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Feeding your Cravings???

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, April 25, 2015, In : Feeding your Cravings? 


Sage/Onion Bread

What do you grab when you get a craving? Is it bread, a cookie, or chips?

Why are there always so many tempting food commercials? Making Us weak and always thinking about Eating!

Personally I feel it is a conspiracy between Jenny Craig and Weight Watchers, or maybe it is Medi Fast????

Who knows, and who has the money to feed their hungry pockets... Here is what I would like to suggest, Hire a Personal Chef who can keep the cravings at bay by feeding your Hungry Beast with satisfy...

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Top Catering Company!!!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Monday, April 13, 2015, In : Top Caterer Recognition! 
Divadish is working her magic in the NorthEast Metro Area, I have been voted The Top #3 Catering Company in The Andover Area. Bragging rights are given to my company by Thumbtack Professional Web Site .

Click on the link and read more.  http://thumbtack.com/mn/andover/catering

Many Thanks, from Divadish Kitchens & Catering.

Chef Gianna E. Ianos Owner & Chef.

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Top Chef 's In Minnesota!!!!!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Tuesday, February 17, 2015, In : Top Chef Feature 
http://www.thumbtack.com/mn/minneapolis/chef/

Please check out this link and see that Divadish Personal Chef Services made the cut.... I am so excited to be featured, please share this with friends thank you Gianna
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Who's your Super Hero?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, August 29, 2014, In : Who's your Super Hero? 


Apple/Peach Pie?

If I was to pick a Super Hero  it would have to be Superman, but not the new one the old one Clark Kent, in the 60's show. He was my dreamy guy as a child of 8 years old as he appeared magically on my TV each night after dinner. I would sit there and be mesmerized by his power to see threw objects and with his strength to bend steel and fly it was so amazing to me as a kid!

Now everything is done by digital computers it goes beyond what is even believable.

Super Hero Powers woul...

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Shrimp & Pasta!!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, August 17, 2014, In : Shrimp & Pasta? 


Shrimp & Angel Hair Pasta!!!

How do you say perfection? with a forkful of shrimp and pasta. What else, they were like they say made for each other, put these two together in a room and I will guarantee you the plate will be returned empty, and No Room key was required:) 

Yes Food Humor but heh, you gotta play as you see it, or in this case as you EAT It... Preferably by the plateful with lots of grated Parmesan Cheese on top and a good glass of Pinot right next to it:)

So when you get hungry for...

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Taco Hotdish !!!!!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, June 1, 2014, In : Celebrations 


Black Bean Hotdish

What is coming up very soon? and No it is not July 4th and fireworks although that is around the corner too:)

It is and hear is your first clue, Cap & Gown... Yes you guessed it Graduations... 
Followed by Weddings, then as my Mother is fond of saying then Baby carriage.... 

So with all these celebrations coming out of the woodwork what are you going to cook.....?

Good question, here is a suggestion, Black bean /Taco Hotdish, it is delicious, fairly easy to make, and affordable....

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Ricotta for Dessert?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, April 12, 2014, In : Ricotta for Dessert? 


Sweetened Ricotta Dessert

This dessert pictured above is very light and creamy to the tongue. Textures and visual is what most foodies look at when they go food shopping, they like bright colors and appetizing layout as much as a artist likes the perfect sunset.

When I make something new I make sure I like the combinations of the ingredients first, second I see if I want to tweak any of them, third then I see if I can make it taste better.

With all there is out there today to choose from in seas...

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Pizza, Pizza, Pizza we want Pizza!!!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, February 9, 2014, In : Pizza for Dinner 



Italian Chicken Sausage Pizza

12" of Deliciousness

You all know the saying Pizza is The Breakfast of Champions....? Heh, well think about it, you got cheese, which is a milk, then you got meat, then you have red sauce which is a veggie because it comes from tomatoes, then of course you got the crust, the most important part.... bread, so put it all together and you got The Oldest Breakfast sandwich of Millions ! Way before McDonald's even coined the phrase, we were scarfing
 down cold pizza from...

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MC DIVA BURGER:)

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, January 18, 2014, In : Mac Burger's 


DIVA MC BURGER!!!!!

Divadish likes to mix it up, and here is one of those mix up's.... I call it my version of a MC Donalds Burger except a whole lot more tasty and better for you:)

I created this for one of my clients since he just loves burgers and I wanted to make him something good and delicious too.So I created this little Devil of a Burger. Here is what I did....

Recipe:
1 LB. of 80% Ground Chuck
1/2 Vandilia onion diced
1 Tbsp. of garlic powder
1 tsp. of seasoned salt
1 Tbsp of Mild Mustard
1 T...

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Lasagna anyone?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Tuesday, January 14, 2014, In : Lasagna tonight? 


Lasagna Diva's Style!

What do you get when you have pasta, meat, cheese and red sauce in layer after layer?

I call it Real New York Italian Lasagna... Not something made with cottage cheese, hardly any cheese and a slight taste of cardboard:( Stoffer's please stop calling it lasagna and showing that commercial too. It is embarrassing...:)
 for you not Me:)

Lasagna should be loaded with lot's and lot's of Ricotta, Cheeses, Meat, and delicious red wine sauce.It should be layered one after another o...

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Meat with a side of T Bone Steak?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, January 5, 2014, In : Meat what's for Dinner? 


Brandy Seared T Bone Steak

Divadish Loves good meat and preferably fixed Med-Rare, Yum.... Good organic farmed raised Beef can be eaten a little rare because it is so sweet and soft anyway because of how the cattle are being fed and grazed, it does make a BIG DIFFERENCE, just ask a cattleman or a qualified butcher. A Great meal starts with Great Meat! So when my daughter asks for Meat with a side of Meat I know what she feels like.. it is usually a steak... What else. ?!

Maybe it is the Vampire...

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Birthday Cake!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Wednesday, January 1, 2014, In : Cake Happinness 


Hershey Kisses Birthday Cake!

Like the song says Celebrate, Celebrate, let's party hardy. Okay not exactly the right words but you get my meaning. Life is worth celebrating, laughing, and sharing good food with all that maters.

This cake is one of those moments, I made it for a very special clients birthday and it was so delish. I so like making something wonderful for someone who also is the same. Similar to what a cake does for our taste buds when we take that first bite, it is the same with ...

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BEST FOOD EVENTS OF 2013!!!!!!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, December 28, 2013, In : Food Stories 
Divadish Personal Chef Services & Private Catering  Top (5) Food Events

Number (5). Paisley Park  Cooking for the one and only Prince himself on two different occasions! This was not a Easy Deal.:(

Number (4).Cooking 
Demonstration for a CEO and her soon to be going off to college niece, her grand mother, and best friends.What I was not expecting was off - color humor, lots and lots of you knows, and what not to do in this situation discussions and Laughter that was the loudest ever!

Number (3). ...

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SAD SEASON?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Tuesday, December 17, 2013, In : Need Daylight? 
Article written in Allina Magazine

Need more daylight?

SAD is depression that occurs at a specific time of the year. Experts say it is related to hormone regulation, body temperature, and seasonal variations in sunlight.

Check this list for SAD Symptoms
* appetite changes
*weight gain
*low energy
*low sex drive
*fatigue, sleepiness
*trouble sleeping
*poor concentration
*irritable,and anxiety
*avoiding social activities
*drinking or self medication

What can you do or who can help?
Always talk to your primary...
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Vision Quest?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Thursday, December 12, 2013, In : Vision Quests 
This article information was written by Stephanie Watson and medical information excerpts are from Michael Smith MD.

Some of us have Bad Habits example nail biting, grinding our teeth, snoring, wearing contacts all night with day wear contacts. Let's break this down a bit more, nail biting can cause infections, grinding your teeth wear down of your teeth, contact wearing irradiated or torn corneas.

Overexposure to sun, you use sunscreen for skin right? at least most of the time. Overexposure to...
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The Sweet Truth's?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, December 7, 2013, In : Myth's about eating? 


Cheeses cake Mini's?


Divadish has always cooked Heart Healthy foods that supports the Mayo Clinic Eating Lifestyle .Eating this way eliminates the so called myths to what you can eat on many diets.

These myth's are for Diabetes and information is from Dr. Brulinda Narario, MD.

Here is a short list of some of those myths that are out there:

Myth 1.You need to give up starchy foods and sweets.
Most of the time you want to eat the whole grains, veggetables, lean meats or beans. But occasionaly you ma...

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Small Business Saturday, Buy Now and Always!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, November 30, 2013, In : Buy Local, Stay Local 
Small Business Saturday is a growing Green Roots project that is spreading like a Wildfire, we small business owners make up for over 50% of business, ideas, products, employment, and just plain hard work that it takes to spring board any self employed business. You need the stamina, family, friends, $$$ and a good enough product to launch anytime. We will not all be famous, or millionaires, far from it! What we will be is Happy, Productive, and Independent, those possessions are PRICELESS. S...
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What are you Thankful for?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Thursday, November 21, 2013, In : Thanksgiving 


"Wine Braised Turkey"

Divadish Personal Chef Services does all the work for her clients. Yes that means grocery shopping, menu planning, prep, cooking, and clean up and then leaves you all the delicious foods. it is not a Dream and it is not for the Rich & Famous only. Most people spend monthly what my Chef's fees are on Junk Food and Fast Food. So before the Holidays are over and your one Christmas present to You or to Your wonderful Loving family would be the gift of Heart Healthy Food, pick...

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Cheddar/Bacon Quiche'

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, November 9, 2013, In : Eggbakes are back! 


Quiche' anyone?

