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Open Arms Delivers 4 Millionth Meal

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Posted 1.28.2015 Today we celebrate an enormous milestone for Open Arms: the delivery of our 4 millionth meal! We are blown away by the dedication, time, and energy behind that number. 4 million meals translates to approximately… It’s incredible to … Continue reading

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A letter from Executive Director Leah Hébert

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Posted 1.27.2015 Dear friends, After more than a decade with Open Arms, Deputy Director Jennifer Van Wyk is leaving her role as a staff member. We are pleased to announce that she will stay in the Open Arms family as a … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #198: Honey and Lime Chicken Taquitos

by Leah Hetterick, Dietetic Intern [Sodexo] Whenever I’m invited to a football watching party, I rely on this crowd-pleasing recipe. While most people bring dishes full of fat, sodium, and refined grains, I love to offer this healthier alternative. And these flavorful … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #197: Breakfast Oats

by Pilar Chilet, Dietetic Intern [University of Minnesota Medical Center – Fairview] The best way to start your day with energy is to start it with breakfast! I like to make this recipe for breakfast oats on the weekends, when there is … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #196: Turkey Shepherd’s Pie

by Ambria Pfarr, Dietetic Intern [University of Minnesota – The Emily Program] To cope with the wintery months ahead, many Minnesotans prepare their favorite “hot dish.” A longtime favorite in my home is Shepherd’s Pie. This tasty classic passed down from my grandma brings … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #195: Warm Winter Salad

by Kristen O’Brien, Dietetic Intern [University of Minnesota – The Emily Program] When you think of salad, what is the first thing you think of? Lettuce? Tomatoes? Dressing? Salads can seem a bit boring, but they can be easily made exciting if … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #194: Chef Rita’s Savory Bacon-Scallion Breakfast Bread

This unique bread from Chef Rita is sure to be a hit at your New Year’s Day brunch. Far from your typical pumpkin or banana bread, this loaf combines the savory goodness of corn, bacon, scallions, and cheese for a … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #193: Maple Roasted Root Vegetables with Pecans

by Marissa Caldarella, Dietetic Intern [University of Minnesota – The Emily Program] When I was a young girl, my mother let me choose the dishes we brought to family gatherings. I loved looking at all the delicious foods as I paged through … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #192: Smoked Salmon Crostini

This appetizer is a personal favorite of our chef Patrick, who reports that it’s truly addicting! Serve it at your next holiday party along with a dry white wine. Patrick’s Smoked Salmon Crostini  Makes 24 appetizers. Ingredients: 24 thin baguette rounds, … Continue reading

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Find Lovely Holiday Gifts and Support Open Arms

Silpada Jewelry

Join our longtime volunteer Gretchen Harris for a Silpada Jewelry party in support of Open Arms! Silpada Jewelry is sterling silver jewelry handcrafted by skilled artisans across the globe. 100% of the proceeds will go to Open Arms. Silpada Jewelry Sale Wednesday, … Continue reading

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