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Sara's Weeknight Meals Previous Broadcasts

Significant Salad (Episode #519H)

KQED Life: Fri, Sep 22, 2017 -- 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!

Girlpower: Hot Young Female Chefs (Episode #608H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Sep 22, 2017 -- 7:30 AM

Sara is all about empowering women in the kitchen, whether it's at home or in a restaurant. In this show she visits two up and coming female chefs who are changing their worlds. First, Mashama Baily of Savannah's The Grey, a hot new restaurant in that city's former Greyhound Station. They cook together, and Mashama takes Sara on a cook's tour of Savannah.
Back in Sara's kitchen, Amanda Cohen of New York's Dirt Candy stops by to cook her zucchini and Pasta noodles with garlicky yogurt sauce. On the side, her Kentucky lemonade spiked with a good dose of bourbon and beet juice for color. Recipes: Zucchini and pasta noodles with garlicky yogurt sauce, Kentucky lemonade.

Jewish Holidays (Episode #610H)

KQED Life: Thu, Sep 21, 2017 -- 12:30 PM

Sara celebrates the Jewish holidays with two traditional dishes that are often tricky to prepare. She takes viewers through the process, step by step, starting with wine braised brisket. On the side, her husband's Aunt Rifka's recipe for matzo balls they call 'flying discs'. Next, Sara and her nephew visit Stone Barns, the farm and food incubator in Westchester, New York to get fresh winter vegetables for her root vegetable latkes, Sara's version of the traditional Hanukkah dish. Recipes: Braised brisket with flying disks, Root vegetable latkes.

One Pot Asian Meals with Ming Tsai (Episode #216H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Sep 21, 2017 -- 7:30 AM

Sara's old friend Ming Tsai shares his favorite one-pot meals with an Asian twist. His Lemongrass-Coconut Chicken Soup is a perfect showcase for a tutorial on cooking with lemongrass. Black Bean Scallops and Zucchini is cooked in a wok and delicious with Ming's signature 50-50 rice. His Ginger Orange Duck "Cassoulet" brings fresh Far Eastern flavors to a traditional French dish.

Burgers and Fries (Episode #302H)

KQED Life: Wed, Sep 20, 2017 -- 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.

Vegged Out (Episode #215H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Sep 20, 2017 -- 7:30 AM

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?

Just 5 Ingredients (Episode #405H)

KQED Life: Tue, Sep 19, 2017 -- 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.

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

KQED Plus: Tue, Sep 19, 2017 -- 7:30 AM

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!

Farm to Table (Episode #514H)

KQED Life: Mon, Sep 18, 2017 -- 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.

Sunday Comfort Meals (Episode #213H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Sep 18, 2017 -- 7:30 AM

Why rush? Sunday meals are all about comfort, familiar dishes made with love and eaten with family and friends. On top of the list is Roast Chicken Stuffed with Zucchini and Cheese to keep it moist and flavorful. Deviled Bones sounds gothic, but it's meaty, tender short ribs coated with a kick of mustard for heat. Odd Lots Mac and Cheese is a winner with the whole family, and the best part - any leftover cheese will do! And Sara's Creamsicle Dessert will bring back comforting memories of the ice cream truck in summer.

Best Loved Italian Recipes (Episode #702H)

KQED 9: Sun, Sep 17, 2017 -- 3:00 PM

Nothing is quicker and easier than a five-ingredient dish, and in Sara's hands, super flavorful. She takes everyone's favorite tailgating food, buffalo chicken, and turns it into a spicy rice dish - same flavors, but now a complete and healthy meal. Grilling enthusiasts will love her scallop, basil and prosciutto kabob with five ingredients packed with good taste. And, do you know what has two ingredients? Mayonnaise. Sara shows a viewer how to make it on "Ask Sara".

Holiday Food Gifts (Episode #210H)

KQED Plus: Sun, Sep 17, 2017 -- 7:30 AM

A thoughtful gift you make yourself speaks volumes, and food is the present everyone loves! Sara releases your creative spirit by teaching how to make Homemade Marshmallows with a Hot Chocolate Mix. For the wine enthusiast, her Homemade Cheese Crackers pair beautifully with some cheese and wine. Peppermint Bark looks very expensive but couldn't be easier to make. As an added bonus, we'll have creative packaging ideas that will make your gifts everyone's favorites.

One Pan Wonder (Episode #518H)

KQED Life: Fri, Sep 15, 2017 -- 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.

Soul of the South (Episode #607H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Sep 15, 2017 -- 7:30 AM

Sara travels to Charleston, South Carolina to learn the secrets to the legendary fried chicken of Martha Lou Gadsden of Martha Lou's Kitchen. Then she travels to Boone Plantation to learn how African American cooks have shaped Southern cooking since the days of slavery. Back in Sara's kitchen, she makes her version of a Southern classic, red beans and rice soup. Recipes: Martha Lou's southern fried chicken, Red beans and rice soup.

