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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Cheesecake?

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


Raspberry Cheesecake Oh Yum:)

Valentines Day February 14th,2014

Want to be your sweeties favorite person?

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

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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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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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Real Italian Lasagna!

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



Lasagna

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

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SOUP'S ON!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Tuesday, January 29, 2013, In : Winter Soup's 

                                                                       Hearty Turkey Soup
What is your favorite soup during this Winter ?
I have many fav's such as the one pictured. Since a Chef never ever throws almost anything away because you might be able to use it in something. Of course it must be okay to do so, but I always save my meat bones and leftovers for soups , they have already been cooked and seasoned so they only need some vegies and broth or gravy added to them and Whala you h...
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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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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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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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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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My Comfort Food Meal!

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

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

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

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


To me it screams ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh, and it tastes delicious.

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

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Grilled Chicken Flatbread Sandwich

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Monday, September 3, 2012, In : New Recipe 

 

 Grilled meat always taste better doesn't it. This particular sandwich was a new recipe I was trying and I gotta say it turned out Yummy with a capital "Y"!

Sometimes you can just eat the whole thing just standing there in your kitchen, but you know you should go sit down at the table like a Lady,,, yeah right....!

Well I did go sit down and not because I am a Lady, but I was dropping food all my kitchen floor and thought it would be less messy if I just sat down.

This flatbread sandwich was li...

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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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Seared Chicken!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I usually put some grated Parmesan Cheese on top to add to the deliciousnes...
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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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Steaks

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






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

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

Here is how I made my steak.

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

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

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


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

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

Baked in small batches and all done by Hand,,, each batch makes (6) round loaves.
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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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Soup's on @ Divadish Kitchens!

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

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

The picture above is just one of those small batched soups that comes out of our kitchens.
Chef Gianna likes to call it one of her Masterpieces, because it is not a watery, thinned down version of what other resturants tell you is soup.
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PAY PAL IS LIVE@DIVADISH!

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

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

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

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

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

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PayPal Coming Soon to Divadish

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

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

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






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


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

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

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Tuesday, September 13, 2011, In : Fall Desserts! 
The air is crisp, the leaves are starting to change, and our minds drift off to warmer meals, and pumpkin desserts.
This is one such dessert. Prepared a touch different than most recipes which are all sugar and not so much pumpkin. 
At Divadish we want to focus our attention to all the flavor of pumpkin has to offer. Combined with spices, a cinnamon and butter base and sprinkle it all  with a crumble topping and spiced icing.
These little babies are moist, light and just the right amount ...
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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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Lasagna Tonight!?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, September 4, 2011, In : Call ahead Meals @ Divadish! 

Divadish Kitchens can make this delicious lasagna dish for you and your sweetheart.

This is a 9x13 size pan of cheesy, meaty, goodness!
Each forkful is loaded with meat and tender penne noodles.
Available in Take -U-Bake or fully cooked and delivered.

When you are trying to think of something different and delicious and good for you tonight
or anytime why not call Divadish for your Dinner choices.

Check out my web site @divadishkitchenscatering.com 
This and many other selections are avail...
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Divdish is Celebrating!!!!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Thursday, September 1, 2011, In : Anniversary! 
Happy (1) Year Anniversary to Divadish!

I cannot believe it has been a year already. 

I have had a very good year, and am very thankful to all of my customers who have tried Divadish and enjoyed it.

Without you there would be no need for my culinary skills and that would make me very sad.

Continue to  tell others about Divadish and share in the Joy of Good Eating!

Thank you for your business and look forward to seeing you all again.

Chef Gianna






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TAKE-U-Bake- Meals @ DIVADISH

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, August 7, 2011, In : Take-U-Bake- Meals 
This is one of Divadish's regular menu items.
The whole roasting chicken is hormone -free, free range, and delicious because of it.
The pictured meal feeds (8) good size servings of 5-6oz each,+a side of the lemon wedge potatoes.

I can prepare this meal in your kitchens or you may do a Take U-Bake in your kitchen.
Additional sides that compliment this meal:
  • Greek Salad
  • Pickled Cauliflower
  • Garlic & Dill Butter Broccoli
  • Almond & Garlic butter Green beans
  • Artisan Breads & Spreads
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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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Professional Chef Services On Sale!

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

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Summer Salads

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, July 9, 2011,

Divadish Kitchens loves to make salads.
They are simple, do not heat up the kitchen and are a satisfying meal.

The pictured salad is a Pear & Blue cheese with Sweet Bell peppers.
I sometimes will add crumbled lean bacon crisps to it for extra protein, or sliced hard boiled eggs.

The dressing I make with this is a dry ground mustard, Italian wine vinegar, dark green olive oil, and sugar to taste. Shake all together all ingredients in a glass jar, and refrigerate any leftovers.

Their a...
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Red, White & Blue!

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

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

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Lasagna

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Quiche's

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, May 29, 2011, In : Breakfast 
Breakfast is our most important meal of the day.
Why? because we have been sleeping all night and need to fuel our bodies.
This Quiche pictured above is one of those fuel choices.

It is a Divadish original recipe, and made to order for any of my clients.
This pie serves (6) good size slices, or (8) smaller ones.
I sell them for $38.00 each.
All ingredients & seasonings, are natural & organic.
All of my quiches are crust less, I prefer to use crumbled breads or potato or vegetable crusts, t...
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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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Stay-Kation!!!!

