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2 Years in A ROW AWARDS FROM THUMBTACK!!!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Wednesday, April 6, 2016,
How can it be? I guess you would need to ask my many satisfied and Healthy Clients that Question? I only try my hardest each and every time I make and deliver food to all my clients!:) I have a saying in my business, if I can't eat it, You are not going to either!! So get on The Diva Train and start  "Living to Eat Today!!!




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Feeding your Cravings???

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


Sage/Onion Bread

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

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

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

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

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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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Chia Seeds(Super foods Spotlight)

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

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

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

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

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

Sweet Potato Soup

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

So next time you are craving a snac...

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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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Italian Christmas!!!

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


Sausages & Peppers Spaghetti

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

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

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

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

Divadish Personal Chef Services & Catering

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Beef Stew!!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Wednesday, December 17, 2014, In : Winter Meals 


Beef Stew

The cold brings out the best soups and stews season...Brrrrrrr! My beef stew is delicious full of flavor and low in calories. Can't beat that with a stick...

I usually use beef chuck roast and cut it up myself because buying stew meat costs more because of the convenience of it being cut up. 

Ingredients:
Yukon Gold Potatoes 1 to 2 lbs peeled and quartered
Celery 1 pkg. washed and quarter. ( Do not use the ends or the leaves in stew it will sour it.)
Carrots ( Pre- Boil ) so they are 1/2 ...

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Apricot Stuffed Pork Chops!!!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, December 6, 2014, In : Low fat Meals 


Stuffed Pork Chops

Pork the other white meat? Yes indeed, and it has as many ways to fix it as chicken, with less calories too.

This dish pictured here is one that I created for my clients, it is a Apricot& Coconut Rum Marinade with a apricot stuffing.
Now you may think low calorie no way, Yes Way as the kids say, I make the marinade with a all organic no sugar marmalade and a 1/2 cup of coconut rum, add a little olive oil and garlic and stir all together, brush the pork chops with it after they...

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Mini Turkeys !!!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, November 28, 2014, In : Cooking for the Holidays 


Mini -Turkeys

Thanksgiving week deserves it's attentions towards our favorite foods week, here is one I think deserves it's time in the Spotlight....

These little babies are mini turkey roasts, I just Love them, they have all the taste of their Bigger Brothers but not as much work, and when you are fixing food for a family gathering or a meal on the fly these would fit the bill and make your Life a whole lot easier and simpler too...

I prepare them with a olive oil basting and seasoned with garl...

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Stay Well in Winter?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Tuesday, November 11, 2014, In : Staying well 


Spinach Bacon Quiche'

Eating healthy is easier than you think and is one of the ways to help your Immune system.

Here is the (6) strategies to stay well all year!

  1. Eat Healthy
Limit your sugar intake, saturated fats, trans fats, and processed foods. The Old Adage everything in moderation has always been the Golden Rule for most everything we do in Life, our diets are no exception. 

It is OK to celebrate during the Holidays with our favorite foods but make sure you are also eating plenty of vegetabl...

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Brandy BBQ Sandwich!!!!!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, November 1, 2014, In : Alcohol in the kitchen 


Brandy BBQ!!

Fall is now in our shadows and daylight savings is Sunday, sooooooo? what do we do now....? I have a simple solution let's head back to our kitchens and start cooking again... !

Colder weather brings out the best foods, soups, stews, BBQ meats, Pulled Meats with glazes, Turkey, the list is endless.

I love creating new flavors and new seasoning combinations, and Winter brings out my what if thinking, and since it is cold and windy out it just ramps up I am staying inside today...

Here...

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Taco Soup.......!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, October 25, 2014, In : Taco Soup? 


Taco Soup
This weeks soup is Taco , if you Love Taco's you will Love this easy making soup.....!

Your list of ingredients:
  • (2) cans of Mild Chili Beans with sauce
  • (2) cams of diced tomatoes 
  • (2) cans of tomato sauce
  • (1) can of tomato paste ( add water to paste in a separate container, app. 2 cups till all is blended then add to your soup mixture)
  • 1 tsp. of cayenne pepper
  • (1) pkg. of taco seasonings
  • 1/2 tsp. of Ginger (dry)
  • 1LB. of browned 80/20 chuck hamburger (drain all fluid off before adding to the ...

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Potato Bacon Soup!!!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, October 19, 2014, In : Fall Soup's 


Potato Bacon Soup

Fall is here and so is soup season,,, today's soup is Potato Bacon,,, Yummy and full of creamy goodness.
Made with 1/2 & 1/2 and chicken stock it is one of my fav's with a good dunking bread...Beverage of choice a cup of hot spiced apple cider and your have a meal. If you fill extra ambitious you could even add a Candied pecan /bleu cheese salad with Balsamic dressing. Really what's not to like? 

If you like more veggies in your soup you can add a can of organic corn bits and 1...

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Greek Chicken!!!

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


Greek Chicken

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

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

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Foods for Fall?

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


Chicken Wild Rice Soup....

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

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

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

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Apple/Peach Pies are Here!!!!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, September 20, 2014, In : Fruit Pies 


Pie Season....!


Pie season  is what makes Fall so wonderful...  There are so many good choices and so little time to get them all in....
I Love fruit pies especially, the flavors are so good and you can combine several fruits to add even more taste and texture.

This one pictured is a Apple & Peach pie, I felt like trying this combination for two reasons, one I had some over ripe peaches that were too good to waste and also some Pink Lady Apples that were given to me so I said why not combine the...

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Blueberry French Toast Quiche?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, September 13, 2014, In : Quiches for anytime meals 


Fruit ,Bread and Eggs!!!
Quiches have always been a fav around my kitchen, because it is a one pan meal and you can add so many delicious ingredients to them.

I prefer mine to be a little sweet & salty at the same time, so adding bacon, cheese or feta, helps with that.
Now once you pick your ingredients then you add your seasonings to match your quiche your put this pan into the oven @ 350 for app. 30-40 minutes till a toothpick stick comes out clean. 

Serve this with sliced fruit and toast or ba...

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What's for Breakfast?

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


Pumpkin Or Apple Muffin?

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

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

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Who's your Super Hero?

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


Apple/Peach Pie?

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

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

Super Hero Powers woul...

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Mixed Berry fruit Wraps,,, Yum!!!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, August 23, 2014, In : fruit desserts 


Berries, Berries, Berries

Love fruit? Love it even more with a chocolate drizzle? Well I can make that happen for you with just a flick of my famous drizzle stick... It is so easy to do... !!!

I love making fun and delicious snacks, and it is also healthy, what's not to Love.... :)
The above picture is a multi -mix of berries, strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, and finally raspberries, are you dizzy yet? Hope not because here comes the Kicker a swirl of chocolate sauce over the whole thing...

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Shrimp & Pasta!!

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


Shrimp & Angel Hair Pasta!!!

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

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

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GarlicChicken Sausage Pie?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, August 9, 2014, In : Meat Pies? 


Meat Pies!!!

Europe is not the only place you can eat meat pies! Divadish created this recipe for a client of hers who Loves Meat, with a side of Meat!!!!:)
Now before you get your undies in a twist about the calories, the cholesterol and so forth,,,, this delicious beefcake is made with Chicken and stuffed with Mozzarella and garlic seasonings.
A match made in Heaven and simply Divine for sure for your taste-buds!

I made this one pictured above with sweet bell mini peppers, slice Vidilla onions,...

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Seared Greek Chicken!!!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, August 3, 2014, In : Chicken the other meat? 


Greek Chicken

Who's Loves Chicken? 

It probably is one of the most versatile meat on our grocer's shelves. 

Here are some meals that come to mind.

  • Stir-fry and seasoned rice

  • Ginger Sauce & Apricots with Chicken fried rice and pea pods

  • Seared Greek Chicken with Rosemary seasoned red potatoes
  • Grilled chicken with a Brandy or Rum Marinade
  • Italian Breaded Chicken (Baked or in Red or White Sauce)
  • Chicken 
    Chili
  • Pan fried chicken with sweet bell peppers and onions
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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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Is your Garden Biting You??

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, July 19, 2014, In : Garden and Pests? 
As we get into our glorious days of Summer, one thing always puts a Buzz Kill to totally enjoying it,Bugs! 

What can we do? Do we kill off everything that flies in order to get back our yards and our gardens?

Here are some natural ways to keep these flying pests at bay and not hurt or harm our planet, and other good flying creatures and insects.

Mosquitoes:


Instead of using DEET, bases spray products which of course work but are not environmentally safe there are plant based natural alternatives....
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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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Spaghetti What's Not to Like?!

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


Spaghetti & Peppers

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

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

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Shrimp Stir Fry!!!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, June 27, 2014, In : Veggies made easy 


Stir Fry

Do you Love veggies? would you like to have more taste to them then just butter?
Well here is another way to enjoy your veggies and add a little zest to it too! Like Mom use to say you have to clean your plate before you can have dessert!

Well with this meal you will be going back for seconds....!

Basic Recipe:

Fresh or Frozen
 Pea Pods
Broccoli
Carrots
Sweet bell peppers
Dash of Ginger
Dash of Cardamon
Dash of Garlic powder
Cayenne Pepper to taste
Ginger Orange Glaze Sauce 
Cooked Large Shrimp


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Hormone Meats??

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, June 21, 2014, In : Hormone meats 


Veal Cutlet W/ Seasoned Steamed Broccoli

Hormone -Free Free Range meats are the best tasting meats to purchase when you are looking for your own tables.
What's the difference? Here are just a few to stick in your mouths and chew on for awhile, or maybe not?

  • Chemicals in animals to fatten them up quicker a toxic to them and Us
  • Bht's, Grain fatteners, Locked feeding stations are all forms of inhumane animal holding and atrophies the animals large muscle masses making them release more glucose and o...

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High" Carb" intake impairs Cognitive abilities?

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


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

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

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Baby Boomers defy Aging?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, June 7, 2014, In : Baby Boomers 


Caraway /Rye Bread

Were you born between 1945 and 1965? if so you are one of 77 Million Americans we call The Baby Boomer Generation.
We are one of the largest group of built strong adults who are defying all the age restrictions that other generations before us couldn't! How? well let me tell you.

The following information is from a article that was written in my local paper East Side Review, in the 
GETTING BETTER WITH AGE BOOMERS & BEYOND


Here are some tips to stay healthy and active well beyon...

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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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Stir Fry Anyone?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Monday, May 19, 2014, In : Stir Fry Meals 


Shrimp Stir Fry

When you are called for dinner what comes into your mind? This dinner did for me one night so I decided I see if I had all the ingredients to make it.. Whala I di so I sauteed the veggies in a Ginger/Orange Glaze sauce, added some extra ginger and garlic to sauce and slow simmered.
Then in another pan I seared my Jumbo shrimp in olive oil and a touch of lime juice, added a little sea salt and added those to my steamed veggies.
Then I made some Jasmine rice and when that was all d...

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Seared Chicken & Honey Carrots!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, In : Searing Meats 


Seared Chicken

Chicken is such a versatile food that goes with just about any side dish too.This dish pictured I fixed with a side of honey carrots, it was a nice combo meal and was very satisfying.

Searing meats is something that has been done mostly by restaurants boasting that they have the secret to keeping your meats juicy and tasty.

