Exploring Alternatives Mini-Documentary

Written by Cel

Several months ago, we were approached by a couple that runs a YouTube channel called Exploring Alternatives. Their channel is about Canadians who have “alternative lifestyles”: people who are “living in small spaces like tiny houses, vans, RVs, sailboats, and who are exploring long-term travel, minimalism, zero waste living, renewable energy, and much more. ”

As we are frugal, relatively minimalist, and are shooting for early retirement, they wanted to do a video about us, which we happily agreed to. It took a while for it to be filmed, edited, and ready for publication, but it came out earlier this month. Here is the link to the video, which is about 9.5 minutes long.

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Another Weekend Meal Prep

A lot of people have expressed interest in our food lately, so this post is a snapshot of a typical weekend meal prep in our household. To make weeknights easier, I prepare all our lunches and dinners on the weekend so we only need to heat food up during the week. For two people that’s generally twenty portions of food, which can sound a little daunting, but isn’t that bad once you get used to it. Here’s exactly what that looks like for us.

Side note: we’re 100% vegan, but I’m not going to write vegan X, vegan Y, etc constantly, so if I say “Cheese” or “Sausage” or whatever, I’m referring to the vegan version. Also, I’m limiting this post to meals cooked, excluding any baking for simplicity. Continue reading