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lentil soup mix in mason jars

2. Curried Lentil Soup Mix

This curried lentil soup mix went over really well with my friends and family last year. You can layer the ingredients beautifully in a Mason jar for an attractive, simple present. The best part is that the jar stays useful long after the soup is gone!

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Becky Striepe is a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Like this article? You can follow Becky on Twitter or find her on Facebook!


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4:22AM PST on Jan 3, 2012

Thanks for posting this informative article.

5:58AM PDT on Oct 27, 2011

Thanks for the article.

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11:46PM PST on Jan 23, 2011

Very inventive ideas! Thank you!

2:16AM PST on Jan 6, 2011

Great stuff, thanks.

12:08AM PST on Dec 30, 2010

Nice, thank you!

5:15PM PST on Dec 26, 2010

Thanks for the ideas. Will have to try the curried lentils for myself first. If I really like it, it's a great idea to prep ahead for oneself or for gifts. I guess including the coconut milk would make it even easier for the recipient as it may not be standard in the pantry.

8:27AM PST on Dec 25, 2010

great post, thanks!

8:02AM PST on Dec 25, 2010

Thanks for the great gift ideas.

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