Throw together the popular combination of potatoes, spinach and warming Indian spices and add full-flavoured Puy lentils for a fast and filling meal. It just needs a cool cucumber raita to accompany.
Spicy root vegetables and haricot beans: Buy ready-prepared root vegetables such as carrots and parsnips, and omit the potatoes. Cut into bite-sized chunks and cook in salted boiling water for 5 minutes or until barely tender. Drain. Cook the onion and spices, and add the root vegetables as step 3, omitting the lentils, then stir in a 400g can haricot beans, drained and rinsed, and warm through. Add the spinach as before and serve with plain yoghurt.