Green Bean, Hazelnut, and Feta Salad

On November 28, 2016, in recipes, by Anne

One of my ladies has a tradition of bringing me hazelnuts from a local farm (thanks Jan!). Included in her holiday hazelnut delivery last week were several hazelnut recipes, including the green bean salad below. I brought this tangy, citrusy salad to Thanksgiving dinner. It’s quick, easy and delicious!


First blanch and chill your green beans. Roast your hazelnuts and let them cool. The rest of the salad you can assemble right before dinner.

Green Bean, Hazelnut, and Feta Salad




  • 1 lb. trimmed, washed, and blanched green beans
  • 1 cup chopped, roasted hazelnuts
  • 1/2 small sweet onion, fine dice
  • 1/2 orange, zested and juiced
  • 1/2 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 3 Tbs olive oil
  • 4 oz crumbled feta cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 oz salad greens

To Prepare:

  1. In a large bowl whisk together the juice, zest, olive oil, salt and pepper.
  2. Add onions and green beans to dressing and toss to coat.
  3. Add cheese and hazelnuts and toss again.
  4. Serve over fresh greens.


Anne McCranie is a Portland (Sellwood), Oregon based personal trainer and licensed massage therapist. She offers this recipe to tickle your taste buds. Please see your medical professional for specific dietary advice.



Update: This workshop is now full. If you would like to be put on the waiting list please contact Anne (503) 705-4762

How would it feel to wake up pain free and move through your day with ease? Do you suffer from back or neck pain, joint stiffness, stress, or insomnia? This workshop is for you!

  • Who: You! and your Fluid family
  • What: Intro to Hanna Somatics with Kristin Jackson
  • When: Saturday December 10th, 1-3 pm
  • Where: Fluid World Headquarters 1644 S.E. Clatsop Street, Portland (Sellwood), Oregon 97202
  • Why: Pain relief, increased mobility, reduced stress, better sleep, more JOY!
  • How much: $30 payable to Kristin
  • To sign up: Click this link

Intro To Hanna Somatics With Kristin Jackson



Rid your body of stress and pain by tapping into the power of your brain. Learn how to naturally reduce stress and pain, to let you move with ease and joy. Regain your edge in sports and activities that you thought were waning due to aging. Grow new pathways in your brain to improve memory and neuroplasticity. Discover the benefits of Hanna Clinical Somatics with Kristin Jackson, Hanna Somatic Educator!

Our brain controls our muscles; if we get habitually stuck in faulty patterns, we can end up with a long list of health issues. Hanna Somatics goes to the root of your pain and faulty patterns: your brain! By exploring how we currently move, we can learn how to move with more ease by voluntarily learning to release tight muscles, and have better control of them.


Thomas Hanna developed hundreds of somatic exercises to help people get out of pain and function better. In this 2-hour workshop, Kristin will introduce you to gentle movements that will positively impact your spine, waist, shoulders, hips, knees, feet, and nervous system.

A note about registration… Kristin uses Mindbody so if you are already logged in to this system, say from your favorite yoga studio, you will need to log yourself out and create a new password. If you have any trouble contact Kristin and she can guide you through this process.

Anne McCranie is a Portland (Sellwood), Oregon based personal trainer and licensed massage therapist. Anne has been attending Kristin’s weekly somatics classes for the past few months, and quickly noticed the benefits – increased mobility, reduced back pain and stiffness – and cannot wait to share this work with you! This class is limited to 8 participants. Click this link to reserve your spot today. 

Attitude Of Gratitude

On November 1, 2016, in Health and Wellness, by Anne

Have you seen the gratitude tree here in Sellwood? Each time I walk by I say something I am grateful for, and I never have to think very hard.




Research shows that an attitude of gratitude is strongly and consistently associated with greater happiness. Expressing gratitude helps us feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve our health, and build strong relationships.

This month I will be posting what I am grateful for here on Fluid’s facebook page and I encourage you to do the same. It could change your life!

Here’s a start – I am grateful for YOU for reading this post and being a part of my Fluid family. What are you grateful for?


Anne McCranie is a licensed massage therapist and personal trainer in Portland (Sellwood), Oregon. She offers movement + massage based pain relief solutions.

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