Even people who love to cook sometimes get a little tired of meal planning and preparation. If you’re one of those people, or if you’re at the “I hate to cook” end of the spectrum, Pure Ingredients may just be your new best friend. Trained chef Susan Zimmerman opened Pure Ingredients in Bend and serves clients in Central Oregon as well as across the state and in Washington. Her philosophy is simple; when you plan your meals and use the best ingredients, things come together easily and deliciously. For busy families, empty nesters, and professionals on the go, Pure Ingredients is the home cook solution that weekly stocks the fridge with ready-to-serve meals made with the highest quality ingredients and cooked to your specifications, including dietary needs like gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan. Pure Ingredients also offers one-time or occasional services for special events, retreat cooking, parties, small weddings, holidays, or any time when you would rather enjoy the festivities than be stuck in the kitchen babysitting a ham or turkey. A plan with Pure Ingredients means you can skip the trip to the grocery store and Susan will even leave your kitchen sparkling clean. See? Best friend ever.