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

Spicy Charred Cauliflower

Cauliflower has unique properties that make it ideal for certain applications. It browns well. It readily absorbs flavors. It retains great texture at high heat cooking.

This cauliflower dish works well as a snack. It's a delicious munchie. Pop 'em like chips or nuts. They're addictive.

A little bit sweet and a little bit spicy. The sugars in the beer and sriracha carmelize during the cooking  to create a nice brown crust on the versatile veg.

It's also really simple to make.

1 head cauliflower

1/4 cup olive oil
3/4 cup beer
2 tbls hot sauce
3 tbls sriracha
2 tsps dried dill
2 tsps ground garlic
1 tsp each salt and pepper

Cut cauliflower into small pieces.

Whisk together the marinade ingredients.

Toss the cauliflower in the marinade to coat.

Arrange on a baking sheet in a single layer. Most of the marinade should have been sucked up by the cauliflower. Pour the remaining onto the tray with the cauliflower pieces.

Roast at 450 F for 30 minutes or until cauliflower is nicely charred. Turning halfway.