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Sara's Weeknight Meals Previous Broadcasts

Five Ingredient Cookout (Episode #520H)

KQED Life: Fri, May 27, 2016 -- 12:30 PM

Five ingredients all cooked outside - what's not to love about Sara's scallop, basil and prosciutto kebabs? Since we're barbecuing, we decided to go to the master, Hill Country Barbecue's Elizabeth Karmel for her definitive Texas barbeque brisket. Sara cools it off with watermelon lemonade. We'll also visit with YouTube stars, the Barbeque Pit Boys, an international cooking club for men who love meat and heat.

Italian with Joey Campanaro (Episode #414H)

KQED Life: Thu, May 26, 2016 -- 12:30 PM

Chef Joey Campanaro has such a cult following in New York City that it's impossible to get seats in his restaurant, the Little Owl. Lucky for us, he's showing us how to make those prized dishes at home. First - easy Salad Dressing Chicken with Escarole and Bean Salad. Then Grilled Scallion Dijon Lamb Chops with Parmesan Watercress and Pickled Onion.

Build A Better Burge (Episode #513H)

KQED Life: Wed, May 25, 2016 -- 12:30 PM

It's everything you wanted to know about burgers, plus two delicious recipes. Sara's turkey spinach burger is a light but succulent version of the American standard, while her Spanish burger puts an international spin on an old favorite. We'll discover the best grind of meat for burgers from a venerable Philadelphia butcher, and while we're there Sara discovers the secret to great fries at Philly's Dandelion Restaurant.

Remembering Julia (Episode #306H)

KQED Life: Tue, May 24, 2016 -- 12:30 PM

Sara pays tribute to her mentor, Julia Child, by cooking favorite dishes from their years together on Julia Child and More Company and Good Morning America. With lots of never-before-seen photos and archival footage, Sara whips up her versions of Julia's French favorites such as Broccoli and Goat Cheese Souffleed Omelet, Fish Meuniere and Chicken Cassoulet.

Chicken Comfort (Episode #515H)

KQED Life: Mon, May 23, 2016 -- 12:30 PM

When it comes to comfort food, chicken is the number one ingredient. In fact, it's the star of Jean Anderson's fried chicken. Put away your fryer because this chicken is baked! Then, Sara comes through with a cozy winter chicken chili to warm your bones.

Meal in a Pan (Episode #413H)

KQED 9: Sun, May 22, 2016 -- 3:00 PM

What's faster and easier than cooking a meal in one pan? Sara shares this secret for weeknight success with two flavorful recipes: A beautiful Yellow Squash Soup, and a fast but elegant Pearl Couscous with Shellfish.

Significant Salad (Episode #519H)

KQED Life: Fri, May 20, 2016 -- 12:30 PM

If you've packed on the pounds lately, we have solution - salads that cut the calories without cutting the flavor, Sara's steak, mushroom and tomato salad, or scallop and grapefruit salad. We'll also visit the quintessential farmers market to shop for clean greens. It's like a spa in your own home!

Meal in a Pan (Episode #413H)

KQED Life: Thu, May 19, 2016 -- 12:30 PM

What's faster and easier than cooking a meal in one pan? Sara shares this secret for weeknight success with two flavorful recipes: A beautiful Yellow Squash Soup, and a fast but elegant Pearl Couscous with Shellfish.

Upside Down Day (Episode #512H)

KQED Life: Wed, May 18, 2016 -- 12:30 PM

Turn the day upside down by having breakfast for dinner. Savory waffles Benedict is perfect and perfectly filling as is Sara's take on the classic spaghetti with bacon, eggs and toasted bread crumbs! We'll also visit a smokehouse to see how bacon gets the flavor we all crave.

Asian Flavors with Dale Talde (Episode #305H)

KQED Life: Tue, May 17, 2016 -- 12:30 PM

Top Chef contestant and Asian-American restaurateur Dale Talde shows Sara his secret sources in Chinatown for pulled noodles and other ingredients, then they come back to Sara's home kitchen to cook up Pad Thai with Oysters and Bacon and his signature dish, Angry Chicken, spiced like kim chee and marinated in yogurt with lots of potatoes to soak up the sauce.

Farm to Table (Episode #514H)

KQED Life: Mon, May 16, 2016 -- 12:30 PM

It's Mardi Gras any time of the year with Sara's easy duck creole. And, because Louisiana's iconic cuisine is one of America's favorites, we journey to the bayou to catch some crawfish for a traditional boil with rice and plenty of spice.

Budget Stretchers (Episode #412H)

KQED 9: Sun, May 15, 2016 -- 3:00 PM

Spending less doesn't mean less flavor or less healthy. Sara shows tricks for using inexpensive ingredients in big ways for inexpensive, but delicious meals like a Greens and Potato Pie and tasty Italian Onion Soup with a poached egg floating on the top.

