Special Diets | 15 December 2015Food Gifts: Southwestern Three-Bean Soup Mix Share article facebook twitter google pinterest Give someone you love the gift of an easy-to-make meal with Vegan Food Gifts. This delicious Southwestern Three-Bean Soup Mix is perfect for a cold winter day and is easy to make when you’re not feeling the best. There’s nothing better than a homemade gift from the heart. This soup has some bite due to the addition of dried jalapeño, chipotle powder, and red pepper flflakes. Feel free to reduce the heat as needed, although as written it isn’t that hot, especially if garnished with nondairy sour cream and avocado. For Bean Mix: 1 cup (185 g) dry white beans 1 cup (185 g) dry black beans 1 cup (185 g) dry pinto beans For Seasoning Mix: 3?4 cup (72 g) vegetable broth powder 2 tablespoons (15 g) chopped sun-dried tomatoes, not packed in oil 1 tablespoon (4 g) dried jalapeños (optional) 1 tablespoon (8 g) garlic powder 1 tablespoon (8 g) onion powder 1 teaspoon dried parsley 1 teaspoon paprika 1 teaspoon chipotle powder 1?2 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1?2 teaspoon ground cumin 1?2 teaspoon ground black pepper 2 bay leaves To make the bean mix: Layer the beans in a mason jar. To make the seasoning mix: Mix together all the seasonings and place in a resealable plastic bag. Place on top of the beans in the jar. Yield: 12 servings Gift It! To package in a cellophane bag instead of a jar, place the bag of seasonings in the bottom of the bag, then pour the bean mix on top. Be sure to attach the recipe card above with a nice ribbon or bow. Buy from an Online Retailer US: UK: Impress your family, friends, neighbors, guests—anyone!—with homemade gifts that you can feel good about and others will love. From mouthwatering vegan baking mixes you can create, package, and label yourself, to DIY gift baskets, preserves, liquors, and more, you’ll find that perfect something for everyone, no matter what their views or inclinations. (No one can say no to a chocolate chip cookie after all—vegan or otherwise!) Vegan Food Gifts shows you how easy it is to create great homemade gifts that are not only kind and eco-conscious, but delicious too. So whether you are an expert chef or a beginner cook, a crafty genius or someone without an artistic bone in your body, you’ll find projects that not only suit your skills, but your budget too. Be the hit of the bake sale, the darling of the holidays, the hostess with the most-est, and more with Vegan Food Gifts. Share article facebook twitter google pinterest If you have any comments on this article please contact us or get in touch via social media.