How do you sear your meats? well it takes a heavy frying pan, preferably a Food Safe pan because these can take the heat and hold it too which is important for...

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Ricotta for Dessert?

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


Sweetened Ricotta Dessert

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

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

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

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Chocolate/Raspberry Drizzle Cake!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Monday, April 7, 2014, In : Drizzling 


Cake?
Divadish likes to mix it up a bit even with her cakes. I do not like thick frosting on anything especially cakes as I feel it weighs it down.

Why not eat a slice of cake instead of a mouthful of icing? it seems reasonable to me.

So what I do for my cakes, cookies, and cupcakes is use a drizzle stick, this is a great little tool and it allows you to decorate anything from desserts to a garnishment on a plate with a flick of the wrist and a small amount of product to make your desserts or ma...

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Comfort Foods?

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


Grilled Cheese & Cran -Raisin Salad

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

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

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Pizza, Pizza, Pizza!!!!!

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


Sausage Pizza


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

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

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

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Quiche for Dinner?

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


Ham Quiche'

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

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

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

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Chicken Pot Pie Oh My!?

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


Creamy, Dreamy, Chicken Pot Pie

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

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

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Pizza, Pizza, Pizza we want Pizza!!!

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



Italian Chicken Sausage Pizza

12" of Deliciousness

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

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Lasagna anyone?

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


Lasagna Diva's Style!

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

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

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

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Meat with a side of T Bone Steak?

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


Brandy Seared T Bone Steak

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

Maybe it is the Vampire...

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Birthday Cake!

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


Hershey Kisses Birthday Cake!

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

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

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BEST FOOD EVENTS OF 2013!!!!!!

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

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

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

Number (3). ...

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My Own Brazilian Christmas Carol Story!

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

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

On Friday December 20,I got a voice message from Mayo Clinic asking me if I could call him back as it was a matter of dire urgency.My first tho...
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Vision Quest?

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

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

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

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


Cheeses cake Mini's?


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

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

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

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

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Small Business Saturday, Buy Now and Always!

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

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


"Wine Braised Turkey"

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

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Greek Chicken

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Thursday, November 14, 2013, In : Greek Food 


Greek Chicken

Divadish's original recipe for this delicious all organic meal pictured above.

Greek food is a wonderful taste in your mouth and something I prepare for my clients when asked or ordered from my web site.
The seasonings and spices are all from original recipes created by me and experience and style by both my parents Catherine & Alexander Ianos.

What sets this ethnic food apart from others is the combinations of textures, seasonings, and flavor.

It is like they say once you try it you...

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Cheddar/Bacon Quiche'

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


Quiche' anyone?

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

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

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Simple Tips for Easy Cleanup!

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

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

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

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

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Asian Chicken Salad!

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


Asian Pasta Salad...?

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

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

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Sausage & Peppers

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


Sausage & Peppers

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

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Shredded Sirloin Beef Roast!

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


Sirloin Roasted Beef

Divadish Kitchens & Private Catering

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

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

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Mini Cheesecakes @ Diva's Kitchens

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, September 29, 2013, In : Go Dessert 


Raspberry, Carmela, Chocolate Mini's





A Bite of heaven on a Fork!

These little delicacies are so light and delish you almost forget they are loaded with calories. Good ones because they are all organic ingredients and they are Mini's..
So as  Elizabeth Taylor use to say a bite of anything won't hurt. You can always spit out the rest... Hmmm don't think you will do that when you take just one bite.!

I make these with Philadelphia Cream Cheese and only about 1+ cup of white sugar, eggs and real vani...

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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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Lasagna (New York Style)

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



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

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

This baby wei...

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Diva's Apple Pie!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, September 7, 2013, In : Real Apple Pie 


New York Apple Pie!

What makes delicious apple pie? of course the apples along with the right mix of spices added to apple mixture.

I have tasted countless apple pie slices from here to Tim Buck Too, and let me tell you all truthfully they are dry and flavorless. Then that thing with adding a slice of cheddar to it?! What the Heck is that all about? it's not a Hamburger! The apple pie slice should be a combination of tart and sweet with the just the right amount of each. Adding the right spices...

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My (2) Biggest Fans!

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


Karen & Jimmy/Jam

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

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

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Cran Salad!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, August 17, 2013, In : Dinner Salads 


Salad?

What's for Dinner is the most common question of each and every day. Here is my suggestion.

Cranberry Salad with Sweet Yellow Bell Peppers, fresh mushroom slices, blue cheese crumbles and a balsamic vignette dressing.

Serve with any good hearty bread, maybe a glass of red wine, and a good cup of coffee. You have a nice light dinner, if you want more protein add some grilled chicken or shrimp. Now doesn't that sound healthy, simple and delicious? Now if you must be a little naughty for des...

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Oatmeal has a New Look?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, August 9, 2013, In : Oatmeal Recipes 



Now we all know oatmeal is good for our hearts. Well how about Oatmeal Cookies... !

I remade a original and added some craisans, raisins, pecans and honey ,with a touch of Cocoa powder to the original recipe.Not only did it taste even better than the original but is better for you too, less sugars and more natural fruits. 

They go so gooood with a cup of coffee or tea, or even a cold glass of milk, no dunking needed, they are really moist.

I so Love cookies, they are what I call a small bite of ...

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Brandy -Seared Steak!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, July 12, 2013, In : Man Cave 


Brandy Steak

Divadish loves her marinades, this one pictured is so good!

Using liqueurs or marmalade's enhances the texture and the taste. Of course you could do a little sipping before you turn it into a marinade.


Using Brandy, King's Spice and Garlic Powder with a dash of Sea Salt, mix in a little Olive oil and Whala it all starts to come together.

Brush the mixture all over pierced steaks, let sit for app. 3-5 minutes, grill in NSF Calaphlon pan and cook to medium rare, app. 160' internal temp...

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Orange Marmalade Smoked Pork Chops!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, July 6, 2013, In : Smoked Glazed Pork 


Smoked Pork Chop Dinner

Creating marinades for meats requires a creative side in you to come out. Why? because you must want to be a mixtologist to want to see what if I mix this with that to even try to make something new and Yes Healthy too.

Since I like being both, part Crazy Food Scientist, and a Personal Chef it is pure enjoyment for me to taste the
 results!

The results here came to mixing a 1/4 cup orange marmalade and a dash of lime juice, adding a little garlic mixing all together and br...

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Meat Lover's Rejoice!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, June 15, 2013,


Brandy Marinade Steaks


Putting a new twist on a old favorite. Loved it...!

I always have wine or brandy's and sometimes Rums for cooking and Yes a little drinking.

This time I skipped the libation part and decided to make a marinade for the steaks I was fixing for dinner that night.

Using the brandy with a small amount of olive oil and garlic and blackened spices I basted the steaks with the mixture and pan grilled them to a Med-rare perfection. They were Heavenly, now I am hooked on them when ev...

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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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Chicken Pie!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Monday, May 20, 2013, In : Pie for Dinner? 


Meat pies are very popular in Europe, here they are okay, but most do not make anything special.

I decided to change that!

Pictured is a Chicken Pie, loaded with organic chicken breast chunks, fresh peas, carrots, green bean, and even corn.

I make my gravy with cream, butter and cream of chicken soup with a dash of this and that.

The crusts are organic too, but not made by me, I forgo that for someone else to do as long as the quality is good.

This whole process from start to finish takes app. 20 ...

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Braised Lamb Chops

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


Authentic Greek Lamb Dinner


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

The above dinner picture proves my  point exactly.

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

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

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

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Cobb Salad Sandwich

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


 
 

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

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

I know it looks too die for so tick your tongue on the computer screen and imag...
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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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CHICKEN POT PIE!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Monday, March 25, 2013, In : Pie for Dinner tonight? 


Divadish's Original Recipe Chicken Potpie!


I remember when Marie Calender's Frozen potpie's use to me my family's go to when no one wanted to take the time to make it from scratch.Well all that has changed and so has Marie's too. Along with it's home made taste.

So if I want Chicken Pot Pie I make it my way, with a creamy chicken gravy, fresh green beans, corn, peas, and sometime carrots. Loaded with chunks of organic chicken and a buttery crust that makes you want to put on your stretch pants ...
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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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Soup's on!

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

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

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

 
 Italian  Dinner for you by Divadish Kitchens & Catering

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

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, February 9, 2013, In : Valentines Sweets 

Divadish kitchens & Catering offers all organic and low sugar sweets. they taste better are less calories and you and your body will thank you!

The one pictured above is a chocolate/'raspberry cake with a almond chocolate icing. Moist, fudgey and just plain delicious.

Each cake serves (15) nice size servings @ 145 calories each. Wow, cake that tastes good, is less calories and I can really enjoy without the guilt. Sign Me up Please....!

Place your orders early for Valentines Day, please allow 24...
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Italian Potato Pancakes!

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

                                                               Tasty Potato Pancakes

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

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

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Shrimp Stir Fry Dinner!

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


                                                                          Shrimp Stir fry Dinner


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


 How does this happen, well the cooking process is not done like it is in a Personal Chef's Kitchen and their restaurant recipes are not geared towards a Heart Healthy ...
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Ho, Ho, Ho, You can Enjoy the Holidays!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Monday, December 10, 2012, In : Ho, Ho, Holiday Eating 

                                                                 Cod over Rosemary potatoes

Ho, Ho Ho, Hold the Bigger Portions Please! How do you hold on to your hunger during the holidays?
it is so hard with all those wonderful temptations, all those goodies, all those delicious desserts,
  somebody please HELP ME!


Divadish has some suggestions for you to enjoy your holidays and eat healthy too.

Here are some tips:
 Avoid Hunger Don't skip meals, and eat a small, low fat snack before your holiday...

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Healthy ways to avoid Holiday Blues!

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

                                                     Hamburger Steak w/ Rosemary potatoes

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


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

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Baked Italian Chicken

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Monday, November 26, 2012, In : Baked Chicken 
                                                                             Italian Chicken & Seal Salt Baked Potato

Divadish Personal Chef Services presents this weeks meal.

The above pictured is a Italian seasoned chicken leg with  asiago bread crumbs seasoned with sweet basil and garlic and fennel seeds.

The combination of flavors adds a wonderful food dining experience for you and your family, and I will bet you that your children will say it is way better than The Colonel!

Good food does no...
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Being a Chef!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, November 10, 2012, In : Being A Chef 

 




Being a Chef has it's rewards, one of them is being able to just create something you feel like. Yum, is what I call it when I step into my test kitchen and create something new.

Today was one of those Yum  moments, I live in Minnesota now and our weather is very changeable, so much so it is a common joke among  those who were born here, you must of heard it,"Wait (5) minutes the weather will change"

Well, when I woke up this morning it was just that, it is cold, wet, and bone chilling damp, l...
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Grilled Cod Dinner

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


 
                                        " Divadish's Heart Healthy Eating Lifestyle Dinners"

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

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, October 13, 2012, In : Power Sandwich 

Power Sandwich 

This sandwich was featured on Dr. Oz's show for reducing Belly - fat, Male or Female.

it is delicious, easy to make and filling, and Yes it helps reduce that Spare -Tire we all carry around with us daily.

Why? because it has long been proven it is the combinations of our foods that makes our bodies work and the right ones also keep us lean and fit.

