As some of you connoisseurs might already know, once you’re finished with a session with your Solo or H-alizer, your botanical is not done working for you. You can use it again as ABV to get a second use of your botanical like we mentioned in our ABV Recipes post. This is great news for all you connoisseurs on a budget. That being said, sometimes it can be a bit difficult to figure out what to do with your supply of ABV especially if you’re regularly strapped for time. To help all you out there who find yourself in this predicament, we have a simple way to use your leftovers that will make it easy to enjoy it with almost any meal! It’s time to turn your ABV into a spice!
ABV As A Spice
Caution: Use the ideas in this post at your own risk.
Your botanical’s essential oils and compounds are all locked away inside of your botanical in a state that’s more or less useless to you in their natural state. That’s because that natural state is an acid, something our bodies can’t do much with in the amounts usually used for a vaporizing session. Once it’s been heated up, the compounds you want to enjoy are heated and converted into a form you body can process and turned into vapor that can be inhaled. Once your session is over, there’s still some compounds left in the botanical, and because those compounds have been heated they’ve been converted to a compound your body can process that you can enjoy by eating it.
The first thing you’ll need is a supply of botanical that’s already been through a vaporizing session. Whenever you’re done a session, take the remaining botanical and store it in an air-tight container. Once you have enough, you’ll need a pepper grinder. You’ll want to avoid pepper shakers because you’re looking to make use of the pepper grinder’s ability to crush the contents of the grinder into an almost powder-like consistency. Once you have those two things, load your ABV into the grinder and get ready for some good times!
This is where things can get a bit tricky. It’s hard to know exactly where you’ll want to use your new spice and there are 2 answers to that question. The short answer is everywhere you possibly can. The long answer is where the tasty, nutty flavor would work best. That can be a bit difficult to sort out, but you’ll get the hang of where to apply this spice the more you use it. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
- Pasta – This works well mostly because of the tomato sauce. There should already be some fat in the sauce, which will only help your cause since the compounds are lipophilic, and the spices used in the sauce should work really well with your new spice!
- Eggs – You can either throw it into the pan as you melt some butter to keep the eggs from sticking or you can just grind it right on top after you’ve finished making them. You’d be surprised how well the flavor of ABV works with eggs be they scrambled or fried.
- Bacon – Is there ever a bad time for bacon? We can answer that for you. No! The addition of a little of your new spice, right as your bacon comes out of the pan, makes for a great treat as pork responds well to savory spices.
With these ideas, you’ll be ready to take your cooking to the next level with these great new applications for your botanical. No matter what time of day, you can enhance your meal with a little extra spice!
Thanks for reading and as always, keep vapin’! 😉