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Chia Seeds(Super foods Spotlight)

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, February 15, 2015, In : Chia Seeds 
Chia Seeds what are they? and where do they come from? 

Answer they are a native plant of Argentina, Paraguay and Mexico, they originated as a food source for the Aztecs and Mayan Civilizations.

The word Chia means" strength " both cultures used the seed as energy boosters making it easy and nutritious to add to many foods. 

(3) tablespoons of chia seeds is only 160 calories and is rich in omega 6 fatty acids, add to that it has (5) grams of protein (12) grams of fiber, 20 percent of your daily ...
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Sweet Potatoes /Super food

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Thursday, January 15, 2015, In : Super foods 

Sweet Potato Soup

What do sweet potatoes do for your body? They are full of radical killing antioxidants, which assist our bodies in blood sugar regulation. Then they are full of fiber which also helps our colons, the next thing is they are calorie free, Yes and sweeter than regular potatoes and healthier.just one sweet potato is a 114 calories, but,,, it gives us 377 % of a daily intake of Vitamin A, this vegetable is a guilt free snack that is good for you.

So next time you are craving a snac...

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Italian Christmas!!!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Wednesday, December 24, 2014, In : Christmas Meal 


Sausages & Peppers Spaghetti

Divadish wishes all her foodie friends and their families and friends a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

My above picture is how I celebrate Christmas, a big plate of Angel Hair Pasta with lottsa MEAT!!!

May yours be as Joyful, enjoying what you have not what you didn't get. Reminiscing, Laughing and Loving each other.

I look forward to seeing all of you in 2015.... 
Always a Diva

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Foods for Fall?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, September 28, 2014, In : Creating Dinner Tonight? 


Chicken Wild Rice Soup....

Although it does not feel like Fall weather outside now it soon will be, and we will all need to get ready for it right????

When I feel the weather changing, I start to build up my soup stocks. Chicken, Beef, and Vegetable stocks are all the basics when making a good tasty soup base, it like a house's foundation, you need good Bones before you can guarantee your structure is not going to fall down on you!

What do you need to do, here is my basic list that I always, alw...

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What's for Breakfast?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, September 6, 2014, In : Muffins made your way! 


Pumpkin Or Apple Muffin?

Breakfast muffins are so delicious especially if they are lower in calories, fat, and sugars. Right?
Now don't go wimping out on me now, you do not need all that fat & sugar to make a muffin taste better, and you do not need  to Super-Size it either, because that is where we all get into TROUBLE!!!

Let's start with one of these little tasty gems for our breakfast trays. 
Here is what one of these muffins will add up to a whole 75 calories each, yes you are reading it righ...

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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:)

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Good Food Good Life?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, July 26, 2014, In : Good food? 


Organic Chicken Pot Pie!!!


The Old saying "Your are what you Eat" is very true indeed. Why you ask, well let's talk about that for a bit.

Fast foods chains may be trying to lure us back with the salads, or the wraps, but do you really know what is in them? how many calories are there in each one?
How much sugar in the dressing, and what did you pick for a beverage?

Why am I asking all these questions because when they say Fast food that is what it means, it does not mean Home made, made to order ...

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Spaghetti What's Not to Like?!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, July 6, 2014, In : Creative Cooking 


Spaghetti & Peppers

My Italian Mother always says you can eat spaghetti anytime. She's right, because my granddaughter eats it for breakfast, she likes her carbs and her meat. Now I don't always add meat to my sauces sometimes I prefer to use them as bases for other things such as soups, stews and pizzas.

Adding different ingredients to your red sauces adds texture and flavor, creating a whole another level of richness and tasty sauce.
Here are some of the things you can add to make your red sau...

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High" Carb" intake impairs Cognitive abilities?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, June 13, 2014, In : Brain Food? 


Spinach & Garbanzo Bean Salad
We all Love our Carbs don't we? but what if they were slowing down our Brains? Would we all eat a little better at least?
Good questions and I have some answers for you from a article written by Tait Russell from The Good Health Magazine June 2014 issue.

Fats, not carbohydrates are what's best fore our brains. Not only that but you can loose weight by eating fats, and you get fatter by eating carbs? What!?
Dr. David Permutter a noted neurologist at the Health Center ...

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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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Happy -Memorial Day!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, May 24, 2014, In : Eating for Health 


Onion & Peppers Quiche

Memorial Day marks the beginning of Summer for everyone no matter where you live in the states.It also marks graduations, picnics, celebrations.These events are all marked with all types of foods.

Being a Chef and also one who professes healthy eating I do try to start my day out with a healthy meal, and this picture is a Hearty Quiche I made for a clients Holiday weekend. 

It is a 1/2 pan of light, fluffy eggs combined with sauteed peppers, onions, a dash of basil, and a ...

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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 ...

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Comfort Foods?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, March 22, 2014, In : Comfort Foods 


Grilled Cheese & Cran -Raisin Salad

Comfort foods are so welcoming when you are not feeling well, or had a Bad day, or the weather is just plain awful.:( 

The Diva has one of her fav's pictured above, grilled Cheese and a side salad. This all American Classic has many variations but when I want the good old original I get my sliced cheddar, pepper-jack, and Colby -jack cheese slices lined up and pre butter the sour dough bread or Texas toast  warm the 6" chef's saute pan up add a little olive o...

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Pizza, Pizza, Pizza!!!!!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, March 14, 2014, In : Anytime Meals! 


Sausage Pizza


Like the little Caesar Commercial  Pizza, Pizza, anyone? I do not know anyone who does-not Love pizza , anytime of
 any day.:)

Most people feel it is there all around Power Meal? Why, because it has bread, cheese, meat, vegetables and can be eaten anytime of day or night, or for any meal.

The above pizza was one I made for client who Loves Pizza, so I try to include some fun foods in his menus.
I use only the finest ingredients, and keep to a Heart Healthy Recipe that is delicious bu...