How to make this Power Sandwich:

Ingredients:
Whole Wheat English Muffin
(2) slices of ripe avocado
(1) poached egg
(2-3 tbsps. of olive oi...

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Divadish donates to Miss Teen Pageant

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



Picture

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

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

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

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MEDITERRANEAN EATING LIFESTYLE

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, September 29, 2012, In : Heart Healthy Eating 


                                                                         Dill Egg Salad Sandwich 

 Mediterranean heart Healthy Diet is:
Mayo Clinic reports that fresh, no preservatives, no high fructose sugars, artificial sweeteners  saturated fats, lean proteins, fish, dark leafy vegetables, fruits, nuts.

Oils: Vegetable, Olive, Grape Seed, Canola
Butter, No Hydrogenated Margarine,or any emulsified fats, pure can sugars, honeys, molasses, natural sweeteners, (not man -made) eating a diet with th...

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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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Seared Greek Chicken Breasts!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Wednesday, September 19, 2012, In : Personal Chef Services 

 

 
                                                                      Greek Chicken
 
Divadish Personal Chef Services:

I absolutely LOVE Eating Good food. Cooking  Healthy Good food is for your  Whole Body, and it is easy to do, at least for me it is.

Here is what you need to do to start enjoying your meals more often and spend less time in your kitchen.

Lists of Ingredients Needed:

  •   Olive oil ( Extra Virgin)
  • (1) Fresh Lime
  • Oregano
  • Thyme
  • Garlic (powdered or minced)
  • Sweet Basil (dried)
  • Kosher Sea Salt
  • (...

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Summer Salads

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

Potato Salad & Chicken Salad

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

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

The pics above are just that, I was craving something creamy and something salty and I started thinking to myself what could I put together to satisfy that hungry craving I was feel...
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Southern Coffee Cake

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

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

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

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

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

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Hearty Soups

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, August 12, 2012, In : Italian Sausage Soup 

   

                                                                      Italian Sausage Soup



Recipes are just guidelines. I have said that comment to people for years. Yes they are necessary when you start a new recipe and you liked how that turned out. But, and here it comes you make it again and say to yourself I wonder if I added this what that would do or how it would taste.
That is how recipes get changed or tweaked like I like to say. I am always tweaking, twisting, and improving on my r...

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Food Updates!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, July 27, 2012, In : Food Updates 
Hello fellow Foodies!
I have been busy and the Summer is slipping by so quickly!

From moving into may totally new neighborhood and and a bigger and better kitchen I have been swamped with just about everything.

I am very grateful for all the patience my followers have given me and as time allows I will try to tantalize your taste buds with some new recipes and new twists to some of my Old Favorites.

 
May was a total Blur for me as I got ready for my move, June was like a Dessert Storm and July st...
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Easy & Quick Salad Recipe

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, In : Salad Recipe 

Asparagus & Cranberry Salad

Recipe by Chef Gianna

Ingredients:
4 washed portabello mushrooms sliced thin
4 washed spears of asparagus chopped in 1/4 slices
1/4 cup of dried cranberries
1/4 cup of diced onion
 2-3 cups washed spinach or Romain lettuce

Dressing:
1/4 tsp. of ground dry mustard
3 tbsps. of red wine vinegar
1tsp. of sugar
dash of sea salt
3tbsps.of olive oil
Put the above in glass jar with lid and shake till blended.
Taste mixture to make sure it has enough tart sweet taste, if not add more of ...

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Beef Vegetable Soup!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Monday, March 26, 2012, In : Hearty Soups 

Vegetable Beef Soup
By
Chef Gianna
Good soup starts with a good stock, or as laymen would say a good foundation.
This soup pictured started out as a pulled beef recipe and I always make extra because you can turn it into something else later on.

Knowing that when you are preparing a recipe will save you time $$$$ and less stress as you are cooking.

Here is what I did to make this very hearty, healthy delicious soup.

Ingredients:
1 green bell pepper (diced)
1 sweet white onion ( diced)
3 tbsps. Beef Bro...

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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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St.Patty's Cabbage Stew!

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

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

Super -Delicious Cabbage & Ham Soup


             Rated 5 STARS

Prep Time: 40 minutes

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

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

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

Cranberry Sauce
By
Divadish Kitchens


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

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

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Hiring a Personal Chef

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Tuesday, February 21, 2012, In : PERSONAL CHEF 
What is a Personal Chef?
How do you Hire a Personal Chef?
What makes one better than the other?

These are all good questions for a future client to ask before you say YES to anyone who will be working in your Home!

Divadish Kitchens
Owner & Personal Chef Gianna Elizabeth Ianos
Will answer what she feels makes her qualified.

What is a Personal Chef:
I like to feel we are a extension of the family, we come into your home, get your meal prepared and served for you to enjoy.
What I like to do is discuss ...
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Gluten -Free Stuffing!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Thursday, February 16, 2012, In : Gluten -Free Recipe 

                                                          Brown Rice Cranberry & Pecans Stuffing

                                       Delicious does not even come close to describing this gluten free stuffing recipe.

I am a Big Bread Stuffing eater, but a recent client asked for something gluten free and so I scoured my recipes did not have a single one! So I went on line to find this one, I did make a few changes to ingredients and did a beef stock instead of a chicken,I was more than please...
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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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Beef Stew Family-Style

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

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

We all need good nutrition, and most of us do not have the time to ...
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Stuffed Peppers!

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

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

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

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

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

Divadish Kitchens

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Snack's What do you Crave?

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

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

Nuts and seeds Eat it for: The magnesium
Examples: Pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, cashews, almonds, peanuts. (Green leafy vegetables and whole grains are also high in...
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Chicken Sandwich

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, October 16, 2011, In : Sandwiches 





Chicken Breast Sandwich.


Ingredients:
  • Grilled boneless chicken breast (seasoned with Garlic powder & Sea Salt)
  • Cooked in olive oil in small skillet till a internal temp of (165)
  • Just a few minutes before taking out of pan add a slice of Provolone cheese let it slightly melt on chicken
  • Remove this and serve it on (2) pieces of lightly toasted whole wheat or rye bread, lightly buttered
  • Add lettuce, thin sliced Red onions, mayo if desired.
Get ready to say MMMMMMMMMMMMMMM, because it is one of thos...
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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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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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Meatloaf

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Thursday, September 29, 2011, In : Cooking Classes 

Chef Gianna & Divadish Kitchens has created another mouth-watering Divadish!
I Love meatloaf in the Fall, it is such a Comfort Food, who wouldn't!
Especially leftovers if you are lucky enough to have any!

Picture this literally, sliced thinly on my artisan rye bread, both sides lathered with butter, and then top all that off with (2) slices of Provolone cheese. Then take all this to your broiler for just a touch of heat, and whalla you have your very own Meatloaf Pannini! Can we give a L...
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PayPal Coming Soon to Divadish

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

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

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

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Wednesday, August 3, 2011, In : Dinner party! 
It is Friday night, getting ready for the weekend yeah....!
But wait your wife just called and left a message saying she invited a few friends over for Dinner tonight is that okay!? 
What is a fellow to do, I have the answer, call Divadish ask for Chef Gianna who is also the owner and she
will come to your rescue and cook and entertain you and your guests...!
Why not enjoy your guests company and leave the cooking to a Professional Chef, who promises to deliver excellent food and service.
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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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Professional Chef Services On Sale!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Tuesday, July 26, 2011, In : Chef Services 
New Client Special

10% Off

Try Divadish Personal Chef services and save $$$$!

Services include:
  • Grocery shopping
  • Menu planning
  • Cooking classes
  • Nutrition Classes 
  • Cooking
  • Freeze ahead meals 
  • Holiday Meals 
Call for appointment @612-859-3270
divadishkitchenscatering.com 
elizabethjj555@gmail.com 
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Blueberry( Coffee Cake Muffins )!!!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Thursday, July 21, 2011, In : Coffee Cake!!!! 
They say, who they is I guess the experts, but of course since I am a Diva I would follow my stomach first anywhere!
Anyway the opinion is that muffins are now the new Cake!
Cupcakes were all the fad a few months ago, but the old time favorite is pushing that sweet little thing aside and taking it's dominance over it once more!
So taking my lead from what YOU want my customer,This is my new favorite for my final muffin in the July series.

This Blueberry cream muffin taste like a coffee ca...
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Gourmet Pumpkin Muffins!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Monday, July 18, 2011, In : Jumbo's 
Pumpkin Spice and everything nice! 
Creating new flavors for morning muffins is always exciting.
This muffin was no exception.

Here is what I did to make it a little more spectacular.
I took my spice bread recipe + my muffin recipe added some Libby's gourmet pumpkin mix and a touch more pumpkin spice.
Then added a little extra cream to make everything a little more rich.
Combined all the above, blended to creamy and baked in jumbo cupcake liners for 
app. 16 minutes @ 350' 
The result was m...
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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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"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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American Favorite "The Greek Hotdog"

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

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Wednesday, May 11, 2011, In : Family style meals 
Divadish loves to make the family style lasagna pictured above.
Lasagna is a work of Art when you are making it.
Layer after layer of Meats, Sauce, Ricotta, Cheeses, Spinach,Noodles, then repeat it until the lasagna pan is 2/3 full of this mixture, and add the final touch of two large handfuls of Feta cheese on top.
Put into the oven @ 325' degrees and slow back all of this deliciousness for about (2) hours.
 Of course there are alot of other steps in between, like the sauce has to be ma...
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Waffles

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

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

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

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

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

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Taco's tonight !?

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

Taco's

Black Bean Taco's
divadishkitchenscatering.com

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


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


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Chef @ Home

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

Personal Chef




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

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

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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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Try Divadish for Free!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, April 1, 2011, In : Cookies ,Cookies, Cookies 

Try Divadish for Free!

FREE>FREE>FREE>FREE>FREE>!?

Yes totally free, a 1/2 dozen cookies just for giving 
Divadish Kitchens a try!
Nothing to buy, nothing to enter, just you enjoying great cookies with your favorite beverage.

Quantities are limited,& while supplies last, and all orders and pickups must be made ahead of time and picked up @ my Divadish Kitchens.
One per customer or family
No cash value
Flavor of week for cookies

I hope many of you will try the Goodness of Divadish ...

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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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The Greek's Chicken

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

Alexander's Greek Chicken!


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

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

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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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Sweet Sugar #48

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

Sugars #48

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

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

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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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Preservatives the War on our Bodies!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, March 18, 2011, In : Figthing the War 

Preservatives # 45

It is all in the packaging that makes consumers buy.
This is very True!
The colors, logos, name regonition, placement on shelves.
I sometimes think we as consumers have been Brain-Washed so much by commercials that we don't even think anymore.

Pretty -Scary-Stuff, we all need to Wake-Up- and Smell the Coffee people!
If you break down the advertising, read the lables on the products, really read them, you will see that the manufactures of these so called nutritiou...

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Baking Bread #44

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Thursday, March 17, 2011, In : Baking, Just like Momma's 

Baking Bread #44

The fresh aroma of bread baking is something almost no one can resist!
Bakery's still count on it, and on those days weather permitting, will open up their doors to let the smells hit the streets, enticing customers to come in and buy!

Of course @ Divadish test kitchens we cannot do that, but I can attach a picture to make you drool over.

I sell these loafs for $6.00 each. Each rolled by hand, made with Love, Care, and deliciouness all rolled inside each and eve...

