News & Events

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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 #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

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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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Join Chef Zachary at the IDS Center Farmers Market

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Thanks to our friends at the IDS Center Farmers Market for their support!

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Family Volunteer Opportunity: Summer Bag Decorating

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Looking for ways to introduce your kids to helping others? This summer we’re hosting family volunteering opportunities, where you can brighten our clients’ days by decorating the brown bags we use to deliver food to our clients. Enjoy milk, cookies and … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #219: Roasted Pineapple and Jicama Salsa

by Brian Dugan, Dietetic Intern [Minneapolis VA Health Care System] We all love guacamole, but I challenge you to expand your tortilla chip/taco-topping repertoire this year! This recipe is perfect to enjoy all summer long. My roasted pineapple and jicama salad … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #218: Fiesta Wild Rice Salad – Gluten Free & Vegetarian

by Sarah Berkowitz, Dietetic Intern [University of Minnesota – The Emily Program] Summer is short in Minnesota, so the last thing most people want to do is spend a lot of time indoors cooking. Entrée salads are a great option … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #217: Grilled Marinated Steak Kabobs

by Sara Torrence, Dietetic Intern [The University of MN – The Emily Program] The sun’s out and your favorite team is ready to take the field. But you can’t cheer them to victory on an empty stomach! Whether you’re engaged … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #216: Fruit Pizza

by Leah Hetterick, Dietetic Intern [Sodexo] Desserts with fruit are my favorite. This delicious recipe can be made any time of the year – at a barbecue in the summer or an excuse to fire up the warm oven in the winter! … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #215: Creamy Asparagus Soup

by Brian Dugan, Dietetic Intern [Minneapolis VA Health Care System] No food signifies spring more to me than fresh green asparagus. When I first see it at the farmer’s market, I have visions of grilling it or chopping it up … Continue reading

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You’re invited: Toast! A Volunteer Celebration

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Volunteers, thank you for your time and commitment to Open Arms. You make it possible for us to serve our clients and we’d like to celebrate all that you do for us. Let us cook for you and raise a … Continue reading

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