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Quiche for Dinner?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, February 21, 2014, In : Food Olympics 


Ham Quiche'

Quiche is another wonderful alternative to dinner or lunch, especially if their made like this hearty one.

Loaded with smoked ham and cheddar cheese, then a splash of seasonings with half and half to make it all so fluffy you think it was a cloud you made. 

This quiche sliced into (6) servings is filling and delicious, full of meat and cheeses and just the right blend of dill, chives
and caraway to make it a very tasty meal for brunch, lunch or dinner. Serve it with a side salad or fr...

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Chicken Pot Pie Oh My!?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, February 14, 2014, In : Eat for Life 


Creamy, Dreamy, Chicken Pot Pie

How do you spell Orgasmic? or maybe a better question is how would something taste with that description. What comes to my mind is Awesomeness x a 1,000!!!! Good food is not a rare thing, is it? by the TV commercials you see today one would think so....

I swear every other commercial is for Jenny Craig with the now skinny Marie Osmond, OMG, she looks great but really she is hawking for Jenny Craig? What gives, except $$$ for her checkbook. Then the next ad is for...

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Cheesecake?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Tuesday, February 4, 2014, In : Sweets made to Order 


Raspberry Cheesecake Oh Yum:)

Valentines Day February 14th,2014

Want to be your sweeties favorite person?

Yes it is that time of year again, Wow that came fast didn't it, it was just yesterday it was New Years and now we surpassed Groundhog's Day, Puckster failed again and with No surprise to any of us we have six more weeks of this Deep Freeze Crap..:( Oh well, I know we don't like it but since we weren't in the Super Bowl play offs, and maybe you spent the whole day watching the game with your...

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Diabetes Prevention?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, January 25, 2014, In : Preventing Diabetes? 
Diabetes Prevention? Written by Suzy Cohen
Licensed pharmacist for over 22 years

Excerpts reprinted by Divadish Personal Chef Services


What is the number one thing I can do to prevent diabetes?

Avoid WHITE!!!! Meaning white salt, white sugar,white flour. White flour is particularly offensive because it contains a compound known to harm the pancreas- the very gland you need for a healthy blood sugar balance because it secretes Insulin!

How does this happen? the pancreas has two parts the Head and 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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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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My Own Brazilian Christmas Carol Story!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, December 22, 2013, In : Tiny Tim Christmas Story 
Every once in awhile you take something on even though it is near impossible at the time. 
Well I did that this week, I took a very large private Catering event even though I was already booked and overextended. 

It probably was not the smartest decision I ever made but it was the Best and Right one I ever made.I will tell you why in the following story.

On Friday December 20,I got a voice message from Mayo Clinic asking me if I could call him back as it was a matter of dire urgency.My first tho...
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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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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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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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Shredded Sirloin Beef Roast!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, October 12, 2013, In : Holiday Eating 


Sirloin Roasted Beef

Divadish Kitchens & Private Catering

Good food is important. There is no other way to say it, why settle when you can and should eat the very best each and everyday of your Life. 
Yes Life it  sustains us, feeds us, helps us stay as young and vital as we possibly can through good nutrition, which is Food. 

We as a nation have so many more good choices here than in other countries, we need to exercise them. STOP reaching for the Processed foods, the Microwave foods, or the Gra...

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My (2) Biggest Fans!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Tuesday, August 27, 2013, In : Dreams and Change 


Karen & Jimmy/Jam

Divadish proudly presents her two children. They are also two of my foodies who test some of my new recipes. Now they Love good food of course but as my daughter would say"Where's the Meat" when I make a soup, or a casserole. A side of meat is just fine with her, the green stuff is okay but it better have a lot of meat!

I have been Blessed to have kids who still come and visit, Love me and my food, not necessarily in that order. Will do almost anything they can for me and tell...

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Grilled Chicken & Balsamic Rice

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, June 9, 2013, In : Swap Opportunity? 


Heart Healthy Eating!

Eating healthy does not need to taste like FIBER....!
This pictured meal is low in calories and fat and will satisfy even a meat eater!

I love cooking and eating healthy, it extends your Life, you look years Younger, and you feel Wonderful.

My suggestions for eating well include cooking with Olive Oil, eating lean meats, Fish at least 1-2 meals per week, plenty of vegetables and fruits. Whole Grains, and simple exercise. It does not need to be complicated and keeping it simp...

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Catering who Do I Pick?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, April 20, 2013, In : Catering 
  1.   
This is the season of Weddings, Graduations and all kinds of Special Events for Fabulous Food, How do I pick my Food Specialist!

Let Divadish help you with some of the most asked questions in this industry to help you get your special Caterer.

  
1 What is my budget, Do I want Quantity or Quality

 

2.Original recipes or Bucket Recipes
3.Reputation of Caterer
4.What do I get for my money
5.Is it made to order or frozen
6.Is it all Processed foods or all Organic
7.Is it Wholesome Home Made Quality
8.Wha...

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Where is SPRING?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Monday, April 15, 2013, In : Spring 

This is my Hearty Chicken Soup, my Mother told me when I was a little girl it could cure anything!
Of course I believed her, but I wish it could also change things too like this weather. Yuck.:(
It has gone from Bad to Worse with Frozen Rain yesterday and that Wind it made your Bones hurt!

All I could do was make Yes a hot delicious Ginger Bean Soup for dinner with a Hot Ham & Avocado sandwich, it was Yummy and good for me too but I would of Loved to be eating a big slice of Watermelon and a Col...
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Eating Lifestyle?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Thursday, April 4, 2013, In : Eating for Your Health! 


Brandy Seared Beef With Organic Carrots & Potatoes.

We all should eat better, take the time to eat slower, not eat things from a microwave package, or frozen sections of our favorite grocery stores.

Why? because most of these products contain hidden calories, salt, sugars and preservatives.
You get something Fast, Cheap, not Nutritious and your Waistline gets the negative results from these poor decisions. 


We really need to be making better food choices, Insurance Companies are now jumping on th...