Divadish loves new things, and eating them too. Before I allow any of my food to go to my clients I make sure I test them out myself. :) Of course this is such a terrible imposition for me but Heh someones gotta do it!

The above Quiche' was one of my most recent creations. Egg bakes which is what Minnesotans call them, because Quiche's sounds too Foo-Foo for guys....:) but mine are anything but ,,, they are heart healthy, and hearty too.
The one pictured has organic cheddar, spin...

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Simple Tips for Easy Cleanup!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, November 2, 2013, In : Cleaning tips for kitchens 
Divadish  Kitchens & Catering Loves cooking, but she also Loves to clean, I know I'm Weird...:) but it calms me what can I say, blame it on my Mother!

My Ma as we call her had two favorite sayings, "keep your kitchen and your bathroom always Clean"

Now we won't talk about the second one but I am sure you know why?!
We do spend a lot of time in both areas and for good reason. 

Here are some simple tips to keep your kitchens clean that I found in my local paper Lillie News, wonderful and quick tips...

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Asian Chicken Salad!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, October 26, 2013, In : Asian Pasta's 


Asian Pasta Salad...?

Divadish likes different things and likes to share those different recipes with her clients too. We get tired of cooking the same things too, so we step outside those boxes of cooking like a artist does her first watercolor or a architect does his first cabin home, we Love the challenge and the mystique of what if?

When this happens we learn something about taste and textures and it results in a new recipe we then can share with our clients and  it enhances our own experie...

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Sausage & Peppers

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, October 18, 2013, In : Genuine Italian Dishes 


Sausage & Peppers

Divadish brings to you the Real Italian Sausages & Peppers. New York original recipe from the Messano side of the family, this mouthwatering dish will make you think you just got off the boat and landed in your home land. Italians have eaten sausage and peppers probably before they were given breast milk! :) It is a really delicious combination of flavors and textures that when you take that first bite your mouth does a HAPPY-Dance.... I know I certainly do when I make mine.....

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Lasagna (New York Style)

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, September 14, 2013, In : Lasagna, New York Style 



Stuffed with Meat Lasagna
Divadish's Lasagna is not your average dry, tasteless slice of mushy pasta served up at your local restaurant... Yuck to that.. What is though is a mouthful of Yum.

Layer by layer of delicious white wine red meat sauce then a layer of (3) cheese seasoned cheese, sliced Italian sausages, and spoonfuls of smooth Basil Ricotta.
Repeat this till the full size pan is one inch from the top of rim, then bake to all the flavors and cheeses melt app. 1+ hours @ 350'

This baby wei...

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Bailey's Irish cream Coffee Cake!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Thursday, August 1, 2013, In : Cake Crumbs 


Chocolate Coffee Cake

Diva's in the kitchen again making another Yummy Dessert.... Can you taste it? Oh yeah you reading this not seeing it up close and all personal including those two lips of yours! Well I guess you will just have to take my word for it.

This little morsel has Bailey's Irish Cream liquor  in it, Chocolate powder, Chocolate syrups, and chocolate morsels.

Then drizzled with chocolate & vanilla icing. Yep one good tasting bit of Yumminess.

I sell these 12" Bundt Cakes which serves...

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Braised Lamb Chops

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, May 11, 2013, In : Dinner Choices 


Authentic Greek Lamb Dinner


Yes Being Greek & Italian does have it's advantages!

The above dinner picture proves my  point exactly.

The lamp chops are Australian Free Range Lamb and prepared with a lime & olive oil and rosemary marinade.

I served this dinner with a Apple /Cinnamon Marmalade for dipping lamb bites into and a Idaho baked potato.

Life does not need to consist of what's for Frozen Dinner tonight dinner! It can be this meal or others if you order from The Kitchens of Divadish Kitchens ...

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Cobb Salad Sandwich

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, April 27, 2013, In : Sandwich for Spring. 


 
 

Cobb Salad Sandwich: 
Ingredients:
One Toasted Greek Pita smeared with Garlic & Olive oil
1/2 sliced thin Avocado
3 slices of crisp bacon
1/2 sliced hard boiled egg
lettuce
1/2 sliced thin Roma tomato
Drizzle Red wine vinegar & Olive oil plus garlic over sandwich
Fold over hold with toothpick till ready to eat the whole thing!

This is one hearty and satisfying sandwich high in protein, good fiber and good Brain Food too...

I know it looks too die for so tick your tongue on the computer screen and imag...
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Soup's on!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, March 2, 2013, In : Soup is it Magic? 

Chicken Soup, has been said to cure almost anything? Fact or Fiction? Maybe it's the comfort that makes Us feel better or maybe it's the memories attached to the soup. Which ever it is it makes Me feel better when I take my first spoonful and when I am completely finished with it I am smiling and feeling a whole lot better too! I wish Life could be that easy don't you? You would go off to where ever and say oh this is not working out how I planned, okay here take a spoonful of this soup and n...
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Lemon Almond Cake

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, February 23, 2013, In : Desserts are okay again 


                                                                       Dessert anyone?
Divadish makes desserts that you can say Yes you Can have a slice...!

The above cake is one such cake. Low in sugar no processed ingredients, and low in calories too.
One  1/15 of a slice is 145 calories. That is allowable in almost all diet plans and it does not taste like cardboard either.

I am especially diligent about ingredients, complex sugars, and amount of icings goes on my desserts. Icing is wasted cal...
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Italian Dinner for you!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, February 17, 2013, In : Italian Dinner 

 
 Italian  Dinner for you by Divadish Kitchens & Catering

This is one of my Sunday's dinners. My parents both were big pasta eaters, but the sauce is what made that pasta just go down so much more. The red sauce was cooked for hours and it was made fresh with all the right seasonings, leftover meats and yes plenty of cheese & wine added to the slow simmering sauce. Just looking at this picture makes me hungry.Now according to my mother we always had to have a salad with every meal, and she fav...
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SUPER BOWL FOOD DEALS!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Wednesday, January 16, 2013, In : Super Bowl Food 

Who doesn't like good food? Then my second question is it's on SALE!!!!!!

Divadish may not know a lot about the game but she knows what people like to do while watching one, EAT ......!

Here is what she is offering all her foodie Fans!
Choose from (3) meals for $325.00   
 each meal feeds (20) Starving People!


Meals Include Deluxe Salad & Bread

Meal Selections:

Sausage & Peppers
Penne Lasagna
Greek Chicken & Potatoes


Place your order ASAP payment accepted at time of order.
Schedule your date & time earl...
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Oh Dessert!?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, December 28, 2012, In : Fruit Pies 

Blueberry pie Oh My!!!!


My Mother has always been a Big Fan of Desserts, so much so even today @ 87+ years young she orders (2) at her dinner meal when placing her meal with her nurses aide. Now I am not condoning (2) desserts as a Eat Healthy Lifestyle, No way, but she is 87+ and she is still of sound mind, and spirit, she Loves sweets and has made me love them too. Because of that shared affliction I came up with ways to literally have my cake and eat it too! 



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A Good Breakfast!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, December 16, 2012, In : What is your Breakfast? 

What is a good breakfast for you? Is it a quick cup of coffee and a bolt out the door?
Or is it a sweet jelly doughnut and a cup of coffee?
How about one of those 5 hour energy drinks and you are good to go?

All of these above mentioned choices are a recipe for disease if kept up for long periods of time.

Being a Chef has allowed me into a lot peoples lives and kitchens some are very good about their own care and eating Lifestyle others are not.

Eating good food as a Lifestyle will help you and yo...
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Divadish donates to Miss Teen Pageant

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Wednesday, October 3, 2012, In : Miss Teen Pageant 



Picture

http://misscoonrapidspageant.weebly.com/uploads/1/3/1/5/13159936/1407168.jpg

 
The Miss Coon Rapids Program and Miss Coon Rapids Outstanding Teen Pageants are  'OPEN' pageants. You must live, work and/or go to school within the State of Minnesota in order to participate. Proof of residency and/or college enrollment will be required to participate.

The Miss Coon Rapids Pageant began as a community service project of the Coon Rapids Jaycees and has always been a part of the Coon Rapids Snowflake D...

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Summer Salads

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Monday, August 27, 2012, In : Easy Summer Salads Recipes 

Potato Salad & Chicken Salad

Warm breezes, a glass of lemonade or Ice tea on your table next to a plate of organic chicken salad & creamy potato salad, do I need to say more? 

One of the many benefits of being a Chef and owning your Personal Chef company is being able to create new ways to improve your own recipes.  

The pics above are just that, I was craving something creamy and something salty and I started thinking to myself what could I put together to satisfy that hungry craving I was feel...
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Beer Garlic Cheesy Bread!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Monday, April 23, 2012, In : Beer Bread 
Beer Garlic Cheesy Bread

by
 Divadish Kitchens
Recipe by Chef Gianna

You know how they say you can never have enough bread. Well I don't know who that quote is from but I agree a 100%.

I took a regular white bread recipe substituted 12 oz. of any kinda beer for moisture, added 1 cup of 3 cheese blend to dry ingredients and added 1 tbsp. of garlic powder.

Mixed all ingredients together till blended well.
Formed into a well greased and floured loaf pan .
Melt 1/4 of butter and pour over top of loaf  3 ...

