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Make These Korova Medicated Milkshakes to Bring Everyone to Your Yard

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There are few things that can be done to improve upon the milkshake, AKA the unsung hero of the dessert world. Part drink, part ice cream and all delicious, it seems like any attempts would be messing with perfection, right? WRONG. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the Korova Milkshake.

Using Korova’s  Double Chocolate Cannabis Infused Mini Cookies and CBD Vanilla Bean Mini Cookies respectively, each of these recipes pack a solid wallop of flavor and a healthy hit of medicinal cannabis and CBD, respectively, making it the perfect end of day indulgence.

Check out the recipes below to whip up your own mellowing milkshakes that are sure to hit the spot, whether they’re just for you or for everyone in your yard.

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MEDICATED MINT CHOCOLATE MILKSHAKE

This mint chocolate juggernaut pairs perfectly with a side of Gorilla Cookies, a powerful, Sativa-dominant Hybrid strain whose reported effects include euphoric body relaxation and an earthy, minty aroma.

SHAKE
9 scoops mint chip ice cream
4 Korova Double Chocolate Cannabis Infused Mini Cookies (10 mg THC each)
1 ½ cups milk
Whipped cream

RIM
Chocolate syrup

  • In a blender, combine cookies, 8 scoops ice cream and milk.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Rim your chosen milkshake glass in chocolate syrup.
  • Pour the milkshake into the rimmed glass and top with the remaining scoop of ice cream and whipped cream to taste.

 

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CBD Lemon Cheesecake Milkshake

An inexplicably creamy, citrus hybrid deserves another in the form of Ghost OG, an Indica-Dominant strain with notes of lemon and pine whose predecessor (the legendary OG Kush) makes it a potent, comforting ride.

SHAKE
9 scoops vanilla ice cream
4 Korova CBD Vanilla Bean Mini Cookies (15 mg CBD each)
¾ cup lemonade
¾ cup milk
2 tbs lemon zest
1 cup mascarpone

RIM
Vanilla frosting
1 cup graham crackers, crushed

  • Using a straight edge or butter knife, spread vanilla frosting along the outside rim of your chosen milkshake glass.
  • Roll the frosted rim in crushed graham cracker.
  • In a blender, combine 8 scoops ice cream, cookies, lemonade, milk, lemon zest and mascarpone.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Pour your milkshake into the rimmed glass and top with the remaining scoop of ice cream.

As always, enjoy responsibly and remember to lock the gate to your yard. These milkshakes are so good, you won’t want to share.

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  • These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
  • The statements in this article are for informational and educational purposes only. This does not constitute an advertisement or offer to sell any marijuana or other cannabis-derived products. It is intended for persons over the age of 21.
  • Although Marijuana is recreationally legal in California and Nevada, you must be at least 21 years of age to buy, possess or consume cannabis products of any kind. It is illegal to sell or advertise cannabis-derived products to anyone under the age of 21 or in locations where persons under 21 are expected to be found.
  • Do not over consume any drug or controlled substance, even if it is legal to do so.
  • Always use good judgment when consuming marijuana, and do so responsibly.
  • Marijuana can impair your judgment and the ability to operate kitchen appliances and engage in sports or other physical activities.
  • Consuming marijuana in food can lead to intoxication; users should be careful to not engage in risky behavior, dangerous or complicated activities if under the intoxicating effects of marijuana.
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The Award Winning Korean Hot Chicken Recipe You Need In Your Repertoire

Some things are just too good not to share. Xinke Zhuang’s Korean inspired chicken biscuit is one of those things. 

The creation came to Zhuang as an entry for the Bibigo On-the-Go Culinary Challenge, a culinary competition hosted by Foodbeast and Korean food titan Bibigo in partnership with The Culinary Institute of America. The live streamed competition saw eight talented culinary students go head to head to create the most innovative, Korean-inspired, on-the-go dish using Bibigo products for $10K worth of scholarship prizes. The esteemed judging panel included Foodbeast’s own Geoff Kutnick (who also served as host), influencers Christine Yi and Emily Fedner, and representatives from both The Culinary Institute of America and Bibigo. 

