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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 #226: Stuffed Peppers

Stuffed Bell Peppers

by Adrianne Kenny, Dietetic Intern [The University of Minnesota –The Emily Program] When I was younger, my aunt Judy made the best stuffed peppers with her most special ingredient: TLC (tender loving care). To this day, when I eat stuffed peppers, … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #225: Chicken Salad with Apples, Grapes, & Walnuts

by Ryan Weiler, Dietetic Intern [University of Minnesota Medical Center-Fairview] I love making chicken salad, especially during the summer months. The key to a good chicken salad is a nice crunch to compliment the tender chicken, and something sweet to … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #224: Grilled Salsa

Grilled Salsa

by Tim Baebenroth, VA Medical Center Dietetic Intern Fruits and vegetables are good raw. But when summer rolls around, grilling fruits and veggies makes them great! Whenever I buy a decent amount of tomatoes, I like to make this salsa. Fleshy … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #223: Black Bean & Zucchini Quesadillas

Photo credit: Dana McMahon (via Flickr)

by Nicole Kirkvold, UMMC-Fairview Dietetic Intern I always look forward to using fresh ingredients from the garden during the spring and summer. We always find ourselves with an incredible surplus of zucchini, so my family came up with this delicious … Continue reading

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Shop for a Cause for Open Arms

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Need to do some back-to-school shopping? On Saturday, August 29, Macy’s will host its 10th annual Shop For A Cause benefiting charities nationwide, and Open Arms is thrilled to participate! Purchase a $5 savings pass at our reception desk to … Continue reading

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Teen Night in the Open Arms Kitchen

Teen Night

We’re hosting our first-ever teen night for ages 13 and up who want to get into the Open Arms kitchen! Grab a friend and join us from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m on Wednesday, August 26 for a special shift designed … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #222: Panzanella Salad

This week’s recipe comes from Chef Zachary, who demonstrated this rustic Italian bread and tomato salad at the IDS Center Farmers Market. It’s a great way to toss together farmers market goodies into a savory meal. Panzanella Salad (Serves 4) … Continue reading

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Harvest Festival at Open Farms

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Join us for a family-friendly event at our urban farm from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, August 22, a chance for the public to take a peek at our farm! Enjoy veggie tastings, games, crafts and snacks, and … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #221: Chicken Fiesta Soup

By Megan Cannon, Dietetic Intern [University of Minnesota Medical Center – Fairview] I love cilantro. When I was young I would sneak into my neighbor’s garden to pick it and eat it. I’m pretty sure he knew what I was doing the … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #220: Basil & Spinach Pesto

Basil & Spinach Pesto

By Tim Baebenroth, Dietetic Intern [VA Medical Center] One of the things that catches my eye every time I go to a farmers market is the fresh basil. Or maybe it catches my nose — the smell of basil is heavenly … Continue reading

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