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Happy #41

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Thursday, March 10, 2011, In : Make your list of Happy! 

Happy # 41

What makes You HAPPY!!!!!?

Is it your favorite shirt with the holes in the elbows?

Spending time with your family?

Or spending time with your Lover?


Gong for a walk with your best (4) legged friend? or human friend?


Enjoying a good cup of coffee, and inhaling it's strong aroma's?

Having that first sip of sweetened English Tea every-morning?

Birthdays, the joy of (1) more Year of Life?

Food, how does Food fit into your equation for Happiness?

These are all very good...

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Food Journal #39

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Monday, March 7, 2011, In : Menus 
Having  a Food Journal is very helpful. It is our Diary to our eating habits.
If we write down what we eat everyday and for each meal and snack we are less likely to over-eat!

It has been proven scientifically, and of course I think we all need visuals to understand what we are doing.

When you journal you see patterns of what you are doing and not doing.
Meaning:
When you are eating
What
Portion size
If  it was satisfying
Did you exercise before or after
Snacks
Cravings
Bedtimes

Now you c...
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Binge Eating #37

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


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

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

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

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Recipe: Broccoli with Garlic Butter & Cashews

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Thursday, March 3, 2011, In : Vegetables Rule! 

Recipe -Broccoli with Garlic Butter & Cashews

Miss Divadish Cooks!!!

Now don't get so excited it is only veggies... and Miss Divadish knows how some of you are still trying to feed them to your dog, or are pushy them around on your plates making believe you ate some.

Well no more! You will actually ask for seconds when you try this new recipe:
Broccoli & Garlic Butter W/Cashews.

Ingredients:
1 1/2 pounds of fresh broccolli cut into bite size pieces.
1/3 cup butter
1tbsp. brown suga...
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Soup # 41

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Tuesday, March 1, 2011, In : Soup Nazis! 

Soups

"Moroccan Lentil Soup" 

The weather is warming up slowly, but soup is good anytime. A bowl of hearty soup a slice of artsian bread 
paired with a salad and you have a complete meal... So without further adieu' here is my recipe for Moroccan Soup.


Ingredients:
2+onions chopped
2+ cloves of garlic or (Minced in Jar too)
1 tsp. ginger
6 cups water
1 cup of red lentils
1 (15 oz)can of garbanzo beans,drained
1 (19 oz.) can of cannellini beans
1 14.5 oz) can of Hunt's diced tomatoes
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Jump's

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, February 26, 2011, In : Spring, Spring!? 

Jump's

Spring is forever eternal. Who said that? I don't remember , do any of you? If so please blog back and tell me too!

For now we will just know that it does. Otherwise how would we all get through such a very long Winter.
I start thinking of Spring in January, when I get my first glimpse of my seed catalogs,the Robins coming back,
the birds in the trees making more noise, or any temperature above 10' degrees!

Then there is the first Spring flower, Johnny Jump Up's... They are the...

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BYOB

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

BYOB

We all know what this abbreviation stands for most commonly is Bring your Own Bottle!
It my case it stands for Bring Your Own Body!
If you watch the Emmy's or the upcoming Oscars, just take a look @ what these Actors, Actress, and just Celebs do to their Bodies to maintain a certain Body Image!
It is Mind-Blowing, and sometimes Shocking too! As some have had to gain enormous amounts of weight for a part, that Fat Suits cannot mimic, or loose massive amounts of weight for a par...
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The Neck # 23

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, February 20, 2011, In : Big Fat Greek Wedding! 

The Neck #23

Names for that part of our body can be very insulting to the owner!
I will give you all a few examples.
  • Turkey neck
  • Jello Neck
  • Elephant Hide
  • Flabby Neck
Now I also know that as we age this part of our anatomy changes. It becomes looser,which makes it appear larger.
Then it will wiggle, or make our snapshots look Dam Awful!
So this is what I do to make some of this appear better than it is...
It is a little trick a model taught Me.... Tighten up your Jaw Muscles when posing for ...

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Lips #22

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, February 19, 2011, In : Kiss, Love, Lover 

Lips #22

                                                                            Pout, Potty, Pursed, Perfect Lips! 


What do your Lips say about you!?
Are they like the song by Rhee, Rhee, S&M,,, I like it, like it.!
Or are they more a sly suggestion?
Or are they Wet & Wild?
How have they been since you are accomplishing your Weight Goals?
Do you or others see them differently?
They are part of our Face, and are important to it and Us.
Do you have thin lips?
Full lips?
Define the...

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Miss Divadish Teaches!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, February 19, 2011, In : Cravings, we all have them! 
Postcards: Front side
Free recipes @ each class
                                                                                                    Free Drawings for Cookies & Cupcakes
                                                                                                    Bring a friend get a Free gift
                                                                                    Post this @ your work, school, gym or anywhere else people might be interested and when you sign up...

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Cheekbones

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Thursday, February 17, 2011, In : Your Face 

Cheekbones #20

Remember when Grand-Ma use to squeeze our little cheeks till it hurt!?
We all just hated that, and told our Mommy so. But she kept on doing it every time she seen us.

Then as we got older that changed to a Big Hug, and a sloppy kiss on the cheeks.
I think I liked the pinching better!

Then when we were young adults she totally switched things up and just took our hands and squeezed them a little.
Finally we were all grown up and stood taller than her, then everything w...

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New You #17

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Monday, February 14, 2011, In : No Snuggies here! 

New You #17

We all like to put those pair of jeans on that were a little tight once, almost couldn't get them on without laying Flat on your Back tight!
Today you go into that same closet, pull out those same jeans, and OMG>>> they are too Big!
What happened there, did they grow bigger overnight? did someone add more material so I wouldn't feel bad?
It is a Cold NO>>> to the above, You have lost that middle... And we all know what that means,
No Snuggies, No Sucking in the Gut till yo...
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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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"Falling In Love #12

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Wednesday, February 9, 2011, In : Heart, Head & Body 

'Falling in Love" #12

Valentine's Day is right around the corner, what can we do to make it a Healthier Day?
  1. Does Falling in Love even for awhile really make our endorphins go crazy?
  2. Can we overeat because of it?
I have some answers for the above questions.
Speaking from my  personal experiences only I can tell you it is Yes for both.
The whys are different for each one of us.
For me it is like a feeling of Euphoria, I can't wait too see him again, smell his cologne, look in his eyes and...

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Just a Bite #8

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, February 5, 2011, In : Reshaping our bodies 

What is the secret to loosing weight? how am I going to shed these pounds before whatever event?

These are all questions I think the Universe asks themselves.

The simple answer as I see it is food portions sizes, combinations of foods, and No Processed foods.

Of course if you absolutely have to have something, because those Cravings are worse than giving birth pains, then have Just one Bite.

Remember when the Big thing was taking a one bite of something and spitting it out? it wasn't for the fo...


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Little Piggy#6

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, February 4, 2011, In : Pitch the Dish 

Following the Miss Potters story book, this Little Piggy, I am sure she did not have in mind how we as a Nation have gotten this way.

Why TV and ads in our papers will not rest till we all have weight problems or diseases from our weight problems.

How can we as a Nation and a prosperous country tell them No-MORE!

I think we need to solicit the help of our congress, our legislators, our pet dogs!

I mean it, my dog Travis is the best Weight Watcher I own. He is a very active Border -Collie Mix Bre...


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Biggest loser#5

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, February 4, 2011, In : No Fridge Piggies 

We all hear the TV hype about how we all need to slim down to a reasonable size. 

Super-Size me is No longer in McDonald's commercials advertising.

Taco-Bell's is now pushing veggie taco's 

Arby's is back to pushing the BBQ everything hamburger

Domino's is limiting you to 256 pizza's deliveries.

Every commercial on TV is Food Gluttony.

We just don't stand a chance, we are consistently bombarded with it 24/7

So here is my common sense approach to the obvious over-eating they are forcing Us to watch....


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Firming The Batwings!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Wednesday, February 2, 2011, In : Exercise Tip! 

Hello everyone:

As a person who will try almost anything to keep looking modestly good, I found a simple exercise that works on that problem area we so nicely call "The Batwing " skin under the forearms. As we loose weight this skin losses it's elasticity and it swings or spreads like a Bat's Wing's, hence the name it has so doubly received, Batwings!

The little Secret Remedy.... is using a elastic Rubber band exercise rope. You can get them @ any Sports equipment department in almost an...


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Forget the Calories!?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Thursday, January 27, 2011, In : Can't Stop me Now! 
Yes another year has started, and we are all thinking, oh,oh, the Skinny-A------! Jeans are not going to fit!
Well here is what I say about that. As a fellow Weight-Watcher, Jenny-Craiger, Atkins meal eater, etc, etc, etc,
the best Diet and I literally Hate that word, is No Diet @ all!
Let me speak frank here, when you even mentioned the word Diet your Whole body does the Shriver thing, what's that you ask? it is something my grand-daughter use to do when she was but a baby, and it was Sooooooo,...
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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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Healthy Eating

Posted by Gianna E. Ianos on Sunday, January 9, 2011, In : Healthier You! 
Welcome the New Year with a New You!
Celebrate that you and you alone can make a difference in your Life!
See all your imperfections as opportunities to make them better!
Forget that ad on TV that says you can be a size (6) by your Birthday!
What you should be focusing on is who You want to be for the rest of your Life!
Set small goals that are manageable, attainable, and reward yourself with a compliment instead of negative attitude.
Anyone, and I mean anyone can achieve their measurement of Succe...

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FREE>FREE>FREE!

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

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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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2011 New Recipes, New Year!

Posted by Gianna E. Ianos on Friday, December 17, 2010, In : Joy of Good Cooking! 
As 2010 winds down, and we all catch our breaths a bit before another year begins,@ Divadish we are preparing to make 2011 another banner year.
We have been working in the kitchens tasting and trying some new recipes, adding new twists to others and finding some great food choices.
We will be expanding all our lines, and especially our cookies, & desserts.
As I find myself thinking on how we can have our Cake & Eat it too, I do just that, but not adding as much sugars.
I instead cut the sugars do...

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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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Cookie Contest @Once Upon a Chef!

Posted by Gianna E. Ianos on Thursday, December 2, 2010, In : Cookie Contest! 
I have entered my Ginger Creams Cookies @ this Wonderful cooking site, if it is picked I will win
a Le French Oval Roaster valued @$275.00 dollars, a write up in their cooking mag & site coverage.
I am so excited to be considered and it is a very good cookie,
my Fans & Peeps say so and they never-ever Lie -to Me!
Wish Divadish Luck, and cross your toes for extra measure... Yes it New York humor....!

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Being Thankful!

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

Getting ready for Thanksgiving!

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

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

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

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

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

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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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Creamy/Chicken Soup W/Egg Noodles !

Posted by Gianna E. Ianos on Friday, October 15, 2010, In : Chicken Soup 2010 
Just like my Great-Grandma used to make, except better, because I put more delicious ingredients in it.. Times were tough over 100+ years ago...! Big Chunks of Chicken, loads of veggies, creamy chicken gravy slowed cooked over a 10+ hours, gives you one smooth tasting Chicken/Soup. I usually add the egg noodles after everything is all cooked and flavors are completely blended.
With the cold snap hitting this weekend this will definitely be a winner with my family.
Of course Miss Divadish coul...

