A Taste Of Paradox

July 11, 2012

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Good eveeeening! It was pizza night in our house!!!

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Karen proclaimed it to be “A rockin’ meal!”

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Whole wheat crust, homemade tomato sauce base, shitake mushrooms from our favorite local market vendor, North Cove Mushrooms, plus pepper from our garden and lots of cheese.

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[Bitter bolted] garden salad on the side! With a homemade dressing made from 1/4 cup black cherry balsamic (from the Boston Olive Oil Co), 2-3 tbsp olive oil, 1/4 tsp salt, 1 tsp honey, 1 heaping tsp dijon mustard and 1/2 tsp dried rosemary.

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This afternoon I snacked on a ripe nectarine and half a Hungry Bar!

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And to end our day, we shared dessert from Cville’s newest sweets bakery, Paradox Pastry. Matt went by this afternoon to say hello and welcome them to the bakery bunch and bought dessert.

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We split this amazing peanut butter mousse tort 3 ways. With peanut crumble on top and a peanut crust!

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So You Think You Can Dance is on tonight!! Yay!

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1 Brie @ Coxswain's Dilemma July 11, 2012 at 8:20 pm

$)(*^)(#%)*(#% oh my god. Dessert from heaven.

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2 Krissy - Shiawase Life July 11, 2012 at 8:21 pm

I want to go to Paradox Pastries! THanks for the reminder :D

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3 DessertForTwo July 11, 2012 at 8:22 pm

Gorgeous :)

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4 kaila@ healthy helper blog! July 11, 2012 at 8:22 pm

Can I just say… Karen is adorable! She seems like such a nice person! You’re lucky to have her as a mother in law :)

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5 KathEats July 11, 2012 at 8:27 pm
6 kyla July 12, 2012 at 8:53 am

I was going to say she looks great and healthy!

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7 Eating 4 Balance July 11, 2012 at 8:23 pm

My parents are watching So You Think You Can Dance in the other room. That one lady is yelling… I can’t remember her name right now though :D

OH! And that pizza is so thick! Looks great :)

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8 KathEats July 11, 2012 at 8:27 pm

Hahahaha probably Mary!

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9 Sarah @ Learning to Feed Yourself July 11, 2012 at 8:26 pm

That pizza looks so good! We keep trying to make pizza dough and it ends up so tough. Definitely need to do some experimenting with it!

And having fancy dessert after a nice homemade meal is one of my favorite things!

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10 Chelsea @ Chelsea's Lovelys July 11, 2012 at 8:28 pm

Looks like the perfect dinner and dessert! :)

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11 Brie @ Coxswain's Dilemma July 11, 2012 at 8:29 pm

I love peanut butter.

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12 Brie @ Coxswain's Dilemma July 11, 2012 at 8:30 pm

So much that I commented three times on this post.

In case you had any doubts.

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13 Christine July 11, 2012 at 8:32 pm

OMG Karen is hot!!!!! I hope I look that good when I am her age!

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14 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles July 11, 2012 at 8:37 pm

Homemade pizza would be welcomed any night of the week in our house! Looks awesome! Peanut Butter…so jealous!

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15 Lexi @ You, Me, & A World to See July 11, 2012 at 8:38 pm

Oh my goodness, that dessert looks amazing! Buying dessert from another bakery–how cute :)

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16 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) July 11, 2012 at 8:41 pm

Karen looks beautiful! Love that shot of her! We had pizza night the other night…I swear it never gets old! Have a great night Kath!

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17 Kati Mora, MS, RD, Kellogg's FiberPlus(R) Wellness Advocate July 11, 2012 at 8:42 pm

There are so many good things happening in this post! From the fiber-licious whole-wheat pizza crust to the chocolate-peanut buttery goodness that is dessert. Seriously – yum!!

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18 Ashley @ Hudson on the Potomac July 11, 2012 at 8:42 pm

Oh my. That dessert looks so fantastic!!! PB & chocolate are my favorite indulgence

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19 Ali @ Peaches and Football July 11, 2012 at 8:45 pm

Peanut butter mouse?? omg

Can’t believe you find the time to make homemade pizza sauce. Really impressive!

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20 KathEats July 11, 2012 at 8:55 pm

Well it was leftover from dinner two night’s ago – not made homemade tonight!

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21 Averie @ Averie Cooks July 11, 2012 at 8:53 pm

now THAT’S a dessert! Looks fabulous – and so does the pizza!

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22 Emily @ Life on Food July 11, 2012 at 8:59 pm

That dessert looks amazing…but so does the pizza. I am suddenly crazing pizza night for dinner tomorrow.

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23 Bridget July 11, 2012 at 8:59 pm

I was thiiiis far into a comment requesting a homemade pizza video and it occurred to me to make sure you hadnt already done one. THERE it was! Thank you for your videos! :) Love them!

