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Browsing Archive: March, 2011

Spices ???

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Thursday, March 31, 2011, In : Spices & Meal planning 

Ginger Steak #48

Ginger Steak & Edamame Beans
Comfort Food:
Whole grain rice, flank steak,edamame (soybeans) and a little fire added to round out this yummy dish.
When I plan my evening dinners I always , always spice things up a notch.
Why?
Because the heat of spices are very good for your body.
How?
It breaks down our cholesterol,and buildups in our arteries.
It also adds flavor and we use less salt because it is not needed.
When you do you own meal planning look at what you have f...

Continue reading ...
 

The Greek's Chicken

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Wednesday, March 30, 2011, In : Alexander the Great! 

Alexander's Greek Chicken!


Alexander's Greek Chicken 
I named this chicken dish after my father,
Alexander Harry Ianos.
Or as he liked to call himself
"Alexander the Great "

He was very proud of his heritage, and often told people he had ancestral roots to the great Kings of Greece.
Well I know we had Spartan blood in our veins, because if you disagreed with him
there was definitely sparks, swords, and tempers all over the place!
Yes he was a male Diva in the kitchen but his food ...

Continue reading ...
 

Chocolate Addictions????

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Monday, March 28, 2011, In : Chocolate, I need Chocolate Now! 
Addicted to anything Chocolate?
PMS says you need your Daily Fix?
Chocolate is a Antioxidant so I can have it!
I went to the Gym today!
I ran a extra ++++ miles so I could have it!
What ever is your reason, or need I have the cake that will literally satisfy all of them and more!!!
This dreamy moist chocolate piece of Heaven is exactly what you need to keep all those cravings, needs, or desires in check.
Order yours today or later, but probably sooner than later @612-859-3270 DivadishKitchens...
Continue reading ...
 

Pickly/Apple Grilledcheese Sandwich

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, March 26, 2011, In : Crazy-Good! 

Pickly-Apple Grilledcheese Sandwich


Pickly/Apple/Grilledcheese Sandwich

This Bad Boy Orgasmic Sandwich will make You Cry to your Momma it is so GooooooooD!
So don't say I didn't Warn you...!
 
Think of it as you Bite  into melted Montrey/Jack Cheeses, Garlic Pickles,& thin slices of Pink Lady Apples!
Can you hear your stomach crying out for more!?

I certainly can, and if you want one of these Bad Boy's you will need to call for your very own Deliciousness!
Limited -Time-Only 
Call today @...

Continue reading ...
 

Sweet Sugar #48

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Thursday, March 24, 2011, In : Sugar types 

Sugars #48

Sweet, Sweet Sugar...hmmmmmmmmmmmm!? 
 It looks better on paper than in Us!
Why?
Mini-Chocolate Truffles
Because we eat too much of it, have too much of it in our diets, and we ae becoming obese because of it!
The above picture is of my Mini's Chocolate Cakes. (15 calories each)
They are a small bite of Orgasmic Delight!
Very Low in sugar, Low in calories, and full of dark chocolate flavor!

My secret, using Greek Yogurt for 1/2 of the sugar the recipe called for instead.
T...

Continue reading ...
 

Spaghetti Bolognese #47

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Tuesday, March 22, 2011, In : Chef Gianna 

Spaghetti Bolognese

Spaghetti Bolognese
This is one of Divadish's all time favorite comfort foods!
It is rich, full of tender meats, and it is definitely one to Lust for!
The sauce is thicker , because it has tomato chunks in it and chopped onions.
The combination's of simmered meats, and a special mix of seasonings, and letting it slow cook for over 8+ hours gives this dish it's rich but delicate taste.
For this particular  recipe I used Flank steak & 93% ground chuck.
I browned th...

Continue reading ...
 

Organic

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, March 20, 2011, In : Choosing good foods 

Organic # 46

Organic or not Organic that is the real question these days?

How do you decide?
What exactly is organic?
Will it be hard to eat this way?
What will I be able to eat?
Will the family eat it?

These are all good questions and let's answer them.
  • Eating naturally takes patience, and relearning> It is about making better healthier choices, skipping the fast foods, and convenience foods, and making time to make something and somethings from scratch!
  • Whole grains, no additives...