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

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

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

Prices include labor onl...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Cheesecake?

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


Raspberry Cheesecake Oh Yum:)

Valentines Day February 14th,2014

Want to be your sweeties favorite person?

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

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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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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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Real Italian Lasagna!

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



Lasagna

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

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SOUP'S ON!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Tuesday, January 29, 2013, In : Winter Soup's 

                                                                       Hearty Turkey Soup
What is your favorite soup during this Winter ?
I have many fav's such as the one pictured. Since a Chef never ever throws almost anything away because you might be able to use it in something. Of course it must be okay to do so, but I always save my meat bones and leftovers for soups , they have already been cooked and seasoned so they only need some vegies and broth or gravy added to them and Whala you h...
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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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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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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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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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My Comfort Food Meal!

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

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

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

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


To me it screams ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh, and it tastes delicious.

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

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Grilled Chicken Flatbread Sandwich

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Monday, September 3, 2012, In : New Recipe 

 

 Grilled meat always taste better doesn't it. This particular sandwich was a new recipe I was trying and I gotta say it turned out Yummy with a capital "Y"!

Sometimes you can just eat the whole thing just standing there in your kitchen, but you know you should go sit down at the table like a Lady,,, yeah right....!

Well I did go sit down and not because I am a Lady, but I was dropping food all my kitchen floor and thought it would be less messy if I just sat down.

This flatbread sandwich was li...

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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.
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Seared Chicken!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I usually put some grated Parmesan Cheese on top to add to the deliciousnes...
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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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Steaks

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






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

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

Here is how I made my steak.

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

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

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


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

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

Baked in small batches and all done by Hand,,, each batch makes (6) round loaves.
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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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Soup's on @ Divadish Kitchens!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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PayPal Coming Soon to Divadish

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

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

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






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


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

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

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Tuesday, September 13, 2011, In : Fall Desserts! 
The air is crisp, the leaves are starting to change, and our minds drift off to warmer meals, and pumpkin desserts.
This is one such dessert. Prepared a touch different than most recipes which are all sugar and not so much pumpkin. 
At Divadish we want to focus our attention to all the flavor of pumpkin has to offer. Combined with spices, a cinnamon and butter base and sprinkle it all  with a crumble topping and spiced icing.
These little babies are moist, light and just the right amount ...
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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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Lasagna Tonight!?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, September 4, 2011, In : Call ahead Meals @ Divadish! 

Divadish Kitchens can make this delicious lasagna dish for you and your sweetheart.

This is a 9x13 size pan of cheesy, meaty, goodness!
Each forkful is loaded with meat and tender penne noodles.
Available in Take -U-Bake or fully cooked and delivered.

When you are trying to think of something different and delicious and good for you tonight
or anytime why not call Divadish for your Dinner choices.

Check out my web site @divadishkitchenscatering.com 
This and many other selections are avail...
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Divdish is Celebrating!!!!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Thursday, September 1, 2011, In : Anniversary! 
Happy (1) Year Anniversary to Divadish!

I cannot believe it has been a year already. 

I have had a very good year, and am very thankful to all of my customers who have tried Divadish and enjoyed it.

Without you there would be no need for my culinary skills and that would make me very sad.

Continue to  tell others about Divadish and share in the Joy of Good Eating!

Thank you for your business and look forward to seeing you all again.

Chef Gianna






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TAKE-U-Bake- Meals @ DIVADISH

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, August 7, 2011, In : Take-U-Bake- Meals 
This is one of Divadish's regular menu items.
The whole roasting chicken is hormone -free, free range, and delicious because of it.
The pictured meal feeds (8) good size servings of 5-6oz each,+a side of the lemon wedge potatoes.

I can prepare this meal in your kitchens or you may do a Take U-Bake in your kitchen.
Additional sides that compliment this meal:
  • Greek Salad
  • Pickled Cauliflower
  • Garlic & Dill Butter Broccoli
  • Almond & Garlic butter Green beans
  • Artisan Breads & Spreads
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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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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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Summer Salads

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, July 9, 2011,

Divadish Kitchens loves to make salads.
They are simple, do not heat up the kitchen and are a satisfying meal.

The pictured salad is a Pear & Blue cheese with Sweet Bell peppers.
I sometimes will add crumbled lean bacon crisps to it for extra protein, or sliced hard boiled eggs.

The dressing I make with this is a dry ground mustard, Italian wine vinegar, dark green olive oil, and sugar to taste. Shake all together all ingredients in a glass jar, and refrigerate any leftovers.

Their a...
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Red, White & Blue!

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

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

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Lasagna

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Quiche's

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, May 29, 2011, In : Breakfast 
Breakfast is our most important meal of the day.
Why? because we have been sleeping all night and need to fuel our bodies.
This Quiche pictured above is one of those fuel choices.

It is a Divadish original recipe, and made to order for any of my clients.
This pie serves (6) good size slices, or (8) smaller ones.
I sell them for $38.00 each.
All ingredients & seasonings, are natural & organic.
All of my quiches are crust less, I prefer to use crumbled breads or potato or vegetable crusts, t...
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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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Stay-Kation!!!!

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

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

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

Prices include labor onl...

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