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OATS... Superfood Spotlight

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Monday, March 2, 2015, In : Oats 
Did you know that Oats was once considered a invasive weed? it was unwanted, and considered invasive to crops like wheat & barley.

Now centuries later we realize that it is a great grain to help us manage our cholesterol levels along with adding fiber to our diets.

Studies have shown by adding this grain to our diets can reduce "BAD" cholesterol by 7%

It has also been  shown that a diet containing Oats can improve blood pressure and significantly reduce the risk of Cardiovascular Disease.

In addi...

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Steak Kabobs!!!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, January 3, 2015, In : Kabob's for Dinner 


Steak Kabobs....

Okay we are 3 days into the New Year so how are the Resolution's going for Ya??
Me, I stopped making them year's ago, why you may ask, since I am a A personality type I already had them on a get it done list...:):):) Yep sometimes Anal retentive about things, but oh well we are all made different....

So in keeping with my get done list I am posting this year's first food blog and it is a goodie...

Like steak? who doesn't, but you get tired of it just plopped on a plate, so I made...

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Fruit Tacos

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, October 4, 2014, In : Fruit Roll Ups??? 


Fruit Tacos????
Love fruit? tired eating it out of a bag? How about in a soft shell taco????
No I am not Nuts, well ,maybe a little, but these are really tasty and are only 4 grams of fat.....:)

So who's laughing now...hmmmmm!

Okay here is your recipe... 

Take any brand Soft taco shells, I do use Mission brand like it texture and they are organic...
Ingredients:

Raspberries (Fresh or Frozen)
Blueberries (Fresh or Frozen)
Strawberries ( Fresh or Frozen)
Put all these in to a large bowl so you have room ...

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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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Brandy BBQ Sandwich!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Monday, July 14, 2014, In : Alcohol and Cooking 


Brandy BBQ

Love BBQ? but hate the thick paste that it sometimes tastes like? I have a solution for all of you BBQ Lovers!!!!!!

Divadish loves to do her sauces she serves with meats to be rich yet not so thick they make you gag...:( 

What you need to remember is to thin them with a little liquor...:) Or as I like to suggest Happy liquids:)

Now don't go crazy with this and make it a Alcohol bath party,,,, just adding a 1/4 to 1/2 cup of brandy or rum or wine to your sauces depending on what it is w...

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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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Diva's Hoagies!!!!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Wednesday, January 29, 2014, In : Diva's Hoagies 







Roast Beef & Pepper-jack Cheese Hoagie

Move over Subway Sandwiches and blowing you totally away... Jimmy-Johns..... Diva's in The House now Boy's....:)

I so Love to challenge the norm or as I like to put it the accepted status Quo's... No Way, so Dam Boring...:) I made these Bad Boy's as a Picnic Lunch Winter Break Sandwich for my daughter and I for our get together this week, and they were really so God-Awful GOOD, I said why not offer these to my customers? I bet they would appreciate somethi...

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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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Real Italian Lasagna!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Monday, October 7, 2013, In : Lasagna for any occasion 



Lasagna

Divadish's Lasagna is all real, meaning real cheeses, real meats, Ricotta, (not Cottage Cheese) A rich Red Sauce made with a little Vino mixed in to make it even more delicious, and layer after layer of noodles filling each with all of this delicious, yummy , ingredients. It makes my mouth water just thinking about it... What would you do to get yourself a pan of Heaven? Make a deal with the Devil? call your friends Italian Mamma ? try to make it yourself? how about picking up the phon...

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What is Your Saving Grace?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, September 21, 2013, In : Saving Grace? 



Beef Stew

Like the kid says at the end of the TV show what does that mean? Well let me tell you what it means for me.

When things are hectic, chaotic, stressful.... or anything else( ectic ) I can usually be found doing one of (3) things. Cleaning, reading, cooking. Not necessarily in that order either.

I had one of those weeks this week,,, with extra Gaga duties, a big catering event to prep for, and a sick cat, then toss in my Mother for extra measure, I guess you could say I hit the Mother lo...

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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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The New Superfoods?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, March 17, 2013, In : SuperFoods 
                                                Super Foods
                                                                       by
                                                            Beth Janes.

                     Divadish Philosphy is all about a Eating Lifestyle.

When you look at your fridge do you see any of these Super foods lurking about?
Let me list them for and then do a test of how many you actually do have in your seasoning cabinets or fridge. In fact let's do a contest Fello...

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What Kind of Shopper are You?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, March 10, 2013, In : Super Shopping 
Grocery Shopping can be the two Ugliest words in our vocabulary today, let me explain why!

Most of Us have very little time to do it so sometimes we do not do it very well if at all really. 
According to a recent study Identify your M.O. these shopping experts put all of Us in (4) categories.

Let me list them for you and see what group you see yourself in.


29% Explorers
You are a browser and impulse buy, never using a grocery list to guide you.

26% Time Stressed
You grab & go no list, no coupons, no...
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Divadish donates to Miss Teen Pageant

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



Picture

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

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

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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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Chicken Avocado Sandwich

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Monday, March 19, 2012, In : Chicken Avocado Sandwich 

Chicken Avocado Flat Bread Sandwich
By
Chef Gianna
Creating something delicious from scratch each and every day is a Wonderful Gift to be given.

