Ten years ago, when my husband hired Eliana to help him with his diet and lifestyle, I thought it was a luxury. After I compared costs and benefits, I kept her service in mind, thinking that she could be helpful for me one day. That day arrived a few months later, when I was promoted in my work, got more responsibilities and decided ro delegate the struggling of food preparation for a while. Since then, I have been using her services over and over again, for the last 9 years, and never got bored of food she prepares for me.'' - Healthy meals, portion controlled. L.L. – Stamford, CT.
When my wife was diagnosed with Lyme disease and put in bed, my home felt apart. She was an extremely organized accountant and a great cook with a lot of energy to get throughout the day with a smile. My daughters and I were devastated. Eliana's food was particularly importat during this period since I had to work from home, taking care of my girls' activities and my wife who could not get up from bed, until we moved close to her family in Seattle. Eliana added a little fun to our dinners, introducing my daughters to ethnic dishes with stories about them, making those moments more interesting and distracting them from the fact that her mom was upstairs, sleppy most of the time. We will have those wonderful memories and her food in our hearts.'' Dinners for four people, four evenings per week – L.W. – Stamford, CT.
In only four years since I moved from home country, Germany, to Connecticut USA, my life changed greatly from being a student at UCCON, working part-time as a waitress in a upscale restaurant, to being the wife of a very succesful CEO of a big company and a mother of THREE BOYS. I did not have time to make too many friends but a neighbor brought Eliana's business card after she witnesses one of my breakdowns at the grocery store. Her nutritious and savory dishes gave me time to dedicate to my kids, and to get back on my feet after few months. And she introduced me to a whole new varitey of flavors and ingredients.'' - Healthy meals for four people, twice per week. G. Family – Greenwich, CT.
During the stressful period between my husband's diagnosis with bi-polar disorder and schizophrenia until the moment he was institutionalized, we were blessed to have Eliana preparing us our favorite dishes four evenings per week. She was respectful following our traditions, switching kitchen, utensils, china and silverware, depending on the recipes chosen. Always willing to please us with our requests, shew was cooperative and flexible, understanding that our environment was not as pleasant as she was.'' - Kosher, dinner for two, four evenings per week. D.S – Greenwich, CT
With two of my three boys with high blood pressure, having balanced low sodium dinners is a priority in my home. Eliana was always the perfect match to complement the service provided by our kitchen staff. She was creative in the selection of the menus from our selected recipe database, impeccable in all aspects of her activities at home.'' Low-sodium healthy dinners for three-four people, four evenings per week – R. Family. Greenwich, CT
Eliana has been helping me to keep track of my diet as a Diabetic for years, every time my wife travels overseas. we are grateful and my wife appreciate very much the extra dishes Eliana prepares for her as a surprise when she gets back home.'' - Healthy/portion controlled meals. J.R.P. – Stamford, CT
I can't thank Eliana enough for the great help. Having her delicious portions' controlled meals, individually packaged at hand was crucial to gain control over my eating habits. I was overweight and feeling sluggish all the time, eating McDonalds, Burger King and Taco Bell as my main meals. She helped me realized that my very low energy levels were mainly related to the food I was eating, and not only to my sedentary work. I lost enough pounds during our month working together to get motivated to continue taking care of myself. Learning from her how to eat healthy on-the-go and what types of snacks I should have at hand were the most important lifestyle change I've made.'' – Weight loss/portion controlled meals. C.L. – Stamford, CT
I found Eliana and instantly realized that she was the right person to help my 80-year old mother. After I had to move to Rhode Island for work related reasons, having her so far away in Trumbull, CT has been a matter of great concern. Eliana's reliabilty gave me peace of mind, knowing that my mom's caretakers could have easy access to defrost and reheat the delicious meals she carefully prepared following my mom's favorites' recipes. However, at one point, we had no choice but to choose a nursing home nearby. Eliana's meals were so missed by her.'' – Italian food – M.D. – Trumbull, CT
Resposible, hard worker, reliable, she was side by side with us for three month, being part of our family three mornings per week. She provided us our breakfasts, mid-morning snacks, lunches, mid-afternoon snacks, and dinners Monday thourh Saturday. My daughter lost 23 pounds the first 5 weeks, and continued losing weight after that. She kept higher than usuakl energy levels during the entire day, slept better and achieved steady overall well being. After the second month my doctor performed a few tets, my medication for blood preassure was reduced by third and I got rid of another prescribed to ''prevent'' diabetes. The swelling of my joints disappeared, I also regain good sleep, felt energetic and with clarity most of the day. Never felt hungry and food was always fresh and flavorfull as indications allowed.''– Dr. Peter D’Adamo’s Genotype-Blood Type Diet (Nomad – A+) – A.M.K.- Norwalk, CT.
