So honestly when we were making some of these hemp themed recipes, we weren’t sure how well they would turn out. We were pleasantly surprised with how well these came out. We’d make these again even if there wasn’t a hemp theme to the day! We got a couple recipes for some veggies patties and then improvised heavily to get the following –
1/2 teaspoon salt
1.5 cups cooked quinoa
2 cups shredded carrots
1 cup finely chopped kale
In celebration of International Hemp Day which was on 4/21 I got together with my friend from grad school that happens to be an expert hemp enthusiast and made some hemp-tastic food! We thought the cookies turned out particularly well! So well that we had to make another batch the same day because the first batch made too few cookies!
All the ingredients
A quick hempy recipe, these crunchy little oatmeal bars make a great snack – not too sweet! They got rave reviews from all our tasters!
While most people are familiar with the 4/20 holiday less people are familiar with the 4/21 Hemp Day Holiday. Hemp is a superfood that comes in many edible forms – seeds, hemp hearts, oil, butter, protein powder, milk and flour. There’s now hemp beer, hemp granola and a plethora of other healthy (and not so healthy) hemp snacks on the market these days. Yet hemp has a lot of other practical uses in many other industries. The same plot of hemp that you can make a variety of foods from can also be used to make lotions and soaps; the fibers can be used for textiles, insulation, bio-composites, rope; and the dust can even be used as a byproduct to soak up oil spills or compressed into a pellet and sold to coal companies as an energy source for carbon offsets. Additional products that can be made from hemp include: paper, carpeting, paints, ethanol/biofuel, diesel fuel, animal bedding and animal feed, mulch, flour, solvents and lubricants. Why do I know or care about all this hempy goodness? My roommate from grad school is a hemp-obsessed Fulbright Scholar that know more about hemp than anyone else I’ve ever met! So for hemp day we used some of these ingredients to make some tasty hemp food, all while enjoying hemp beer!