What could be better than combining your love of food with a product that delivers some useful health benefits, that you also enjoy?
It pays to get acquainted with a few golden rules that are good to know when cooking with CBD oil, so here is a look at the key basics and some other culinary tips that can inspire and set you on your way when you start using CBD hemp oil in the kitchen.
No need for tinctures
There is no reason why you wouldn’t use a CBD tincture when cooking up a recipe but that is a costly way of adding CBD to your food and not necessary.
Using CBD-infused oil is a much more cost-effective way to add this ingredient and just as effective.
Check the dosage instructions on the bottle so that you know how much to add. It may be best to limit your dosage to no more than 30 milligrams until you find the level that works for you.
Watch the temperature
Overheating food in the kitchen is always going to create the potential for ruining your food and the same rules apply to being wary of heat when cooking with CBD oil.
The reason why you need to regulate the cooking heat and keep it below 320F is that the effects of the CBD will burn away with excessive heat.
Keeping the temperature dial down is great for your recipe and your CBD oil.
Be careful with your ingredients
Cooking with CBD oil is a great idea but you do have to think about what ingredients you combine it with.
A classic example would be when you are cooking up a recipe that has alcohol in it.
Although it may not be harmful to combine the two ingredients in your recipe it might be a bit too much alcohol and CBD oil for your body to cope with. If you are going to put both in a recipe when cooking for friends, make sure you tell them, as CBD can influence and interact with some medications.
What sort of food can I prepare with CBD oil?
There are loads of ways to enjoy CBD oil in your cooking.
Popular ideas include soups and smoothies, and sauces or baked goods are also very receptive to CBD oil as an ingredient that you can infuse your recipe with.
CBD brownies will always be popular when they come out of the oven. Just remember to keep the heat below 320F. You could also make an awesome homemade whipped cream that is good to go straight away.
The right sort of recipes
A good tip to remember when looking for recipes that you can add CBD oil to would be that it tends to work well and deliver the best results when you use a recipe that contains some sort of fat in them.
Butter is a classic example, as it adds flavor and allows CBD oil to work effectively.
Whether you are wheezing up a smoothie or baking a sumptuous meal, cooking with CBD oil will add a new culinary dimension.