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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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Top Catering Company!!!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Monday, April 13, 2015, In : Top Caterer Recognition! 
Divadish is working her magic in the NorthEast Metro Area, I have been voted The Top #3 Catering Company in The Andover Area. Bragging rights are given to my company by Thumbtack Professional Web Site .

Click on the link and read more.  http://thumbtack.com/mn/andover/catering

Many Thanks, from Divadish Kitchens & Catering.

Chef Gianna E. Ianos Owner & Chef.

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Thumbtack 's Top Chef's

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Wednesday, February 18, 2015, In : Top Chef Spotlight 
Divadish was chosen among many other applicants to be featured on Thumbtack Spotlight Feature. 

This is a very prestigious award and solidifies my own Mission statement that my clients come first .
I want to thank everyone who has helped me achieve this recognition and also for Thumbtack who choose my company.
You can find my spotlight feature here@ http://www.thumbtack.com/mn/minneapolis/chef/


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Top Chef 's In Minnesota!!!!!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Tuesday, February 17, 2015, In : Top Chef Feature 
http://www.thumbtack.com/mn/minneapolis/chef/

Please check out this link and see that Divadish Personal Chef Services made the cut.... I am so excited to be featured, please share this with friends thank you Gianna
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Who's your Super Hero?

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


Apple/Peach Pie?

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

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

Super Hero Powers woul...

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Shrimp & Pasta!!

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


Shrimp & Angel Hair Pasta!!!

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

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

So when you get hungry 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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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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Chicken Pot Pie Oh My!?

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


Creamy, Dreamy, Chicken Pot Pie

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

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

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Cheesecake?

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


Raspberry Cheesecake Oh Yum:)

Valentines Day February 14th,2014

Want to be your sweeties favorite person?

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

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Diabetes Prevention?

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

Excerpts reprinted by Divadish Personal Chef Services


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

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

How does this happen? the pancreas has two parts the Head and t...
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MC DIVA BURGER:)

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, January 18, 2014, In : Mac Burger's 


DIVA MC BURGER!!!!!

Divadish likes to mix it up, and here is one of those mix up's.... I call it my version of a MC Donalds Burger except a whole lot more tasty and better for you:)

I created this for one of my clients since he just loves burgers and I wanted to make him something good and delicious too.So I created this little Devil of a Burger. Here is what I did....

Recipe:
1 LB. of 80% Ground Chuck
1/2 Vandilia onion diced
1 Tbsp. of garlic powder
1 tsp. of seasoned salt
1 Tbsp of Mild Mustard
1 T...

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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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SAD SEASON?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Tuesday, December 17, 2013, In : Need Daylight? 
Article written in Allina Magazine

Need more daylight?

SAD is depression that occurs at a specific time of the year. Experts say it is related to hormone regulation, body temperature, and seasonal variations in sunlight.

Check this list for SAD Symptoms
* appetite changes
*weight gain
*low energy
*low sex drive
*fatigue, sleepiness
*trouble sleeping
*poor concentration
*irritable,and anxiety
*avoiding social activities
*drinking or self medication

What can you do or who can help?
Always talk to your primary...
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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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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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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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Cherry/Raspberry Pie Oh my!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, August 31, 2013, In : Fruit Pie's 


 Pie first....?
Presenting my original recipe for a slice of Heaven.... I Love pie better than cakes, and I like tart & sweet the
 best. So with that in mind I created this Cherry & Raspberry pie. The combination is really refreshing to your 
taste buds and it is just the right amount of sweet & tart too.I add a little extra raspberry syrup too the filling along with a few other secret ingredients and you have a piece of deliciousness. Of course pie season is all year long as far as I am concern...

