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Sara's Weeknight Meals Previous Broadcasts

Dinner for Two (Episode #220H)

KQED Life: Fri, Apr 17, 2015 -- 12:30 PM

Shopping and cooking for two has its own challenges, but Sara has tips and tricks to make these intimate dinners both easy and romantic. Chicken Saltimbocca with Artichoke Sauce is so elegant yet so easy - thin strips of chicken, sage and prosciutto enveloped in a creamy Marsala-based artichoke sauce. Eggs Baked in Red Wine is a cozy, classic French recipe, perfect for dinner by the fireplace. And end the meal with a Warm Chocolate Cheesecake that's simply seductive.

15-Minute Sautes (Episode #406H)

KQED Life: Thu, Apr 16, 2015 -- 12:30 PM

Sometimes the fastest route to dinner is to saute or quick fry a piece of meat or fish. Sara shows the proper technique and then some quick, mix-and-match ways to change it up. First, Pork Saute with a choice of two sauces, then Spicy Blackened Fish with a homemade Creole rub.

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

KQED Life: Wed, Apr 15, 2015 -- 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.

Vegged Out (Episode #215H)

KQED Life: Tue, Apr 14, 2015 -- 12:30 PM

Flavorful, rich, satisfying vegetarian food? It seems impossible, but when you try these heart veggie entrees, you won't even miss the meat. Sara's Rustic Potato and Green Bean Pie couldn't be more filling - and versatile too. There's nothing bland about Spicy Mushroom Enchiladas, cooled off with a blanket of sour cream and avocado. We're devoted to Mu Shoo Vegetables in Pancakes with crunchy cashews and creamy eggs. Sure, vegetarian food is good for you, but who knew it could taste so good too?

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

KQED Life: Mon, Apr 13, 2015 -- 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.

Latin All-Stars with Maricel Presilla (Episode #219H)

KQED Life: Fri, Apr 10, 2015 -- 12:30 PM

Famed Latin American chef and food historian Maricel Presilla shares her favorite dishes and cooking techniques with Sara. Her Zucchini Cuban-Style Cherry Tomato Sofrito with Almond Cacao Picada is vegetarian, but satisfying enough for die hard carnivores. A thick and hearty Mayan Turkey Stew has the unique taste of tomatillos and tortillas on the side. And Maricel's signature Braised Pork with Greens features the best of Latin American cooking!

Just 5 Ingredients (Episode #405H)

KQED Life: Thu, Apr 9, 2015 -- 12:30 PM

Less is more when you use just 5 ingredients: less time, less money but with Sara's easy recipes, much more flavor. Jean Anderson's Oven Fried Chicken will knock you out, and our Salmon with Wasabi Crust is just spicy enough. Finally, the elegant but easy Duck Confit with Braised Leeks and Sauerkraut.

Burgers and Fries (Episode #302H)

KQED Life: Wed, Apr 8, 2015 -- 12:30 PM

America's favorite food just gets better as Sara pursues the ultimate burger. First, a trip to the butcher for a lesson on the best grind of meat, which Sara uses in her Spanish Burgers. Sara takes a side trip to taste triple beef tallow cooked French fries at Philly's Dandelion Restaurant. Back at home, Sara makes her own version with simple Oven Baked Fries and a comfort food mash-up, Meatloaf Burgers.

Mi Famiglia: Italian Family Style with Giuseppe Fanelli (Episode #214H)

KQED Life: Tue, Apr 7, 2015 -- 12:30 PM

Guiseppe Fanelli is the chef of one of Sara's favorite Italian restaurants, Tre Dici, and today he shares home-style Italian recipes like Bruschetta al Tonno - a simple and delicious tuna bruschetta. His Agnello Scottadito with Heirloom Tomato Salad mixes tender lamb with the freshness of a homegrown tomato salad. And of course, there's pasta. This has Pesto, String Beans and Potatoes. Bellissimo!

Winter Comfort Food (Episode #301H)

KQED Life: Mon, Apr 6, 2015 -- 12:30 PM

Sara gets tons of winter veggies from a farm where her nephew works and learns how they are grown in the winter months. And she uses them for Root Vegetable Latkes paired with Smoked Fish Chowder - perfect for a cold and rainy day.

Savory Dinner Pie (Episode #416H)

KQED 9: Sun, Apr 5, 2015 -- 1:30 PM

Dinner is in the pan with Sara's Dinner Pies: savory meat and vegetables enclosed in a hearty crust. We've got BLT Pie, a twist on the popular sandwich, plus use Sara's easy Pizza Dough recipe or store-bought dough for a belly-filling Broccoli Calzone.

Appetizers for Dinner (Episode #218H)

KQED Life: Fri, Apr 3, 2015 -- 12:30 PM

It's Super Bowl time, and for the big game try appetizers - simple foods you can eat with your hands. Sara's got Chorizo Chicken Wings with a secret ingredient - guys will love 'em! Asian-Style Pork Sliders combine juicy pork with the cool crunch of fresh veggies. Beer Batter Shrimp is super crispy yet light and marries well with a zesty Asian dipping sauce. These simple foods deserve a classic drink, Old Fashioned Egg Creams, straight from the deli and into your home.

Vegan with Adam Sobel (Episode #404H)

KQED Life: Thu, Apr 2, 2015 -- 12:30 PM

Both Huffington Post and Buzzfeed named Chef Adam Sobel's Cinnamon Snail one of the Top 5 Food Trucks in America. He will reveal his secrets to Sara when he cooks Korean Barbecue Tofu Tacos as well as Ancho Chili Black Bean Potato Skins. Yum!

Middle Eastern Mashup (Episode #420H)

KQED Life: Wed, Apr 1, 2015 -- 12:30 PM

Lamb is the go-to meat of the Middle East and in this episode, Sara combines two favorite lamb dishes with recipes she learned on a recent trip to Turkey. She's got Lamb Chops with a Turkish Pear Salsa, plus Herbed Lamb and Feta Burgers. On top of that, an addictive Turkish Mushroom and Cheese Dip that's super fast and simple.

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