The Chefs at Denver’s Cook’s Fresh Market are up to some HIGHly creative culinary.
DENVER – How do you like your turkey?
Oven roasted? Fried? Baked? How about weed-smoked?
Cook’s Fresh Market in downtown Denver has two new items on their menu this week: a weed-roasted natural turkey sandwich or the Mile High club sandwich.
The owner of the deli says he always wondered how turkey would take smoked with marijuana, instead of apple wood chips or something of the sort.
One of his customers brought him some marijuana stalks this week, so he tried it out. He brined the turkey with sugar, salt and spices for three days, and smoked it for six hours low temperature.
“I was really surprised. It didn’t smell like marijuana burning, it had a sweet aroma, like a cherry wood and it was absolutely delicious,” owner Ed Janos told Next. “People are smiling, giggling. Some people are afraid to try it. Some people are like, wow, this is really good. So it’s — people are kind of surprised, and they’re talking about it.”
The owner doesn’t have plans to make it a regular item on the menu.
As far as he knows, it’s not illegal. So if he doesn’t hear anything about it being illegal, especially after this story airs, he’ll probably smoke more turkey with marijuana stalks in a month or so.
“As far as I know, there’s no THC or anything in the stalk. I tasted a couple of slices and didn’t feel anything, so I don’t think you can get high from it,” Janos said.
Read or watch the full story here: http://www.9news.com/news/local/next/marijuana-smoked-turkey-now-served-in-denver-at-cooks-fresh-market/393639230
With the busyness of the holidays, we may have days when we didn’t feel like we were ‘on our game.’By making smart food choices we can increase our precious gray matter and improve brain function. Here are some brainy choices for keeping our noggins in tip-top shape.
Blueberries have been shown to shield the brain from stress, dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease.Research has also shown that diets rich in blueberries significantly improved both the learning capacity and motor skills.
Avocados, though considered a ‘fatty fruit,’ contribute to healthy blood flow and decreased blood pressure, lessening the chances of developing hypertension, which can lead to a stroke.
Deep-water fish, such as salmon is a wise, freshwater fish choice. It’s abundant in omega-3 essential fatty acids, which are essential for healthy brain function.
Nuts and seeds are good sources of vitamin E, an important vitamin needed by your brain to stave off declining cognitive functions. Cashews, peanuts, walnuts, sunflower and sesame seeds and almonds are all great choices.
Whole-grain breads, brown rice, and oatmeal also contribute to a healthy brain by reducing the risk for cardiac disease. By promoting a healthy heart and improved blood flow, the brain is sure to thrive via excellent oxygen and nutrient delivery through the bloodstream. Complex carbohydrates also supply the brain with a steady stream of glucose that enhances brain function. It’s important to avoid simple carbohydrates often found in junk food because the glucose gives the brain a short-lived sugar high, often followed by a crash that makes you feel hungry and tired.
Freshly brewed tea also has potent antioxidants, especially the class known as catechins, which also promotes healthy blood flow. Since black teas do contain caffeine it’s important to use it sensibly.
Dark chocolate has powerful antioxidant properties, contains several natural stimulants, which enhance focus and concentration, and encourages the production of endorphins, which helps improve mood. Again, moderation is the key.
At Cook’s Fresh Market we incorporate these ingredients into many of our made fresh daily meals. Check out our menus. Stop in and eat well!