Celebrate 4/20 in Style: National Lima Bean Respect Day


Nothing says 4/20 like coming home to a nice, fat bowl of green…lima beans?

That’s right, folks. April 20th might be the highlight of the month for stoners around the country, but it also happens to be National Lima Bean Respect Day. Because apparently lima beans just doesn’t get enough respect the rest of the year. We won’t make any assumptions about the people who first came up with the idea for a Lima Bean Respect Day…but there are a lot of stoner social justice vegetarians out there. Just saying.

Anyone looking to pay the dignified bean its proper share of respect while still celebrating 4/20 in style could always throw a handful of lima beans into the inevitable 4/20 munchies-motivated foodfest. We bet the lima beans won’t mind.

PicThx OC Historical


Gratuitous Food Porn: 4/20 Edition


Yes boys and girls, brownies are officially amateur. If you decided not to ring in the year’s chillest holiday with everyone else at Coachella, at least revel in knowing you actually have access to a kitchen and can whip up any of these bad boys whenever you damn well please. Well, after this hit. Maybe.


1. Stuffed Stoned Jalapeno Poppers


Elise McDonough, author of The Official High Times Cannabis Cookbook, describes this all-in-one appetizer perfectly: “The peanut butter tempers the heat of the peppers, and the herb gets you high – what more can you ask for from something this easy to make?” Nothing, Elise. Absolutely nothing.

Recipe: High Times


2. Cannabis Mac and Cheese


Not actually a recipe, all the photos featured here by Lew Robertson were commissioned by the fellows behind Deep Green for its 2nd annual Earth Day celebration last year. They probably didn’t even try them, since the disclaimer on their page reads “These images and recipes are to educate and entertain, we do not in any way condone the use of prohibited substances.” Riiiiiiiggghttttt.

Picthx: Lew Robertson


3. Strawberry Weed Muffins


The “weediness” of the weed and the tart sweetness of the strawberries makes this combination sound absolutely heavenly.

Recipe: Weed Scene


4. Sweet and Tangy Bar-B-Cannabis Sauce


Dip, dip, pass.

Recipe: High Times


5. Cannabis Butter


The secret to all baked baking, or for drizzling on popcorn, sneaking into the movies and tricking yourself into thinking Scary Movie 5 is actually funny.

Recipe: High Times


6. Aunt Sandy’s Lemon Bars


Sometimes couchlock can feel a little like scissor lock and all you want is someone to hold your hand and promise everything will be okay. While we can’t do that, and would probably laugh at you if you asked us to, hopefully these lemon bars are enough to remind you of mommy.

Recipe: Aunt Sandy’s


7. Baked Marijuana French Toast


Wake and bake and bake. Yummm.

Recipe: Good and Baked


8. Cannabis Infused Chocolate Covered Strawberries


Awesome for the same reason the strawberry weed muffins were awesome. True Life: if you find someone who’s down to split these on the first date, you’ve got yourself a reefer keeper.

Recipe: Cannabis Cheri


9. Cannabis Quesadillas


Leave it to the fellas at Culinary Cannabis to think up probably the easiest recipe on this list. I’d recommend prepping these beforehand and watching them turn in the microwave whenever you’re good and ready.

Recipe: Culinary Cannabis 


10. Strawberry Banana Marijuana Pancake


Too much strawberry you say? Sorry I can’t hear you over the sound of how bomb these look.

Recipe: Stupid Dope


11. Cheetos-Fried Chicken


Pair with Hot-Cheetos Crusted Mozzarella Sticks. Trust us.

Recipe: High Times


12. Cannabis Caramel Crunch Bars


It’d be hard enough to move after eating these even without the cannabis, but try to eat them somewhere comfortable. You’ll be stuck there for a good longggg whileeee.

Recipe: Good and Baked


13. Cannabis Infused Espresso Gelato


I’ve never tried, but I can imagine the combination of coffee and weed can make for a particularly harrowing experience. But don’t take my word for it. I don’t know anything, really. Just leave me alone.

Recipe: Cannabis Cheri


14. Chocolate Thai Nutella Bacon Croissant w/Kief


Do I really need to say anything else?

Recipe: TGKR


15. Jalapeno Ganja Muffins


Another fun one to watch while it finishes baking, the spice should pair nicely with the sweetness of the cornbread before melting into the earthiness of the cannabutter.

Recipe: Hemp Beach


16. Marijuana Pizza


Yeah, there’s no way they didn’t eat these things afterward. (*see no. 2)

Picthx Lew Robertson


17. Munchies Funnel Cake


AKA the secret to having the best time at the fair, ever. Follow up with a giant Maple Bacon Donut, because giant Maple Bacon Donut.

Recipe: Our Weed


18. Cannabis Infused Chicken and Cashew Sandwich


Admittedly, this one is probably much too complicated for my dwindling attention span, but at least it looks nice.

Recipe: Cannabis Cheri 


19. Dank Cheese Straws


Dude, what if everything is cheese straws.

Recipe: Hail Mary Jane


20. Jack Herer Hemp Cookies


And more cookies to round out the list, literally. Happy 4/20 y’all!

Recipe: Eat Drink Better 



4:20 Banana Slug Buddies

Any Foodbeast readers celebrating 4:20 on Friday? If you are, here’s my easy no-bake recipe for Banana Slug Buddies that’ll have you munching all day long.

Marijuana has been proven not to contain any addictive substance, but this crunchy, sweet, salty, treat may be. Blame it on the chocolate and peanut butter! Remember marijuana is a controlled substance, make sure you observe your state’s guidelines. With that said, let’s get get groovy!

Banana Slug Buddies

  • 6 cups of any variety of Chex or Crispex Cereal
  • 1/2 cup banana chips
  • 3/4 cup of semi sweet
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup Canna Butter (recipe as follows)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup of powdered sugar


  1. In a large bowl, measure cereal and banana chips. Set aside.
  2. In a large microwaveable bowl, microwave chocolate and peanut butter until melted. Check every 30 seconds.
  3. Stir in vanilla and melted or room temperature Canna Butter. Do not microwave Canna Butter!
  4. Pour chocolate mixture over cereal and stir until coated. Place contents in a large Ziplock bag.
  5. Add powdered sugar to the bag and shack vigorously until evenly coated.

Divide into 6 – 8 servings. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for lasting freshness!

Banana Slug’s Fail Proof Canna Butter

  • 1 oz of cannabis medicine (trim, shake, or bud)
  • 1 lb. of unsalted butter
  • Crockpot
  • Cheese cloth
  • Mesh strainer


  1. Grind your medicine as finely as possible with a food processor or hand grinder if you’re up for a challenge!
  2. Combine your medicine and butter in the crockpot. Set it on low, the crockpot should remain stable between 200 degrees and 220 degrees fahrenheit for best extraction.
  3. Stir until butter is melted and incorporated with your medicine. Cover with a lid, and walk away for 8 hours. (Play video games, go to bed, or do what you do)
  4. After 8 hours, turn off your crockpot and strain your butter mixture through a cheese cloth over a mesh strainer. Make sure to give it a good squeeze!Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer for up to 4 months. Recipe can be halved.

Happy Holidays!