This week’s recipe is full of hearty, warming lentils. This is a big year for lentils: the UN has declared 2016 the International Year of Pulses to put these fabulous plant-based protein sources front and centre. We love them for their high-fibre content: studies show that the more fibre people eat, the lower their risk of mortality from any cause – and they lose weight. And you know how we keep going on about our micro biome? Our gut bacteria ferments fibre and the by-products of this process nourish the lining of the colon and recalibrate the immune system. We try and eat beans every day.
LENTILS IN RED WINE (serves 4)