sarah's weeknight meals

Between The Bread

A sandwich might be the ultimate weeknight meal — hearty, portable and easy enough for anyone to make. Sara's got two great ones: her picadillo sloppy Joe with the terrific counterpoint of prunes and green olives. Surprisingly, she shows how to grind your own meat. Roasted vegetable and fresh ricotta sandwiches are another winning combo and Sara even shows how to make the ricotta. She also visits a worth bakery for bread lovers —Hot Bread Kitchen. This non-profit food incubator helps struggling women get a leg up by teaching them baking skills so they may move on to jobs at other bakeries. They sample some of their delicious bread. Recipes: Picadillo sloppy Joes; Roasted vegetable and fresh ricotta sandwiches 4.

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Arkansas Eats

Sara travels to Arkansas to prepare deep fried rice puppies and catfish with a local farmer and his family. While she's there, Sara discovers some of the best-kept secrets about Arkansas' food, from a famous pie shop to a James Beard-winning barbecue joint that serves just one thing: pulled pork. Recipes: Arkansas catfish; Deep fried rice puppies.

  • 2018-12-18T02:00:00-08:00
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Winter Comfort Food

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.

  • 2018-12-25T02:30:00-08:00
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Fish Around The World

Good and good for you, fish is a staple in so many cuisines. Noted Indian chef Floyd Cardoz joins Sara to cook wild striped bass curry from his native Goa. Then Sara has a hearty one-pan dish of Greek shrimp, farro and greens. She then meets a Connecticut oyster farmer to discover the secrets of this popular delicacy. Recipes: Wild striped bass curry; Greek shrimp, farro and greens.

  • 2019-01-01T02:00:00-08:00
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Personal Pizza

Pizza started in Italy, but has become America's favorite food and today we have all kinds. Grilling expert Elizabeth Karmel joins Sara to make a blistered corn and asparagus pesto grilled pizza that is smoky and good. Sara has tips for rolling out pizza dough on Ask Sara. Then, it's a kid-centric meal of pasta pizza and veggies with peanut sesame sauce. Recipes: Blistered corn and asparagus pesto grilled pizza; Pasta pizza; Veggies with peanut sesame sauce.

  • 2019-01-08T02:00:00-08:00
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