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  • noun Plural form of gruel.

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Examples

  • Such families lived on one-pot meals -- gruels, soups, stews -- bread, macaroni, and oatmeal.

    Archive 2008-03-01

  • Such families lived on one-pot meals -- gruels, soups, stews -- bread, macaroni, and oatmeal.

    More Work for Mother 8 -- 1890-1920: The Impoverished Other Half

  • The African Council of Food and Nutritional Sciences estimates that these gruels supply only half of the energy content of breast milk and little of the protein.

    Josh Ruxin: Hungry Cows, Hungrier People

  • In developing countries, weaning foods are commonly gruels made from staple cereals such as rice, maize, and wheat.

    Josh Ruxin: Hungry Cows, Hungrier People

  • This same Lethlean article also refers to another kind of porridge, one made from ground corn - polenta - which was also the Italian word to describe gruels made in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance from things like spelt, chestnut flour and the aforementioned millet and acorns.

    At My Table

  • Less appealing but very nourishing were gruels, a sort of liquid drink made from cereals such as millet, rye, barley, oats, corn and of course wheat, whose modern equivalents are porridge and polenta.

    At My Table

  • The sweet potatoes were cooked, mashed, and added to these gruels as a thickener and nutrient.

    Mexican Sweet Potatoes, from Soup to Dessert: Los Camotes

  • Less appealing but very nourishing were gruels, a sort of liquid drink made from cereals such as millet, rye, barley, oats, corn and of course wheat, whose modern equivalents are porridge and polenta.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • The sweet potatoes were cooked, mashed, and added to these gruels as a thickener and nutrient.

    Mexican Sweet Potatoes, from Soup to Dessert: Los Camotes

  • They suggested that this would have then been cooked into a gruel, a precursor to the gruels that fed European and New World peasants for so many centuries.

    Archive 2008-06-01

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