Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Not long ago I was not allowed to talk about sh*ttake mushrooms on SP, and I assumed it was because of the word beginning with a slang word. Weird since the word has nothing to do with the slang word. Earlier today I saw someone else solve this problem with a different word by substituting a "*" for the vowel to get around the SP filter.
I promise all of you who read this blog that I am not encouraging anyone to start drinking, or even cooking with alcoholic beverages!!
This evening I was startled to read on another site that claims to be a site dedicated to health, an article suggesting we prepare a number of healthy options for the holiday which used beer as the liquid in cooked and uncooked recipes.
Well, I've been in suspicious mode lately with anything that says it's healthy or good for me. I always do my thinking and research to see where that product or idea fits into my current knowledge and many opinions, however misguided they might be.
So in my knowledge, I know that alcohol evaporates off when heated. And there my knowledge ends and the questions begin. I tried to ask on a SP Nutrition board but they wouldn't let me post with my words in the post.
I'm trying again here. Even if we don't come up with definitive answers, perhaps someone will think twice before preparing a food recipe with an alcoholic beverage.
So like I said, I know alcohol evaporates when heated.
1. Are recovering alcoholics still affected when eating a recipe cooked with beer, wine, or liqueur, or liquor?
2. Are recovering alcoholics still affected when eating a recipe prepared with those beverages, but not cooked? say like a dessert or dip?
I know that red and white wine have anti-angiogenic properties (Dr. William Li in his video "Can We Eat to Starve Cancer?" and that's a good thing. I don't know if that's enough to include red or white wine in a recipe as a healthy inclusion.
3. Do the anti-angiogenic benefits of red and white wine remain if cooked in a food?
My opinion is that we could probably add a lot more nutrition to a recipe by adding a fresh-juiced fruit or vegetable to our recipe. But that opinion is based on no factual information, so
4. Is nutrient info like calories/carbs/fats/proteins and beyond available for alcoholic beverages which we might use in our recipes?
5. Was any thought about these issues put into the recipes on SP that include alcoholic beverages?
I feel these issues are important to be knowledgeable of before we cook for our holiday parties. A person making a choice to have a drink is much different from a person unknowingly eating something that was prepared with alcohol. I personally feel we ARE our brothers' keeper when in comes to the food we serve at home or at other holiday functions.