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

There are no good or bad foods so let's stop moralizing food.

Moralizing Food (Or Money, Fitness, Time) Is Immoral

This is utter nonsense. There are no good or bad foods so let's stop moralizing food. Let's also stop moralizing money fitness and time!

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I know it feels like you're falling apart. You're not alone!

When You Feel Like You're Falling Apart, You're Not Alone

I know it feels like you're falling apart. It's the kind that happens when I have overcommitted and then something goes wrong and everything else spirals.

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You are not entitled to my emotional labor!

You Are Not Entitled To My Emotional Labor

I am not here for your betterment. I am not here to be your dumping ground for all of your thoughts and fears. You are not entitled to my emotional labor!

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Over the years, I've learned that Lance's favorite cake is — contrarily and unironically — called pie. Boston Creme Pie. Image: Our Stable Table.

#RavsRecipes: Boston Creme Pie

We celebrated our six-week date-a-versary on Lance's birthday. All he wanted was to binge-watch Scrubs and cuddle and eat cake in bed. If there was any question that he was my soulmate before that moment, it was laid to rest. We stayed in bed, watched TV, and ate cake. It was pretty magical, if I'm honest.

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Make-Ahead Breakfast Porridge Recipe

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

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Fresh, mayo-free, and stocked with fennel. You're gonna love this slaw.

#RavsRecipes: Tart & Tangy Fennel Slaw

Fennel is one of the food world's unsung heroes. It is crunchy, a little sweet, fragrant, and has a distinct flavor that brings a little zing with it. Summer demands it, so get your tart and tangy fennel slaw on.

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Grabbing a bag of frozen veggies and dumping them in a pan is just as easy as opening up a frozen dinner and popping it in the microwave.

Lazy Vegan Coconut Curry

Here's my favorite lazy food dish. I like it because I feel like I'm doing my body a solid by plying it with veggies, and my taste buds rejoice with spicy-sweet comfort food. It's like your very hardworking grandmother is hugging you from the inside.

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Awash in the postpartum anxiety, I felt glued to the couch, unable to mobilize myself to get anything done except the bare basics of being a present.

What To Do When You Have Postpartum Anxiety

Awash in the postpartum anxiety, I felt glued to the couch, unable to mobilize myself to get anything done except the bare basics of being a present.

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The drive to hyper-perform is basically a DNA strand of Americans. But that doesn't mean it's healthy... or sustainable.

It's Okay To Ask For Help & It's Definitely Okay To Give It

I can't do this on my own. This life thing, this parenting thing, this figuring out how to make it all work thing? Yeah, those things. I can't. And what's more is I don't think any of us are meant to. It's time to shed the taboo around asking and receiving help.

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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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