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

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.

#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.

Life changes you; it's okay. You don't have to be the person you were before to make other people feel better.

You Don't Owe Them Sh*t

You feel it. The change.

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.

So good, so gluten-free.

#RavsRecipes: Cheesy Cauliflower Cakes With Chipotle Crema

My BFF has been trying to go easy on the grains lately.

Image Credit: Naomi August via Unsplash

The 6 Biggest Myths About Self-Care

You and I are creatures of habit. And our habit is to be busy. Occupied. Focused on creating and maintaining momentum and a functional life.

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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.

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.

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.

My son and I can’t get enough of them. Image: Our Stable Table.

#RavsRecipes: Salted Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

This is becoming an expensive habit, but nothing really says “I love you” like homemade cookies, so I’m going with it.