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2 Years in A ROW AWARDS FROM THUMBTACK!!!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Wednesday, April 6, 2016,
How can it be? I guess you would need to ask my many satisfied and Healthy Clients that Question? I only try my hardest each and every time I make and deliver food to all my clients!:) I have a saying in my business, if I can't eat it, You are not going to either!! So get on The Diva Train and start  "Living to Eat Today!!!




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Feeding your Cravings???

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


Sage/Onion Bread

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

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

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

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

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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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Chia Seeds(Super foods Spotlight)

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

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

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

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

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

Sweet Potato Soup

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

So next time you are craving a snac...

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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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Italian Christmas!!!

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


Sausages & Peppers Spaghetti

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

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

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

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

Divadish Personal Chef Services & Catering

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Beef Stew!!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Wednesday, December 17, 2014, In : Winter Meals 


Beef Stew

The cold brings out the best soups and stews season...Brrrrrrr! My beef stew is delicious full of flavor and low in calories. Can't beat that with a stick...

I usually use beef chuck roast and cut it up myself because buying stew meat costs more because of the convenience of it being cut up. 

Ingredients:
Yukon Gold Potatoes 1 to 2 lbs peeled and quartered
Celery 1 pkg. washed and quarter. ( Do not use the ends or the leaves in stew it will sour it.)
Carrots ( Pre- Boil ) so they are 1/2 ...

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Apricot Stuffed Pork Chops!!!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, December 6, 2014, In : Low fat Meals 


Stuffed Pork Chops

Pork the other white meat? Yes indeed, and it has as many ways to fix it as chicken, with less calories too.

This dish pictured here is one that I created for my clients, it is a Apricot& Coconut Rum Marinade with a apricot stuffing.
Now you may think low calorie no way, Yes Way as the kids say, I make the marinade with a all organic no sugar marmalade and a 1/2 cup of coconut rum, add a little olive oil and garlic and stir all together, brush the pork chops with it after they...

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Mini Turkeys !!!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, November 28, 2014, In : Cooking for the Holidays 


Mini -Turkeys

Thanksgiving week deserves it's attentions towards our favorite foods week, here is one I think deserves it's time in the Spotlight....

These little babies are mini turkey roasts, I just Love them, they have all the taste of their Bigger Brothers but not as much work, and when you are fixing food for a family gathering or a meal on the fly these would fit the bill and make your Life a whole lot easier and simpler too...

I prepare them with a olive oil basting and seasoned with garl...

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Stay Well in Winter?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Tuesday, November 11, 2014, In : Staying well 


Spinach Bacon Quiche'

Eating healthy is easier than you think and is one of the ways to help your Immune system.

Here is the (6) strategies to stay well all year!

  1. Eat Healthy
Limit your sugar intake, saturated fats, trans fats, and processed foods. The Old Adage everything in moderation has always been the Golden Rule for most everything we do in Life, our diets are no exception. 

It is OK to celebrate during the Holidays with our favorite foods but make sure you are also eating plenty of vegetabl...

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Brandy BBQ Sandwich!!!!!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, November 1, 2014, In : Alcohol in the kitchen 


Brandy BBQ!!

Fall is now in our shadows and daylight savings is Sunday, sooooooo? what do we do now....? I have a simple solution let's head back to our kitchens and start cooking again... !

Colder weather brings out the best foods, soups, stews, BBQ meats, Pulled Meats with glazes, Turkey, the list is endless.

I love creating new flavors and new seasoning combinations, and Winter brings out my what if thinking, and since it is cold and windy out it just ramps up I am staying inside today...

Here...

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Taco Soup.......!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, October 25, 2014, In : Taco Soup? 


Taco Soup
This weeks soup is Taco , if you Love Taco's you will Love this easy making soup.....!

Your list of ingredients:
  • (2) cans of Mild Chili Beans with sauce
  • (2) cams of diced tomatoes 
  • (2) cans of tomato sauce
  • (1) can of tomato paste ( add water to paste in a separate container, app. 2 cups till all is blended then add to your soup mixture)
  • 1 tsp. of cayenne pepper
  • (1) pkg. of taco seasonings
  • 1/2 tsp. of Ginger (dry)
  • 1LB. of browned 80/20 chuck hamburger (drain all fluid off before adding to the ...

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Potato Bacon Soup!!!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, October 19, 2014, In : Fall Soup's 


Potato Bacon Soup

Fall is here and so is soup season,,, today's soup is Potato Bacon,,, Yummy and full of creamy goodness.
Made with 1/2 & 1/2 and chicken stock it is one of my fav's with a good dunking bread...Beverage of choice a cup of hot spiced apple cider and your have a meal. If you fill extra ambitious you could even add a Candied pecan /bleu cheese salad with Balsamic dressing. Really what's not to like? 

If you like more veggies in your soup you can add a can of organic corn bits and 1...

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Greek Chicken!!!

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


Greek Chicken

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

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

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Foods for Fall?

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


Chicken Wild Rice Soup....

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

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

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

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Apple/Peach Pies are Here!!!!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, September 20, 2014, In : Fruit Pies 


Pie Season....!


Pie season  is what makes Fall so wonderful...  There are so many good choices and so little time to get them all in....
I Love fruit pies especially, the flavors are so good and you can combine several fruits to add even more taste and texture.

This one pictured is a Apple & Peach pie, I felt like trying this combination for two reasons, one I had some over ripe peaches that were too good to waste and also some Pink Lady Apples that were given to me so I said why not combine the...

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Blueberry French Toast Quiche?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, September 13, 2014, In : Quiches for anytime meals 


Fruit ,Bread and Eggs!!!
Quiches have always been a fav around my kitchen, because it is a one pan meal and you can add so many delicious ingredients to them.

I prefer mine to be a little sweet & salty at the same time, so adding bacon, cheese or feta, helps with that.
Now once you pick your ingredients then you add your seasonings to match your quiche your put this pan into the oven @ 350 for app. 30-40 minutes till a toothpick stick comes out clean. 

Serve this with sliced fruit and toast or ba...

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What's for Breakfast?

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


Pumpkin Or Apple Muffin?

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

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

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Who's your Super Hero?

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


Apple/Peach Pie?

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

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

Super Hero Powers woul...

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Mixed Berry fruit Wraps,,, Yum!!!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, August 23, 2014, In : fruit desserts 


Berries, Berries, Berries

Love fruit? Love it even more with a chocolate drizzle? Well I can make that happen for you with just a flick of my famous drizzle stick... It is so easy to do... !!!

I love making fun and delicious snacks, and it is also healthy, what's not to Love.... :)
The above picture is a multi -mix of berries, strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, and finally raspberries, are you dizzy yet? Hope not because here comes the Kicker a swirl of chocolate sauce over the whole thing...

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Shrimp & Pasta!!

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


Shrimp & Angel Hair Pasta!!!

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

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

So when you get hungry for...

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GarlicChicken Sausage Pie?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, August 9, 2014, In : Meat Pies? 


Meat Pies!!!

Europe is not the only place you can eat meat pies! Divadish created this recipe for a client of hers who Loves Meat, with a side of Meat!!!!:)
Now before you get your undies in a twist about the calories, the cholesterol and so forth,,,, this delicious beefcake is made with Chicken and stuffed with Mozzarella and garlic seasonings.
A match made in Heaven and simply Divine for sure for your taste-buds!

I made this one pictured above with sweet bell mini peppers, slice Vidilla onions,...

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Seared Greek Chicken!!!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, August 3, 2014, In : Chicken the other meat? 


Greek Chicken

Who's Loves Chicken? 

It probably is one of the most versatile meat on our grocer's shelves. 

Here are some meals that come to mind.

  • Stir-fry and seasoned rice

  • Ginger Sauce & Apricots with Chicken fried rice and pea pods

  • Seared Greek Chicken with Rosemary seasoned red potatoes
  • Grilled chicken with a Brandy or Rum Marinade
  • Italian Breaded Chicken (Baked or in Red or White Sauce)
  • Chicken 
    Chili
  • Pan fried chicken with sweet bell peppers and onions
See what I mean you can do anything with that ...

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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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Is your Garden Biting You??

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, July 19, 2014, In : Garden and Pests? 
As we get into our glorious days of Summer, one thing always puts a Buzz Kill to totally enjoying it,Bugs! 

What can we do? Do we kill off everything that flies in order to get back our yards and our gardens?

Here are some natural ways to keep these flying pests at bay and not hurt or harm our planet, and other good flying creatures and insects.

Mosquitoes:


Instead of using DEET, bases spray products which of course work but are not environmentally safe there are plant based natural alternatives....
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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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Spaghetti What's Not to Like?!

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


Spaghetti & Peppers

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

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

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Shrimp Stir Fry!!!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, June 27, 2014, In : Veggies made easy 


Stir Fry

Do you Love veggies? would you like to have more taste to them then just butter?
Well here is another way to enjoy your veggies and add a little zest to it too! Like Mom use to say you have to clean your plate before you can have dessert!

Well with this meal you will be going back for seconds....!

Basic Recipe:

Fresh or Frozen
 Pea Pods
Broccoli
Carrots
Sweet bell peppers
Dash of Ginger
Dash of Cardamon
Dash of Garlic powder
Cayenne Pepper to taste
Ginger Orange Glaze Sauce 
Cooked Large Shrimp


Take...

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Hormone Meats??

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, June 21, 2014, In : Hormone meats 


Veal Cutlet W/ Seasoned Steamed Broccoli

Hormone -Free Free Range meats are the best tasting meats to purchase when you are looking for your own tables.
What's the difference? Here are just a few to stick in your mouths and chew on for awhile, or maybe not?

  • Chemicals in animals to fatten them up quicker a toxic to them and Us
  • Bht's, Grain fatteners, Locked feeding stations are all forms of inhumane animal holding and atrophies the animals large muscle masses making them release more glucose and o...

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High" Carb" intake impairs Cognitive abilities?

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


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

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

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Baby Boomers defy Aging?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, June 7, 2014, In : Baby Boomers 


Caraway /Rye Bread

Were you born between 1945 and 1965? if so you are one of 77 Million Americans we call The Baby Boomer Generation.
We are one of the largest group of built strong adults who are defying all the age restrictions that other generations before us couldn't! How? well let me tell you.

The following information is from a article that was written in my local paper East Side Review, in the 
GETTING BETTER WITH AGE BOOMERS & BEYOND


Here are some tips to stay healthy and active well beyon...

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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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Stir Fry Anyone?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Monday, May 19, 2014, In : Stir Fry Meals 


Shrimp Stir Fry

When you are called for dinner what comes into your mind? This dinner did for me one night so I decided I see if I had all the ingredients to make it.. Whala I di so I sauteed the veggies in a Ginger/Orange Glaze sauce, added some extra ginger and garlic to sauce and slow simmered.
Then in another pan I seared my Jumbo shrimp in olive oil and a touch of lime juice, added a little sea salt and added those to my steamed veggies.
Then I made some Jasmine rice and when that was all d...

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Seared Chicken & Honey Carrots!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, In : Searing Meats 


Seared Chicken

Chicken is such a versatile food that goes with just about any side dish too.This dish pictured I fixed with a side of honey carrots, it was a nice combo meal and was very satisfying.

Searing meats is something that has been done mostly by restaurants boasting that they have the secret to keeping your meats juicy and tasty.