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Crowd Cut Deal Goes Live (5/29-6-16-13)

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, May 24, 2013, In : Save $$$$ 

Menu Options:

Appetizers (all the below appetizers can be paired with a either dry or semi sweet red or white wines) (6-8 People)
Choose Two From The Following Selections:
- Spinach & Feta Meatballs
- Mini Quiches
- Mini Sandwich Bites
- Blue Cheese Spread & Bread
- Avocado Dips & Chips
- Mini Pizzas
* Delivered Cooked & In Re-heatable Containers
*Must provide your own liquor, but Divadish will provide shopping list

Cave Man's Special Menu Options:
Choose From
- BBQ Pork
- Beef Ribs
- Penne Lasagna
- Pulled ...


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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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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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Lemon Almond Cake

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, February 23, 2013, In : Desserts are okay again 


                                                                       Dessert anyone?
Divadish makes desserts that you can say Yes you Can have a slice...!

The above cake is one such cake. Low in sugar no processed ingredients, and low in calories too.
One  1/15 of a slice is 145 calories. That is allowable in almost all diet plans and it does not taste like cardboard either.

I am especially diligent about ingredients, complex sugars, and amount of icings goes on my desserts. Icing is wasted cal...
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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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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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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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What I have to Be Thankful for!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, November 18, 2012, In : Being Thankful 
                                             MY THANKSGIVING CELEBRATION

Growing up out East in a Greek & Italian family their was always two things involved, Noise, and plenty of good food!

We weren't The Norman Rockwell family picture, but we were a typical ethnic family. 
Daddy sat at the head of the table barking orders, Ma was at the other end telling Us to eat.
It was our tradition and I miss it very much. My Dad pass over 3+ years ago now, and my Ma is in a Care facility. 

No more Noise, la...
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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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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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Fried Ravioli!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, April 20, 2012, In : Fried Ravoili 

Fried Ravioli

I LOVE doing fun new things with food. No it is Not State Fair time but it could be @ Divadish Kitchens.

Boil them till cooked 5-8 minutes till they float to surface and this indicates they are done.

These beauties are Spinach & Feta and pan fired in Olive Oil and are delicious.

Then layer them in a 9x13 pan grate each layer with Parmesan Cheese and broil for app. 3-4 minutes till lightly brown.
Serve with a green salad, preferably with Italian or Greek dressing.

This extra process m...

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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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Beef Stew

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

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

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

Then there is the uncanny way we all put our ingredients together.
I seared m...
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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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Peanut Butter Kisses

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I usually put some grated Parmesan Cheese on top to add to the deliciousnes...
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Chocolate Desire Cake

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

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

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

Icing is a chocolate fudge drizzled over top with chocolate bits and powdered sugar over that.
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Turkey Dinner

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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Ice Cream Sale!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Wednesday, July 6, 2011, In : National Ice Cream Month 
July is National Ice Cream Month:

Did you know that?
In 1984 President Ronald Reagan desginated July as National Ice Cream month.
http://www.idfa.org/files/ice_cream_month_proclamation.pdf
He recognized ice cream as a fun and nutritious food
that is is enjoyed by 90% of the nations population.
In the proclamation, President Reagan called for all people of the United States to observe these events with "appropriate ceremonies and events."





Divadish is a retailer of Bridgeman's Ice Crea...
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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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Greek God's!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, June 17, 2011, In : Yogurt for a Healthier you! 
Divadish Kitchens Loves her yogurt.
You simply can add this yogurt to almost anything and make your dish taste better.

Some examples:
  • Dips
  • Spreads
  • Cakes
  • Cookies recipes
  • Sauces
  • Bread recipes
  • Fruit
  • Milkshakes
  • Smoothies
I literally find new ways to add this Power Protein to everything I eat.
The best and easiest part to a Healthy You and a Healthier Colon!

Colon Cancer is a very serious Silent Killer....!
This form of Cancer sneaks into our system without Us noticing a lot of of changes, until it is to...
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Yogurt for a Healthy Life!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Wednesday, June 15, 2011, In : Fit for Life! 
Greek God's Yogurt: Plain, Honey, or Strawberry flavored.

Thick, natural, with all the pro-biotics from enzymes of pure  ingredients can give you in one delicious spoonful!

DivaDish uses this product where she wants to cut down on the sugars in recipes and boost the moistness.