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St.Patty's Cabbage Stew!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, March 11, 2012, In : St Patty's Day Soup 

Cabbage & Ham Soup
Recipe by Chef Gianna
Divadish Kitchens & Cater

Super -Delicious Cabbage & Ham Soup


             Rated 5 STARS

Prep Time: 40 minutes

Cook Time: 3-4 hours App.
Servings (8) quarts

If you Love Cabbage & Ham you will Love this soup. Which I really like to call Stewp...It is a customers word for stew & soup together. Meaning when it can really be either!
This soup /stew is hearty, very flavorful,and warms the insides on a cold and damp Spring Day.
The bowl fills with the aroma's of Cabba...
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Breads-Crusty-Artsian Breads

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Monday, December 26, 2011, In : Crusty Breads 



No Bloating, No Fructose Sugars, Low in Calories, high in Fiber, DELICIOUS BREADS!

We all Love our Carbs don't we!
But we hate the Bloating afterwards.Or the spikes in our Blood Insulin.
Here is how you can change all that, and it is very, very simple.

Order your bread from Divadish.
I make all whole grain breads, No Preservatives, all Natural Ingredients.
Each small batch made by hand by Chef Gianna makes (6) Boules, (round loaves)

This bread is absolutely delicious, has a chewy crusty t...
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Pasta

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Monday, December 19, 2011, In : Pasta 




I would not be Italian and my grandmother Julia would roll over in her grave,,, if I did not make a Pasta dish at least once a week!

Here is one of those I can't get enough of dishes...!

It has a very Fancy Italian name, but I choose to call it what it is,,, Angel Hair Pasta W/Sausage.
Of course there is a little more too it then that,,, it has sauteed red onions,green bell peppers,chunk ripe tomatoes,
all seared in dark green olive oil, with fennel, anise, garlic, and sweet basil, add a ...
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Alfredo Pasta Dish

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Thursday, November 10, 2011, In : Pasta Dishes 

This Alfredo Sauce Pasta Dish is (6) layers of creamy deliciousness.

I use half& half for my cream, sweet cream butter, Parmesan cheeses,garlic,sea salt, a touch of sweet basil.
Add to that loads of (3) cheeses blend, and you have a Masterpiece even Divinci would want to Paint, then of course Eat soon after!

This is a special order only meal, and this particular culinary Divine was ordered by my C0-Workers.

I so Love to show off my Foodie Expertise,,, and what better way then to share with...
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Pudding Cake

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, October 30, 2011, In : Pudding Cakes 
 Lemon Pudding Cake

What do you know about pudding cakes?

Many people think that they would be overly sweet or gooey, but actually are not.

The one pictured above is a Lemon Pudding Bundt Cake, with Lemon Cream Cheese Icing. 

I absolutely Love Lemon anything, almost anything. 
What about You?
For Me Lemon is refreshing, light, and not overly sweet if done right.
I like my cakes light, moist, and not too sweet. I want to taste the flavors of the cake, not the sugars.

This cake is one of my fami...

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MEAL DEALS

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, October 28, 2011, In : Meal Deals 





                                                                    


MEAL DEALS @ DIVADISH KITCHENS... MEAL DEALS @ DIVADISH KITCHENS....
                                Retail Price $125... Now... $62.50....
  • Roasted Whole Organic Hormone Free Chicken 
Slow cooked with Greek Seasonings, dark green Olive oil & a Lemon marinade.
This complete meal is accompanied with delicious Lemon Wedge potatoes as pictured above.

  • Beefy -Gravy Meatloaf  93% Black Angus Chuck Free Range Beef
Slow cooked with Ital...

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Caramel Apple Cake

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Tuesday, October 25, 2011, In : Apple Cakes 
Fall is the best time to enjoy Apples. The temperatures are just cool enough and still not cold.
Apple orchards are full with all of our favorite kinds of apples.
Leaving us no excuses but to create new recipes for all those delicious apples.

Here is one of mine. Apple Caramel Bundt Cake

This tastes like a Carmel Apple except inside a cake.
Moist, swirled with caramel, and small bits of apple in each bite.
It is truly the best combination to asked for in a cake and you can eat it with a fork!
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Whole Wheat Bread

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Wednesday, October 5, 2011, In : Breads 

Yes... Divadish Kitchens makes it's own Artisan breads.


The one pictured above is my own recipe of Honey Whole Wheat. 
Using Organic whole grain flour,course  Kosher Sea Salt, and Sunflower Honey.

Then slow baking it with care and you have a crusty, soft, chewy bread.
Just the way you want it to be, add some sweet cream butter, jam, or just  plain, the problem will be waiting till it cools a bit.

Baked in small batches and all done by Hand,,, each batch makes (6) round loaves.
We sell this ...

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Chocolate Cake

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Monday, October 3, 2011, In : New Cake Favorite 
This perfect Bundt cake is now my new favorite cake.
I created it for a family member and when we all sample it, we were like OMG this is so good!


I added Chocolate sauce to the batter, English toffee flavoring,and the results were just the right amount of sweetness and deliciousness to make your mouth water when you look at the end result pictured here.

The icing is made from Semi-Sweet Chocolate& Butter drizzled lightly over entire cake, then added crushed Heath bar bits over that, fi...
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PayPal Coming Soon to Divadish

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Thursday, September 22, 2011, In : Plastic Buying Power @ Divadish 
Divadish is joining the Tech Savy times by  offering her clients PayPal to make there menu purchases.
We are working on our  list with pictures and price buttons for you to click on and buy now!
We are very excited about this Wonderful additional opportunity for our clients and fellow Foodies.

Keep checking back as we move forward into the the Tech Age of Plastic Purchasing Power!
We expect it will be up and running Very soon.
Thank You and keep Eating Fit for Life!
Chef Gianna
Divadish Ki...
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Spicy Chilli by Chef Gianna

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Monday, September 19, 2011, In : Fall Foods 






The leaves are changing color, the daily temperatures are getting cooler, and you can definitely smell Fall in the air.


When these things happen in Minnesota, we start to think about different warm foods to fill us up.Or as I like to say put on our food layers so we don't feel the Cold!

Divadish and Chef Gianna knows how we all feel about good food. 
Especially our chilli's, the bowl pictured above has the the right amount of spicy heat to make your mouth go ahhhhhhhhhhhh, and your tas...
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Angie's List Has the Diva!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Wednesday, September 7, 2011, In : Angie's List 
Divadish Kitchens & Catering is now listed .
It is a honor to be part of the Angie's list business membership. 
At Angie's you have a code of ethics you are expected to run  your business by.
Service, quality,   on time, caring about your clients each and everyday.
I am very proud to be counted among the other businesses who are listed. 
Divdish Member ID#6343506
divadishkitchenscatering.com            
 Thank you;
Chef Gianna
Owner...
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Lasagna Tonight!?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, September 4, 2011, In : Call ahead Meals @ Divadish! 

Divadish Kitchens can make this delicious lasagna dish for you and your sweetheart.

This is a 9x13 size pan of cheesy, meaty, goodness!
Each forkful is loaded with meat and tender penne noodles.
Available in Take -U-Bake or fully cooked and delivered.

When you are trying to think of something different and delicious and good for you tonight
or anytime why not call Divadish for your Dinner choices.

Check out my web site @divadishkitchenscatering.com 
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Divdish is Celebrating!!!!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Thursday, September 1, 2011, In : Anniversary! 
Happy (1) Year Anniversary to Divadish!

I cannot believe it has been a year already. 

I have had a very good year, and am very thankful to all of my customers who have tried Divadish and enjoyed it.

Without you there would be no need for my culinary skills and that would make me very sad.

Continue to  tell others about Divadish and share in the Joy of Good Eating!

Thank you for your business and look forward to seeing you all again.

Chef Gianna






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Back to School -Back to School!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, August 28, 2011, In : School Specials! 
School shopping Ugh!!!!

Talk about hard work, I remember when my daughter was going through all that, from ages 5-10 they are perfect little Oh I love it Mommy, the comes the terrible tweens and it is oh No I'm not wearing that!

How do you manage to hold on to your sanity!?

I am offering a BACK-TO SCHOOL SPECIAL!!!   25% off any one item on my menus. 
Cannot be combined with other offers and has no monetary value. One per household. 
Coupon expires 9/30/2011

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Divadish Joins Star Limo's Service!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, August 19, 2011, In : Star's & Diva's 
Divadish is proud to announce her company will now be partnered with one of the finest limousine fleets in the
Tri -State area.

Please welcome Star Fleet services and Divadish Kitchens & Catering paring their talents, knowledge and quality care to their customers.

I am so honored to be part of such a wonderful team and ever growing company. 
I hope to offer some unique original recipes to compliment a already stellar service.
I am attaching their web site for you to book your next comple...

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The Best Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Really!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Wednesday, August 17, 2011, In : Cookies, Cookies, Cookies! 
Soft, chewy ,chuck full of raisins, these oatmeal cookies have a secret ingredient that makes them very addictive.
When I was putting together the recipe and lining up my ingredients,I decided to add a little extra of a couple of things.
It keeps things interesting and recipes can always be tweaked so why not tweak them.
These cookies have nutmeg, cinnamon, and raisin juice, added to them, which puts these cookies on my must have list for Fall. 
Cookies, Cookies, Cookies, we must have our Coo...
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TAKE-U-Bake- Meals @ DIVADISH

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, August 7, 2011, In : Take-U-Bake- Meals 
This is one of Divadish's regular menu items.
The whole roasting chicken is hormone -free, free range, and delicious because of it.
The pictured meal feeds (8) good size servings of 5-6oz each,+a side of the lemon wedge potatoes.

I can prepare this meal in your kitchens or you may do a Take U-Bake in your kitchen.
Additional sides that compliment this meal:
  • Greek Salad
  • Pickled Cauliflower
  • Garlic & Dill Butter Broccoli
  • Almond & Garlic butter Green beans
  • Artisan Breads & Spreads
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Taking Reservations for Holiday Meals!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, August 5, 2011, In : Holiday Meals! 
The Holidays are 90+ days away... Yikes...!