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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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Italian Potato Pancakes!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, January 12, 2013, In : Comfort Food 

                                                               Tasty Potato Pancakes

The recipe for this dish is a guarded secret in my family and we have protected it for generations too!
 My mother got the original recipe from several of her close friends when she was a very young woman. She in turn gave to her (2) daughters and we have made this our recipe now. 

They are made from  grated russet potatoes and a multitude of special seasonings, add grated paramesen cheese and pan fry in hot oli...

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Shrimp Stir Fry Dinner!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, January 5, 2013, In : Healthy Stir Fry 


                                                                          Shrimp Stir fry Dinner


I totally Love stir fry's but only from my kitchens. Why!? because when you order this meal out it is usually loaded with MSG, Fats, and Hydrogenated oils. This can add so many calories to your meal and a load of salt to your system.


 How does this happen, well the cooking process is not done like it is in a Personal Chef's Kitchen and their restaurant recipes are not geared towards a Heart Healthy ...
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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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Healthy ways to avoid Holiday Blues!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, December 2, 2012, In : Your mental health 

                                                     Hamburger Steak w/ Rosemary potatoes

 Anxiety, depression, overwhelmed feelings can affect all of us but especially during the holidays when we are adding extra activities to our schedules. Parties, shopping, meal planning, where is there anytime for you?


Take time for exercise especially during times of stress. This will help with your mood, keep your body and your spirit lifted and feeling at it's best.15-20 minutes of brisk walking will do...

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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...
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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...

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Southern Coffee Cake

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, August 24, 2012, In : Coffee Cake 

Apricot Coffee Cake
 What could be better than a good cup of coffee with a moist absolutely Heavenly piece of coffee cake beside your cup!?

 The above picture was one such recipe I tweaked to my fancy.

I took a basic coffee cake recipe added a 1/4 cup apricot preserves and a 1/4 tsp nutmeg, a dash of cinnamon and a pinch of ginger. 

Now you can serve this warm with a drizzle of sunflower honey over the top of it, or with whip cream, or vanilla bean ice cream, any of those fine choices will do and...

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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...

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Beef Stew

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Thursday, February 9, 2012, In : Comfort Food 
Beef Broth Stew by Chef Gianna

What makes really good stew?
Some say it is the stock
Others the seasonings
Still some insist it is the meat

I say it is all and just a little more.
When making a pot of stew you have to know what you feel like putting in it.
Sometimes I put celery, and potatoes, and a creamy beef gravy.
Other times I will make a broth base stock add green beans carrots, broccoli, and onions, and even mushrooms.

Then there is the uncanny way we all put our ingredients together.
I seared m...
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Atlantic Seafood

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, October 23, 2011, In : Seafood Selctions on Menu 
Divadish SEASFOOD DIFFERENTLY>>> 
Check out her Catering Menu and see her newest Seafood selections.

  • Shrimp
  • Blackened Salmon
  • Cod
  • Salmon marinated with Garlic Butter & Dill
DO-NOT Miss this Wonderful opportunity to get YOUR BRAIN FOOD PEOPLE!
Of course our Omega 3's too.
It is all so tasty you will have a very hard time deciding which to order first!

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Snack's What do you Crave?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Tuesday, October 18, 2011, In : Mental Health 
Divadish Kitchens offers many good kinds of snacks to help in our cravings.

  Go  to Products for Purchase page click on Nuts and see what you can purchase online to help you with your moods and your cravings.
Please read the attached article below from MSN about how eating these nuts, can help us feel better and eat less.

Nuts and seeds Eat it for: The magnesium
Examples: Pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, cashews, almonds, peanuts. (Green leafy vegetables and whole grains are also high in...
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PAY PAL IS LIVE@DIVADISH!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, September 23, 2011, In : pAYpAL 
Divadish now has PayPal, the World's most trusted way to purchase on Line!

I have picked out several new items, for you to drool over and if you like what you see you can now add them to your shopping cart!

Any items that are not pictured with a click button can be added please just contact 
Divadish directly and she will make arrangements. 

I am so excited to finally have entered the Big World of Plastic Buying Power!

Please share this with all your Foodie friends.
Thank you and let...

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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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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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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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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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Art & Food Show

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Thursday, April 28, 2011, In : Art Show W/ Divadish 
Hot off the Presses!

ART SHOW & GOURMET FOOD from 6-9:00pm May 6th,2011

Divadish Kitchens & Catering is doing a
 
Free Sample tasting

 of her Gourmet Spreads & Artisan Breads

                    @
 Bella Galleria
3006 West 50th Minneapolis, MN.55410

For directions & more information
Contact #612-922-9227

                   or
Divadish Kitchens@612-859-3270

Art Show & Food from 6-9:00PM May 6th, 2011

Artist exhibitor :    
          Ceceile Hartleib
                    ...

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Waffles

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Wednesday, April 13, 2011, In : Breakfast of Champions! 
What are your food groups?
How do you start out your day?
What is the first thing that goes in your mouth for breakfast?

Since we are all trying to start our engines on all cylinders each and everyday, then I suggest you put something good in your engines each and every day.

The above picture is Divadish's Buttermilk Waffles.
Full fiber, full grains, No Preservatives, and Good Tasting too.
They freeze very well, and have a frozen shelf life of app. (2) months.
Of coarse they won't last ...
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The Greek's Chicken

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

Alexander's Greek Chicken!


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

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

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Sweet Sugar #48

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

Sugars #48

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

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

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Italian Buttermilk Pancakes #43

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

Italian Buttermilk Pancakes #43

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

Of course this little delectable can ...

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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...

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Binge Eating #37

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


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

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

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

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ST Patty's Day

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, February 25, 2011, In : Sandwich in the day's honor 

St. Pat's Day

The 1st day of March is next Tuesday.... Of course we know what comes next, St. Patty's Day on March 17th!


