Crazy Easy Infused Butter

Welcome back to another Munchie Monday’s in my Kush Kitchen!

Guys, I used to hate making infused butter aka cannabutter. It was a long and smelly process but it’s necessary for any Kush Kitchen.

After some research and experimentation, I have found the best way to make you own cannabutter!

I am obsessed with my Instant Pot, like my immersion blender, it’s well loved and has become a staple in my kitchen. I’m sure any other pressure cooker would work just as well, but you may need to tweak the time or settings.

I knew I needed to make 2 sticks of cannabutter, with one stick containing 100mg of extract

200mg (mg I want in butter) / .7125 (Potency) = 280.701mg

280.701mg * 1000 = .281 g of wax needed. Further rounded to .28g of wax.

*** I used more cannabis CO2 oil in mine because future recipes require it. The butter amount remains the same.

Place your concentrate into a glass dish or canning jar. The instant pot comes with a wire rack for steaming, or use a different way elevate the dish. Place dish and fill the pot with water. The water level should rise midway up the container.

Close your pressure cooker and seal. Set to high pressure for 7 minutes, turn off warming feature.

When the instant pot finishes decarbing our concentrate, do an instant realize. You can cover the steam spout with a towel.

Place softened butter into your container. It will begin to melt and mix into our oil. Place the lid on with the valve set to seal. Place on high pressure for 15 minutes.

Once again do an instant release of pressure. Mix the butter to ensure even dispersion. Remove from instant pot, and blend for about 5 minutes while bowl cools down.

Place in fridge and let cool for 1-2 hours.

That’s it! Literally!

You can use this butter in cookies, brownies, to flavor your veggies! Use in a ‘baked’ potato, or mix with cinnamon for a cinnamon butter to pair with toast or biscuits.

Don’t use this to sear or fry food as that will cause the THC to degrade. This butter is meant to add flavor and should not be used if the temperature will go over 350F

How are you gonna use this recipe? What infused recipes would you like to see?

Authentically Yours,

Kelcie Kush

Mantequilla de Cannabis Facil Loca!

Bienvenidos a otro Munchie Lunes en mi Kocina de Kush!

Güey, solía odiar hacer mantequilla de cannabis. Fue un proceso largo y maloliente, pero es elemento básico en una Kocina de Kush.

Después de un poco de investigación y experimentación, he encontrado la mejor manera de hacer tu propio mantequilla de cannabis.

Estoy obsesionada con mi Instant Pot, como mi licuadora de inmersión, es muy querido y es un elemento básico en my cocina. Puede usar cualquier olla a presión, pero es posible que deba cambiar la hora o la configuración.

Sabía que necesitaba hacer dos palitos de mantequilla, con uno palito que contiene 100mg of THC/CBD.

200mg (mg ) / .7125 (Potencia) = 280.701mg

280.701mg * 1000 = .281 g de concertada. Redondeado a 28g de cera.

Usé más aceite de cannabis en mío por futuro recetas. La cantidad de mantequilla se mantiene igual.

Sitio tu concertado en un plato de vidrio o frasco de conservas. El Instant Pot viene con uña rejilla para cocinar al vapor, necesitarías alguna forma de elevar el plato. Sitio tu plato dentro de el Instant Pot. Llenar con agua. Agregue agua hasta que llegue al centro del frasco.

Cerrar la olla a presión y sello. Establecer a alta presión durante 7 minutos. Desactiva la función de calentamiento

Una vez terminado, libere la presión. cubra la boca de vapor con una toalla, mientras se libera la presión.

Coloqué dos palitos de mantequilla dentro del plato, comenzará a derretirse y mezclarse con el aceite/concertado. Una vez más, coloque la tapa y selle. Ajustado a alta presión durante 15 minutos

Última vez! liberar la presión y luego mezclar con una licuadora de inmersión por cinco minutos.

Dejar enfriar en la nevera durante 1-2 horas

Esteban hechos!

Puede usar esta mantequilla en productos horneados o para dar sabor a las verduras. No se recomienda si la temperatura es superior a 350F.

Cómo usaras tú mantequilla de cannabis? ¿Alguna receta que quieras leer a continuación?

Auténticamente Tuyo,

Kelcie Kush

Mejor Sueno con una enfermedad cronica 5 necesitan para mejor sueno

Hola Amigas!

Ser una Cebra es mas dificil, no solo tengo que mirar como camino, sino que dormir es una pesadilla. Yo giro toda la noche porque no puedo ponerme comoda, asi que no puedo quedarme dormida.