Divadish has the answer to all your prayers.

Call Chef Gianna @612-859-3270 and book your Stress free Holiday Meal .

**Limited Offer: Free Dessert with all orders.

**You shop I'll Cook!


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Red, White & Blue!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Monday, July 4, 2011, In : July 4th, 2011 
Today is Independence Day....! We all know what that means.... Food....(:) (:) 
So to continue in this honered tradition I am going to throw my culinary caution to the wind and give you my July 4th's picks....!

Red: My choice a rich Marina sauce simmering slowly for 2-3 days, add lots of Parmesan cheese, feta, and mozzrella.
Serve over  angel hair pasta, add a large italian salad and crusty bread.
Open a bottle of semi sweet red wine, and let the evening unfold perhaps in someones embrace...

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Quiche's

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, May 29, 2011, In : Breakfast 
Breakfast is our most important meal of the day.
Why? because we have been sleeping all night and need to fuel our bodies.
This Quiche pictured above is one of those fuel choices.

It is a Divadish original recipe, and made to order for any of my clients.
This pie serves (6) good size slices, or (8) smaller ones.
I sell them for $38.00 each.
All ingredients & seasonings, are natural & organic.
All of my quiches are crust less, I prefer to use crumbled breads or potato or vegetable crusts, t...
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Greek Chef's

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Monday, May 23, 2011, In : Jimmy the Greek 
Greek recipes are very delicate combinations of many seasonings that add to it's wonderful flavors..
Because of that it is a delicacy that not everyone knows how to do well, or at all, and feels it is well above their knowledge level.
The Alexander's Greek Chicken is one such recipe, it contains many processes to get to it's finished state of elegance and juicy deliciousness, but once there and on your plate you will say it was all so worth it!
Seared whole chicken breats in  lime & ol...
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Chef @ your Home!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, May 22, 2011, In : Hire a Chef tonight! 
The above picture is Greek Cod.
This fish is seared in dark green olive oil & sweet cream organic butter, add in Fresh grown Rosemary and a touch of Greek Oregano.
Then a bit of Lime juice and heat up frying pan to med-high and grill it to the fish begins to flake apart, telling you the fish is ready to eat.
This meal can be fixed with many different seasonings that make it taste a little different with each seasoning that is brought into the dish.
Adding the fruit bowl with organic Pink ...
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American Favorite "The Greek Hotdog"

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Wednesday, May 18, 2011, In : New Hotdog 
Never underestimate the power of The Greek Word... This was a Line from the movie The Big Fat Greek Wedding!
I never have nor will I ever doubt the power of Greek...
Think of it, Greek food is to Die for, figuratively speaking of course.
But my dear old Daddy would say Yes I would Die for it, because once his poor mind went and he was put into managed care because of it, he would consistently ask Me Honey, do you have a Salami sandwich?
Of course it broke my heart to see the end results of...
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Gluten-Free Cake!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Monday, May 9, 2011, In : Chocolate & Gluten Free! 
We all LOVE CHOCOLATE!!!!!
Sometimes  we are allergic to the Gluten so desserts are a Big NO!
Not for this cake pictured.
This is Divadish's Gluten -Free Chocolate Cake.
I served this yummy slice of chocolate heaven today for Mother's Day.
My granddaughter could not believe it was totally made without flour, and it was made with a vegetable!?
What silliness is that, it taste too good she says, as she starts to attack her piece of cake with a vengeance.
I haven't  seen that  outside of the in...
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Small Sizes, Smaller Prices!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Thursday, May 5, 2011, In : Menu Changes! 





Divadish has  recreated her original recipes in smaller portion sizes with you in mind!

Why?
To save you money!
To reduce leftovers!
To encourage you to try more menu items!
The same great Taste, all Organic, No Preservatives, still apply to all her foods, just the size & price has changed!

Thank you for being a Divadish Customer, your Support & Suggestions are always appreciated!
Buon  Appetito!
Divadish
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Peanut Butter Cups

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Monday, May 2, 2011, In : Truffles 
Picture this, you just got back from a extensive jogging routine and your body is craving something sweet really big time!
You start to wonder what could really fill that hunger for a sugar buzz!

Or how about this scenario, you want to reward your taste buds with something smooth and luscious and 
your usual hit is a Reese's peanut butter cup... Not anymore it's not,,, these will literally blow them right out of the water!
These say Oh Baby! as soon as they hit your mouth and start to melt ...
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Slice of Heaven

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Wednesday, April 20, 2011, In : Delicious comes on a plate! 
Sweet & Tart, what a great combination in your mouth! 
The American classic pie can be changed to the better.
Adding the  organic cranberries gave this apple pie a little tartness that your mouth was rewarded with a following bite of Yum!
Low in sugar, but full of taste, this delicious apple& cranberry pie was this weeks Winner.
Divadish loves to tweek even the best classics, and who can blame her when her customers come back for more.

Order this and any other of her fine meals or desserts 
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Apple Pie Reborn!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, April 16, 2011, In : Creating a Masterpiece! 

Apple Pie

Apple & Cranberry Crumb Pie
Apple Pie is our all American Pie choice when we think of a slice of deliciousness.
This new recipe I created @ Divadish is just as delicious, but with a new twist.
Adding Cranberries, to the semi sweet apple mixture is like dressing up a old favorite and it also adds a little tartness to it. It really is a very good combination, and makes you think yummmmm!
The next little thing I did was make it a Butter crumb crust on its bottom and not a...

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Mini -Angels!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, April 10, 2011, In : Angels have arrived @ Divadish 
Divadish Kitchens & Catering
Delivers her promise each and every-time a menu item leaves her kitchens and goes to yours.
Divadish wants your first experience with her company to be positively Heavenly and Delicious!
Miss Divadish herself Chef Gianna promises each and everyone of her clients her pledge of quality assurance, or she will gladly exchange for another item of equal value.

Her above picture is her newest creation of a Lemon Cream Angel Food Mini Cake.
Lightly balanced lemon flavor in...

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Taco's tonight !?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, April 8, 2011, In : What's for Dinner? 

Taco's

Black Bean Taco's
divadishkitchenscatering.com

Cilantro
Chili tomatoes
Lettuce
Scallions
Monterrey Jack cheese
Cukes
Black beans
Spicy 93% lean ground beef
All served on a baked hard taco shell.


Yummy doesn't even come close.
This taco blends spice, cheeses, meat, and crunch all in one bite. 
I sell these by the 1/2 dozen @ $24.00 =$4.00 each!
Taco Bell it is not, Delicious Yes!


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Alfredo Pizza

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Wednesday, January 26, 2011, In : Pizza Tonight, Not Papa's!!!! 
This  deep dish seasoned pizza crust is topped with Spinach& Caramelized onions,and Parmesan & Feta cheeses.
It totally has the Chessey melt factor going for it, and the bite in to and go yum too.    A perfect choice for the vegetarians, or just want a little extra vegetable serving tonight. But one thing is for sure, you will not be skipping taste, this pizza has all of that and more! And it serves 12-15 slices, and not tiny squares either! 
$12.00 for this Bad Boy, and it's all yours by call...

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11%>!!%>!!% OFF>>>>

Posted by Gianna E. Ianos on Thursday, January 6, 2011, In : Save $$$ 

Celebrating 2011!!!!

Divadish is giving 11% off any one menu item.
This can only be used once, and cannot be combined with any other offers!
Offer runs through January 31st,2011
Place your order by phone @612-859-3270 or on line @divadishkitchenscatering.com
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New Years Eve Packages!

Posted by Gianna E. Ianos on Friday, December 10, 2010, In : Fine Cusine @ Home 
  "New Year's Eve Package"

Taking reservations now! Call 612-859-3270 to place your order.

Package Costs $80.00 for two.(Due upon receipt)

Included in our New Year's Eve Deal:

Dinner for two:

Pick one from each selection:

Roasted  Greek Garlic Chicken

Grilled Rosemary seasoned Sirloin Pork chops.

Grilled Rosemary Greek Lamb Chops


Vegetable Choice: Steamed Garlic & Dill Broccoli or

Steamed Spinach & Feta or

Greek Feta Romaine Salad with tomatoes, olives, cukes and salami comes

With a Old World Greek D...


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Giving yourself the Gift of Time!

Posted by Gianna E. Ianos on Tuesday, November 30, 2010, In : 1/2 Off Holiday Meals! 
Look what Divadish is offering now. Buy any Holiday menu Item @ regular price and get the 2nd item @ 1/2 off!
Not only will you not have to cook, but you will be saving $$$ too! So put your feet up and relax a little this Holiday Season, and let Miss Divadish do the Holiday cooking!

Happy-Holidays to all & 1/2 Off too! HO, HO, HO....

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Arby's, Taco Bell's,Mcdonald's, Hamburger Helper!

Posted by Gianna E. Ianos on Wednesday, November 10, 2010, In : No Fast-Food Tonight! 
What's for Dinner? the most common question today! Unfortunately the reply can be the same Old Boring thing!
The Old McDonald had a Farm bag, or Ring my Taco,Hello Arby I'll take (2), or my favorite, I can Hamburger Helper it!

The Big problem with this scenario is the FAT!!! Bad Trans-Fats, empty calories,and High-Fructose Sugars.
Once in awhile you can cheat, but a constant diet of any of these is a killer,, and know what it is working.