How do you sear your meats? well it takes a heavy frying pan, preferably a Food Safe pan because these can take the heat and hold it too which is important for...

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Ricotta for Dessert?

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


Sweetened Ricotta Dessert

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

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

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

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Chocolate/Raspberry Drizzle Cake!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Monday, April 7, 2014, In : Drizzling 


Cake?
Divadish likes to mix it up a bit even with her cakes. I do not like thick frosting on anything especially cakes as I feel it weighs it down.

Why not eat a slice of cake instead of a mouthful of icing? it seems reasonable to me.

So what I do for my cakes, cookies, and cupcakes is use a drizzle stick, this is a great little tool and it allows you to decorate anything from desserts to a garnishment on a plate with a flick of the wrist and a small amount of product to make your desserts or ma...

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Comfort Foods?

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


Grilled Cheese & Cran -Raisin Salad

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

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

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Pizza, Pizza, Pizza!!!!!

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


Sausage Pizza


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

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

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

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Quiche for Dinner?

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


Ham Quiche'

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

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

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

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Chicken Pot Pie Oh My!?

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


Creamy, Dreamy, Chicken Pot Pie

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

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

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Pizza, Pizza, Pizza we want Pizza!!!

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



Italian Chicken Sausage Pizza

12" of Deliciousness

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

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Lasagna anyone?

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


Lasagna Diva's Style!

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

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

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

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Meat with a side of T Bone Steak?

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


Brandy Seared T Bone Steak

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

Maybe it is the Vampire...

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Birthday Cake!

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


Hershey Kisses Birthday Cake!

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

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

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BEST FOOD EVENTS OF 2013!!!!!!

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

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

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

Number (3). ...

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My Own Brazilian Christmas Carol Story!

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

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

On Friday December 20,I got a voice message from Mayo Clinic asking me if I could call him back as it was a matter of dire urgency.My first tho...
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Vision Quest?

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

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

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

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


Cheeses cake Mini's?


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

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

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

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

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Small Business Saturday, Buy Now and Always!

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

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


"Wine Braised Turkey"

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

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Greek Chicken

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Thursday, November 14, 2013, In : Greek Food 


Greek Chicken

Divadish's original recipe for this delicious all organic meal pictured above.

Greek food is a wonderful taste in your mouth and something I prepare for my clients when asked or ordered from my web site.
The seasonings and spices are all from original recipes created by me and experience and style by both my parents Catherine & Alexander Ianos.

What sets this ethnic food apart from others is the combinations of textures, seasonings, and flavor.

It is like they say once you try it you...

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Cheddar/Bacon Quiche'

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


Quiche' anyone?

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

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

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Simple Tips for Easy Cleanup!

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

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

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

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

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Asian Chicken Salad!

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


Asian Pasta Salad...?

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

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

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Sausage & Peppers

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


Sausage & Peppers

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

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Shredded Sirloin Beef Roast!

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


Sirloin Roasted Beef

Divadish Kitchens & Private Catering

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

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

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Mini Cheesecakes @ Diva's Kitchens

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, September 29, 2013, In : Go Dessert 


Raspberry, Carmela, Chocolate Mini's





A Bite of heaven on a Fork!

These little delicacies are so light and delish you almost forget they are loaded with calories. Good ones because they are all organic ingredients and they are Mini's..
So as  Elizabeth Taylor use to say a bite of anything won't hurt. You can always spit out the rest... Hmmm don't think you will do that when you take just one bite.!

I make these with Philadelphia Cream Cheese and only about 1+ cup of white sugar, eggs and real vani...

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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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Lasagna (New York Style)

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



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

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

This baby wei...

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Diva's Apple Pie!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, September 7, 2013, In : Real Apple Pie 


New York Apple Pie!

What makes delicious apple pie? of course the apples along with the right mix of spices added to apple mixture.

I have tasted countless apple pie slices from here to Tim Buck Too, and let me tell you all truthfully they are dry and flavorless. Then that thing with adding a slice of cheddar to it?! What the Heck is that all about? it's not a Hamburger! The apple pie slice should be a combination of tart and sweet with the just the right amount of each. Adding the right spices...

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My (2) Biggest Fans!

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


Karen & Jimmy/Jam

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

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

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Cran Salad!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, August 17, 2013, In : Dinner Salads 


Salad?

What's for Dinner is the most common question of each and every day. Here is my suggestion.

Cranberry Salad with Sweet Yellow Bell Peppers, fresh mushroom slices, blue cheese crumbles and a balsamic vignette dressing.

Serve with any good hearty bread, maybe a glass of red wine, and a good cup of coffee. You have a nice light dinner, if you want more protein add some grilled chicken or shrimp. Now doesn't that sound healthy, simple and delicious? Now if you must be a little naughty for des...

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Oatmeal has a New Look?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, August 9, 2013, In : Oatmeal Recipes 



Now we all know oatmeal is good for our hearts. Well how about Oatmeal Cookies... !

I remade a original and added some craisans, raisins, pecans and honey ,with a touch of Cocoa powder to the original recipe.Not only did it taste even better than the original but is better for you too, less sugars and more natural fruits. 

They go so gooood with a cup of coffee or tea, or even a cold glass of milk, no dunking needed, they are really moist.

I so Love cookies, they are what I call a small bite of ...

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Brandy -Seared Steak!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, July 12, 2013, In : Man Cave 


Brandy Steak

Divadish loves her marinades, this one pictured is so good!

Using liqueurs or marmalade's enhances the texture and the taste. Of course you could do a little sipping before you turn it into a marinade.


Using Brandy, King's Spice and Garlic Powder with a dash of Sea Salt, mix in a little Olive oil and Whala it all starts to come together.

Brush the mixture all over pierced steaks, let sit for app. 3-5 minutes, grill in NSF Calaphlon pan and cook to medium rare, app. 160' internal temp...

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Orange Marmalade Smoked Pork Chops!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, July 6, 2013, In : Smoked Glazed Pork 


Smoked Pork Chop Dinner

Creating marinades for meats requires a creative side in you to come out. Why? because you must want to be a mixtologist to want to see what if I mix this with that to even try to make something new and Yes Healthy too.

Since I like being both, part Crazy Food Scientist, and a Personal Chef it is pure enjoyment for me to taste the
 results!

The results here came to mixing a 1/4 cup orange marmalade and a dash of lime juice, adding a little garlic mixing all together and br...

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Meat Lover's Rejoice!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, June 15, 2013,


Brandy Marinade Steaks


Putting a new twist on a old favorite. Loved it...!

I always have wine or brandy's and sometimes Rums for cooking and Yes a little drinking.

This time I skipped the libation part and decided to make a marinade for the steaks I was fixing for dinner that night.

Using the brandy with a small amount of olive oil and garlic and blackened spices I basted the steaks with the mixture and pan grilled them to a Med-rare perfection. They were Heavenly, now I am hooked on them when ev...

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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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Chicken Pie!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Monday, May 20, 2013, In : Pie for Dinner? 


Meat pies are very popular in Europe, here they are okay, but most do not make anything special.

I decided to change that!

Pictured is a Chicken Pie, loaded with organic chicken breast chunks, fresh peas, carrots, green bean, and even corn.

I make my gravy with cream, butter and cream of chicken soup with a dash of this and that.

The crusts are organic too, but not made by me, I forgo that for someone else to do as long as the quality is good.

This whole process from start to finish takes app. 20 ...

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Braised Lamb Chops

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


Authentic Greek Lamb Dinner


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

The above dinner picture proves my  point exactly.

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

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

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

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Cobb Salad Sandwich

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


 
 

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

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

I know it looks too die for so tick your tongue on the computer screen and imag...
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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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CHICKEN POT PIE!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Monday, March 25, 2013, In : Pie for Dinner tonight? 


Divadish's Original Recipe Chicken Potpie!


I remember when Marie Calender's Frozen potpie's use to me my family's go to when no one wanted to take the time to make it from scratch.Well all that has changed and so has Marie's too. Along with it's home made taste.

So if I want Chicken Pot Pie I make it my way, with a creamy chicken gravy, fresh green beans, corn, peas, and sometime carrots. Loaded with chunks of organic chicken and a buttery crust that makes you want to put on your stretch pants ...
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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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Soup's on!

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

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

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

 
 Italian  Dinner for you by Divadish Kitchens & Catering

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

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, February 9, 2013, In : Valentines Sweets 

Divadish kitchens & Catering offers all organic and low sugar sweets. they taste better are less calories and you and your body will thank you!

The one pictured above is a chocolate/'raspberry cake with a almond chocolate icing. Moist, fudgey and just plain delicious.

Each cake serves (15) nice size servings @ 145 calories each. Wow, cake that tastes good, is less calories and I can really enjoy without the guilt. Sign Me up Please....!

Place your orders early for Valentines Day, please allow 24...
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Italian Potato Pancakes!

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

                                                               Tasty Potato Pancakes

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

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

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Shrimp Stir Fry Dinner!

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


                                                                          Shrimp Stir fry Dinner


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


 How does this happen, well the cooking process is not done like it is in a Personal Chef's Kitchen and their restaurant recipes are not geared towards a Heart Healthy ...
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Ho, Ho, Ho, You can Enjoy the Holidays!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Monday, December 10, 2012, In : Ho, Ho, Holiday Eating 

                                                                 Cod over Rosemary potatoes

Ho, Ho Ho, Hold the Bigger Portions Please! How do you hold on to your hunger during the holidays?
it is so hard with all those wonderful temptations, all those goodies, all those delicious desserts,
  somebody please HELP ME!


Divadish has some suggestions for you to enjoy your holidays and eat healthy too.

Here are some tips:
 Avoid Hunger Don't skip meals, and eat a small, low fat snack before your holiday...

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Healthy ways to avoid Holiday Blues!

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

                                                     Hamburger Steak w/ Rosemary potatoes

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


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

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Baked Italian Chicken

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Monday, November 26, 2012, In : Baked Chicken 
                                                                             Italian Chicken & Seal Salt Baked Potato

Divadish Personal Chef Services presents this weeks meal.

The above pictured is a Italian seasoned chicken leg with  asiago bread crumbs seasoned with sweet basil and garlic and fennel seeds.

The combination of flavors adds a wonderful food dining experience for you and your family, and I will bet you that your children will say it is way better than The Colonel!

Good food does no...
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Being a Chef!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, November 10, 2012, In : Being A Chef 

 




Being a Chef has it's rewards, one of them is being able to just create something you feel like. Yum, is what I call it when I step into my test kitchen and create something new.

Today was one of those Yum  moments, I live in Minnesota now and our weather is very changeable, so much so it is a common joke among  those who were born here, you must of heard it,"Wait (5) minutes the weather will change"

Well, when I woke up this morning it was just that, it is cold, wet, and bone chilling damp, l...
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Grilled Cod Dinner

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


 
                                        " Divadish's Heart Healthy Eating Lifestyle Dinners"

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

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, October 13, 2012, In : Power Sandwich 

Power Sandwich 

This sandwich was featured on Dr. Oz's show for reducing Belly - fat, Male or Female.

it is delicious, easy to make and filling, and Yes it helps reduce that Spare -Tire we all carry around with us daily.

Why? because it has long been proven it is the combinations of our foods that makes our bodies work and the right ones also keep us lean and fit.

