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

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.

Speculoos Cookie Recipe

Speculoos: A Recipe For The Cookie That Started As A Cookie And Then Became Another Cookie

I made you these cookies. They are special cookies that are made from pulverized cookies that became butter that then became cookies again.

Coconut Curry Butternut Squash Mash Recipe!

Coconut Curry Butternut Squash Mash Recipe! 

What do you do when you're provided with a bunch of winter squash? You make soup. You make veggie bowls. You make coconut curry butternut squash mash!

Minimal effort with high reward. Image: Our Stable Table.

#RavsRecipes: Hoke Poke Bowl

I also kind of feel like whatever I do eventually put in my body needs to be quality and filling and full of nutritious goodness. This is hard on mornings when it literally feels like all I can do to make toast. Sometimes I look at it, contemplate it fresh out of the toaster and briefly wonder if I really need to spread the almond butter on it. Because effort.

My thin bank account cannot accommodate your spendy eating ways, and I know I’m not alone.

Check Your Food Privilege

The truthiest truth, though, is food is expensive. It costs a pretty penny to feed yourself well, with conviction, ethical sourcing, and quality ingredients. It’s OK if you are privileged enough to be able to eat a certain way — there is NO SHAME in that. But please. be careful not to shame those who are unable to eat according to YOUR convictions.

Photo by Maciej Ostrowski on Unsplash

An Education Guide For White People

As white feminists, we have an absolute and undeniable responsibility to seek out perspectives of marginalized people and gain understanding.

[My son] is not gross.

No, Party City, People Who Suffer With Food Allergies Are Not "Gross"

Party City’s food allergies ad wasn’t an innocent lapse in judgment or poor agency vetting. It was a revelation of their core values.

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.

Candyland cake.

#RavsRecipes: Candyland Espresso Hazelnut Meringue Cake

Meringue cookies are made by angels in Candyland. They’re humble, sweet, addicting, and guess what? You can make them, too.


#RavsRecipes: Super (Adult) Slushie

If you tend to eschew your inner child and prefer to feel somewhat sophisticated and faux-healthy, you can call a frozen wine drink a smoothie and it totally counts. Because we are all of a legal drinking age here and there is no shame in consuming your daily super fruit serving in a nutritious, fermented, frozen liquid form. The best part about all of this is you don’t need GOOD wine, you just need not-chardonnay.