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

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.

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It's been a long week. You deserve this.

#RavsRecipes: Blood Orange Basil Bandito

Next, juice your blood oranges. Or skip this and buy the juice from the spendy little corner market that sells $8 fair trade chocolate made from cocoa beans harvested purely through meditative thoughts generated by unionized zen monkeys in Thailand. They also sell blood orange juice. You’ll find it next to the $15 cashew milk.

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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.

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Now I've become that lady who brings her own coffee creamer in a tiny mason jar to the coffee shop with her. Image: Our Stable Table.

#RavsRecipes: Coconut Caramel Coffee Creamer (VEGAN!)

I soaked a few dates in some hot water, whizzed them around in my Nutribullet, strained out the chunks, and put it back in the Nutribullet with my coconut milk, plus a teeny-tiny pinch of pink Himalayan sea salt.The result? A genuinely delightful creamer that blew me away.

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Be everyone's favorite Super Bowl Party guest with this warm, creamy chile dip.

#RavsRecipes: Cheesy Chile Dip (For The Superbowl, Or Just Your Mouth. Your Call.)

Apparently, there's a thing happening in Houston this weekend. A sportsball game of some sort and people are super excited about it.

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It’s not sexy. It’s not dramatic. It’s not interesting. But it is meaningful and fulfilling, which is something that reality television will never ever be. (Photo by Andrew Robles on Unsplash)

Want To Be A Better Friend? 8 Tips To Help You Achieve Your BFF Goals

I know that our group of friends is special. But the specialness comes from some core values that I will share with you. I will give you fair warning: these are not for people who are interested in receiving. These eight guidelines are for people who are interested in building a community.

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Not only was TV working as part of my parenting routine, we also unashamedly used it as a babysitter.

Plot Twist: Watching TV Makes Us A Better Family​

Not only was TV working as part of my parenting routine, we also unashamedly used it as a babysitter. Yes, you read that correctly!

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Back To Basics: Can We Get Rid Of Fancy Food?

My friends, food is getting fancier.

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No-bake coooookies!

#RavsRecipes: No-Bake Cookie Bars Of Amazement

No-bake cookies were always one of my favorite potluck eats. These seemed like straight-up magic to me, and I was fascinated by cookies that tasted awesome without baking them. It was potluck sorcery at Hogwarts level.

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