Bread Protein Balls Recipe

I love a good bread. It's absolutely one of my favorite things. Bread can deliver amazing flavor when done correctly. It can also provide exciting texture and plenty of protein.

The more you knead bread, the more gluten you create. Those already familiar with seitan know that wheat gluten is total protein.

When you add nutritional yeast, flax or other nuts/seeds,  now you have a bread that is also a complete protein.

In the interest of doing things a little differently, I decided to do little bread balls because I figured they would offer a unique textural experience to other forms of bread. I also figured they'd make a nice little snack size bite. They're easier to shape than a flat bread, can bake in the oven, and take much less time to cook than rolls or loaves. They're great for dipping into hummus too.

As you can see, they're very cute as well.

Bread Balls Dough Recipe
2 1/2 cups all purpose unbleached flour
3 tbls nutritional yeast
2 tbls ground flax seed

Vegetarian Eggs Cruelty

What really frustrates me is that so many vegetarian products contain eggs. I know that eggs are technically vegetarian. However, from a cruelty free standpoint, they are anything but.

You're better off eating tuna (which must be wild caught). or wild caught salmon or scallops or mussels which have no brain at all.

Eggs on the other hand we know come from chickens. Chickens which are quite often crammed into disgusting living environments and maltreated all the days of their short miserable lives.

One can certainly avoid buying eggs. Easy enough. But a cruelty conscience consumer often looks for eggs in pre-made products. Baked goods. Cookies. Cakes. Even pasta. If one doesn't buy eggs, one doesn't want to buy foods that contains them either. It can be frustrating as so many vegetarian foods just throw eggs in as if no harm is done.

If a company is going to market to the vegetarian demographic they must consider our buying points in the process. Clear labelling for eggs and milk. Because many of us are vegan. More products which are egg free. Many vegetarians are strongly opposed to eating eggs. Eggs are one of the cruelest 'vegetarian' food choices out there today. Yet most vegetarian meat products I inspect contain eggs, egg whites or the like.

I'm not a business major or anything like that, but if you wish to sell to a distinct group you must first understand that group. and clearly the majority of major manufacturers producing vegetarian products do not understand their consumers.

While eggs are technically vegetarian... nothing has been killed, they are a far cry from what most vegetarians consider to be cruelty free eats.