Hemp Recipes That Adults & Kids Will Love!

This year’s Hemp History Week has been full of fun events and I’m hopeful that the support for legalizing this useful, safe agricultural product will grow like a weed:

- Tuesday night I co-taught a packed class at Whole Foods with Phil Lempert of Supermarketguru.com fame. We shared the delicious and healthy ways hemp can be used in cooking, along with recipes and free goodies from the Hemp History Week supporting companies. (Some of my favorites recipes are below!)

Hemp History Week Alexandra Jamieson and Phil Lempert

- Wednesday brought rain and a gorgeous luncheon hosted at Candle 79 in New York City and created by Chef Angel Ramos. The meal was filled with hemp ingredients and I was blown away. The media and blog writers I sat with had never eaten at Candle before, and they couldn’t believe how good the hemp-centric menu was! I’m sure they’ll be back for more.

Hemp History Week Endorsers Phil Lempert Alexandra Jamieson Eric Steenstra, President Vote Hemp, Musician Dar Williams and Ashley Koff R.D.

Hemp History Week Endorsers Phil Lempert Alexandra Jamieson Eric Steenstra, President Vote Hemp, Musician Dar Williams and Ashley Koff R.D.

Hemp History Week Candle 79 Joy Pierson

Hemp History Week Candle 79 Joy Pierson

- Thursday I was invited to speak at Hunter College for students in the health and biology departments. I presented information about about plant based diets and how they can be used for healing, and I also gave out products from Manibota Harvest, Living Harvest, Dr. Bronner’s, and The Merry Hempters, all sponsors of Hemp History Week. The students loved the information and loved the goodies!

- Today I got inspired to whip up a couple of easy recipes that both my son Laken and I would enjoy. For an after gym treat I made this amazing smoothie:

Hemp History Week Protein Rich Hemp Cashew Cacao "Milkshake" Recipe

Hemp History Week Protein Rich Hemp Cashew Cacao "Milkshake" Recipe

Protein Rich Hemp Cacao “Milkshake”

Ingredients:

1 cup cashews, soaked overnight and drained

3 Medjool dates, pitted

1/4 cup Manitoba Harvest hulled hemp seeds

2 tablespoons raw cacao powder

2 cups unsweetened rice milk

Blend until smoooooooth…

Hemp History Week Hemp Cashew Maple Ice Cream Recipe

Hemp History Week Hemp Cashew Maple Ice Cream Recipe

Cashew & Hemp Seed Maple Cream

Ingredients:

2 cups cashews, soaked overnight and drained

1/4 cup shelled hemp seeds

1/4 cup maple syrup

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

pinch Himalayan pink salt

1/4 cup rice milk

Blend all until smoooooth….

Celebrate & Support Hemp History Week: 5/2-5/8!

I’m honored to be an official spokesperson for Hemp History Week, which takes place for the 2nd time this May 2nd-8th!

Alex Jamieson Hemp History Week

Alex Jamieson Hemp History Week

The point of Hemp History Week is to educate the public about the safety and benefits of hemp agriculture and usage, while renewing support to legalize industrial hemp farming in the U.S.

Hemp has gotten a bad reputation from it’s Cannabis relative, marijuana, and is actually free of psychoactive ingredients. Made illegal in 1957, Hemp is grown around the world for industrial and dietary uses. Hemp fiber is one of the strongest natural fibers on earth, and requires no pesticides or agricultural chemicals, unlike cotton.

Why is this movement important to me? Hemp represents agricultural, health, and sustainability issues all in one delicious package.

The U.S. is the world’s largest importer of hemp seeds, fabric, and oils, but farmers who want to grow this crop are still in legal limbo. Canadian farmers earn $200-$400 per acre with hemp crops, while U.S. farmers net less than $50 an acre for soy and corn. Legalizing hemp would be a huge boon to farmers in this country, as well as brining more production jobs stateside for the manufacturing of hemp fabric, seeds, and industrial products that could then be made in the U.S.

I’ll be talking more about hemp and its culinary uses and nutrition next week – and I’ll be giving away a box full of hemp products! Keep your eyes open for the contest on my blog. Also, be sure to come to the cooking class I’ll be co-hosting will Phil Lempert the editor of www.SupermarketGuru.com and The Lempert Report. We’ll be talking all things hemp at the Whole Foods on Bowery and Houston on Tuesday, May 3rd. To sign up for the class, go here: