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
Holiday Food Gifts (Episode #210H)
KQED 9: Sun, Dec 21, 2014 -- 1:30 PM
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.
15-Minute Sautes (Episode #406H)
KQED Life: Thu, Dec 18, 2014 -- 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.
Just 5 Ingredients (Episode #405H)
KQED Life: Wed, Dec 17, 2014 -- 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.
One Pot Asian Meals with Ming Tsai (Episode #216H)
KQED Life: Mon, Dec 15, 2014 -- 12:30 PM
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.
Vegan with Adam Sobel (Episode #404H)
KQED Life: Thu, Dec 11, 2014 -- 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!
Picnics and Tailgates (Episode #403H)
KQED Life: Wed, Dec 10, 2014 -- 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.
Vegged Out (Episode #215H)
KQED Life: Mon, Dec 8, 2014 -- 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?
Hot Day, Cool Kitchen (Episode #402H)
KQED Life: Thu, Dec 4, 2014 -- 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!
Mexican Cocina (Episode #401H)
KQED Life: Wed, Dec 3, 2014 -- 12:30 PM
A salute to the big spicy flavors of the Southwest with three winning recipes: first, Sara's Duck Tacos and then Spicy Mushroom Enchiladas. Finally, Sara makes a special trip to Charlotte, NC to cook with viewer Susie Trevisinno and to create one of her recipes, Dessert Fruit Tamales.
Mi Famiglia: Italian Family Style with Giuseppe Fanelli (Episode #214H)
KQED Life: Mon, Dec 1, 2014 -- 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!