Carrie is an author, recipe creator, food lover, and feels super pumped about connecting people in her online community, With a great sense of humor, warmth, and vulnerability, Carrie brings genuine reality to the Internet, along with tasty food and slightly inappropriate jokes. After receiving her paramedic medical training, Carrie spent a decade abroad and in the U.S. in the non-profit medical sector, before venturing into the world of Ayurveda and integrated health in 2011.

Carrie uses her skills mostly for good these days, and helps clients from all over the world meet their health goals. She loves spending time around the table with her young son, partner, family, and friends. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

Carrie Saum's Articles

This quiche recipe comes with the added bonus of some quiche-making secrets. Enjoy!

#RavsRecipes: Quiche A La Spring

Quiche. It's a bit of a unicorn, isn't it? You chase the perfect texture, combination, flavors, and rise in hopes that it equals perfection. I realized two things in my quest for the perfect quiche.... Read...
Carrie Saum    |   03.24.17 12am   |   SHARE
Give yourself time and give yourself lots of room to find the right way for you to a healthy home.

5 Ways To Gradually Greenify Your Home Without Going Broke

Many years ago, I became pretty alarmist about all of the chemicals I was coming into contact with on a daily basis. Like, break out the tin foil hats, join a gridless commune in upstate New York,... Read...
Carrie Saum    |   03.22.17 12am   |   SHARE
Simple, versatile, delicious: this take on s'mores will make everyone happy.

#RavsRecipes: S'mores Cookie Cups

This is the thing about cooking for the internet: It only wants sweet treats. Okay, and cauliflower recipes. Apparently, we are trying to live many lives with veggies and desserts. I can't say I'm... Read...
Carrie Saum    |   03.17.17 12am   |   SHARE
Reclaiming the feminine power of beauty rituals.

Reclaiming The Adornment Space

This weekend, I was at a work function where there were thousands of vendors trying to sell their goods. In the midst of the lights and sales pitches and perfect bodies, I stopped at a booth where a... Read...
Carrie Saum    |   03.15.17 12am   |   SHARE

#RavsRecipes: Tart Lady Lemonade

I've spent the last week in sunny California. I was there for a massive food expo. It was also Spring Break. We (our fearless Editor-In-Chief, Joni Edelman and I) skipped the last day of the show and... Read...
Carrie Saum    |   03.13.17 1pm   |   SHARE
Energy boosts, one 10-minute burst at a time.

10 Ways To Energize Your Body In 10 Minutes Or Less

Here are my favorite ways to infuse my body with energy that actually aren't hard and take almost no effort. You don't have to be pregnant to use these ideas, so don't worry. Although, you might make... Read...
Carrie Saum    |   03.8.17 12am   |   SHARE
So good, so gluten-free.

#RavsRecipes: Cheesy Cauliflower Cakes With Chipotle Crema

My BFF has been trying to go easy on the grains lately. I understand because my gut gets gassy and weird if I eat too many myself, and may the Baby Zeus help us all if I eat wheat because no bathroom... Read...
Carrie Saum    |   03.3.17 12am   |   SHARE
The second pregnancy with PCOS - lightning struck again. (Image Credit: Unsplash/Camila Cordeira)

Pregnant With PCOS

When I turned 21, my body crashed. I chalked it up to the regular 21-year-old things that are normally to blame on "being fat:" exhaustion, digestion issues, lower abdominal pain while exercising,... Read...
Carrie Saum    |   02.24.17 12am   |   SHARE
Absolute deliciousness.

#RavsRecipes: Creamy Tomato Basil Soup With Parmesan Crisps

Lately, we have been struggling to feed ourselves good, healthful meals. Between pregnancy, work, toddler, and having a major kitchen renovation, we are all feeling the need for home cooking but lack... Read...
Carrie Saum    |   02.24.17 10am   |   SHARE
The ideal meal for when you are so done with cooking. (Image Credit: Our Stable Table)

#RavsRecipes: Charcuterie Party

Charcuterie. Have you heard of it? It's not new food, but it's a relatively new trend that has emerged on the food scene in the last 10 years or so. Since then, there has been a revival of... Read...
Carrie Saum    |   02.17.17 12am   |   SHARE