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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 #208: Honey Recipe Roundup

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This week our chefs Rita and Sara will compete in the Dandelion Honey Pastry Chef Challenge, where pastry chefs from some of Minneapolis’ top kitchens will duke it out using only dandelion honey as their sweetener, all in support of the Healthy … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #207: Homemade Custard

by Pilar Chilet, Dietetic Intern [University of Minnesota Medical Center – Fairview] This simple, easy-to-follow recipe provides a dessert with sweetness plus protein. Every time I cook this recipe, family and friends are fascinated by this dessert! Homemade Custard (Serves: about 12) Ingredients: 4 … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #206: Lentil Shepherd’s Pie

by Kristen O’Brien, Dietetic Intern [University of Minnesota – The Emily Program] Shepherd’s pie was a classic meal in my house growing up, featuring simple ingredients: ground hamburger, corn, and instant potatoes. I enjoyed this basic recipe for many years and never thought I … Continue reading

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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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