This is one of Faith’s favorite go-to soup-as-a-meal recipes. She prefers red lentils, simply because she finds them beautiful, but you could use brown lentils if that’s what you have or what you like. As a last step, she uses an immersion blender to thicken the soup, but you don’t have to if you like the texture of the plump cooked lentils as they are.
whole peeled tomatoes
Julia Turshen’s Turkey + Ricotta Meatballs
Senior producer Robyn Doyon-Aitken personally vouches for these tasty meatballs. She and her young son made them together one Sunday for dinner. He loved crushing the tomatoes with his hands and the herby, fragrant meatballs were a hit.