Are you still looking for the perfect Holiday gift for a gluten-free friend? Here’s what New Plant is enjoying during this holiday season.
Gluten Free Chex Mix
- 4 ½ cups Corn Chex Cereal
- 4 ½ cups Rice Chex Cereal
- 1 cup Mixed Nuts
- 1 cup Wasabi Roasted Peas
- 1 cup Glutino’s GF Pretzel Twists or Bite-Size Pretzels
- 6 Tbs. Earth Balance Buttery Spread Butter
- 2 Tbs. Worcestershire Sauce (Lea and Perrin is GF)
- 1 1/2 tsp. Seasoned Salt
- 3/4 tsp. Garlic Powder
- 1/2 tsp. Onion Powder
- In a large bowl mix cereal, nuts, pretzels, etc., and set aside.
- In a separate microwave-safe bowl, melt butter, margarine or dairy-free substitute, on high until melted. Stir in seasonings. Pour over cereal mixture and stir until evenly coated.
- Heat oven to 250° F.
- Spread the uncooked Chex Mix evenly on a large ungreased baking sheet.
- Bake 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
- Spread out on paper towels to cool, about 15 minutes more.
- Store in an airtight container.
As New Planet began to grow in its early stages, company founders Pedro and Seneca Gonzalez searched for ways to make great tasting gluten-free beer, but to also make an impact on our planet. The company is named New Planet for a reason. With the objective in being socially conscious and environmentally responsible, we partnered with Wildlands Restoration Volunteers (WLRV) to make our goal a reality.
This year New Planet partnered with WLRV for the second time to tackle restoring social trails around Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, CO. Heavy pressure from the rugged infrastructure of the red rocks had led to over 400 ft of gullies and nearly 2,000 ft of disturbed foothills to repair. It was a sunny day when the volunteers split into a few groups to manage different areas of restoration. Land overhaul, decreasing erosion via trail repair and producing revegetation were all tasks at hand.
In restoring these lands, WLRV was able to contribute to the aesthetics of a Denver Mountain Park formerly known as one of the Seven Wonders of the World, all while making the areas surrounding Red Rocks safer for those who decide to explore outside of the entertainment facility itself. After two days work, the social trails were in full repair and could be utilized by music fans, hikers, and adventurers alike.
“The vibes were great; everyone was excited to make sure the lands were repaired to full quality,” said New Planet employee and representative Ryan Gaterman, “WRLV definitely has great intentions and that is why New Planet chose to sponsor such a great event.”
At the end of the first day’s work, WRLV celebrated a hard day’s work by taking a breather and enjoying some cold New Planet Beer at the historic Civilian Conservation Corps bunkhouse. By the time everyone arrived back at the campsite, dinner was served, and a drum circle had developed around the fire.
“It was great at the end of the day to see folks who had spent all day hauling trees, seeds, and rocks up steep slopes together, sit back, share smiles and compare sore muscles,” said Jarret Roberts, the WLRV Community Programs Director.
For more information on Wildlands Restoration Volunteers, check out http://www.wlrv.org/. New Planet Beer would also like to thank Linard Cimmermanis for the great pictures. Want to know more about what we are doing? Join New Planet’s endeavors by checking us out on Facebook, Twitter, or sign up for our newsletter. Saving planet earth never tasted so good!
When it snows, warm up with New Planet Beer. Here’s a fun drink otherwise known as Real Pirates Grog that will thaw out your insides. Arrrrrrr!!
Drink Type: Hot Drink
- 1/2 cup(s) Spiced Rum
- 2 can(s) New Planet Off Grid Pale Ale
- 1 package(s) Oatmeal (Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Quick Rolled Cooking Oats)
- dash(es) Paprika (To taste)
- Cook the oatmeal using beer instead of boiling water and stir in other ingredients.
Learn how to make more fun beer drinks at barnonedrinks.com.