From Cakes, cookies, salad dressings,dips& spreads the uses almost seem endless!

What you get for using this wonderful product in your recipes is another form of rich protein, lean in calories,
great for your diges...

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Lemon Cookies

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Tuesday, June 7, 2011, In : Cookie Monster 
Finding a good sugar cookie recipe is almost as hard as finding a needle in a haystack.


These wafer thin buttery lemon crisps are melt in your mouth Yum!
Let me draw you a pictured in your mind, light, chewy, moist, and just the right amount of lemon to make your mouth say Yes please!
I like these anytime because they are not a heavy cookie, and you can have (3) @ only 50 calories...
Now you all know how we like more for less!...
Accompany them with your favorite beverage and you have a mid-mo...

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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 Classic!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Tuesday, May 31, 2011, In : Italian Potato Salad 
Potato Salad, is always a mainstay on everybody's summer picnics, BBQ's,Graduations,
or just about any event. 
I think it is because it is a all American favorite, like Apple -Pie, or a Ball park frank, or our hamburger.
It just goes with everything!

I do make my potato salad @ Divadish a little bit different though. 
My mother had a very good recipe that she gave to her daughters years ago,and we have changed it a bit over the years.
Here is my version:
  • Heavy Mayonnaise
  • 1/4-1/2 of half & hal...

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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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Graduations

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, May 21, 2011, In : Party /Events 
Graduations, are already here, wouldn't this decadent all chocolate cake be the hit of your friends!
This is one of my Chocolate Lover's Chocolate Fix it all cake. 
This bundt cake serves 15 nice size pieces and is all hand crafted, all Organic,
delicious tasting, with my secret gnache icing to Spoil all of you Rotten!
The Best part is the very affordable price of $35.00.... 
This and other desserts available, also my full menu of delicious meals.
I am your graduation headquarters @ prices an...
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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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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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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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Self-Help YOU!?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Wednesday, March 9, 2011, In : Questions & Answers 

Self-Help #40

Finding our answers to perplexing questions, or doubts is only a click away!

With that said you also have to realize that with all that information out there on the World-Wide Web, you still have to decipher it and understand it too.

So here is my advice, go to sites that have documented studies, and explain the most common causes or problems from ailments, medications, weight-loss, food alergyies etc.


One that I have found to be very helpful is Mayo- Clinic web...

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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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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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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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Get Back Your Wiggle

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Monday, January 31, 2011, In : Baked Granola 

Looking for a Breakfast cereal Or snack that tastes Good!?


When you put it in your mouth it does not make you think Cardboard!?


Well, I have the solution for you, this Baked granola is filled with flavor, lower in calories, and has a serving of fruit all in one bowl!


You can make it yourself, it is very low in cost, and most of us have all the ingredients in our kitchens.


Whole Oats, brown sugar,raisins, cranberry's, walnuts, pecans,almonds,applesauce, pumpkin spice, honey,

vanilla extr...


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God Bless Us everyone!

Posted by Gianna E. Ianos on Wednesday, December 15, 2010, In : Joy of Food! 

Catering the Joy of Food!

Divadish catering is celebrating her company's success one mouthful @ a time.
 We are grateful for the continued support, enthusiasm, kindness and dedication of my loyal supporters.
As Tiny Tim said in the Christmas Carol"Hoorah&God; Bless Us Everyone"
Thank you; Divadish Kitchens &Catering


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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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Wellness Meals Being offered by Divadish Kitchens & Catering!

Posted by Gianna E. Ianos on Tuesday, November 9, 2010, In : Wellness Meals!!!! 
Are you or someone you know recovery from Cancer? or are suffering from a long-term illness?
Miss Divadish can help you recover faster, build your strength back up quicker, and regain your positive attitude!
How you ask? No it is not a Miracle Cure, or some strange tasting Tonic!
Yes, it is a Well-Balanced Wellness Meal fixed especially for your type of illness and what that illness has done to you! I have worked with Cancer Recovery patients for over 30+ years, and have seen and experienced so...