One Pan Wonder (Episode #518H)

KQED Life: Fri, May 13, 2016 -- 12:30 PM

Using just one pan for dinner makes both the cook and the dishwasher happy, plus it's so easy. We start with guest Ming Tsai and his coconut lemon chicken soup. Then on Ask Sara, tips for using the original pot, the wok. Finally, Sara helps a young bride with an easy one-pot meal - Greek shrimp, farro and greens.

Budget Stretchers (Episode #412H)

KQED Life: Thu, May 12, 2016 -- 12:30 PM

Spending less doesn't mean less flavor or less healthy. Sara shows tricks for using inexpensive ingredients in big ways for inexpensive, but delicious meals like a Greens and Potato Pie and tasty Italian Onion Soup with a poached egg floating on the top.

Sunday Supper (Episode #511H)

KQED Life: Wed, May 11, 2016 -- 12:30 PM

There has to be one day to kick back and enjoy cooking and that's Sunday. Sara has satisfying meals for a family gathering, like a hearty roast duck with a side of duck fat popovers. Then a British favorite deviled bones. In Ask Sara she answers viewer questions about that Sunday favorite mashed potatoes.

I'm Cheating On You (Episode #304H)

KQED Life: Tue, May 10, 2016 -- 12:30 PM

How does Sara get great food on the table every night with no effort at all? She cheats! Lucky for you. she'll reveal all her tricks and secrets in this episode. She'll show you fast Sticky Buns without the yeast, a way to bake risotto instead of stirring it with Baked Risotto with Red Wine, Sweet Potatoes and Duck Confit and cheaters Wonton Ravioli stuffed with spinach, ricotta and mozzarella.

Build A Better Burge (Episode #513H)

KQED Life: Mon, May 9, 2016 -- 12:30 PM

It's everything you wanted to know about burgers, plus two delicious recipes. Sara's turkey spinach burger is a light but succulent version of the American standard, while her Spanish burger puts an international spin on an old favorite. We'll discover the best grind of meat for burgers from a venerable Philadelphia butcher, and while we're there Sara discovers the secret to great fries at Philly's Dandelion Restaurant.

Slow Cooker Meals with Michele Scicolone (Episode #411H)

KQED 9: Sun, May 8, 2016 -- 3:00 PM

Michele Scicolone has elevated the humble slow cooker to an instrument of high art, and we've got two of her best recipes: Pork Ragu with Broken Lasagna and Meatball Tagine with Couscous.

Salad: It's Easy Being Green (Episode #206H)

KQED Life: Fri, May 6, 2016 -- 12:30 PM

Versatile, easy-to-make salads will please even the hungriest eater the way Sara does it, with enough protein to stick to your ribs and a huge supporting cast of vegetables. Think about Warm Steakhouse Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing - it's so rich and filling you'll forget it's a salad. Crunchy Falafel Salad with Creamy Garlic Dressing will give vegetarians something to shout about. Then there's Seared Scallops and Butter Lettuce Salad with Grapefruit Vinaigrette - elegant yet completely satisfying!

Slow Cooker Meals with Michele Scicolone (Episode #411H)

KQED Life: Thu, May 5, 2016 -- 12:30 PM

Michele Scicolone has elevated the humble slow cooker to an instrument of high art, and we've got two of her best recipes: Pork Ragu with Broken Lasagna and Meatball Tagine with Couscous.

Shellfish Asian Style (Episode #510H)

KQED Life: Wed, May 4, 2016 -- 12:30 PM

Bivalves are the name of the game today when Sara makes a flavorful mussels and bok choy dish with a side of tea pilaf. And it's down to Chinatown with Chef Dale Talde to get the ingredients for a unique oyster and bacon pad thai. Speaking of oysters, we'll discover how they are harvested when we take to the sea with an oysterman.

Italian, Philly Style with Marc Vetri (Episode #303H)

KQED Life: Tue, May 3, 2016 -- 12:30 PM

Sara and chef Marc Vetri plunge into Philadelphia's Italian Market to source the rustic ingredients his Philly eateries are known for. Back in Sara's kitchen, they make two weeknight friendly Italian dishes - Sal's Meatballs in Pizza Sauce and Spaghetti in Parchment with Clams and Scallions.

Upside Down Day (Episode #512H)

KQED Life: Mon, May 2, 2016 -- 12:30 PM

Turn the day upside down by having breakfast for dinner. Savory waffles Benedict is perfect and perfectly filling as is Sara's take on the classic spaghetti with bacon, eggs and toasted bread crumbs! We'll also visit a smokehouse to see how bacon gets the flavor we all crave.

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