Four 3/4-inch bone-in pork chops (about 2 1/4 pounds)
Lemon wedges, for serving (optional)
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Combine the panko, oil, Parmesan, Italian seasoning and 3/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper in a large resealable plastic bag. Put the pork chops in a large bowl and toss to coat with 1 tablespoon water. Place the pork chops in the bag and shake well to coat, pressing the breadcrumb mixture firmly into the meat.
Place the pork chops on a wire rack set on a baking sheet and top evenly with any breadcrumbs remaining in the bag. Bake until the breadcrumbs are dark golden and the internal temperature of the chops registers 165 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer (avoid touching bone), about 30 minutes. Serve immediately with lemon wedges, if using.
Cook jasmine rice according to package directions.
Meanwhile, heat a deep skillet or wok-shaped pan over high heat. Add oil and crushed red pepper, and let sizzle for 10 to 15 seconds. Add eggplant, and stir-fry for 2 to 3 minutes. Add onion, bell pepper and garlic, and stir-fry for 3 minutes more. Add vinegar and soy sauce. Sprinkle with sugar, and toss for 1 or 2 minutes longer.
Remove pan from heat, add basil leaves and toss to combine with eggplant. Serve over hot cooked rice.
Preheat the oven to 350°F; lightly grease an 8 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ loaf pan.
In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs, honey, oil, sugar, and vanilla until smooth.
Add the salt, baking soda, baking powder, espresso powder, cocoa, and flour, mixing until well combined.
Stir in the zucchini and chocolate chips.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
Bake the bread for 65 to 75 minutes, until the loaf tests done (a toothpick or cake tester inserted into the center will come out clean, save for perhaps a light smear of chocolate from the melted chips).
Remove the bread from the oven, and let it cool for 10 to 15 minutes before turning it out of the pan onto a rack.
Cool completely before slicing; store well-wrapped, at room temperature.
1 teaspoon ground Sichuan peppercorns or freshly ground black pepper
2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
3 tablespoons Chinese black bean garlic sauce
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 pound silken tofu, drained, cut into 1-inch pieces
Torn basil leaves and steamed white rice (for serving)
Heat oil in a small heavy pot over medium-high. Add ground pork and cook undisturbed until very well browned, about 5 minutes. Break pork up into small pieces and continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until browned all over, about 3 minutes longer. Add jalapeño, garlic, ginger, and 4 scallions and cook, stirring often, until softened and very fragrant, about 3 minutes. Add tomato paste and Sichuan peppercorns and cook, stirring constantly, until paste is slightly darkened in color, about 1 minute. Add broth and black bean garlic sauce and bring to a simmer. Mix cornstarch and 1 Tbsp. water in a small bowl to form a slurry, then stir into broth.
Return to a simmer and cook just until slightly thickened, about 1 minute. Add tofu, cover pot, and let simmer gently until tofu is heated through (do not stir or tofu will break apart).
Divide mapo dofu into bowls and top with basil and more chopped scallion. Serve with rice.
1/4 cup Baker’s Special Dry Milk or 1/3 cup nonfat dry milk granules
1 1/4 cups lukewarm water
3 tablespoons butter or vegetable oil
Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl or the bucket of a bread machine. Mix and knead by hand, electric mixer or bread machine until the dough is smooth and supple, adding additional liquid or all-purpose flour as needed.
Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl, cover, and let it rise for about 1 hour. (In a bread machine, allow the machine to complete its dough cycle.)
Turn the dough onto a lightly oiled work surface, and shape it into a 9″ log.
Place the loaf in a lightly greased 9″ x 5″ pan, cover the pan, and let the loaf rise about 40 to 60 minutes, or until it’s crowned about 1″ over the rim of the pan. Towards the end of the rising time, preheat the oven to 350°F.
Bake the bread for 30 to 40 minutes, or until it’s golden brown and its internal temperature registers 190°F on an instant-read thermometer.
Remove the bread from the oven, remove it from the pan, and allow it to cool on a rack.