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

Easy Red Pepper Sauce

This sauce is so simple, but delivers immense flavor.

1 large 24 ounce jar roasted red peppers
3 cloves garlic
1 jalapeno
2 tsps celery seed
2 tbls olive oil
2 tsps salt
1 tsp black pepper
1 tbl sriracha

Puree all ingredients in a blender. Add back to original roasted pepper jar. Chill at least 2 hours.

It's a condiment. It's a sauce. It's a salad dressing. It's anything you need it to be! Quick and easy flavor with just a handful of ingredients.

Show with white rice and a mushroom and tomato chutney. This is also very easy and has a big payoff.

2 white mushrooms, diced
2 vine tomatoes, diced
1/4 sweet onion, diced
1 clove garlic, diced
1/2 cup spinach
1/4 cup white wine
2 tbls olive oil
2 tsps salt

In a 10 inch fry pan cook down tomatoes, mushrooms, onion and garlic in the oil and salt. About 5 minutes. Add wine and cook off wine for 3 minutes. Turn off heat. Stir in spinach to wilt.