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Sarah Mandel

Sarah Mandel

Lifetime cooperator, food and fiction writer, gardener, committed to walking with beauty.

Stir-Fry: Simple and Sensational

Stir-Fry: Simple and Sensational

My initial wok cooking was a little too exciting; a cast iron skillet became my stir-fry ally...

Section: Cooking | Food + Lifestyle

Tropical Rice Pudding

Tropical Rice Pudding

While not quite as delectable as a trip to the tropics, this tropical pudding is sure to delight. ...

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Butternut Squash Soup with Sun Dried Tomatoes

Butternut Squash Soup with Sun Dried Tomatoes

Sun-dried tomatoes warm up this butternut squash soup with a taste of summer....

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A Taste of Summer in the Off Season: Sun-dried Tomatoes

A Taste of Summer in the Off Season: Sun-dried Tomatoes

Sun-dried tomatoes. It’s warming just to think how the same bright summer heat that ripened the fruit can still broadcast its warmth in the off season...

Section: Cooking | Food + Lifestyle

Tasty Apple Pie

Tasty Apple Pie

No need to sacrifice flavor in this delicious dairy-free apple pie. A whole wheat crust and unpeeled apples gives this pie a nutritional boost (and makes preparation even easier!)...

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Sweet Potato Upside Down Pie

Sweet Potato Upside Down Pie

This tasty sweet potato pie has less added sugar and fat than traditional versions, without sacrificing flavor. It's easy to make and is a perfect holiday dessert...

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Persimmons: How I Fell in Love with Fuyus

Persimmons: How I Fell in Love with Fuyus

The carrot colored flesh was crisp at first, a yielding crunch which then gave way to a marvelous sweetness, almost butterscotch. It went down easy and left you ready for more...

Section: Food Wise | Fresh from the Source

Growing Green Onions (Without a Garden)

Growing Green Onions (Without a Garden)

Sure, you say. I’d like to have a garden, but I don't have a yard, I only have a window ledge, and my thumb is anything but green. How can I grow vegetables? ...

Section: Fresh from the Source | Growing Your Own Food