Best of Summer (Episode #609H)

KQED Life: Thu, Sep 14, 2017 -- 12:30 PM

There is nothing like the height of summer for delicious produce, simply prepared. Sara's friends stop by to celebrate the season starting with Top Chef winner Hung Huynh. His grilled shrimp in lettuce wraps is delicious, portable and light in calories. Then Sara's buddy Giuseppe Fanelli makes a gorgeous lamb dish dressed with fresh heirloom tomatoes - agnello scottadito. And on Ask Sara, she answers a viewer's question about avocados. Recipes: Grilled shrimp in lettuce wraps, Agnello scottadito with heirloom tomatoes.

Gone Fishin' with David Pasternack (Episode #212H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Sep 14, 2017 -- 7:30 AM

Seafood expert David Pasternack, from New York's fish temple Esca, shows why he loves food with fins with three favorite recipes from his arsenal: Fettuccine with Rock Shrimp, Corn and Jalapeno; Grilled Mahi Mahi with Panella and Chickpeas and Salt-Baked Pesce per Due with Braised Greens. Cooking fish this way makes it easy and accessible.

Winter Comfort Food (Episode #301H)

KQED Life: Wed, Sep 13, 2017 -- 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.

Locavore In Napa with Joey Altman (Episode #211H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Sep 13, 2017 -- 7:30 AM

Sara travels to a beautiful vineyard in Napa, California to cook farm fresh meals locally sourced with Bay Area chef Joey Altman. They whip up Grilled Salmon, Arugula & Grilled Corn Salad and Sweet Pea & Avocado Crostini. With Grilled Duck Breast, Honey-Roasted Carrots, Farro-Herb Salad and Cider Jus, the best of the farm is on the plate.

Vegan with Adam Sobel (Episode #404H)

KQED Life: Tue, Sep 12, 2017 -- 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!

Holiday Food Gifts (Episode #210H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Sep 12, 2017 -- 7:30 AM

A thoughtful gift you make yourself speaks volumes, and food is the present everyone loves! Sara releases your creative spirit by teaching how to make Homemade Marshmallows with a Hot Chocolate Mix. For the wine enthusiast, her Homemade Cheese Crackers pair beautifully with some cheese and wine. Peppermint Bark looks very expensive but couldn't be easier to make. As an added bonus, we'll have creative packaging ideas that will make your gifts everyone's favorites.

Build A Better Burge (Episode #513H)

KQED Life: Mon, Sep 11, 2017 -- 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.

Soups On! (Episode #209H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Sep 11, 2017 -- 7:30 AM

Hearty soups are meals in themselves, and Sara's are both substantial and easy to make. There's a cool Seafood Gazpacho, loaded with juicy shrimp and crab with a little kick of heat. Nothing warms the belly more than the New Orleans-inspired Red Beans and Rice Soup with smoky ham. And for some winter sunshine, you can't beat Sunny Squash Soup, as yellow as the sun with a crispy fried zucchini garnish. Soup - it's a tasty bowl of comfort!

Soul of the South (Episode #701H)

KQED 9: Sun, Sep 10, 2017 -- 3:00 PM

Sara travels to Charleston, South Carolina to learn the secrets to the legendary fried chicken of Martha Lou Gadsden of Martha Lou's Kitchen; then, a hidden history of Southern cooking and ingredients developed by African American cooks. Back in Sara's kitchen, she makes her version of a Southern classic, red beans and rice soup.

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

KQED Plus: Sun, Sep 10, 2017 -- 7:30 AM

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!

Pestopalooza (Episode #517H)

KQED Life: Fri, Sep 8, 2017 -- 12:30 PM

Summer means more of everything and if you have extra herbs, this is the show for you. We start with a traditional basil pesto, string bean and potato pasta from guest chef Giuseppe Fanelli. On Ask Sara, tips on growing your own windowsill herb garden and how to cook with herb. Sara also creates her phenomenal brown and wild rice with broccoli pesto.

Between The Bread (Episode #606H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Sep 8, 2017 -- 7:30 AM

A sandwich might be the ultimate weeknight meal - hearty, portable and easy enough for anyone to make. Sara's got two great ones: her picadillo sloppy Joe with the terrific counterpoint of prunes and green olives. Surprisingly, she shows how to grind your own meat. Roasted vegetable and fresh ricotta sandwiches are another winning combo and Sara even shows how to make the ricotta. She also visits a worth bakery for bread lovers - Hot Bread Kitchen. This non-profit food incubator helps struggling women get a leg up by teaching them baking skills so they may move on to jobs at other bakeries. They sample some of their delicious bread. Recipes: Picadillo sloppy Joes, Roasted vegetable and fresh ricotta sandwiches.

