The simple things in life are often the best!

One (of many) thing I have learned here which has changed my entire philosophy around cooking is that the saying the simple things in life are often the best should never be disregarded. When the ingredients are seasonal and fresh with a little love and care the results can be so much more than just a plate of food to fill hungry tummies after a day at school. Something as basic as lentil soup quickly becomes a family favourite that the kids never tire of asking for. The above with lentils, our extra virgin olive oil and a jar of my homemade tomato paste carefully stored away in the summer months and you have a warming bowl of love and nutrients.

Fakes

1 packet 500g organic lentils 1-2 onions 5 cloves garlic 2-3 carrots 400g tomato conserve 2-3 bayleaves salt pepper water 1/2-1 cup extra virgin olive oil

Dice all vegetables saute in a large saucepan until fragrant, add other ingredients. Simmer for 30-40mins stirring occasionally. Serve with vinegar