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

Don't sink to anyone else's lows.

When All Else Fails, Be Kind

Because here's the thing. Kindness is the antidote to the poison being pedaled by the Trumps of the world. Your anger is valid and important, and your despair should never be overlooked. And you can be all of the things, feel all of the feelings, ardently and vigorously defend the most vulnerable among us, say all of the words you need to say, and act with an undercurrent of kindness.

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The yum of the holiday season is here.

#RavsRecipes: Twisted Christmas Cornbread

If you grew up in a typical Christmas tradition, you probably had the same dinner at Thanksgiving and at Christmas.

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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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So, let’s clear something up right now: You have a right to feel your feelings. Full stop.

Feel Your Feelings And Don't Let Anyone Tell You Otherwise

Feelings are important. I don’t mean this in a trite, self-help sort of way. I mean, you have a right to your feelings. Full stop.

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Meet the Greek Burger.

#RavsRecipes: Greek Burgers With Tzatziki Sauce

On a whim, I grabbed some feta cheese at the store and fresh parsley. Then a few sweet peppers, cucumbers, garlic, yogurt, dill and mint found their way into my cart, as well. What transpired was nothing short of an absolute inspiration.

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This chocolate cake is pretty darn tasty, and a great treat for your summer gatherings.

#RavsRecipes: Chocolate Pecan Fudge Cake

Rosa made a chocolate cake with cinnamon and pecans that still haunts my dreams and my tastebuds, 20 years later. Here, I've tried to recreate it.

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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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Serve salad with a steak knife and a side of culinary pride. Happy summer!

#RavsRecipes: Grilled Goat Cheese & Tart Cherry Salad

When an opportunity presents itself to throw together a yummy grilled salad using the season’s finest, I jump at it. This week’s creative summer grilling adventure resulted in a flavor burst of seasonal cherries, creamy herbed goat cheese, a simple dressing, and of course, slightly charred romaine.

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Somewhere out there is the perfect health professional for you. Here's how to find that person.

How To Find The Right Health Practitioner For You

Over the years, I've compiled a list of things I look for as a woman, mother, health advocate, and human. I firmly believe that the relationship you have with your doctors and healers is paramount to your overall well-being.

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Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash

My Son Has FPIES, And I Hate Food Allergy Awareness Month

Virtually no research exists for FPIES. Food Allergy Awareness month remind me that even though he is resilient, he is still vulnerable.

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