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

Make-Ahead Breakfast Porridge Recipe

Breakfast is my most favorite meal to eat and least favorite to prepare.

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.

Trust your life experiences. Believe yourself. Ask the questions, and be open to the answers that take you by surprise.

You Are Your Own Best Guru

On a practical level, being my own guru means that I trust myself. I can forgive myself when I make mistakes, and not get stuck in cycles of shame and despair. I can ask for help when I need it, and seek out important support like professional therapy and support when I can't get out of my own head.

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.

Who needs another sugary treat this year? Try Bitter Buddy Mix!

Bitter Buddy Snack Mix Recipe

Bitter Buddy Mix is a take on an old familiar recipe of rice cereal mixed with chocolate and peanut butter, then coated with powdered sugar.

Flu season hell! Try not to die.

What To Do When You're In The 7th Circle Of Flu Season Hell

We're in flu season hell! In fact, according to, uh, science, it’s one of the worst seasons we’ve seen in the last 10 years.

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.

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?

I’m just going to say this again because it bears repeating:  Do not let go of yourself in order to take care of someone else.

Do Not Let Go Of Yourself To Take Care Of Someone Else

Okay, so the world feels like it’s ending. I know it does because I have facebook and I read the news and I’m on this planet.