Hi! I’m Ali, the recipe creator and writer behind Fix Me a Little Lunch. Thank you for taking the time to stop by and check out my blog. I thought I’d take this chance to tell you a little about myself. I am a very definite food lover. My thoughts never stray too far from what my next meal might be. In 2009, my husband and I moved to Oregon and joined a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). My first goal was how to handle the CSA abundance. Since my husband, Clay, is either allergic to or strongly dislikes many CSA vegetables, I quickly realized much of it would need to be processed for storage or would go into my lunch.
For many years, I had relied on Amy’s Organic Entrees for lunch. These were usually eaten at my desk and accompanied by celery, carrot sticks and hummus, with the occasional Lara Bar thrown in for variety. As much as I loved the convenience of these lunches, I decided one way to handle the abundance from our CSA basket or from the local farmer’s market was to start preparing my own lunches on the weekend. I became very practiced in identifying foods that would freeze nicely and could be microwaved and still taste good.
My new found lunch obsession reminded Clay of his grandma, who as young child not yet in school, implored her grandmother to fix her a little lunch like her cousins who were headed off to school. Little lunches have turned into entrees, breakfasts, snacks, and frozen dinners. It’s a new ethos in our house of food prepping in large batches, canning, preserving, drying, freezing and generally staying as far away from processed food as we can.
I’m a home taught cook, relying on lots of years of reading cookbooks and other great food blogs. My recipes are mostly seasonal and span breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You’ll find lots of recipes on my blog, along with the occasional travel post.
My cooking companions are my husband, dog, and cats. When I’m not cooking, I’m gardening, reading, quilting, or exploring Oregon and Washington.
Thank you for stopping by. I’d love to hear what you think in the comments for the recipes or contact me at fixmealittlelunch@gmail dot com.