The other day I caught a repeat of Barefoot Contessa where she made a scrumptious-looking lentil vegetable soup. Without thinking I printed the recipe and headed to the grocery store — before the episode was even over. The funny thing was later that night, my sister called and said, "did you see Barefoot Contessa? She made the most amazing soup!" I informed her that the very same soup was cooking on my stove and invited her over. I'm glad I did because the recipe serves a crowd. Like all Barefoot dishes, it's basic but full of flavor and wildly satisfying. The lentils provide a rich meatiness, and the chunky veggies are comforting and filling. To make it vegetarian-friendly, simply use vegetable broth instead of chicken stock. I highly recommend this enjoyable soup so get Ina's recipe after the break.