The Herbivore: The Importance of Properly Curing Cannabis

The Herbivore: The Importance of Properly Curing Cannabis

By Zachariah Finning Curing is defined as any method successful in the preservation and preparations of food such as meats, fish, and vegetables. The concept of curing has been around since the beginning of antiquity. Before modern technologies we needed ways to store our foods for prolonged periods of time. This is intended to avoid…

The Herbivore: Spiritual and Religious Uses of Cannabis throughout History

By Zachariah Finning Although still classified as a schedule one drug by the United States Federal Government, cannabis has started to make its transition into the medicinal mainstream. The FDA has recently approved an Epilepsy medication derived from CBD and some states have gone as far as recreational legalization. The times sure are changing, but…

The Herbivore: National Strawberry Month

Did you know that May is National Strawberry Month?  Strawberries are synonymous with spring as they are usually the first fruit to ripen during the season. They are a truly versatile fruit and are used in recipes from morning breakfasts to late night desserts (S1). Their deep reddish coloring along with sweet and succulent composition…

The Herbivore: All About Aphrodisiacs

Food and other substances like cannabis have an incredible impact on our mental health, emotions and even our sexuality. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, this month’s installation of The Herbivore explores cannabis and food pairings and their ability to amplify arousal. Whether you’re partnered or going solo, these pairing can help set the…

The Herbivore: Tinctures

Tinctures are one of the most versatile ways that patients can ingest cannabis medicine. People utilized tinctures through history. Before prohibition in the early 20th century, people used tinctures to treat ailments like menstrual cramps and arthritis. While they aren’t discussed as frequently today, this installment of The Herbivore shines a light on how to…

The Herbivore: Special Holiday Edition

The holiday season can be busy: filled with travel plans, dinners, parties — the list goes on. Without proper care, the season can easily go from magical to manic. This is why so many people experience heightened depression and anxiety during the holidays. Beyond simple exhaustion, some might notice amplified loneliness, nervousness, inability to sleep,…

The Herbivore: Pot Brownies Get A Much-Needed Makeover for 2018

The infamous pot brownie: we’ve all experienced the boxed-chocolate powder, gooey texture, and undeniable skunky flavor. Baking pot brownies is a sort of coming-of-age in the cooking with cannabis world. Powdered brownie mix and assorted cannabis shake (an assortment of plant matter including leaves, stems and nug pieces) represent the classic pot brownie ingredient list. Unfortunately,…

The Herbivore: Grandma’s Medicated Granola

When I was younger, my grandma would bake us the best granola. It was a combination of oats, various nuts, and assorted dried fruit. She would sometimes add coconut or brown sugar into the mix. The result was always a dense, flavorful hodge-podge of ingredients, with perfectly chewy oats. I would always look forward to…

The Herbivore: Farmer’s Market Greens Salad with Coconut Chickpeas

Nothing quite says summer like fresh veggies. And with the Flagstaff Community Market‘s return, we have access to a bounty of fresh, local vegetables and fruits. Whether you’re searching for herbs, a bundle of bright flowers, or even local meats, you can find it every Sunday morning at 211 W Aspen Ave. Give back to…

The Herbivore: Stay healthy with these springtime recipes

  Spring is upon us. While we welcome the longer daylight hours, warmer temperatures, and spring blooms, this time of year can also be hard on our bodies. A ticklish cough, sniffles, fatigue? Sounds familiar. You’re definitely not alone if April and May often mean feeling a bit under-the-weather. This beautiful season means more activity,…