Eliana cooked for my wife during her last three months before she passed away from liver cancer. My family is so grateful for how patient she was with my wife, suffering and knowing she was leaving, for her nothing was never good enough in all the aspects of our daily life. Eliana always kept her smile and her spirit up. She even accepted to cater our last wedding anniversary family dinner celebration, a service that she does not offer. Definitely someone you can count on during difficult times.'' - Cancer fighting foods, and dinners for 2-4 people-four evenings. – S. Family. Weston, CT
As a successful and very busy single broker, I gave myself (and Bennie, my poodle) the pleasure to have Eliana's cooking services for more than a year. She was the key I needed to keep my meals' portions under control, lose weight and enjoy my favorite vegan dishesd, everyday. It was so easy to just grab the container with my lunch or dinner, packaged individually, with the right amount of protein and carbs to nourish me. And Eliana was so sweet as to inlcude the preparation of food to freeze for Bennie as well.'' – Vegan, portion controlled diet – P.W. – Wilton, CT.
Eliana accepted a great challenge when she decided to cook for me during a two month detox diet. She provided me 4x4 packages (16 individual complete meals) prepared following my individual profile, using Ayurveda’s approach that needed quite few substitutions due to severe and mild food allergies. She not only was always willing to make adjustments on given recipes, she loved to do it!'' - Ayurveda’s Diet adjusted for certain food allergies.
Eliana was hired as a Private Chef by my fiancée for three months as a birthday gift. She was in charge in planning my weekly menu following Atkins Diet, preparing fresh dinners three evenings per week and three extra freezable dishes. She also make sure we had ingredients in the house for other meals to keep me on track. She always kept an impeccable and positive attitude, willing to try new dishes of our preference. She brought freshness to our kitchen and flavor to our table.'' – Atkins Diet – J.M. – Stamford, CT.
I am proud to share that I am the first client that hired Eliana to perform diet, back in 2003. My best friend gave me a book for my birthday about this so called miraculous South Beach Diet. After taking a look at it, I thought that it made sense for me. The only problem I had, for someone as busy as I am, was that it was very difficult to put together: restrictive, time consuming in terms of grocery shopping, measurements and preparation. During our three month experience she was my partner in this amazing journey where I lost weight the way I decided and felt energized, focused, and supported. Since I wans't shopping, cooking, and cleaning I found time to exercice, meditate and connect with my family. After that, Eliana stayed with us for almost 5 years, helping me to keep track of my diet and feeding my family in the evenings when I was away traveling for work. I am sure that she had many proposals during this period of time but she never mentioned any, she just kept her commitment to stay with us working regularly until my daughter went to college. We are grateful for everything she gave us so we make sure we showed her our appreciation before she left-South Beach Diet and much more – J.B. – North Stamford, CT.
Since 04' we have been enjoying Eliana’s meals during the most important moments in our lives: when getting rid of sugar addiction, when our sons were born in 06' and later in 11' and recently for two months right before I got my master's degree. Having healthy food prepared in our frigde/freezer gave us extra time to focus on what was more important in our lives in those moments, and still taking care of the nutrition of my family. Our favorites are Vegetable Chili with Jalapeño Cornbread and Classic Gourmet Meatloaf''. – Mostly vegetarian, gluten/dairy/sugar-free – R.V. – Norwalk, CT.
Food has been always a big issue in my home, a family of foufood sensitivities and allergies. we were delighted to count on Eliana's cooking services regularly on weekends for more than a year, before we moved to Boca Ratón, Fl. I consider myself a great cook, knowing exactly how I want my food to be handled and prepared. we love ethnic food so I am the one who plan our menus and make adjustments on recipes. Also, I like to keep my eyes on the person that is preparing my family's food, as much as possible. Eliana was confortable having me around, enjoying my company and accepting my instructions with great attitude all way down. Priceless service.'' -Ethnic food, mostly Indian, with lots of substitutions due to food allergies/sensitivities. Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner for four-sixteen, weekends only – V. Family – Greenwich, CT.
As a very busy and very stressed out lawyer with quite a few health issues and overweight, having individual meals measured was THE optionto lose weight and eat healthy. I asked her to plan menu for a 1,000 cal per/day diet. She required me to present a letter-prescription from my doctor and his instructions were for a 1,200 cal per/day. A caring professional from head-to-toe.'' – Portion controlled diet 1,200 cal/per day – P.D. – Stamford, CT