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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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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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Top Catering Company!!!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Monday, April 13, 2015, In : Top Caterer Recognition! 
Divadish is working her magic in the NorthEast Metro Area, I have been voted The Top #3 Catering Company in The Andover Area. Bragging rights are given to my company by Thumbtack Professional Web Site .

Click on the link and read more.  http://thumbtack.com/mn/andover/catering

Many Thanks, from Divadish Kitchens & Catering.

Chef Gianna E. Ianos Owner & Chef.

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Thumbtack 's Top Chef's

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Wednesday, February 18, 2015, In : Top Chef Spotlight 
Divadish was chosen among many other applicants to be featured on Thumbtack Spotlight Feature. 

This is a very prestigious award and solidifies my own Mission statement that my clients come first .
I want to thank everyone who has helped me achieve this recognition and also for Thumbtack who choose my company.
You can find my spotlight feature here@ http://www.thumbtack.com/mn/minneapolis/chef/


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Top Chef 's In Minnesota!!!!!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Tuesday, February 17, 2015, In : Top Chef Feature 
http://www.thumbtack.com/mn/minneapolis/chef/

Please check out this link and see that Divadish Personal Chef Services made the cut.... I am so excited to be featured, please share this with friends thank you Gianna
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Who's your Super Hero?

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


Apple/Peach Pie?

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

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

Super Hero Powers woul...

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Shrimp & Pasta!!

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


Shrimp & Angel Hair Pasta!!!

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

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

So when you get hungry 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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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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Chicken Pot Pie Oh My!?

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


Creamy, Dreamy, Chicken Pot Pie

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

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

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Cheesecake?

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


Raspberry Cheesecake Oh Yum:)

Valentines Day February 14th,2014

Want to be your sweeties favorite person?

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

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Diabetes Prevention?

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

Excerpts reprinted by Divadish Personal Chef Services


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

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

How does this happen? the pancreas has two parts the Head and t...
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MC DIVA BURGER:)

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, January 18, 2014, In : Mac Burger's 


DIVA MC BURGER!!!!!

Divadish likes to mix it up, and here is one of those mix up's.... I call it my version of a MC Donalds Burger except a whole lot more tasty and better for you:)

I created this for one of my clients since he just loves burgers and I wanted to make him something good and delicious too.So I created this little Devil of a Burger. Here is what I did....

Recipe:
1 LB. of 80% Ground Chuck
1/2 Vandilia onion diced
1 Tbsp. of garlic powder
1 tsp. of seasoned salt
1 Tbsp of Mild Mustard
1 T...

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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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SAD SEASON?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Tuesday, December 17, 2013, In : Need Daylight? 
Article written in Allina Magazine

Need more daylight?

SAD is depression that occurs at a specific time of the year. Experts say it is related to hormone regulation, body temperature, and seasonal variations in sunlight.

Check this list for SAD Symptoms
* appetite changes
*weight gain
*low energy
*low sex drive
*fatigue, sleepiness
*trouble sleeping
*poor concentration
*irritable,and anxiety
*avoiding social activities
*drinking or self medication

What can you do or who can help?
Always talk to your primary...
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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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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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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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Cherry/Raspberry Pie Oh my!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, August 31, 2013, In : Fruit Pie's 


 Pie first....?
Presenting my original recipe for a slice of Heaven.... I Love pie better than cakes, and I like tart & sweet the
 best. So with that in mind I created this Cherry & Raspberry pie. The combination is really refreshing to your 
taste buds and it is just the right amount of sweet & tart too.I add a little extra raspberry syrup too the filling along with a few other secret ingredients and you have a piece of deliciousness. Of course pie season is all year long as far as I am concern...

