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Ellie's Real Good Food Previous Broadcasts

Carbo-diem (Episode #103H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Dec 31, 2018 -- 8:00 AM

Carbophobia has run rampant, leaving countless unhappy people in its wake... the carbophobes and the people who love them. Inez's extreme approach to carbs has left her not only feeling tired, but stressed from making separate meals for herself and her family. Ellie helps Inez bring balance to her home, by dispelling misinformation about carbs and sharing healthy recipes she can enjoy with her family. Recipes: Whole grain penne with chicken; Mushrooms and spinach, basil pesto with spaghetti squash. 3 Ingredient Recipe: Quinoa pilaf.

Office Food Overhaul (Episode #106H)

KQED Plus: Sun, Dec 30, 2018 -- 6:00 AM

Ellie visits a busy office where stress has led to junk food snacking and fast-food lunching. Armed with photos of sugary office treats submitted by one office employee to solicit her help, Ellie shares tasty alternatives to fight back. Recipes: Herbed farro salad with chicken, walnuts, feta and spinach; Asian chicken wrap; Buffalo chicken salad.

Say Yes to Chocolate (Episode #102H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Dec 24, 2018 -- 8:00 AM

The key to having chocolate in your life in a manageable way is to go for quality over quantity. In this episode, Ellie visits the Chocolate Expo and demonstrates how to incorporate the joys of chocolate into everyday menus, clarifying how to take advantage of its health benefits. Recipes: Fig & ginger truffles; Double-chocolate waffles a la mode; Mocha java smoothie. 3 Ingredient Recipe: Basic hot chocolate with mix-ins: vanilla extract, ginger, mint extract, chili, cinnamon, chocolate shavings.

No Brainer Breakfasts (Episode #105H)

KQED Plus: Sun, Dec 23, 2018 -- 6:00 AM

Ellie tackles the challenge we all face every day--what's for breakfast, especially in a busy household when everyone is out the door like a pool ball break. She helps out Mary, a mom and an elite athlete and coach, who literally hits the ground running each morning. Recipes: Make-ahead mini frittatas with leeks and asparagus; Morning glory baked oatmeal; Peanut butter and grapes wrap; Avocado toast with egg.

Busy Mom Seeks.....Help (Episode #101H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Dec 17, 2018 -- 8:00 AM

Ellie takes Beth - a mom, a full-time labor and delivery nurse, and a grad student -- under her wing. Ellie helps Beth rein in her take-out habit with three easy make-ahead recipes that stock her fridge with a week of tasty meals. Recipes: Blueberry-chia overnight oats; Turkey-stuffed pizza pockets; Cajun shrimp in foil. 3 Ingredient Recipe: Red wine salad dressing.

Cheese-Crazy Daddy (Episode #104H)

KQED Plus: Sun, Dec 16, 2018 -- 6:00 AM

We all love cheese - who doesn't? But there can be too much of a good thing. Ellie answers an SOS from a home where cheese has completely taken over the menu. Ellie, a self-proclaimed cheesehead herself, shows how to keep from going overboard with cheese and instead utilize its best assets - its great flavor and health benefits. Recipes: Skillet mac and cheese; Parmesan-crusted chicken breast ; Pan-steamed broccoli with lemon, garlic and parsley.

Keeping It Real (Episode #213H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Dec 10, 2018 -- 8:00 AM

Ellie demonstrates how to create great flavor and color with whole ingredients when you're cooking at home... and how to identify added colors, flavors and preservatives in prepared foods. Recipe: - Grilled chicken with cherry bourbon BBQ sauce - Yogurt ranch with kaleidoscope crudite - 3-Ingredient maple vinaigrette - Vanilla cupcakes with pink cream cheese frosting.

Carbo-diem (Episode #103H)

KQED Plus: Sun, Dec 9, 2018 -- 6:00 AM

Carbophobia has run rampant, leaving countless unhappy people in its wake... the carbophobes and the people who love them. Inez's extreme approach to carbs has left her not only feeling tired, but stressed from making separate meals for herself and her family. Ellie helps Inez bring balance to her home, by dispelling misinformation about carbs and sharing healthy recipes she can enjoy with her family. Recipes: Whole grain penne with chicken; Mushrooms and spinach, basil pesto with spaghetti squash. 3 Ingredient Recipe: Quinoa pilaf.

Desserts with Benefits (Episode #212H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Dec 3, 2018 -- 8:00 AM

Tired of snoring through your salad? Shake up the same-old same-old with some recipes that awaken all the senses. Recipe: - Spinach salad with roasted squash, roasted grapes and pumpkin seeds - Green salad with chicken and buttermilk dressing - Cauliflower tabbouleh - 3-Ingredient pickled red onions.

Say Yes to Chocolate (Episode #102H)

KQED Plus: Sun, Dec 2, 2018 -- 6:00 AM

The key to having chocolate in your life in a manageable way is to go for quality over quantity. In this episode, Ellie visits the Chocolate Expo and demonstrates how to incorporate the joys of chocolate into everyday menus, clarifying how to take advantage of its health benefits. Recipes: Fig & ginger truffles; Double-chocolate waffles a la mode; Mocha java smoothie. 3 Ingredient Recipe: Basic hot chocolate with mix-ins: vanilla extract, ginger, mint extract, chili, cinnamon, chocolate shavings.

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