That is exactly what I do every time I step into my kitchen. I just Love to create new Food groupings, new tastes, new combinations of seasonings and then pairing it all up together.
The result is one like is pictured above.

Let me give you my recipe for a mouth -watering Chicken Avocado sandwich that is sure to please even the pickiest person in your fam...

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Seared Chicken!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Wednesday, January 25, 2012, In : Seared Chicken 
Diva's in the Kitchen
Cooked by Chef Gianna

Cooking is my passion, my Zest for Life, and staying healthy.
The above picture is one such meal I fixed for dinner with friends.

It is hormone free chicken seared with lime juice & olive oil.
Seasonings used were garlic, oregano, thyme, sea salt.
Cooked in a # 8 size heavy aluminum frying pan till internal temperature is 165' app. 20 minutes.

This dish was served with garlic & dill buttered carrots, and crusty bread which is not pictured.
A 1/2 breast wei...
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Hot Chocolate tonight!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Tuesday, October 11, 2011, In : Fall Drinks 

Ghirardelli  Better Chocolate and it makes the "Best Hot Chocolate drink".

The fall evenings is a perfect time to add this delicious drink to your beverage choices.
Here is the recipe for a cup of deliciousness.

  • 4 0z of 2% milk
  • 40z of Half & Half
  • 40z of Ghirardelli Syrup
  • put all the above in a medium size saucepan and slow heat to 120-130 degrees.
  • Add whip cream and a drizzle of additional syrup to cap off this drink.
Add a good shortbread cookie or a sugar cookie to it and you have the makings...
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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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Taking Reservations for Holiday Meals!

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

Divadish has the answer to all your prayers.

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

**Limited Offer: Free Dessert with all orders.

**You shop I'll Cook!


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# SUNFLOWER POWER #

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, July 30, 2011, In : Flower Power! 
It is so beautiful to see this magnificent flower open itself to the sun everyday.
As the sun moves through my yard this flowers head turns gladly to follow it namesake, The Sun!

Warm, soft,full of color and grace this tall gracious flower is like a beacon to the world in it's simple and outstanding beauty. It says behold I am The Sunflower gaze upon my face and you will receive  inner peace.

I love my gardens they truly hold the power of peace and tranquility for me and calm my spirit ...
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Desserts!!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Tuesday, July 12, 2011, In : Desserts first! 





Divadish Kitchens Loves making new desserts.


This one was one of my all time favorites.

Moist full of chocolate bits, my chocolate gnache icing and also added extra in batter.
This is a totally flour less cake made with garbanzo beans.
No it did not taste Funny, or like vegetables.
It is perfect with any meal, or before,,,,like I like to do....!
Like the Greeks say this one does come bearing gifts, and it's gift is deliciousness!
So when you are hankering for something CHOCOLATE,,,, gotta h...
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Lasagna

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Wednesday, June 22, 2011, In : Cooking in Your Kitchen tonight! 
The art of lasagna making:

Divadish Kitchens first plans the Sauce:
The rich marina sauce should be filled with a robust combination of spices and semi sweet wine.
Dark Green Olive oil, imported Parmesan cheese, and feta crumbles.
Then slowly marinated over a period of 8-16hours in a slow cooker.
Adding your choice of meats:
Pork
Chicken 
Beef
Sausage
Or combinations of the above meats is also very good and very tasty.


Next cooking your noodles till they are Al-Dante or half cooked and co...
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"Meals in Home"

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, June 12, 2011, In : Meal Planning 
Divadish Kitchens offers full service meals in your home.
The above picture is a very delicious, healthy, yogurt based & fresh fruit chocolate cake.
Who says you can't have your Dessert and Eat it Too!

This dessert weighs in @ a 125'calories a slice... and it is low in Sugar....!
Part of of life has always been to look forward to the surprise @ the end of the delicious meal.
It started way back in our culture and continues today.
They make commercials on looking @ dessert first and then ord...
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"Care in Home Meals"

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Thursday, June 9, 2011, In : Meal Planning 
Divadish is expanding her business this year to include in home meals and care.
Personal Chef means just that, the first word in the front is Personal.
I am taking this business to the next level, by adding additional services for my clients.
Cooking, cleaning, grocery shopping, are now part of Divadish's additional services.

Divadish wants to be your full service Personal Chef company.
Listening to my clients needs and not what I need to make you Happy!

Creating a atmosphere of Trust, Reli...
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A Little Diva in Every Dish!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, June 5, 2011, In : On Location Personal Chef 
Cooking is not just a passion, it is a feeling that comes over you when that dish you just created looks and tastes just the way you imagined it would!
It is surreal at times, you think about food differently, and when you see tomatoes, potatoes, meats or anything else for that matter, you start to put together recipes in your head.
You get so excited about good food, for everyone, you want everyone to know that good food does not need to be only in the finest restaurants, it can be i...

