Coconut Raspberry Agar

Each summer I try to showcase at least one vegan “jello”. This year’s Coconut Raspberry Agar, made with agar-agar a gelatin alternative, is the perfect summertime treat. Not only does it taste like a tropical vacation, but, since agar melts at much a higher temperature then traditional gelatin, it will survive the journey in the summer heat to your […]

Watermelon Basil Agar

Not all “jello molds” have to be made from gelatin and not all have to be super, sugary, sweet (although those are good too!). This uncommonly refreshing treat is made with watermelon, basil, and gelled with agar-agar, a vegan gelatin alternative. I don’t work with agar very often but I did devote an entire chapter it in […]

Vegan Vanilla Clementine Panna Cotta

I have had several inquires into vegan jello alternatives so I have been experimenting with Agar Agar, a flavorless, orderless, seaweed derived ‘gelatin’.  My mother gave me this tiny mold for Christmas and I thought it would be perfect for this recipe made with vanilla soy yogurt and clementine zest.  A creamy, delicate flavor that even an unrefined, carnivorous palate […]

Cranberry Almond Jello

Still inspired by the Dim Sum dessert I had in Chinatown, I purchased a variety of flavors of DoFu Delight, “a favorite Asian treat”, from a Chinatown market. For this jello I used the almond favored agar dessert and cranberry jello.    

Jello Press

The New York Times: March 3rd, 2010 The Splendid Table radio interview: June 5th, 2010 Oprah: May 3rd, 2012 Real Eats: January 27th, 2012 Woman’s World Magazine: June 25th, 2012 The Kitchn guest blogger article: April 27th, 2010 Time Out Chicago: March 20th, 2012 Cute Overload: December 25th, 2009 The New York Post: December 1st, 2009 […]