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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 #163: Peach BBQ Turkey Burgers

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By Summer Vondran, University of Minnesota Dietetic Intern After the long hard winter we’ve all endured, everyone is practically jumping out of their skin at the thought of warmer weather. And what’s the best thing to do when warmer weather … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #162: Panzanella Salad

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By Ali Dostal, University of Minnesota Fairview Dietetic Intern As the weather starts to warm (finally!) and we begin to shed our heavy winter boots and coats, our bodies start to crave fresh, light flavors from the fruits and vegetables … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #161: French White Bean and Cabbage Stew

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By Cheryl Ainslie-Waldman, Dietetic Intern with the University of Minnesota/The Emily Program Dietetic Internship   This is my absolute favorite recipe to make every year when the weather turns cold. It is super simple, and using a slow cooker helps … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #160: Vegan Coconut Bundt Cake

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By Cheryl Ainslie-Waldman, Dietetic Intern with the University of Minnesota/The Emily Program Dietetic Internship   I seldom use my Bundt cake pan, and I am always looking for the perfect excuse to make a cake, so baking a vegan Bundt … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #159: Western Taco Salad

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By Brittany Francis, University of Minnesota/The Emily Program Dietetic Intern      This is a recipe that my mother makes for me every single time I go home for a visit. It is feel-good home cooking to me, that always … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #158: Salmon and Asparagus Barley Stew

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By Libby Pike, VA Medical Center Dietetic Intern   Spring is finally coming! With our long, brutal winter finally coming to an end, I ecstatically welcome the fresh flavors of spring. As the days get longer, and the temperature rises, … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #157: Chicken Rogan Josh

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 By Asei Tendle, Food Services Director at Open Arms One of the things that makes Open Arms so special amongst the many organizations that deliver meals to those in need is the breadth of our menus and the talent in … Continue reading

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March is National Nutrition Month at Open Arms

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Calling all Volunteers and Clients – Show us your artsy side! All month in March Open Arms is celebrating National Nutrition Month with a drawing contest that could win you fame and glory (if you desire) – and a box … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #156: Kale Salad with Apples and Almonds

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By Aimee Tritt, Dietetic Intern, University of Minnesota & The Emily Program October is the time of year when gardeners race against Mother Nature to use up or preserve the rest of the year’s harvest. I’ve grown Lacinato kale for the … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #155: Baguette French Toast

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By Gwen Hill, Open Arms Registered Dietitian Our clients get all sorts of goodies in their bags each week, including our house-made baguettes. These little guys are good for many things, including breakfast. Warm your syrup and enjoy this baguette … Continue reading

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