my latest obsession | cannelle et vanille

Last Fall, I stumbled upon a recipe for a roasted carrot soup on the Washington Post that sounded delicious. I love soup and this recipe sounded interesting. It was from Aran Goyoaga’s soon to be published cookbook Cannelle et Vanille and I was immediately intrigued. The soup was terrible. It was likely an error on my part. It was my first attempt at a dairy free soup where the dairy is replaced by cashews. Whatever it was, it was disgusting. But it didn’t deter my interest in Aran Goyoaga. I started following her on Instagram. Even though my first attempt at one of her recipes was a failure, her success with gluten free baked goods was interesting. I asked for her cookbook for Christmas and then poured over it. Yet I didn’t make one damn thing. (Hahahaha! This is very me.) Flash forward to quarantine and suddenly, I had some time to experiment with some recipes. As someone who wasn’t always gluten and dairy free, finding any sort of baked goods that taste delicious is hard. They’re almost always disappointing or they make me sick because I missed an ingredient that doesn’t work for me. Fun, right? This cookbook has been a revelation! It’s incredibly gratifying to find recipes that don’t make me sick AND taste good. If you have similar food allergies GO BUY THIS BOOK! Her pizza dough recipe is the closest I’ve found to my Dad’s dough. Her cakes have blown me away. I mean, look at this ridiculous loaf cake I made two weeks ago. It’s her take on a classic yogurt cake that her Mom made when she was growing up. Except her version has no yogurt or gluten. It was seriously amazing and even my *husband liked it. Enjoy! Citrus Olive Oil Cake 3 eggs1/2 cup maple syrup1/2 cup olive oil1/3 cup milk (I used coconut milk so it’d be dairy free)zest of 1 large lemon 1 cup super fine brown rice flour1 cup almond flour2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder1/2 teaspoon salt Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Whisk all wet ingredients together in a bowl (eggs, maple syrup, olive oil, milk). Stir in lemon zest, brown rice and almond flours, baking powder and salt. Pour into a greased loaf pan. (I spray my pans with olive oil). Bake 35 minutes. Remove and cool on a rack. Take out of the loaf pan...
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tired of your current home?

I’m sure many of you are tired of your current space after weeks of shelter in place. If you’re thinking about making a move, let’s chat about Compass Concierge. What is it? An interest free loan for upgrades when you’re getting ready to sell. It works! We received 17 offers on 3206 5th St, SE and our final sale price was 49K over the list price. I’m sure my clients thought I was nuts when I proposed the upgrades we made to 3206 5th St., SE. We repainted the entire interior, retiled the kitchen, half bath and laundry area, updated the kitchen by painting the cabinets and replacing the dated back splash. We replaced the carpet upstairs, all the light fixtures on the first floor, and painted the exterior. All of these upgrades were paid for by Compass Concierge. It was a TON of work but the house looked amazing! If you’re thinking about making a change, reach out and let’s discuss what Compass Concierge can do for...
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sold!

I’m so pleased for my clients! We had 17 (!!) offers on the house they sold and ended up at 49K over the list price. On their purchase, I negotiated 10K off the list price and a home sale contingency. (I know!) They’re thrilled with their new home, screened in porch and...
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