 Miss Divadish has a sloution, skip the Empty Claories, non...

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Feeding your Cravings???

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, April 25, 2015, In : Feeding your Cravings? 


Sage/Onion Bread

What do you grab when you get a craving? Is it bread, a cookie, or chips?

Why are there always so many tempting food commercials? Making Us weak and always thinking about Eating!

Personally I feel it is a conspiracy between Jenny Craig and Weight Watchers, or maybe it is Medi Fast????

Who knows, and who has the money to feed their hungry pockets... Here is what I would like to suggest, Hire a Personal Chef who can keep the cravings at bay by feeding your Hungry Beast with satisfy...

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Top Catering Company!!!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Monday, April 13, 2015, In : Top Caterer Recognition! 
Divadish is working her magic in the NorthEast Metro Area, I have been voted The Top #3 Catering Company in The Andover Area. Bragging rights are given to my company by Thumbtack Professional Web Site .

Click on the link and read more.  http://thumbtack.com/mn/andover/catering

Many Thanks, from Divadish Kitchens & Catering.

Chef Gianna E. Ianos Owner & Chef.

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Top Chef 's In Minnesota!!!!!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Tuesday, February 17, 2015, In : Top Chef Feature 
http://www.thumbtack.com/mn/minneapolis/chef/

Please check out this link and see that Divadish Personal Chef Services made the cut.... I am so excited to be featured, please share this with friends thank you Gianna
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Who's your Super Hero?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, August 29, 2014, In : Who's your Super Hero? 


Apple/Peach Pie?

If I was to pick a Super Hero  it would have to be Superman, but not the new one the old one Clark Kent, in the 60's show. He was my dreamy guy as a child of 8 years old as he appeared magically on my TV each night after dinner. I would sit there and be mesmerized by his power to see threw objects and with his strength to bend steel and fly it was so amazing to me as a kid!

Now everything is done by digital computers it goes beyond what is even believable.

Super Hero Powers woul...

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Shrimp & Pasta!!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, August 17, 2014, In : Shrimp & Pasta? 


Shrimp & Angel Hair Pasta!!!

How do you say perfection? with a forkful of shrimp and pasta. What else, they were like they say made for each other, put these two together in a room and I will guarantee you the plate will be returned empty, and No Room key was required:) 

Yes Food Humor but heh, you gotta play as you see it, or in this case as you EAT It... Preferably by the plateful with lots of grated Parmesan Cheese on top and a good glass of Pinot right next to it:)

So when you get hungry for...

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Taco Hotdish !!!!!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, June 1, 2014, In : Celebrations 


Black Bean Hotdish

What is coming up very soon? and No it is not July 4th and fireworks although that is around the corner too:)

It is and hear is your first clue, Cap & Gown... Yes you guessed it Graduations... 
Followed by Weddings, then as my Mother is fond of saying then Baby carriage.... 

So with all these celebrations coming out of the woodwork what are you going to cook.....?

Good question, here is a suggestion, Black bean /Taco Hotdish, it is delicious, fairly easy to make, and affordable....

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Ricotta for Dessert?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, April 12, 2014, In : Ricotta for Dessert? 


Sweetened Ricotta Dessert

This dessert pictured above is very light and creamy to the tongue. Textures and visual is what most foodies look at when they go food shopping, they like bright colors and appetizing layout as much as a artist likes the perfect sunset.

When I make something new I make sure I like the combinations of the ingredients first, second I see if I want to tweak any of them, third then I see if I can make it taste better.

With all there is out there today to choose from in seas...

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Pizza, Pizza, Pizza we want Pizza!!!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, February 9, 2014, In : Pizza for Dinner 



Italian Chicken Sausage Pizza

12" of Deliciousness

You all know the saying Pizza is The Breakfast of Champions....? Heh, well think about it, you got cheese, which is a milk, then you got meat, then you have red sauce which is a veggie because it comes from tomatoes, then of course you got the crust, the most important part.... bread, so put it all together and you got The Oldest Breakfast sandwich of Millions ! Way before McDonald's even coined the phrase, we were scarfing
 down cold pizza from...

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MC DIVA BURGER:)

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, January 18, 2014, In : Mac Burger's 


DIVA MC BURGER!!!!!

Divadish likes to mix it up, and here is one of those mix up's.... I call it my version of a MC Donalds Burger except a whole lot more tasty and better for you:)

I created this for one of my clients since he just loves burgers and I wanted to make him something good and delicious too.So I created this little Devil of a Burger. Here is what I did....

Recipe:
1 LB. of 80% Ground Chuck
1/2 Vandilia onion diced
1 Tbsp. of garlic powder
1 tsp. of seasoned salt
1 Tbsp of Mild Mustard
1 T...

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Lasagna anyone?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Tuesday, January 14, 2014, In : Lasagna tonight? 


Lasagna Diva's Style!

What do you get when you have pasta, meat, cheese and red sauce in layer after layer?

I call it Real New York Italian Lasagna... Not something made with cottage cheese, hardly any cheese and a slight taste of cardboard:( Stoffer's please stop calling it lasagna and showing that commercial too. It is embarrassing...:)
 for you not Me:)

Lasagna should be loaded with lot's and lot's of Ricotta, Cheeses, Meat, and delicious red wine sauce.It should be layered one after another o...

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Meat with a side of T Bone Steak?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, January 5, 2014, In : Meat what's for Dinner? 


Brandy Seared T Bone Steak

Divadish Loves good meat and preferably fixed Med-Rare, Yum.... Good organic farmed raised Beef can be eaten a little rare because it is so sweet and soft anyway because of how the cattle are being fed and grazed, it does make a BIG DIFFERENCE, just ask a cattleman or a qualified butcher. A Great meal starts with Great Meat! So when my daughter asks for Meat with a side of Meat I know what she feels like.. it is usually a steak... What else. ?!

Maybe it is the Vampire...

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Birthday Cake!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Wednesday, January 1, 2014, In : Cake Happinness 


Hershey Kisses Birthday Cake!

Like the song says Celebrate, Celebrate, let's party hardy. Okay not exactly the right words but you get my meaning. Life is worth celebrating, laughing, and sharing good food with all that maters.

This cake is one of those moments, I made it for a very special clients birthday and it was so delish. I so like making something wonderful for someone who also is the same. Similar to what a cake does for our taste buds when we take that first bite, it is the same with ...

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BEST FOOD EVENTS OF 2013!!!!!!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, December 28, 2013, In : Food Stories 
Divadish Personal Chef Services & Private Catering  Top (5) Food Events

Number (5). Paisley Park  Cooking for the one and only Prince himself on two different occasions! This was not a Easy Deal.:(

Number (4).Cooking 
Demonstration for a CEO and her soon to be going off to college niece, her grand mother, and best friends.What I was not expecting was off - color humor, lots and lots of you knows, and what not to do in this situation discussions and Laughter that was the loudest ever!

Number (3). ...

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SAD SEASON?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Tuesday, December 17, 2013, In : Need Daylight? 
Article written in Allina Magazine

Need more daylight?

SAD is depression that occurs at a specific time of the year. Experts say it is related to hormone regulation, body temperature, and seasonal variations in sunlight.

Check this list for SAD Symptoms
* appetite changes
*weight gain
*low energy
*low sex drive
*fatigue, sleepiness
*trouble sleeping
*poor concentration
*irritable,and anxiety
*avoiding social activities
*drinking or self medication

What can you do or who can help?
Always talk to your primary...
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Vision Quest?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Thursday, December 12, 2013, In : Vision Quests 
This article information was written by Stephanie Watson and medical information excerpts are from Michael Smith MD.

Some of us have Bad Habits example nail biting, grinding our teeth, snoring, wearing contacts all night with day wear contacts. Let's break this down a bit more, nail biting can cause infections, grinding your teeth wear down of your teeth, contact wearing irradiated or torn corneas.

Overexposure to sun, you use sunscreen for skin right? at least most of the time. Overexposure to...
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The Sweet Truth's?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, December 7, 2013, In : Myth's about eating? 


Cheeses cake Mini's?


Divadish has always cooked Heart Healthy foods that supports the Mayo Clinic Eating Lifestyle .Eating this way eliminates the so called myths to what you can eat on many diets.

These myth's are for Diabetes and information is from Dr. Brulinda Narario, MD.

Here is a short list of some of those myths that are out there:

Myth 1.You need to give up starchy foods and sweets.
Most of the time you want to eat the whole grains, veggetables, lean meats or beans. But occasionaly you ma...

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Small Business Saturday, Buy Now and Always!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, November 30, 2013, In : Buy Local, Stay Local 
Small Business Saturday is a growing Green Roots project that is spreading like a Wildfire, we small business owners make up for over 50% of business, ideas, products, employment, and just plain hard work that it takes to spring board any self employed business. You need the stamina, family, friends, $$$ and a good enough product to launch anytime. We will not all be famous, or millionaires, far from it! What we will be is Happy, Productive, and Independent, those possessions are PRICELESS. S...
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What are you Thankful for?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Thursday, November 21, 2013, In : Thanksgiving 


"Wine Braised Turkey"

Divadish Personal Chef Services does all the work for her clients. Yes that means grocery shopping, menu planning, prep, cooking, and clean up and then leaves you all the delicious foods. it is not a Dream and it is not for the Rich & Famous only. Most people spend monthly what my Chef's fees are on Junk Food and Fast Food. So before the Holidays are over and your one Christmas present to You or to Your wonderful Loving family would be the gift of Heart Healthy Food, pick...

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Cheddar/Bacon Quiche'

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, November 9, 2013, In : Eggbakes are back! 


