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

Tomato Bisque Vegan Recipe

Thick, rich and creamy. Packed with protein and veg. Sooo much flavor thanks to all the fresh ingredients.

It simmers a while to coax out all the flavors from each of the components, but it's definitely worth the wait.

You will be generously rewarded with an incredibly decadent feast of flavors.

3 vine tomatoes, chunked
4 large white mushrooms, sliced
3/4 medium yellow onion, diced
1 red bell pepper, sliced
1 poblano pepper, deseeded, sliced
1 jalapeno pepper, deseeded, sliced
6 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
3 dried shishito peppers, broken, deseeded
2 chile de arbol, broken, deseeded
2 tbls olive oil
3 tsps salt
2 tsps dry rosemary
2 tsps black pepper
2 1/2 cups water

1 vine tomato, chunked
1/2 block silken firm tofu

2 tsps paprika
1 tbl hot sauce
1/4 cup nutritional yeast flakes
2 tbls vegan mayo
1 tbl ap flour

In a large sauce pot or stock pot bring the first set of ingredients to a boil and then lower to a simmer.

Add tofu and single tomato to a blender. When the liquid in the pot has begun to darken, about 20 minutes of simmering add 1/4 cup of it to the blender containing the tofu and tomato and puree until smooth.

Pour puree into your simmering pot.

Stir to combine. Simmer 5 more minutes. Add paprika, hot sauce, yeast. Continue simmering for 15 more minutes. Stirring occasionally.

Stir in mayo. Stir well to fully incorporate. Simmer 5 more minutes.

Whisk in flour. Simmer 5 more minutes.