Carrie Saum


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 Articles

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.

"I love cookie cakes of all kinds. I've experimented over the years with different methods and kinds, and my very favorite is by far the skillet cookie." Image: author

#RavsRecipes: Fig And Berry Skillet Cookie. Thank You, Beautiful Figs.

The result was a gorgeous, decadent, crispy-edged-and-soft-in-the-middle caramelized cookie skillet straight from heaven. It filled our entire building with sweet almond and fig baked goodness.

So good, so gluten-free.

#RavsRecipes: Cheesy Cauliflower Cakes With Chipotle Crema

My BFF has been trying to go easy on the grains lately.

#RavsRecipes: Feel Better Broth

#RavsRecipes: Feel Better Broth

Sick? Don't want to drink a gallon of Nyquil? Try this!

Who needs another sugary treat this year? Try Bitter Buddy Mix!

Bitter Buddy Snack Mix Recipe

Bitter Buddy Mix is a take on an old familiar recipe of rice cereal mixed with chocolate and peanut butter, then coated with powdered sugar.

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.

#RavsRecipes: Rainbow Superfood Bowl

#RavsRecipes: All Your Nutrition In One Bowl

I do this thing that I'm really proud of: 

I eat leftovers.

Flourless chocolate cake with salted caramel topping.

#RavsRecipes With Carrie: Flourless Chocolate Cake With Salted Caramel Topping (With Video!)

So, what do you do when you make something that looks a mess but tastes like the Virgin Mary give birth in your mouth? You add more sugar and salt to hide its minor imperfections and nobody gives a damn how it looks after the first bite.