Love me a bit of winter, cosy stews and pastas are my love language. So here's one that's really awesome for those who love pasta but are trying to cut down on the amount of it they eat. It is vegetarian and can be made gluten-free, just depends on the flour you use.
This is a good one as the temperatures drop: when it gets really cold, I reckon there's nothing better than a hot, aromatic noodle soup to warm things up. Best of all, you probably have most of these ingredients lurking in your pantry cupboard already - and it's probably the easiest thing you can make.
If you're looking for a warm, hearty salad to get stuck into this winter, then your search is over. I created this salad by mistake. I was actually on my way to making this as a filling for burritos but after tucking into it straight out of the roasting pan, I thought "why bother!". So now we eat it as is on a bed of spinach. Have it on toast, on lettuce - however you want to but just eat it. It's that good.