Instagram and Hello!!


After months of phone/messenger tag, I finally connected with one of my sweetest friends the other week. It feels like we spoke, I could hear her voice  so clearly through the words on the screen. We shared news and caught up. I wrote about my enjoyment of all manner of food and drink this past summer, of learning my body – and just how hard I can, and can’t, push it. I wrote of feeling  happy and great, and how I was excited to have found my way back to the kitchen. She responded so beautifully: ” This is life isn’t it? We get to experience it all. It’s so comforting to have a place to come back to. That’s what macro has always been for me. It’s like coming home. No matter what you have been doing, you always feel better when you get home!”

These past few weeks have been filled with stirring, smelling, tasting, playing. Creating.  I’ve been smiling and humming while cooking, and even while doing the dishes (a first!).

It’s good to be here.


I’ve been posting more often on Instagram these days, come say “Hi!” 


Mandy - December 16, 2014 - 10:29 pm

Hello! And so nice to see you….

Kathi - December 17, 2014 - 6:14 pm

Yes! I’ve missed your blogging!

She Cooks Macro Featured on The Kind Life!

featured-peachsorbetSoooooo super excited to be featured on Alicia Silverstone’s The Kind Life today!! It’s a huge honour and if you haven’t already, I highly recommend reading both of Alicia’s books- The Kind Diet and The Kind Mama. Hubs and I are currently chillaxing at a cottage on a little island near Pointe au Baril in the middle of Georgian Bay and it is bliss. We’ve seen eagles, loons (even a baby loon!!), beavers, muskrats, tons of shooting stars, been to a sacred island to stand quietly and place our hands on a giant stone that seriously looks like a huge turtle, and watched gorgeous sunsets. Today we canoed through water as smooth as glass and it was so quiet you could hear the crickets from shore. As you can tell from my extended absence here, it’s been busy times for us so having this time in nature is really, truly appreciated.

Enjoy these last few weeks of summer- and if you haven’t already, make this peach sorbet!! It is sooooo easy and simple. And delicious too!!

See you soon!! And thank you again to Alicia Silverstone and TheKindLife.Com for sharing this recipe. If you’re a new visitor, welcome!! Here are a few more treats you might enjoy!!

Vegan Chocolate Cake

Apple Beignets Spiced Pear + Almond Cream

Something sweet and salty

Sesame Almond Nori Crunchies

These aren’t sweet… but they sure are super tasty. Try them!!

Arame Stuffed Mushrooms

Tofu Salad Sandwiches

Baked Beans (Waaaaaay better than canned!!!!) 

+ some macro info

a handy (free!) downloadable macro shopping list + intro to macro

Kristin - August 20, 2014 - 6:34 pm

CONGRATS!!! That’s so amazing! Very proud of you!! Keep up the amazing work. YOU ROCK!!

Millie | Add A Little - September 28, 2014 - 2:38 am

Wow thats HUGE! Congratulations!
By the way, I love you site and recipes – so glad i stumbled upon it! :)

Shauna - September 28, 2014 - 9:30 am

Thanks, Millie!! I was pretty excited when they emailed to ask! I stopped over at over to see your site- you’ve got some great recipes up there too! Thanks for saying hello and keep in touch!

Shauna - September 28, 2014 - 9:31 am

Thanks, sis!!! :)

Friday Quickie


Hello Friends. Whew- it’s been a while!! The Universe really is so amazing- you just never know what’s around the corner waiting for you. I have some recipes to share (lemon pudding, anyone?) and more to talk about. In the meantime, while going through some images for a current project, I found this pic from last spring and wanted to share. Hope it brightens your day a bit… Spring will be here before we know it. Hurrah!!! Happy Weekend!!

Body Scrub + Day 12 + Friday Link Love


Happy Friday!! Hope you’ve all had a great week doing the body scrub. It’s already starting to feel like part of the routine. After taking such a long break from doing it regularly, it feels amazing to be back on track- and my skin is also feeling noticeably smoother. ALREADY!! So. Awesome. I’m going to keep it up and report back on occasion over the rest of the project! Okay- gotta run. I’m taking some hours away from the computer screen this afternoon to meet my friend Karin (the gorgeous red-head in the photos this week) for some yummy vegan Indian lunch, and then I’m off to pillage the burdock at the grocery store. Have  a great weekend everyone!

february friday link love!

this will blow your mind! serve it like this for a quick weeknight dinner

i want to travel here to buy the beautiful produce

these look crazy good and easy

this is the next macro book on my list

gorgeous tutorial on making this macro staple