In honor of this auspicious day I am making a very special St. Patty's Day Sandwich.
of course I am Naming it St. Patty's Melt.
It will have Pastrami, Provolone Cheese,Red Pepper,& Sauerkraut on a  Grilled Dark Rye Bread.
Now I already did a Test Sampling of this Bad Boy, and I gotta tell you it is one Bad A_________S sandwich!
This is a Special Order only Sandwich a...

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BYOB

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, February 25, 2011, In : Oscar are you winning? 

BYOB

We all know what this abbreviation stands for most commonly is Bring your Own Bottle!
It my case it stands for Bring Your Own Body!
If you watch the Emmy's or the upcoming Oscars, just take a look @ what these Actors, Actress, and just Celebs do to their Bodies to maintain a certain Body Image!
It is Mind-Blowing, and sometimes Shocking too! As some have had to gain enormous amounts of weight for a part, that Fat Suits cannot mimic, or loose massive amounts of weight for a par...
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Spring is Coming?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Wednesday, February 23, 2011, In : New Recipes 

 

Spring is Coming!?

As our days get longer, and the Earth is getting warmer, it won't be too much longer for the Robins, the buds on the trees, and green grass to comeback!
Oh God, I hope so, it has been a very, very long Winter.

As a transplan...

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Smaller Sizes #18

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Tuesday, February 15, 2011, In : Demons, Brain reprograming 

Smaller Sizes" #18

We have all been there before, maybe for some of us several times.
Like a rollcoaster ride, when we go Up &Down several times before the ride is finally done.
And we are either sick from all of those up& downs or tired.
It is hard work to maintain your weight, your new You!
I am not going to sugar-coat this for you, No never ever, It Is Dam Hard Work!
How can you make it easier?
What can you do to maintain it?
Will I gain it all back?

These are all fair questions, an...

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Weird taste in my mouth #10

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Monday, February 7, 2011, In : Our body is our Temple! 

Taste,Texture,Appearance. The (3) Biggies when eating. I know we think we don't care, but really are you going to eat something that tastes like Dog Poop!? I don't think so! There are a lot of foods that if they are combined with other foods just will make your mouth start to water and your stomach start to roll, and you all know what comes next.So to avoid this terrible thing, make sure you are putting good quality foods into the Body which is your very own Temple! Then you will never...


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Can't touch this#7

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, February 4, 2011, In : Popcorn recipe 

Okay people our favorite shows on The Boob tube tonight, what ever it is doesn't matter. We already eaten dinner, and our stomachs say heh, itsn't it snack time? Ohhhhhhhhh, but you are watching your waistline and say No way, I can't touch anything in that kitchen.....! Wrong,,, you can have my creation for the best tasting popcorn this side of New York City... Really...

Here is how it is made... take a 1/4 of popcorn + 1/4 of dark olive oil pour into a 4quart heavy bottom saucepan with...


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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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FREE>FREE>FREE!

Posted by Gianna E. Ianos on Thursday, December 30, 2010, In : Free Food! 
With any order of $50.00 or more receive a menu item (Chef's Choice) absolutely Free!
From cookies, to breads, or butters, something delicious will be yours just for placing your minimum order!
Quantities are limited and due change weekly.
So order early & often to get your Free Goodie!

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F.A.C.E. Fighting Against Cancer Ediably!

Posted by Gianna E. Ianos on Wednesday, November 24, 2010, In : Cancer surviors & Family 
Just checking in Kid... How are things A-Going!?  I hope well....!
I am knee-deep in Turkey preps today for my own family, I will be taking pics and downloading them on my web site soon, so go visit, and get your Drool towel ready! I did a new marinade this year, with White wine & olive oil... it is looking good!
My dressing is a little different too, I added Anise & Fennel to it, and it is totally vegetarian this year. The flavors are so good....! I am always amazed how things you think would ...
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Cook-A-Thon was a Hughe Success!

Posted by Gianna E. Ianos on Monday, November 15, 2010, In : NO- WORRIES/BE-HAPPY!!! 
With the Holidays Fast-Approaching, wouldn't it be nice to have some meals stock-piled in your freezer!?
Where you could just pull one out, thaw, and re-heat!?
 Where your Family  just gets to sit down to a Warm-Meal together and catch up with each others days instead of rushing to figure out what's for dinner!?

Let Divadish Kitchen's & Catering be that source for all your menu needs. I will deliver your meals Hot for this evenings dinner or Flash/frozen for later, and all you do is provide the ...

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Everyone needs Miss Divadish!

Posted by Gianna E. Ianos on Friday, November 5, 2010, In : One mouthful @ a time! 
From the next door neighbor, to the hockey Mom, everyone needs to Eat sometime.
Well Miss Divadish can fill that need, One Mouthful @ a Time!
From Soup, to Candy/glazed brownies, your mouth will not stop drooling. So pick up the phone@612-859-3270
call Miss Divadish, and you will get $5.00 off your 1st order!

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Creations, Galore!!! Ever had a perfect day!?

Posted by Gianna E. Ianos on Sunday, October 24, 2010, In : New Foods! 

Creations, Galore!!!

Ever had a perfect day!? I know we think there is no such thing, but really it is possible!
Today was a powerhouse day of baking&cooking; one of my signature soups. Spaghetti Soup, yes, you have never had it, because I am the one who created it. And not to sound conceited but it is really very good, and everyone has confirmed that by buying it and then calling me to say Thank-You!

So lets add up the things I got done today.
  • Baked (3) dozen Chunky-Monkey cookies
  • Bake...

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Belly-Up for one more Bite!

Posted by Gianna E. Ianos on Tuesday, October 12, 2010, In : Potato/Hot-Dish 
Just finished a fabulous potato hot-dish... Nothing common here, nope,,,, It has Feta/Sour-Cream, lots of different spices,cream, butter, cheddar cheese. Mix all together, spoon into a 9x13 square pan and bake @ 375 for 30 min. then crisp up a bit under broil.. It is so delish, you will find it hard to have just one bite, a pan fill is more like it!

