Nothing beats a healthy, warming lentil soup. The dried mushrooms add a real depth of flavour and, although they're expensive, you only need a tiny amount to make an impact.
• This recipe can be made ahead of time, then chilled or frozen. Thaw, if necessary, then reheat gently, adding a little water if too thick. * • To make this a truly satisfying meal, serve the soup with a loaf of fresh, wholegrain bread with butter, or you may prefer it toasted.