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's Articles

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies With Vanilla Spice Filling

Nothing says fall to me like a pumpkin treat, and I love the combination of cloud-like cookies and frosting. It’s like an Oreo and a birthday cake had a baby during pumpkin spice season and created a... Read...
Carrie Saum    |   10.20.17 12am   |   SHARE
Yay, honoring human complexity!

6 Reasons To Embrace Being Unlikable

I didn’t realize I was a polarizing person until my late 20s. I was raised in a tradition where being liked was extremely important — pivotal, even.
Carrie Saum    |   10.18.17 12am   |   SHARE
#RavsRecipes: Green Goddess Soup

#RavsRecipes: Green Goddess Soup

Ladle, herbs, cover, blend. Repeat until finished. Season with remaining spices. Now, go and and feed your inner goddess with this Green Goddess Soup.
Carrie Saum    |   10.13.17 9am   |   SHARE
Newborn life...when that bliss wears off.

Newborn Life: After The Bliss Has Worn Off

Newborn life...when that bliss wears off. Not all at once, and not in every way. But the bliss becomes less blinding. Everything returns to real life.
Carrie Saum    |   10.11.17 12am   |   SHARE
Harvest Vegetable Baked Ziti Recipe

Rav's Recipes: Harvest Vegetable Baked Ziti

This Harvest Vegetable Baked Ziti is a lovely late summer/early autumn harvest flair! Sprinkle it with whatever cheese sounds good and enjoy.
Carrie Saum    |   10.6.17 12am   |   SHARE
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.
Carrie Saum    |   10.4.17 12am   |   SHARE
#RavsRecipes: Cold-Brew Pumpkin Spice Coffee

#RavsRecipes: Cold-Brew Pumpkin Spice Coffee

What’s more refreshing than a piping hot mug of coffee? Well, lots of things. How about a recipe for cold-brew pumpkin spice coffee instead?
Carrie Saum    |   09.29.17 12am   |   SHARE
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.
Carrie Saum    |   09.27.17 12am   |   SHARE

Recipe: Curried Delicata Squash & Quinoa Bowl

Fall is in the air and now come the comfort food cravings. This curried delicata squash and quinoa bowl with hit all the right spots!
Carrie Saum    |   09.23.17 12am   |   SHARE
You're in for a treat with this egg-free cookie dough recipe!

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... Read...
Carrie Saum    |   09.15.17 12am   |   SHARE