When I was newly sober I was only thinking of alcohol as a beverage I consumed in a glass. As time went on I began to find myself in a restaurant with choices like Beer Battered Fish and other dishes which use alcohol as an ingredient. I had a choice to make; do I choose to consume alcohol on any level?
My personal answer was no, I will not ingest alcohol in any form. Now I am aware that alcohol can be burned off in cooking but if I were to order up a dish in a restaurant can I be certain the exact temperatures/methods have been used. Ultimately for me it was a no-brainer, I am not willing to take a chance that I’ll psychologically let myself have “just a bit” at some stage in future.
Wether you’re abstaining because of addiction, pregnancy, your faith, health or any other issue the fact is alcohol is used in many recipes which we sober folks would like to enjoy.
I’ve complied this Alcohol Substitution Chart with the help of a fine Chef and some fabulous foodies. This may not be the perfect list for your taste buds but by testing the measurements, I’m sure you’ll find the right combination for yourself.
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