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

#RavsRecipes: Rainbow Superfood Bowl

#RavsRecipes: All Your Nutrition In One Bowl

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

I eat leftovers.

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#RavsRecipes: Tart Lady Lemonade

I've spent the last week in sunny California. I was there for a massive food expo. It was also Spring Break.

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The amount of mental/emotional/invisible labor that we carry out every day takes a toll.

It Is OK To Be Exhausted

The amount of mental/emotional/invisible labor that we carry out every day, in addition to kids and regular work, takes a toll. It's okay to be exhausted.

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mushrooms 4ever

#RavsRecipes Spaghetti-Squash-Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

The first time I ate a mushroom at Gram's summertime table (with me sporting a full coverage one piece and neon shorts, and her in a ruffled pink bikini), it was raw. All I tasted was dirt. I swore off them forever. So, she made them for dinner.

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This is by no means a comprehensive list of internalized toxic beliefs, but it’s a start. Keep fighting the good fight, friends.

What To Do When You Have Internalized Toxic Beliefs

This is by no means a comprehensive list of internalized toxic beliefs, but it’s a start. Keep fighting the good fight, friends.

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Take care of yourself this holiday season.

Happy Holiday Survival Guide

The holiday season presents numerous opportunities to celebrate and be with people we love and enjoy. It's also a constant source of potential triggers, just waiting to burst to the surface. Infinite stimulation creates a perfect storm to drown all of us in the overwhelm. As fun as the holidays can be, they can be a deep well of anxiety and exhaustion. Over the last decade, I've discovered what works best for me in regards to managing the holiday deluge. So, here's what's worked for me.

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Yay, honoring human complexity!

6 Reasons To Embrace Being Unlikable

I didn’t realize I was a polarizing person until my late 20s. I was raised in a tradition where being liked was extremely important — pivotal, even.

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(Image credit: By U.S. Navy photo by Mr. Gary Nichols [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons)

How To Really Help Houston - Be Practical

Used clothing and household goods are NOT practical, unless a specific organization is requesting them. Do you know what is practical? CASH.

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To elevate this dish, consider drinking a dirty martini while your asparagus roasts. Image: Our Stable Table.

#RavsRecipes: Roasted Heirloom Tomato And Asparagus Salad

Asparagus. It's a definite love-it-or-hate-it kind of vegetable. In general, I'm a veggie lover, but I'm a super asparagus fan. There is no way that I WON'T eat it.

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Rav's Recipes: Winter Fruit Salad!

Winter Jewel Salad Recipe (And Video!)

If you're looking for the perfect, low maintenance dish to bring to parties or holiday gatherings, this is your ticket - Winter Jewel Salad!

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