Arugula Watermelon Salad

Arugula Watermelon Salad

This arugula watermelon salad is a special one. Quite literally. It's a summer special at my favorite restaurant, Antico Posto. It's on the menu for a total of three weeks, and you bet I'm there every week when it is. But this year I feel like we all need something special, and we need it to last more than three weeks, so I recreated my favorite salad just for you. It's just fresh, simple ingredients that create a flavor palette like no other.

Homemade Pita Bread

Homemade Pita Bread

Warm puffy circles of bread, steaming as you dip them in hummus. Man, that's gold. You'd be surprised at how easy is it to make pita bread in your own home, without a massive wood burning oven. The best part, the dough is just 4 ingredients, and water happened to be one of them. I used to make these all the time when I was in Germany, and I admit I don't make them as often here in Chicago because you can find ready made ones. But I made these yesterday and was reminded at how rewarding it is to make bread of any kind at home, so here it is, my super simple, absolute favorite recipe. Pita Bread... 

Veggie Breakfast Sandwich

Veggie Breakfast Sandwich

Most breakfast sandwiches are greasy, dense and full of bacon or sausage. These Veggie Breakfast Sandwiches are light and full of flavor. I love making these just for myself, or when I have friends over for breakfast/brunch. My trick is to use fresh brioche burger buns. They add such a nice sweet flavor to the savory spinach and eggs. These are simple, as breakfast sandwiches should be. No one wants to get up in the morning and work hard to get breakfast on the table.