Dormiria todo el dia y nunca me sentiria descansando. No tenia la energia para nada mas. Siendo extravertido, me enojaria que no podria divertime.

Despues de hablar con mi doctor, cambio de recetas, y cambiando me rutino de sueno, ahora mi despierto sintiedome descansado. He tiendo mas energia para poder ser productivo, asi que tengo mas tiempo con mi familia. Te animo a hablar con tu doctora! Cambiamos la mayoria de mis medicamentos junto con los siguientes articulos.

The following items have helped me, as a Zebra, to wake up more rested and refreshed!

Los siguientes elementos me han ayudado, como cebra, para despertarse mas descansado y renovado.

1. UNA MANTA CARGADA

Todo lo que escuchaste es verdad. Pensé que odiaría una manta cargada, pero es mágico. La manta me ayuda a conciliar el sueño rápidamente, ¡algunos días me quedo dormido en 30 minutos! Lo que nunca sucedió antes. Mi manta pesa 15 libras, que uso como un desafío de levantamiento de pesas. Puedes comprar una manta con menos peso, ¡pero en serio necesitas una!

2. MASCARA PARA DORMIR

He usado una máscara para dormir durante años porque me obliga a mantener los ojos cerrados para que me duerma. Mi nueva máscara para dormir también tiene auriculares, por lo que puedo escuchar una meditación o música mientras duermo. Esto también me permite quedarme dormido cuando mi esposo depierta a las 4 de la mañana.

3. A FOAM ROLLER

Esto puede sonar extraño, pero un rodillo de espuma me permite relajarme al final del día. Lo uso durante 15 minutos, y lo coloco detrás de mi cuello y mi espalda baja mientras me balanceo suavemente hacia adelante y hacia atrás. Este es un estiramiento suave que también puede ser un buen masaje al final del día.

4. TODOS LAS ALMOHADAS!

Tal ves, no todas las almohadas pero tengo mas y mas almohadas, ya que nunca se que almohada ayudarme a mi dolor. Tengo dos almohada, un para mi cabeza y la segunda yo abrazo. Tambien una almahada para el cuepo para cuando cada articulacion necesita amor extra.

5. TOPICALS!

Un tópico es cualquier producto que se aplica a la piel como una loción, crema o ungüento y me ha dado un alivio específico para el dolor. Puede hacer sus propios temas con bastante facilidad (suscríbase a mi blog para futuras recetas), pero hay muchos decentes en el mercado de Colorado. Prefiero los tópicos que se encuentran en una barra o tubo, como un chapstick o un contenedor de desodorante, porque es mucho menos desordenado. ¡El otro beneficio es que en un tubo se convierte en un masajeador específico para que pueda aplicar el tópico, aumentar el flujo sanguíneo y resolver todos los nudos con un solo producto! Muy bien, ¿verdad?

He notado un gran cambio en la calidad de mi sueño desde que los utilicé en mi régimen de sueño, y constantemente busco más formas de dormir mejor. ¿Qué te ha ayudado a dormir mejor?

Autenticamente tuyo,

Kelcie Kush

Better Sleep with a Chronic Illness 5 items Zebra’s need for better sleep!

Being a Zebra, is difficult not only am I constantly making sure I walk properly so I don’t trip and dislocate something, but sleeping is a nightmare. I toss and turn because after a while things start to hurt and then I need to move.

Even though I sleep a lot I never felt rested so by the weekend; I’m exhausted and don’t want to do anything but sleep. Being extraverted, I felt angry that I couldn’t have more fun because I was unable to fell rested.

After talking to my doctor, changing prescriptions, and making some changes to my sleep routine, I am able to wake up far more rested. Thus letting me get more done throughout my week while still being able to have fun and spend time with my family. I do encourage you to talk to your doctor! We decided to change my anti-depressant to one that also has pain relieving side effects, we also added a nightly anti-anxiety and sleep aid so that I can fall asleep quicker.

The following items have helped me, as a Zebra, to wake up more rested and refreshed!

1. A WEIGHTED BLANKET

Everything you heard is true! I thought I would hate a weighted blanket, but it helps me fall asleep quickly and makes my sleep more restful. I fell into a bad habit of not being able to sleep, so I spent all day in bed trying to rest, but that made things worse. Using the blanket has decreased the time it takes for me to fall asleep, and I hardly notice the blanket now. It did take some time to get accustomed to the blanket, the first night I only used for about half the night. My weighted blanket is the standard 15 pounds, which I chose to make sure I could fall asleep and as a daily weight-lifting challenge. You may want to purchase a lighter weight or make your own, but seriously if you do nothing else get one of these!

