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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 #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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Open Arms Delivers 4 Millionth Meal

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Posted 1.28.2015 Today we celebrate an enormous milestone for Open Arms: the delivery of our 4 millionth meal! We are blown away by the dedication, time, and energy behind that number. 4 million meals translates to approximately… It’s incredible to … Continue reading

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A letter from Executive Director Leah Hébert

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Posted 1.27.2015 Dear friends, After more than a decade with Open Arms, Deputy Director Jennifer Van Wyk is leaving her role as a staff member. We are pleased to announce that she will stay in the Open Arms family as a … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #198: Honey and Lime Chicken Taquitos

by Leah Hetterick, Dietetic Intern [Sodexo] Whenever I’m invited to a football watching party, I rely on this crowd-pleasing recipe. While most people bring dishes full of fat, sodium, and refined grains, I love to offer this healthier alternative. And these flavorful … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #197: Breakfast Oats

by Pilar Chilet, Dietetic Intern [University of Minnesota Medical Center – Fairview] The best way to start your day with energy is to start it with breakfast! I like to make this recipe for breakfast oats on the weekends, when there is … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #196: Turkey Shepherd’s Pie

by Ambria Pfarr, Dietetic Intern [University of Minnesota – The Emily Program] To cope with the wintery months ahead, many Minnesotans prepare their favorite “hot dish.” A longtime favorite in my home is Shepherd’s Pie. This tasty classic passed down from my grandma brings … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #195: Warm Winter Salad

by Kristen O’Brien, Dietetic Intern [University of Minnesota – The Emily Program] When you think of salad, what is the first thing you think of? Lettuce? Tomatoes? Dressing? Salads can seem a bit boring, but they can be easily made exciting if … Continue reading

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