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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 #257: Asian Dressing/Marinade

By Lizzie Briasco, Dietetic Intern [University of Minnesota – The Emily Program] It was hot, my new apartment was a mess, and I was very hungry and craving Chinese food – not the best combination when one first moves to … Continue reading

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A passion for cooking becomes a way to help others


After 45 years working as a pharmacist at a drug store, Michael Winer retired in 2010. His interest in travel, biking and cooking food for his friends kept him busy, but something was missing. At the recommendation of a friend, … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #256: Avocado Pasta Salad

Avocado Pasta Salad

By Tylynn Ludwig, Dietetic Intern [Minneapolis Veteran Affairs Medical Center] I made this recipe as part of my internship at the Minneapolis Veteran Affairs Medical Center during a Healthy Teaching Kitchen class focused on fiber. Our classes are intended to teach … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #255: Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble

Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble

By Abigail Cole, PhD, Dietetic Intern [Iowa State University (ISPP)] Strawberry season is here! You can enjoy the harvest by combining fresh sweet strawberries with seasonal rhubarb and serving them up in a delicious crumble. The sweetness of the strawberries … Continue reading

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You’re invited to our 30th Birthday Party


Put on your party hats and join us for a family-friendly celebration of three decades of nourishing people in our community living with life-threatening illness. There will be games, food, music, cake and – of course – lots of hugs! Saturday, July 23 1–4 … Continue reading

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Memorial for Open Arms founder Bill Rowe

Bill Rowe

Join us in July to celebrate the life of Open Arms founder Bill Rowe. Saturday, July 16 from 4–6 p.m. Open Arms of Minnesota 2500 Bloomington Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55404 All are welcome. There will be a program at 5 … Continue reading

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Join Us for the World’s Largest Cake Walk at Lunds & Byerlys

Lunds & Byerlys Cake Walk

On June 18 we’ll attempt to break a Guinness world record: the largest cake walk ever attempted! We need your help to beat the record of 250 people, so come join us for prizes, sampling, kids activities, music and more. Saturday, … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #254: Greek-Style Chickpea Salad

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By Marcia Winer, Dietetic Intern [University of Minnesota—The Emily Program] An integral part of my cooking education was learning how to compromise. I come from a family of six, and it was rare that everyone was 100% pleased with dinner. … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #253: Grilled Stuffed Mushrooms

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By Teresa Klarenbeek, Dietetic Intern [Minneapolis VA Heath Care System] Summer weather is here, so it’s time to heat up the grill! This grilled stuffed mushroom recipe is a great addition to the typical rotation of burgers and brats. This recipe makes for a … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #252: Deviled Eggs

Deviled Eggs

By Rachel Porteous, Dietetic Intern [University of Minnesota Medical Center] This simple, quick recipe is perfect for the spring season! I indulge in these eggs during special family get-togethers because they make a great protein-dense, guilt-free appetizer that allows you … Continue reading

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