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
Thanksgiving 101 (Episode #208H)
KQED Life: Mon, Oct 20, 2014 -- 12:30 PM
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!
Two for One (Episode #202H)
KQED Life: Thu, Oct 16, 2014 -- 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!
Indian Comfort Food with Floyd Cardoz (Episode #207H)
KQED Life: Mon, Oct 13, 2014 -- 12:30 PM
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!
High 5 - 5 Ingredient Mains (Episode #201H)
KQED Life: Thu, Oct 9, 2014 -- 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!
Salad: It's Easy Being Green (Episode #206H)
KQED Life: Mon, Oct 6, 2014 -- 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!
Cooking Ahead (Episode #409H)
KQED Life: Thu, Oct 2, 2014 -- 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.