Sunday, November 16, 2014

Thank You from Second Harvest Heartland

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Divadish Personal Chef Services: Staying Well ?

Divadish Personal Chef Services: Staying Well ?: Divadish Kitchens & Catering Spinach Bacon Quiche' Eating healthy is easier than you think and is one of the ways to help your Im...

Staying Well ?

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Spinach Bacon Quiche'


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

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

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

It is OK to celebrate during the Holidays with our favorite foods but make sure you are also eating plenty of vegetables and fruits along with lean proteins whole grains and low fat dairy. To learn more about eating for your body type visit choosemyplate.gov

2. Exercise often

Regular exercise helps flush bacteria from the lungs and may even reduce cancer causing cells from our bodies through increased waste, such as urine and sweat.Exercising also increase white blood cells, which detect diseases earlier.
3.Sleep more
When you sleep your body produces cytokines, which are proteins that reduce inflammation, infections and stress.
In addition lack of sleep increases our risks for obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

4. Stress less

Living in our World today with all that we are expected to do and now with technology as advanced as it is we get less down time. 
Stress creeps in and does it Bad thing by releasing a hormone called Cortisol, this little hormone wracks havoc with our immune systems leading to weight gain, and chronic illness.
How can you help your stress levels, take 10 minutes each day to do deep breathing exercises, a brisk walk, yoga, meditation, these things will help manage your busy life.

5. Live well

Lifestyle choices can also help your overall health.
Quitting or not smoking, drinking in moderation. Reduce your blood pressure levels, washing your hands regularly, limit your exposure to sick people.

6. Supplement wisely
Here is a list of musts:

  • Vitamin C 1,000-2,000 mgs daily
  • Vitmin D3 2,000-5,000 mgs daily
  • Echinacea 1-2 tabs per manufacture directions .
  • Elderberry 3.8 grams per manufacture directions
To capture the Best Healthy Life make good eating a regular way of life, exercise often, make better life choices to make Your Life the Best it can be!

*Excerpts are from The Healthy Living Magazine article by Dr. Andrew Myers

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Divadish Personal Chef Services: BBQ Meals, sandwiches, etc....

Divadish Personal Chef Services: BBQ Meals, sandwiches, etc....: Divadish Kitchens & Catering Brandy BBQ!! Fall is now in our shadows and daylight savings is Sunday, sooooooo? what do we do now....?...

BBQ Meals, sandwiches, etc....

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Brandy BBQ!!


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

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

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

Here are some suggestions for you to try in your own kitchens fellow Foodies.

Using Wines, Brandies, Rums in your sauces and as a marinade to your meats accomplishes two things, it softens and enhances meats, it also adds a enhanced flavor component to your sauces.

Now I am not saying pour a whole bottle in it, I am suggesting a 1/4 cup to a 1/3 cup depending on your menu item.

Spillage it happens can easily be wiped up with your tongue, (Just Kidding)...

So there you have it Foodies, this weeks Food Tips and some new ways to make up a excuse to use Alcohol in the kitchen,,, Good Luck and Happy & Healthy Cooking. 

Ciao Bella & Bellos, 
The Diva 
Chef G.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Divadish Personal Chef Services: Taco Soup!!!!

Divadish Personal Chef Services: Taco Soup!!!!: Divadish Kitchens & Catering Taco Soup This weeks soup is Taco , if you Love Taco's you will Love this easy making soup.....! You...

Taco Soup!!!!

Divadish Kitchens & Catering



Taco Soup

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

Your list of ingredients:
  • (2) cans of Mild Chili Beans with sauce
  • (2) cams of diced tomatoes 
  • (2) cans of tomato sauce
  • (1) can of tomato paste ( add water to paste in a separate container, app. 2 cups till all is blended then add to your soup mixture)
  • 1 tsp. of cayenne pepper
  • (1) pkg. of taco seasonings
  • 1/2 tsp. of Ginger (dry)
  • 1LB. of browned 80/20 chuck hamburger (drain all fluid off before adding to the crock pot) I season this with a Taco seasoning and olive oil while browning it.
Put all of these ingredients in a crock pot on High setting for 2 hours stirring occasionally till blended, then switch heat to Low and simmer still stirring occasionally for another 2+ hours, tasting in between so if you need more punch you use that time to do so and add it.

Serve this delicious soup with taco chips and a dollop of sour cream and some Mexican cheese blend  and you have a hearty soup and low in calorie too.

You may also make a complete meal by adding a 1/2 turkey sandwich and a side salad to round it out.

Dessert rounds this meal out with Ginger/Molasses cookies, okay I am getting hungry, enjoy this weeks recipe and Blog this to others and share my food blog with others, gotta keep the Foodie Chain growing now don't We?