Continue reading ...
 

Preservatives the War on our Bodies!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, March 18, 2011, In : Figthing the War 

Preservatives # 45

It is all in the packaging that makes consumers buy.
This is very True!
The colors, logos, name regonition, placement on shelves.
I sometimes think we as consumers have been Brain-Washed so much by commercials that we don't even think anymore.

Pretty -Scary-Stuff, we all need to Wake-Up- and Smell the Coffee people!
If you break down the advertising, read the lables on the products, really read them, you will see that the manufactures of these so called nutritiou...

Continue reading ...
 

Baking Bread #44

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Thursday, March 17, 2011, In : Baking, Just like Momma's 

Baking Bread #44

The fresh aroma of bread baking is something almost no one can resist!
Bakery's still count on it, and on those days weather permitting, will open up their doors to let the smells hit the streets, enticing customers to come in and buy!

Of course @ Divadish test kitchens we cannot do that, but I can attach a picture to make you drool over.

I sell these loafs for $6.00 each. Each rolled by hand, made with Love, Care, and deliciouness all rolled inside each and eve...

Continue reading ...
 

Italian Buttermilk Pancakes #43

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Monday, March 14, 2011, In : Italian Breakfast 

Italian Buttermilk Pancakes #43

These light, fluffy, cheesy buttermilk pancakes, will make you Swoon, and go weak in the Knees all @ the same time! They are so light, and moist, and full of flavor, you may not be able to stop @ just one. But @ a 118 calories each, you won't have to Either.!
So take a extra one this time, you are getting a serving of vegetables, and protein all in one serving. 
Aren't you Lucky you came down to breakfast today! 

Of course this little delectable can ...

Continue reading ...
 

Spring Salads #42

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, March 11, 2011, In : My favorite Salads 
Spring. Spring> Spring! Robins, Budding leaves on trees, warmer weather!

I have a new category to add to the above list.

Spring Salads:

One of Divadish's favorites is Potato Salad.

My family recipe is unique and very tasty, the first bite will be a small explosion of Yum in your mouth.
Potato salad is one of those first salads of the season you start to crave when the weather gets above 40+

It is like Mother Nature, should we put on a jacket, wear shorts, or a T'shirt today, you know ...

Continue reading ...
 

Happy #41

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Thursday, March 10, 2011, In : Make your list of Happy! 

Happy # 41

What makes You HAPPY!!!!!?

Is it your favorite shirt with the holes in the elbows?

Spending time with your family?

Or spending time with your Lover?


Gong for a walk with your best (4) legged friend? or human friend?


Enjoying a good cup of coffee, and inhaling it's strong aroma's?

Having that first sip of sweetened English Tea every-morning?

Birthdays, the joy of (1) more Year of Life?

Food, how does Food fit into your equation for Happiness?

These are all very good...

Continue reading ...
 

Self-Help YOU!?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Wednesday, March 9, 2011, In : Questions & Answers 

Self-Help #40

Finding our answers to perplexing questions, or doubts is only a click away!

With that said you also have to realize that with all that information out there on the World-Wide Web, you still have to decipher it and understand it too.

So here is my advice, go to sites that have documented studies, and explain the most common causes or problems from ailments, medications, weight-loss, food alergyies etc.


One that I have found to be very helpful is Mayo- Clinic web...

Continue reading ...
 

Food Journal #39

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Monday, March 7, 2011, In : Menus 
Having  a Food Journal is very helpful. It is our Diary to our eating habits.
If we write down what we eat everyday and for each meal and snack we are less likely to over-eat!

It has been proven scientifically, and of course I think we all need visuals to understand what we are doing.

When you journal you see patterns of what you are doing and not doing.
Meaning:
When you are eating
What
Portion size
If  it was satisfying
Did you exercise before or after
Snacks
Cravings
Bedtimes

Now you c...
Continue reading ...
 

Binge Eating #37

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, March 6, 2011, In : Hamster wheel 
Eating on the run, skipping meals, fast  food,cravings.


 These bad habits lead us all to Binge Eating. We are never properly sitting down long enough for our food to register with our brains. 

We are also eatting foods loaded with Salt, Sugar, and Processed.
Then we keep up the hamster routine when we keep up the chasing, the running, the skipping, and the bad choices of foods.