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Chia Seeds(Super foods Spotlight)

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, February 15, 2015, In : Chia Seeds 
Chia Seeds what are they? and where do they come from? 

Answer they are a native plant of Argentina, Paraguay and Mexico, they originated as a food source for the Aztecs and Mayan Civilizations.

The word Chia means" strength " both cultures used the seed as energy boosters making it easy and nutritious to add to many foods. 

(3) tablespoons of chia seeds is only 160 calories and is rich in omega 6 fatty acids, add to that it has (5) grams of protein (12) grams of fiber, 20 percent of your daily ...
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Sweet Potatoes /Super food

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Thursday, January 15, 2015, In : Super foods 

Sweet Potato Soup

What do sweet potatoes do for your body? They are full of radical killing antioxidants, which assist our bodies in blood sugar regulation. Then they are full of fiber which also helps our colons, the next thing is they are calorie free, Yes and sweeter than regular potatoes and healthier.just one sweet potato is a 114 calories, but,,, it gives us 377 % of a daily intake of Vitamin A, this vegetable is a guilt free snack that is good for you.

So next time you are craving a snac...

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Italian Christmas!!!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Wednesday, December 24, 2014, In : Christmas Meal 


Sausages & Peppers Spaghetti

Divadish wishes all her foodie friends and their families and friends a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

My above picture is how I celebrate Christmas, a big plate of Angel Hair Pasta with lottsa MEAT!!!

May yours be as Joyful, enjoying what you have not what you didn't get. Reminiscing, Laughing and Loving each other.

I look forward to seeing all of you in 2015.... 
Always a Diva

Divadish Personal Chef Services & Catering

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Foods for Fall?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, September 28, 2014, In : Creating Dinner Tonight? 


Chicken Wild Rice Soup....

Although it does not feel like Fall weather outside now it soon will be, and we will all need to get ready for it right????

When I feel the weather changing, I start to build up my soup stocks. Chicken, Beef, and Vegetable stocks are all the basics when making a good tasty soup base, it like a house's foundation, you need good Bones before you can guarantee your structure is not going to fall down on you!

What do you need to do, here is my basic list that I always, alw...

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What's for Breakfast?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, September 6, 2014, In : Muffins made your way! 


Pumpkin Or Apple Muffin?

Breakfast muffins are so delicious especially if they are lower in calories, fat, and sugars. Right?
Now don't go wimping out on me now, you do not need all that fat & sugar to make a muffin taste better, and you do not need  to Super-Size it either, because that is where we all get into TROUBLE!!!

Let's start with one of these little tasty gems for our breakfast trays. 
Here is what one of these muffins will add up to a whole 75 calories each, yes you are reading it righ...

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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:)

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Good Food Good Life?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, July 26, 2014, In : Good food? 


Organic Chicken Pot Pie!!!


The Old saying "Your are what you Eat" is very true indeed. Why you ask, well let's talk about that for a bit.

Fast foods chains may be trying to lure us back with the salads, or the wraps, but do you really know what is in them? how many calories are there in each one?
How much sugar in the dressing, and what did you pick for a beverage?

Why am I asking all these questions because when they say Fast food that is what it means, it does not mean Home made, made to order ...

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Spaghetti What's Not to Like?!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, July 6, 2014, In : Creative Cooking 


Spaghetti & Peppers

My Italian Mother always says you can eat spaghetti anytime. She's right, because my granddaughter eats it for breakfast, she likes her carbs and her meat. Now I don't always add meat to my sauces sometimes I prefer to use them as bases for other things such as soups, stews and pizzas.

Adding different ingredients to your red sauces adds texture and flavor, creating a whole another level of richness and tasty sauce.
Here are some of the things you can add to make your red sau...

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High" Carb" intake impairs Cognitive abilities?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, June 13, 2014, In : Brain Food? 


Spinach & Garbanzo Bean Salad
We all Love our Carbs don't we? but what if they were slowing down our Brains? Would we all eat a little better at least?
Good questions and I have some answers for you from a article written by Tait Russell from The Good Health Magazine June 2014 issue.

Fats, not carbohydrates are what's best fore our brains. Not only that but you can loose weight by eating fats, and you get fatter by eating carbs? What!?
Dr. David Permutter a noted neurologist at the Health Center ...

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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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Happy -Memorial Day!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, May 24, 2014, In : Eating for Health 


Onion & Peppers Quiche

Memorial Day marks the beginning of Summer for everyone no matter where you live in the states.It also marks graduations, picnics, celebrations.These events are all marked with all types of foods.

Being a Chef and also one who professes healthy eating I do try to start my day out with a healthy meal, and this picture is a Hearty Quiche I made for a clients Holiday weekend. 

It is a 1/2 pan of light, fluffy eggs combined with sauteed peppers, onions, a dash of basil, and a ...

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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 ...

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Comfort Foods?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, March 22, 2014, In : Comfort Foods 


Grilled Cheese & Cran -Raisin Salad

Comfort foods are so welcoming when you are not feeling well, or had a Bad day, or the weather is just plain awful.:( 

The Diva has one of her fav's pictured above, grilled Cheese and a side salad. This all American Classic has many variations but when I want the good old original I get my sliced cheddar, pepper-jack, and Colby -jack cheese slices lined up and pre butter the sour dough bread or Texas toast  warm the 6" chef's saute pan up add a little olive o...

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Pizza, Pizza, Pizza!!!!!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, March 14, 2014, In : Anytime Meals! 


Sausage Pizza


Like the little Caesar Commercial  Pizza, Pizza, anyone? I do not know anyone who does-not Love pizza , anytime of
 any day.:)

Most people feel it is there all around Power Meal? Why, because it has bread, cheese, meat, vegetables and can be eaten anytime of day or night, or for any meal.

The above pizza was one I made for client who Loves Pizza, so I try to include some fun foods in his menus.
I use only the finest ingredients, and keep to a Heart Healthy Recipe that is delicious bu...

