Thursday, January 29, 2015

Big Hempin'

Three ways to get the most out of hemp for 4/20


There are many reasons to celebrate 4/20. 

It's Earth Day. It's also the day Apollo 16 landed on the moon. And the day of Danica Patrick's landmark first win for a female driver in an Indy race.

OK, so you maybe you just want to focus on celebrating the little green plant with mood-altering tendencies. But since this ain't Colorado, here are three legal ways to enjoy 4/20 by embracing a little seed called hemp.

Eat: Sundown at Granada
Fuel up like a hippie with the Southwest Stuffed Avocado. Served with endive for dipping and loaded with fresh tomato, feta, black beans, sweet corn, and hemp-seed agave, you may never order boring old guacamole again.
3520 Greenville Ave., Lower Greenville  (214-823-8305).

Drink: Asador
Swagger into the bar at Asador inside the Renaissance Hotel Dallas and order up a Hemp Fizz. Featuring Plymouth gin, yellow chartreuse, lime juice, and hemp milk, it's a refreshing cocktail with a unique twist. Best of all, grab it during happy hour for just $6.
2222 Stemmons Fwy., Market Center (214-267-4815).

Bulk Up: Lindwoods Superfoods
Unlock the power of protein, Omega 3s and 6s, and other vitamins and minerals with Linwoods Shelled Organic Hemp. Add to salads, yogurt, oatmeal or your morning smoothie. Even pancakes and waffles can be hempified for added nutritional benefit.
Available at Whole Foods, Bed Bath & Beyond, and Fresh Market. 6300 Harry Hines Blvd., Love Field (214-352-2296).

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