[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Cooking with CBD is a popular way to get your daily CBD. But, if you’ve never done it before, it can seem a little overwhelming. Here are some tips to get you started cooking with CBD.
Why Cook With CBD?
There are a lot of ways to use CBD out there. Why not just use CBD as a premade edible like gummies or just take the oil straight?
First, when you consume CBD with your food, it is digested and absorbed much slower. It will probably be a milder experience than vaping or sublingual application of an oil or tincture. If you don’t suffer from any conditions that require CBD to provide immediate relief, this method can be a good, even distribution of CBD into your body.
In addition, if you don’t like the taste of CBD oil or don’t like taking pills, cooking it along with your food can be a simple way to make sure you get your daily amount.
Finally, sometimes it’s fun to do something different with your food and your supplements!
What Kind of CBD is Good for Cooking?
Some forms of CBD are better for cooking than others – for example, premade gummies probably aren’t the best to add to your dinner!
A simple way to add CBD to your food is in the form of CBD isolate – powder or small crystals of pure CBD. These can simply be blended into your food or sprinkled on a smoothie or sauce. You can even eat it on its own!
It’s more common to cook with CBD oil. It can be added to salad dressings, baked goods, or even used to sauté a piece of chicken or fish. There are tons of creative recipes out there or you can experiment and make your own!
The first thing to remember when cooking with CBD is to be aware of the serving size – while you don’t have to worry about any psychoactive effects, you still don’t want to take too much of any supplement. In addition, you don’t want the taste to overpower your food! Make sure you measure out the amount of CBD you’d like to use beforehand to avoid accidentally overdoing it. Start with a small amount, then slowly build up over time as you learn what works and what doesn’t both for you and with your recipe.
Similarly, it’s a good idea to start out making smaller batches of food when cooking with CBD. If it turns out that you like the recipe, you can always make it again without wasting ingredients and CBD on an experiment that didn’t quite work out how you hoped.
Remember that CBD oil has a strong earthy flavor that can be overpowering if you aren’t careful what you choose to blend it with! That’s why baked goods are so popular – the sweetness of a cookie or cake can help cut the bitterness some people find unpleasant in CBD. The more refined your CBD oil, the less of that strong flavor is likely to come through.
Be aware of the heat of your CBD oil. Warming the oil can help increase its effectiveness, but it begins to evaporate at temperatures around 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Plus, heating the oil too much can draw out the bitter flavor profile.
Finally, mix everything well! This ensures that your CBD is evenly distributed, and you get an equal amount with every bite.
What Can I Cook With CBD?
Whatever you want! As we mentioned above, it’s easier to cover the flavor of CBD in sweets, so that may be a good place to start experimenting. As you feel more comfortable with serving size and what tastes you like, you can add it to basically anything – salad dressing, soup, sauces, bread, guacamole, even drinks![/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”96286″ img_size=”medium” alignment=”center” onclick=”img_link_large” img_link_target=”_blank” label=””][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”96307″ img_size=”medium” alignment=”center” onclick=”img_link_large” label=””][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text]Most importantly, have fun with your experiments! You’ll adjust to what you like and how CBD oil behaves in cooking and baking. Soon, you’ll be creating your own delicious dishes that taste great with all the bonuses of CBD!