Got the Munchies? 3 Tasty Recipes for the Cooking-Challenged Cannabis Lover

Here’s a question for you: If we all know that the munchies are real—and if you’re not yet convinced, read what the Smithsonian Magazine has to say on the subject—how do we best prepare for them? Stocking up on crunchy snacks? Pre-filling bowls of breakfast cereal so we won’t have to fumble for them later?

While both those options work, they may not be the healthiest (or best-tasting) options. We’ve got a better idea: How about some simple recipes for food to make while high?

If that sounds like a bad joke to you, think again. First of all, good cooking isn’t necessarily hard to pull off. Secondly, if you’re understandably leery about cooking over open flames while you’re high, there are plenty of recipes that don’t involve heat at all (though ours do require at least minimal cooking).

And finally, by loading up on healthful ingredients like fresh produce instead of highly engineered chips and sugar-laden snacks, we help remind ourselves that cannabis can be part of an active, engaged, and fully conscious lifestyle.

Are you ready? Here are some simple recipes that may just change how you feel about food to make while high!

Recipe 1: Thai Peanut Curry Sauce

Thai food blends the salty funk of fish and soy sauces with addictive aromatics like ginger, cilantro, and lime.

This simple sauce features all of these standout flavors. Plus, it’s incredibly versatile. Once it’s finished, you can cook vegetables and proteins in it or simply use it as a dip for fresh, crunchy vegetables like cucumber, bell peppers, carrots, and lettuce.

The only truly exotic ingredient is Thai curry paste, but it’s increasingly available in better-stocked markets and ethnic food stores. The Mae Ploy brand is recommended, but there are plenty of other worthy contenders.

Here’s the full recipe, courtesy of Bon Appetit.

Recipe 2: Spaghetti Aglio e Olio

Pasta has become such a no-brainer—boil some noodles, dump in some sauce—that it’s easy to forget how satisfying and delicious a simple noodle dish can be. This classic Neapolitan dish is a masterpiece of simplicity, extracting maximum deliciousness out of just a handful of ingredients.

Yes, you will have to boil pasta and saute the garlic. But we know you can pull it off, and the pleasure of a delicious home-cooked meal will be so worth it.

Here’s the full recipe, courtesy of The Splendid Table.

Recipe 3: Baked Apples with Mexican Chocolate

Remember when we said that fresh, home-cooked foods were healthier choices than store-bought, pre-made options? We still think so, although we’d like you to ignore the fact that the second ingredient in this dessert recipe is “marshmallows.”

You’ll want to get this one in the oven ahead of time, as it takes about 30 – 45 minutes to bake. But other than that, it literally couldn’t be simpler: Sweet and comforting baked fruit with the warming notes of Mexican chocolate and melted butter permeating throughout. It’s so delicious, you’ll ask: Are the apples baked or am I?

Here’s the full recipe, courtesy of Martha Stewart.

What is your favorite food to make while high? Reply below with your favorite homemade munchie-satisfier.

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