Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Divadish Personal Chef Services: Winter Meals!!!

Divadish Personal Chef Services: Winter Meals!!!: Divadish Kitchens & Catering Beef Stew The cold brings out the best soups and stews season...Brrrrrrr! My beef stew is delicious full...

Winter Meals!!!

Divadish Kitchens & Catering





Beef Stew

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

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

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

Seasonings: 1/2 -3/4 tsp of each
Garlic powder
Basil
Sea Salt
Beef stock
Beef Gravy
Oregano

put all ingredients together in crock pot or slow cook in Oven roaster @ 325 for first 2+ hours then last hour or so @ 275 till everything is soft and tender.

Serve with a hearty crusty bread and butter and a side salad and you have a well balanced complete meal for you and your family.
Leftovers if there are any freeze very well, and keep for app. 90 days.

Enjoy this recipe and share it with other foodies, Eating Healthy is always my goal and it serve you and your family well to do the same. 

Divadish Personal Chef Services
Chef Gianna E. Ianos

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Divadish Personal Chef Services: Low Fat Meals???

Divadish Personal Chef Services: Low Fat Meals???: Divadish Kitchens & Catering Stuffed Pork Chops Pork the other white meat? Yes indeed, and it has as many ways to fix it as chicken, ...

Low Fat Meals???

Divadish Kitchens & Catering



Stuffed Pork Chops


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

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

The stuffing is made with chicken stock and assorted seasonings with No Butter or margarine added, I do add a 1/4 cup of brown sugar to it plus a secret ingredient to make it pop, but other than that it is totally fat free stuffing, Yes you are reading it right, O FAT!!!!

Cook these @ 350' temp in oven till internal temp is 165' till no pink juices show.They will be moist, delicious and Low in Fat..... 

Healthy Eating everyone.. 

Divadish Personal Chef Services...

Chef Gianna

Friday, November 28, 2014

Divadish Personal Chef Services: Mini-Turkey's!!!

Divadish Personal Chef Services: Mini-Turkey's!!!: Divadish Kitchens & Catering Mini -Turkeys Thanksgiving week deserves it's attentions towards our favorite foods week, here is on...

Mini-Turkey's!!!

Divadish Kitchens & Catering



Mini -Turkeys


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

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

I prepare them with a olive oil basting and seasoned with garlic, basil and sea salt, then rub them with kitchen bouquet for additional flavor.
Slow cook them @ 325' oven till internal temp. reaches 160; degrees, then you let them sit for app. 10- 15 minutes before slicing them, add your gravy and other traditional fixings and you have a delicious lower fat meal of course it does depend on how and what you fix for your other sides..:)

Holiday Meals do not need to mean hours in the kitchens and slaving over your hot ovens and not enjoying your families and friends, with a little planning everyone can have a good healthy meal and enjoy the Best part of The Holidays our family's and friends....

Divadish cares about all the aspects of cooking and our love ones are part of that equation too, go and enjoy and remember Eat Healthy for Life!!!