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Quiche for Dinner?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, February 21, 2014, In : Food Olympics 


Ham Quiche'

Quiche is another wonderful alternative to dinner or lunch, especially if their made like this hearty one.

Loaded with smoked ham and cheddar cheese, then a splash of seasonings with half and half to make it all so fluffy you think it was a cloud you made. 

This quiche sliced into (6) servings is filling and delicious, full of meat and cheeses and just the right blend of dill, chives
and caraway to make it a very tasty meal for brunch, lunch or dinner. Serve it with a side salad or fr...

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Chicken Pot Pie Oh My!?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, February 14, 2014, In : Eat for Life 


Creamy, Dreamy, Chicken Pot Pie

How do you spell Orgasmic? or maybe a better question is how would something taste with that description. What comes to my mind is Awesomeness x a 1,000!!!! Good food is not a rare thing, is it? by the TV commercials you see today one would think so....

I swear every other commercial is for Jenny Craig with the now skinny Marie Osmond, OMG, she looks great but really she is hawking for Jenny Craig? What gives, except $$$ for her checkbook. Then the next ad is for...

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Cheesecake?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Tuesday, February 4, 2014, In : Sweets made to Order 


Raspberry Cheesecake Oh Yum:)

Valentines Day February 14th,2014

Want to be your sweeties favorite person?

Yes it is that time of year again, Wow that came fast didn't it, it was just yesterday it was New Years and now we surpassed Groundhog's Day, Puckster failed again and with No surprise to any of us we have six more weeks of this Deep Freeze Crap..:( Oh well, I know we don't like it but since we weren't in the Super Bowl play offs, and maybe you spent the whole day watching the game with your...

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Diabetes Prevention?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, January 25, 2014, In : Preventing Diabetes? 
Diabetes Prevention? Written by Suzy Cohen
Licensed pharmacist for over 22 years

Excerpts reprinted by Divadish Personal Chef Services


What is the number one thing I can do to prevent diabetes?

Avoid WHITE!!!! Meaning white salt, white sugar,white flour. White flour is particularly offensive because it contains a compound known to harm the pancreas- the very gland you need for a healthy blood sugar balance because it secretes Insulin!

How does this happen? the pancreas has two parts the Head and 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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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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My Own Brazilian Christmas Carol Story!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, December 22, 2013, In : Tiny Tim Christmas Story 
Every once in awhile you take something on even though it is near impossible at the time. 
Well I did that this week, I took a very large private Catering event even though I was already booked and overextended. 

It probably was not the smartest decision I ever made but it was the Best and Right one I ever made.I will tell you why in the following story.

On Friday December 20,I got a voice message from Mayo Clinic asking me if I could call him back as it was a matter of dire urgency.My first tho...
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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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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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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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Shredded Sirloin Beef Roast!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, October 12, 2013, In : Holiday Eating 


Sirloin Roasted Beef

Divadish Kitchens & Private Catering

Good food is important. There is no other way to say it, why settle when you can and should eat the very best each and everyday of your Life. 
Yes Life it  sustains us, feeds us, helps us stay as young and vital as we possibly can through good nutrition, which is Food. 

We as a nation have so many more good choices here than in other countries, we need to exercise them. STOP reaching for the Processed foods, the Microwave foods, or the Gra...

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My (2) Biggest Fans!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Tuesday, August 27, 2013, In : Dreams and Change 


Karen & Jimmy/Jam

Divadish proudly presents her two children. They are also two of my foodies who test some of my new recipes. Now they Love good food of course but as my daughter would say"Where's the Meat" when I make a soup, or a casserole. A side of meat is just fine with her, the green stuff is okay but it better have a lot of meat!

I have been Blessed to have kids who still come and visit, Love me and my food, not necessarily in that order. Will do almost anything they can for me and tell...

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Grilled Chicken & Balsamic Rice

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, June 9, 2013, In : Swap Opportunity? 


Heart Healthy Eating!

Eating healthy does not need to taste like FIBER....!
This pictured meal is low in calories and fat and will satisfy even a meat eater!

I love cooking and eating healthy, it extends your Life, you look years Younger, and you feel Wonderful.

My suggestions for eating well include cooking with Olive Oil, eating lean meats, Fish at least 1-2 meals per week, plenty of vegetables and fruits. Whole Grains, and simple exercise. It does not need to be complicated and keeping it simp...

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Catering who Do I Pick?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, April 20, 2013, In : Catering 
  1.   
This is the season of Weddings, Graduations and all kinds of Special Events for Fabulous Food, How do I pick my Food Specialist!

Let Divadish help you with some of the most asked questions in this industry to help you get your special Caterer.

  
1 What is my budget, Do I want Quantity or Quality

 

2.Original recipes or Bucket Recipes
3.Reputation of Caterer
4.What do I get for my money
5.Is it made to order or frozen
6.Is it all Processed foods or all Organic
7.Is it Wholesome Home Made Quality
8.Wha...

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Where is SPRING?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Monday, April 15, 2013, In : Spring 

This is my Hearty Chicken Soup, my Mother told me when I was a little girl it could cure anything!
Of course I believed her, but I wish it could also change things too like this weather. Yuck.:(
It has gone from Bad to Worse with Frozen Rain yesterday and that Wind it made your Bones hurt!

All I could do was make Yes a hot delicious Ginger Bean Soup for dinner with a Hot Ham & Avocado sandwich, it was Yummy and good for me too but I would of Loved to be eating a big slice of Watermelon and a Col...
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Eating Lifestyle?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Thursday, April 4, 2013, In : Eating for Your Health! 


Brandy Seared Beef With Organic Carrots & Potatoes.

We all should eat better, take the time to eat slower, not eat things from a microwave package, or frozen sections of our favorite grocery stores.

Why? because most of these products contain hidden calories, salt, sugars and preservatives.
You get something Fast, Cheap, not Nutritious and your Waistline gets the negative results from these poor decisions. 


We really need to be making better food choices, Insurance Companies are now jumping on th...

