Article By: Kristin McDaniel Misty is an award-winning edibles chef and homegrown Nevada native who creates desserts inspired by love. For the past three years Misty has run Mistyland Baked Goods- her own company that provides infused-products consulting and caters cannabis industry events including the monthly meeting of the Las Vegas Chapter of “Women Grow”. […]
Article By: Kristin McDaniel
Misty is an award-winning edibles chef and homegrown Nevada native who creates desserts inspired by love. For the past three years Misty has run Mistyland Baked Goods- her own company that provides infused-products consulting and caters cannabis industry events including the monthly meeting of the Las Vegas Chapter of “Women Grow”. Her masterful blending technique is known for creating delicious infused cuisine with a pure, clean taste and finish.
I recently sat down with Misty to find out what makes her (and them) so mystical.
Q. What is your favorite dessert to make?
A. Hands down my favorite to bake is my dark chocolate hazelnut truffle brownies. This dessert is just me a bowl and a whisk. Nothing better than the simple things in life.
Q. Ok, so what’s your least favorite to make?
A. Well, the hardest dish I make is also my secret weapon and some say my best dish – my Baklava. There’s so many layers to it, it’s so time consuming and delicate. But when you taste it, it’s so worth it.
Q. What sets your food apart from others?
A. My recipes are very unique, and I’ve been perfecting them over the last 10 years. I also make products that are both vegan and gluten-free, although you would never know it. For example my brownies are actually flourless, so they‘re naturally gluten-free. I also make my Rice Krispy treats with pure maple syrup and they remind you of a delicious maple bar. You might think it sounds similar to what’s out there already, but once you taste my recipes you’ll know the difference.
Q. What inspires you in the kitchen?
A. My love and passion for creating simple yet decadent desserts. The simplest of dishes are typically also the ones that people say are “to die for”. I think less is more – especially in the kitchen.
Q. When making edibles, what’s your secret for blending cannabis in so well?
A. Well, I’ve made edibles in lots of ways but my preference is to use a custom process with concentrates and oil. I’ve found this process never overpowers the flavor of the food, and has a much better effect. If you use cannabutter and flower there can be a more noticeable weed taste and tint.
Q. Where do you see Mistyland Baked Goods in the future.
A. Our next step is to get these delicious edibles out to the masses! We’re starting to look at cannabis kitchens now to hopefully get on shelves as soon as possible.
Q. How many cannabis strains have you smoked? And what’s your favorite?
A. I am a strain hunter for sure! I think I’ve been to almost every dispensary in Las Vegas since they opened three years ago – and in California and Colorado for years before that. By now I’ve smoked over 200 strains, and I’ve actually kept a list. I’d have to say the Blueberry family is my favorite indica, my favorite hybrids are Pink Champagne and Forbidden Fruit, and my favorite sativa – Super Lemon Haze.
Q. So do you have a favorite terpene?
A. Limonene, I love the pure citrus taste with it’s energetic effects and elevated mood because who doesn’t love to be happy.
Q. If you were a sweet dessert what sweet would you be and why?
A. Chocolate because I wanna melt in your mouth and in your hands.
Q. What is your signature dessert?
A. My award winning dark chocolate hazelnut brownies would have to be my signature. It’s a mouthful of rich ooey gooey decadent heaven that almost melts in your mouth like butter. This brownie will satisfy any chocolate craving, that’s for sure.
Q. Do you cook with CBD or THC?
A. I cook with both. I do extraction for some companies in Nevada and CBD is actually one of my specialties. I’ve also used both cannabis and hemp-based CBD in my edibles.
Q. Some people say there is no difference in sativa or indica edibles. Do you agree?
A. I definitely believe edibles can affect people differently- and can even vary each time you take them. This is because of a lot of different factors from how fast or slow your metabolism is, to what you have in your stomach at the time, to the type of edible it is. Also, the terpenes and cannabinoids of the strains used in the edibles all affect your experience- just another amazing reason why I love them.
Q. Why did you start medicating with Cannabis?
A. As a Las Vegas native I grew up pretty fast and started smoking cannabis at age 13- for recreational purposes of course! At age 22 I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, a muscle disease with overwhelming pain. The next four years I felt like a zombie in a haze from all the drugs the doctors had me taking. One day I looked at this plant that I’ve smoked for years in a completely different perspective. I no longer take opioids or other destructive painkillers- cannabis has been my medicine ever since.
Q. As a cannabis influencer in Las Vegas what are your goals?
A. I would love to help end many of the negative stigmas associated with cannabis, especially that women feel like they need to hide their cannabis use. It should be as acceptable as a glass of wine! I’m hoping I can help by being open and honest about my daily consumption and about how I am both a working mom and a cannabis chef. I think we also need to break the prejudice that all people who use cannabis are just lazy potheads. Many of us are working so hard (literally day and night) to build a multibillion dollar industry basically from scratch and without a recipe.
You can contact: email@example.com or Instagram:@mistylandbakedgoods for info and for updates on availability in dispensaries!
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