The 420: Sous Weed

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Meet Monica Lo, the creator of Sous Weed, a company designed to empower and inspire people to make their own medicated infusions.

Founded in 2015, Sous Weed is dedicated to using cannabis as a superfood ingredient in the home kitchen. Sous Weed offers practical advice for both beginners and enthusiasts to holistically understand the use case of cannabis in their lives and create sous vide cannabis-infused dishes without mess, smell, or worry. 

How did Sous Weed come to life?

Sous Weed began as a passion project to document my cannabis creations using the sous vide method. The interest first came from the need for holistic pain management when I herniated a disc. It was a struggle just getting out of bed and the doctor had me on all sorts of pain medication. I made the switch to cannabis because it was easier on the system and helped get me through my day-to-day tasks.

At the time, I had a strict landlord and I needed to be very discreet with the wafting scent of cannabis so a Crock-Pot or cooking on the stovetop was out of the question. I was the creative director of a sous vide startup and thought I’d put our machines to the test–it was a success!  

With the sous vide method (pronounced sue-veed) , it was easy to make healthier edibles and to customize the dosage to my needs.

What is sous vide?

Sous vide refers to the process of placing your food in a bag or airtight jar, and then cooking it at a precise temperature in a pot of water.  Since the cannabis and oil are sealed in an airtight bag and placed underwater to infuse–there’s virtually no smell! There’s also no need to babysit a stovetop or Crock-Pot. 

And the best part is, you can make multiple infusions at once! All you need to do is set the temperature on your sous vide machine, seal your ingredients up, and drop it into the water. You can walk away and go about your day without worrying about overcooking your cannabis.

What are your favorite recipes?

My Sous Weed Chili Oil and Spicy Sichuan Wontons are two of my favorite recipes. They’re both adapted from family recipes and remind me of my childhood. I love to drench my food in chili oil.

What are you favorite cooking tools?

To sous vide your cannabis, I highly recommend the Joule Sous Vide machine; it’s sleek and easy-to-use with the app. For discreet decarboxylation, I recommend the NOVA Decarboxylator which will help you activate 100% of THC in your flower with the touch of a button. It’s odorless and mess-free. You can get $30 off with the code ‘SOUSWEED’.

If you could invite three people, (dead or alive), to a dinner party, who would you invite and why? 

I love funny women so I’d have to say Awkwafina, Margaret Cho, and Ali Wong. 

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