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Cookie Please!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, May 20, 2011,
Cookies with milk, cookies, with Tea, Cookies, with Coffee, Cookies with anything is my plea!
Yes I am Guilty as a Jaybird,I'll confess....!Just don't take away my chewy, moist, sweet delights!
Cookies are like Treasure is to a Pirate...
maybe even a Pirate as Scary as Captain Jack Sparrow of 
The Pearl? Yes you guessed it, Pirates from The Caribbean would consider these littlest sweet gems Treasure, very delicious, valuable treasure!
Covered in chocolate & butterscotch morsels, they go boom...
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Berry-Wine Chicken & Parmesean Potatoes

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Thursday, May 12, 2011, In : ECSTASY MEALS! 
Divadish Loves too cook with Wines... Why,, because you can sip a little out of the bottle too!!! Just kidding......!

No, really, the taste that wines add to the flavors of meats, soups, sauces, and salad dressings, is Phenomenal!!!
Combine all of that with special blends of seasoning and you have a Winner each and every time.
The above picture is just one particular winner.
I marinated (4) chicken thighs over night in a semi-sweet berry wine & lime juice, with my special blends of season...
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Gluten-Free Cake!

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

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

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

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, April 3, 2011, In : Cake Goodness! 

Chocolate Lava Cake

Chocolate Lava Cake
Do you think you are dreaming?
Have you had a dream about a cake like this?
Are you having chocolate withdrawals?

Well, you can stop all that Wishing, Dreaming, and Withdrawing, and place your own order for yours!
This Chocolate Nirvana has it all....
It has chocolate ricotta, chocolate gnache,chocolate syrup, and finally chocolate sprinkles.
It is so moist that when you cut into it, the crumbs donot fall off the fork...
Now that is just plain...

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Spices ???

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

Ginger Steak #48

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

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Chocolate Addictions????

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

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

Organic # 46

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

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

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

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Spring Salads #42

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

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

Spring Salads:

One of Divadish's favorites is Potato Salad.

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

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

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Easter Bunny!

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

Easter Bunny is coming!?

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

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

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

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Tuesday, February 22, 2011, In : Everyone has Dreams! 

Dreammaker's

Today is February 22, 2011. Now to quote Winston Churchill a day to go down in History!

Why?

Because 11 years ago I lost my husband to Pancreatic Cancer!
It is a terrible,painful, disease, incurable, and usually slow-wasting.
I never knew what hit Me or Us until we got the news that  day back in February of 1997.
We were both expecting something much simpler, easy, and not a Death Sentence!

But instead we took our news, cried together, moved forward as best we could and m...

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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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Hire a Personal Chef!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, February 12, 2011, In : Time for Family! 

"Hire a Personal Chef"

Alright you are still working on your weight & life goals. You are working on it, and that is instrumental in itself.
I have another suggestion to help you maintain those goals.
HIRE A PERSONAL CHEF SERVICE!
Now before you say I can not Afford that, I am not Bill Gates!
It is not as expensive as people might think!
In fact when you break down the average costs per meal it is between $7-10.00 per serving.
Now what would you spend yourself doing it, and you do all t...

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Goals #14

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, February 11, 2011, In : Buying our rewards! 

Rewards #14

Is everyone Happy!? What makes you Happy?
Is it buying yourself something Shiny?
How about something for your wardrobe?
Another pair of shoes?
A gadget for your car?
A gadget for your kitchen?

Any of these are good as long as their done in moderation.
We all like to reward ourselves for a job Well-Done, it is like someone else patting Us on the back.
It is that same feeling except with a price tag attached to it.
So that is why I said with moderation, because going overboar...

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Goal Setting #13

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, February 11, 2011, In : Road to Success 

Goal Setting #13

We are refueling ourselves with only positive feedback. What does that mean Doctor says the patient.
Well replies the Doctor, it means what makes you want to do something in the first place!?
The patient sits there for a minute and looks a bit blank and then starts to tell him what motivates her each and every day.
Here is what she said:
  • Avoiding future health problems
  • Want to exercise often and comfortably
  • Be there for my children
  • playing with my grandchildren
  • traveling
  • Lon...

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Name of Love #11

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Tuesday, February 8, 2011, In : Your Dream Lover! 

"Name of Love"

In the name of LOVE... Or is it what's LOVE got to do with it!? Or Love is my DRUG!
Or how about your stole my heart and now yours is as Cold as Ice!
All great one -liners and they sure get us Yes right in our Hearts, the Lyrics always hit there marks and we are left to Bleed out our Pain from our wounds.
But it doesnot have to end this way!
I have the solution to stop the bleeding: CHOCOLATE< CHOCOLATE>CHOCOLATE>
It is a Aphrodisiac, a Anti-Oxidant, a Anti-Crying over...

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CHOCOLATE THE MOVIE!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, January 22, 2011, In : CHOCOLATE THE MOVIE 
Hello Chocolate Lovers!

With V-Day not so far away,and we all need chocolate to make us Feel Better!
I have just the solution... A CHOCOLATE SALE @ DIVADISH>>>>

Mini Chocolate&Carmel Truffles (12) @ $7.00
CHOCOLATE Cupcakes (12) @ $12.00
CHOCOLATE CHUNK COOKIES (12)@ $12.00

Chocolate Mini-Doughnuts (12)@ $12.00
Plus Tax of 7.125%
Gratuities welcomed for the Hard working Baker & Creator!
Please allow 24-48 hours for orders.
Call @612-859-3270
or email elizabethjj555@gmail.com
Payment due @ pick-up
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Super-Bowl Eaters Welcome!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Thursday, January 20, 2011, In : Eaters Welcome! 
Super-Bowl Sunday is fast approaching....I have just the right kind of Meat Sandwiches, Pasta Hot-dishes,

Crunchy-Popcorn snacks, Meatball Sandwiches dripping with Mozzarella& Sauce, Pizza Pockets, and of course Jumbo Cupcakes, Cakes, Cheesecakes, Mini-Doughnuts... Are you starving yet!? So pick up the phone and punch Divadish Kitchens digits in so she can get busy cooking for you! 612-859-3270 All orders pay on delivery.


