What I've Learned So Far
Soup is tricky. In fact, this recipe was originally for soup but it turned into lentil stew instead. Which, honestly, is fine, but if you make soup with an ingredient that likes to soak up liquid (think pasta, rice, barley - pretty much any grain), just be ready to have stew. Even if it's soup the first time you eat it, after it sits in the 'fridge for a couple of days it might be stew. For this recipe, if you want more of a soup you can add additional liquid or not drain the tomatoes.