Photo by Marc Kharrat 

At the end of the day, only one could be crowned the winner and Xinke Zhuang’s flavorful, craveable Go-Go Chicken Biscuits with Radish Kimchi Salsa swept the judges off their feet. Zhuang’s recipe provides a twist on the traditional biscuit sandwich with the savory addition of grilled chicken thighs marinated in Bibigo’s Gochujang Hot & Sweet Sauce, as well as a fresh, herbaceous salsa perfect to cut and complement the richness of the sandwich. 

Below is the award-winning recipe, sure to smack you square in the taste buds: 

Go-Go Chicken Biscuits with Radish Kimchi Salsa

Yield:  6 portions                           

Ingredients 

Roasted Chicken with Gochujang Sauce

6 Piece Boneless Chicken Thigh           

1 1/2 cup Bibigo Gochujang Hot & Sweet Sauce, divided

3/4 cup Honey, divided

1/4 cup Sesame Oil 

1 Sliced Pear, divided

1/2 Sliced Onion

1 Juiced Lemon, divided

2-3 Minced Garlic Cloves

1/4 Cup Butter

1/2 Cup Water

1/4 Cup Sugar

1/4 Sesame Seeds

Salt and Pepper, to taste

1 bag Arugula 

 

Hot Biscuits

1 Cup Bread Flour

1/2 Cup Cake Flour

1 Tbsp Baking Powder

4 Tbsp Sugar

1 1/2 Teaspoon Salt

3/4 Cup Cubed, Cold, Unsalted Butter

2 Large Eggs, divided

3/4 Cup of Buttermilk

1/4 Cup Milk

 

Mayo Lime Sauce 

1 Cup Bibigo Gochujang Mayo Sauce

1 Juiced Lime

Sugar, as needed 

 

Radish Kimchi Pear Salsa 

10 Cubes of Bibigo Radish Kimchi 

1 Diced Pear

1/2 Diced Red Onion

1 Diced Tomato

2 Diced Jalapeno 

1/2 Diced Cucumber 

1 Diced Bell Pepper

1/2 Bunch Chopped Cilantro

1 Juiced Lime

1 Juiced Lemon

2 tbsp Cumin

Salt and Pepper, to taste

Cayenne Pepper, to taste

Sugar, to taste 

 

Directions:

Roasted Chicken with Gochujang Sauce

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit 
  2. Combine 1 cup of Bibigo Gochujang Hot & Sweet Sauce, 1/2 cup of honey, sesame oil, 1/2 sliced pear, sliced onions, 1/2 juiced lemon, chopped garlic cloves, and salt and pepper to create marinade for chicken.
  3. Trim chicken thighs to remove fat. Marinade in mixture and refrigerate for 15-20 minutes. 
  4. Roast the chicken thighs in oven, basting the chicken with the remaining marinade every 10 minutes until the meat is tender and the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit. 
  5. In a saute pan, heat remaining 1/2 cup of Bibigo Gochujang Hot & Sweet Sauce, remaining 1/4 cup of honey, remaining 1/2 juiced lemon, remaining 1/2 sliced pear, butter, water, sugar, sesame seeds, and salt and pepper and reduce mixture by half to create a sauce. Keep warm for later use. 
  6. Slice chicken into large pieces.  

 

Hot Biscuits

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit 
  2. Mix together all the dry ingredients in stand mixer on medium speed, add the cubed butter on low speed until combined. Then combine buttermilk and eggs.
  3. On a floured bench, roll the dough until 1/2 inch thick. Fold the dough into thirds and roll until 1 inch thick. Cut into 6 rounds and brush tops with egg wash. 
  4. Chill biscuits for 20 minutes.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes until golden brown.

 

Mayo Lime Sauce

  1. Mix Bibigo Gochujang Mayo Sauce, lime juice, and sugar to make sauce. Serve immediately or keep in refrigerator. 

 

Radish Kimchi Pear Salsa

  1. Combine all chopped ingredients, lime juice, and lemon juice.
  2. Season with salt, pepper, cumin, cayenne and sugar. 

 

Sandwich

  1. Cut the biscuit in half and spread the mayo lime sauce on the inside. 
  2. Drench chicken in the gochujang sauce. 
  3. Build sandwich by adding chicken onto the biscuit, fresh arugula, radish pear salsa, and additional mayo lime sauce. Enjoy! 

