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

Over the years, I've learned that Lance's favorite cake is — contrarily and unironically — called pie. Boston Creme Pie. Image: Our Stable Table.

#RavsRecipes: Boston Creme Pie

We celebrated our six-week date-a-versary on Lance's birthday. All he wanted was to binge-watch Scrubs and cuddle and eat cake in bed. If there was any question that he was my soulmate before that moment, it was laid to rest. We stayed in bed, watched TV, and ate cake. It was pretty magical, if I'm honest.

The ideal meal for when you are so done with cooking. (Image Credit: Our Stable Table)

#RavsRecipes: Charcuterie Party

Charcuterie. Have you heard of it?

It's fall y'all.

4 Ways To Be Fall AF

Gather anything orange, brown, olive green, harvest yellow, and dead. Dead leaves, dead flowers, dead hopes and dreams, and arrange them artistically on your front doorstep.

#RavsRecipes: Autumn Harvest Acorn Squash

#RavsRecipes: Autumn Harvest Acorn Squash

One of my favorite winter gourds is the humble acorn squash.

#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.

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.

You're in for a treat with this egg-free cookie dough recipe!

#RavsRecipes: Single Serve, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Egg-Free Cookie Dough

The great thing is you can use basically any regular substitutions and this will still taste amazing. I literally eat this with a spoon, and because it’s egg-free, I feel no shame. Okay, I don’t feel any shame when I bust into a tub of regular cookie dough, either. I’m just trying to do my fair share to keep you from getting salmonella.

Here's how to cope with a toxic family member.

What To Do When You Have A Toxic Family Member

Do you have that ONE family member? The one that makes family gatherings risky at best and scary at worst. Here's how to cope with a toxic family member.


I Want To Leave My Kid, And That's OK

I said it. The thing moms are never ever supposed to say. I NEED MORE.