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Mini'sMini's Mini's!!!!!

Posted by Gianna E. Ianos on Saturday, December 25, 2010, In : Mini's where can I get Mine!? 
Diviadish is going Mini in 2011! No not the Mini-Skirt, or the Mini-Cooper,or the Mini-Series.
Coming soon will be Mini-Lasagna's
                                  Mini-Brownies (Lolipop Stick)
                                  Mini-Doughnuts (Baked)

I will be working in my Kitchen over the next few weeks perfecting my new recipes. I will be also adding my items on You-Tube to cause the next Mini--- Craze!!!!
So get ready to Have Some Fun in 2011.... ! Mini's are Back and they are SOOOOOOOOOOOO,G...

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New Years Eve Packages!

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

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

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

Included in our New Year's Eve Deal:

Dinner for two:

Pick one from each selection:

Roasted  Greek Garlic Chicken

Grilled Rosemary seasoned Sirloin Pork chops.

Grilled Rosemary Greek Lamb Chops


Vegetable Choice: Steamed Garlic & Dill Broccoli or

Steamed Spinach & Feta or

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

With a Old World Greek D...


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Cookies, Cookies for Sale!

Posted by Gianna E. Ianos on Wednesday, December 8, 2010, In : Specility Cookies! 
Cookies , Cookies, For Sale!   

Kahlua Creams (12) @$22.00 =$1.83 a cookie

Coconut Joy's (12)@ $22.00=$1.83 a cookie

Almond Joy's (12) @ $22.00=$1.83 a cookie

Hazlenutty's (12) @ $22.00=$1.83 a cookie

Carmelnella's (12) @ $22.00=$1.83 a cookie


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Spicy-Sweet-Potato Fries!

Posted by Gianna E. Ianos on Friday, December 3, 2010, In : Santa said to get him a Order please! 

Spicy-Sweet-Potato Fries!

You know we all like french fries but don't want the FAT!! Well guess what, what if you could have your Cake & Eat it too!? Well you can, order my Spicy Sweet Potato fries, that are baked, not fried, are good for you, and seem like they are Sinfull but are not! Hmmmmmmmmmmm, wish everything could be this easy.
Each order serves (6) and costs just $30.00 so better hurry, we wouldn't want Santa to leave you Coal again this Year now would We!? Place your orde...
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Holiday Meals By Miss Divadish!

Posted by Gianna E. Ianos on Wednesday, November 3, 2010, In : No Slave to Cooking this Holiday Season! 
Tired of being stuck in the kitchen? you want to be one of the guests and just sit down?
Then let Miss Divadish do all the cooking for you!
Then all you need to do is reheat, and serve.
No slaving over a Hot-Oven, or peeling all those potatoes, or my gravy is what?

My meals include a choice of meats: from Chicken, Roast, Ham, or Turkey.
Stuffing, or Potatoes, Gravy, Vegetable, Custom Cheese Spread or Custom Butter.
Artisan bread & a dessert.
Average meal feeds 10 people.

Prices include labor onl...

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Pre-Election Fortifier!

Posted by Gianna E. Ianos on Tuesday, November 2, 2010, In : Potato Goodness! 
I love these almost any time, but especially when I know I need extra Brain Power!!!!
So Tuesday Yes tomorrow, November 2nd,go & vote Please... It is a Must!!!! of course you can order, yours too, for anytime!!!
@ this web site or give me a call @ 612-859-3270

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Divadish Saves you Money!!!!

Posted by Gianna E. Ianos on Thursday, October 28, 2010, In : Divadish Fix! 
Stock up your freezers, big or small with Divadish's ,Delicious, Delightful, Decadent meals.
Everything is on SALE>>> $5.00 off first order, $10.00 off 2nd!!! Simple math, You Save MONEY!!!!
I Love to Cook, what could be Better! So pick up your Iphones, cell,or the Boring house phone and punch in the digits#612-859-3270.. or better yet add my # to speed dial, you know you want to!
 That way I get Priority to your everyday Food Cravings, & Hungers. 
You never know when one of those Babies are goi...
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Chewy-Fudgy Brownies!

Posted by Gianna E. Ianos on Monday, October 11, 2010, In : Chewy/Choc/Delights 
I created another newbie to be added to the Yummy/Bar of my dessert lines.
I recently bought some Kahlua syrup and some Carmel Syrup and was thinking recently, I just Love both of those flavors, what should I add them too!
Whala, @ my dream state usually around 2:00 AM, I came up with a Fudge/Brownie recipe that not only is delicious because it's Chocolate, but adding these (2) additional ingredients plus sour-cream for a healthy balance, it turned out better than before, which I thought was im...

