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Happy World Food Day!

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WEEKLY RECIPE: Albondigas By Open Arms of Minnesota Chef Blake October 16th was World Food Day! We’re celebrating by sharing one of our favorite recipes that we offer on our Latino-inspired menu – Albondigas! Albondigas are a traditional Mexican-style meatball … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #347: Apple Butter

By Lexi Guttormson, 2018 University of Minnesota Dietetic Intern Have you ever returned from the apple orchard only to wonder how on earth you’ll ever use up all those apples? Try your hand at preparing some delicious apple butter for … Continue reading

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Granny Smiths, Galas and Fujis, oh my!

By Lexi Guttormson, 2018 University of Minnesota Dietetic Intern Do you ever wonder which of those apples at your local orchard would be perfect for your pie? What about applesauce? And which apples taste best right off the tree? With … Continue reading

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Happy Vegetarian Day!

Today is National Vegetarian Day! One easy way to eat vegetarian beyond this holiday is to celebrate Meatless Mondays—one day a week (or just four days a month or 52 days a year) to go meatless! There are both excellent … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #346: Wicked White Bean & Lentil Burgers

By Annie Clarkin, 2018 University of Minnesota -The Emily Program Dietetic Intern Wait! Before you disregard this burger because it doesn’t contain meat, let me share a quick tidbit. This recipe—modified from vegan cookbook Thug Kitchen—is my favorite veggie burger (and … Continue reading

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Five yummy ways to use apples this fall

Fall is officially here, which means the leaves are changing, the air is turning crisp and (our favorite) there are apples galore. We love apples here in Minnesota! In fact, the Honeycrisp apple is Minnesota’s state fruit. Plus, we’re lucky … Continue reading

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Staying safe with food

Did you know that September is National Food Safety Education Month? Food safety is important not only for large production kitchens like Open Arms, but for all kitchens, including yours! Keeping food safe from bacteria is an important part of … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #345: Grilled Lemon Pepper Tilapia & Squash Packs

By: Stephanie Grindeland, 2018 Diet Tech Intern – Normandale Community College When I was growing up, I lived in California. I had a beautiful vineyard in my backyard and regular access to fresh fruits and vegetables. One of my fondest … Continue reading

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Cholesterol Education Month

By Brianna Elliott, MS, RD, LD – OAM Nutrition Service Coordinator According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), 12.4% of adults aged 20 and over have high cholesterol. When blood cholesterol is elevated, you may develop fatty deposits in … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #344: Asian Quinoa Salad

By: Stephanie Grindeland, 2018 Dietetic Intern – Normandale Community College The after-work rush to prepare dinner can often seem like a hassle. This recipe for an Asian salad is quick and easy, and the only cooking involved is boiling water … Continue reading

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