Thank you for my 21 day journey to reset “me”...so grateful for your organized plan, healthy samples and positive approach...more than an understanding of plant based...eating to nurture myself and to rid myself of the unhealthy cravings...turning discomfort into growth...a gift everyone should give themselves
Participating in this group has educated me about food and has motivated me to take better care of myself which starts with what you eat—-and how you treat your body (from a run, to a massage or meditation...). You taught me about what to put on my plate (and why) as well as paying attention to how you feel both during and after you eat.
A plant based and gluten free diet is awesome. There is such variety and so many dishes to offer. I love trying different spices—all while making sure that vegetables are the start of the plate. As you know, I love to cook so it’s truly been fun to think about each meal and switch it up. I found it helpful that you provided some of the food as well as additional suggestions and guidance in terms of what to grab from the store.
Thank you so much for your patience- for taking my calls- and answering my questions. I am down 8 lbs in ~23 days and feel awesome. So awesome, in fact, that I’m inspired to keep this going - 90% of the time. Like you said, if I’m at a wedding and want the meatball slider, do it. But, somethings changed in that...I’m not even sure I’d want it!
Thank you, again, so much for guiding and inspiring me. I see and feel results everyday and truly cannot wait until a few months from now. I’m always happy to give a testimonial on your behalf or advocate for you in any way!
When faced with the challenges of business and family, I found that my
husband and I did not have the time to shop or prepare appropriate meals for our children. Relying on take-out food or haphazard meals was simply not going work. When we finally decided to hire Ellen, it eliminated the stress and anxiety of making certain our weekday meals were always ready. She was an absolute delight to work with and always accommodating to our food choices while mindful of healthy ingredients. We especially loved her chocolate chip cookies (right out of the freezer)!
Linda Zahn & Family
Ellen, I can't tell you how great it is to have your "special soups and dinners" tucked in my fridge and freezer. It's so nice to know I have something tasty, healthy and easy to prepare for dinner on those work days that sometimes go longer than planned.
Linda L Dator
Ellen worked with my family for many years. She was such a joy to have
around. Her meals were always very healthy while still remaining delicious. She is very passionate and she takes great pride in her work. I believe Ellen has a gift. Not only is she an amazing chef but she is also an amazing person. I am so grateful for the time she spent with my children, introducing them to healthy foods and better snacking options. Ellen is someone that I will always call on when I need any catering done for small dinners or large parties. She always has great ideas, takes the initiative, and gets it done.
I am a self proclaimed Foodie who happens to own a culinary academy for children. I love to cook and have never been satisfied with take out meals until Chef Ellen came into my life. She has introduced my family to new foods, various healthy and delicious options. I look forward to my delivery each week. It is truly my night off when Chef Ellen cooks for my family. I am so blessed to have her service. Her culinary and nutrition expertise are second to none.
I have known Ellen Postolowski for over 30 years. Our initial introduction was when she enrolled in a class I was teaching. After a short period of time, Ellen determined that she wanted to accelerate and intensify her experience. This commitment would not have been so unusual had she only been working, but that she was also venturing out on her own in the evenings and on weekends, on the career path she is now thriving in. Not surprisingly, she displayed a strong and disciplined work ethic and developed into my best student. Ellen discussed with me her business plan over the course of this time. When she approached me about possible introductions, I did not hesitate to arrange them. When she was afforded the opportunities, she presented herself professionally and her culinary creations skillfully. Needless to say, Ellen was a hit both in and out of the kitchen. I might add that this kitchen I refer to, was at first in her shared apartment and then in the basement kitchen of a church. I have watched as Ellen’s passion, dedication and resourcefulness have led her to success. She challenges herself and others to learn, with an ever present and infectious smile and personality. It is with admiration
It is with great pride I write with this letter of recommendation for Ellen Postolowski. For nearly 30 years we have been close personal friends. During that time I have been both influenced and inspired by Ellen’s dedication and commitment. I have witnessed Ellen’s journey with food beginning with a dessert company she called “Sweet Surrender.” My family would share Ellen’s desserts on holidays and would frequently visit the coffee shops and cafes that sold her desserts. Over time Ellen began to graduate more towards food. I was fortunate enough to indulge in wonderful soups, dumplings and other delicious creations while Ellen perfected her craft. Personally, I believe it is a strong sense of family values at the core of Ellen’s drive. Her motivation is born from kindness and generosity. It is those times sharing a meal with friends and family where Ellen finds her happiness. About 10 years ago, Ellen began cooking and packaging meals for me in an effort to help me lower my cholesterol. I have since learned the proper way to eat and have been able to maintain a healthy diet. Ellen is truly one of a kind. She has an incredible drive and has a passion for healthy eating. I feel blessed to have her in my life and proud to have her as my friend.
Howard Van Natta
Chef Ellen, has created delicious and nutritious meals for me and my son for several years. I have enjoyed interacting with her and talking about nutrition and exercise too! We have become friends over the years. She has helped with detox diets as well as everyday foods. While I live a very active lifestyle with regular exercise and full days, Ellen has helped by preparing numerous dishes that have really been a boon for my diet, health, schedule and budget! I have a few favorites and although my son is a 15 year old self acclaimed food critic he enjoys most everything from her. I feel much better and have more energy
when I am on track and eat her meals:-)! I highly recommend her book and trying her foods! We all need to eat healthier and Chef Ellen is one person to help accomplish that!!!
Working with Ellen has been a tremendous experience for me, and in turn, I can bring this knowledge to my family. Not only have I learned how to cook great meals, I have absorbed the progress of shopping and prepping for maximum efficiency. This, in itself, was extremely valuable for me. I've often felt overwhelmed with walking into a supermarket, Ellen made this much more comfortable and less daunting. Her methods and overall navigation of supermarket aisles result in the most productive time spent. From the supermarket, we brought our purchases into my kitchen and prepared nutritious food for several days. Learning trade secrets from a professional chef has changed the way I view, shop, prep, and cook meals. Her efforts are exceptional. Ellen brings informative results in enjoyable ways.