Quiche' anyone?

Divadish loves new things, and eating them too. Before I allow any of my food to go to my clients I make sure I test them out myself. :) Of course this is such a terrible imposition for me but Heh someones gotta do it!

The above Quiche' was one of my most recent creations. Egg bakes which is what Minnesotans call them, because Quiche's sounds too Foo-Foo for guys....:) but mine are anything but ,,, they are heart healthy, and hearty too.
The one pictured has organic cheddar, spin...

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Simple Tips for Easy Cleanup!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, November 2, 2013, In : Cleaning tips for kitchens 
Divadish  Kitchens & Catering Loves cooking, but she also Loves to clean, I know I'm Weird...:) but it calms me what can I say, blame it on my Mother!

My Ma as we call her had two favorite sayings, "keep your kitchen and your bathroom always Clean"

Now we won't talk about the second one but I am sure you know why?!
We do spend a lot of time in both areas and for good reason. 

Here are some simple tips to keep your kitchens clean that I found in my local paper Lillie News, wonderful and quick tips...

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Asian Chicken Salad!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, October 26, 2013, In : Asian Pasta's 


Asian Pasta Salad...?

Divadish likes different things and likes to share those different recipes with her clients too. We get tired of cooking the same things too, so we step outside those boxes of cooking like a artist does her first watercolor or a architect does his first cabin home, we Love the challenge and the mystique of what if?

When this happens we learn something about taste and textures and it results in a new recipe we then can share with our clients and  it enhances our own experie...

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Sausage & Peppers

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, October 18, 2013, In : Genuine Italian Dishes 


Sausage & Peppers

Divadish brings to you the Real Italian Sausages & Peppers. New York original recipe from the Messano side of the family, this mouthwatering dish will make you think you just got off the boat and landed in your home land. Italians have eaten sausage and peppers probably before they were given breast milk! :) It is a really delicious combination of flavors and textures that when you take that first bite your mouth does a HAPPY-Dance.... I know I certainly do when I make mine.....

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Lasagna (New York Style)

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, September 14, 2013, In : Lasagna, New York Style 



Stuffed with Meat Lasagna
Divadish's Lasagna is not your average dry, tasteless slice of mushy pasta served up at your local restaurant... Yuck to that.. What is though is a mouthful of Yum.

Layer by layer of delicious white wine red meat sauce then a layer of (3) cheese seasoned cheese, sliced Italian sausages, and spoonfuls of smooth Basil Ricotta.
Repeat this till the full size pan is one inch from the top of rim, then bake to all the flavors and cheeses melt app. 1+ hours @ 350'

This baby wei...

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Bailey's Irish cream Coffee Cake!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Thursday, August 1, 2013, In : Cake Crumbs 


Chocolate Coffee Cake

Diva's in the kitchen again making another Yummy Dessert.... Can you taste it? Oh yeah you reading this not seeing it up close and all personal including those two lips of yours! Well I guess you will just have to take my word for it.

This little morsel has Bailey's Irish Cream liquor  in it, Chocolate powder, Chocolate syrups, and chocolate morsels.

Then drizzled with chocolate & vanilla icing. Yep one good tasting bit of Yumminess.

I sell these 12" Bundt Cakes which serves...

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Braised Lamb Chops

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, May 11, 2013, In : Dinner Choices 


Authentic Greek Lamb Dinner


Yes Being Greek & Italian does have it's advantages!

The above dinner picture proves my  point exactly.

The lamp chops are Australian Free Range Lamb and prepared with a lime & olive oil and rosemary marinade.

I served this dinner with a Apple /Cinnamon Marmalade for dipping lamb bites into and a Idaho baked potato.

Life does not need to consist of what's for Frozen Dinner tonight dinner! It can be this meal or others if you order from The Kitchens of Divadish Kitchens ...

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Cobb Salad Sandwich

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, April 27, 2013, In : Sandwich for Spring. 


 
 

Cobb Salad Sandwich: 
Ingredients:
One Toasted Greek Pita smeared with Garlic & Olive oil
1/2 sliced thin Avocado
3 slices of crisp bacon
1/2 sliced hard boiled egg
lettuce
1/2 sliced thin Roma tomato
Drizzle Red wine vinegar & Olive oil plus garlic over sandwich
Fold over hold with toothpick till ready to eat the whole thing!

This is one hearty and satisfying sandwich high in protein, good fiber and good Brain Food too...

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Soup's on!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, March 2, 2013, In : Soup is it Magic? 

Chicken Soup, has been said to cure almost anything? Fact or Fiction? Maybe it's the comfort that makes Us feel better or maybe it's the memories attached to the soup. Which ever it is it makes Me feel better when I take my first spoonful and when I am completely finished with it I am smiling and feeling a whole lot better too! I wish Life could be that easy don't you? You would go off to where ever and say oh this is not working out how I planned, okay here take a spoonful of this soup and n...
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Lemon Almond Cake

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, February 23, 2013, In : Desserts are okay again 


                                                                       Dessert anyone?
Divadish makes desserts that you can say Yes you Can have a slice...!

The above cake is one such cake. Low in sugar no processed ingredients, and low in calories too.
One  1/15 of a slice is 145 calories. That is allowable in almost all diet plans and it does not taste like cardboard either.

I am especially diligent about ingredients, complex sugars, and amount of icings goes on my desserts. Icing is wasted cal...
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Italian Dinner for you!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, February 17, 2013, In : Italian Dinner 

 
 Italian  Dinner for you by Divadish Kitchens & Catering

This is one of my Sunday's dinners. My parents both were big pasta eaters, but the sauce is what made that pasta just go down so much more. The red sauce was cooked for hours and it was made fresh with all the right seasonings, leftover meats and yes plenty of cheese & wine added to the slow simmering sauce. Just looking at this picture makes me hungry.Now according to my mother we always had to have a salad with every meal, and she fav...
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SUPER BOWL FOOD DEALS!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Wednesday, January 16, 2013, In : Super Bowl Food 

Who doesn't like good food? Then my second question is it's on SALE!!!!!!

Divadish may not know a lot about the game but she knows what people like to do while watching one, EAT ......!

Here is what she is offering all her foodie Fans!
Choose from (3) meals for $325.00   
 each meal feeds (20) Starving People!


Meals Include Deluxe Salad & Bread

Meal Selections:

Sausage & Peppers
Penne Lasagna
Greek Chicken & Potatoes


Place your order ASAP payment accepted at time of order.
Schedule your date & time earl...
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Oh Dessert!?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, December 28, 2012, In : Fruit Pies 

Blueberry pie Oh My!!!!


My Mother has always been a Big Fan of Desserts, so much so even today @ 87+ years young she orders (2) at her dinner meal when placing her meal with her nurses aide. Now I am not condoning (2) desserts as a Eat Healthy Lifestyle, No way, but she is 87+ and she is still of sound mind, and spirit, she Loves sweets and has made me love them too. Because of that shared affliction I came up with ways to literally have my cake and eat it too! 



The pictured Blueberry Pie is on...
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A Good Breakfast!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, December 16, 2012, In : What is your Breakfast? 

What is a good breakfast for you? Is it a quick cup of coffee and a bolt out the door?
Or is it a sweet jelly doughnut and a cup of coffee?
How about one of those 5 hour energy drinks and you are good to go?

All of these above mentioned choices are a recipe for disease if kept up for long periods of time.

Being a Chef has allowed me into a lot peoples lives and kitchens some are very good about their own care and eating Lifestyle others are not.

Eating good food as a Lifestyle will help you and yo...
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Divadish donates to Miss Teen Pageant

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Wednesday, October 3, 2012, In : Miss Teen Pageant 



Picture

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The Miss Coon Rapids Program and Miss Coon Rapids Outstanding Teen Pageants are  'OPEN' pageants. You must live, work and/or go to school within the State of Minnesota in order to participate. Proof of residency and/or college enrollment will be required to participate.

The Miss Coon Rapids Pageant began as a community service project of the Coon Rapids Jaycees and has always been a part of the Coon Rapids Snowflake D...

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Summer Salads

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Monday, August 27, 2012, In : Easy Summer Salads Recipes 

Potato Salad & Chicken Salad

Warm breezes, a glass of lemonade or Ice tea on your table next to a plate of organic chicken salad & creamy potato salad, do I need to say more? 

One of the many benefits of being a Chef and owning your Personal Chef company is being able to create new ways to improve your own recipes.  

The pics above are just that, I was craving something creamy and something salty and I started thinking to myself what could I put together to satisfy that hungry craving I was feel...
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Beer Garlic Cheesy Bread!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Monday, April 23, 2012, In : Beer Bread 
Beer Garlic Cheesy Bread

by
 Divadish Kitchens
Recipe by Chef Gianna

You know how they say you can never have enough bread. Well I don't know who that quote is from but I agree a 100%.

I took a regular white bread recipe substituted 12 oz. of any kinda beer for moisture, added 1 cup of 3 cheese blend to dry ingredients and added 1 tbsp. of garlic powder.

Mixed all ingredients together till blended well.
Formed into a well greased and floured loaf pan .
Melt 1/4 of butter and pour over top of loaf  3 ...

