Cosy vegetarian recipes for autumn and winter

Because winter is not all about ragù.

Braised mushrooms with polenta
Winter cooking doesn't have to be an all-meat affair. Whether you're following a vegetarian lifestyle or are just aiming to cut down on your meat intake, when the temperature starts to drop your winter menu could look like hearty vegetarian soups, warming pasta bakes and dhal for days. And never, ever underestimate the goodness of balsamic-braised mushrooms piled on polenta. Glorious.