How to make this Power Sandwich:

Ingredients:
Whole Wheat English Muffin
(2) slices of ripe avocado
(1) poached egg
(2-3 tbsps. of olive oi...

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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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MEDITERRANEAN EATING LIFESTYLE

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, September 29, 2012, In : Heart Healthy Eating 


                                                                         Dill Egg Salad Sandwich 

 Mediterranean heart Healthy Diet is:
Mayo Clinic reports that fresh, no preservatives, no high fructose sugars, artificial sweeteners  saturated fats, lean proteins, fish, dark leafy vegetables, fruits, nuts.

Oils: Vegetable, Olive, Grape Seed, Canola
Butter, No Hydrogenated Margarine,or any emulsified fats, pure can sugars, honeys, molasses, natural sweeteners, (not man -made) eating a diet with th...

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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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Seared Greek Chicken Breasts!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Wednesday, September 19, 2012, In : Personal Chef Services 

 

 
                                                                      Greek Chicken
 
Divadish Personal Chef Services:

I absolutely LOVE Eating Good food. Cooking  Healthy Good food is for your  Whole Body, and it is easy to do, at least for me it is.

Here is what you need to do to start enjoying your meals more often and spend less time in your kitchen.

Lists of Ingredients Needed:

  •   Olive oil ( Extra Virgin)
  • (1) Fresh Lime
  • Oregano
  • Thyme
  • Garlic (powdered or minced)
  • Sweet Basil (dried)
  • Kosher Sea Salt
  • (...

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Summer Salads

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

Potato Salad & Chicken Salad

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

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

The pics above are just that, I was craving something creamy and something salty and I started thinking to myself what could I put together to satisfy that hungry craving I was feel...
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Southern Coffee Cake

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

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

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

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

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

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Hearty Soups

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, August 12, 2012, In : Italian Sausage Soup 

   

                                                                      Italian Sausage Soup



Recipes are just guidelines. I have said that comment to people for years. Yes they are necessary when you start a new recipe and you liked how that turned out. But, and here it comes you make it again and say to yourself I wonder if I added this what that would do or how it would taste.
That is how recipes get changed or tweaked like I like to say. I am always tweaking, twisting, and improving on my r...

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Food Updates!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, July 27, 2012, In : Food Updates 
Hello fellow Foodies!
I have been busy and the Summer is slipping by so quickly!

From moving into may totally new neighborhood and and a bigger and better kitchen I have been swamped with just about everything.

I am very grateful for all the patience my followers have given me and as time allows I will try to tantalize your taste buds with some new recipes and new twists to some of my Old Favorites.

 
May was a total Blur for me as I got ready for my move, June was like a Dessert Storm and July st...
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Easy & Quick Salad Recipe

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, In : Salad Recipe 

Asparagus & Cranberry Salad

Recipe by Chef Gianna

Ingredients:
4 washed portabello mushrooms sliced thin
4 washed spears of asparagus chopped in 1/4 slices
1/4 cup of dried cranberries
1/4 cup of diced onion
 2-3 cups washed spinach or Romain lettuce

Dressing:
1/4 tsp. of ground dry mustard
3 tbsps. of red wine vinegar
1tsp. of sugar
dash of sea salt
3tbsps.of olive oil
Put the above in glass jar with lid and shake till blended.
Taste mixture to make sure it has enough tart sweet taste, if not add more of ...

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Beef Vegetable Soup!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Monday, March 26, 2012, In : Hearty Soups 

Vegetable Beef Soup
By
Chef Gianna
Good soup starts with a good stock, or as laymen would say a good foundation.
This soup pictured started out as a pulled beef recipe and I always make extra because you can turn it into something else later on.

Knowing that when you are preparing a recipe will save you time $$$$ and less stress as you are cooking.

Here is what I did to make this very hearty, healthy delicious soup.

Ingredients:
1 green bell pepper (diced)
1 sweet white onion ( diced)
3 tbsps. Beef Bro...

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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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St.Patty's Cabbage Stew!

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

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

Super -Delicious Cabbage & Ham Soup


             Rated 5 STARS

Prep Time: 40 minutes

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

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

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

Cranberry Sauce
By
Divadish Kitchens


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

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

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Hiring a Personal Chef

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Tuesday, February 21, 2012, In : PERSONAL CHEF 
What is a Personal Chef?
How do you Hire a Personal Chef?
What makes one better than the other?

These are all good questions for a future client to ask before you say YES to anyone who will be working in your Home!

Divadish Kitchens
Owner & Personal Chef Gianna Elizabeth Ianos
Will answer what she feels makes her qualified.

What is a Personal Chef:
I like to feel we are a extension of the family, we come into your home, get your meal prepared and served for you to enjoy.
What I like to do is discuss ...
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Gluten -Free Stuffing!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Thursday, February 16, 2012, In : Gluten -Free Recipe 

                                                          Brown Rice Cranberry & Pecans Stuffing

                                       Delicious does not even come close to describing this gluten free stuffing recipe.

I am a Big Bread Stuffing eater, but a recent client asked for something gluten free and so I scoured my recipes did not have a single one! So I went on line to find this one, I did make a few changes to ingredients and did a beef stock instead of a chicken,I was more than please...
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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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Beef Stew Family-Style

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

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

We all need good nutrition, and most of us do not have the time to ...
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Stuffed Peppers!

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

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

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

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

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

Divadish Kitchens

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Snack's What do you Crave?

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

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

Nuts and seeds Eat it for: The magnesium
Examples: Pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, cashews, almonds, peanuts. (Green leafy vegetables and whole grains are also high in...
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Chicken Sandwich

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, October 16, 2011, In : Sandwiches 





Chicken Breast Sandwich.


Ingredients:
  • Grilled boneless chicken breast (seasoned with Garlic powder & Sea Salt)
  • Cooked in olive oil in small skillet till a internal temp of (165)
  • Just a few minutes before taking out of pan add a slice of Provolone cheese let it slightly melt on chicken
  • Remove this and serve it on (2) pieces of lightly toasted whole wheat or rye bread, lightly buttered
  • Add lettuce, thin sliced Red onions, mayo if desired.
Get ready to say MMMMMMMMMMMMMMM, because it is one of thos...
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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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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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Meatloaf

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Thursday, September 29, 2011, In : Cooking Classes 

Chef Gianna & Divadish Kitchens has created another mouth-watering Divadish!
I Love meatloaf in the Fall, it is such a Comfort Food, who wouldn't!
Especially leftovers if you are lucky enough to have any!

Picture this literally, sliced thinly on my artisan rye bread, both sides lathered with butter, and then top all that off with (2) slices of Provolone cheese. Then take all this to your broiler for just a touch of heat, and whalla you have your very own Meatloaf Pannini! Can we give a L...
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PayPal Coming Soon to Divadish

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

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

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

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Wednesday, August 3, 2011, In : Dinner party! 
It is Friday night, getting ready for the weekend yeah....!
But wait your wife just called and left a message saying she invited a few friends over for Dinner tonight is that okay!? 
What is a fellow to do, I have the answer, call Divadish ask for Chef Gianna who is also the owner and she
will come to your rescue and cook and entertain you and your guests...!
Why not enjoy your guests company and leave the cooking to a Professional Chef, who promises to deliver excellent food and service.
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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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Professional Chef Services On Sale!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Tuesday, July 26, 2011, In : Chef Services 
New Client Special

10% Off

Try Divadish Personal Chef services and save $$$$!

Services include:
  • Grocery shopping
  • Menu planning
  • Cooking classes
  • Nutrition Classes 
  • Cooking
  • Freeze ahead meals 
  • Holiday Meals 
Call for appointment @612-859-3270
divadishkitchenscatering.com 
elizabethjj555@gmail.com 
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Blueberry( Coffee Cake Muffins )!!!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Thursday, July 21, 2011, In : Coffee Cake!!!! 
They say, who they is I guess the experts, but of course since I am a Diva I would follow my stomach first anywhere!
Anyway the opinion is that muffins are now the new Cake!
Cupcakes were all the fad a few months ago, but the old time favorite is pushing that sweet little thing aside and taking it's dominance over it once more!
So taking my lead from what YOU want my customer,This is my new favorite for my final muffin in the July series.

This Blueberry cream muffin taste like a coffee ca...
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Gourmet Pumpkin Muffins!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Monday, July 18, 2011, In : Jumbo's 
Pumpkin Spice and everything nice! 
Creating new flavors for morning muffins is always exciting.
This muffin was no exception.

Here is what I did to make it a little more spectacular.
I took my spice bread recipe + my muffin recipe added some Libby's gourmet pumpkin mix and a touch more pumpkin spice.
Then added a little extra cream to make everything a little more rich.
Combined all the above, blended to creamy and baked in jumbo cupcake liners for 
app. 16 minutes @ 350' 
The result was m...
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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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"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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American Favorite "The Greek Hotdog"

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

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Wednesday, May 11, 2011, In : Family style meals 
Divadish loves to make the family style lasagna pictured above.
Lasagna is a work of Art when you are making it.
Layer after layer of Meats, Sauce, Ricotta, Cheeses, Spinach,Noodles, then repeat it until the lasagna pan is 2/3 full of this mixture, and add the final touch of two large handfuls of Feta cheese on top.
Put into the oven @ 325' degrees and slow back all of this deliciousness for about (2) hours.
 Of course there are alot of other steps in between, like the sauce has to be ma...
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Waffles

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

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

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

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

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

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Taco's tonight !?

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

Taco's

Black Bean Taco's
divadishkitchenscatering.com

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


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


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Chef @ Home

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

Personal Chef




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

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

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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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Try Divadish for Free!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, April 1, 2011, In : Cookies ,Cookies, Cookies 

Try Divadish for Free!

FREE>FREE>FREE>FREE>FREE>!?

Yes totally free, a 1/2 dozen cookies just for giving 
Divadish Kitchens a try!
Nothing to buy, nothing to enter, just you enjoying great cookies with your favorite beverage.

Quantities are limited,& while supplies last, and all orders and pickups must be made ahead of time and picked up @ my Divadish Kitchens.
One per customer or family
No cash value
Flavor of week for cookies

I hope many of you will try the Goodness of Divadish ...

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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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The Greek's Chicken

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

Alexander's Greek Chicken!


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

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

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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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Sweet Sugar #48

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

Sugars #48

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

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

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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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Preservatives the War on our Bodies!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, March 18, 2011, In : Figthing the War 

Preservatives # 45

It is all in the packaging that makes consumers buy.
This is very True!
The colors, logos, name regonition, placement on shelves.
I sometimes think we as consumers have been Brain-Washed so much by commercials that we don't even think anymore.

Pretty -Scary-Stuff, we all need to Wake-Up- and Smell the Coffee people!
If you break down the advertising, read the lables on the products, really read them, you will see that the manufactures of these so called nutritiou...

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Baking Bread #44

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Thursday, March 17, 2011, In : Baking, Just like Momma's 

Baking Bread #44

The fresh aroma of bread baking is something almost no one can resist!
Bakery's still count on it, and on those days weather permitting, will open up their doors to let the smells hit the streets, enticing customers to come in and buy!

Of course @ Divadish test kitchens we cannot do that, but I can attach a picture to make you drool over.

I sell these loafs for $6.00 each. Each rolled by hand, made with Love, Care, and deliciouness all rolled inside each and eve...