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OATS... Superfood Spotlight

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Monday, March 2, 2015, In : Oats 
Did you know that Oats was once considered a invasive weed? it was unwanted, and considered invasive to crops like wheat & barley.

Now centuries later we realize that it is a great grain to help us manage our cholesterol levels along with adding fiber to our diets.

Studies have shown by adding this grain to our diets can reduce "BAD" cholesterol by 7%

It has also been  shown that a diet containing Oats can improve blood pressure and significantly reduce the risk of Cardiovascular Disease.

In addi...

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Steak Kabobs!!!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, January 3, 2015, In : Kabob's for Dinner 


Steak Kabobs....

Okay we are 3 days into the New Year so how are the Resolution's going for Ya??
Me, I stopped making them year's ago, why you may ask, since I am a A personality type I already had them on a get it done list...:):):) Yep sometimes Anal retentive about things, but oh well we are all made different....

So in keeping with my get done list I am posting this year's first food blog and it is a goodie...

Like steak? who doesn't, but you get tired of it just plopped on a plate, so I made...

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Fruit Tacos

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, October 4, 2014, In : Fruit Roll Ups??? 


Fruit Tacos????
Love fruit? tired eating it out of a bag? How about in a soft shell taco????
No I am not Nuts, well ,maybe a little, but these are really tasty and are only 4 grams of fat.....:)

So who's laughing now...hmmmmm!

Okay here is your recipe... 

Take any brand Soft taco shells, I do use Mission brand like it texture and they are organic...
Ingredients:

Raspberries (Fresh or Frozen)
Blueberries (Fresh or Frozen)
Strawberries ( Fresh or Frozen)
Put all these in to a large bowl so you have room ...

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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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Brandy BBQ Sandwich!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Monday, July 14, 2014, In : Alcohol and Cooking 


Brandy BBQ

Love BBQ? but hate the thick paste that it sometimes tastes like? I have a solution for all of you BBQ Lovers!!!!!!

Divadish loves to do her sauces she serves with meats to be rich yet not so thick they make you gag...:( 

What you need to remember is to thin them with a little liquor...:) Or as I like to suggest Happy liquids:)

Now don't go crazy with this and make it a Alcohol bath party,,,, just adding a 1/4 to 1/2 cup of brandy or rum or wine to your sauces depending on what it is w...

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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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Diva's Hoagies!!!!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Wednesday, January 29, 2014, In : Diva's Hoagies 







Roast Beef & Pepper-jack Cheese Hoagie

Move over Subway Sandwiches and blowing you totally away... Jimmy-Johns..... Diva's in The House now Boy's....:)

I so Love to challenge the norm or as I like to put it the accepted status Quo's... No Way, so Dam Boring...:) I made these Bad Boy's as a Picnic Lunch Winter Break Sandwich for my daughter and I for our get together this week, and they were really so God-Awful GOOD, I said why not offer these to my customers? I bet they would appreciate somethi...

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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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Real Italian Lasagna!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Monday, October 7, 2013, In : Lasagna for any occasion 



Lasagna

Divadish's Lasagna is all real, meaning real cheeses, real meats, Ricotta, (not Cottage Cheese) A rich Red Sauce made with a little Vino mixed in to make it even more delicious, and layer after layer of noodles filling each with all of this delicious, yummy , ingredients. It makes my mouth water just thinking about it... What would you do to get yourself a pan of Heaven? Make a deal with the Devil? call your friends Italian Mamma ? try to make it yourself? how about picking up the phon...

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What is Your Saving Grace?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, September 21, 2013, In : Saving Grace? 



Beef Stew

Like the kid says at the end of the TV show what does that mean? Well let me tell you what it means for me.

When things are hectic, chaotic, stressful.... or anything else( ectic ) I can usually be found doing one of (3) things. Cleaning, reading, cooking. Not necessarily in that order either.

I had one of those weeks this week,,, with extra Gaga duties, a big catering event to prep for, and a sick cat, then toss in my Mother for extra measure, I guess you could say I hit the Mother lo...

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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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The New Superfoods?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, March 17, 2013, In : SuperFoods 
                                                Super Foods
                                                                       by
                                                            Beth Janes.

                     Divadish Philosphy is all about a Eating Lifestyle.

When you look at your fridge do you see any of these Super foods lurking about?
Let me list them for and then do a test of how many you actually do have in your seasoning cabinets or fridge. In fact let's do a contest Fello...

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What Kind of Shopper are You?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, March 10, 2013, In : Super Shopping 
Grocery Shopping can be the two Ugliest words in our vocabulary today, let me explain why!

Most of Us have very little time to do it so sometimes we do not do it very well if at all really. 
According to a recent study Identify your M.O. these shopping experts put all of Us in (4) categories.

Let me list them for you and see what group you see yourself in.


29% Explorers
You are a browser and impulse buy, never using a grocery list to guide you.

26% Time Stressed
You grab & go no list, no coupons, no...
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Divadish donates to Miss Teen Pageant

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



Picture

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

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

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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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Chicken Avocado Sandwich

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Monday, March 19, 2012, In : Chicken Avocado Sandwich 

Chicken Avocado Flat Bread Sandwich
By
Chef Gianna
Creating something delicious from scratch each and every day is a Wonderful Gift to be given.

