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

Sweet and Spicy Bean Salad

I've discovered it's often how little cooking you do that makes for the tastiest result. I'm all for classic technique and traditional approaches. These are the foundation of a true culinary mind.

Still, I've learned over the years, that as with all things, so too in food, less can definitely be more. This is especially true when you're doing vegetarian, plant-based or vegan.

I've produced some of my most profound flavors by keeping it simple. There is no substitue for clean flavors with minimal processing.

1 red bell pepper, diced
1/2 yellow onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 inch ginger, minced or grated
1 can red beans, rinsed
1 can black beans, rinsed
1 jalapeno, minced
2 tbls olive oil
1 tbl apple cider vinegar
2 tsps hot sauce
2 1/2 tsps salt
2 tsps black pepper
2 tsps dry oregano


Don't be afraid to use ginger with other flavors outside of the asian spectrum. It's more versatile than you think. Oregano is also more than just an italian spice. Its earthy herbiness works in many applications.