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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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Italian Potato Pancakes!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, January 12, 2013, In : Comfort Food 

                                                               Tasty Potato Pancakes

The recipe for this dish is a guarded secret in my family and we have protected it for generations too!
 My mother got the original recipe from several of her close friends when she was a very young woman. She in turn gave to her (2) daughters and we have made this our recipe now. 

They are made from  grated russet potatoes and a multitude of special seasonings, add grated paramesen cheese and pan fry in hot oli...

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Shrimp Stir Fry Dinner!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, January 5, 2013, In : Healthy Stir Fry 


                                                                          Shrimp Stir fry Dinner


I totally Love stir fry's but only from my kitchens. Why!? because when you order this meal out it is usually loaded with MSG, Fats, and Hydrogenated oils. This can add so many calories to your meal and a load of salt to your system.


 How does this happen, well the cooking process is not done like it is in a Personal Chef's Kitchen and their restaurant recipes are not geared towards a Heart Healthy ...
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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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Healthy ways to avoid Holiday Blues!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, December 2, 2012, In : Your mental health 

                                                     Hamburger Steak w/ Rosemary potatoes

 Anxiety, depression, overwhelmed feelings can affect all of us but especially during the holidays when we are adding extra activities to our schedules. Parties, shopping, meal planning, where is there anytime for you?


Take time for exercise especially during times of stress. This will help with your mood, keep your body and your spirit lifted and feeling at it's best.15-20 minutes of brisk walking will do...

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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...
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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...

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Southern Coffee Cake

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, August 24, 2012, In : Coffee Cake 

Apricot Coffee Cake
 What could be better than a good cup of coffee with a moist absolutely Heavenly piece of coffee cake beside your cup!?

 The above picture was one such recipe I tweaked to my fancy.

I took a basic coffee cake recipe added a 1/4 cup apricot preserves and a 1/4 tsp nutmeg, a dash of cinnamon and a pinch of ginger. 

Now you can serve this warm with a drizzle of sunflower honey over the top of it, or with whip cream, or vanilla bean ice cream, any of those fine choices will do and...

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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...

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Beef Stew

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Thursday, February 9, 2012, In : Comfort Food 
Beef Broth Stew by Chef Gianna

What makes really good stew?
Some say it is the stock
Others the seasonings
Still some insist it is the meat

I say it is all and just a little more.
When making a pot of stew you have to know what you feel like putting in it.
Sometimes I put celery, and potatoes, and a creamy beef gravy.
Other times I will make a broth base stock add green beans carrots, broccoli, and onions, and even mushrooms.

Then there is the uncanny way we all put our ingredients together.
I seared m...
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Atlantic Seafood

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, October 23, 2011, In : Seafood Selctions on Menu 
Divadish SEASFOOD DIFFERENTLY>>> 
Check out her Catering Menu and see her newest Seafood selections.

  • Shrimp
  • Blackened Salmon
  • Cod
  • Salmon marinated with Garlic Butter & Dill
DO-NOT Miss this Wonderful opportunity to get YOUR BRAIN FOOD PEOPLE!
Of course our Omega 3's too.
It is all so tasty you will have a very hard time deciding which to order first!

Divadish Kitchens

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Snack's What do you Crave?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Tuesday, October 18, 2011, In : Mental Health 
Divadish Kitchens offers many good kinds of snacks to help in our cravings.

  Go  to Products for Purchase page click on Nuts and see what you can purchase online to help you with your moods and your cravings.
Please read the attached article below from MSN about how eating these nuts, can help us feel better and eat less.

Nuts and seeds Eat it for: The magnesium
Examples: Pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, cashews, almonds, peanuts. (Green leafy vegetables and whole grains are also high in...
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PAY PAL IS LIVE@DIVADISH!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, September 23, 2011, In : pAYpAL 
Divadish now has PayPal, the World's most trusted way to purchase on Line!

I have picked out several new items, for you to drool over and if you like what you see you can now add them to your shopping cart!

Any items that are not pictured with a click button can be added please just contact 
Divadish directly and she will make arrangements. 

I am so excited to finally have entered the Big World of Plastic Buying Power!

Please share this with all your Foodie friends.
Thank you and let...

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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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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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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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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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Art & Food Show

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Thursday, April 28, 2011, In : Art Show W/ Divadish 
Hot off the Presses!

ART SHOW & GOURMET FOOD from 6-9:00pm May 6th,2011

Divadish Kitchens & Catering is doing a
 
Free Sample tasting

 of her Gourmet Spreads & Artisan Breads

                    @
 Bella Galleria
3006 West 50th Minneapolis, MN.55410

For directions & more information
Contact #612-922-9227

                   or
Divadish Kitchens@612-859-3270

Art Show & Food from 6-9:00PM May 6th, 2011

Artist exhibitor :    
          Ceceile Hartleib
                    ...

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Waffles

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Wednesday, April 13, 2011, In : Breakfast of Champions! 
What are your food groups?
How do you start out your day?
What is the first thing that goes in your mouth for breakfast?

Since we are all trying to start our engines on all cylinders each and everyday, then I suggest you put something good in your engines each and every day.

The above picture is Divadish's Buttermilk Waffles.
Full fiber, full grains, No Preservatives, and Good Tasting too.
They freeze very well, and have a frozen shelf life of app. (2) months.
Of coarse they won't last ...
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The Greek's Chicken

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

Alexander's Greek Chicken!


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

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

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Sweet Sugar #48

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

Sugars #48

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

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

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Italian Buttermilk Pancakes #43

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

Italian Buttermilk Pancakes #43

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

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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...

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Binge Eating #37

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


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

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

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

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ST Patty's Day

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, February 25, 2011, In : Sandwich in the day's honor 

St. Pat's Day

The 1st day of March is next Tuesday.... Of course we know what comes next, St. Patty's Day on March 17th!


