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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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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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Lunch for One?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, September 23, 2012, In : Lunch is served! 


                                       Cranraisen Chicken Salad Sandwich

Divadish kitchens presents Lunch for one:

Organic white chicken breast meat app. 6 ozs.
1/4 -1/3 cup of Mayonnaise
Dash of Sea Salt
Small bunch of Craisins
Dash of Caraway seed
*Optional slivered almonds small amount

** Mix all above ingredients together serve this delicious chicken salad on any type of toasted bagel, mine is a Cinnamon Raisin with a light amount of butter on it first.

**Serve with aside salad, mine is with a Hon...

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Beer Garlic Cheesy Bread!

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

by
 Divadish Kitchens
Recipe by Chef Gianna

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

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

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

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Raspberry Chocolate Cake!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Tuesday, April 3, 2012, In : chocolate & raspberry cake recipe 

Raspberry Chocolate Cake
I have always Loved Sweets, even as a kid growing up in New York I would do errands for my neighbors so I could earn extra money to buy a bag of candy @ that time for 5 Cents!
Or when I started my own grocery shopping business earning me a weekly 50 Cents per week so I could indulge my Ice Cream Addiction!
Then there was of course the Raspberry filled Jelly Doughnuts made @ my favorite Italian Bakery.
My list of sweet favorites are endless and that has continued even no...

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Apple Cake!!!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Monday, March 5, 2012, In : Healthy Apple Cake 


                                                                 "APPLE CAKE"
Recipe by Chef Gianna
Created in Divadish Kitchens


Ingredients:
1 medium sized Honey Crisp Apple ( diced )
1/2 tsp. of ginger
1/4 cup of Greeks Honey God's Yogurt
(1) basic White Cake Recipe ( I prefer using one with a Angel Food consistency)

Directions:
Put diced apple and 1/4 tsp. ginger into glass measuring cup
Add enough water to cover apples and microwave them for app. 1 min. on 50% power till they are soft.
Drain and add...
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Stuffed Pepper Soup!!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Thursday, March 1, 2012, In : Healthy Eating 

"Stuffed Pepper Soup"

This weeks recipe from Divadish Kitchens is Stuffed Pepper Soup.

Chef Gianna E. Ianos took this from the Italian  side of her Heritage and put together this hearty soup that will make your toes curl up in sheer pleasure and satisfaction!

Ingredients:
1lb 80% lean ground beef
2 md. bell peppers, chopped (Use the Sweet Bells tastes better)
1 c finely chopped onion
1 can (29 oz. of Hunt's diced tomatoes or (2) 15 oz cans)
1 can 15 oz. of Hunt's tomato sauce
1 6oz. can of Hunt's toma...

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Gluten -Free Feta Meatballs!!!!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Thursday, February 23, 2012, In : Gluten-Free Meatballs 

Now thatsa' a Meataball!!!

Divadish Kitchens Feta Meatballs
Recipe by Chef Gianna

Gluten-Free Recipe:
1 C Brown Rice
1lb. of 93% Chuck Hamburger
1/2 to 3/4 cup of Feta cheese
1/4 to 1/2 grated Parmesan cheese
(2) eggs
2tbsps of Spaghetti Seasonings
1tbsp.Garlic powder
1tbsp.onion flakes
Dash of Sea Salt
Dash of Red Pepper flakes

Add together:
Cooked Brown Rice
Seasonings
Eggs
Cheeses
Hamburger
Mix together well to all is blended

Next make into BIG MEAT BALLS...
Pan fry in olive oil till browned Not Cooked complete...

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APPLE PIE.. OH MY!!!!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Thursday, February 2, 2012, In : Apple Pie Memories 
Diva's Apple PieDiva's Apple Pie


Who's in the kitchen with Diva... Like the song you can almost always bet it will be Chef Gianna!
I just Love, Love, Love, to Create new or Recreate Old Recipes.
This Apple Pie is one of those recreations, when I lived out East Apple Pie was a big deal, and all the pieces I consumed as a kid always had Ginger in them. Here in Minnesota, that is not the case, I know it is True that state location makes a difference on how you get one thing one way and some where e...

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Peanut Butter Kisses

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, January 14, 2012, In : Baking Cookings 
Divadish recreated this family favorite by backing out some of the sugars and adding in more Organic Peanut Butter. Of course I used the Creamy kind, you could use chunky I suppose but to me creamy is Best.

The results were superbly little drops of Golden deliciousness.
When you pop one of these little Darlings in your mouth your whole Body starts to Quiver with Delight.
Lucky for Me I keep them down in my Commercial fridge or I would be quivering all night.