2. AN EYE MASK bonus if it also serves as headphones

I have been using an eye mask for years because it forces me to fall asleep. I used to spend hours awake just trying to fall asleep but constantly opening my eyes. Using an eye mask cancels out all of those distractions and I don’t worry about lights waking me up. I recently made an upgrade and chose an eye mask that included head phones, and I love it. It is bright pink and huge and is perfect with the crazy schedules that my husband and I have. I can turn on a meditation or music on the headphones to help me fall asleep or to keep me sleeping when Kyle wakes up at 4am.

3. A FOAM ROLLER

I know this sounds weird, but it really has helped be ‘loosen’ up at the end of the day. I get muscle and joint pain, which makes sleeping really difficult. I have started a 15 minute decompress routine, I use the foam roller to massage my neck, back, and most of my muscles. I usually place it under my neck for a minute, and then slowly move it down to my lower back. If an area needs more time to stretch, I will sit there and rock back and forth to gently loosen up my muscles. It also helps me elevate my knees when I’m sitting in bed, or placed behind my lower back support.

4. ALL THE PILLOWS!

Okay, maybe not all the pillows but I do have a lot of pillows because I never know which one will help me when I have joint pain. I have 2 regular pillows, and use one for my head, the second can be cuddled or prop up a shoulder. I also have a body pillow for when every joint needs extra love and help. I found a less fluffy body-pillow works best for me because I like to use them for gentle sleep support.

5. TOPICALS!

A topical is any product which is applied to the skin like a lotion, cream, or salve and they have given me targeting pain relief. You can make your own topicals fairly easily (subscribe to my blog for future recipes) but there are many decent ones in the Colorado market. I prefer topicals that are in a stick or tube, like a chapstick or deodorant container, because it is way less messy. The other benefit is that in a tube it becomes like a targeted massager so that I can both apply the topical, increase blood flow, and work out any knots all with one product! Pretty cool right?!

I have noticed a huge change in my sleep quality since using these in my sleep regime, and am constantly looking for more ways to getter better sleep. What has helped you sleep better?

Authentically Yours,

Kelcie Kush

Infundido Agave en Español!

Hola Amigas!! Estoy aprendiendo español y estaremos traduciendo algunas publicaciones. Me ayudarás a aprender? Por favor! El vídeo aún no está en español… tal vez después?!

https://youtu.be/ay0YFfuqCDg

Estoy muy muy muy emocionada para esta blog pero my primero vídeo YouTube por el Kocina de Kush, y comienza nuestra Munchie Mondays serie. Vámonos a la blog parte de esta publicación!

He estada usando THC y CBD para ayudar a mi Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome por años prefiriendo hacer el mío edibles; yo odiaba el proceso tradicional de infundiendo un aceite con marijuana porque olía y nunca supe mi dosis. Yo use principalmente para los beneficios para la salud, necesito conocer cuantas miligramos por porción.

Bueno aquí hay un consejo de él industria de cannabis: tu edibles favorita son hechos con aceite de cannabis con aceite CO2 ser un favorito entre profesionales de la industria.

Cuando ago mi edibles, compro alguna forma de concertado THCa cristales, CBD cristales, cera, o destilado. Lo derrito usando uña caldero doble improvisado, y luego agregó mis otras ingredientes.

Es realmente así de fácil, y con este método tendrás una nueva comprensión de cómo las empresas puede ofrecer asequible edibles mientras sigues ganando dinero. Porque no usas gran parte del producto!

Dosificación 101:

Cuando compras tu concertado, debería indicar una potencia total de cannabinoids y una potencia total de THC. Conozco algunas lectores solamente uso concertado producto de CBD, así que en ese caso usarías una potencia total de CBD.

Con el potencia total de THC, cuál es 71.25% por mía cera. Quiero que cado cucharada tenga 10mg de THC, desde mucho recetas llame por uno o dos días cucharada de agave. Un Google rápido me dijo que había 32 cucharada en una taza. Necesito 10mg por 32 porciones de agave.

Potencia deseada(10mg) x potencia de tu concertado(.7125) = 14.035mg actualidad

Actualidad(14.035) x Porciones(32) = 449.1228mg

449.128mg x 1000 = .449g approximadamente .45g de concertado

Sabiendo que necesito aproximadamente 45% of mío gramo, usar una escala digital o una cantidad aproximada. Mío escala digital esta roto o necesitas pilas; lo que básicamente significa que está roto 🤣

Ahora a la receta!

Toma tu cera, y colocar en la caldera doble derretir la cera. Puedes dejar que la cera se derrito por completo antes de agregar agave o agregue cera y agave para calentar juntos. Quiero mi agave espesar así que los calenté juntos.