That is exactly what I do every time I step into my kitchen. I just Love to create new Food groupings, new tastes, new combinations of seasonings and then pairing it all up together.
The result is one like is pictured above.

Let me give you my recipe for a mouth -watering Chicken Avocado sandwich that is sure to please even the pickiest person in your fam...

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Seared Chicken!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Wednesday, January 25, 2012, In : Seared Chicken 
Diva's in the Kitchen
Cooked by Chef Gianna

Cooking is my passion, my Zest for Life, and staying healthy.
The above picture is one such meal I fixed for dinner with friends.

It is hormone free chicken seared with lime juice & olive oil.
Seasonings used were garlic, oregano, thyme, sea salt.
Cooked in a # 8 size heavy aluminum frying pan till internal temperature is 165' app. 20 minutes.

This dish was served with garlic & dill buttered carrots, and crusty bread which is not pictured.
A 1/2 breast wei...
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Hot Chocolate tonight!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Tuesday, October 11, 2011, In : Fall Drinks 

Ghirardelli  Better Chocolate and it makes the "Best Hot Chocolate drink".

The fall evenings is a perfect time to add this delicious drink to your beverage choices.
Here is the recipe for a cup of deliciousness.

  • 4 0z of 2% milk
  • 40z of Half & Half
  • 40z of Ghirardelli Syrup
  • put all the above in a medium size saucepan and slow heat to 120-130 degrees.
  • Add whip cream and a drizzle of additional syrup to cap off this drink.
Add a good shortbread cookie or a sugar cookie to it and you have the makings...
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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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Taking Reservations for Holiday Meals!

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

Divadish has the answer to all your prayers.

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

**Limited Offer: Free Dessert with all orders.

**You shop I'll Cook!


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# SUNFLOWER POWER #

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, July 30, 2011, In : Flower Power! 
It is so beautiful to see this magnificent flower open itself to the sun everyday.
As the sun moves through my yard this flowers head turns gladly to follow it namesake, The Sun!

Warm, soft,full of color and grace this tall gracious flower is like a beacon to the world in it's simple and outstanding beauty. It says behold I am The Sunflower gaze upon my face and you will receive  inner peace.

I love my gardens they truly hold the power of peace and tranquility for me and calm my spirit ...
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Desserts!!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Tuesday, July 12, 2011, In : Desserts first! 





Divadish Kitchens Loves making new desserts.


This one was one of my all time favorites.

Moist full of chocolate bits, my chocolate gnache icing and also added extra in batter.
This is a totally flour less cake made with garbanzo beans.
No it did not taste Funny, or like vegetables.
It is perfect with any meal, or before,,,,like I like to do....!
Like the Greeks say this one does come bearing gifts, and it's gift is deliciousness!
So when you are hankering for something CHOCOLATE,,,, gotta h...
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Lasagna

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Wednesday, June 22, 2011, In : Cooking in Your Kitchen tonight! 
The art of lasagna making:

Divadish Kitchens first plans the Sauce:
The rich marina sauce should be filled with a robust combination of spices and semi sweet wine.
Dark Green Olive oil, imported Parmesan cheese, and feta crumbles.
Then slowly marinated over a period of 8-16hours in a slow cooker.
Adding your choice of meats:
Pork
Chicken 
Beef
Sausage
Or combinations of the above meats is also very good and very tasty.


Next cooking your noodles till they are Al-Dante or half cooked and co...
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"Meals in Home"

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, June 12, 2011, In : Meal Planning 
Divadish Kitchens offers full service meals in your home.
The above picture is a very delicious, healthy, yogurt based & fresh fruit chocolate cake.
Who says you can't have your Dessert and Eat it Too!

This dessert weighs in @ a 125'calories a slice... and it is low in Sugar....!
Part of of life has always been to look forward to the surprise @ the end of the delicious meal.
It started way back in our culture and continues today.
They make commercials on looking @ dessert first and then ord...
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"Care in Home Meals"

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Thursday, June 9, 2011, In : Meal Planning 
Divadish is expanding her business this year to include in home meals and care.
Personal Chef means just that, the first word in the front is Personal.
I am taking this business to the next level, by adding additional services for my clients.
Cooking, cleaning, grocery shopping, are now part of Divadish's additional services.

Divadish wants to be your full service Personal Chef company.
Listening to my clients needs and not what I need to make you Happy!

Creating a atmosphere of Trust, Reli...
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A Little Diva in Every Dish!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, June 5, 2011, In : On Location Personal Chef 
Cooking is not just a passion, it is a feeling that comes over you when that dish you just created looks and tastes just the way you imagined it would!
It is surreal at times, you think about food differently, and when you see tomatoes, potatoes, meats or anything else for that matter, you start to put together recipes in your head.
You get so excited about good food, for everyone, you want everyone to know that good food does not need to be only in the finest restaurants, it can be i...

