Sara's Weeknight Meals
This series features simple but delicious recipes, beautiful photography, and most of all, the warm and engaging presence of America's favorite cooking teacher, chef Sara Moulton. The Daytime Emmy and James Beard-nominated series spotlights Sara's knack for putting flavorful, healthy, home-cooked meals on the table with minimal fuss. It contains Sara's practical tips, strategies and short cuts - from using five ingredients for cookouts and learning an easy technique for sauteeing to making enjoyable sandwiches and eating more nutritiously with salads.
A Trip to Brazil W/Leticia Moreinos Schwartz (#307H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
The flavors of Brazil come alive as Brazilian chef Leticia Moreinos Schwartz takes Sara to some of her favorite bodegas and Brazilian neighborhoods in Connecticut. They return to prepare traditional Salt Cod with Bacon, Onions, Eggs and Potatoes plus Chicken, Shrimp, Peanut and Cashew Stew.
- KQED Life: Wed, Aug 31, 2016 -- 12:30pm
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.
- KQED Life: Thu, Sep 1, 2016 -- 12:30pm
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!
Holiday Food Gifts (#210H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
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.
- KQED Life: Mon, Sep 5, 2016 -- 12:30pm Remind me
Slow Cooker Meals with Michele Scicolone (#411H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
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.
- KQED Life: Tue, Sep 6, 2016 -- 12:30pm Remind me
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!
- KQED Life: Wed, Sep 7, 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.
- KQED Life: Thu, Sep 8, 2016 -- 12:30pm Remind me
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?
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.
- KQED 9: Sun, Sep 11, 2016 -- 3:00pm Remind me
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.
- KQED Life: Mon, Sep 12, 2016 -- 12:30pm Remind me
Budget Stretchers (#412H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Spending less doesn't mean less flavor or less healthy. Sara shows tricks for using inexpensive ingredients in big ways for inexpensive, but delicious meals like a Greens and Potato Pie and tasty Italian Onion Soup with a poached egg floating on the top.
- KQED Life: Tue, Sep 13, 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.
- KQED Life: Wed, Sep 14, 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.
- KQED Life: Thu, Sep 15, 2016 -- 12:30pm Remind me
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.
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.
- KQED 9: Sun, Sep 18, 2016 -- 3:00pm Remind me
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.
- KQED Life: Mon, Sep 19, 2016 -- 12:30pm Remind me
Meal in a Pan (#413H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
What's faster and easier than cooking a meal in one pan? Sara shares this secret for weeknight success with two flavorful recipes: A beautiful Yellow Squash Soup, and a fast but elegant Pearl Couscous with Shellfish.
- KQED Life: Tue, Sep 20, 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.
- KQED Life: Wed, Sep 21, 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.
- KQED Life: Thu, Sep 22, 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.
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!
- KQED 9: Sun, Sep 25, 2016 -- 3:00pm Remind me
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.
- KQED Life: Mon, Sep 26, 2016 -- 12:30pm Remind me
Italian with Joey Campanaro (#414H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Chef Joey Campanaro has such a cult following in New York City that it's impossible to get seats in his restaurant, the Little Owl. Lucky for us, he's showing us how to make those prized dishes at home. First - easy Salad Dressing Chicken with Escarole and Bean Salad. Then Grilled Scallion Dijon Lamb Chops with Parmesan Watercress and Pickled Onion.
- KQED Life: Tue, Sep 27, 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.
- KQED Life: Wed, Sep 28, 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.
- KQED Life: Thu, Sep 29, 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.
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!
- KQED 9: Sun, Oct 2, 2016 -- 3:00pm Remind me
Mom's Day Off (#415H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Give Mom a break for a day with Sara's easy but elegant recipes, with step-by-step instructions even cooking novices (like Dad and the kids) can master in a snap. She's got a delicious Cheese Sandwich Souffle and then Mini Meatloaves, cooked individually in muffin tins.
- KQED Life: Tue, Oct 4, 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!
- KQED Life: Wed, Oct 5, 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.
- KQED Life: Thu, Oct 6, 2016 -- 12:30pm Remind me
Latin All-Stars with Maricel Presilla (#219H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
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!
- KQED Life: Fri, Oct 7, 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.
- KQED 9: Sun, Oct 9, 2016 -- 3:00pm Remind me
Savory Dinner Pie (#416H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Dinner is in the pan with Sara's Dinner Pies: savory meat and vegetables enclosed in a hearty crust. We've got BLT Pie, a twist on the popular sandwich, plus use Sara's easy Pizza Dough recipe or store-bought dough for a belly-filling Broccoli Calzone.
- KQED Life: Tue, Oct 11, 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.
- KQED Life: Wed, Oct 12, 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.
- KQED Life: Thu, Oct 13, 2016 -- 12:30pm Remind me
Dinner for Two (#220H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
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.
- KQED Life: Fri, Oct 14, 2016 -- 12:30pm Remind me
Stir Fry with Grace Young (#417H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
The Chinese have mastered the quick weeknight meal with stir fry, and the master of stir fry is Chef Grace Young. She's got two favorite recipes: Chinese-Burmese Chili Chicken and Peppery Vegetarian Rice. Both are fast, easy and delicious.
- KQED Life: Tue, Oct 18, 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!
- KQED Life: Wed, Oct 19, 2016 -- 12:30pm Remind me
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.
- KQED Life: Thu, Oct 20, 2016 -- 12:30pm Remind me
Winter Comfort Food (#301H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
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.
- KQED Life: Fri, Oct 21, 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.
- KQED Life: Tue, Oct 25, 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.
- KQED Life: Wed, Oct 26, 2016 -- 12:30pm Remind me
Louisiana Style (#516H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
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.
- KQED Life: Thu, Oct 27, 2016 -- 12:30pm Remind me
Burgers and Fries (#302H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
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.
- KQED Life: Fri, Oct 28, 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.
- KQED 9: Sun, Oct 30, 2016 -- 3:00pm Remind me