Recipe: How to Make Cannabis-Infused Cheese

“Cheese is milk’s leap toward immortality” — Clifton Fadimen, American intellectual and author

As a cheese lover and cannabis consumer, the fantasy of an cannabis-infused charcuterie plate drove me to discover whether or not you could infuse cannabis into cheese.

The short answer is, yes. Yes, you can infuse cheese with cannabis, and today I’m going to teach you how. The following recipe makes a farmhouse or farm-style cheese, which I chose for its simplicity. This creamy, lactose-rich type of cheese require very few ingredients and is perfect atop crackers and breads. Continue reading “Recipe: How to Make Cannabis-Infused Cheese”

Here’s How Much Exercise You Need Per Week To Live Longer

It’s official: If you want a longer life, you need to get moving.

A recent study published in the journal The Lancet found that the minimum amount of exercise you need to increase your longevity is approximately 150 minutes per week. The research also showed that everyday activities ― like cleaning your room and biking to work ― are just as beneficial as organized workouts when it comes to meeting that goal.

A team of researchers surveyed people between ages 35 and 70 about their physical activity in order to reach the results. Between 2003 and 2010, more than 140,000 participants in 17 countries completed a one-time questionnaire about how many minutes they had spent being active in the past week. Researchers then checked in with participants on the state of their health for about six to nine years after they took the survey. Continue reading “Here’s How Much Exercise You Need Per Week To Live Longer”

The One Formula You Need to Make a Killer Healthy Salad

Here are 5 tips for making a killer salad, plus a super-simple homemade vinaigrette recipe that will make you fall in love with salad again.

I try to make a ginormous salad every day for lunch or dinner. Healthy salad recipes pack in a lot of nutrients for not a lot of calories—as long as you pay attention to the ingredients. It’s easy to come up with healthy salad recipes in the summer when the market is overflowing with summer-ripe tomatoes, loads of veggies and a variety of salad greens. But dinner salads can be just as delicious and satisfying in the cooler months. I just adjust the mix for the season. This foolproof formula will have you tossing up healthy salad recipes whenever the mood strikes you! Continue reading “The One Formula You Need to Make a Killer Healthy Salad”

Coconut Roasted Cauliflower with Cilantro and Lime

Fat florets of cauliflower stay meaty when roasted—you could even try this with orange or yellow cauliflower. If you happen to have pickled chiles, use them in place of the fresh chiles here.

Coconut Roasted Cauliflower with Cilantro and Lime

    • 1 head cauliflower, leaves discarded, bottom trimmed
    • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, warmed just until liquid
    • Jacobsen flake finishing sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
    • 2 tablespoons ground coriander
    • ½ red finger chile, sliced
    • ½ lime
    • Cilantro sprigs

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How to Make a Chia Egg

What’s a chia egg?

If you’re looking to get into vegan baking, you should know what a chia egg is and how to use it!

It’s simple – just 1 Tbsp chia seeds + 2.5 Tbsp water = a chia egg. But then what? So many uses!

How to Make a Chia Egg | Vegan Egg Substitutes #vegan #minimalistbaker #recipe

You can use a chia egg (or flax egg) as an egg substitute in many dishes, like quick breads, waffles, cookies, and more! Continue reading “How to Make a Chia Egg”

Grilled Veggie Skewers With Chimichurri Sauce

EASY + DELICIOUS Veggie Skewers with Chimichurri! The PERFECT plant-based option for grilling season. #vegan #glutenfree #grilling #skewers #recipe #minimalistbaker

Ahhh, summertime. My favorite season of the year has practically arrived and we’ve officially dusted off our grill! Best. Feeling. Ever.

Our first grilling recipe this summer is veggie skewers! This is the perfect, easy side or entrée to enjoy on the patio on hot summer nights or to bring along to BBQs. My 10-minute chimichurri sauce adds the perfect, citrusy-spicy touch. Let’s get to grilling! Continue reading “Grilled Veggie Skewers With Chimichurri Sauce”

Smoky Black Bean Beet Burgers

VEGAN Black Bean Beet Burgers! Tender and moist on the inside, slightly crisp on the outside with TONS of flavor and nutrition #vegan #glutenfree #minimalistbaker

People call beets a lot of things ― earthy, or even dirty, gets thrown around a lot ― but beautiful is not often one of them. And it should be. Beets, with their ruby red or golden yellow hue, are stunners. When put to work in the right recipes, they will easily impress.

That’s not all beets are good for, either. These roots are a nutritional powerhouse. They’re high in betaine, which helps fight inflammation. They’re rich in nitrates, which could help lower blood pressure. And they’re a great source of folates, which is vital in disease risk reduction. Continue reading “Smoky Black Bean Beet Burgers”

How to Juice a Watermelon

Juicing a watermelon is work. There’s a lot of tough rind to cut through, and if you’ve got a good watermelon on your hands, a lot of drippy, juicy mess that happens as you’re cutting.

Turns out, there is a better, easier, less messy way, and Alton Brown has shared it with us.

This is what you’re going to need: the watermelon (of course), a three-inch biscuit cutter, a knife and an immersion blender. The biscuit cutter is a great tool that’ll help you cut a hole in the top of the watermelon. That hole is needed to fit in the blade of the immersion blender. And the immersion blender is responsible for juicing up the watermelon in a matter of seconds. It’s a beautiful sight. Continue reading “How to Juice a Watermelon”

8 Ways To Sleep Better When It’s Blistering Hot Outside

Jenni June raised four kids as a single mom, in homes in Oregon and Southern California where she wasn’t able to have air conditioning. She says it was hard to see her kids struggle to sleep in the summer heat.

As a result, she developed some creative tricks to cool down her kids before bedtime, like dampening and freezing a teddy bear that they could take to bed.

“It definitely broke my heart for my kids. It was hard to keep them cool and comfortable, and to protect their sleep,” said June, who now works as a child and family sleep consultant. “When a room is overheated because it’s warm outside, it’s a little more of a challenge to keep your core body temperature cool. And that’s absolutely necessary for us to be able to segue into those deeper, more restorative stages of sleep, and transition from one sleep cycle to the next without full arousal in the middle of the night.”

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