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Greek Chicken!!!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, October 12, 2014, In : Healthy Eating 


Greek Chicken

Being half Greek & half Italian allows me to combine seasonings that add flavor to all my dishes. Both my parents were self -taught Chef's and very good ones. My Dad was a Personal Chef to our local parish out East and cooked for the Cardinal himself, my Mom was the go to person for family meals in their restaurants.

Cooking and creating new recipes has always been in my blood and I find myself doing it in my head when I see something I like but want to change it up a bit to make ...

Continue reading ...
 

Mother's Day Soup!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, May 9, 2014, In : Mother's Day! 


Potato Bacon Soup

What no flowers? How dare you, well in my family we give food as a thoughtful gift. 
Flowers are nice but food is always welcomed, especially if I do not have to cook it:)

My Mother always Loved food gifts, and still does especially since she is in a Nursing Care Home, there food it somewhere between Icky & yucky...:( but they call it nourishment, I can't repeat what I call it!

So my picture is for all the Mother's out there who would like to receive a delicious bowl of soup or ...

Continue reading ...
 

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...

Continue reading ...
 

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 ...

Continue reading ...
 

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...

Continue reading ...
 

What I have to Be Thankful for!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, November 18, 2012, In : Being Thankful 
                                             MY THANKSGIVING CELEBRATION

Growing up out East in a Greek & Italian family their was always two things involved, Noise, and plenty of good food!

We weren't The Norman Rockwell family picture, but we were a typical ethnic family. 
Daddy sat at the head of the table barking orders, Ma was at the other end telling Us to eat.
It was our tradition and I miss it very much. My Dad pass over 3+ years ago now, and my Ma is in a Care facility. 

No more Noise, la...
Continue reading ...
 

Grilled Cod Dinner

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Monday, November 5, 2012, In : What's for Dinner Mom? 


 
                                        " Divadish's Heart Healthy Eating Lifestyle Dinners"

 What do you grab when you are hungry? Is it healthy? or is it fast food? We are only human and sometimes we just can't make the time can we? maybe we can if you had your own Personal Chef to prepare your dinners! 
Look at this delicious heart healthy meal. Cod grilled with olive oil and dill served over a bed of roasted Rosemary potatoes. This meal is just one of the many we offer at Divadish Kitchens...
Continue reading ...
 

My Comfort Food Meal!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Monday, September 10, 2012, In : Comfort food meals 

                                                                           Italian Meatloaf Dinner
Divadish's Comfort food groups! Yum....

When I get hungry I mean really hungry I usually crave something comforting, don't you? 

When this happens I turn back the hands of time and go for one of my family's favorites Meatloaf, boiled dill butter potatoes, and honey mustard pork-n-beans. 


To me it screams ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh, and it tastes delicious.

What are your comfort foods?
Care to share your fav's wi...

Continue reading ...
 

Super Cook Cape!!!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, February 26, 2012, In : Super Cook Cape 

Cranberry Sauce
By
Divadish Kitchens


The title of Super Cook Cape came from a magazine I recently received this last week, Taste of home.
I usually do not subscribe to magazines but my wonderful granddaughter was selling them @ school for a Education fundraiser and I felt it was a good cause to bend my own rules.I am so glad I did.

The article explains how this woman wears the Super Cape when she is cooking in her kitchen.
Not literally, but figuratively speaking.It was quite interesting really so...

Continue reading ...
 

Beef Stew Family-Style

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Thursday, December 22, 2011, In : Gift Certificates 
Family -Style Beef Stew!!!! FEEDS 15-20 people.....Full of fresh organic vegetables, Hormone-Free Chuck Roasts,organic beef broth, fennel, anise,onions,garlic,sweet basil,sea salt, thyme, oregano.

This meal is just what everyone should have during the Holidays, or anytime you want to refuel your stomachs and your Spirits!
It is Hearty, full of vitamins, flavor, filling meal, that goes good with my Homemade Crusty Breads.

We all need good nutrition, and most of us do not have the time to ...
Continue reading ...
 

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 ...
Continue reading ...
 