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24 KathEats July 11, 2012 at 9:13 pm

:) I really need to update some of those

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25 Bridget July 11, 2012 at 9:15 pm

…maybe this time with a baby boy teetering around in the background?!? :)

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26 Andrea July 11, 2012 at 9:25 pm

I’d love to see some new videos! Not that your older ones aren’t great (they are!), but love seeing people in real time! Hey, maybe a baby-related video?! Have you caught him kicking on camera yet?

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27 KathEats July 11, 2012 at 9:47 pm

coming to BERF on Friday :)

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28 j3nn July 11, 2012 at 9:11 pm

Summer days that include pizza and a scrumptious tort = priceless :)

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29 Emily @ www.main-eats.com July 11, 2012 at 9:41 pm

YUM! Looks beautiful and delicious!

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30 Annette @FitnessPerks July 11, 2012 at 10:01 pm

YAY for pizza!

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31 lena July 11, 2012 at 10:07 pm

Karen looks amazing!

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32 Elizabeth July 11, 2012 at 10:18 pm

Do you use regular tomato sauce or reduce it somehow? I often have trouble with those being too watery on pizza but yours looks great.

Btw just boughtyaelf a new skip hop diaper bag in grey chevron design and thought of you :)

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33 KathEats July 12, 2012 at 6:49 am

our home made sauce is really thick, but we definitely have reduced sauces in a jar… or reduced fresh tomatoes with seasonings

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34 gina (fitnessista) July 11, 2012 at 10:28 pm

i had to leave a comment that karen looks absolutely fantastic. so healthy, beautiful and radiant! it makes me happy to see her doing so well <3
and that mousse tort looks pretty nice, too ;)
hope you're having a great night!

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35 Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] July 11, 2012 at 10:32 pm

The dessert looks divine!

Watching SYTYCD now — it’s gonna be a heck of a season!

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36 Katie @ Peace Love and Oats July 11, 2012 at 10:38 pm

The dessert and the pizza look delicious!

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37 Lisa (bakebikeblog) July 11, 2012 at 10:38 pm

how good does that torte look!

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38 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More July 11, 2012 at 11:41 pm

Wow! That dessert looks AMAZING!! Peanut butter and chocolate are seriously my favorite combination…ever!

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39 Khushboo July 11, 2012 at 11:46 pm

That dessert looks amazing! So nice of Matt to welcome the new bakery :)!

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40 Caitlin July 11, 2012 at 11:48 pm

That crust looks fantastic! Homemade or store bought?

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41 KathEats July 12, 2012 at 6:47 am

Matt made :)

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42 Lynn @ the actor's diet July 12, 2012 at 2:17 am

Ahhh to be part of a bakery family….

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43 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count July 12, 2012 at 4:48 am

Not sure which looks tastier…pizza or dessert? I think pizza wins!!

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44 Liz July 12, 2012 at 6:47 am

Karen looks wonderful! So happy to see her doing well after her cancer scare.

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45 Cait's Plate July 12, 2012 at 6:53 am

Karen is just looking better and better every day! It makes me so happy to see her smiling and looking so radiant :)

Then again, I think that dinner and that dessert could put a smile on just about anyone!

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46 Mom July 12, 2012 at 7:05 am

Dessert looks gorgeous and delicious!

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47 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope July 12, 2012 at 7:12 am

That pizza looks great but that dessert look heavenly! :) Such a great picture of Karen!

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48 Christa @ Edible Balance July 12, 2012 at 7:17 am

That dessert looks absolutely gorgeous!
I LOVE SYTYCD, it’s the only reality tv I watch… sadly our cable was out last night, I hope I can find it somewhere to watch! I heard NappyTabs did two routines, I can’t believe I missed it :(

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49 Molly @ RDexposed July 12, 2012 at 7:25 am

That dessert looks fabulous! Perfect portion, too!

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50 Emily @Emily's Olives July 12, 2012 at 9:05 am

Ohhh I love the sound of your salad dressing! black cherry balsamic sounds amazing! I’m also going to jump on this dessert train and say it looks delish!

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51 Jen July 12, 2012 at 9:08 am

Karen and Matt have the same adorable crooked smile!

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52 Katie July 12, 2012 at 9:08 am

That was our dinner last night, too! Cheddar cheese, jalapenos, and mushroom pizza! Weird. :)

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53 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat July 12, 2012 at 9:32 am

That dessert looks like heaven on a plate!

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54 Carrie @ Nutrition by Carrie July 12, 2012 at 7:51 pm

Ahhhh…that looks similar to a peanut mousse dessert I had at Crow in Seattle a few months ago. It was heaven!

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55 Andrew G. July 12, 2012 at 10:52 pm

That pizza looks amazing! I’m dying to try some Great Harvest pizza! Any chance it’ll be added to the bakery menu?

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56 KathEats July 13, 2012 at 7:00 am

dough likely, but not by the slice

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57 mel July 13, 2012 at 12:07 pm

I agree- Karen looks adorable! So glad she is doing well.

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58 Angel7 July 16, 2012 at 8:28 pm

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