Sunday, August 17, 2014

Shrimp & Pasta?

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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 pasta remember the shrimp, it goes so well with everything, and it is O Fat and Low in CALORIES, What's Not To Like!!!!!

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Divadish Personal Chef Services: Meat Pies?

Divadish Personal Chef Services: Meat Pies?: Divadish Kitchens & Catering Meat Pies!!! Europe is not the only place you can eat meat pies! Divadish created this recipe for a clie...

Meat Pies?

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Meat Pies!!!


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

I made this one pictured above with sweet bell mini peppers, slice Vidilla onions, sliced sharp cheddar cheese, and a crust made from phyllio leaves. Making it light, fluffy and less calories.

The end result when finished was a beautiful site indeed and it makes me so Happy to offer my clients Heart -Healthy Delicious Choices too.

So when you want to have something other that frozen or fast food, please let your fingers do the walking to text or call Divadish Tonight! She will be Happy to make you one of these Meat Pies Too! :)

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Sunday, August 3, 2014

Chicken for Dinner?

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Greek Chicken


Who's Loves Chicken? 

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

Here are some meals that come to mind.

  • Stir-fry and seasoned rice
  • Ginger Sauce & Apricots with Chicken fried rice and pea pods
  • Seared Greek Chicken with Rosemary seasoned red potatoes
  • Grilled chicken with a Brandy or Rum Marinade
  • Italian Breaded Chicken (Baked or in Red or White Sauce)
  • Chicken 
    Chili
  • Pan fried chicken with sweet bell peppers and onions
See what I mean you can do anything with that meat, white or dark it adds to our meals and is still inexpensive to cook and serve.

So when you are at the grocery store next time and are getting deeply depressed by those outrageous beef prices take another look at the other meat counters and remember you can cook something else other than Cow for dinner tonight!
Your waistline will also thank you and your family will believe you are a Master Chef, You Go Girlfriend.

Divadish helping you aspire to Greater things in Your Kitchens.
Eat Healthy and Living your Life to the fullest!
Chef Gianna

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Saturday, July 26, 2014

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Organic Chicken Pot Pie!!!



The Old saying "Your are what you Eat" is very true indeed. Why you ask, well let's talk about that for a bit.

Fast foods chains may be trying to lure us back with the salads, or the wraps, but do you really know what is in them? how many calories are there in each one?
How much sugar in the dressing, and what did you pick for a beverage?

Why am I asking all these questions because when they say Fast food that is what it means, it does not mean Home made, made to order or carefully selected ingredients to make it healthier.

You have to ask yourself can I eat this everyday? or can I eat this occasionally?Will it screw up my good diet? or eating habits? 
The answers are not complicated, do you eat wholesome foods all week? do you drink plenty of water? and do you exercise? these are the common denominators for anyone to stay well threw out their entire life and reap the benefits from it as well.
As a human race we tend to skip around a bit on the word Healthy because it might taste bad, like the commercials keep saying try it you might like it!
I agree on that point because once you start adding in some good choices in your diet you become accustomed to it very quickly and will be tempted less often by the Fast Food Merry -Go- Rounds.

Here are some healthier choices for you to think about when you go out to eat.

  • Ask for dressings on the side
  • If it has breading on it ask if it is heavy or pan fry it, it is lighter and less greasy
  • Gravies ask for them on side
  • Potatoes choose baked with sour cream and butter on side
  • Beverages (Do not ask for a Big Pop) if you must have one ask for one small glass and no refills Please!
  • Always add a piece of fruit to your meal for these reasons, fills you up, meaning you will eat less, and is good fiber and balances your sugar levels. Making you loose weight naturally!
  • Eat Proteins first, salads and fruits next and if you need a sweet add a small cookie not iced or a small slice of fruit pie. Your plate should be 70/30 meaning 70% Veggies and fruits and grains and 30% lean proteins.
  • Keep a journal of how you are doing or a app on your Iphones or Smart phone will help you stay on track, and watch yourself and your waistline thank you later.
This is easier than you think and with all the technology out there to help you it is even easier, good luck and like I always say " Healthy Eating is a LIFESTYLE"

Divadish Personal Chef Services
Chef Gianna

Good Food Good Life?

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Organic Chicken Pot Pie!!!


The Old saying "Your are what you Eat" is very true indeed. Why you ask, well let's talk about that for a bit.

Fast foods chains may be trying to lure us back with the salads, or the wraps, but do you really know what is in them? how many calories are there in each one?
How much sugar in the dressing, and what did you pick for a beverage?

Why am I asking all these questions because when they say Fast food that is what it means, it does not mean Home made, made to order or carefully selected ingredients to make it healthier.

You have to ask yourself can I eat this everyday? or can I eat this occasionally?Will it screw up my good diet? or eating habits? 
The answers are not complicated, do you eat wholesome foods all week? do you drink plenty of water? and do you exercise? these are the common denominators for anyone to stay well threw out their entire life and reap the benefits from it as well.
As a human race we tend to skip around a bit on the word Healthy because it might taste bad, like the commercials keep saying try it you might like it!
I agree on that point because once you start adding in some good choices in your diet you become accustomed to it very quickly and will be tempted less often by the Fast Food Merry -Go- Rounds.

Here are some healthier choices for you to think about when you go out to eat.

  • Ask for dressings on the side
  • If it has breading on it ask if it is heavy or pan fry it, it is lighter and less greasy
  • Gravies ask for them on side
  • Potatoes choose baked with sour cream and butter on side
  • Beverages (Do not ask for a Big Pop) if you must have one ask for one small glass and no refills Please!
  • Always add a piece of fruit to your meal for these reasons, fills you up, meaning you will eat less, and is good fiber and balances your sugar levels. Making you loose weight naturally!
  • Eat Proteins first, salads and fruits next and if you need a sweet add a small cookie not iced or a small slice of fruit pie. Your plate should be 70/30 meaning 70% Veggies and fruits and grains and 30% lean proteins.
  • Keep a journal of how you are doing or a app on your Iphones or Smart phone will help you stay on track, and watch yourself and your waistline thank you later.
This is easier than you think and with all the technology out there to help you it is even easier, good luck and like I always say " Healthy Eating is a LIFESTYLE"

Divadish Personal Chef Services
Chef Gianna

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Is your Garden Biting You?

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As we get into our glorious days of Summer, one thing always puts a Buzz Kill to totally enjoying it,Bugs! 

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

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

Mosquitoes:

Instead of using DEET, bases spray products which of course work but are not environmentally safe there are plant based natural alternatives.
The product called PMD is a lemon eucalyptus oil extract that is very effective smells nice and is approved by the CDC and Prevention and it's available products that use these ingredients Repel Lemon Eucalyptus or Cutter Lemon Eucalyptus

Wasps:
Using peppermint soap diluted with hot water and put into a spray bottle will keep these flying pests from making your yard theirs!
You can also use this mix for ant hills at your foundations or sidewalks, destroying there scent hills and making them move onto other not so annoying you areas.

Garden Pests(aphids,white flies,scale )
There is a horticultural oil used by professional landscapers that will not harm your plants but get rid of your pests!
Another way is using a formulated insecticide soap that you spray on the infected plants.
And last but not least a concentrated amount of dish soap diluted in a spray bottle will also help and keep them under control, but please be diligent as this is not as strong as the recommend products.

If in doubt here are the the product words to look for when buying commercial products for your household or yards.

Certified by Organic Materials Institute for use in gardens or households.
Let's all enjoy our Summer a little bit more and our gardens and yards to the fullest.

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