Posted on 12/21/2009

The Holidays are well upon us. The good, bad and the ugly...........but we don't want ugly skin. No time for a facial. No monies for a facial. Try CaveChick's natural, quick and easy way to brighten your complexion.

Put your favorite natural facial cleansing lotion or cream into the palm of your hand. Sprinkle a little BAKING SODA on top of the facial cleansing lotion/cream. Use a finger to mix. Now it's ready to use. Rub ever so gently onto face, neck and decolletage. Careful, do not get in eyes! Rinse with water. Moisturize as usual.

Not only does the Baking Soda remove makeup build up and dry flaky skin particles but the natural antibacterial properties of the Baking Soda, sodium bicarbonate, will work wonders on acne breakouts. Got a pesky pimple? Make a little 'paste' with the Baking Soda and let sit on that bump for a few minutes!

Happy Holidays and A Very Happy New Year!

Posted on 10/26/2009

CaveChick (Vegan) Pumpkin Pie by: Lori Diversey

2 c. Pumpkin, canned (If using fresh cooked pumpkin reduce 'milk' to 1/2 c.)
1/2 c. Maple syrup, grade B
1/2 tsp. Salt
1 c. alternative 'milk' (unsweetened almond, unsweetened soy, RiceDream, etc)
2 tsp. Pumpkin spice
2 Tbl. arrowroot

Mix well in large bowl. Pour into pie crust. Cover edge of pie with foil/parchment paper (crust shield). Bake in preheated oven 425 for 15min. Remove crust shield. Reduce heat to 350 for 40-50min. or until pumpkin filling begins to crack. Cool. Fills one 9" pie crust.

Vegan Pastry Crust

2 1/4 c white spelt flour (use whole grain if preferred
1 tsp. salt
1/2 c walnut oil
5-6 Tbl. alternative 'milk', RiceDream, almond milk, soy, etc

Add flour and salt to medium bowl. Add oil and 5 Tbl. alternative 'milk'. Stir lightly with fork. Add additional 'milk' as necessary. Dough should be moist, not wet, and pliable. Makes two 9" pie crusts.