The Phoenix Film Festival is upon us once again! Included in that is the International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival. One of the films we are looking forward to is All The Creatures Were Stirring. Not only is it holiday themed horror, which we love, but it is also directed by our friend Rebekah McKendry and her husband David. We’ve created a new recipe for their film, Allergy Free Nut Mix!
In All The Creatures Were Stirring, “an awkward date on Christmas Eve leads a couple into a strange theater. They’re treated to a bizarre and frightening collection of Christmas stories, featuring a wide ensemble of characters doing their best to avoid the horrors of the holidays. From boring office parties and last-minute shopping, to vengeful stalkers and immortal demons, there’s plenty out there to fear this holiday season.”
Now you might be asking why we created an allergy free “Nut” Mix. After our last interview with Rebekah, we discussed creating a recipe for her new film. She shared a story from the set,
We have a scene with mixed nuts in it but we couldn’t have mixed nuts on the set because I’d go in cardiac arrest from trace amounts. So the mixed nuts containers are filled with corn nuts, seeds, and pretzel bits.”
Both Rebekah and her daughter have life threatening food allergies. We wanted to help bring awareness to this by creating a recipe that was completely nut and dairy free. We even took it a step further and switched out the pretzels with puffed corn so that it would be gluten free as well. When looking to recreate this recipe be sure to check the packaging for cross contamination warnings. The ingredients we used and listed below do not list that they were manufactured in a location that processes nuts or milk.
Want to see All The Creatures Were Stirring? We are giving away a pair of Flex Passes to the Phoenix Film Festival. This means you and a friend can select 4 films at the festival. The winners will be chosen on Wednesday April 4th. The Festival will be held April 5th through April 15th. Good Luck!
- 2 cups Arrowhead Mills Natural Puffed Corn
- 1 3/4 cups Trader Joe's Giant Peruvian Inca Corn
- 1/2 cup Super Seedz Pumpkin Seeds
- 1/2 cup Trader Joe's Shelled Sunflower Seeds
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl.