*LIVE* Interview With Rae Gordon This Saturday!

This Saturday, August 28th, at 1 pm you are invited to join us live as we chat with one of the hardest working musicians in town – Rae Gordon!

Photo by Kathy Rankin

Rae recently toured New Orleans, where she performed at the Maple Leaf – a New Orleans institution!

The pandemic has not slowed her down. Here in the Portland area, been playing weekly outdoor gigs all summer.

Rae not only has the voice of rowdy blues angel, she is deeply invested in her community, and she’s super fun!

Tune in this Saturday at 1 pm to find out what she’s been up to, and where you can catch her next!

Photo by Tony Mutter
  • Live interview with Rae Gordon
  • Saturday August 28th
  • 1:00 PM

xoxo

Anne

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The August Five Exercises

About the Five: Each month I offer five exercises to improve your strength, balance, flexibility, and mobility. My hope is that you will go through these on your own or with me three times a week. Some moves (like this month’s tree pose) you could do every day.

Here’s yours truly demonstrating Tree pose:

The August Five:

  • Cossack Squat
  • Tree pose
  • Bicep Curl
  • Overhead Press
  • Hamstring Curl

These photos are meant to jog your memory about the exercises we have done together. Please use your best judgment as to how suitable these are for you.

Cossack Squat

Tree and Bicep Curl

Tree and Overhead Press

Hamstring Curl

These photos are meant to remind you of work we have done together. Please see your medical professional prior to beginning a new exercise program. 

If you’d like more detailed information on these exercises, click one of the links below:

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Zucchini Tots Recipe

Are you looking for creative ways to eat up all your zucchini?

Rather than trying to pawn off your bumper crop on your friends and neighbors, try this yummy and easy recipe for zucchini tots (like tater tots, but made with shredded zucchini rather than potatoes – get it?).

Here’s a giant zucchini from my mom’s garden in Florida

The trick to making your tots stick together in a tot like shape is squeezing as much of the moisture out as you can. This recipe (like all my favorite recipes) is easy, with minimal steps and only a handful of ingredients.

Keep reading for the full recipe below.

The basics: Shred your zucchini and dry it out. Mix it with spices, an egg, and breadcrumbs to bind everything together. Shape them into tots, and bake them in the oven.

Serve them with ranch, blue cheese, ketchup, bbq sauce, or your favorite dipping sauce.

Try this recipe and let me know what you think!

Zucchini “Tots” Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2 zucchini
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • pepper
  • (optional) 1 tsp cayenne powder

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. Grate zucchini into a large bowl. Add 1 tsp. salt (this will help pull out the moisture) and let it sit for 20-30 minutes.
  3. Wrap shredded zucchini in a kitchen towel and wring it out, straining as much of the liquid as possible.
  4. Dry your bowl, and put strained zucchini back in the bowl.
  5. Add egg, breadcrumbs, and seasonings and mix together.
  6. Form into a tot like shape (or a little cube, or ball- about a tablespoon each). This will make about 15 – 20 tots.
  7. Place tots on a parchment lined baking sheet with a little space between them.
  8. Bake for 10 minutes, flip them over and bake for another 10 minutes, or until they are crispy and browned on top.
  9. Serve with your choice of sauce (I’ve been digging Toby’s ranch dressing lately).

The July Five

About the Five: Each month I offer five exercises to improve your strength, balance, flexibility, and mobility. My hope is that you will go through these on your own or with me three times a week. Some moves (like this month’s washrag) you could do every day.

  • Washrag
  • Side Plank
  • Split Squat
  • Medicine Ball Push Up
  • Get Up

Please use your best judgment as to how suitable these are for you right now.

Washrag

Side Plank

Split Squat

Medicine Ball Pushup

Get Up

These photos are meant to remind you of work we have done together. Please see your medical professional prior to beginning a new exercise program. 

Lemon, Basil, Corn, and Nectarine Salad

Looking for a side dish that requires zero cooking? Try this quick and easy summer salad.

Stone fruits are in season, and my hands down favorite is nectarines. Pair these with crunchy corn, creamy avocado, and a tangy lemon dressing for the perfect summer salad.

xoxo

Anne

Lemon, Basil, Corn, and Nectarine Salad

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Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp Olive oil
  • handful of fresh basil, chopped
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 ears of corn, kernels sliced off the cob
  • 2-3 nectarines, chopped
  • 1 avocado, cubed

Directions:

  1. Make dressing by mixing together lemon juice, olive oil, basil, and salt and pepper to taste. My favorite way to do this is to put everything in a jar with a tight fitting lid, and shake it like I’m real mad at it.
  2. Put all your delicious fruits and veggies in a bowl, pour dressing over, and mix. Taste and adjust seasonings if needed.

This is a nice basic recipe, and you could for sure play with your herbs by using cilantro or parsley, or add some heat with cayenne pepper. Try this recipe and let me know what you think!

I’m Anne McCranie, the owner of Fluid Movement + Massage LLC.

Creating a Culture of Healthy Movement.

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