Paul’s Story: “Project Open Hand opened my eyes”

Diagnosed with HIV in the late 1980s, Paul considers himself lucky to be a long-time survivor and is thankful he has had access to resources like Project Open Hand. “I felt like I always had an angel on my shoulder,” … Continue reading

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From Our Kitchen to Yours: Red Curry Chicken Recipe

by Chef Nikki Gilmore Red Curry Chicken is a favorite dish of many Project Open Hand clients.  Our recipe contains fresh ginger, which can be used to relieve nausea and upset stomach. Used as medicine in cultures all over the world … Continue reading

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7 Ways to Get Your Veggies on a Budget

By Kristi Friesen, Registered Dietitian at Project Open Hand Although purchasing fresh veggies can often be expensive, there are a few savvy ways to help you get more bang for your buck. Here are 7 ways you can make the most … Continue reading

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“Hara Hachi Bu” for Good Health

By Kristi Friesen, Project Open Hand Registered Dietitian Hara Hachi Bu translates to “eat until you are 80% full,” and is a conscious way to practice calorie control.  Another way to think about it is to eat until you are … Continue reading

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Is a Tomato a Fruit or a Veggie?

By Kristi Friesen, Registered Dietitian at Project Open Hand Have you ever been asked if a tomato is a fruit or a vegetable? Do you know how to tell the difference? A fruit is the part of a plant that … Continue reading

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Wellness Elixir Recipe

Try this tasty, spiced beverage – an original recipe from Maggie Gori, Communications Chair for our Young Professionals Council. This is a delicious drink using flavorful spices that are currently being researched for their anti-cancer and antioxidant properties. Almond milk … Continue reading

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Recipe: Sicilian Couscous

Check out a healthy favorite from Jen Wieman, president of our Young Professionals Council. This Sicilian Couscous recipe was adapted from Quick-Fix Vegetarian: Healthy Home-Cooked Meals in 30 Minutes or Less by Robin Robertson Makes 3-4 servings Ingredients 2 tablespoons … Continue reading

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Support Project Open Hand at Goodshop.com

  Support Project Open Hand just by shopping! Goodshop.com is an online shopping site that’s partnered with thousands of stores – like Target, Amazon, Urban Outfitters, Pottery Barn, Apple – and donates to a cause of your choice when you … Continue reading

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From Our Kitchen to Yours: Cod with Roasted Bell Pepper Sauce Recipe

By Nikki Gilmore, Project Open Hand Sous Chef On February 27, our clients enjoyed Cod with Roasted Bell Pepper Sauce.  We’re delighted to share the recipe for this healthy, flavorful dish that you can make at home. I recommend serving this … Continue reading

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Tackling Health Disparities in the East Bay

When a recent study revealed that women of color in Oakland are 40% more likely to die of breast cancer than their Caucasian counterparts, we knew we needed to act. This disparity is largely due to lack of access to … Continue reading

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