BIO

Carrie is an author, recipe creator, food lover, and feels super pumped about connecting people in her online community,www.ourstabletable.com. 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

Serve salad with a steak knife and a side of culinary pride. Happy summer!

#RavsRecipes: Grilled Goat Cheese & Tart Cherry Salad

When an opportunity presents itself to throw together a yummy grilled salad using the season’s finest, I jump at it. This week’s creative summer grilling adventure resulted in a flavor burst of... Read...
Carrie Saum    |   07.21.17 12am   |   SHARE
You can start practicing attunement on a micro or macro level, or anywhere in between. We are all taking baby steps, so go slow, go gentle, and leave room to experiment and discover more about who you are.

Basic Attunement: How Do I Start Listening To What My Own Self Is Trying To Tell Me?

If you are like me, you weren't raised to tune into your body, mind, or spirit. Tuning in was something you did to television, or something you made fun of when your weird Aunt Susan told you how to... Read...
Carrie Saum    |   07.19.17 10am   |   SHARE
This granola, just like my mom’s, is FANTASTIC. The high protein and fiber content will be a great start to your day.

#RavsRecipes: The Most Portland Granola Evahhh

This granola, just like my mom’s, is FANTASTIC. The high protein and fiber content will be a great start to your day.
Carrie Saum    |   07.14.17 12am   |   SHARE
When I have difficult life decisions or conflict with people who are close to me, I now have the working understanding of what peace truly looks like for me.

Pursue Peace, Even If It Means Losing Relationships

When I have difficult life decisions or conflict with people who are close to me, I now have the working understanding of what peace truly looks like for me. It looks like freedom to be fully who I... Read...
Carrie Saum    |   07.12.17 12am   |   SHARE
This is perfect for Taco Tuesday, as an appetizer with some fresh tortilla chips, a topping for grilled chicken, or as a veggie dip. You can't go wrong with this, trust me.

#RavsRecipes: Creamy Jalapeño Dip

When I tasted creamy jalapeño dip for the first time, I had to figure out immediately what was in it and how to make it. I was instantly addicted to the herby-creamy-spicy hit with just the faintest... Read...
Carrie Saum    |   07.7.17 12am   |   SHARE
You are working hard at this life thing, and you deserve to be taken seriously.

Fellow Women: You Need To Take Yourself Seriously

As a woman, it feels damn near impossible to be heard sometimes. But we are working hard at this life thing, and we deserve to be taken seriously. Here are five tips to get closer to that goal.
Carrie Saum    |   07.5.17 12am   |   SHARE
Cashew creamer for those who need to be dairy-free, but don't want to lose the creamy coffee goodness.

Decadent Cashew Coffee Creamer

This is a simple recipe with just a few ingredients. It's not meant to last more than 3-4 days, so adjust your measurements accordingly. But holy cow, this cashew coffee creamer is some good stuff.
Carrie Saum    |   06.30.17 12am   |   SHARE
Fresh, mayo-free, and stocked with fennel. You're gonna love this slaw.

#RavsRecipes: Tart & Tangy Fennel Slaw

Fennel is one of the food world's unsung heroes. It is crunchy, a little sweet, fragrant, and has a distinct flavor that brings a little zing with it. Summer demands it, so get your tart and tangy... Read...
Carrie Saum    |   06.23.17 12am   |   SHARE
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4 Ways For An Advocate To Engage In Self-Care

We are tired and hurting and don't know what else to do.
Carrie Saum    |   06.22.17 4pm   |   SHARE
Trust your life experiences. Believe yourself. Ask the questions, and be open to the answers that take you by surprise.

You Are Your Own Best Guru

On a practical level, being my own guru means that I trust myself. I can forgive myself when I make mistakes, and not get stuck in cycles of shame and despair. I can ask for help when I need it, and... Read...
Carrie Saum    |   06.14.17 12am   |   SHARE