Tuesday July 28, 2020

By Matthew Mongelia

420 Culture

They say that anything can be an edible when you eat cannabis distillate, but we wanted to narrow it down a bit. For anyone who isn’t familiar, distillate is one of the most versatile concentrates on the market. And while there are many distillate-infused edibles on the commercial market in the legal cannabis industry, many people enjoy adding distillate to their own food preparations for a number of reasons.

Here’s PotGuide’s list of top ten things to add a little drizzle of distillate to, no prep needed:


1. Nacho Cheese

Cannabinoids bind to fat and let’s be honest; there are few more heavenly sources of fat than nacho cheese. The creamy saltiness of the cheese envelops the distillate flavor and disappears any funky aftertaste. Easy, cheesy, dank.

2. Yogurt

Cannabinoids bond to healthy fats just as easily as unhealthy ones. Add a little fruity-terpene distillate to yogurt and berries and have yourself one heck of a good morning.


3. Pasta Sauce

Pasta sauce can mask the taste of distillate quite well. photo credit

For when you absolutely must get all the way into the couch, throw some distillate on top of a hearty bowl of pasta with olive oil for good uptake.

4. Salad Dressing

You can have this solo or as a side to the pasta we just mentioned. Either way, distillate oil fits in just about anywhere olive oil would, and mixes especially well with citrus and vinaigrettes.


5. Smoothie

Recover from that morning run with some distillate in your smoothie. Your sore muscles will thank you. If you really want to take it to the next level, consider adding in some cannabis-infused milk.

6. Pancakes/French Toast

Drizzle some distillate on there alongside your favorite maple syrup, or as the butter melts.

Distillate can add a kick to your morning routine. photo credit

Some distillate can have a tang, so if you’re really looking for something sweet, see if your dispensary offers anything with fruity-tasting terpenes like we suggested for yogurt. Blueberry Kush with your blueberry pancakes? Yes please.


7. Chinese food

With plenty of delicious sauces and oils to mix with, almost any dish from a good Chinese restaurant goes well with distillate. For those that like to live on the spicy side, try throwing some in your chili oil.

8. Cobbler/Pie

Add some Cherry Pie (the strain) to your cherry pie (the dessert) and enjoy that sweet, sweet taste of Americana.

9. Stir-fry

If you’re looking to keep things on the healthy side, a dash of distillate to finish your stir-fry can really kick things up a notch. Be sure to wait till after you’re done in the pan before adding, you don’t want to overly decarboxylate your cannabinoids.

10. Pizza

Look, there are few things in the world that can make the miracle of pizza better, but if we had to try to improve it, some dank distillate would be the move. Pineapple Express is an excellent topping on any pie, regardless of your opinions on  “Hawaiian” pizza.

Add some distillate to your favorite kind of pizza and enjoy! photo credit

It can be all too easy to get stuck in familiar consumption routines, and who doesn’t get a little tired of cookies, candies, gummies and brownies from time to time? Distillate can bring back some creativity to your edibles, and open up a world of new possibilities with enjoying cannabis. Additionally, it’s a good option for medical marijuana consumers who may have strict dietary restrictions. With distillate, the culinary world is your cannabis oyster.

What do you like to add distillate to for custom edibles? Share your delicious ideas in the comments.

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Matthew Mongelia Matthew Mongelia

Matthew Mongelia is the Content Manager for PotGuide.com. He holds an MFA in Writing from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a BFA in Creative Writing from CUNY Brooklyn College. He has worked in the industry in numerous roles for over 5 years while covering cannabis content from coast to coast. Like so many in the industry, he first became acquainted with cannabis as a medical patient, and has been a passionate advocate for the plant ever since. He is a writer for the comic Dark Beach, and has previously covered music and cultural content for SOL REPUBLIC.

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