Making something better for yo...
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Hearty Stews & Soups!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Wednesday, January 4, 2012, In : Hearty Meals 

Cold weather, makes us do layering.
In the food business it makes us start thinking about Hearty Warm Meals!

The one I have pictures of above is a Italian Chicken Stew served over Bow-tie  Garlic Pasta.
Made with a Red wine red sauce and lots and lots of chicken, carrots, and celery this one served with my crusty bread is a Winner!

It is high in flavor, fiber, anti-oxidants, vitamins, and very LOW in CALORIES....!

I usually put some grated Parmesan Cheese on top to add to the deliciousnes...
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Cookies & Mom time

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, December 30, 2011, In : Cookies & Mom 

ALMOND JOY COOKIES:::
                      By
                 Divadish
            Recipe created by
            Chef Gianna

I really Love cookies, because as a kid my Mom and I would dunk them in Milk, it was our special time we spent together, laughing and enjoying each others company.

Now sometimes they were store bought Oreo's or Lorna Dunes, or Fig Newtons, but most of the time they were Home Made.
That's why cookies are always something I have on hand in my cookie jar, or flash fr...
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Breads-Crusty-Artsian Breads

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



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

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

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

This bread is absolutely delicious, has a chewy crusty t...
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Chocolate Desire Cake

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Wednesday, December 7, 2011, In : Chocolate Addictions! 
Chocolate Desire Cake....by Divadish Kitchens & Catering
Created by Chef Gianna

The expression a picture is worth a 1000Words, is so true, I mean just look at it and it makes you Drool all over yourself!

The cake is a double fudge chocolate, with the following extras added to batter.
a 1/4 cup of caramel 
1/4 cup chocolate bits
baked @ 350' degrees in a bundt cake pan form app. 35-40 minutes

Icing is a chocolate fudge drizzled over top with chocolate bits and powdered sugar over that.
It...
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Pizza

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, December 4, 2011, In : Pizza 
Divadish Kitchens & Catering Loves, Loves, Loves Pizza!

That is my pizza made with the Boboli Crust.

Using this fantastic crust gives you a Pizza even Pizza Man cannot compete with, and it tastes so much better!
The one I am featuring this month is a Alfredo sauce with Grilled seasoned Chicken and sauteed red onions and green peppers.

The first step in preparing your Boboli is to spread a thin layer of olive oil & garlic powder mixture over both sides of crust.
Next bake it @ Broil temp. ...
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Turkey Dinner

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Tuesday, November 29, 2011, In : Thanksgiving 
Traditional Turkey @ Divadish Kitchens:

First thing is get a all organic bird.
Second do not get the self -basted or juiced brands
This will save you money and calories, but especially TASTE!!!
Third take out gizzards bag, and put them in a pot half full of chicken broth and Kitchen Bouquet.
Fourth: Add onion flakes, Garlic powder, Sea Salt, Sweet Basil and simmer.
Fifth: Rinse out bird thoroughly, drain, and put in oval roaster.
Add Semi -Sweet White Wine to Gravy pan, app. 1/2 cup.
Rub en...
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Carrot Cake

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Wednesday, November 23, 2011, In : Desserts 

Carrot Cake has been around forever, kind of like Aunt Myrtle's Fruit cakes...!

Only difference is everyone will eat this cake.

Being a Chef I decided to change this old time favorite up a bit.
Here is how I improved it for my tastes and hopefully yours.

First I added 1/4 cup more sweet raisins.
Then a 1/2 cup more of sweet organic carrots.
Added a little more moisture to batter.

Baked a tad longer @ 350' 
When cooled I made a Almond fudge Icing to drizzle over the entire cake.
Sprinkled Coc...

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Alfredo Pasta Dish

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

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

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

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

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

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

What do you know about pudding cakes?

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

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

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

This cake is one of my fami...

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MEAL DEALS

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





                                                                    


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

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

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Hamburger Steak!!!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Thursday, October 27, 2011, In : Take-Out Menu @ Divadish 

What could be better than (8) oz's of lean chuck hand -patted to perfection

 with a slice of Pepperjack cheese, sauteed mushrooms and red onions,
cooked to Medium Rare?
The answer is one of Chef's Gianna's Beautiful Hamburger's pictured above.


This mouth-watering, hunk of meat not only satisfies that I am A Man and need my Meat Craving, but also makes everyone come to the table for dinner and actually enjoy their food and each other. What could be more rewarding and filling than that.


