Autumn vegetable stew

Serves: 6 Prep time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 45 minutes

There are a few things that I consistently find myself craving as the days draw in, and one of those is a really hearty, warming vegetable stew. I love to eat it curled up on the sofa, nurturing my cosy bowl in both hands and relishing the gorgeous smells and blend of seasonal flavours.

It’s also a brilliant batch cooking recipe, lasting 3-4 days (covered) in the fridge, or much longer in the freezer. You can of course switch around the vegetables and pulses you use, according to what you have to hand. Serve with toasted sourdough or rye bread if you’re feeling particularly hungry.