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

No-bake coooookies!

#RavsRecipes: No-Bake Cookie Bars Of Amazement

No-bake cookies were always one of my favorite potluck eats. These seemed like straight-up magic to me, and I was fascinated by cookies that tasted awesome without baking them. It was potluck sorcery at Hogwarts level.

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#RavsRecipes: Coffee Cake Sugar Scrub

#RavsRecipes: Coffee Cake Sugar Scrub

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

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This quiche recipe comes with the added bonus of some quiche-making secrets. Enjoy!

#RavsRecipes: Quiche A La Spring

Quiche. It's a bit of a unicorn, isn't it? You chase the perfect texture, combination, flavors, and rise in hopes that it equals perfection.

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Speculoos Cookie Recipe

Speculoos: A Recipe For The Cookie That Started As A Cookie And Then Became Another Cookie

I made you these cookies. They are special cookies that are made from pulverized cookies that became butter that then became cookies again.

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Take care of yourself this holiday season.

Happy Holiday Survival Guide

The holiday season presents numerous opportunities to celebrate and be with people we love and enjoy. It's also a constant source of potential triggers, just waiting to burst to the surface. Infinite stimulation creates a perfect storm to drown all of us in the overwhelm. As fun as the holidays can be, they can be a deep well of anxiety and exhaustion. Over the last decade, I've discovered what works best for me in regards to managing the holiday deluge. So, here's what's worked for me.

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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.

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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.

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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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The Teal Pumpkin Project helps protect kids with food allergies

What Is The Teal Pumpkin Project? Help Protect Kids This Halloween (With Printable)

Last year, Ashton Kutcher tweeted about the Teal Pumpkin Project for Halloween. The food allergy community lost its damn mind in the best way.

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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.

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