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Steaks

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, October 21, 2011, In : Meat Lover's 






The one thing about being a chef is basically you can fix anything you want for dinner.
The above meal is one of those I feel like it meals.

Ever have that Meat Craving,,, ? if so this meal will satisfy it.....!

Here is how I made my steak.

First select a good quality Sirloin -Tip Steak, 2-3" thick watch out for veining, because those make the steak tough.
Always use hormone -Free meat and free range Black-Angus, that way the meat is pretty much guaranteed to be tender and healthier for y...
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Whole Wheat Bread

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

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


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

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

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

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Google Offers & Divadish Kitchens!!!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, September 30, 2011, In : Google Offers! 
Divadish was a selected Merchant to participate in the Minneapolis & St.Paul area Google Offers.com
campaign! This is a very Big Honor, and I am very excited to be included. 

The launch date is still a educated guess for October 2011, and with their new Customer Preference Match Up for Merchants there will be a Line outside all those Computers pads,Iphones, Android's Etc, it will be a Feeding Frenzy,,, No Pun intended! to get to all these Wonderful 50% off Offers!

I will have a select...
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Soup's on @ Divadish Kitchens!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, September 25, 2011, In : Soups and Fall Meals@Divadish 

Divadish  believes the best quality and taste comes from making your food in small Batches and by Hand!
This is the only way to make good food says Chef Gianna, and good food is what Divadish is all about.

The picture above is just one of those small batched soups that comes out of our kitchens.
Chef Gianna likes to call it one of her Masterpieces, because it is not a watery, thinned down version of what other resturants tell you is soup.
It is thicker, full of meats & vegetables, cheeses, ...
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Spicy Chilli by Chef Gianna

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






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


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

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

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

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

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

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

I hope this helps with holding...
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Muffins in July!!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, July 15, 2011, In : Muffins! 
I love these. Sometimes not being able to sleep can create something new & wonderful!
I created these on Thursday of this week, as I wanted to sample them with a new client I was meeting.
You never know what will come out of your brain @ 3:00Am,, well (3) new flavors of muffins did.
I am very pleased with the results and so were my new clients. 

Now to describe these I would say this.
Combine in your mouth a soft taste of semi sweet chocolate and a mild tasting coffee. 
The balance is subl...
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Red, White & Blue!

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

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

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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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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...
Continue reading ...
 

Lunch for One?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, September 23, 2012, In : Lunch is served! 


                                       Cranraisen Chicken Salad Sandwich

Divadish kitchens presents Lunch for one:

Organic white chicken breast meat app. 6 ozs.
1/4 -1/3 cup of Mayonnaise
Dash of Sea Salt
Small bunch of Craisins
Dash of Caraway seed
*Optional slivered almonds small amount

** Mix all above ingredients together serve this delicious chicken salad on any type of toasted bagel, mine is a Cinnamon Raisin with a light amount of butter on it first.

**Serve with aside salad, mine is with a Hon...

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Beer Garlic Cheesy Bread!

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

by
 Divadish Kitchens
Recipe by Chef Gianna

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

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

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

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Raspberry Chocolate Cake!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Tuesday, April 3, 2012, In : chocolate & raspberry cake recipe 

Raspberry Chocolate Cake
I have always Loved Sweets, even as a kid growing up in New York I would do errands for my neighbors so I could earn extra money to buy a bag of candy @ that time for 5 Cents!
Or when I started my own grocery shopping business earning me a weekly 50 Cents per week so I could indulge my Ice Cream Addiction!
Then there was of course the Raspberry filled Jelly Doughnuts made @ my favorite Italian Bakery.
My list of sweet favorites are endless and that has continued even no...

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Apple Cake!!!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Monday, March 5, 2012, In : Healthy Apple Cake 


                                                                 "APPLE CAKE"
Recipe by Chef Gianna
Created in Divadish Kitchens


Ingredients:
1 medium sized Honey Crisp Apple ( diced )
1/2 tsp. of ginger
1/4 cup of Greeks Honey God's Yogurt
(1) basic White Cake Recipe ( I prefer using one with a Angel Food consistency)

Directions:
Put diced apple and 1/4 tsp. ginger into glass measuring cup
Add enough water to cover apples and microwave them for app. 1 min. on 50% power till they are soft.
Drain and add...
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Stuffed Pepper Soup!!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Thursday, March 1, 2012, In : Healthy Eating 

"Stuffed Pepper Soup"

This weeks recipe from Divadish Kitchens is Stuffed Pepper Soup.

