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

You are every bit as engaging, worthy, and likable on your own.

What To Do When You Don't Know How To Be Alone

In an age where we are isolated but still technologically connected, this is important. It’s okay to be alone. It’s okay to be unoccupied.

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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.

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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.

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How To Slow Down During Your Busy Life

I’m writing this, and I don’t even fully know how to tell you to slow down during your busy life because the truth is, I’m learning how to do this myself.

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#RavsRecipes: Salted Chocolate Almond Scones. Amen.

#RavsRecipes: Salted Chocolate Almond Scones. Amen.

Visiting my family in the Sierra Nevada foothills is one of the great pleasures of my life. I get to work, cook, and play while my amazing folks keep an eye on my kid. My inspiration and productivity skyrocket when I'm able to step away from my version of the daily grind and get a little refocused and centered. The food I make tastes a little better, and I move a little easier without a three-year-old constantly in tow.

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#RavsRecipes: Feel Better Broth

#RavsRecipes: Feel Better Broth

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

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Make-Ahead Breakfast Porridge Recipe

Breakfast is my most favorite meal to eat and least favorite to prepare.

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Cooking with heat while you are doing your level best to not become human molten lava is always tricky during summer, no matter where you live. Image: Our Stable Table.

#RavsRecipes: Avocado Summer Rolls

Heating up a kitchen while you are doing your level best to not become human molten lava is always the goal during summer, no matter where you live. I prefer batch cooking if I can make that happen, and never, under any circumstances, do I turn on my oven. Unless I'm baking a birthday cake or maybe some hand pies.

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We all have that One Friend. Whatever your problem is, their MLM has a fix for it.

What To Do When Your Friend Won’t Stop Trying To Sell You Things

We all have that One Friend. They found a product that they love and just can’t get enough of it. Whatever your problem is, their MLM has a fix for it.

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