When I hear the words “edible” an image of a poorly saran wrapped brownie pops into my head. Most people reading this have probably experienced a classic batch of special cookies or brownies that either didn’t do anything or did WAY too much. While dairy-centric dry herb edibles have a special place in the history of dry herb consumption, modern technology allows us to enjoy pretty much any kind of food in conjunction with dry herb. The wide-array of recipes at your disposal can be a little intimidating, so we’ve picked just three to highlight what a device like the Levo II could enhance for an elevated evening.
Before we get into the edible recipes, let’s take a look at how you can perfectly prep your ingredients with dry herb!
The Levo 2: An Edible’s Best Friend
One of the most striking things about the Levo II is its appearance. The Levo II has the look of a modern kitchen appliance that will fit in any home; with no overt references to dry herb or “special recipes” it does a fantastic job of blending in with your coffee maker or toaster oven. While the outside of the Levo II is eye-catching, the inside of it and what it is able to do is mind-blowing.
The Levo has three primary settings: one for dry herb, one to decarboxylate (fancy word for activate) dry herb, and the classic infusion function. Materials can be heated from 150°F to over 200°F using an “internal hotplate” for up to 10 hours, depending on what you want from your edibles.
Using the Levo II is simple: start by loading your dry herbs into the pod, place the pod inside the Levo II’s top compartment, turn the unit on, and then choose your cycle. From here you can choose the “Dry Cycle” to dry and store your material, or you can choose the “Activate Cycle” which decarbs your dry herb, a necessity if you want to infuse oils.
If you’ve chosen the “Activate Cycle”, once it is finished you can add your choice of oil or butter. Choose the “Infuse Cycles” and press start, once the material is infused you just press the Levo II’s dispense button and voila, you now have the most important ingredient in an edible recipe.
The “set it and forget it” style of operation on the Levo II makes it uber-convenient and allows for peace of mind during preparation. All of the parts that could need cleaning in and on the Levo II are removable and dishwasher safe further adding to the convenience.
Designed to be used by even the newest of chefs, the Levo II makes creating infusions, activating dry herb, and storing material a painless process. Now that we’ve broken down just how the Levo can enhance your edibles let’s take a look at some recipes!
Infused Salad Dressing Recipe
From urbanfarmacy comes the “Sweet and Simple” infused salad dressing recipe. This infused salad dressing is a lite option for an outdoor BBQ or fills in well after an “oh we need a dressing!” moment. If possible try and snag organic ingredients, doing so will make this probably the healthiest infused dressing (or dish in general) that you could make.
½ cup infused avocado oil or olive oil
1 ⅕ cup mashed raspberries, blueberries, honestly really any sweet berry that is in season
2 tbsp.lemon juice
Salt and pepper to taste
Combine all of these into a container and shake well until mixed. You can easily adjust this to your personal tastes (or dosage) for a unique way to enjoy infused edibles.
SpoOoOoky Infused Buffalo Wings
Another low-key saucey offering (that doubles as a Halloween themed snack), infused buffalo wings bring some heat to the elevated edible game. You can experiment with this one if you have your own sauce recipe to make buffalo wings even more delicious.
25 chicken wings
½ cup dry herb-infused butter
6 oz canned tomato sauce
½ cup red hot sauce
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp teaspoon garlic powder
Preheat your oven to 400°F and bake your wings for 25 minutes, or until cooked through. Combine your Levo II infused butter, hot sauce, tomato sauce, garlic, and chili powder. Toss the wings in the sauce, make sure to coat well. Put the wings back onto baking sheet, reduce oven to 250°F and bake for another 20 minutes. Let cool for 5 and you’re good to go!
Dry Herb Butter Cookies
Behold one of the simplest, most delicious edible recipes out there. Dry herb butter cookies are delectable and with the Levo II delivering consistent and even dosing they also pack a punch. One of the best parts about this dish is that it only takes four ingredients to enjoy these elevated desserts!
1 ½ cups sifted all-purpose flour
½ cup cornstarch
½ cup white sugar
1 cup dry herb-infused butter
Preheat your oven to 375°F degrees and mix your ingredients until they’re well blended. Roll two-inch sized pieces of dough into balls and place onto a well greased cookie sheet. Flatten each ball with the back of a fork, bake for 13-15 minutes, and enjoy.
The world of edible recipes is always expanding thanks to devices like the Levo II making infusing dry herb convenient. Explore your favorite classic recipes with an elevated twist on them and let us know if you have any favorites in the comments!