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Happy #41

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Thursday, March 10, 2011, In : Make your list of Happy! 

Happy # 41

What makes You HAPPY!!!!!?

Is it your favorite shirt with the holes in the elbows?

Spending time with your family?

Or spending time with your Lover?


Gong for a walk with your best (4) legged friend? or human friend?


Enjoying a good cup of coffee, and inhaling it's strong aroma's?

Having that first sip of sweetened English Tea every-morning?

Birthdays, the joy of (1) more Year of Life?

Food, how does Food fit into your equation for Happiness?

These are all very good...

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Food Journal #39

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Monday, March 7, 2011, In : Menus 
Having  a Food Journal is very helpful. It is our Diary to our eating habits.
If we write down what we eat everyday and for each meal and snack we are less likely to over-eat!

It has been proven scientifically, and of course I think we all need visuals to understand what we are doing.

When you journal you see patterns of what you are doing and not doing.
Meaning:
When you are eating
What
Portion size
If  it was satisfying
Did you exercise before or after
Snacks
Cravings
Bedtimes

Now you c...
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Binge Eating #37

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


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

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

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

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Recipe: Broccoli with Garlic Butter & Cashews

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Thursday, March 3, 2011, In : Vegetables Rule! 

Recipe -Broccoli with Garlic Butter & Cashews

Miss Divadish Cooks!!!

Now don't get so excited it is only veggies... and Miss Divadish knows how some of you are still trying to feed them to your dog, or are pushy them around on your plates making believe you ate some.

Well no more! You will actually ask for seconds when you try this new recipe:
Broccoli & Garlic Butter W/Cashews.

Ingredients:
1 1/2 pounds of fresh broccolli cut into bite size pieces.
1/3 cup butter
1tbsp. brown suga...
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Soup # 41

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Tuesday, March 1, 2011, In : Soup Nazis! 

Soups

"Moroccan Lentil Soup" 

The weather is warming up slowly, but soup is good anytime. A bowl of hearty soup a slice of artsian bread 
paired with a salad and you have a complete meal... So without further adieu' here is my recipe for Moroccan Soup.


Ingredients:
2+onions chopped
2+ cloves of garlic or (Minced in Jar too)
1 tsp. ginger
6 cups water
1 cup of red lentils
1 (15 oz)can of garbanzo beans,drained
1 (19 oz.) can of cannellini beans
1 14.5 oz) can of Hunt's diced tomatoes
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Jump's

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, February 26, 2011, In : Spring, Spring!? 

Jump's

Spring is forever eternal. Who said that? I don't remember , do any of you? If so please blog back and tell me too!

For now we will just know that it does. Otherwise how would we all get through such a very long Winter.
I start thinking of Spring in January, when I get my first glimpse of my seed catalogs,the Robins coming back,
the birds in the trees making more noise, or any temperature above 10' degrees!

Then there is the first Spring flower, Johnny Jump Up's... They are the...

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BYOB

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

BYOB

We all know what this abbreviation stands for most commonly is Bring your Own Bottle!
It my case it stands for Bring Your Own Body!
If you watch the Emmy's or the upcoming Oscars, just take a look @ what these Actors, Actress, and just Celebs do to their Bodies to maintain a certain Body Image!
It is Mind-Blowing, and sometimes Shocking too! As some have had to gain enormous amounts of weight for a part, that Fat Suits cannot mimic, or loose massive amounts of weight for a par...
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The Neck # 23

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, February 20, 2011, In : Big Fat Greek Wedding! 

The Neck #23

Names for that part of our body can be very insulting to the owner!
I will give you all a few examples.
  • Turkey neck
  • Jello Neck
  • Elephant Hide
  • Flabby Neck
Now I also know that as we age this part of our anatomy changes. It becomes looser,which makes it appear larger.
Then it will wiggle, or make our snapshots look Dam Awful!
So this is what I do to make some of this appear better than it is...
It is a little trick a model taught Me.... Tighten up your Jaw Muscles when posing for ...

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Lips #22

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, February 19, 2011, In : Kiss, Love, Lover 

Lips #22

                                                                            Pout, Potty, Pursed, Perfect Lips! 


What do your Lips say about you!?
Are they like the song by Rhee, Rhee, S&M,,, I like it, like it.!
Or are they more a sly suggestion?
Or are they Wet & Wild?
How have they been since you are accomplishing your Weight Goals?
Do you or others see them differently?
They are part of our Face, and are important to it and Us.
Do you have thin lips?
Full lips?
Define the...

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Miss Divadish Teaches!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, February 19, 2011, In : Cravings, we all have them! 
Postcards: Front side
Free recipes @ each class
                                                                                                    Free Drawings for Cookies & Cupcakes
                                                                                                    Bring a friend get a Free gift
                                                                                    Post this @ your work, school, gym or anywhere else people might be interested and when you sign up...

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Cheekbones

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Thursday, February 17, 2011, In : Your Face 

Cheekbones #20

Remember when Grand-Ma use to squeeze our little cheeks till it hurt!?
We all just hated that, and told our Mommy so. But she kept on doing it every time she seen us.

Then as we got older that changed to a Big Hug, and a sloppy kiss on the cheeks.
I think I liked the pinching better!

Then when we were young adults she totally switched things up and just took our hands and squeezed them a little.
Finally we were all grown up and stood taller than her, then everything w...

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New You #17

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Monday, February 14, 2011, In : No Snuggies here! 

New You #17

We all like to put those pair of jeans on that were a little tight once, almost couldn't get them on without laying Flat on your Back tight!
Today you go into that same closet, pull out those same jeans, and OMG>>> they are too Big!
What happened there, did they grow bigger overnight? did someone add more material so I wouldn't feel bad?
It is a Cold NO>>> to the above, You have lost that middle... And we all know what that means,
No Snuggies, No Sucking in the Gut till yo...
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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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"Falling In Love #12

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Wednesday, February 9, 2011, In : Heart, Head & Body 

'Falling in Love" #12

Valentine's Day is right around the corner, what can we do to make it a Healthier Day?
  1. Does Falling in Love even for awhile really make our endorphins go crazy?
  2. Can we overeat because of it?
I have some answers for the above questions.
Speaking from my  personal experiences only I can tell you it is Yes for both.
The whys are different for each one of us.
For me it is like a feeling of Euphoria, I can't wait too see him again, smell his cologne, look in his eyes and...

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Just a Bite #8

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, February 5, 2011, In : Reshaping our bodies 

What is the secret to loosing weight? how am I going to shed these pounds before whatever event?

These are all questions I think the Universe asks themselves.

The simple answer as I see it is food portions sizes, combinations of foods, and No Processed foods.

Of course if you absolutely have to have something, because those Cravings are worse than giving birth pains, then have Just one Bite.

Remember when the Big thing was taking a one bite of something and spitting it out? it wasn't for the fo...


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Little Piggy#6

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, February 4, 2011, In : Pitch the Dish 

Following the Miss Potters story book, this Little Piggy, I am sure she did not have in mind how we as a Nation have gotten this way.

Why TV and ads in our papers will not rest till we all have weight problems or diseases from our weight problems.

How can we as a Nation and a prosperous country tell them No-MORE!

I think we need to solicit the help of our congress, our legislators, our pet dogs!

I mean it, my dog Travis is the best Weight Watcher I own. He is a very active Border -Collie Mix Bre...


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Biggest loser#5

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, February 4, 2011, In : No Fridge Piggies 

We all hear the TV hype about how we all need to slim down to a reasonable size. 

Super-Size me is No longer in McDonald's commercials advertising.

Taco-Bell's is now pushing veggie taco's 

Arby's is back to pushing the BBQ everything hamburger

Domino's is limiting you to 256 pizza's deliveries.

Every commercial on TV is Food Gluttony.

We just don't stand a chance, we are consistently bombarded with it 24/7

So here is my common sense approach to the obvious over-eating they are forcing Us to watch....


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Firming The Batwings!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Wednesday, February 2, 2011, In : Exercise Tip! 

Hello everyone:

As a person who will try almost anything to keep looking modestly good, I found a simple exercise that works on that problem area we so nicely call "The Batwing " skin under the forearms. As we loose weight this skin losses it's elasticity and it swings or spreads like a Bat's Wing's, hence the name it has so doubly received, Batwings!

The little Secret Remedy.... is using a elastic Rubber band exercise rope. You can get them @ any Sports equipment department in almost an...


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Forget the Calories!?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Thursday, January 27, 2011, In : Can't Stop me Now! 
Yes another year has started, and we are all thinking, oh,oh, the Skinny-A------! Jeans are not going to fit!
Well here is what I say about that. As a fellow Weight-Watcher, Jenny-Craiger, Atkins meal eater, etc, etc, etc,
the best Diet and I literally Hate that word, is No Diet @ all!
Let me speak frank here, when you even mentioned the word Diet your Whole body does the Shriver thing, what's that you ask? it is something my grand-daughter use to do when she was but a baby, and it was Sooooooo,...
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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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Healthy Eating

Posted by Gianna E. Ianos on Sunday, January 9, 2011, In : Healthier You! 
Welcome the New Year with a New You!
Celebrate that you and you alone can make a difference in your Life!
See all your imperfections as opportunities to make them better!
Forget that ad on TV that says you can be a size (6) by your Birthday!
What you should be focusing on is who You want to be for the rest of your Life!
Set small goals that are manageable, attainable, and reward yourself with a compliment instead of negative attitude.
Anyone, and I mean anyone can achieve their measurement of Succe...

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FREE>FREE>FREE!

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

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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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2011 New Recipes, New Year!

Posted by Gianna E. Ianos on Friday, December 17, 2010, In : Joy of Good Cooking! 
As 2010 winds down, and we all catch our breaths a bit before another year begins,@ Divadish we are preparing to make 2011 another banner year.
We have been working in the kitchens tasting and trying some new recipes, adding new twists to others and finding some great food choices.
We will be expanding all our lines, and especially our cookies, & desserts.
As I find myself thinking on how we can have our Cake & Eat it too, I do just that, but not adding as much sugars.
I instead cut the sugars do...

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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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Cookie Contest @Once Upon a Chef!

Posted by Gianna E. Ianos on Thursday, December 2, 2010, In : Cookie Contest! 
I have entered my Ginger Creams Cookies @ this Wonderful cooking site, if it is picked I will win
a Le French Oval Roaster valued @$275.00 dollars, a write up in their cooking mag & site coverage.
I am so excited to be considered and it is a very good cookie,
my Fans & Peeps say so and they never-ever Lie -to Me!
Wish Divadish Luck, and cross your toes for extra measure... Yes it New York humor....!

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Being Thankful!

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

Getting ready for Thanksgiving!

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

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

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

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

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

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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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Creamy/Chicken Soup W/Egg Noodles !

Posted by Gianna E. Ianos on Friday, October 15, 2010, In : Chicken Soup 2010 
Just like my Great-Grandma used to make, except better, because I put more delicious ingredients in it.. Times were tough over 100+ years ago...! Big Chunks of Chicken, loads of veggies, creamy chicken gravy slowed cooked over a 10+ hours, gives you one smooth tasting Chicken/Soup. I usually add the egg noodles after everything is all cooked and flavors are completely blended.
With the cold snap hitting this weekend this will definitely be a winner with my family.
Of course Miss Divadish coul...

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