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Welcome to the News & Events page, where you can get the latest news about Open Arms, read our most recent blog posts and learn about upcoming events.


Weekly Recipe #294: Roasted Rhubarb with Dates and Yogurt

By Theresa Menke, Dietetic Intern [University of Minnesota – Fairview] May is here and spring is in full swing! Time to thaw out the recipe book and ring in the season with fresh, seasonal ingredients. Rhubarb is a delicious springtime favorite, … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #293: Guacamole Pasta

By Shelby Kulzer, Dietetic Intern [VA] This recipe is a fun twist on traditional pasta dishes. Using avocado in place of tomato-based sauce provides a great summery flavor. You can also substitute quinoa or couscous in place of the noodles! What … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #292: Hearty Black Bean Quesadillas

Photo Credit: Matt (via Flickr)

By Marcia Winer, Dietetic Intern [University of Minnesota—The Emily Program] My sister hates beans – absolutely cannot stand them. This is unfortunate for a number of reasons, one of which is because beans are a cheap, easy way to get both … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #291: Slow Cooker Chicken

By Shannon Plath, Dietetic Intern [University of Minnesota] For an easy and quick meal that requires little prep time, try this simple recipe for a flavorful and versatile Mexican-inspired chicken dish. I’ve been making this recipe for a long time and … Continue reading

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Creative Volunteer Opportunity: Build Beautiful Veggie Costumes

Open Arms is excited to announce that we will be marching in both the MayDay and PRIDE parades this year to raise awareness of the work we do nourishing our neighbors living with life-threatening illnesses and the importance of food … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #290: Coconut Corn Chowder

By Amanda Peterson, Dietetic Intern [University of Minnesota – Fairview] This flavorful, creamy chowder recipe is sure to spice up and warm up your day. It’s a family favorite that can appeal to a variety of tastes and diet preferences: in … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #289: Peanut Butter & Honey Chia Pudding

By Elizabeth Akerson, Dietetic Intern [University of Minnesota] Who doesn’t love pudding, especially when it’s pudding with a nutritional boost?! This recipe has the same creamy texture of regular pudding with some extra omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, minerals and protein from … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #288: Italian Black Bean Stuffed Peppers

By Amanda Peterson, Dietetic Intern [University of Minnesota – Fairview] Looking for a hearty, healthy meal to satisfy a craving for Italian food? This savory dish is sure to appeal to everyone in your family. Combining several dishes that frequent my … Continue reading

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A passion for AIDS care leads to 10 years of volunteering

By Ashley Hackett, Open Arms Photojournalism Intern It’s Wednesday morning, and above the Open Arms kitchen Tom Becker sits quietly typing at a computer. As a passionate volunteer and advocate for the HIV/AIDS community since the late 1980s, Tom wanted … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #287: Greek Yogurt Breakfast Bowls

By Brianna Elliott, Open Arms Registered Dietetian March is a great time of year. Spring is in the air, and it’s National Nutrition Month! Open Arms takes pride in providing healthy, medically-tailored meals to our clients, so we’re excited to … Continue reading

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