Girlpower: Hot Young Female Chefs (Episode #608H)

KQED Life: Thu, Sep 7, 2017 -- 12:30 PM

Sara is all about empowering women in the kitchen, whether it's at home or in a restaurant. In this show she visits two up and coming female chefs who are changing their worlds. First, Mashama Baily of Savannah's The Grey, a hot new restaurant in that city's former Greyhound Station. They cook together, and Mashama takes Sara on a cook's tour of Savannah.
Back in Sara's kitchen, Amanda Cohen of New York's Dirt Candy stops by to cook her zucchini and Pasta noodles with garlicky yogurt sauce. On the side, her Kentucky lemonade spiked with a good dose of bourbon and beet juice for color. Recipes: Zucchini and pasta noodles with garlicky yogurt sauce, Kentucky lemonade.

Thanksgiving 101 (Episode #208H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Sep 7, 2017 -- 7:30 AM

Every Thanksgiving, America tunes in to hear Sara Moulton answer their turkey questions live, and now her public television viewers will get her infallible guidance. She covers the essentials of how to buy, defrost, brine, roast and time the bird in Top 10 Thanksgiving Mistakes and How to Avoid Them. Your Thanksgiving dilemmas are solved with Sara's One-Size-Fits-All Stuffing (you pick the mix-ins!); how to prep delicious wine-infused Gravy in Advance and how to keep and re-heat tasty Mashed Potatoes. Sara is your one-stop shop for Thanksgiving advice!

Dinner for Two (Episode #220H)

KQED Life: Wed, Sep 6, 2017 -- 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.

Indian Comfort Food with Floyd Cardoz (Episode #207H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Sep 6, 2017 -- 7:30 AM

Newly crowned "Top Chef Masters" winner Floyd Cardoz joins Sara to cook the food he grew up with in India. First up is Wild Striped Bass Curry swimming in coconut and mild spices. Chicken Pilaf is simple but satisfying with a gingery yogurt sauce. Beef Kebabs are super easy, with the heat of chilies, ginger and cumin to kick start your taste buds!

Picnics and Tailgates (Episode #403H)

KQED Life: Tue, Sep 5, 2017 -- 12:30 PM

Food just tastes better outside, especially at sporting events, outdoor concerts and holiday celebrations. Sara's got some great choices - Homemade Beer Bread with Pulled Chicken Barbecue and Refrigerator Pickles. Then a cool, sweet and salty Two Melon Salad with Feta and Prosciutto, served with Cold Pea Soup with Shrimp and Carrot Garnish. Sara even shows you how to pack it all for an outdoor feast.

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

KQED Plus: Tue, Sep 5, 2017 -- 7:30 AM

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!

Upside Down Day (Episode #512H)

KQED Life: Mon, Sep 4, 2017 -- 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.

Sandwich Night (Episode #205H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Sep 4, 2017 -- 7:30 AM

Who doesn't love a sandwich? Sara's are hearty and juicy and a snap to prepare and serve. Make your own easy Beer Bread, then stuff it with super easy cheaters like Pulled Chicken Barbecue and Pickled Cucumbers you make yourself. Fried Catfish BLTs bulk up the traditional sandwich with some crunchy fish filets and tricked-up basil mayonnaise. Then amaze your family by making your own ricotta cheese, the star of Roasted Vegetable and Fresh Ricotta Sandwiches.

High 5 - 5 Ingredient Mains (Episode #201H)

KQED 9: Sun, Sep 3, 2017 -- 3:00 PM

The fewer the ingredients, the faster dinner gets to the table - that's why Sara's rustled up some delicious recipes featuring only 5 ingredients, and boy are they good! Try the Roasted Salmon with Hot Mustard Cracker Topping - crunchy on the outside and oh so tender on the inside. Buffalo Rice mixes the best tastes of Buffalo chicken wings - hot sauce, blue cheese, celery, crispy chicken - in a quick and flavorful rice bowl. Sauteed Duck Breasts have an Apricot Szechuan Peppercorn Sauce that's packed with sweet and spicy flavors. And nothing could be simpler than Peppery Broccoli Pasta with Feta Cheese - a satisfying, meat-free alternative. Less is more!

Louisiana Style (Episode #516H)

KQED Life: Fri, Sep 1, 2017 -- 12:30 PM

Farm fresh food is a mantra for Sara and so many chefs. That's why her tea rubbed duck salad with Roquefort and pear dressing hits every note. Then, Sara is off to California's Napa Valley to visit chef Joey Altman, a three time James Beard award winner. They visit a winery and gather ingredients at a local farm for an al fresco meal of salmon and corn salad with pea pesto crostini.

Super Bowls of Soup (Super Bowl Stunt) (Episode #605H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Sep 1, 2017 -- 7:30 AM

The big game and a cold night are both perfect times to enjoy a heart bowl of soup, like Sara's take on traditional New England chowder, her smoky fish chowder, made even more delicious with bacon. On Ask Sara, she shows ways to pack for a tailgate, including safely transporting hot soups. Then she joins Brazilian chef Leticia Moreinos Schwartz on a shopping trip to a Brazilian market before they make Leticia's chicken, shrimp, peanut and cashew stew. Soups on! Recipes: Smoky fish chowder, Chicken shrimp, peanut and cashew stew.

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