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Family Choice (#508H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Sara has two kids of her own, so she's always found ways to please finicky palates with food adults love too. Take her easy weeknight mini meatloaves baked in a muffin tin that kids love to make themselves. We have two kids helping Sarah in the kitchen to prove it. There's also Odd Lots mac and cheese, a homemade dish using leftovers from the fridge. Sara tops that off with a cool and refreshing creamsicle drink for dessert. Speaking of cheese, we also visit a Benedictine nun who is the world's foremost expert on raw cheeses.

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  • KQED Life: Fri, Feb 5, 2016 -- 12:30pm

Cook Once, Eat Twice (#308H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Sara's easy strategy for quick meals is to cook once, eat twice. Spicy Roast Pork is a simple and delicious meal any night, but a visit with her brother to a Vietnamese food joint inspires Sara to turn that pork into delectable pork Banh Mi Sandwiches later in the week. Sauteed Duck Breasts one night become delicious Peking Duck Wraps the next. Magic!

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  • KQED 9: Sun, Feb 7, 2016 -- 3:00pm Remind me

Middle Eastern Mashup (#420H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

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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  • KQED Life: Mon, Feb 8, 2016 -- 12:30pm Remind me
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Locavore In Napa with Joey Altman (#211H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

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.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Feb 9, 2016 -- 12:30pm Remind me

Dinner at 8 (#418H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

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.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Feb 10, 2016 -- 12:30pm Remind me

Pantry Raid (#309H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

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.

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  • KQED Life: Thu, Feb 11, 2016 -- 12:30pm Remind me

Fancy Pasta (#509H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Plain old pasta it's not, but it's just as simple to make as your weeknight favorites. That's the story with Sara's spicy greens ravioli, sophisticated enough for your next dinner party and easy to make. Then guest David Pasternack of New York's Esca and Eataly shows his flair with fish with a rock shrimp fettuccine. And, in Ask Sara, Sara answers viewer questions about pizza dough and ricotta cheese.

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  • KQED Life: Fri, Feb 12, 2016 -- 12:30pm Remind me

Sustainable Surf (#501H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Sara is passionate about seafood, but also about eating it responsibly, without depleting the vast culinary gift the ocean offers. That's also the mission of our guest, Top Chef winner Hung Huynh. Huynh brings a favorite seafood dish with a nod to his native Vietnam - grilled shrimp and lettuce wraps, and then to pull out the stops it's his roasted branzino - a culinary experience for fish lovers!

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Feb 15, 2016 -- 12:30pm Remind me
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Gone Fishin' with David Pasternack (#212H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

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.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Feb 16, 2016 -- 12:30pm Remind me

The Bird Is The Word (#419H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

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.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Feb 17, 2016 -- 12:30pm Remind me

Turkish Home Cooking (#310H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

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.

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  • KQED Life: Thu, Feb 18, 2016 -- 12:30pm Remind me

Shellfish Asian Style (#510H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Bivalves are the name of the game today when Sara makes a flavorful mussels and bok choy dish with a side of tea pilaf. And it's down to Chinatown with Chef Dale Talde to get the ingredients for a unique oyster and bacon pad thai. Speaking of oysters, we'll discover how they are harvested when we take to the sea with an oysterman.

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  • KQED Life: Fri, Feb 19, 2016 -- 12:30pm Remind me

Fan Fare (#502H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Tailgating is even more enjoyable with a fun, substantial and easy to make sandwich, along with portable salads and desserts. Sara's kielbasa sandwiches with kim chi and cheddar is a crazy mash up of cultures, but it works deliciously. She takes them to a rowing regatta to eat with friends and cheer on the team. Then, Sara's chorizo chicken wings are perfect for a game day meal, especially with her version of egg cream. And, in Ask Sara, we've got simple tips for packing a picnic!

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Feb 22, 2016 -- 12:30pm Remind me
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Sunday Comfort Meals (#213H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

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.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Feb 23, 2016 -- 12:30pm Remind me

Mexican Cocina (#401H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

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.

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  • KQED Life: Thu, Feb 25, 2016 -- 12:30pm Remind me

Sunday Supper (#511H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

There has to be one day to kick back and enjoy cooking and that's Sunday. Sara has satisfying meals for a family gathering, like a hearty roast duck with a side of duck fat popovers. Then a British favorite deviled bones. In Ask Sara she answers viewer questions about that Sunday favorite mashed potatoes.

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  • KQED Life: Fri, Feb 26, 2016 -- 12:30pm Remind me

Mid-East Meets West (#503H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Sara's guest Einat Admony of New York's Balaboosta has legions of fans for her Israeli/Mediterranean cuisine, and she's bringing it to our kitchen with a traditional sinaya - a Middle Eastern shepherd's pie. We'll discover more about Einat's fascinating background, including a stint in the Israeli Army. Also on the menu, one of Sara's favorites - falafel salad.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Feb 29, 2016 -- 12:30pm Remind me
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Mi Famiglia: Italian Family Style with Giuseppe Fanelli (#214H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

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!

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Mar 1, 2016 -- 12:30pm Remind me

Hot Day, Cool Kitchen (#402H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

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!

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  • KQED Life: Thu, Mar 3, 2016 -- 12:30pm Remind me

Upside Down Day (#512H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

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.

