From my mum’s recipe book today it is all about cheap, nourishing meals. My mum was the youngest of fourteen children and she was brought up through the Second World war and subsequent rationing. My grandmother had to feed the kids nutritious meals on a very tight budget. so here is my granny/ mum’s recipe for lentil soup. I now cook it for my family in the soup pan passed down and used by three generations of women for over a hundred years. That pan and this recipe is part of my heritage.