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Crowd Cut Deal Goes Live (5/29-6-16-13)

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, May 24, 2013, In : Save $$$$ 

Menu Options:

Appetizers (all the below appetizers can be paired with a either dry or semi sweet red or white wines) (6-8 People)
Choose Two From The Following Selections:
- Spinach & Feta Meatballs
- Mini Quiches
- Mini Sandwich Bites
- Blue Cheese Spread & Bread
- Avocado Dips & Chips
- Mini Pizzas
* Delivered Cooked & In Re-heatable Containers
*Must provide your own liquor, but Divadish will provide shopping list

Cave Man's Special Menu Options:
Choose From
- BBQ Pork
- Beef Ribs
- Penne Lasagna
- Pulled ...


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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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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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Lemon Almond Cake

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, February 23, 2013, In : Desserts are okay again 


                                                                       Dessert anyone?
Divadish makes desserts that you can say Yes you Can have a slice...!

The above cake is one such cake. Low in sugar no processed ingredients, and low in calories too.
One  1/15 of a slice is 145 calories. That is allowable in almost all diet plans and it does not taste like cardboard either.

I am especially diligent about ingredients, complex sugars, and amount of icings goes on my desserts. Icing is wasted cal...
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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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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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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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What I have to Be Thankful for!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Sunday, November 18, 2012, In : Being Thankful 
                                             MY THANKSGIVING CELEBRATION

Growing up out East in a Greek & Italian family their was always two things involved, Noise, and plenty of good food!

We weren't The Norman Rockwell family picture, but we were a typical ethnic family. 
Daddy sat at the head of the table barking orders, Ma was at the other end telling Us to eat.
It was our tradition and I miss it very much. My Dad pass over 3+ years ago now, and my Ma is in a Care facility. 

No more Noise, la...
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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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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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Fried Ravioli!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, April 20, 2012, In : Fried Ravoili 

Fried Ravioli

I LOVE doing fun new things with food. No it is Not State Fair time but it could be @ Divadish Kitchens.

Boil them till cooked 5-8 minutes till they float to surface and this indicates they are done.

These beauties are Spinach & Feta and pan fired in Olive Oil and are delicious.

Then layer them in a 9x13 pan grate each layer with Parmesan Cheese and broil for app. 3-4 minutes till lightly brown.
Serve with a green salad, preferably with Italian or Greek dressing.

This extra process m...

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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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Beef Stew

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

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

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

Then there is the uncanny way we all put our ingredients together.
I seared m...
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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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Peanut Butter Kisses

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I usually put some grated Parmesan Cheese on top to add to the deliciousnes...
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Chocolate Desire Cake

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I hope this helps with holding...
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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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Ice Cream Sale!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Wednesday, July 6, 2011, In : National Ice Cream Month 
July is National Ice Cream Month:

Did you know that?
In 1984 President Ronald Reagan desginated July as National Ice Cream month.
http://www.idfa.org/files/ice_cream_month_proclamation.pdf
He recognized ice cream as a fun and nutritious food
that is is enjoyed by 90% of the nations population.
In the proclamation, President Reagan called for all people of the United States to observe these events with "appropriate ceremonies and events."





Divadish is a retailer of Bridgeman's Ice Crea...
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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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Greek God's!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Friday, June 17, 2011, In : Yogurt for a Healthier you! 
Divadish Kitchens Loves her yogurt.
You simply can add this yogurt to almost anything and make your dish taste better.

Some examples:
  • Dips
  • Spreads
  • Cakes
  • Cookies recipes
  • Sauces
  • Bread recipes
  • Fruit
  • Milkshakes
  • Smoothies
I literally find new ways to add this Power Protein to everything I eat.
The best and easiest part to a Healthy You and a Healthier Colon!

Colon Cancer is a very serious Silent Killer....!
This form of Cancer sneaks into our system without Us noticing a lot of of changes, until it is to...
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Yogurt for a Healthy Life!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Wednesday, June 15, 2011, In : Fit for Life! 
Greek God's Yogurt: Plain, Honey, or Strawberry flavored.

Thick, natural, with all the pro-biotics from enzymes of pure  ingredients can give you in one delicious spoonful!

DivaDish uses this product where she wants to cut down on the sugars in recipes and boost the moistness.

From Cakes, cookies, salad dressings,dips& spreads the uses almost seem endless!

