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

Garbanzo Salsa

Salsa is usually shelved as a condiment, but in my mind it's a main dish star. Add some beans and rice and give it a front page headline.

1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
1 cubamelle pepper, diced
1 poblano, diced
1 jalapeno, minced
1 harberno, minced
1 can garbanzoes, rinsed
1 tbls apple cider vinegar
2 tbls olive oil
1 tbl hot sauce

2 tsps salt
1 tsp onoin powder
2 tsps oregano
1 tsp black pepper

There's no cooking. You're just chopping and stirring. Boatloads of flavor with minimal effort.