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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 #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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Fulfilling graduation hours with fulfilling volunteer work

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By Amy Bowman, Open Arms volunteer Sanjay Ragoonanan is looking to the future. As a junior at Cristo Rey High School, he has high hopes for college, where he wants to study medicine or computer science. Of course, his college … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #280: Triple Berry Kiwi Smoothie

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By Elise Williamson, Dietetic Intern [Normandale Community College] Let’s face it: we’re always on our way somewhere for something. As a college student, I’m on the go and rarely have a moment to pause and eat a sufficient meal, even … Continue reading

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A Reassuring Comfort During Chemo

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By Stephanie Mork, Open Arms Photojournalism Intern 2016 was a difficult year for Judy and her husband Larry. In April, Larry lost his job. A month or two later, Judy began to notice some chest pain and difficulty breathing. She went … Continue reading

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