Chef Gianna E. Ianos took this from the Italian  side of her Heritage and put together this hearty soup that will make your toes curl up in sheer pleasure and satisfaction!

Ingredients:
1lb 80% lean ground beef
2 md. bell peppers, chopped (Use the Sweet Bells tastes better)
1 c finely chopped onion
1 can (29 oz. of Hunt's diced tomatoes or (2) 15 oz cans)
1 can 15 oz. of Hunt's tomato sauce
1 6oz. can of Hunt's toma...

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Gluten -Free Feta Meatballs!!!!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Thursday, February 23, 2012, In : Gluten-Free Meatballs 

Now thatsa' a Meataball!!!

Divadish Kitchens Feta Meatballs
Recipe by Chef Gianna

Gluten-Free Recipe:
1 C Brown Rice
1lb. of 93% Chuck Hamburger
1/2 to 3/4 cup of Feta cheese
1/4 to 1/2 grated Parmesan cheese
(2) eggs
2tbsps of Spaghetti Seasonings
1tbsp.Garlic powder
1tbsp.onion flakes
Dash of Sea Salt
Dash of Red Pepper flakes

Add together:
Cooked Brown Rice
Seasonings
Eggs
Cheeses
Hamburger
Mix together well to all is blended

Next make into BIG MEAT BALLS...
Pan fry in olive oil till browned Not Cooked complete...

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APPLE PIE.. OH MY!!!!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Thursday, February 2, 2012, In : Apple Pie Memories 
Diva's Apple PieDiva's Apple Pie


Who's in the kitchen with Diva... Like the song you can almost always bet it will be Chef Gianna!
I just Love, Love, Love, to Create new or Recreate Old Recipes.
This Apple Pie is one of those recreations, when I lived out East Apple Pie was a big deal, and all the pieces I consumed as a kid always had Ginger in them. Here in Minnesota, that is not the case, I know it is True that state location makes a difference on how you get one thing one way and some where e...

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Peanut Butter Kisses

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, January 14, 2012, In : Baking Cookings 
Divadish recreated this family favorite by backing out some of the sugars and adding in more Organic Peanut Butter. Of course I used the Creamy kind, you could use chunky I suppose but to me creamy is Best.

The results were superbly little drops of Golden deliciousness.
When you pop one of these little Darlings in your mouth your whole Body starts to Quiver with Delight.
Lucky for Me I keep them down in my Commercial fridge or I would be quivering all night.

Making something better for yo...
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Hearty Stews & Soups!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Wednesday, January 4, 2012, In : Hearty Meals 

Cold weather, makes us do layering.
In the food business it makes us start thinking about Hearty Warm Meals!

The one I have pictures of above is a Italian Chicken Stew served over Bow-tie  Garlic Pasta.
Made with a Red wine red sauce and lots and lots of chicken, carrots, and celery this one served with my crusty bread is a Winner!

It is high in flavor, fiber, anti-oxidants, vitamins, and very LOW in CALORIES....!

I usually put some grated Parmesan Cheese on top to add to the deliciousnes...
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Cookies & Mom time

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, December 30, 2011, In : Cookies & Mom 

ALMOND JOY COOKIES:::
                      By
                 Divadish
            Recipe created by
            Chef Gianna

I really Love cookies, because as a kid my Mom and I would dunk them in Milk, it was our special time we spent together, laughing and enjoying each others company.

Now sometimes they were store bought Oreo's or Lorna Dunes, or Fig Newtons, but most of the time they were Home Made.
That's why cookies are always something I have on hand in my cookie jar, or flash fr...
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Breads-Crusty-Artsian Breads

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



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

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

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

This bread is absolutely delicious, has a chewy crusty t...
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Chocolate Desire Cake

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Wednesday, December 7, 2011, In : Chocolate Addictions! 
Chocolate Desire Cake....by Divadish Kitchens & Catering
Created by Chef Gianna

The expression a picture is worth a 1000Words, is so true, I mean just look at it and it makes you Drool all over yourself!

The cake is a double fudge chocolate, with the following extras added to batter.
a 1/4 cup of caramel 
1/4 cup chocolate bits
baked @ 350' degrees in a bundt cake pan form app. 35-40 minutes

Icing is a chocolate fudge drizzled over top with chocolate bits and powdered sugar over that.
It...
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Pizza

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, December 4, 2011, In : Pizza 
Divadish Kitchens & Catering Loves, Loves, Loves Pizza!

That is my pizza made with the Boboli Crust.

Using this fantastic crust gives you a Pizza even Pizza Man cannot compete with, and it tastes so much better!
The one I am featuring this month is a Alfredo sauce with Grilled seasoned Chicken and sauteed red onions and green peppers.

