Gourmet food recipes don’t have to be complicated! Any good cook will tell you it’s as much about the ingredients as it is the technique. That in mind, we’ve put together an assortment of gourmet recipes to brighten up your medical or recreational edibles game.

A good chunk of these edibles involve either cannabutter or cannaoil, so it’s worth your while to read up on our guide before getting started…

#7 Chocolate-dipped strawberries

Source: thecannabist.co
Source: thecannabist.co

Iconic on its own, the infusion of cannabis in the chocolate makes these strawberries a new level of luxurious. This recipe serves four — four people, ideally, but four servings for yourself is also tempting!


2 tablespoons cannaoil (coconut works best)

1 ½ cups chocolate chips

12 strawberries, stems intact


  1. Stir cannaoil into microwave-safe bowl of chocolate chips. Heat for 30 seconds intervals, stirring after each, until chocolate has melted.
  2. Dips strawberries in chocolate
  3. Set out on baking paper until cool. These can also be left in the fridge over night.

Source: http://www.thecannabist.co/2014/02/12/kitchen-kush-recipe-chocolate-dipped-strawberries-fruit-dessert-valentines/

#6 Cheesy Broccoli Soup

Source: thestonerscookbook.com
Source: thestonerscookbook.com

I don’t know what it is about adulthood and broccoli, but they just seem to go together. My childhood gross-out reaction seemed to vanish overnight with regards to this vegetable, and I’m sure I’m not alone in this. This is an excellent pick-me-up for a cold day, and since this will make six servings, can be frozen and stored easily!


2 tablespoons butter

2 tablespoons cannabutter

1 chopped small onion

3 tablespoons flour

2 cups vegetable stock

1 large broccoli head, sliced into florets

2 cups milk

1 cup half-and-half (half milk, half light cream)

3 cups grated cheddar cheese, plus pinch for decoration

Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Melt butter and cannabutter together in a large pot over medium-low heat
  2. Added chopped onion and saute until clear
  3. Gradually add flour while stirring, taking care not to let it brown.
  4. Add stock, broccoli, and cook for 10 minutes. Turn off heat and let soup stand for 5 minutes.
  5. Puree soup mixture and return pot to medium-low heat. Add milk, half-and-half, and cheese, stirring until cheese is melted.
  6. Add seasoning, garnish, and serve!

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#5 Berry Canna-smoothie

This refreshing edible serves as a delicious healthy alternative to common sweet edibles, like special brownies and space cakes! Activewear and opinions about crossfit aren’t needed to fully enjoy it.


2 tablespoons cannabutter

2 cups milk

? cup half-and-half

½ cup Greek vanilla yoghurt

1 banana, chopped coarsely

½ cup frozen strawberries

½ cup frozen blueberries

2 teaspoons honey

Handful of ice cubes


  1. Melt cannabutter in microwave or skillet
  2. Add ingredients (excepting ice) and blend for 90 seconds on highest setting, or until preferred consistency reached.
  3. Add ice cubes and blend until crushed.

Source: thestonerscookbook.com
Source: thestonerscookbook.com

#4. Soup with Cannabis Dumplings

Source: thestonerscookbook.com
Source: thestonerscookbook.com

These dumplings will soak up more than your favorite soup! Made with cannabutter, they can be added to your soup to make a comforting dish even better. This recipe will yield half a dozen dumplings.

The gourmet is on your end of the bargain this time: promise us you won’t use this on a canned soup! If you’re out of ideas, we’ll show you how to make an awesome soup — but for now, let’s get these dumplings going!


1 ¼ cup self-raising flour

2 teaspoons sugar

Pinch of salt

2 tablespoons cannabutter

? cup milk

Optional: 2 tablespoons parsley or other seasoning


  1. Mix dry ingredients in food processor on pulse setting. Add cannabutter and continue to pulse until crumbs form. Add milk until dough is formed.
  2. Roll dumplings into ball shapes and place in simmering soup of choice. Cover and cook for 15 minutes — no peeking! They’ll be ready to eat once they float to the top of the pot.

#3 (Canna-) Butternut Squash Soup

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Source: thcfinder.com
Source: thcfinder.com

If we overlook a pattern-wrecking silent letter, this soup fill three Hs nicely: hearty, healthy, and wholesome! Those who are interested in adding the Cannabis Dumplings we mentioned a moment ago should omit cannabutter from this recipe.


5 cups of vegetable stock

1 large diced onion

3 tablespoons of cannabutter (do not use if including cannabis dumplings)

1 cup chopped carrots

1 cup chopped celery

3 lbs. butternut squash

1 teaspoon of fine thyme, chopped parsley, sage leaves

Pinch of salt


  1. Peel and cut squash into large chunks, being sure to discard seeds. Steam for 40 minutes.
  2. While the squash is steaming. heat butter in a large pot and add remaining vegetables and herbs. Saute on medium for 20 minutes, until vegetables begin to brown.
  3. Add steamed squash, stock, and pinch of salt to pot. Puree contents, and simmer for a further 20 minutes.
  4. If you’re adding cannabis dumplings, also put them in and simmer them for 15-20 minutes.
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste and serve!

#2 Banana-juana Bread

Recipe Source: http://www.theweedblog.com. Photo Source: www.babble.com

Name’s a bit much? Well, so’s the concept. Rich, delicious, and almost too good for this world, cannabis-infused banana bread is the future. Include cannabutter in the recipe as below, or set some aside and spread it on a toasted slice of this delicious banana bread.


½ cup of cannabutter

2 ? cups mashed bananas, overripe

2 cups of flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

¾ cup brown sugar

2 eggs, beaten

Pinch of salt


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, and lightly grease a 9×5 baking pan.
  2. Combine flour, salt, and baking soda.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix wet ingredients: cannabutter, bananas, eggs, sugar. Mix until blended.
  4. Gradually add wet contents to first bowl. The consistency you’re aiming for here is moistened — not soppy.
  5. Pour batter into greased pan and bake for approx. an hour. A quick way to test readiness is by poking a toothpick into the middle of the batter — it will be ready if the toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Stand for 10-15 minutes, then transfer to wire rack to cool.

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#1 Super Special Red Velvet Brownies

Source: http://www.gourmettraveller.com.au/
Source: http://www.gourmettraveller.com.au/

You might be able to spell “gourmet baking” without most of “red velvet”, but the former certainly wouldn’t be the same. Delicious, distinct, and devilish, these especially special brownies will have you saying…

If you’re hardcore about your cooking, then we’ve got a bake from scratch recipe here. Swap the butter for cannabutter and you’re ready to go! If you’re after a less arduous but still delicious baking session, read on! This recipe works with cannabutter or cannaoil. One will be in the brownie, and the other will medicate your topping. Choose either — but not both!


1 box red velvet cake mix (we did say less arduous!)

1 ¾ cup powdered sugar

½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1 egg

¼ cup softened butter

¼ cup milk

¼ cup canola oil

8 oz. softened cream cheese

Optional: sprinkles and shredded coconut for topping


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and grease an 8×8 baking pan.
  2. Prepare cake mix according to box instructions. Slowly add milk to achieve a dense consistency.
  3. Bake for around 25 minutes, then stand for an hour and allow to cool. If you can’t wait that long, forget the frosting and tuck in here. If not…
  4. Mix vanilla extract, cream cheese, and canola oil until all are combined and slightly frothy. Coat your brownies evenly, slice, and serve!

Source: http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog/marijuana-recipes/2014/02/medicated-red-velvet-brownies


Wait, you wanted something to round this article out? I’m afraid I departed this mortal realm to a better place upon tasting the banana bread. Whoops.

Happy baking!