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

Pickle Soup

Salty, tangy, hot and sweet. This one hits every note. Everything is slowly simmered to create a deep broth that binds all the other components together in harmony.

1 can chick peas/brine
1/2 a medium yellow onion, diced
3 stalks celery, diced
1 poblano, diced
1 jalapeno, minced
1 serrano, minced
6 cloves garlic, minced

2 cups water
2 tbls pickle brine
1/2 cup white wine
1/4 cup brandy
2 tbls olive oil
1 tbl sriracha
1 tbl hot sauce
1 tbl spicy mustard
1 lime, zest and juice

several handfuls fresh parsley leaves
2 tsps paprika
1 tsp celery seed
2 tbls nutritional yeast flakes

Add it all to a pot, except the fresh parsley. Bring it to a boil and then keep it on a slow simmer for 30 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in parsley. Rest 5 minutes.