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  • KQED Life: Fri, Mar 4, 2016 -- 12:30pm Remind me

Sam's Simple Saute (#504H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Sara's son Sam stops by to cook a fast favorite based on a simple technique - sauteed lemon chicken with capers. Also on the menu, one of Sam's favorites, buttermilk fried pork chops. We'll also stop by Wholesome Wave, a unique initiative to connect farmers with fresh food to people in underserved communities.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Mar 7, 2016 -- 12:30pm Remind me
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Vegged Out (#215H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

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?

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Mar 8, 2016 -- 12:30pm Remind me

Picnics and Tailgates (#403H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

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.

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  • KQED Life: Thu, Mar 10, 2016 -- 12:30pm Remind me

Build A Better Burge (#513H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

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.

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  • KQED Life: Fri, Mar 11, 2016 -- 12:30pm Remind me

Trip to Spain (#505H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

What's not to like about Spanish food? Ham, chorizo, great seafood, tapas - Sara has some great recipes like pork with spanish olives and fideo, a paella like dish that uses noodles instead of rice. Delicious! Sara also visits a specialty maker of chorizo, the spicy sausage beloved throughout the Spanish-speaking world.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Mar 14, 2016 -- 12:30pm Remind me
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One Pot Asian Meals with Ming Tsai (#216H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

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.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Mar 15, 2016 -- 12:30pm Remind me

Vegan with Adam Sobel (#404H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

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!

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  • KQED Life: Thu, Mar 17, 2016 -- 12:30pm Remind me

Farm to Table (#514H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

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.

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  • KQED Life: Fri, Mar 18, 2016 -- 12:30pm Remind me

Take Out Chinese at Home (#506H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Are you a fan of takeout? Then this is your episode! Sara will demonstrate how to make traditional Chinese takeout dishes at home faster than driving to pick them up. First, stir-fry queen Grace Young shows us how to season a wok, and then cooks up her fast and easy Chinese Burmese chicken. Then, Sara makes homemade baby egg rolls with soy dipping sauce. Her goal? Have it on the table before her two staff members can pick up the same dish at a Chinese restaurant. Its beat the clock - Sara style.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Mar 21, 2016 -- 12:30pm Remind me

Carnivores Unite! (#217H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

We get it: most of America runs on beef, pork and chicken. So today, Sara's got meat and lots of it. Sara marries the juicy burger marries with Korean barbecue for her special Korean Burgers. She'll even show you how to grind your own meat, no special tools needed. Hey "porkitarians," Buttermilk-Fried Pork Chops have two great things going for them - they're super juicy on the inside, extra crispy on the outside. And you'll love Sara's Polenta Lasagna - with crispy polenta cakes in place of traditional noodles, it's even easier and much quicker to make.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Mar 22, 2016 -- 12:30pm Remind me

Just 5 Ingredients (#405H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

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.

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  • KQED Life: Thu, Mar 24, 2016 -- 12:30pm Remind me
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Chicken Comfort (#515H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

When it comes to comfort food, chicken is the number one ingredient. In fact, it's the star of Jean Anderson's fried chicken. Put away your fryer because this chicken is baked! Then, Sara comes through with a cozy winter chicken chili to warm your bones.

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  • KQED Life: Fri, Mar 25, 2016 -- 12:30pm Remind me

Meatless Mondays (#507H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Were you bad over the weekend? Get back on track as you clean out and veg out with the hottest vegetarian chef around Amanda Cohen. Sara will answer viewer questions about mushrooms and vegetable storage on Ask Sara, and she cooks her own vegetarian dish, mu shu vegetables.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Mar 28, 2016 -- 12:30pm Remind me

Appetizers for Dinner (#218H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

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.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Mar 29, 2016 -- 12:30pm Remind me

15-Minute Sautes (#406H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

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.

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  • KQED Life: Thu, Mar 31, 2016 -- 12:30pm Remind me
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    • Tues 12/15: KQET DT25 signal restored

      (DT25.1, 25.2, 25.3) The new part arrived this morning, was successfully installed, and our DT25 Over The Air signal restored apx 12:30pm. Due to the outage, some OTA viewers may need to do a rescan to re-acquire the DT25 signal. Paid provider services should have restored their signal by now as well. Thanks for your […]

    • Sun 12/13: KQET DT25 Over the Air signal down

      (DT25.1, 25.2, 25.3) UPDATE Mon 12/14 4:50pm: Unfortunately, we are unable to repair our fried equipment, and will need to order/find a replacement. At this point, we do know the signal will definitely not return tonight, and do not yet have an estimated time re: when it will be back. Thanks for your patience and […]

    • Wed 11/10: KQEH Over The Air planned short outages

      (DT54-1 through 54-5) Wednesday 11/10, 11am The DT54 Over the Air signal will need to switch from main to auxiliary levels late Wednesday morning for the safety of the crew working on another station’s equipment on the tower, then back to the main antenna mid-afternoon when work is completed. The change should be for a […]

To view previous issues and how they were resolved, go to our TV Technical Issues page.

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KQED Life

KQED Life

Channel 54.3
XFINITY 189
Wave 157

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KQED World

Channel 9.3
XFINITY 190
Wave 156

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V-Me

Channel 54.5 & 25.3
XFINITY 191 & 621
Wave 154

24-hour national Spanish-language network

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Channel 54.4
XFINITY 192
Wave 155

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