The first step in preparing your Boboli is to spread a thin layer of olive oil & garlic powder mixture over both sides of crust.
Next bake it @ Broil temp. ...
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Turkey Dinner

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Tuesday, November 29, 2011, In : Thanksgiving 
Traditional Turkey @ Divadish Kitchens:

First thing is get a all organic bird.
Second do not get the self -basted or juiced brands
This will save you money and calories, but especially TASTE!!!
Third take out gizzards bag, and put them in a pot half full of chicken broth and Kitchen Bouquet.
Fourth: Add onion flakes, Garlic powder, Sea Salt, Sweet Basil and simmer.
Fifth: Rinse out bird thoroughly, drain, and put in oval roaster.
Add Semi -Sweet White Wine to Gravy pan, app. 1/2 cup.
Rub en...
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Carrot Cake

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Wednesday, November 23, 2011, In : Desserts 

Carrot Cake has been around forever, kind of like Aunt Myrtle's Fruit cakes...!

Only difference is everyone will eat this cake.

Being a Chef I decided to change this old time favorite up a bit.
Here is how I improved it for my tastes and hopefully yours.

First I added 1/4 cup more sweet raisins.
Then a 1/2 cup more of sweet organic carrots.
Added a little more moisture to batter.

Baked a tad longer @ 350' 
When cooled I made a Almond fudge Icing to drizzle over the entire cake.
Sprinkled Coc...

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Alfredo Pasta Dish

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

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

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

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

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

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

What do you know about pudding cakes?

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

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

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

This cake is one of my fami...

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MEAL DEALS

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





                                                                    


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

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

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Hamburger Steak!!!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Thursday, October 27, 2011, In : Take-Out Menu @ Divadish 

What could be better than (8) oz's of lean chuck hand -patted to perfection

 with a slice of Pepperjack cheese, sauteed mushrooms and red onions,
cooked to Medium Rare?
The answer is one of Chef's Gianna's Beautiful Hamburger's pictured above.


This mouth-watering, hunk of meat not only satisfies that I am A Man and need my Meat Craving, but also makes everyone come to the table for dinner and actually enjoy their food and each other. What could be more rewarding and filling than that.


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Steaks

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, October 21, 2011, In : Meat Lover's 






The one thing about being a chef is basically you can fix anything you want for dinner.
The above meal is one of those I feel like it meals.

Ever have that Meat Craving,,, ? if so this meal will satisfy it.....!

Here is how I made my steak.

First select a good quality Sirloin -Tip Steak, 2-3" thick watch out for veining, because those make the steak tough.
Always use hormone -Free meat and free range Black-Angus, that way the meat is pretty much guaranteed to be tender and healthier for y...
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Whole Wheat Bread

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

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


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

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

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

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Google Offers & Divadish Kitchens!!!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, September 30, 2011, In : Google Offers! 
Divadish was a selected Merchant to participate in the Minneapolis & St.Paul area Google Offers.com
campaign! This is a very Big Honor, and I am very excited to be included. 

The launch date is still a educated guess for October 2011, and with their new Customer Preference Match Up for Merchants there will be a Line outside all those Computers pads,Iphones, Android's Etc, it will be a Feeding Frenzy,,, No Pun intended! to get to all these Wonderful 50% off Offers!

I will have a select...
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Soup's on @ Divadish Kitchens!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, September 25, 2011, In : Soups and Fall Meals@Divadish 

Divadish  believes the best quality and taste comes from making your food in small Batches and by Hand!
This is the only way to make good food says Chef Gianna, and good food is what Divadish is all about.

The picture above is just one of those small batched soups that comes out of our kitchens.
Chef Gianna likes to call it one of her Masterpieces, because it is not a watery, thinned down version of what other resturants tell you is soup.
It is thicker, full of meats & vegetables, cheeses, ...
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Spicy Chilli by Chef Gianna

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






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


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

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

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

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

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

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

I hope this helps with holding...
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Muffins in July!!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, July 15, 2011, In : Muffins! 
I love these. Sometimes not being able to sleep can create something new & wonderful!
I created these on Thursday of this week, as I wanted to sample them with a new client I was meeting.
You never know what will come out of your brain @ 3:00Am,, well (3) new flavors of muffins did.
I am very pleased with the results and so were my new clients. 

Now to describe these I would say this.
Combine in your mouth a soft taste of semi sweet chocolate and a mild tasting coffee. 
The balance is subl...
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Red, White & Blue!

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

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

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