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Cookie Please!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, May 20, 2011,
Cookies with milk, cookies, with Tea, Cookies, with Coffee, Cookies with anything is my plea!
Yes I am Guilty as a Jaybird,I'll confess....!Just don't take away my chewy, moist, sweet delights!
Cookies are like Treasure is to a Pirate...
maybe even a Pirate as Scary as Captain Jack Sparrow of 
The Pearl? Yes you guessed it, Pirates from The Caribbean would consider these littlest sweet gems Treasure, very delicious, valuable treasure!
Covered in chocolate & butterscotch morsels, they go boom...
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Berry-Wine Chicken & Parmesean Potatoes

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Thursday, May 12, 2011, In : ECSTASY MEALS! 
Divadish Loves too cook with Wines... Why,, because you can sip a little out of the bottle too!!! Just kidding......!

No, really, the taste that wines add to the flavors of meats, soups, sauces, and salad dressings, is Phenomenal!!!
Combine all of that with special blends of seasoning and you have a Winner each and every time.
The above picture is just one particular winner.
I marinated (4) chicken thighs over night in a semi-sweet berry wine & lime juice, with my special blends of season...
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Gluten-Free Cake!

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

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

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

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, April 3, 2011, In : Cake Goodness! 

Chocolate Lava Cake

Chocolate Lava Cake
Do you think you are dreaming?
Have you had a dream about a cake like this?
Are you having chocolate withdrawals?

Well, you can stop all that Wishing, Dreaming, and Withdrawing, and place your own order for yours!
This Chocolate Nirvana has it all....
It has chocolate ricotta, chocolate gnache,chocolate syrup, and finally chocolate sprinkles.
It is so moist that when you cut into it, the crumbs donot fall off the fork...
Now that is just plain...

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Spices ???

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

Ginger Steak #48

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

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Chocolate Addictions????

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

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

Organic # 46

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

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

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

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Spring Salads #42

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

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

Spring Salads:

One of Divadish's favorites is Potato Salad.

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

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

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Easter Bunny!

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

Easter Bunny is coming!?

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

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

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

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Tuesday, February 22, 2011, In : Everyone has Dreams! 

Dreammaker's

Today is February 22, 2011. Now to quote Winston Churchill a day to go down in History!

Why?

Because 11 years ago I lost my husband to Pancreatic Cancer!
It is a terrible,painful, disease, incurable, and usually slow-wasting.
I never knew what hit Me or Us until we got the news that  day back in February of 1997.
We were both expecting something much simpler, easy, and not a Death Sentence!

But instead we took our news, cried together, moved forward as best we could and m...

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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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Hire a Personal Chef!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, February 12, 2011, In : Time for Family! 

"Hire a Personal Chef"

Alright you are still working on your weight & life goals. You are working on it, and that is instrumental in itself.
I have another suggestion to help you maintain those goals.
HIRE A PERSONAL CHEF SERVICE!
Now before you say I can not Afford that, I am not Bill Gates!
It is not as expensive as people might think!
In fact when you break down the average costs per meal it is between $7-10.00 per serving.
Now what would you spend yourself doing it, and you do all t...

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Goals #14

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, February 11, 2011, In : Buying our rewards! 

Rewards #14

Is everyone Happy!? What makes you Happy?
Is it buying yourself something Shiny?
How about something for your wardrobe?
Another pair of shoes?
A gadget for your car?
A gadget for your kitchen?

Any of these are good as long as their done in moderation.
We all like to reward ourselves for a job Well-Done, it is like someone else patting Us on the back.
It is that same feeling except with a price tag attached to it.
So that is why I said with moderation, because going overboar...

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Goal Setting #13

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, February 11, 2011, In : Road to Success 

Goal Setting #13

We are refueling ourselves with only positive feedback. What does that mean Doctor says the patient.
Well replies the Doctor, it means what makes you want to do something in the first place!?
The patient sits there for a minute and looks a bit blank and then starts to tell him what motivates her each and every day.
Here is what she said:
  • Avoiding future health problems
  • Want to exercise often and comfortably
  • Be there for my children
  • playing with my grandchildren
  • traveling
  • Lon...

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Name of Love #11

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Tuesday, February 8, 2011, In : Your Dream Lover! 

"Name of Love"

In the name of LOVE... Or is it what's LOVE got to do with it!? Or Love is my DRUG!
Or how about your stole my heart and now yours is as Cold as Ice!
All great one -liners and they sure get us Yes right in our Hearts, the Lyrics always hit there marks and we are left to Bleed out our Pain from our wounds.
But it doesnot have to end this way!
I have the solution to stop the bleeding: CHOCOLATE< CHOCOLATE>CHOCOLATE>
It is a Aphrodisiac, a Anti-Oxidant, a Anti-Crying over...

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CHOCOLATE THE MOVIE!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, January 22, 2011, In : CHOCOLATE THE MOVIE 
Hello Chocolate Lovers!

With V-Day not so far away,and we all need chocolate to make us Feel Better!
I have just the solution... A CHOCOLATE SALE @ DIVADISH>>>>

Mini Chocolate&Carmel Truffles (12) @ $7.00
CHOCOLATE Cupcakes (12) @ $12.00
CHOCOLATE CHUNK COOKIES (12)@ $12.00

Chocolate Mini-Doughnuts (12)@ $12.00
Plus Tax of 7.125%
Gratuities welcomed for the Hard working Baker & Creator!
Please allow 24-48 hours for orders.
Call @612-859-3270
or email elizabethjj555@gmail.com
Payment due @ pick-up
Del...
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Super-Bowl Eaters Welcome!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Thursday, January 20, 2011, In : Eaters Welcome! 
Super-Bowl Sunday is fast approaching....I have just the right kind of Meat Sandwiches, Pasta Hot-dishes,

Crunchy-Popcorn snacks, Meatball Sandwiches dripping with Mozzarella& Sauce, Pizza Pockets, and of course Jumbo Cupcakes, Cakes, Cheesecakes, Mini-Doughnuts... Are you starving yet!? So pick up the phone and punch Divadish Kitchens digits in so she can get busy cooking for you! 612-859-3270 All orders pay on delivery.


