View Full Version : Cooking with wine and stock cubes - When would this be ok?
Before anyone panics on me, I haven't given my 8 month old any wine yet! Although I don't drink wine, I do use it a lot in cooking. Also, I bolster the flavour of meals with stock cubes, which are very high in salt.
If you use wine in cooking, when did you give your children a casserole with some red wine in it? I know the alcohol cooks off, it just still seems a bit of a grey area for me, as does the added salt.
I know to some this thread probably sounds a bit paranoid, but I'm just wondering where others stand on this.
:wave:I use wine in cooking and stock and have done since DS was about 8 months. I know the salt in the stock is high, I buy the salt reduced, but I do not add any extra salt so I have never seen a problem and also with the wine yep the alcohol cooks off(or so i have always been told)so I have never really thought twice about DS having it. HTH
I've read that stock cubes should be avoided because of the salt - excess salt can make babies very sick. I've never made my own stock but I'd imagine the salt wouldn't be an issue with homemade.
I wouldn't be worried about the wine, but I would be very cautious of the stock cubes. I make my own stock - it is super easy, far far yummier, cheap and more nutritious - and salt free.
You can get reduced salt stock cubes - but its only reduced, not with nil salt.
Wine would be a non-issue for me. Its the alcohol in it that's a problem for babies, and as it cooks out, its just like any other flavouring that doesn't have nutritional content, as far as I'm concerned - to be used sparingly, but not worried about.
:iagree: salt is the issue not the wine. I read an awful article about a baby who died of a salt OD. His organs gave out. :no: I have been a bit paranoid ever since.
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