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St.Patty's Cabbage Stew!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, March 11, 2012, In : St Patty's Day Soup 

Cabbage & Ham Soup
Recipe by Chef Gianna
Divadish Kitchens & Cater

Super -Delicious Cabbage & Ham Soup


             Rated 5 STARS

Prep Time: 40 minutes

Cook Time: 3-4 hours App.
Servings (8) quarts

If you Love Cabbage & Ham you will Love this soup. Which I really like to call Stewp...It is a customers word for stew & soup together. Meaning when it can really be either!
This soup /stew is hearty, very flavorful,and warms the insides on a cold and damp Spring Day.
The bowl fills with the aroma's of Cabba...
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Breads-Crusty-Artsian Breads

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Monday, December 26, 2011, In : Crusty Breads 



No Bloating, No Fructose Sugars, Low in Calories, high in Fiber, DELICIOUS BREADS!

We all Love our Carbs don't we!
But we hate the Bloating afterwards.Or the spikes in our Blood Insulin.
Here is how you can change all that, and it is very, very simple.

Order your bread from Divadish.
I make all whole grain breads, No Preservatives, all Natural Ingredients.
Each small batch made by hand by Chef Gianna makes (6) Boules, (round loaves)

This bread is absolutely delicious, has a chewy crusty t...
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Pasta

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Monday, December 19, 2011, In : Pasta 




I would not be Italian and my grandmother Julia would roll over in her grave,,, if I did not make a Pasta dish at least once a week!

Here is one of those I can't get enough of dishes...!

It has a very Fancy Italian name, but I choose to call it what it is,,, Angel Hair Pasta W/Sausage.
Of course there is a little more too it then that,,, it has sauteed red onions,green bell peppers,chunk ripe tomatoes,
all seared in dark green olive oil, with fennel, anise, garlic, and sweet basil, add a ...
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Alfredo Pasta Dish

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Thursday, November 10, 2011, In : Pasta Dishes 

This Alfredo Sauce Pasta Dish is (6) layers of creamy deliciousness.

I use half& half for my cream, sweet cream butter, Parmesan cheeses,garlic,sea salt, a touch of sweet basil.
Add to that loads of (3) cheeses blend, and you have a Masterpiece even Divinci would want to Paint, then of course Eat soon after!

This is a special order only meal, and this particular culinary Divine was ordered by my C0-Workers.

I so Love to show off my Foodie Expertise,,, and what better way then to share with...
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Pudding Cake

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, October 30, 2011, In : Pudding Cakes 
 Lemon Pudding Cake

What do you know about pudding cakes?

Many people think that they would be overly sweet or gooey, but actually are not.

The one pictured above is a Lemon Pudding Bundt Cake, with Lemon Cream Cheese Icing. 

I absolutely Love Lemon anything, almost anything. 
What about You?
For Me Lemon is refreshing, light, and not overly sweet if done right.
I like my cakes light, moist, and not too sweet. I want to taste the flavors of the cake, not the sugars.

This cake is one of my fami...

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MEAL DEALS

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, October 28, 2011, In : Meal Deals 





                                                                    


MEAL DEALS @ DIVADISH KITCHENS... MEAL DEALS @ DIVADISH KITCHENS....
                                Retail Price $125... Now... $62.50....
  • Roasted Whole Organic Hormone Free Chicken 
Slow cooked with Greek Seasonings, dark green Olive oil & a Lemon marinade.
This complete meal is accompanied with delicious Lemon Wedge potatoes as pictured above.

  • Beefy -Gravy Meatloaf  93% Black Angus Chuck Free Range Beef
Slow cooked with Ital...

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Caramel Apple Cake

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Tuesday, October 25, 2011, In : Apple Cakes 
Fall is the best time to enjoy Apples. The temperatures are just cool enough and still not cold.
Apple orchards are full with all of our favorite kinds of apples.
Leaving us no excuses but to create new recipes for all those delicious apples.

Here is one of mine. Apple Caramel Bundt Cake

This tastes like a Carmel Apple except inside a cake.
Moist, swirled with caramel, and small bits of apple in each bite.
It is truly the best combination to asked for in a cake and you can eat it with a fork!
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Whole Wheat Bread

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Wednesday, October 5, 2011, In : Breads 

Yes... Divadish Kitchens makes it's own Artisan breads.


The one pictured above is my own recipe of Honey Whole Wheat. 
Using Organic whole grain flour,course  Kosher Sea Salt, and Sunflower Honey.

Then slow baking it with care and you have a crusty, soft, chewy bread.
Just the way you want it to be, add some sweet cream butter, jam, or just  plain, the problem will be waiting till it cools a bit.

Baked in small batches and all done by Hand,,, each batch makes (6) round loaves.
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Chocolate Cake

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Monday, October 3, 2011, In : New Cake Favorite 
This perfect Bundt cake is now my new favorite cake.
I created it for a family member and when we all sample it, we were like OMG this is so good!


I added Chocolate sauce to the batter, English toffee flavoring,and the results were just the right amount of sweetness and deliciousness to make your mouth water when you look at the end result pictured here.

The icing is made from Semi-Sweet Chocolate& Butter drizzled lightly over entire cake, then added crushed Heath bar bits over that, fi...
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PayPal Coming Soon to Divadish

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Thursday, September 22, 2011, In : Plastic Buying Power @ Divadish 
Divadish is joining the Tech Savy times by  offering her clients PayPal to make there menu purchases.
We are working on our  list with pictures and price buttons for you to click on and buy now!
We are very excited about this Wonderful additional opportunity for our clients and fellow Foodies.

Keep checking back as we move forward into the the Tech Age of Plastic Purchasing Power!
We expect it will be up and running Very soon.
Thank You and keep Eating Fit for Life!
Chef Gianna
Divadish Ki...
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Spicy Chilli by Chef Gianna

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Monday, September 19, 2011, In : Fall Foods 






The leaves are changing color, the daily temperatures are getting cooler, and you can definitely smell Fall in the air.


When these things happen in Minnesota, we start to think about different warm foods to fill us up.Or as I like to say put on our food layers so we don't feel the Cold!

Divadish and Chef Gianna knows how we all feel about good food. 
Especially our chilli's, the bowl pictured above has the the right amount of spicy heat to make your mouth go ahhhhhhhhhhhh, and your tas...
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Angie's List Has the Diva!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Wednesday, September 7, 2011, In : Angie's List 
Divadish Kitchens & Catering is now listed .
It is a honor to be part of the Angie's list business membership. 
At Angie's you have a code of ethics you are expected to run  your business by.
Service, quality,   on time, caring about your clients each and everyday.
I am very proud to be counted among the other businesses who are listed. 
Divdish Member ID#6343506
divadishkitchenscatering.com            
 Thank you;
Chef Gianna
Owner...
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Lasagna Tonight!?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, September 4, 2011, In : Call ahead Meals @ Divadish! 

Divadish Kitchens can make this delicious lasagna dish for you and your sweetheart.

This is a 9x13 size pan of cheesy, meaty, goodness!
Each forkful is loaded with meat and tender penne noodles.
Available in Take -U-Bake or fully cooked and delivered.

When you are trying to think of something different and delicious and good for you tonight
or anytime why not call Divadish for your Dinner choices.

Check out my web site @divadishkitchenscatering.com 
This and many other selections are avail...
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Divdish is Celebrating!!!!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Thursday, September 1, 2011, In : Anniversary! 
Happy (1) Year Anniversary to Divadish!

I cannot believe it has been a year already. 

I have had a very good year, and am very thankful to all of my customers who have tried Divadish and enjoyed it.

Without you there would be no need for my culinary skills and that would make me very sad.

Continue to  tell others about Divadish and share in the Joy of Good Eating!

Thank you for your business and look forward to seeing you all again.

Chef Gianna






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Back to School -Back to School!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, August 28, 2011, In : School Specials! 
School shopping Ugh!!!!

Talk about hard work, I remember when my daughter was going through all that, from ages 5-10 they are perfect little Oh I love it Mommy, the comes the terrible tweens and it is oh No I'm not wearing that!

How do you manage to hold on to your sanity!?

I am offering a BACK-TO SCHOOL SPECIAL!!!   25% off any one item on my menus. 
Cannot be combined with other offers and has no monetary value. One per household. 
Coupon expires 9/30/2011

I hope this helps with holding...
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Divadish Joins Star Limo's Service!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, August 19, 2011, In : Star's & Diva's 
Divadish is proud to announce her company will now be partnered with one of the finest limousine fleets in the
Tri -State area.

Please welcome Star Fleet services and Divadish Kitchens & Catering paring their talents, knowledge and quality care to their customers.

I am so honored to be part of such a wonderful team and ever growing company. 
I hope to offer some unique original recipes to compliment a already stellar service.
I am attaching their web site for you to book your next comple...

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The Best Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Really!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Wednesday, August 17, 2011, In : Cookies, Cookies, Cookies! 
Soft, chewy ,chuck full of raisins, these oatmeal cookies have a secret ingredient that makes them very addictive.
When I was putting together the recipe and lining up my ingredients,I decided to add a little extra of a couple of things.
It keeps things interesting and recipes can always be tweaked so why not tweak them.
These cookies have nutmeg, cinnamon, and raisin juice, added to them, which puts these cookies on my must have list for Fall. 
Cookies, Cookies, Cookies, we must have our Coo...
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TAKE-U-Bake- Meals @ DIVADISH

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, August 7, 2011, In : Take-U-Bake- Meals 
This is one of Divadish's regular menu items.
The whole roasting chicken is hormone -free, free range, and delicious because of it.
The pictured meal feeds (8) good size servings of 5-6oz each,+a side of the lemon wedge potatoes.

I can prepare this meal in your kitchens or you may do a Take U-Bake in your kitchen.
Additional sides that compliment this meal:
  • Greek Salad
  • Pickled Cauliflower
  • Garlic & Dill Butter Broccoli
  • Almond & Garlic butter Green beans
  • Artisan Breads & Spreads
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Taking Reservations for Holiday Meals!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, August 5, 2011, In : Holiday Meals! 
The Holidays are 90+ days away... Yikes...!

