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Old 07-29-2016, 05:44 PM
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Cooking with Wine?

I'm sorry if this has been brought up before, and also sorry if it seems like a stupid question! Lol

So I'm on Day 3 of being sober, and just had a dish of Shrimp and Grits. Now this dish has cooking wine in it, and I'm wondering was that ok? I didn't taste it, but I'm just freaking out. Idk.
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Old 07-29-2016, 05:51 PM
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I decided not to eat any food I knew had been cooked in alcohol.

It's hard enough to stay sober in the early days IMO without perhaps triggering ourselves.

It doesn't burn off as much people think

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That is what I figured. I had no idea until I was half way through my meal and someone mentioned it.

Thank you for all the info! Very informative. I won't count it as drinking for my own peace of mind ha.
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Good question.... And thanks Dee. That's very interesting and something I did not know. It's also surprising to me.
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I wouldn't count count it either. It does sound like a good idea to use extreme caution though in light of this.
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That is what I figured. I had no idea until I was half way through my meal and someone mentioned it.

Thank you for all the info! Very informative. I won't count it as drinking for my own peace of mind ha.
In the end our recovery is ours and ours alone. Now that you have the info I think would be best to abstain from drinking anything cooked with alcohol because it could end up being a downward trigger but this was not intentional or with the proper knowledge.

Continue to work on your recovery- sometimes the quality of our recovery is more important then the quantity of our sobriety.
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Very true. Thanks so much for the info and insight guys. I feel much better now. I was starting to beat myself up over it. But I know that'll only give myself a reason to give up. And I can't let that happen.

You guys are the best! Hope all are well tonight.
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I would definitely not beat yourself up over it.
Intent is everything - you had no intent to drink...it's all good.

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Whether or not it has alcohol in it, if we think it does then we might be triggered by the mere possibility. That is why I don't believe in drinking non-alcoholic beer or drinking a virgin Pina Colada with a pretty umbrella. Our addictive brain fixates on the what if and can set off a trigger that leads to a craving that leads to a drink.
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cranberry juice can be a good substitute and you can buy non-alcoholic cooking wine .
white grape juice , lemon juice are ok .

Alcohol makes me ill now if it's an ingredient , It also overpowers the dish and makes it inedible ..
Our tastes and flavours change a bit with sobriety in my experience ..

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Originally Posted by Dee74 View Post
I decided not to eat any food I knew had been cooked in alcohol.

It's hard enough to stay sober in the early days IMO without perhaps triggering ourselves.

It doesn't burn off as much people think

Thanks D for posting this very informative - bookmarking it
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