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Black lentil and vegetable stew with gram flour dumplings, gluten free and plant based.

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Hi everyone,

Here's what I had for dinner tonight, I finally bought a slow cooker yesterday so cooked this to try it out. Just for a challenge I thought I'd make the dumplings vegan and use gram flour and soy cream baking powder black pepper sea salt and chives. As I've never made them like this before I made mini ones and they doubled in size and tasted good.

The black lentils are under the veg in the gravy that the stew cooked in, I think that both green and black lentils with sliced onions and thickened with a little gram flour and water is the best veggie mince I've ever had so love the combination.

I cooked a local cauliflower organic onions garlic carrots peas and local green beans in stock made with water and low salt Swiss bouillon ginger black pepper with yeast extract.

For a first attempt with a slow cooker I'm very pleased as it made an easy meal especially as I've had a lot going on at home with having builders in today.

I hope that everyone in the flood risk areas is safe as I can't imagine how awful that must be.

Jerry ๐Ÿ˜Š

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That's a lovely looking plate of food Jerry and I love the ingredients. Glad you've bought a slow cooker, something you'll never regret.

You've done well putting that together and having builders in, such an upheaval.

Isn't it awful for those in the flood risk areas, the weather has been particularly wet.โ˜”๐Ÿ’ง

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JerryGuest in reply to Hidden

Aw thanks Alicia, I was pleased how it turned out...

The builders finished my guttering off and gravelled the drive and parking area so when they finished I could just relax while everything cooked so it was well worth the initial effort.

As for flooding I so feel for those affected as they had a months rain in one day and when it's cold with winter and Christmas looming it must be very hard.

Jerry. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Hidden in reply to Jerry

It turned out really well.

Oh doesn't it feel good when the work has been done and you can relax.

Oh I really feel for those around Derbyshire, how awful. I'm so fortunate where I live as we rarely see flooding. I see Wales has snow today andxquute a lot.๐Ÿ˜ฎ

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Hi Jerry, Iโ€™m glad you got yourself a slow cooker. I imagine that will be very helpful and be good for letting the flavours develop. I think they are a great idea. I wouldnโ€™t mind one myself.

I hope all is going well with your builders. Youโ€™ll have more time now to bake your GF biscuits! ๐Ÿ™‚

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JerryGuest in reply to Agoodenough

Hi Ali, they're cheap and cheerful at the moment as well, it seems really easy so for a first pop I'm happy. I loved the gentle aroma too...๐Ÿ˜Š

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AgoodenoughAdministrator in reply to Jerry

Yes they are good value. It would be great for a vegan bolognese sauce ๐Ÿ˜‹

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