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

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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This is a story of surviving natural disasters.

Surviving Natural Disasters: An Empathetic Response To Victims

We saw Hurricane Ike coming for days before it made landfall. It was just two short years post-hurricane Katrina, and all of south Texas and Louisiana were still reeling from her trauma. My husband and I began deliberating if we should stay or go. This is my story of surviving natural disasters.

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Chocolate: the ultimate love language

#RavsRecipes: Molten Truffle Brownies

In the spirit of melted chocolate and simple, decadent expressions of love, I made a little treat for my friends.

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Shakshuka = beautiful.

#RavsRecipes: Shakshuka, AKA Delicious Eggs Suspended In Delicious Sauce

It was a life-altering mouthgasm of flavor explosions, and I totally wanted to pack my bags for India and Bali to have my own Eat Pray Love experience.

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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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 It’s the truth. Winter is coming and we can’t escape it but here's how you can cope with winter.

8 Ways To Cope With Winter Like A Boss

Winter is coming with the cold bite to the wind, the short days and long nights. We can’t escape it but here's how you can cope with winter like a boss!

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This quiche recipe comes with the added bonus of some quiche-making secrets. Enjoy!

#RavsRecipes: Quiche A La Spring

Quiche. It's a bit of a unicorn, isn't it? You chase the perfect texture, combination, flavors, and rise in hopes that it equals perfection.

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4 Ways For An Advocate To Engage In Self-Care

We are tired and hurting and don't know what else to do.

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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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 I landed on a question that made total sense to my helicopter parenting mom-brain: Does that feel safe in your body?

The One Question That Halted My Helicopter Parenting

After combing through mommy groups, I landed on a question that made total sense to my helicopter parenting mom-brain: Does that feel safe in your body?

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