Goldylocks Productions presents the Live from Little Bear Sanctuary Show with Christopher Vane.
Today, Friday, 18 December 2020 at 12 pm (Noon) ET.
Christopher Vane co-founded Little Bear Sanctuary, a nonprofit farm animal sanctuary in Punta Gorda, FL, in honor of his late mother Ursula (which translates to “little bear” in Latin). They shared a common passion for animals and Ursula often dreamed of providing neglected, once-abused animals a safe haven.
While originally from New York, Chris surprisingly started off with a career in human healthcare, eventually landing in Florida working as a real estate broker. When he met Randy, everything changed…for the better, that is! Their relationship sparked a new passion to live each day with purpose. After they got married, their desire to provide a better world for farm animals was greatly amplified. Together, Chris and Randy followed through on Ursula’s dream and established the Little Bear Sanctuary in 2017. Now, 160+ rescued farm animals call Little Bear Sanctuary home, and – thanks to Christopher’s compassion and dedication – each animal has been given an opportunity to experience love and freedom.
Little Bear Sanctuary provides a permanent home for farm animals that have been abandoned or can no longer be cared for by the owner in order to allow them to live out the remainder of their lives in a cruelty free environment. We are committed not only to a vegan lifestyle but the much needed education of pigs as pets. Our animals are never kept in cages or pens and are free to roam in their natural habitat.
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Returning Special Guest: David Marsella
David Marsella is an avid world traveler and lifelong foodie. Growing up in an Italian household, food and family were always the main event and inspired David’s love of cooking at an early age. While traveling, David enjoys sampling different types of cuisine and loves how local street foods represent the true vibrancy and flavor of a community. David has lived in New York, Houston, and Atlanta and he currently resides in Los Angeles with his husband Steve and three rescue dachshunds.
“Moving to LA offered me a new perspective on culturally diverse and trending food scenes. Vegan options abound and I’m always amazed at the creativity of vegan menus.” David further dipped his toe into the vegan scene via the camaraderie of vegan friends and family members. He loves to host gatherings with friends and family and of course cook and bake up a storm for them.
“Food is a perfect conduit for bringing people together to celebrate life and I wanted to learn to make vegan foods to be inclusive of all my guests.” While Covid has put a pause on David’s love for traveling and social gatherings, he has found a creative outlet in launching David’s Kitchen LA and filming videos to share his joy of food with the world.
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Vegan Pistachio Guava Thumbprint Cookies
1 ½ Cups All Purpose Flour
½ Cup Ground Pistachios
½ Cup Sugar
¾ Cup Vegan Stick Butter
2 Tablespoons Almond Milk
1 ½ Teaspoons Almond Extract
Guava Jam (can substitute any flavor)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line baking sheets with parchment paper
- In bowl, whisk Flour, Ground Pistachios & Salt to combine
- In bowl of Stand Mixer, Beat Vegan Butter until creamy
- Add Sugar and mix about 1 minute more then add the Almond Extract and mix another minute
- Add Flour mixture until combined. Do not over mix
- Add Almond Milk and combine
- Using about a half-tablespoon measure, scoop dough, form into ball and place on cookie sheet
- Make indentation in each ball with thumb or back of small spoon and fill each indentation with about 1/2 teaspoon jam
- Bake 12-14 Minutes
- Cool on baking sheet for 10 minutes
- Transfer to cooling rack and cool completely
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