El tiempo de fusión depende de tu concertado, pero mío tomo aproximadamente 30 minutos. Una vez derretido, uso una bata o licuadora de immersion por 15 minutos, con el calor de apagó pero todavía en una olla con agua.

Después 15 minutos, o más fresco, retirar del fuego y batir más. Acerca de 15-20 minutos. Dejar enfriar la mezcla de agave mantendrá la cera.

Transfiere el agave a un contenedor de vidrio, lo cual es crucial para preservar el sabor y porque la mezcla aún está tibia. Puedes usar el agave ahora o colocarlo en el refrigerador para espesar y enfriar.

Mantenga el agave infundido en la nevera para conservar.

Cómo fue eso?! No está mal! Uso eso agave en mi té o para aderezo para ensalada, bbq salsa, y recetas para el cuidado de la piel. Cómo usarás esta receta? Que le gustaría ver la próxima semana?

Auténticamente tuyo,

Kelcie Kush

Coping with Depression

Today’s post is about depression and tools about dealing with Depression with a Chronic Illness

For the sake of honesty, I will admit I have suffered with depression most of my life, at least since 9 or 10 years old. Once I was diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, my depression came roaring back with a vengeance.

When I was diagnosed, I was in the best shape of my life. I had overworked my body which then caused my symptoms to come to the front. I went into a depression spiral that went something like this: working out and being healthy is pointless, but I need to be healthy and lose weight to decrease my pain, but working out is what made this worse, continue forever.

Ehlers-Danlos didn’t make my depression worse, it just gave me more reasons. Over the last five years, I have been working on my mental health. Especially related to EDS, the primary thing is changing how I view EDS. At first it was an unfair challenge, something that would weigh me down forever. Now I’ve seen how I have handled the surprising challenges due to EDS.

First, do whatever you can to get a counselor or therapist. We have made paying for mental healthcare is critical and essential. If I didn’t have my current therapist, I don’t think I would have been able to to fight the depression of losing my job. I have also experienced that I tend to carry my stress which makes my EDS worse; it also liberates my mind so that I can just focus on the EDS. As for financing it, things will depend on your situation. I didn’t want to deal with insurance and also wanted the option to try multiple therapists so I chose Betterhelp. I pay monthly and will “text” her throughout the day, and can schedule video or phone calls. I chose this route for so many reasons but the primary benefit is being able to choose my therapist. I can be quite closed off and wanted a therapist who would feel like a friend so I could actually open up to them. I liked being able to change my therapist with no judgement, and ended up meeting my current counselor who has been amazing!

I will write another post about organizing and purging but this is a crucial step in my everyday well being. About three times a year I go through and purge my house of anything that doesn’t serve a purpose. I found that by decluttering I felt less stressed and also don’t have to clean as much. By having less clothes and things in general, I don’t feel overwhelmed and life just seems a little simpler so I can just care for my mental or physical health without feeling guilty for self care.

Little tip!

Create some flare up outfits, this has helped me so much. I have these super fun flare yoga pants that are all spandex so its like wearing a dress. I pair it with a black tank top, and if it’s cold I throw my favorite cardigan over it. I also have some cute and warm slippers that I wear around the house and then sandals or in the summer.

My next outfit is the classic sweatshirt with some jeggings! Yes, I know people make fun of these but I have found some that are wonderful. More durable texture like a jean but still soft and comfy. The extra thickness makes it look just like jeans so you feel cute. The sweatshirt is nice and warm and super lazy. Bonus it holds multiple vape pens and snacks! I’ve been using a scrunchie with a bow in my hair to make it look more pulled together.

For flares I keep my hair in a low ponytail or a braid. My hair is pretty wavy so keeping it braided prevents knotting up my hair while I sleep or recline. If my shoulders hurt more, or don’t have the desire to do my hair then it goes into a loose low bun. Sometimes I have meetings that I can’t reschedule, an\ I don’t like to do make up when I have a flare up. I found glasses and bangs allow me to get away with minimal makeup. I just straighten my bangs, apply a red or ruby lipstick, and put on some hoops. If you want to apply a foundation, I would recommend a BB cream or tinted moisturizer product.

All of these little things have made things better! I also try to put things where they make sense, so my pills go on my bedside table because I need to take them no matter how sore or tired I am. I have a tall cube organizer and place all my other personal care item at the top so I don’t have to bend over.

These are just a few examples of how I have streamlined my life since being diagnosed. What about you zebras out there? How do you cope with depression and chronic illness? Any tips you can share that have helped you with your day-to-day?