Gift in a jar: Good Luck Soup 🌱

On New Year’s Eve, lentils are traditionally eaten in Italy for good fortune and prosperity in the new year. An edible Christmas present embracing this lovely custom – is there a more suitable giveaway by a food blogger? This hearty lentil soup has a nice balance thanks to the sweet coconut and tart apricot. The colors and textures of the different layers create an pretty gift, easy to prepare with your kids. A jar full of luck, really.

In the order below, fill a 300 ml jar with:

    50 ml dried green lentils
    4 finely chopped dried apricots
    50 ml dried yellow peas
    2 tbsp fried onions
    50 ml dried red lentils
    50 ml grated coconut
    a mixture of ½ tsp tumeric, ½ tsp cinnamon, ½ tsp ginger, ½ tsp paprika powder, ½ tsp jeera, ½ tsp coriander seeds, a pinch of chili flakes and 1 tsp salt
    1 bay leaf
  • Decorate with a label containing the following directions: “Add five jars of water. Let simmer for at least one hour.”
  • May your holiday season sparkle with precious moments of comfort, love and laughter and may the upcoming year be filled with interesting encounters, heartwarming kindness and memorable experiences. Happy Holidays!

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    3 Comments Add yours

    1. What a great idea for an ecological present! Italians always taste lentils on New Year’s Eve dinner; it is such a strong tradition.

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    2. Mums! says:

      Thank you so much, my dear 🙏🏻😘 It was very well received and I really like the symbolism of the gift 🍀

      Liked by 1 person

    3. ok ok ok, thank you for soo much temptation… LOL

      Liked by 1 person

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