Bacon lover (ahem, princess) and cannabis cook Annie Trimber loves weed, and bacon, and makes one heck of an Instagram-able meal. We caught up with her to hear her delicious and edible journey and The Bacon Princess blog.
How did you get involved in cannabis?
After moving to the West Coast back in 2017, my relationship with cannabis changed for the better. I learned that cannabis was ingrained into the social culture and way of life with my friends here, whereas back on the East Coast I was hiding around or smoking in cars so the parents couldn't find out, even though I was 24 years old lol.
This new way of life really sparked my creativity, and I started creating recipes using cannabis edibles. The first product I ever cooked with was Kiva after I met them at a party. I made medicated bacon chocolate chip cake balls and medicated hot chocolate and from then on I just wanted to keep doing that! To this day I've made dishes with other vendors like Therapy Tonics, Bhang Chocolate, Smokiez Gummies, and more.
What is your mission with @thebaconprincessblog?
The Bacon Princess blog started as a place for me to share my gluten-free and dairy-free recipes. I have been gluten-free since summer after freshman year of college and lactose intolerant my whole life and I knew my way around the kitchen so I wanted to share that. Back in 2014 there really weren't many options for gluten-free and dairy-free food that actually tasted great since it was kind of uncharted territory back then. So I wanted to prove that it was possible to live that type of lifestyle but still eat amazing food!
Where do you see yourself in the industry in 5 years?
Deep in the intersection of food and cannabis, whatever that may be at the time!
What's the biggest challenge of working in the cannabis space and the biggest reward?
I would say the biggest challenge that I encounter most often is dealing with brands, whether it's a restaurant or a product. I've had brands not want to work with me, or require that there be no cannabis-related content for an x amount of time before their content goes up on my page. But I would say the biggest reward is the community, hands down. There just seems to be a similar mindset between cannabis lovers, and elevated state of being, that I really enjoy.