Falling leaves in tones of red and brown together with the taste of pumpkin spice signals the start of your eternal love affair with the fall season. This autumn, the cool and crisp atmosphere makes it the best time to cozy it up in front of your fireplace and eat some comforting meals all through the weekend. To help capture the taste of autumn and translate these onto your dishes, cooking cannabis-infused dishes made with CBD oil is definitely the right way to go.
Whether you’re planning to invite some friends over for a fun get-together or simply want to indulge your cravings, below are some extra scrumptious cannabis recipes you can try. Not to mention, the vibrant colors of these dishes is enough to make you wish for fall all year round.
Cannabis Recipes to Try
Cannabutternut Squash Soup
All things pumpkin are in this season. Apart from its earthy and vibrant touch, there is something about pumpkin that cannot be beat. Whether it’s for a sweet or savory dish, recipes like these are easy enough to make because of its versatility. So, start your meal with a savory take on the perennial crowd favorite – the butternut squash soup. Elevate this dish by infusing it with cannabutter or by adding a few drops of your CBD oil.
For this recipe, you’ll need 2 to 3 pounds of butternut squash, 2 tablespoons of cannabutter, a medium-sized white onion, diced, 6 cups of chicken stock, nutmeg, salt, and pepper to taste.
To make this, simply melt the cannabutter in a large pot. In the event your cannabutter stock runs low, you can easily substitute this by using regular butter and adding in a few drops of your CBD oil extract. Then, saute onions until they become translucent. Afterwards, add squash and chicken stock and bring to a simmer until tender. Let the mixture cool and transfer to a blender and pulse until smooth. Return the soup to the pot and heat it up once more, then seasoning it with nutmeg, salt, and pepper. Garnish with some bacon bits, parmesan cheese, or some crème Fraiche and you’re all set.
Thinking of getting baked on a lovely fall weekend? Look no further than this herb-roasted vegetable recipe. With an assortment of vegetables that mimic the colorful foliage right outside your window, preparing and eating this meal will surely be a delight. While you may be tempted to go for a sweet potato mash, know that crispy and buttery veggies will pair well with your serving of soup – and will make the perfect side dish for roasted chicken, turkey, or even pork!
The ingredients you’ll need include 4 to 5 large carrots, peeled and sliced; a pound of brussel sprouts cut in half, a head of cauliflower cut into florets, a pound of sweet potatoes cut into cubes, and 2 large parsnips peeled and halved. You may substitute these vegetables for other veggie types you like. For seasoning, all you need are a teaspoon each of dried basil, oregano, rosemary, sage, and thyme. The star of the show? The half-cup of cannabis-infused olive oil you’ll drizzle all over.
Start by preheating your oven. In a bowl, combine the cannabis-infused olive oil and the herbs of your choice. For those that don’t have some infused olive oil on hand, you may simply add some CBD oil concentrate and mix these up. Arrange the vegetables in a separate pan for even cooking and heating. Then, drizzle generously with the mixture. Roast for one hour, tossing the veggies every 20 to 30 minutes. Serve with your main dish or enjoy as is.
Ganja Pumpkin Pie
End your evening on a sweet note by eating everyone’s favorite dish during fall – the pumpkin pie. Even Blair Waldor, perhaps the best Gossip Girl character, loves this, so you’re certainly in for a treat.
For this recipe, you’ll need 2 cups of fresh pumpkin or a 16-ounce can of pumpkin pie filling, 2 beaten eggs, 1 cup of condensed milk, a teaspoon of molasses, half a stick of cannabutter, a teaspoon each of cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla, ¼ cup of brown sugar, and a 9-inch unbaked pie crust.
Combine all of the ingredients and mix until smooth. Place the mixture on the unbaked pie crust and bake for 50 minutes. Top this off with more cinnamon and nutmeg and even place a dollop of whip cream for extra indulgence with every bite.
Cannabis Pecan Pie
For those who aren’t necessarily crazy for the buttery ganja pumpkin pie, a crunchier and texture-filled is one the way. This pecan pie recipe is made more delectable with cannabutter. However, if you’re up to it, you can serve this with some vanilla ice cream on top and eat it a la mode. Your guests will certainly be raving about this piece, so make sure to leave some for everyone.
To make this, you need 3 large eggs, 2 cups of halved pecans, ¾ cup of corn syrup, 2 ounces of cannabutter (or mix some butter with CBD oil), half a stick of regular unsalted butter, a cup of packed brown sugar, 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract, a pie crust, and a pinch of salt.
Preheat the oven to 340º degrees. While waiting, prepare your pie crust and place it in a baking tin. In a separate bowl, mix together the brown sugar, corn syrup, vanilla, salt, and the two types of butter until smooth. After the mixture has achieved a pasty consistency, add in the eggs and pecan nuts. Then, pour into the pie crust and bake for 50 minutes.
These easy cannabis recipes will definitely become staples in your kitchen – at least this fall. With these versatile and tasty autumn treats to keep you warm, you can easily experiment to accommodate not only a wide range of cannabis tinctures but also a variety of marijuana strains and strengths. Once you’ve got the basics down to a tee, you can experiment and augment your overall experience with these classic fall recipes.