Photo by Gabriel Noguez

Zhuang’s delicious creation won her first-place bragging rights as well as $5K. Second and third place honors went to Young Bo Lee’s Kimchi Rice Quesadilla with Seaweed Chips and Michael Gottschau’s Dirty Water Buddha Dog, earning $3K and $2K respectively. The other illustrious entries included Abbey Miller’s ChiCone, Ben Yumkas’ Spice Kalbi Meatball Grinder, Donna Ko’s Bibigo Ssam Tacos, Jessica Nicholos’ Bibigo Salmon & Watermelon Gyro, and Silas Bonczyk’s Kimchi Cauliflower Tots with Gochujang Ranch.


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You’ll Need To Lei Down After This Slater’s 50/50 x King’s Hawaiian’s Item Collaboration

When you think of Hawaiian food, the first items to come to mind are probably poke and musubi. But brace yourselves, mainlanders, because Slater’s 50/50 wants to add a burger to that list! In celebration of  Hawaiian Foods Week, the award-winning gastropub chain has partnered with the iconic KING’S HAWAIIAN to bring us the mac daddy of patties. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the Big Island Feast

The burger, which serves a luau’s worth at 4 to 6 people, features a 2 ½ pound, signature 50/50 patty – named for its 50% ground beef, 50% ground bacon composition. It’s then topped with grilled pineapple, a full can of fried SPAM, cole slaw, four sunny side up eggs, and six slices of American cheese. 

Swaddled in a full KING’S HAWAIIAN Round Loaf and drizzled with teriyaki sauce, this meat behemoth is served tableside and cut as if it were a cake, like the glorious spectacle it is. As if that weren’t sufficient, it comes with a SPAM’s can worth of macaroni salad, just in case you have any room left in your stomach at all.

The result is a decadent, but well-balanced tribute to Hawaii’s unique food culture – a culinary lovechild born out of native Hawaiian cuisine blended with various cultural and ethnic influences from the island nation’s thriving immigrant population. 

If you’re not ready to devour this entire behemoth, you can order the smaller version of the burger called the “King’s Luau,” also served on King’s Hawaiian rolls.

The Big Island Feast is available through September at all Slater’s 50/50 locations, so assemble a team of fellow gluttons and indulge before it’s too late. 

Photos by Pete Pham


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Applebee’s Is SMOTHERING Their New Loaded Fajitas In Creamy Queso

It is a universal food truth that most things can be improved by adding cheese and in a stroke of savory brilliance, Applebee’s has improved upon their classic fajita platter by (you guessed it) smothering them in hot queso.

Applebee’s has debuted their NEW Loaded Fajitas in restaurants nationwide. This decadent new item features your choice of sirloin steak, chicken or shrimp served on a sizzling skillet and smothered in hot queso with a generous sprinkling of Applewood smoked bacon. Each order comes with fajita vegetables, Spanish rice and warm flour tortillas plus a blend of cheddar cheese, guacamole, lettuce, sour cream, house made pico de gallo, and a lime wedge.

If you need your queso fix pronto, order online at applebees.com and pick up Applebee’s To Go!

Feeling generous? Give the gift of cheesy goodness to a friend in need with an Applebee’s gift card, available for purchase at any location or online.


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DIY Your Pride With Medicated Make-Your-Own Donuts

It doesn’t take much convincing to see that there’s something about the LGBTQ+ community and cannabis that go together like JVN and a midi skirt. Not only are they a natural fit as once taboo topics and lifestyles only now being embraced by the public on a more national scale, but in addition, the cannabis industry owes a sizable debt to the Queer community, who served as some of the earliest activists for medical legalization in response to the AIDS crisis. Were it not for those individuals, cannabis access as it exists today may not have been possible.  

While there aren’t enough baked goods in the world to pay that debt of gratitude, these medicated, decorate-your-own donut recipes using product from Blüm Dispensary might start the ball rolling. Like any good Pride, these donuts are all about creativity and resourcefulness, taking something accessible and elevating it with flavor and flair.

