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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 #205: Cucumber Salad with Miso Dressing

by Gwenda Hill, Open Arms Nutrition Specialist Earlier this month, we hosted a client cooking and nutrition class as a celebration of National Nutrition Month®. I began the class by introducing the principles of MyPlate to begin the class, and then … Continue reading

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You’re invited: Passport to Africa

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Come celebrate Open Arms International’s 15th year of partnering with organizations in South Africa to provide assistance to people living with HIV/AIDS. Enjoy food & wine pairings created by Chef Asei, plus live entertainment! Learn about our work in South … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #204: Sticky Rice Bowl with Caramelized Chicken and Vegetables

by Gwenda Hill, Open Arms Nutrition Specialist One of the best things about our beautiful building is that we are able to welcome people into our space for various events. As a celebration of National Nutrition Month®, we hosted a … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #203: Marinated Grilled Vegetables

by Jennifer Hager, Open Arms Volunteer and recent U of M Nutrition Graduate Welcome to week three of National Nutrition Month®! This week we’re bringing you a recipe full of healthy veggies. I enjoy recipes that work well on their own … Continue reading

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March is National Nutrition Month®: Let’s bite into a healthy lifestyle together!

by Gwenda Hill, Open Arms Nutrition Specialist Every March, we take time to return to the basics of healthy eating in celebration of National Nutrition Month®. We encourage people to focus on the best foods – whole grains, lean meats, low-fat milk, … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #202: Quinoa Vegetable Soup

by Gwenda Hill, Open Arms Nutrition Specialist This week kicks off our National Nutrition Month® Celebration! Every March, we shed additional light on the foods that nourish us. This year, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages everyone to “Bite … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #201: Jambalaya

by Nicole Kirkvold, Dietetic Intern [University of Minnesota Medical Center – Fairview] I have a soft spot for a particular canned soup: Campbell’s Chunky Jazzy Jambalaya. I love their take on jambalaya, with chicken, sausage, and enough Cajun seasoning to add a little kick! But … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #200: Macaroons

In celebration of our 200th recipe, here’s one of our most-requested recipes – coconut macaroons. These tasty little morsels have been a favorite of clients, volunteers, and staff for years. So enjoy some coconut-y love, from our kitchen to yours! Macaroons From the … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe: Valentine’s Day Round-Up

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In honor of Valentine’s Day this week, we’ve rounded up some of the most popular desserts featured on our recipe blog over the years. Have fun whipping up something sweet for your loved ones this week! Vegan Coconut Bundt Cake Chocolate Crackle … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #199: Bolognese

by Brooke Steigauf, Dietetic Intern [University of Minnesota Medical Center – Fairview] There are two types of winter in Minnesota. One is the first snow fall. White flakes dust the ground and children with red rosy cheeks play with delight. The holidays are near … Continue reading

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