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Five-Bean Soup Mix in a Jar

2016 November 25
by Emily Hill

Gifting friends and neighbors this five-bean soup mix in a jar is just one way to help #LIGHTtheWORLD this holiday season.

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Five-Bean Vegetarian Soup Mix in a Jar -- This five-bean vegetarian soup mix in a jar requires minimal effort and minimal cost and is absolutely delicious, which basically makes it the perfect gift!

This is a sponsored post as part of the #LIGHTtheWORLD campaign.

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On December 1st, the #LIGHTtheWORLD campaign will kick off with a worldwide day of service. The campaign, which celebrates a Christ-centered Christmas, focuses on a different Christ-like behavior every day through December 25th.
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I personally love December 7th’s attribute: Jesus Fed the Hungry and So Can You. While donating canned food or helping in a local food bank or soup kitchen is a fantastic way to feed the hungry, I’m fairly certain you can think of at least one friend or neighbor who is struggling to make ends meet. And if you don’t know from where your next meal will come, there’s very little “merry” in the Merry Christmas season. Fortunately there’s an easy and affordable (for you and them) way to help your neighbors in need. The best part? It helps feed the body and the soul.

Hot soup is magical that way.

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Five-Bean Vegetarian Soup Mix in a Jar -- This five-bean vegetarian soup mix in a jar requires minimal effort and minimal cost and is absolutely delicious, which basically makes it the perfect gift!

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This five-bean vegetarian soup is basically love in a jar. It’s made with love, given in love and eaten while feeling the love. Five-bean soup has a short list of ingredients and requires the addition of only diced tomatoes and water. In fact, you could include a can of diced tomatoes when gifting to make it all the easier.

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Five-Bean Vegetarian Soup Mix in a Jar -- This five-bean vegetarian soup mix in a jar requires minimal effort and minimal cost and is absolutely delicious, which basically makes it the perfect gift!

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Because I had all the spices and jars on hand, I only purchased the beans and vegetarian bouillon cubes. I think the total was less than $12 and the recipe made three jars. This five-bean vegetarian soup mix in a jar is seriously one of the best gifts ever.

I did the math: Minimal Cost + Minimal Effort + Yummy Soup = Best Gift Ever.

I’ll be passing out jars of soup mix on December 1st (#LIGHTtheWORLD worldwide day of service) and more jars on December 7th. As far as the other 23 days before Christmas, the #LIGHTtheWORLD calendar below has some great ideas depending on the Christ-like attribute for that day.

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LIGHTtheWORLD campaign calendar page 1 #lighttheworld

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LIGHTtheWORLD campaign calendar page 2 #lighttheworld
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For more information about the campaign and ideas for how you can get involved, CLICK HERE.

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LIGHTtheWORLD
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To assemble this five-bean vegetarian soup mix, follow the recipe below and then attach the printable gift tag (or create your own). You can also make the jar extra cute (totally optional) by placing a cupcake liner or fabric between the lid and ring. I love the combination of parchment cupcake liner and raffia ribbon!

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Five-Bean Vegetarian Soup Mix in a Jar -- This five-bean vegetarian soup mix in a jar requires minimal effort and minimal cost and is absolutely delicious, which basically makes it the perfect gift!

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Printable recipe for five-bean soup mix below and printable gift tag just below that. Enjoy!
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Five-Bean Soup Mix in a Jar
 
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This five-bean soup mix in a jar requires minimal effort and minimal cost and is absolutely delicious, which basically makes it the perfect gift! Don't forget the printable gift tag--it has the directions for making the soup! Makes 3 quart-size mason jar soup mixes.
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Recipe type: Soup
Serves: 3
Ingredients
  • 1 (16-oz) package pinto beans
  • 1 (16-oz) package split green peas
  • 1 (16-oz) package great northern beans
  • 1 (16-oz) package black beans
  • 1 (16-oz) package red beans or red lentils
  • 1 T black pepper
  • 1 T paprika
  • 1 T dry mustard
  • 2 T dried minced onion
  • 2 T sea salt
  • 2 T garlic powder
  • 2 T dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 6 bay leaves
  • 6 vegetable bouillon cubes
  • 3 quart-size mason jars with lids
  • Printable gift tag with directions (see original post: http://www.isthisreallymylife.com/2016/11/five-bean-soup-mix-in-a-jar/)
Instructions
  1. Layer ¾ cup pinto beans in jars; shake gently to level beans. Repeat with ¾ cup of peas, northern beans, black beans and red beans. Set jars aside.
  2. Combine pepper, paprika, dry mustard, minced onion, salt, garlic powder, oregano, rosemary and basil in a small bowl.
  3. Place 3 T of spice mix in a snack-size ziploc bag. Add 1 bay leaf and 1 bouillon cube. Gently shake contents to one side of bag and close. Fold bag around spices and place in top of each jar.
  4. Place lids on jars, sealing tightly. Tie with ribbon and attach printable gift tag with instructions.

 
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To download the five-bean vegetarian soup mix printable gift tag, CLICK HERE or on the image below and save the file to your desktop. But before you do, please read the following rules:

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Five-Bean Soup Mix in a Jar gift tag
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Here are a few of our other favorite soup recipes!

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Creamy Chicken and Corn Chowder with Sweet Potatoes -- This creamy chicken and corn chowder with sweet potatoes is flavorful and family friendly. Pair it with freshly-baked bread and salad for the perfect weeknight meal.


Creamy chicken & corn chowder with sweet potatoes

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Creamy Chicken and Rice Soup -- my family LOVES this soup. Simple ingredients, easy to make, creamy and hearty. It is basically perfect. And the leftovers are yummy!


Creamy chicken & rice soup

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Easy chicken noodle soup yet so full of flavor. Rotisserie chicken gives it a delicious roast chicken flavor.


Super easy chicken noodle soup

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Zupas Wisconsin cauliflower soup


Cafe Zupas Wisconsin cauliflower soup

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Mom's chicken tortilla soup


Mom’s chicken tortilla soup

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Chicken taco soup


Slow cooker chicken taco soup

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Homemade minestrone soup

Homemade minestrone soup
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Looking for more yummy recipes? Try browsing my best of Is This Really My Life Pinterest board. I guarantee you’ll find quite a few!

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5 Responses Post a comment
  1. November 25, 2016

    What a perfect, healthy and cute gift idea!

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    Emily Hill Reply:

    Thank you!
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  2. November 26, 2016

    This is so awesome. I love that it’s delicious and easy on the eyes! :) I can’t wait to try it. Thanks, Emily!

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    Emily Hill Reply:

    It is rather pretty, which is why it makes such a great gift! :)
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