chicken. Add .5 cup shredded parmesan cheese, garnish with parsley and enjoy!

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CBDelicious: Salted Carmel 40mg CBD Potato Chip Cookies

This recipe makes approximately 24, 40mg cookies.

For this recipe, you will need:

Ingredients:
Directions

Preheat oven to 350°F/180°C. In a bowl, mix butter and sugar until very fluffy (about 10 minutes). Add vanilla and half of the flour. Mix. Add the rest of the flour. Mix. Stir in potato chips, and roll dough into 1” balls. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until the edges turn brown. In a saucepan, melt the caramels with the heavy cream. Add 1 gram 99% Pure CBD Isolate Powder. Stir until powder is dissolved. Drizzle over cookies, and immediately top with coarse sea salt.

 

Source:

TheHerbSomm. (2017). Cannabis Pairings and Recipes.

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