Our bodies are pretty complicated machines, and complex. 
Where it is accepting of our bad choices, & habits...

Continue reading ...
 

Easter Bunny!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, March 4, 2011, In : Candy, Candy, Candy 

Easter Bunny is coming!?

I want the Easter Bunny to visit asks little Danny, I promise to be really good!
Really Mom, I will pick up my toy's, eat my vegetables, and even walk the dog.
HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM, says Mom to Danny, all that? yes Mom, I will!

Now I know it is not right or fair to bribe our children Big or Small, but heh Free Help and no arguing who's turn it is, gets Me to consider it!

So here is how we can all get what we want and not break too many parenting rules, or Honey's ...
Continue reading ...
 

Recipe: Broccoli with Garlic Butter & Cashews

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Thursday, March 3, 2011, In : Vegetables Rule! 

Recipe -Broccoli with Garlic Butter & Cashews

Miss Divadish Cooks!!!

Now don't get so excited it is only veggies... and Miss Divadish knows how some of you are still trying to feed them to your dog, or are pushy them around on your plates making believe you ate some.

Well no more! You will actually ask for seconds when you try this new recipe:
Broccoli & Garlic Butter W/Cashews.

Ingredients:
1 1/2 pounds of fresh broccolli cut into bite size pieces.
1/3 cup butter
1tbsp. brown suga...
Continue reading ...
 

Soup # 41

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Tuesday, March 1, 2011, In : Soup Nazis! 

Soups

"Moroccan Lentil Soup" 

The weather is warming up slowly, but soup is good anytime. A bowl of hearty soup a slice of artsian bread 
paired with a salad and you have a complete meal... So without further adieu' here is my recipe for Moroccan Soup.


Ingredients:
2+onions chopped
2+ cloves of garlic or (Minced in Jar too)
1 tsp. ginger
6 cups water
1 cup of red lentils
1 (15 oz)can of garbanzo beans,drained
1 (19 oz.) can of cannellini beans
1 14.5 oz) can of Hunt's diced tomatoes
...

Continue reading ...
 
 

Browsing Archive: March, 2011

Spices ???

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Thursday, March 31, 2011, In : Spices & Meal planning 

Ginger Steak #48

Ginger Steak & Edamame Beans
Comfort Food:
Whole grain rice, flank steak,edamame (soybeans) and a little fire added to round out this yummy dish.
When I plan my evening dinners I always , always spice things up a notch.
Why?
Because the heat of spices are very good for your body.
How?
It breaks down our cholesterol,and buildups in our arteries.
It also adds flavor and we use less salt because it is not needed.
When you do you own meal planning look at what you have f...

Continue reading ...
 

The Greek's Chicken

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Wednesday, March 30, 2011, In : Alexander the Great! 

Alexander's Greek Chicken!


Alexander's Greek Chicken 
I named this chicken dish after my father,
Alexander Harry Ianos.
Or as he liked to call himself
"Alexander the Great "

He was very proud of his heritage, and often told people he had ancestral roots to the great Kings of Greece.
Well I know we had Spartan blood in our veins, because if you disagreed with him
there was definitely sparks, swords, and tempers all over the place!
Yes he was a male Diva in the kitchen but his food ...

Continue reading ...
 

Chocolate Addictions????

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Monday, March 28, 2011, In : Chocolate, I need Chocolate Now! 
Addicted to anything Chocolate?
PMS says you need your Daily Fix?
Chocolate is a Antioxidant so I can have it!
I went to the Gym today!
I ran a extra ++++ miles so I could have it!
What ever is your reason, or need I have the cake that will literally satisfy all of them and more!!!
This dreamy moist chocolate piece of Heaven is exactly what you need to keep all those cravings, needs, or desires in check.
Order yours today or later, but probably sooner than later @612-859-3270 DivadishKitchens...
Continue reading ...
 

Pickly/Apple Grilledcheese Sandwich

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, March 26, 2011, In : Crazy-Good! 

Pickly-Apple Grilledcheese Sandwich


Pickly/Apple/Grilledcheese Sandwich

This Bad Boy Orgasmic Sandwich will make You Cry to your Momma it is so GooooooooD!
So don't say I didn't Warn you...!
 
