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

Broiled Caramelized Vegetable Medley with Rosemary

A post or two ago I detailed how caramelized shallots and mushrooms are the flavor bomb you need to add to your repertoire.

This is a similar idea. Broiled cauliflower, potatoes. mushrooms and red onion.

You haven't really eaten cauliflower until you've eaten it caramelized. It transforms into a completely different taste experience. It becomes nutty, earthy, sweet and a little bit meaty.

In a large bowl coat the potatoes and cauliflower in olive oil, rosemary, salt and black pepper.

Turn onto a large baking sheet lubed with cooking spray.

You can use the same bowl to toss your mushrooms, onions and garlic in oil, salt and black pepper.

Turn them onto a separate, equally lubed, baking sheet.

Broil the potatoes and cauliflower on high until nicely browned. Broil on the second rack from the top of the oven. Check after 15 minutes. Turn the pieces and the pan to get even browning.

Broil the mushroom mixture the same way. Keep a close eye on it. Everything will brown pretty quickly.

Add both mixtures back to the original bowl. Stir to combine.