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.
Pestopalooza (#517H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Summer means more of everything and if you have extra herbs, this is the show for you. We start with a traditional basil pesto, string bean and potato pasta from guest chef Giuseppe Fanelli. On Ask Sara, tips on growing your own windowsill herb garden and how to cook with herb. Sara also creates her phenomenal brown and wild rice with broccoli pesto.
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.
Italian, Philly Style with Marc Vetri (#303H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Sara and chef Marc Vetri plunge into Philadelphia's Italian Market to source the rustic ingredients his Philly eateries are known for. Back in Sara's kitchen, they make two weeknight friendly Italian dishes - Sal's Meatballs in Pizza Sauce and Spaghetti in Parchment with Clams and Scallions.
- KQED Life: Tue, May 3, 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: Wed, May 4, 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.
Salad: It's Easy Being Green (#206H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
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!
- KQED Life: Fri, May 6, 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.
I'm Cheating On You (#304H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
How does Sara get great food on the table every night with no effort at all? She cheats! Lucky for you. she'll reveal all her tricks and secrets in this episode. She'll show you fast Sticky Buns without the yeast, a way to bake risotto instead of stirring it with Baked Risotto with Red Wine, Sweet Potatoes and Duck Confit and cheaters Wonton Ravioli stuffed with spinach, ricotta and mozzarella.
- KQED Life: Tue, May 10, 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: Wed, May 11, 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.
One Pan Wonder (#518H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Using just one pan for dinner makes both the cook and the dishwasher happy, plus it's so easy. We start with guest Ming Tsai and his coconut lemon chicken soup. Then on Ask Sara, tips for using the original pot, the wok. Finally, Sara helps a young bride with an easy one-pot meal - Greek shrimp, farro and greens.
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.
Asian Flavors with Dale Talde (#305H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Top Chef contestant and Asian-American restaurateur Dale Talde shows Sara his secret sources in Chinatown for pulled noodles and other ingredients, then they come back to Sara's home kitchen to cook up Pad Thai with Oysters and Bacon and his signature dish, Angry Chicken, spiced like kim chee and marinated in yogurt with lots of potatoes to soak up the sauce.
- KQED Life: Tue, May 17, 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.
Significant Salad (#519H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
If you've packed on the pounds lately, we have solution - salads that cut the calories without cutting the flavor, Sara's steak, mushroom and tomato salad, or scallop and grapefruit salad. We'll also visit the quintessential farmers market to shop for clean greens. It's like a spa in your own home!
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.
Remembering Julia (#306H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Sara pays tribute to her mentor, Julia Child, by cooking favorite dishes from their years together on Julia Child and More Company and Good Morning America. With lots of never-before-seen photos and archival footage, Sara whips up her versions of Julia's French favorites such as Broccoli and Goat Cheese Souffleed Omelet, Fish Meuniere and Chicken Cassoulet.
- KQED Life: Tue, May 24, 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: Thu, May 26, 2016 -- 12:30pm Remind me
Five Ingredient Cookout (#520H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Five ingredients all cooked outside - what's not to love about Sara's scallop, basil and prosciutto kebabs? Since we're barbecuing, we decided to go to the master, Hill Country Barbecue's Elizabeth Karmel for her definitive Texas barbeque brisket. Sara cools it off with watermelon lemonade. We'll also visit with YouTube stars, the Barbeque Pit Boys, an international cooking club for men who love meat and heat.
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.
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: Tue, May 31, 2016 -- 12:30pm 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: Thu, Jun 2, 2016 -- 12:30pm Remind me
High 5 - 5 Ingredient Mains (#201H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
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!
- KQED Life: Fri, Jun 3, 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: Tue, Jun 7, 2016 -- 12:30pm 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: Thu, Jun 9, 2016 -- 12:30pm Remind me
Two for One (#202H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
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!
- KQED Life: Fri, Jun 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.
- KQED Life: Tue, Jun 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: Thu, Jun 16, 2016 -- 12:30pm Remind me
Girls at the Grill with Elizabeth Karmel (#203H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
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!
- KQED Life: Fri, Jun 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.
- KQED Life: Tue, Jun 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: Thu, Jun 23, 2016 -- 12:30pm Remind me
Breakfast for Dinner (#204H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
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!
- KQED Life: Fri, Jun 24, 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: Tue, Jun 28, 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.
- KQED Life: Thu, Jun 30, 2016 -- 12:30pm Remind me