Think of it as you Bite  into melted Montrey/Jack Cheeses, Garlic Pickles,& thin slices of Pink Lady Apples!
Can you hear your stomach crying out for more!?

I certainly can, and if you want one of these Bad Boy's you will need to call for your very own Deliciousness!
Limited -Time-Only 
Call today @...

Continue reading ...
 

Sweet Sugar #48

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Thursday, March 24, 2011, In : Sugar types 

Sugars #48

Sweet, Sweet Sugar...hmmmmmmmmmmmm!? 
 It looks better on paper than in Us!
Why?
Mini-Chocolate Truffles
Because we eat too much of it, have too much of it in our diets, and we ae becoming obese because of it!
The above picture is of my Mini's Chocolate Cakes. (15 calories each)
They are a small bite of Orgasmic Delight!
Very Low in sugar, Low in calories, and full of dark chocolate flavor!

My secret, using Greek Yogurt for 1/2 of the sugar the recipe called for instead.
T...

Continue reading ...
 

Spaghetti Bolognese #47

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Tuesday, March 22, 2011, In : Chef Gianna 

Spaghetti Bolognese

Spaghetti Bolognese
This is one of Divadish's all time favorite comfort foods!
It is rich, full of tender meats, and it is definitely one to Lust for!
The sauce is thicker , because it has tomato chunks in it and chopped onions.
The combination's of simmered meats, and a special mix of seasonings, and letting it slow cook for over 8+ hours gives this dish it's rich but delicate taste.
For this particular  recipe I used Flank steak & 93% ground chuck.
I browned th...

Continue reading ...
 

Organic

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, March 20, 2011, In : Choosing good foods 

Organic # 46

Organic or not Organic that is the real question these days?

How do you decide?
What exactly is organic?
Will it be hard to eat this way?
What will I be able to eat?
Will the family eat it?

These are all good questions and let's answer them.
  • Eating naturally takes patience, and relearning> It is about making better healthier choices, skipping the fast foods, and convenience foods, and making time to make something and somethings from scratch!
  • Whole grains, no additives...

Continue reading ...
 

Preservatives the War on our Bodies!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, March 18, 2011, In : Figthing the War 

Preservatives # 45

It is all in the packaging that makes consumers buy.
This is very True!
The colors, logos, name regonition, placement on shelves.
I sometimes think we as consumers have been Brain-Washed so much by commercials that we don't even think anymore.

Pretty -Scary-Stuff, we all need to Wake-Up- and Smell the Coffee people!
If you break down the advertising, read the lables on the products, really read them, you will see that the manufactures of these so called nutritiou...

Continue reading ...
 

Baking Bread #44

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Thursday, March 17, 2011, In : Baking, Just like Momma's 

Baking Bread #44

The fresh aroma of bread baking is something almost no one can resist!
Bakery's still count on it, and on those days weather permitting, will open up their doors to let the smells hit the streets, enticing customers to come in and buy!

Of course @ Divadish test kitchens we cannot do that, but I can attach a picture to make you drool over.

I sell these loafs for $6.00 each. Each rolled by hand, made with Love, Care, and deliciouness all rolled inside each and eve...

Continue reading ...
 

Italian Buttermilk Pancakes #43

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Monday, March 14, 2011, In : Italian Breakfast 

Italian Buttermilk Pancakes #43

These light, fluffy, cheesy buttermilk pancakes, will make you Swoon, and go weak in the Knees all @ the same time! They are so light, and moist, and full of flavor, you may not be able to stop @ just one. But @ a 118 calories each, you won't have to Either.!
So take a extra one this time, you are getting a serving of vegetables, and protein all in one serving. 
Aren't you Lucky you came down to breakfast today! 

Of course this little delectable can ...

Continue reading ...
 

Spring Salads #42

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, March 11, 2011, In : My favorite Salads 
Spring. Spring> Spring! Robins, Budding leaves on trees, warmer weather!

I have a new category to add to the above list.

Spring Salads:

One of Divadish's favorites is Potato Salad.

My family recipe is unique and very tasty, the first bite will be a small explosion of Yum in your mouth.
Potato salad is one of those first salads of the season you start to crave when the weather gets above 40+

It is like Mother Nature, should we put on a jacket, wear shorts, or a T'shirt today, you know ...