Divadish has the answer to all your prayers.

Call Chef Gianna @612-859-3270 and book your Stress free Holiday Meal .

**Limited Offer: Free Dessert with all orders.

**You shop I'll Cook!


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Red, White & Blue!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Monday, July 4, 2011, In : July 4th, 2011 
Today is Independence Day....! We all know what that means.... Food....(:) (:) 
So to continue in this honered tradition I am going to throw my culinary caution to the wind and give you my July 4th's picks....!

Red: My choice a rich Marina sauce simmering slowly for 2-3 days, add lots of Parmesan cheese, feta, and mozzrella.
Serve over  angel hair pasta, add a large italian salad and crusty bread.
Open a bottle of semi sweet red wine, and let the evening unfold perhaps in someones embrace...

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Quiche's

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, May 29, 2011, In : Breakfast 
Breakfast is our most important meal of the day.
Why? because we have been sleeping all night and need to fuel our bodies.
This Quiche pictured above is one of those fuel choices.

It is a Divadish original recipe, and made to order for any of my clients.
This pie serves (6) good size slices, or (8) smaller ones.
I sell them for $38.00 each.
All ingredients & seasonings, are natural & organic.
All of my quiches are crust less, I prefer to use crumbled breads or potato or vegetable crusts, t...
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Greek Chef's

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Monday, May 23, 2011, In : Jimmy the Greek 
Greek recipes are very delicate combinations of many seasonings that add to it's wonderful flavors..
Because of that it is a delicacy that not everyone knows how to do well, or at all, and feels it is well above their knowledge level.
The Alexander's Greek Chicken is one such recipe, it contains many processes to get to it's finished state of elegance and juicy deliciousness, but once there and on your plate you will say it was all so worth it!
Seared whole chicken breats in  lime & ol...
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Chef @ your Home!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, May 22, 2011, In : Hire a Chef tonight! 
The above picture is Greek Cod.
This fish is seared in dark green olive oil & sweet cream organic butter, add in Fresh grown Rosemary and a touch of Greek Oregano.
Then a bit of Lime juice and heat up frying pan to med-high and grill it to the fish begins to flake apart, telling you the fish is ready to eat.
This meal can be fixed with many different seasonings that make it taste a little different with each seasoning that is brought into the dish.
Adding the fruit bowl with organic Pink ...
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American Favorite "The Greek Hotdog"

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Wednesday, May 18, 2011, In : New Hotdog 
Never underestimate the power of The Greek Word... This was a Line from the movie The Big Fat Greek Wedding!
I never have nor will I ever doubt the power of Greek...
Think of it, Greek food is to Die for, figuratively speaking of course.
But my dear old Daddy would say Yes I would Die for it, because once his poor mind went and he was put into managed care because of it, he would consistently ask Me Honey, do you have a Salami sandwich?
Of course it broke my heart to see the end results of...
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Gluten-Free Cake!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Monday, May 9, 2011, In : Chocolate & Gluten Free! 
We all LOVE CHOCOLATE!!!!!
Sometimes  we are allergic to the Gluten so desserts are a Big NO!
Not for this cake pictured.
This is Divadish's Gluten -Free Chocolate Cake.
I served this yummy slice of chocolate heaven today for Mother's Day.
My granddaughter could not believe it was totally made without flour, and it was made with a vegetable!?
What silliness is that, it taste too good she says, as she starts to attack her piece of cake with a vengeance.
I haven't  seen that  outside of the in...
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Small Sizes, Smaller Prices!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Thursday, May 5, 2011, In : Menu Changes! 





Divadish has  recreated her original recipes in smaller portion sizes with you in mind!

Why?
To save you money!
To reduce leftovers!
To encourage you to try more menu items!
The same great Taste, all Organic, No Preservatives, still apply to all her foods, just the size & price has changed!

Thank you for being a Divadish Customer, your Support & Suggestions are always appreciated!
Buon  Appetito!
Divadish
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Peanut Butter Cups

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Monday, May 2, 2011, In : Truffles 
Picture this, you just got back from a extensive jogging routine and your body is craving something sweet really big time!
You start to wonder what could really fill that hunger for a sugar buzz!

Or how about this scenario, you want to reward your taste buds with something smooth and luscious and 
your usual hit is a Reese's peanut butter cup... Not anymore it's not,,, these will literally blow them right out of the water!
These say Oh Baby! as soon as they hit your mouth and start to melt ...
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Slice of Heaven

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Wednesday, April 20, 2011, In : Delicious comes on a plate! 
Sweet & Tart, what a great combination in your mouth! 
The American classic pie can be changed to the better.
Adding the  organic cranberries gave this apple pie a little tartness that your mouth was rewarded with a following bite of Yum!
Low in sugar, but full of taste, this delicious apple& cranberry pie was this weeks Winner.
Divadish loves to tweek even the best classics, and who can blame her when her customers come back for more.

Order this and any other of her fine meals or desserts 
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Apple Pie Reborn!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, April 16, 2011, In : Creating a Masterpiece! 

Apple Pie

Apple & Cranberry Crumb Pie
Apple Pie is our all American Pie choice when we think of a slice of deliciousness.
This new recipe I created @ Divadish is just as delicious, but with a new twist.
Adding Cranberries, to the semi sweet apple mixture is like dressing up a old favorite and it also adds a little tartness to it. It really is a very good combination, and makes you think yummmmm!
The next little thing I did was make it a Butter crumb crust on its bottom and not a...

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Mini -Angels!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, April 10, 2011, In : Angels have arrived @ Divadish 
Divadish Kitchens & Catering
Delivers her promise each and every-time a menu item leaves her kitchens and goes to yours.
Divadish wants your first experience with her company to be positively Heavenly and Delicious!
Miss Divadish herself Chef Gianna promises each and everyone of her clients her pledge of quality assurance, or she will gladly exchange for another item of equal value.

Her above picture is her newest creation of a Lemon Cream Angel Food Mini Cake.
Lightly balanced lemon flavor in...

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Taco's tonight !?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, April 8, 2011, In : What's for Dinner? 

Taco's

Black Bean Taco's
divadishkitchenscatering.com

Cilantro
Chili tomatoes
Lettuce
Scallions
Monterrey Jack cheese
Cukes
Black beans
Spicy 93% lean ground beef
All served on a baked hard taco shell.


Yummy doesn't even come close.
This taco blends spice, cheeses, meat, and crunch all in one bite. 
I sell these by the 1/2 dozen @ $24.00 =$4.00 each!
Taco Bell it is not, Delicious Yes!


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Alfredo Pizza

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Wednesday, January 26, 2011, In : Pizza Tonight, Not Papa's!!!! 
This  deep dish seasoned pizza crust is topped with Spinach& Caramelized onions,and Parmesan & Feta cheeses.
It totally has the Chessey melt factor going for it, and the bite in to and go yum too.    A perfect choice for the vegetarians, or just want a little extra vegetable serving tonight. But one thing is for sure, you will not be skipping taste, this pizza has all of that and more! And it serves 12-15 slices, and not tiny squares either! 
$12.00 for this Bad Boy, and it's all yours by call...

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11%>!!%>!!% OFF>>>>

Posted by Gianna E. Ianos on Thursday, January 6, 2011, In : Save $$$ 

Celebrating 2011!!!!

Divadish is giving 11% off any one menu item.
This can only be used once, and cannot be combined with any other offers!
Offer runs through January 31st,2011
Place your order by phone @612-859-3270 or on line @divadishkitchenscatering.com
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New Years Eve Packages!

Posted by Gianna E. Ianos on Friday, December 10, 2010, In : Fine Cusine @ Home 
  "New Year's Eve Package"

Taking reservations now! Call 612-859-3270 to place your order.

Package Costs $80.00 for two.(Due upon receipt)

Included in our New Year's Eve Deal:

Dinner for two:

Pick one from each selection:

Roasted  Greek Garlic Chicken

Grilled Rosemary seasoned Sirloin Pork chops.

Grilled Rosemary Greek Lamb Chops


Vegetable Choice: Steamed Garlic & Dill Broccoli or

Steamed Spinach & Feta or

Greek Feta Romaine Salad with tomatoes, olives, cukes and salami comes

With a Old World Greek D...


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Giving yourself the Gift of Time!

Posted by Gianna E. Ianos on Tuesday, November 30, 2010, In : 1/2 Off Holiday Meals! 
Look what Divadish is offering now. Buy any Holiday menu Item @ regular price and get the 2nd item @ 1/2 off!
Not only will you not have to cook, but you will be saving $$$ too! So put your feet up and relax a little this Holiday Season, and let Miss Divadish do the Holiday cooking!

Happy-Holidays to all & 1/2 Off too! HO, HO, HO....

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Arby's, Taco Bell's,Mcdonald's, Hamburger Helper!

Posted by Gianna E. Ianos on Wednesday, November 10, 2010, In : No Fast-Food Tonight! 
What's for Dinner? the most common question today! Unfortunately the reply can be the same Old Boring thing!
The Old McDonald had a Farm bag, or Ring my Taco,Hello Arby I'll take (2), or my favorite, I can Hamburger Helper it!

The Big problem with this scenario is the FAT!!! Bad Trans-Fats, empty calories,and High-Fructose Sugars.
Once in awhile you can cheat, but a constant diet of any of these is a killer,, and know what it is working.

 Miss Divadish has a sloution, skip the Empty Claories, non...

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