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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 #319: Hearty Split Pea Soup

By Caitlyn Talbert, Dietetic Intern [Sodexo] It’s cold out there! For this chilly Minnesota week, I’d like to share with you what I keep simmering on my stove on days when the windchill begs you to stay inside and reach … Continue reading

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Open Arms Cooking Classes at Whole Foods Market

We’re partnering with Whole Foods Market on two different cooking classes centered on healthy, nutritious food. At each class and tour, you’ll take home a tote bag with yummy samples, recipes and a $5 Whole Foods Market gift card. Good … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #318: Yummy Yogurt Parfait

By Karlie Weiler, 2017 Summer Meals Intern Fresh, frozen, or canned?  Many people wonder if it’s unhealthy to opt for frozen or canned fruits and vegetables. They tend to be cheaper than fresh produce, especially during Minnesota winters. It is … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #317: Red Wine Braised Beef Stew

By: Ryan Lehmann, Dietetic Intern [University of Minnesota – Fairview] This recipe is one that really gets the nostalgia going. Growing up in Wisconsin, I had my fair share of snowy weather, and on the weekends, I would spend my days … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #316: Green Chili Egg Bake

By: Allison Ritter, Dietetic Intern [University of Minnesota] The holiday season is a time for coming together and celebrating with family and friends. For my family, Christmas morning always entailed racing down the stairs to see presents sparkling under a … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #315: Stuffed Acorn Squash

Stuffed acorn squash

By Jenna Leland, Dietetic Intern [University of Minnesota – Fairview] Eating local doesn’t need to end when the snow flies! Various types of squash can be found in stores and restaurants in Minnesota. One popular squash variety is acorn squash, … Continue reading

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Open Arms delivers warmth throughout the winter months


By Amy Bowman, Open Arms volunteer In 2006, Amy A. started noticing symptoms including tremors, and sensitivity to heat, odors and music tones. Two years later her muscle control had become so compromised that she was no longer able to apply her … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #314: Chicken Lettuce Wraps

By Jordan Yseth, Dietetic Intern [University of Minnesota – Fairview] These chicken lettuce wraps are my secret to a quick, easy and delicious meal. It was also my go-to recipe for a cooking group that I used to teach. Lettuce … Continue reading

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World AIDS Day Open House

Join us for an open house this Friday, December 1 to commemorate Open Arms’ history of nourishing people living with HIV/AIDS for more than three decades. Stop by the building to enjoy cider and cookies, grab a seat in our … Continue reading

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Family Volunteer Opportunity: Cookie Decorating

Looking for ways to introduce your kids to helping others? Open Arms is hosting our third annual cookie decorating event for kids age 7+, where you and your family can decorate cookies for our clients living with life-threatening illnesses and … Continue reading

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