Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Feng Shui Tips for the Front Door!


In Feng Shui, one of the first places to look at in your home is the front door. You want to have a strong front door so that you can welcome positive energy. When chi can flow easily into your home, this energy brings along abundance and ease. The front door refers to the official, formal front door of the home.

Your front door should be easily accessible, clean, clutter-free, vibrant, inviting and welcoming, make it that way!

Ellie Lavender 
Certified Feng Shui Practitioner
Interior Designer
Lavender Design + Cuisine


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Vegan Salade de Pois Chiche Nicoise (Chickpea Nicoise Salad) Recipe!


Vegan Salade de Pois Chiche Nicoise
(Chickpea Nicoise Salad)

Salads are healthy, delicious and very easy to make. This Salade de Pois Chiche Nicoise (Chickpea Nicoise Salad) is my vegan version of the Salade Nicoise, a Proven├žal dish. It’s super delicious, flavorful, colorful and loaded with herbes de Provence, seasoned fried chickpeas, hearty purple and red potatoes, red onion, cherry bell radishes, Picholine olives, capers, vegan feta cheese, crispy escarole leaves and crunchy endives with a tangy Dijon Vinaigrette! 

Salad Recipe - Use my salad photo above as a guide to compose this lovely salad, add or substitute other salad greens, veggies and other plant-based ingredients to your liking and create your very own beautiful salad art.

Vinaigrette Recipe (2 servings) - In a bowl combine 1/4 cup white balsamic vinegar, 1 tsp. diced shallot, 1 tsp. Dijon mustard, 1/2 tsp. dried thyme and a pinch of sea salt. Then, whisk in 1/4 cup olive oil in a slow, steady stream until the mixture is emulsified. You can either drizzle it on Salade de Pois Chiche Nicoise right before serving or serve it in small bowl with the salad.

Enjoy this beautiful salad as a delicious healthy lunch or dinner with crusty bread or baguette with a glass of beautifully aged Pinot Noir. 

Chef Ellie Lavender
Vegan Mediterranean Personal Chef
Culinary & Wine Pairing Instructor


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