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.

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Family Vacation Survival Guide

Summer is officially upon us, and with it comes epic family vacation plans sure to generate tales of your family’s (mis)adventures for years to come.

Peanut butter french toast. You heard me right.

#RavsRecipes: Peanut Butter French Toast. Amen.

Peanut butter can provide a good hit of protein and in the mornings, that’s what I need more than anything else. Except I love pastries.

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.

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.

#RavsRecipes: Coffee Cake Sugar Scrub

#RavsRecipes: Coffee Cake Sugar Scrub

I've been taking some time this summer to focus on self-care.

To elevate this dish, consider drinking a dirty martini while your asparagus roasts. Image: Our Stable Table.

#RavsRecipes: Roasted Heirloom Tomato And Asparagus Salad

Asparagus. It's a definite love-it-or-hate-it kind of vegetable. In general, I'm a veggie lover, but I'm a super asparagus fan. There is no way that I WON'T eat it.

Simple, versatile, delicious: this take on s'mores will make everyone happy.

#RavsRecipes: S'mores Cookie Cups

This is the thing about cooking for the internet: It only wants sweet treats. Okay, and cauliflower recipes.

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.

We are joining the Teal Pumpkin Project again this Halloween. Photo by: Alexander Klink

The Teal Pumpkin Project: Protect Kids With Food Allergies On Halloween

As a mom to a child with profound food allergies, I get a little terrified around the holidays. We are joining the Teal Pumpkin Project this Halloween.

You are every bit as engaging, worthy, and likable on your own.

What To Do When You Don't Know How To Be Alone

In an age where we are isolated but still technologically connected, this is important. It’s okay to be alone. It’s okay to be unoccupied.