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

Mango Salsa

A little bit of heat and a little bit of sweet. This simple little condiment really wakes up salads, sandwiches and rice. A little bit packs a big punch of flavor.

I don't usually choose fruits to work with in my dishes, but recently I've begun to explore the savory applications of sweet fruits. I've discovered that it's a dynamic taste combination that has a lot of satisfying and exciting flavor sensations to offer.

Go fruit!

Salsa
1 large mango, diced
1 cup red onion, diced
1/2 cup colorful bell pepper, diced
1 jalapeno, minced
3 cloves garlic, sliced thin

Dressing
1/4 cup hot sauce
2 tsps spicy mustard
1 tbl olive oil
1/2 cup fresh cilantro
2 tsps salt
2 tsps dry basil
1 tsp black pepper

Whisk together dressing components. Add salsa components. Toss to coat. Refrigerate several hours before serving.