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Grab your bong, your apron, and let’s get to it. Illustration: Rame Abdulkader.

Embrace the munchies like never before

It’s been proven that smoking a joint, hitting a bowl, or downing an edible is known to cause two major effects in virtually all consumers (aside from a serious spell of the dry mouth and suspiciously red eyes): intense bouts of creativity, and an even stronger case of the munchies.

In honour of the legalization of cannabis quickly approaching on Oct. 17, the Fulcrum thought we would combine the cleverness and hungriness experienced mid-high to create something truly beautiful for all our stoners: the unofficial guide to the most peculiar but tastiest high snacks to cure even the strongest case of the munchies. All you’ll need is a few common kitchen essentials and, of course, some weed.

PB&N(utella) gone wild

What you’ll need

  • Jar of peanut butter (extra creamy HIGHLY recommended)
  • Jar of nutella
  • 3 slices of bacon
  • 2 slices of bread

Throwing it together

  1. In a cold pan or skillet add the bacon and turn up the heat to a low setting
  2. When you notice the bacon begin to curl, flip to the other side
  3. Continue cooking until the bacon reaches desired crispiness
  4. Transfer cooked bacon to paper towels to absorb excess fat
  5. Throw two slices of your desired type of bread into the toaster, browning as preferred
  6. Once toasted, slather both slices of bread with a healthy amount of peanut butter and nutella
  7. Before putting the sandwich together, slip your bacon between the bread

Mr. Noodles on crack

What you’ll need

  • 1 package of Mr. Noodles or your favourite kind of instant ramen
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup spinach
  • 2 tablespoons frozen peas
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • Bottle of sriracha
  • Bottle of soy sauce  
  • Salt and pepper

Throwing it together

  1. Start with the noodles: begin by boiling your 2 cups of water in a kettle
  2. Pour your ramen noodles, packaged spice mix and frozen peas into a large bowl
  3. Submerge ingredients in hot water, stirring and allowing to cook/defrost for 5 minutes
  4. In a pan, add butter and melt over medium heat
  5. Crack in two eggs and fry until cooked through, sprinkling with salt and pepper
  6. Your noodles should now be close to fully cooked; add your spinach and soy sauce to the hot bowl and mix in, allowing spinach to wilt
  7. Top with fried eggs and drizzle with sriracha

Pancake breakfast tacos

What you’ll need

  • 5 large eggs
  • ½ cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • ½ cup milk
  • 5 strips of bacon
  • ½ cup shredded cheese
  • Bottle of maple syrup
  • Salt and pepper

Throwing it together

  1. Start with the pancakes: in a large mixing bowl sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar and mix, creating a well in the centre
  2. In well, pour in 1 egg, milk and melted butter, mixing together until smooth
  3. Heat a large pan over medium temperature and add batter onto grill, using roughly a quarter cup for each pancake to make 4, cooking both sides until golden
  4. In pan fry your bacon, cooking until crispy; remove from heat and dry on paper towel
  5. In small bowl beat together remaining 4 eggs, seasoning with salt and pepper
  6. Add eggs to pan, scrambling over low heat and adding shredded cheese
  7. Remove eggs from heat and scoop into pancakes, topping with bacon and drizzling with maple syrup

Loaded tater tots poutine

What you’ll need

  • Bag of frozen tater tots
  • 1 cup cheese curds
  • 1 can chili
  • Instant gravy powder
  • 1 cup water
  • Salt and pepper

Throwing it together

  1. Preheat oven to 425℉ and lay out tater tots evenly on a large cooking sheet, sprinkling with salt and pepper
  2. Bake in oven for 15 minutes or until golden and crispy
  3. Cover tater tots in cheese curds, allowing to melt
  4. In a pot, warm canned chili over medium heat
  5. Combine instant gravy with water and mix in large bowl, microwaving for 2-3 minutes or until thickened to your liking
  6. Cover tater tots and cheese curds with gravy and chili

Garlic bread grilled cheese

What you’ll need

  • 2 slices of your favourite kind of bread
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt or powder
  • 1 teaspoon shredded parsley
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ⅓ cup marinara or tomato sauce

Throwing it together

  1. In a pan melt 1 tablespoon of butter over low-medium heat
  2. Generously butter your 2 slices of bread, sprinkling with garlic salt/powder
  3. Place one slice of bread on pan, topping with mozzarella cheese and shredded parsley and covering with second slice of bread
  4. Once bottom slice of bread is golden brown (about 3 minutes), flip
  5. Remove from pan and slice, serving with marinara/tomato sauce