Guy Kramer’s experience with cooking and extracting cannabis dates back to his childhood. The cannabis cook first started experimenting with extraction at 13, when he lived in South Africa.
“Cannabis was extremely cheap, and I was extremely adventurous,” he says of his early interest in the plant.
After travelling around the world, working various gigs in catering, sales and as a sommelier in Miami, he eventually landed in Toronto, where his family lived. Three years ago, when his father got cancer, he decided to quit his job to focus on cannabis cooking, going further with his research. He learned about Phoenix Tears, a type of cannabis oil known for having promising effects on cancer treatment, and he began applying an analytical approach to marijuana cooking.
Delicious Cannabis-Infused Dishes That Help Heal
From there, the Green Chef was born. The company helps customers create delicious meals and edibles infused with cannabis extraction.
Part of Guy’s work involves helping veterans extract their cannabis and infuse it into dishes. He offers his services free of charge for cancer patients who want to turn their cannabis into Phoenix Tears, or he teaches them to do it themselves.
Guy’s goal is to make cooking with cannabis interesting—and savoury. He also aspires to change people’s perception of the plant’s various applications in the kitchen.
“Everyone wants a damn brownie or something sweet,” he says. “Why not something savoury? Why not something gourmet? Why not something that will bring a little bit of class and talent to the industry?”
Guy shares his recipe for a simple and healthy grilled chicken salad. It would make a great appetizer if you’re planning to cook for your special someone this Valentine’s Day.
Marijuana-Infused Mixed Green Salad With Grilled Chicken
- 1 package (10 oz) mixed salad greens, about 8 cups
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes
- 1/2 medium bell pepper, thinly sliced
- 1/2 medium red onion, thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup carrot, thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup cucumber, thinly sliced
- 1/4 cup Italian salad dressing
- 8 oz chicken, cut into thin strips
- Cannabis-infused olive oil. Here’s a simple recipe to make your own medicated oil.
Prepare greens, then wash cut and mix vegetables; add them to the greens.
Grill chicken, coating with infused olive oil once center is fully cooked.
Arrange chicken on your bed of mixed greens and vegetables. Drizzle with infused olive oil to finish.
Photo credit: The Green Chef