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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 #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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Weekly Recipe #286: Creamy Chicken, Tomato and Spinach Pasta

By Amanda Supak, Dietetic Intern [University of Minnesota – Fairview] When I get home from work and I’m too tired to cook an elaborate meal, this is my favorite recipe to whip up. The total prep and cook time is … Continue reading

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Purchase an Open Farms CSA this season

Feed the soil; feed your family; feed the community Join the food movement and enjoy farm-to-table ingredients grown with love from Open Farms, our organic urban garden. By supporting our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) project, you will not only enjoy healthy … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #285: Butternut Squash Soup

By Leah Kleinschrodt, Dietetic Intern [University of Minnesota – The Emily Program] My squash plants took over my garden in the fall months, and I’m still reaping the benefits from the harvest well into the depths of winter. Roasted squash … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #284: Apple Nachos

By Caitlin Miller, Dietetic Intern [University of Minnesota – MNT track] We all know there are so many tempting appetizers at football parties, like the classic hot wings, championship chili bowls and loaded game-day nachos. But did you know that … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #283: Spinach & Black Bean Soup with Shrimp

By Ryan Bad Heart Bull, Dietetic Intern [University of Minnesota – MNT Track] This awesome soup is loaded with micronutrients, healthy fats, and fiber. While it won’t win any awards for its appearance, it gets a perfect score for its incredible … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #282: Pineapple Chicken Fried Rice

By Fanqing Feng, Dietetic Intern [University of Minnesota – The Emily Program] This pineapple chicken fried rice is a traditional Chinese food. It is not only delicious but colorful and can be served in a pineapple shell for an exotic touch. … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #281: Three Bean Turkey Chili

By Becky Magnuson, Dietetic Intern [University of Minnesota – the Emily Program] Having grown up in the Midwest, I know the importance of warm, comforting meals waiting at home after a long snowy day, and few are more enjoyable than those … Continue reading

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