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

How Finding Gratitude Helped Me Overcome Trauma

Motherhood didn’t pan out the way I anticipated, not even a little bit. It was so much more electrifying and terrifying and amazing than I ever imagined.

We can choose simple over excess, modesty over extravagance. (image credit: Thinkstock)

A Different Way To Holiday

We had no turkey, no casserole dishes heaped sweet potatoes or creamy green beans, no pies made from scratch, no beautiful table settings or nice dishes to heap our non-existent feast upon.

Vegan Harissa Cream Sauce Recipe

Naked Cauliflower? Here's A Vegan Harissa Cream Sauce Recipe That Won't Make You Cry

I’ve paired cauliflower with my own vegan Harissa cream concoction for added depth of flavor, and enjoyment. Oh, and a fulfillment of the milky void.

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.

#RavsRecipes: Chicken Tortilla Soup

#RavsRecipes: Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup

I grew up in West Texas. When I was a small child, we left the lush, rainy beauty of the Pacific Northwest it made her way down to the dust bowl and flatlands of West Texas. It was traumatic, to say the least.

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.

Because 95 degrees is too damn hot to toil for something with a less-than-amazing payoff. Image: Our Stable Table.

#RavsRecipes: Spicy Summer Slaw

I love this refreshing summer slaw. Packed full of nutritious veggies and healthy oils, this cold vegetarian dish is a perfect way to re-balance and re-center yourself when the heat gets to you.

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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.

Choosing the way I wanted to feel in my life felt so much more intuitive than trying to eek out intellectual goals.

3 Resolutions That Have Zero To Do With Your Body

You are more than a body; you are more than your achievements and goals. Here are three resolutions that have nothing to do with your body.