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Mini'sMini's Mini's!!!!!

Posted by Gianna E. Ianos on Saturday, December 25, 2010, In : Mini's where can I get Mine!? 
Diviadish is going Mini in 2011! No not the Mini-Skirt, or the Mini-Cooper,or the Mini-Series.
Coming soon will be Mini-Lasagna's
                                  Mini-Brownies (Lolipop Stick)
                                  Mini-Doughnuts (Baked)

I will be working in my Kitchen over the next few weeks perfecting my new recipes. I will be also adding my items on You-Tube to cause the next Mini--- Craze!!!!
So get ready to Have Some Fun in 2011.... ! Mini's are Back and they are SOOOOOOOOOOOO,G...

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New Years Eve Packages!

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

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

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

Included in our New Year's Eve Deal:

Dinner for two:

Pick one from each selection:

Roasted  Greek Garlic Chicken

Grilled Rosemary seasoned Sirloin Pork chops.

Grilled Rosemary Greek Lamb Chops


Vegetable Choice: Steamed Garlic & Dill Broccoli or

Steamed Spinach & Feta or

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

With a Old World Greek D...


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Cookies, Cookies for Sale!

Posted by Gianna E. Ianos on Wednesday, December 8, 2010, In : Specility Cookies! 
Cookies , Cookies, For Sale!   

Kahlua Creams (12) @$22.00 =$1.83 a cookie

Coconut Joy's (12)@ $22.00=$1.83 a cookie

Almond Joy's (12) @ $22.00=$1.83 a cookie

Hazlenutty's (12) @ $22.00=$1.83 a cookie

Carmelnella's (12) @ $22.00=$1.83 a cookie


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Spicy-Sweet-Potato Fries!

Posted by Gianna E. Ianos on Friday, December 3, 2010, In : Santa said to get him a Order please! 

Spicy-Sweet-Potato Fries!

You know we all like french fries but don't want the FAT!! Well guess what, what if you could have your Cake & Eat it too!? Well you can, order my Spicy Sweet Potato fries, that are baked, not fried, are good for you, and seem like they are Sinfull but are not! Hmmmmmmmmmmm, wish everything could be this easy.
Each order serves (6) and costs just $30.00 so better hurry, we wouldn't want Santa to leave you Coal again this Year now would We!? Place your orde...
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Holiday Meals By Miss Divadish!

Posted by Gianna E. Ianos on Wednesday, November 3, 2010, In : No Slave to Cooking this Holiday Season! 
Tired of being stuck in the kitchen? you want to be one of the guests and just sit down?
Then let Miss Divadish do all the cooking for you!
Then all you need to do is reheat, and serve.
No slaving over a Hot-Oven, or peeling all those potatoes, or my gravy is what?

My meals include a choice of meats: from Chicken, Roast, Ham, or Turkey.
Stuffing, or Potatoes, Gravy, Vegetable, Custom Cheese Spread or Custom Butter.
Artisan bread & a dessert.
Average meal feeds 10 people.

Prices include labor onl...

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Pre-Election Fortifier!

Posted by Gianna E. Ianos on Tuesday, November 2, 2010, In : Potato Goodness! 
I love these almost any time, but especially when I know I need extra Brain Power!!!!
So Tuesday Yes tomorrow, November 2nd,go & vote Please... It is a Must!!!! of course you can order, yours too, for anytime!!!
@ this web site or give me a call @ 612-859-3270

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Divadish Saves you Money!!!!

Posted by Gianna E. Ianos on Thursday, October 28, 2010, In : Divadish Fix! 
Stock up your freezers, big or small with Divadish's ,Delicious, Delightful, Decadent meals.
Everything is on SALE>>> $5.00 off first order, $10.00 off 2nd!!! Simple math, You Save MONEY!!!!
I Love to Cook, what could be Better! So pick up your Iphones, cell,or the Boring house phone and punch in the digits#612-859-3270.. or better yet add my # to speed dial, you know you want to!
 That way I get Priority to your everyday Food Cravings, & Hungers. 
You never know when one of those Babies are goi...
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Chewy-Fudgy Brownies!

Posted by Gianna E. Ianos on Monday, October 11, 2010, In : Chewy/Choc/Delights 
I created another newbie to be added to the Yummy/Bar of my dessert lines.
I recently bought some Kahlua syrup and some Carmel Syrup and was thinking recently, I just Love both of those flavors, what should I add them too!
Whala, @ my dream state usually around 2:00 AM, I came up with a Fudge/Brownie recipe that not only is delicious because it's Chocolate, but adding these (2) additional ingredients plus sour-cream for a healthy balance, it turned out better than before, which I thought was im...

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