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

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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The Police Shot And Killed My Friend Aaron

The only people who paid the price for Aaron's death were his family and friends. This must stop. Police should never be above the law they have sworn to uphold. There can be no more hiding, conspiring, obstructing, or delaying swift justice for officers who do not act according to their training...

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.

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The 6 Biggest Myths About Self-Care

You and I are creatures of habit. And our habit is to be busy. Occupied. Focused on creating and maintaining momentum and a functional life.

This is one of my most magical recipes.

#RavsRecipes: Blackberry Lavender Blossom Scones

This delightful mouthful of berries with a hint of lavender blossoms revolutionized the way I saw baking.

#RavsRecipes: Ginger Garlic Spice Rub

#RavsRecipes: Ginger Garlic Spice Rub

Am I the only one who gets pumped about using a crockpot during the colder months?

Humans are much more than opinions on a screen. (Image Credit: Unsplash/Annie Spratt)

'Do Not Let The World Make You Hard:' Timely Wisdom From Kurt Vonnegut

I have a quote on the home screen of my phone that I put up a year ago.


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 true joy of autumnal desserts.

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Do You Really Need A Cleanse?

Twice a year, I embark on a one to two week cleanse. I feel invigorated, I sleep better, my libido rises, and I'm able to use it as a reset to return to eating foods that make my body feel good.