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

Veggie Burger Madness

Yesterday I ate my very first lightlife original veggie burger. Today I ate the other one from the package. This time I went all out. I toasted a thomas' bagel in the pan first. Then I seared the veggie burger. Then I added a borden cheese single slice to it and let that melt. Topped the whole thing with some pickle slices.

Of course, now my very vegan burger was no longer vegan, but it was still very much vegetarian and still had no trace of eggs anywhere to be found. I would like to be vegan someday, but don't feel quite ready yet. But even as a vegetarian I still won't eat eggs. Not unless I'm certain they're cruelty free. So that excludes all eggs in premade foods since their is no way of knowing where they've come from. So the lightlife burgers and most of their products are superior in my mind because 90% of them are egg free. Most vegetarian mass market products seem to contain eggs. Which really irks me. It just seems wrong. I'm glad someone is making a stronger effort.

Anyway, wow! It was really good yesterday all plain like. It was phenomenal in its intended burger format. This is the sort of food you can use to convince meat-eaters to changed teams.