Carrie Saum

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 Articles

"There is something inherently good about hot liquor." Amen.

#RavsRecipes: Wintery Hot Toddy

Soothing warmth from the inside out to help ease your aches and pains, help you rest, and stop coughing.

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Consume with a scoop of ice cream while sitting in front of the fan in your underwear. Image: Our Stable Table.

#RavsRecipes: Stone Fruit Hand Pie. AMEN.

This is a recipe for pastry. It's ugly. It will make your kitchen hot in a summer's day. Hotter than the surface of West Texas. Hotter than Jesse Williams scorching the BET Awards with universal truth that we all need to heed and hear. It won't win an award or any baking competitions. But it will win your mouth's undying gratitude.

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Do You Really Need A Cleanse?

Twice a year, I embark on a one to two week cleanse. I feel invigorated, I sleep better, my libido rises, and I'm able to use it as a reset to return to eating foods that make my body feel good.

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Aaron. Image: author.

The Police Shot And Killed My Friend Aaron

The only people who paid the price for Aaron's death were his family and friends. This must stop. Police should never be above the law they have sworn to uphold. There can be no more hiding, conspiring, obstructing, or delaying swift justice for officers who do not act according to their training...

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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.

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Birthday cake of awesome.

#RavsRecipes: Birthday Cake Of Awesome

So, when your BFF moves into her first real home and her husband has a birthday at basically the same moment, you bake a cake. And not just any cake but a beautiful thing made of the best ingredients. You aim high, confident that you can come through for your BFF and celebrate her family's milestones with four spongy layers filled with thick raspberry preserves and succulent buttercream.

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Intuition is real. And really powerful. (Image Credit: Thinkstock)

Woo Wellness Wednesday: Your Intuition Knows A Lot. Trust It.

I spent most of my life, as many women do, second guessing my gut feelings. I cannot tell you how many opportunities slipped through my fingers, how many bridges were burned, and how much money I have lost or wasted because I skipped the gut feeling. But gut feelings matter just as much as reason and science. Gut feelings are part of the equation, not a separate entity to be discredited entirely just because some people don't understand.

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#RavsRecipes: Crab-Stuffed Mushrooms

#RavsRecipes: Super-Fancy Crab-Stuffed Mushrooms

One of my favorite things to do is make comfort food with a twist. Not so twisty that I lose people (I see you lurking in the $13 specialty treat section, beef jerky chocolate bar). Nor will I take two foods that are genius on their own but should probably never join themselves in a culinary union (I’m looking at you, Krispy Kreme Cheeseburger).

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My son and I can’t get enough of them. Image: Our Stable Table.

#RavsRecipes: Salted Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

This is becoming an expensive habit, but nothing really says “I love you” like homemade cookies, so I’m going with it.

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