Continue reading ...
 

Happy #41

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Thursday, March 10, 2011, In : Make your list of Happy! 

Happy # 41

What makes You HAPPY!!!!!?

Is it your favorite shirt with the holes in the elbows?

Spending time with your family?

Or spending time with your Lover?


Gong for a walk with your best (4) legged friend? or human friend?


Enjoying a good cup of coffee, and inhaling it's strong aroma's?

Having that first sip of sweetened English Tea every-morning?

Birthdays, the joy of (1) more Year of Life?

Food, how does Food fit into your equation for Happiness?

These are all very good...

Continue reading ...
 

Self-Help YOU!?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Wednesday, March 9, 2011, In : Questions & Answers 

Self-Help #40

Finding our answers to perplexing questions, or doubts is only a click away!

With that said you also have to realize that with all that information out there on the World-Wide Web, you still have to decipher it and understand it too.

So here is my advice, go to sites that have documented studies, and explain the most common causes or problems from ailments, medications, weight-loss, food alergyies etc.


One that I have found to be very helpful is Mayo- Clinic web...

Continue reading ...
 

Food Journal #39

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Monday, March 7, 2011, In : Menus 
Having  a Food Journal is very helpful. It is our Diary to our eating habits.
If we write down what we eat everyday and for each meal and snack we are less likely to over-eat!

It has been proven scientifically, and of course I think we all need visuals to understand what we are doing.

When you journal you see patterns of what you are doing and not doing.
Meaning:
When you are eating
What
Portion size
If  it was satisfying
Did you exercise before or after
Snacks
Cravings
Bedtimes

Now you c...
Continue reading ...
 

Binge Eating #37

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, March 6, 2011, In : Hamster wheel 
Eating on the run, skipping meals, fast  food,cravings.


 These bad habits lead us all to Binge Eating. We are never properly sitting down long enough for our food to register with our brains. 

We are also eatting foods loaded with Salt, Sugar, and Processed.
Then we keep up the hamster routine when we keep up the chasing, the running, the skipping, and the bad choices of foods.

Our bodies are pretty complicated machines, and complex. 
Where it is accepting of our bad choices, & habits...

Continue reading ...
 

Easter Bunny!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, March 4, 2011, In : Candy, Candy, Candy 

Easter Bunny is coming!?

I want the Easter Bunny to visit asks little Danny, I promise to be really good!
Really Mom, I will pick up my toy's, eat my vegetables, and even walk the dog.
HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM, says Mom to Danny, all that? yes Mom, I will!

Now I know it is not right or fair to bribe our children Big or Small, but heh Free Help and no arguing who's turn it is, gets Me to consider it!

So here is how we can all get what we want and not break too many parenting rules, or Honey's ...
Continue reading ...
 

Recipe: Broccoli with Garlic Butter & Cashews

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Thursday, March 3, 2011, In : Vegetables Rule! 

Recipe -Broccoli with Garlic Butter & Cashews

Miss Divadish Cooks!!!

Now don't get so excited it is only veggies... and Miss Divadish knows how some of you are still trying to feed them to your dog, or are pushy them around on your plates making believe you ate some.

Well no more! You will actually ask for seconds when you try this new recipe:
Broccoli & Garlic Butter W/Cashews.

Ingredients:
1 1/2 pounds of fresh broccolli cut into bite size pieces.
1/3 cup butter
1tbsp. brown suga...
Continue reading ...
 

Soup # 41

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Tuesday, March 1, 2011, In : Soup Nazis! 

Soups

"Moroccan Lentil Soup" 

The weather is warming up slowly, but soup is good anytime. A bowl of hearty soup a slice of artsian bread 
paired with a salad and you have a complete meal... So without further adieu' here is my recipe for Moroccan Soup.


Ingredients:
2+onions chopped
2+ cloves of garlic or (Minced in Jar too)
1 tsp. ginger
6 cups water
1 cup of red lentils
1 (15 oz)can of garbanzo beans,drained
1 (19 oz.) can of cannellini beans
1 14.5 oz) can of Hunt's diced tomatoes
...

Continue reading ...
 
 

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