I’m really into my winter warmers at the moment – any excuse to get out my Le Crueset pan. Whilst this might not look aesthetically delicious, it tasted lovely.

1) chop 1 onion, a handful of cherry or salad tomatoes, 3-5 sun dried tomatoes.

2) in a pan on the hob, brown the onion for 3-4 mins, then add all the tomatoes.

3) add a tin of rinsed lentils and 325ml of veg stock. Season and simmer.

4) place 4 Linda McCartney veggie sausages in the oven on a tray and bake for 15 mins.

5) once cooked, chop the sausages and add to the stew. Simmer with the lid in for 5 more mins.

Serve up with mashed sweet potato, brocolli and Aunt Bessie’s Yorkshire puddings (I needed the room in my freezer!).