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

"Own your power and capability in one hand, and your vulnerability and unknowing in the other. Hold them out as a trembling offering of Whole Truth." (Image Credit: Unsplash/Shane Drummond)

Capability Robbed Me Of Vulnerability

Insisting on capability robs us of vulnerability. It robs us of the village we so desperately need. It creates resentment and mistrust. And most of all, it sets us up to fail.
Carrie Saum    |   05.24.17 12am   |   SHARE
Cloud eggs are quick meringues, a little hard on the outside and cloud-like on the inside. And oh-so-deliciously-delicious.

#RavsRecipes: Herby Egg Clouds Of Delight

Cloud eggs are something entirely different. I was worried that these magical looking eggs would just turn to soppy, scary oven nightmares. But these are actually Alton Brown worthy alchemy breakfast... Read...
Carrie Saum    |   05.19.17 12am   |   SHARE
Chocolate covered strawberries are - somehow - even better when that chocolate is raw.

Raw Chocolate Covered Strawberries

In celebration of the first juicy strawberries of the season, I make a special treat. These chocolate covered strawberries are anything but ordinary.
Carrie Saum    |   05.12.17 12pm   |   SHARE
Here's some real-world advice on how to avoid getting roped into guilt trips.

No Strings Attached: Negotiating Adult Relationships Without The Guilt Trips

The fastest way to living without strings is to be up front about expectations and exchanges, even if it's uncomfortable. Like money. Like time. Like emotional sweat equity.
Carrie Saum    |   05.10.17 12am   |   SHARE
Trail mix is a great, energy-packed, and (mostly) healthful snack, pregnant or not. (Image Credit: Carrie Saum)

#RavsRecipes: Bombastic Trail Mix

Trail mix is a quick way to keep me from having a full-on hunger meltdown. I find it easier to whip up a batch of my own so I can control the ingredients and the quality.
Carrie Saum    |   05.5.17 12am   |   SHARE
Life changes you; it's okay. You don't have to be the person you were before to make other people feel better.

You Don't Owe Them Sh*t

You feel it. The change. The change that comes over you when your world shifts dramatically overnight, and continues to shift in so many near-imperceptible ways that they ultimately equate to a... Read...
Carrie Saum    |   05.3.17 12am   |   SHARE
Whether Waldorf was a wealthy hotel owner or progressive school master, the Waldorf salad is DELISH.

#RavsRecipes: Waldorf Chicken Salad

Whoever Waldorf is, I love their style of salads the most. Fruit, celery, creamy goodness. It's hard to go wrong. I mean, you CAN go wrong, but you shouldn't because that would be silly.
Carrie Saum    |   04.28.17 10am   |   SHARE
Somewhere out there is the perfect health professional for you. Here's how to find that person.

How To Find The Right Health Practitioner For You

Over the years, I've compiled a list of things I look for as a woman, mother, health advocate, and human. I firmly believe that the relationship you have with your doctors and healers is paramount to... Read...
Carrie Saum    |   04.26.17 12am   |   SHARE
Blondies for breakfast - deliciousness delivered.

#RavsRecipes: Almond Butter Brownies For Breakfast

Almond butter blondies are an easy and delicious (and easy) breakfast treat.
Carrie Saum    |   04.21.17 12am   |   SHARE
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The Invisibility Of Motherhood

I didn't have even an ounce of energy to spare to process my own feelings. Everything I had went to my son.
Carrie Saum    |   04.19.17 12am   |   SHARE