Sara's Weeknight Meals
Renowned chef, television personality, magazine editor and cookbook author Sara Moulton brings her signature warmth and informative style to public television. Sara and her celebrity-chef friends share their ideas for flavorful, healthy meals with minimal fuss in fast-paced and engaging episodes feature=ing quick, delicious and routine-breaking entrees designed to inspire and empower home cooks.
Sara's Weeknight Meals Previous Broadcasts
Middle Eastern Mashup (Episode #420H)
KQED 9: Sun, May 24, 2015 -- 1:30 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.
Just 5 Ingredients (Episode #405H)
KQED Life: Fri, May 22, 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.
Slow Cooker Meals with Michele Scicolone (Episode #411H)
KQED Life: Thu, May 21, 2015 -- 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.
Breakfast for Dinner (Episode #204H)
KQED Life: Wed, May 20, 2015 -- 12:30 PM
Turn the day upside down with easy egg-based meals like Indian Scrambled Eggs, infused with exotic flavors on a crispy platform of pappadam. How about a savory BLT and Egg Pie, a fun take on the lunchtime classic with an easy crust for the pastry impaired? And if you have lots of leftover vegetables, the French classic Souffled Omelet is a spectacular solution. When there's no time to cook, reach for the eggs!
Dinner for Two (Episode #220H)
KQED Life: Tue, May 19, 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.
Girls at the Grill with Elizabeth Karmel (Episode #203H)
KQED Life: Mon, May 18, 2015 -- 12:30 PM
Women of America, pick up your tongs, put on your aprons and man the grill! It's easy with Sara's buddy, grilling expert Elizabeth Karmel, to guide you! First is an easy Chicken Paillard with Greek Farmer's Salad and Tzatziki to get the basics down. Then, pizza! This one is a Blistered Corn and Asparagus Pesto Grilled Pizza. Finally, we'll go all out with Elizabeth's famous Texas Hill Country BBQ with a universally loved finger lickin' sauce. Tonight, boys drool...grill girls rule!
The Bird Is The Word (Episode #419H)
KQED 9: Sun, May 17, 2015 -- 1:30 PM
Who doesn't like chicken? In a salute to our favorite bird, Sara presents two of her most loved recipes: White Bean Chicken Chili and Angry Chicken, cooked with special guest, Top Chef's Dale Talde.
Vegan with Adam Sobel (Episode #404H)
KQED Life: Fri, May 15, 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!
Leftover Show (Episode #410H)
KQED Life: Thu, May 14, 2015 -- 12:30 PM
Embrace your leftovers with Sara's quick and clever recipes using last night's meal in an entirely new way. You'll love Tomato, Chicken and Tortilla Soup, and any kind of cooked pasta can star again in Sara's Brie, Bacon and Spaghetti Frittata.
Two for One (Episode #202H)
KQED Life: Wed, May 13, 2015 -- 12:30 PM
To truly save time in the kitchen, Sara's got a simple solution: cook once, eat two completely different meals. Her Grilled Lamb Chop with Steak Butter is fantastic on its own, but it makes a second meal special when the lamb is ground into Herbed Lamb and Feta Burgers. Peruvian Baked Chicken Thighs are going to be a hit with your family. Who knew they could be reincarnated so successfully into Chicken and Tomatillo Salsa Nachos? Genius!
Latin All-Stars with Maricel Presilla (Episode #219H)
KQED Life: Tue, May 12, 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!
High 5 - 5 Ingredient Mains (Episode #201H)
KQED Life: Mon, May 11, 2015 -- 12:30 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!
Dinner at 8 (Episode #418H)
KQED 9: Sun, May 10, 2015 -- 1:30 PM
Entertaining is easy with Sara's elegant but super simple recipes, even if your only guests are your immediate family on a weeknight. Try her Duck with Gingered Grape Sauce for an impressive entree, and, for food that's fun, you can't go wrong with the fabulously interactive Japanese Beef Fondue.
Picnics and Tailgates (Episode #403H)
KQED Life: Fri, May 8, 2015 -- 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.
Cooking Ahead (Episode #409H)
KQED Life: Thu, May 7, 2015 -- 12:30 PM
Sometimes the easiest way to get dinner on the table on a weeknight is to cook ahead on Sunday. Eat these hearty comfort meals on Sunday, then reheat or use them in tons of other ways during the week. Sara's got Braised Brisket with "Flying Discs" and Rice with Broccoli Rabe Pesto. Plus, she'll teach you everything you need to know about grains.
Turkish Home Cooking (Episode #310H)
KQED Life: Wed, May 6, 2015 -- 12:30 PM
Every country has its own weeknight food. Sara takes a special journey to Turkey to discover how home cooks in Turkey use its abundant natural resources to cook delicious everyday meals. We'll travel to remote farms to cook from the land - Kebabs, meatballs, pumpkin fritters and quince liquor. We'll visit vibrant, bustling open-air markets with Turkey's top chefs, and go to a home in Istanbul to cook traditional Turkish weeknight meals that are as easy to make in your kitchen as they are on the Bosphorus.
Appetizers for Dinner (Episode #218H)
KQED Life: Tue, May 5, 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.
Pantry Raid (Episode #309H)
KQED Life: Mon, May 4, 2015 -- 12:30 PM
Friends drop by at the last minute, but even on a weeknight, it's not a problem for Sara because she just pulls ingredients from the pantry. No need to go to the store with Linguine with White Bean, Sun-Dried Tomato and Olive Sauce, decadent Nacho Pie made healthier with home-made tortilla chips and surprisingly Savory Waffles topped with a Poached Egg in Hollandaise.
Hot Day, Cool Kitchen (Episode #402H)
KQED Life: Fri, May 1, 2015 -- 12:30 PM
Sometimes it's just too hot to turn on the oven. Sara's got the summertime solution with two easy heat free recipes. First, her friend chef Giuseppe Fanelli joins Sara with a terrific meal-sized Bruschetta al Tonno. Then, Sara whips up Asian Chicken Salad with Carrot Ginger Sauce. Cool off with Watermelon Screwdrivers, and life is good!