Author Archives: couleewind

About couleewind

I'm a 41 year old woman from a small city in Alberta Canada. I am whimsical and bitter-sweet and am essentially a marshmallow in a porcupine suit. I collect Pez dispensers and books and I love to talk, although I do tend to be fairly introspective. The sort of content which you will find here will vary depending on the day, my mood and what’s going on in my world or of interest to me. I mainly blog as method of reflecting on my day and on my life at the time of the post. I have a history of struggling with social anxiety and depression, as well as type two diabetes, and through living a plant-based, wholistically centered life I've made great strides in these areas. This blog is meant to reflect where I'm at in my life, and how I'm moving toward creating the life I see myself having in my dreams. I will often discuss, whole foods, meditation, personal growth and my day to day struggles and victories. I am also a highschool drop out who is returning to school at age 42, and a person who lives on a very tight fixed income currently, this will also be reflected in my blog.

The Starch Solution: Slow Cooker Pizza Potatoes | The Vegan Training Table


I’m currently cooking these – they smell divine. I got my recipe directly from The Starch Solution and am really into the low fat, high starch vegan health program at this point in my life.


The Starch Solution: Slow Cooker Pizza Potatoes | The Vegan Training Table.



I’m still here, moving toward my goals, growing, changing, learning. Even when it feels like I’m at a standstill, or as though I’ve been going backwards in some of my lessons, I’m still heading down my right path. I’ve fallen in a few areas since my health crisis, and I’ve soared in many others.

I’m currently doing a ton of inward seeking and healing and I just don’t feel like I’m in a place where blogging about it is part of my journey.

Walk in Beauty.

Once A Week Vegan: Lo Mein–Vegan Style


Once A Week Vegan: Lo Mein–Vegan Style.


The vegan potato curry I reblogged recently has become a huge favourite at my house – I’m hoping this Lo Mein recipe will become the same.

I’ll most likely be making this on Thursday night as tomorrow I have to get my latest batch of kimchi started, and get some fresh sweet tea into my kombucha continuous brew.