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Hello and thank you for visiting community cuisine – the place to get your healthy, affordable and delicious food.

I am your community cook. That’s something like a personal chef for a group of people who eat similar foods.

My community of customers likes food made from scratch with fresh, nutrient dense ingredients, mostly organically grown and of local source if possible. Therefore, I use a great variety of plant based ingredients, such as vegetables, legumes, whole grains, nuts and seeds and a wide range of spices and herbs. My customers tell me that eating such a spectrum of plant based food helps them with health and weight issues and they enjoy the richness of flavors.

I love feeding people. It is a very personal thing for me to make the food you eat and I feel privileged to provide it to you. It makes my life meaningful to contribute to your well being and enjoyment by making healthy foods tasty and fun to eat.

There is a more serious side to my love of feeding people. I am acutely aware of how many people in our city live in food insecurity. As many as one out of seven seniors, one out of four children may go to bed hungry on any given day in the our beautiful Valley of the Sun. I believe that most people are interested in improving this grueling statistic that consists of many individual tragedies, but may not know how.

On my search for a way to engage in a solution, I became intrigued by the concept of the “One World Everybody Eats Café”. I believe our awareness needs to grow to shift from a problematic situation to one that works, so I’m planning to start such a community café myself. This Café is a place to practice new attitudes towards food that allows us to to address the issues of hunger, food waste and health in a new way. I see the Community Café as a place where one comes to eat not just to satisfy one’s appetite, but also take an active part in our community. My invitation to you is to participate in what I have to offer in any way that meets your needs.

Ingrid Hirtz Your Community Cook, Better Earth Cuisine

11 Responses to Home

  1. I cannot express how grateful and humbled I was by chancing upon you, simply by looking for healthful food while at a real estate convention this past weekend where all they offered was fat-laden, sugar doused JUNK. And then I see how you care so deeply about others and give so much of yourselves, asking nothing in return. I was truly humbled by what I saw. I promised you that if I could photograph you I would post it in my Facebook page. I did that, and I placed your website there, too and told people that when in Phoenix they had to go visit you and eat the ONLY good food they will experience while at the Convention Center! Thank you so much for your kind hospitality and for what you do for our fellow human beings!

  2. Trish Connelly says:

    There are no words to express the gratitude that is in my heart for the love and passion that Ingrid puts into her cooking. Recently a friend shared the yourcommunitycook.com with me and I was blown away that I was able to get a weeks worth of meals for my husband and I for less that $100. But my amazement continued as each day we began to feel stronger and more energetic. Our weight is decreasing our blood sugars are decreasing and people are commenting on how much better we are looking. I can think clearer which is important as I am currently working on my masters degree. People ask if we are dieting and I tell them no, we are just eating good wholesome food made with love by Ingrid. The food is full of flavor and beautiful to look at. I have been telling all my friends and family to come and dine. The food is amazing and the service is too. I love the Sunday Community Dinner. Ingrid thank you and promise that you will continue with your dream because you are amazing and you have given us the chance that we needed to learn the benefits of good wholesome food. Thank you
    Love always,
    Trish and Fabio Connelly

  3. Feli says:

    I’ve never met someone (Ingrid) who appreciates every ingredient so much! Definitely food filled with love — it doesn’t get much better than that. Oh wait, it does! Because the people that go along with it are so awesome.

  4. Shay says:

    This is a diamond find! The cost is beyond reasonable, the food is healthy, the preparers make it with love! Glad to have heard about this through a friend, highly recommend this service and the community dinner!

  5. Cheryl Dennis says:

    Dear Ingrid,
    Tonight was the first time I came to the Cafe.
    Oh my goodness I devoured your tremendous array of phenomenal tasting food….
    I love the passion you behold in making such delicious healthy food.
    I want to thank you as you inspire me!!!!!
    xoxoxo
    Cheryl Dennis

  6. melvin Taylor says:

    Awesome concept and practice – community kitchen!. Melvin.

  7. Dena Covey says:

    Your food is the absolute best ever. and it’s the only way I eat healthy! Love you all <3

  8. I really love this concept! Wish we had a car to attend the community dinner and speech tonight, have fun to everyone going!

  9. constance griffin says:

    this is a wonderful addition to our community of veggie eaters lol… thanks for being here

  10. Jan Briski says:

    Ingrid: I was so pleased to hear about your cooking class. Unfortunately I cannot take this one. I am hoping you will offer it again in the future. Appreciatively, Jan Briski

  11. Mary says:

    Ingrid and Laila – your new website looks spectacular! Congratulations on the next big step in the unfolding of your life’s work.

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