Lemon Lime Galaxy Glazed Donuts

Ready in 25 minutes
Serves 6

Pineapple Express, a Sativa-dominant hybrid, features notes of pineapple and cedar paired with the scent of fresh apple and mango. Together, they make for a flavor profile that will satisfy even the pickiest citrus lovers.

Ingredients
6 store bought glazed donuts
3 cups powdered sugar
4-5 tablespoons milk
1-ounce or 2 tablespoons Kwik Ease Pineapple Express Hybrid Cannabis Infused Beverage (half the bottle)
2-3 varieties of bright food coloring

Preparation

1. Sift powdered sugar into a medium mixing bowl. Whisk in milk until incorporated into a thick glaze. Mix in Kwik Ease Pineapple Express Hybrid Cannabis Infused Beverage.

2. Divide glaze into 2-3 bowls. Add 3-4 drops of food coloring and mix thoroughly until the desired color is achieved.

3. Place donuts 2 inches apart on a cooling rack with a parchment lined baking sheet beneath.

4. Using dedicated spoons, drizzle each donut with a single color at a time and allow 15 minutes for glaze to set.

Chocolate Strawberry Covered Donuts

Ready in 20 minutes
Serves 6

Not only is this chocolate award winning, but its medium-high cocoa percentage (73%) marries beautifully with the sweet ripeness of fresh strawberries for a donut so good it’ll test your restraint.

Ingredients
6 store bought glazed donuts
1½ cups melting chocolate
6 segments Bhang Cannabis Infused Dark Chocolate (10 mg THC per segment)
1 cup fresh strawberries, cleaned and cubed

Preparation

1. In a double boiler pan, bring two cups of water to a boil. Place melting chocolate into the upper pan and reduce heat to low. Stir until smooth.

2. Incorporate and melt Bhang Cannabis Infused Dark chocolate. Stir until smooth, then remove chocolate mixture from the heat.

3. Generously coat the face of each donut with melted chocolate and set on a cooling rack.

4. Garnish liberally with strawberries.

Tip
No double boiler? No problem! You can melt chocolate in the microwave, it just takes a little patience and a watchful eye. Placing your chocolate in a microwave safe bowl, microwave for 10 second bursts at 20% power, stirring in between to keep chocolate even and smooth.

Pride Rainbow Sunburst Donuts

Ready in 10 minutes
Serves 6

While many products have captured the taste of a rainbow, only this recipe will give you the look AND feel of one. After all, what captures the childlike joy of seeing a rainbow quite like an adult version of a gummy rope

Ingredients
6 store bought glazed donuts
1½ cups powdered sugar
4-5 tablespoons milk
6 Flav Cannabis Infused Belts (Strawberry, Mango & Watermelon), trimmed to ¾” pieces

Preparation

1. Sift powdered sugar into a medium mixing bowl.

2. Whisk together powdered sugar and milk to form a smooth glaze.   

3. Dip one donut face into the glaze and set on cooling rack.

4. Place belt pieces on top of glaze in a clockwise pattern until a starburst effect is achieved.

Happy June Blüm!

As always, remember that cannabis edibles, especially tasty ones like these, should be clearly marked to avoid consumption by children.

  • Edibles contain THC but because it passes through your stomach & intestines to get into your bloodstream, you may not feel the effects for between .5 to 4 hours. So, don’t overconsume these tasty treats in search of a buzz. Do not exceed the recommended serving or you may end up with far more THC in your system hitting you all at once, which can be unexpected, disorienting and dangerous.
  • Desserts should be bomb, and these are, but we all have a tendency to overindulge when it comes to the sweet stuff. Take your time and savor these badass desserts; you will not only savor them more but the experience will be more enjoyable because you will avoid a cascade of THC hitting you all at once because you snarfed down the entire plate in like two seconds. Be safe. Be smart. Enjoy.
  • These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
  • These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
  • The statements in this article are for informational and educational purposes only. This does not constitute an advertisement or offer to sell any marijuana or other cannabis-derived products. It is intended for persons over the age of 21.
  • Although Marijuana is recreationally legal in California and Nevada, it is illegal in other states. You must be aware of whether your state allows marijuana use of any kind, and follow the law in your state.
  • You must be at least 21 years of age to buy, possess or consume cannabis products of any kind. It is illegal to sell or advertise cannabis-derived products to anyone under the age of 21 or in locations where persons under 21 are expected to be found.
  • Do not over consume any drug or controlled substance, even if it is legal to do so, and always read the label or recipe to make sure you are not consuming more than the recommended serving size, or quantity of products or ingredients containing THC. Always use good judgment when consuming marijuana or other products containing THC and do so responsibly.
  • Marijuana and THC can impair your judgment and the ability to operate kitchen appliances and other machinery. These recipes should be made by individuals not under the influence of any controlled substances. Do Not Try To Make These Recipes While Intoxicated or Under the Influence of any Drug including THC or Marijuana – You Might Hurt Yourself or Someone Else!