In honor of this auspicious day I am making a very special St. Patty's Day Sandwich.
of course I am Naming it St. Patty's Melt.
It will have Pastrami, Provolone Cheese,Red Pepper,& Sauerkraut on a  Grilled Dark Rye Bread.
Now I already did a Test Sampling of this Bad Boy, and I gotta tell you it is one Bad A_________S sandwich!
This is a Special Order only Sandwich a...

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BYOB

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, February 25, 2011, In : Oscar are you winning? 

BYOB

We all know what this abbreviation stands for most commonly is Bring your Own Bottle!
It my case it stands for Bring Your Own Body!
If you watch the Emmy's or the upcoming Oscars, just take a look @ what these Actors, Actress, and just Celebs do to their Bodies to maintain a certain Body Image!
It is Mind-Blowing, and sometimes Shocking too! As some have had to gain enormous amounts of weight for a part, that Fat Suits cannot mimic, or loose massive amounts of weight for a par...
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Spring is Coming?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Wednesday, February 23, 2011, In : New Recipes 

 

Spring is Coming!?

As our days get longer, and the Earth is getting warmer, it won't be too much longer for the Robins, the buds on the trees, and green grass to comeback!
Oh God, I hope so, it has been a very, very long Winter.

As a transplan...

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Smaller Sizes #18

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Tuesday, February 15, 2011, In : Demons, Brain reprograming 

Smaller Sizes" #18

We have all been there before, maybe for some of us several times.
Like a rollcoaster ride, when we go Up &Down several times before the ride is finally done.
And we are either sick from all of those up& downs or tired.
It is hard work to maintain your weight, your new You!
I am not going to sugar-coat this for you, No never ever, It Is Dam Hard Work!
How can you make it easier?
What can you do to maintain it?
Will I gain it all back?

These are all fair questions, an...

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Weird taste in my mouth #10

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Monday, February 7, 2011, In : Our body is our Temple! 

Taste,Texture,Appearance. The (3) Biggies when eating. I know we think we don't care, but really are you going to eat something that tastes like Dog Poop!? I don't think so! There are a lot of foods that if they are combined with other foods just will make your mouth start to water and your stomach start to roll, and you all know what comes next.So to avoid this terrible thing, make sure you are putting good quality foods into the Body which is your very own Temple! Then you will never...


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Can't touch this#7

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, February 4, 2011, In : Popcorn recipe 

Okay people our favorite shows on The Boob tube tonight, what ever it is doesn't matter. We already eaten dinner, and our stomachs say heh, itsn't it snack time? Ohhhhhhhhh, but you are watching your waistline and say No way, I can't touch anything in that kitchen.....! Wrong,,, you can have my creation for the best tasting popcorn this side of New York City... Really...

Here is how it is made... take a 1/4 of popcorn + 1/4 of dark olive oil pour into a 4quart heavy bottom saucepan with...


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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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FREE>FREE>FREE!

Posted by Gianna E. Ianos on Thursday, December 30, 2010, In : Free Food! 
With any order of $50.00 or more receive a menu item (Chef's Choice) absolutely Free!
From cookies, to breads, or butters, something delicious will be yours just for placing your minimum order!
Quantities are limited and due change weekly.
So order early & often to get your Free Goodie!

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F.A.C.E. Fighting Against Cancer Ediably!

Posted by Gianna E. Ianos on Wednesday, November 24, 2010, In : Cancer surviors & Family 
Just checking in Kid... How are things A-Going!?  I hope well....!
I am knee-deep in Turkey preps today for my own family, I will be taking pics and downloading them on my web site soon, so go visit, and get your Drool towel ready! I did a new marinade this year, with White wine & olive oil... it is looking good!
My dressing is a little different too, I added Anise & Fennel to it, and it is totally vegetarian this year. The flavors are so good....! I am always amazed how things you think would ...
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Cook-A-Thon was a Hughe Success!

Posted by Gianna E. Ianos on Monday, November 15, 2010, In : NO- WORRIES/BE-HAPPY!!! 
With the Holidays Fast-Approaching, wouldn't it be nice to have some meals stock-piled in your freezer!?
Where you could just pull one out, thaw, and re-heat!?
 Where your Family  just gets to sit down to a Warm-Meal together and catch up with each others days instead of rushing to figure out what's for dinner!?

Let Divadish Kitchen's & Catering be that source for all your menu needs. I will deliver your meals Hot for this evenings dinner or Flash/frozen for later, and all you do is provide the ...

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Everyone needs Miss Divadish!

Posted by Gianna E. Ianos on Friday, November 5, 2010, In : One mouthful @ a time! 
From the next door neighbor, to the hockey Mom, everyone needs to Eat sometime.
Well Miss Divadish can fill that need, One Mouthful @ a Time!
From Soup, to Candy/glazed brownies, your mouth will not stop drooling. So pick up the phone@612-859-3270
call Miss Divadish, and you will get $5.00 off your 1st order!

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Creations, Galore!!! Ever had a perfect day!?

Posted by Gianna E. Ianos on Sunday, October 24, 2010, In : New Foods! 

Creations, Galore!!!

Ever had a perfect day!? I know we think there is no such thing, but really it is possible!
Today was a powerhouse day of baking&cooking; one of my signature soups. Spaghetti Soup, yes, you have never had it, because I am the one who created it. And not to sound conceited but it is really very good, and everyone has confirmed that by buying it and then calling me to say Thank-You!

So lets add up the things I got done today.
  • Baked (3) dozen Chunky-Monkey cookies
  • Bake...

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Belly-Up for one more Bite!

Posted by Gianna E. Ianos on Tuesday, October 12, 2010, In : Potato/Hot-Dish 
Just finished a fabulous potato hot-dish... Nothing common here, nope,,,, It has Feta/Sour-Cream, lots of different spices,cream, butter, cheddar cheese. Mix all together, spoon into a 9x13 square pan and bake @ 375 for 30 min. then crisp up a bit under broil.. It is so delish, you will find it hard to have just one bite, a pan fill is more like it!

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