Stuffed Peppers!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, December 10, 2011, In : What's for Dinner Honey? 
Stuffed Green Peppers by Chef Gianna owner of Divadish Kitchens & Catering

This recipe has been in my Mother's family over a 100+ years.
All of the Messano's and the Ianos's have tweaked it a bit over the years, but it still is our Comfort Food dish.
Especially when the weather gets colder we all turn to heartier meals.

My recipe uses lean ground organic beef & ground pork sausage.
No rice added to meat mixure, instead I did it like a meatloaf base.
Added fennel, anise, onions, garlic, swee...
Continue reading ...
 

Stay-Kation!!!!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, April 23, 2011, In : No-Fly -Zones!? 
Greek Chicken
                                                                                            W/Angel Hair Pasta
Whenever I dream about Greece, my fathers homeland, I get a little homesick.
What would it be like to sit a look out into the Ageian Sea and be eating a Authentic Greek meal.
Since my birth I have been blessed with good genes as they say, 1/2 Greek, 1 /2 Italian.
You are so lucky everyone keeps telling me, I wish I was you!
I am very lucky indeed, I grew up in a fami...
Continue reading ...
 

Chef @ Home

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Wednesday, April 6, 2011, In : Chef @ Home 

Personal Chef




Hiring  your own Personal Chef?
Are they expensive?
What do they cook?
Is it per meal?
What type of menus or cuisines do they offer?

These are all very good questions and can be answered in a telephone interview or appointment.
Generally if Divadish is coming on site it is hourly +groceries.
If it is to a  deliver a fully cooked meal it is the meal price on menu +delivery.
If you want all your meals prepared by Diva...

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 ...
 

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 ...
 

Being Thankful!

Posted by Gianna E. Ianos on Monday, November 22, 2010, In : Inspirational thoughts! 

Getting ready for Thanksgiving!

I am never disappointed about this most Thankful Holiday!
It is one that is full with Joy, Family&friends!
People aren't thankful for what new Bling/Bling they want for Christmas, instead they are thinking about the family & friends that surround them around the table that day, and also Saddened for those that are not....
For all of us that have lost Love ones this...

Continue reading ...
 
 

Showing Tag: "family" (Show all posts)

Greek Chicken!!!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, October 12, 2014, In : Healthy Eating 


Greek Chicken

Being half Greek & half Italian allows me to combine seasonings that add flavor to all my dishes. Both my parents were self -taught Chef's and very good ones. My Dad was a Personal Chef to our local parish out East and cooked for the Cardinal himself, my Mom was the go to person for family meals in their restaurants.

Cooking and creating new recipes has always been in my blood and I find myself doing it in my head when I see something I like but want to change it up a bit to make ...

Continue reading ...
 

Mother's Day Soup!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, May 9, 2014, In : Mother's Day! 


Potato Bacon Soup

What no flowers? How dare you, well in my family we give food as a thoughtful gift. 
Flowers are nice but food is always welcomed, especially if I do not have to cook it:)

My Mother always Loved food gifts, and still does especially since she is in a Nursing Care Home, there food it somewhere between Icky & yucky...:( but they call it nourishment, I can't repeat what I call it!

So my picture is for all the Mother's out there who would like to receive a delicious bowl of soup or ...

Continue reading ...
 

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...

Continue reading ...
 

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 ...

Continue reading ...
 

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...

Continue reading ...
 

What I have to Be Thankful for!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, November 18, 2012, In : Being Thankful 
                                             MY THANKSGIVING CELEBRATION

Growing up out East in a Greek & Italian family their was always two things involved, Noise, and plenty of good food!

We weren't The Norman Rockwell family picture, but we were a typical ethnic family. 
Daddy sat at the head of the table barking orders, Ma was at the other end telling Us to eat.
It was our tradition and I miss it very much. My Dad pass over 3+ years ago now, and my Ma is in a Care facility. 

No more Noise, la...
Continue reading ...
 

Grilled Cod Dinner

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Monday, November 5, 2012, In : What's for Dinner Mom? 