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Don Francisco’s Giving Away Free Dozen Donuts In These States

Who: Don Francisco’s Coffee

What: Receive a free dozen mix and match donuts from the bakery with the purchase of select Don Francisco’s Coffee products in honor of National Doughnut Day.

Where: Albertson’s and Safeway locations in the Portland, Seattle, Denver and Intermountain areas. Click through to find a Safeway, Albertson’s or Stater Bros near you.

When: June 7th, 2019 for Portland, Denver and the Intermountain (ID, SD, WY, UT, MT) area; June 5th – 11th, 2019 for Seattle.

Why: Because no one is having a day so good it couldn’t be improved by free donuts.

National Doughnut Day is June 7th and in celebration, Don Francisco’s is running a promotion that ups the ante from the standard “one free doughnut per person” – a free DOZEN mix and match donuts! Check out the details below:

Albertsons/Safeway Portland: Buy one 10-12 oz. bag of Don Francisco’s coffee OR one 12 count Don Francisco’s Single Serve and get one assorted dozen Private Label donuts. (6/7/19)

Albertson’s/Safeway Denver: Buy one 10-12 oz. bag of Don Francisco’s coffee OR one 12 count Don Francisco’s Single Serve and get one assorted dozen Private Label donuts. (6/7/19)

Albertson’s Intermountain (ID, SD, WY, UT, MT): Buy one 10-12 oz. bag of Don Francisco’s coffee OR one 12 count Don Francisco’s Single Serve and get one assorted dozen Private Label donuts. (6/7/19)

Albertson’s/Safeway Seattle: Buy any two 12 oz. Don Francisco Coffee Cans, Cold Brew or 12 count Don Francisco’s Single Serve and get one dozen assorted Private Label donuts. (6/5/19 – 6/11/19)

Overwhelmed by the possibilities? Read these suggested pairings to make the most of your designated dozen!

#1. Glazed & Cinnamon Hazelnut

A classic deserves a classic and nothing screams all-American, fried dough goodness like a traditional glazed doughnut paired with the spicy, nutty flavor of Don Francisco’s Cinnamon Hazelnut.

#2. Sprinkled & Hawaiian Hazelnut

Who says the unofficial drink of adulthood has to be drab? With a warm hazelnut aroma and hints of coconut, Don Francisco’s Hawaiian Hazelnut Arabica blend meets it’s match with a sprinkled donut for a combination that brings the whimsy.  

#3. Donut Croissant & Breakfast Blend

Some trends are so delicious that they outlive their fifteen minutes of fame – the donut croissant is one such creation. Tuck into this brilliant breakfast food hybrid with a mug of Don Francisco’s Breakfast Blend for a sweet start to your day.

#4. Sour Cream & Espresso

It’s a universal truth that darkness and decadence fit each other like a slipper. Tap into that with Don Francisco’s Espresso and a sour cream donut for a combination that’s the taste equivalent of watching true crime in a comfy sweater.  

#5. Persian Donut & Organic French Roast

Delicious and underrated, the complex, concentric Persian donut balances beautifully with Don Francisco’s French Roast, for a dark horse duo that balances sweet with smoky.

Out of the area and feeling left out? Those of you in SoCal are in luck with Stater Bros – buy any two 12 count Don Francisco’s French Roast Single Serve Box or Don Francisco’s French Roast coffee bags and receive one dozen free Hostess donuts for your trouble! (6/7/19)


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