What you get for using this wonderful product in your recipes is another form of rich protein, lean in calories,
great for your diges...

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Lemon Cookies

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Tuesday, June 7, 2011, In : Cookie Monster 
Finding a good sugar cookie recipe is almost as hard as finding a needle in a haystack.


These wafer thin buttery lemon crisps are melt in your mouth Yum!
Let me draw you a pictured in your mind, light, chewy, moist, and just the right amount of lemon to make your mouth say Yes please!
I like these anytime because they are not a heavy cookie, and you can have (3) @ only 50 calories...
Now you all know how we like more for less!...
Accompany them with your favorite beverage and you have a mid-mo...

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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 Classic!

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Tuesday, May 31, 2011, In : Italian Potato Salad 
Potato Salad, is always a mainstay on everybody's summer picnics, BBQ's,Graduations,
or just about any event. 
I think it is because it is a all American favorite, like Apple -Pie, or a Ball park frank, or our hamburger.
It just goes with everything!

I do make my potato salad @ Divadish a little bit different though. 
My mother had a very good recipe that she gave to her daughters years ago,and we have changed it a bit over the years.
Here is my version:
  • Heavy Mayonnaise
  • 1/4-1/2 of half & hal...

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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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Graduations

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Saturday, May 21, 2011, In : Party /Events 
Graduations, are already here, wouldn't this decadent all chocolate cake be the hit of your friends!
This is one of my Chocolate Lover's Chocolate Fix it all cake. 
This bundt cake serves 15 nice size pieces and is all hand crafted, all Organic,
delicious tasting, with my secret gnache icing to Spoil all of you Rotten!
The Best part is the very affordable price of $35.00.... 
This and other desserts available, also my full menu of delicious meals.
I am your graduation headquarters @ prices an...
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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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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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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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Self-Help YOU!?

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Wednesday, March 9, 2011, In : Questions & Answers 

Self-Help #40

Finding our answers to perplexing questions, or doubts is only a click away!

With that said you also have to realize that with all that information out there on the World-Wide Web, you still have to decipher it and understand it too.

So here is my advice, go to sites that have documented studies, and explain the most common causes or problems from ailments, medications, weight-loss, food alergyies etc.


One that I have found to be very helpful is Mayo- Clinic web...

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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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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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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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Get Back Your Wiggle

Posted by Gianna Elizabeth Ianos on Monday, January 31, 2011, In : Baked Granola 

Looking for a Breakfast cereal Or snack that tastes Good!?


When you put it in your mouth it does not make you think Cardboard!?


Well, I have the solution for you, this Baked granola is filled with flavor, lower in calories, and has a serving of fruit all in one bowl!


You can make it yourself, it is very low in cost, and most of us have all the ingredients in our kitchens.


Whole Oats, brown sugar,raisins, cranberry's, walnuts, pecans,almonds,applesauce, pumpkin spice, honey,

vanilla extr...


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God Bless Us everyone!

Posted by Gianna E. Ianos on Wednesday, December 15, 2010, In : Joy of Food! 

Catering the Joy of Food!

Divadish catering is celebrating her company's success one mouthful @ a time.
 We are grateful for the continued support, enthusiasm, kindness and dedication of my loyal supporters.
As Tiny Tim said in the Christmas Carol"Hoorah&God; Bless Us Everyone"
Thank you; Divadish Kitchens &Catering


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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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Wellness Meals Being offered by Divadish Kitchens & Catering!

Posted by Gianna E. Ianos on Tuesday, November 9, 2010, In : Wellness Meals!!!! 
Are you or someone you know recovery from Cancer? or are suffering from a long-term illness?
Miss Divadish can help you recover faster, build your strength back up quicker, and regain your positive attitude!
How you ask? No it is not a Miracle Cure, or some strange tasting Tonic!
Yes, it is a Well-Balanced Wellness Meal fixed especially for your type of illness and what that illness has done to you! I have worked with Cancer Recovery patients for over 30+ years, and have seen and experienced so...

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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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