 
                                        " Divadish's Heart Healthy Eating Lifestyle Dinners"

 What do you grab when you are hungry? Is it healthy? or is it fast food? We are only human and sometimes we just can't make the time can we? maybe we can if you had your own Personal Chef to prepare your dinners! 
Look at this delicious heart healthy meal. Cod grilled with olive oil and dill served over a bed of roasted Rosemary potatoes. This meal is just one of the many we offer at Divadish Kitchens...
Continue reading ...
 

My Comfort Food Meal!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Monday, September 10, 2012, In : Comfort food meals 

                                                                           Italian Meatloaf Dinner
Divadish's Comfort food groups! Yum....

When I get hungry I mean really hungry I usually crave something comforting, don't you? 

When this happens I turn back the hands of time and go for one of my family's favorites Meatloaf, boiled dill butter potatoes, and honey mustard pork-n-beans. 


To me it screams ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh, and it tastes delicious.

What are your comfort foods?
Care to share your fav's wi...

Continue reading ...
 

Super Cook Cape!!!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, February 26, 2012, In : Super Cook Cape 

Cranberry Sauce
By
Divadish Kitchens


The title of Super Cook Cape came from a magazine I recently received this last week, Taste of home.
I usually do not subscribe to magazines but my wonderful granddaughter was selling them @ school for a Education fundraiser and I felt it was a good cause to bend my own rules.I am so glad I did.

The article explains how this woman wears the Super Cape when she is cooking in her kitchen.
Not literally, but figuratively speaking.It was quite interesting really so...

Continue reading ...
 

Beef Stew Family-Style

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Thursday, December 22, 2011, In : Gift Certificates 
Family -Style Beef Stew!!!! FEEDS 15-20 people.....Full of fresh organic vegetables, Hormone-Free Chuck Roasts,organic beef broth, fennel, anise,onions,garlic,sweet basil,sea salt, thyme, oregano.

This meal is just what everyone should have during the Holidays, or anytime you want to refuel your stomachs and your Spirits!
It is Hearty, full of vitamins, flavor, filling meal, that goes good with my Homemade Crusty Breads.

We all need good nutrition, and most of us do not have the time to ...
Continue reading ...
 

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 ...
Continue reading ...
 

Stuffed Peppers!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, December 10, 2011, In : What's for Dinner Honey? 
Stuffed Green Peppers by Chef Gianna owner of Divadish Kitchens & Catering

This recipe has been in my Mother's family over a 100+ years.
All of the Messano's and the Ianos's have tweaked it a bit over the years, but it still is our Comfort Food dish.
Especially when the weather gets colder we all turn to heartier meals.

My recipe uses lean ground organic beef & ground pork sausage.
No rice added to meat mixure, instead I did it like a meatloaf base.
Added fennel, anise, onions, garlic, swee...
Continue reading ...
 

Stay-Kation!!!!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, April 23, 2011, In : No-Fly -Zones!? 
Greek Chicken
                                                                                            W/Angel Hair Pasta
Whenever I dream about Greece, my fathers homeland, I get a little homesick.
What would it be like to sit a look out into the Ageian Sea and be eating a Authentic Greek meal.
Since my birth I have been blessed with good genes as they say, 1/2 Greek, 1 /2 Italian.
You are so lucky everyone keeps telling me, I wish I was you!
I am very lucky indeed, I grew up in a fami...
Continue reading ...
 

Chef @ Home

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Wednesday, April 6, 2011, In : Chef @ Home 

Personal Chef




Hiring  your own Personal Chef?
Are they expensive?
What do they cook?
Is it per meal?
What type of menus or cuisines do they offer?

These are all very good questions and can be answered in a telephone interview or appointment.
Generally if Divadish is coming on site it is hourly +groceries.
If it is to a  deliver a fully cooked meal it is the meal price on menu +delivery.
If you want all your meals prepared by Diva...

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 ...
 

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 ...
 

Being Thankful!

Posted by Gianna E. Ianos on Monday, November 22, 2010, In : Inspirational thoughts! 

Getting ready for Thanksgiving!

I am never disappointed about this most Thankful Holiday!
It is one that is full with Joy, Family&friends!
People aren't thankful for what new Bling/Bling they want for Christmas, instead they are thinking about the family & friends that surround them around the table that day, and also Saddened for those that are not....
For all of us that have lost Love ones this...

Continue reading ...
 
 

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